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Did anyone go to the Central Technical School between 1952-55.

 

Can you remember the teachers and your other schoolmates.

 

Love to hear from anybody.

 

Happy Days!!

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1947 to 1950.

 

Wadge. Headmaster.

Dove. English.

Hunter. Woodwork and Technical Dwg.

Faulkner. Geography.

Stanton. (Major) Maths.

Gregory. Building Science.

?????? Scripture.

Cognoscenti. Italian. (Expert)

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Great Stuff Jerry

 

Do you remember any of these teachers?

 

Harry Parkin - Plumbing & Leadwork

Sam Pi-Ling - Woodwork

Sam Headley - Technical Drawing

Buckley - Brickwork

 

Happy Days!!

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How could I have forgotten Harry Parkin? He was one of the best. Most of my class wanted to be plumbers when they left school.

I am not sure about Buckley though. If he was the bricklaying teacher during my time I can remember him standing over me as I mixed a batch of lime mortar and I accidently dropped a shovel full on his shiny brown shoes.

By the way do you remember the name of the plastering teacher. Memories!

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As far as I know The plastering teacher left the school shortly before I arrived there in 1952.

 

A teacher called Bud Holinrake was teaching Brickwork studies but not plastering.

 

He was followed two years later by a Mr Buckley.

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I think you are correct, they must have been Holindrake's shoes then.

So many years ago.

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Do you remember the sport's period up at Whitely Woods?

 

I think the sport's teacher was called Mr Howe???

 

We supposedly went cross country running but more often than not in the Summer went for a swim in the Wire Mill Dam.

 

As far as I know we were the only runners who came back to the field wearing towel skirts.

 

Happy Days!!

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Yes I remember.

In my day if you couldn't play soccer or cricket, depending on the season, they would send us off cross country running. We used to call it cross country birds nesting.

I recall the dam but don't remember ever swimming in it. Maybe you guys were a little more adventurous.

Our favorite past time during the school lunch break was to explore the bomb sites in the City. "The Lost World" We used to look like coal miners and would clean up in Cole Brothers washroom before returning to school.

The Sheffield Central Technical School was a great place but it was surprising that we ever learned anything.

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I've had a sudden rush of blood to the brain, Gerry.

 

Our sports teacher at the tech was a Mr Howell.

 

His claim to fame was that he sometimes 'stood in' for Herbert Wadge to administer the cane in the hall in front of us all when a 'serious offence' had been committed by one of the students.

 

Those serious offences would be laughable in light of today's standards in schools.

 

You did what a lot of my classmates would have loved to have achieved- dropping Lime-Mortar onto Bud Holinrakes shiny brown shoes.

 

If I ever meet you I'll buy you a pint for that deed.

 

Bud wasn't the most favourite of teachers with our class.

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I attended this school 1950/54. the teachers I remember are Mr Bains engineering workshop practice. Mr Shipley Maths. Mr Mcmanus Physics( we all dreaded him) Mr Thornton (toffee) Physics.Mr Mcallum French.Mr Dove Music.Mr Simpson (alfie)Religion.Mr Headley Technical Drawing.Mr Parkin Plumbing(nice man ) Mr Woolhouse.Head Master Mr Wadge he had a Vauxhall Wyvern car REG no JYV993.

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Thanks for your offer PopT. Mines a Bass.

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Sam T

 

My Forgetters getting better but my rememberer is getting worse.

 

What did Mr Woolhouse teach and do you know his first name?

 

My wife is a Woolhouse and is tracing her family, he maybe from the same cast!!!

 

Happy Days!!

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