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Carbrook County Junior School

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Veda Gwendoline Middleton was reputed to be the first woman Head Teacher appointed in Sheffield when she became Head of Carbrook County Junior School. However I am not able to confirm this. Her father Arthur Middleton was at one time Landlord of the George IV on Infirmary Road in Sheffield (he was also reputed to be the only teetotal Landlord in Sheffield).  Her brother was Desmond Peter Middleton born in 1921 at the George IV, who was a founder member of the SAS serving under Colonal Paddy Mayne.

One of their relatives - Madam Cecilia was a palmist and clairvoyant I believe in Southport at one time - and Veda had a little of the 'gift'. One time when Peter was missing presumed dead, Veda woke up one night to see Peter and comrades in a boat in rough water at the end of her bed - she said to her mother "it's okay Des is alive" and sure enough, apparently he had escaped from Sicily in a leaky boat.

Veda was mentioned by Michael Liversidge a former pupil in his book "Attercliffe - Another Wander up the 'Cliffe".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/15/a3297215.shtml

http://tabbs.magix.net/website/desmond_peter_middleton.28.html#Desmond Peter Middleton

 

 

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47 minutes ago, madeinsheffield said:

Veda Gwendoline Middleton was reputed to be the first woman Head Teacher appointed in Sheffield.  She was appointed as Head of Carbrook County Junior School in 1954.  Her father Arthur Middleton was at one time Landlord of the George IV on Infirmary Road in Sheffield (he was also reputed to be the only teetotal Landlord in Sheffield).  Her brother was Desmond Peter Middleton born in 1921 at the George IV, who was a founder member of the SAS serving under Colonal Paddy Mayne.

One of their relatives - Madam Cecilia was a palmist and clairvoyant I believe in Southport at one time - and Veda had a little of the 'gift'. One time when Peter was missing presumed dead, Veda woke up one night to see Peter and comrades in a boat in rough water at the end of her bed - she said to her mother "it's okay Des is alive" and sure enough, apparently he had escaped from Sicily in a leaky boat.

Veda was mentioned by Michael Liversidge a former pupil in his book "Attercliffe - Another Wander up the 'Cliffe".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/15/a3297215.shtml

http://tabbs.magix.net/website/desmond_peter_middleton.28.html#Desmond Peter Middleton

 

 

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Are you sure about this? I think my Auntie, Miss N.L.E. (Betty) Buckle was headmistress at Woodseats School before this date. When my mother was in hospital around 1950 I attended Woodseats for a short while, I am fairly sure she was in charge at that time. Later on she moved to Sharrow Lane as head mistress there.

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Miss Wragg was Headteacher at Hucklow Road Nursery, Infants and Junior school and I left there in 1952!

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