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Old 07-08-2019, 19:55   #31
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At least, I think that is correct but as my 15th birthday fell in early February I think that I left in Easter 1962.
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Old 07-08-2019, 20:49   #32
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That sounds right Taddy.

I left in July 1962...I did not turn 15 until June.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:18   #33
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I attended Woodnook Secondary School from 1954 until 1958. I remember most of the teachers mentioned in previous messages except Mrs. Croston.

When I was in the 1- 3 Class the Headmaster was Mr. Garnett, he was a real brutal Teacher/Headmaster. He was succeeded by Mr. Allen Whom we helped decorate his new home at Harwood Bar.
The Art teacher was Miss Atherton, the music teacher was Miss Tattersall (I think).
Mr. Gale had just started when I was in my last year, same as Mr. Allen.

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Old 09-08-2019, 12:39   #34
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Miss Croston was straight out of teacher training college(that would be 1960/61...I was in my third year and she was our form teacher)
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Miss Croston was straight out of teacher training college(that would be 1960/61...I was in my third year and she was our form teacher)
Two more teachers have come to mind, Mr Wade, who (I think),taught Geography and Mr (Norman), Booth who was our Wood Butchering Teacher. To give the man his due, he did teach me how to make a splended guitar. He also taught John Duckworth how to build a full size canoe, both couldn't have been an easy task whilst having to keep a class under control who mainly just wanted to lark about.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:01   #36
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Do you know Taddy, I was racking my brains to remember Mr Booths name....I could see his face and I knew his surname began with a B...but could I remember what it was??
No I could not.

I remember Mr Wade too.

I think he also taught science too....I recall him giving Roy Wallace a taste of the slipper for playing with the gas taps in the science room.

That said, the science taught to us is probably covered by Junior school children now...it was very basic.
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Do you know Taddy, I was racking my brains to remember Mr Booths name....I could see his face and I knew his surname began with a B...but could I remember what it was??
No I could not.

I remember Mr Wade too.

I think he also taught science too....I recall him giving Roy Wallace a taste of the slipper for playing with the gas taps in the science room.

That said, the science taught to us is probably covered by Junior school children now...it was very basic.
I cannot remember Mr Wade teaching science but then again I could and maybe very wrong, as for the slipper, that may have been the tool of correction for the girls but both Mr Wade and Mr Suthers used a six inch piece of Vee belting on the lads. (ouch).
But it did us no harm and I never did hold a grudge.
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I cannot remember Mr Wade teaching science but then again I could and maybe very wrong, as for the slipper, that may have been the tool of correction for the girls but both Mr Wade and Mr Suthers used a six inch piece of Vee belting on the lads. (ouch).
But it did us no harm and I never did hold a grudge.
Your's Taddy.
In fact I can remember Mr Wade asking the class for a name to christen his mode of punishment, when I said how about "Percy Wader", he was so taken by my answer, that he gave me a couple of house points,( at least I think thats what they called them).
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Yes it was his tool of correction....I cannot recall it being different for the girls...in fact, I can't remember any girl getting punished by him

I remember Mr Suthers giving out the cane(though I guess it could have been Vee belt).
I know he was a dead eye with a peice of chalk...or if he was really irritated with you....a wooden backed black board duster.
He scared tHe bejasus out of me...and I always though he looked a lot like King George(the queens father)...must have been the beard...parted in the middle.
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Yes they were house points and it was ten you needed to get on the Honours board...but you only needed four minuses to get on the dishonour list.

I think the awarding of minus house points was a way that Mr Allen tried to reduce the physical punishments so beloved by teachers of our era.
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Yes it was his tool of correction....I cannot recall it being different for the girls...in fact, I can't remember any girl getting punished by him

I remember Mr Suthers giving out the cane(though I guess it could have been Vee belt).
I know he was a dead eye with a peice of chalk...or if he was really irritated with you....a wooden backed black board duster.
He scared tHe bejasus out of me...and I always though he looked a lot like King George(the queens father)...must have been the beard...parted in the middle.
If only the snowflakes of today were tought the same way that we were, this country would not be as ankle deep in the bull manure as we are now.
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If only the snowflakes of today were tought the same way that we were, this country would not be as ankle deep in the bull manure as we are now.
And that, as the two Ronnies used to say; is "Goodnight from me and Goodnight from him".
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