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On 21/01/2008 at 11:48, carlie167 said:

Went to St Maries on the corner of Edmund Rd ( I think thats where it was), Its been demolished these many years now though. I wonder if any one else remembers it. The headmistress was a nun, Sister Mary Dennis, and there were several other nuns who taught there as well. I wonder if anyone has any pictures (crosses fingers). Well I can always hope!! :):)

I remember Sister Mary Dennis she was cruel and put the fear of God in us kids. Myself and my sister Denise were some of the protestant kids who attended the school. Her favourite phrase was "God knows what your going to do before you do it and it's a sin" Talk about giving little kids a complex, we attended as we lived on Edmund Road. I remember sports day at Oakbrook Convent our only day when we could have fun without the nuns breathing down our necks and we had a picnic lunch on the grass. 

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On 22/12/2010 at 23:37, mickward said:

Went to Broomhill Infants, then Lydgate Lane and then King Teds. I still make a point of peering through the gates of King Teds Upper school on Glossop road every time I'm in the area. KES was a great school and the teachers that I had were pretty cool. O.K so they could be hard with any wrong-doers, but we all know now that it was a good method. As crazy as it might seem now, I got six of the best for throwing a balaclava in the changing rooms!

I left in 1974 and my favourite teachers were Mr Beatson, Mr North, Mr Finch and the preposterous Mr Thompson (slug). But I hated the deputy head, Mr Ruding with a passion, he was as warm-hearted as a tadpole!

Does anyone remember the 'flour incident', when some noodle set a booby-trap to drop flour over the masters at a prize-giving? The sight of one particular master in his very official-looking black gown and mortar board, covered in what seemed to be a whole bag of self-raising remains with me to this day. lol

 

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I taught at King Ted's until I retired in 2011. Mr dear pal Mr Alan Powell (P.E then Careers Education) often talked about the flour incident.

It appears that one of the main instigators was one of the famous Kaiser Brothers, either Kim or Nick? Their father was Prof Kaiser who worked in the Physics Department at the University. They were both very clever, unfortunately Kim died suddenly around 2004 when he was in his early 50’s. Nick became an astronomer and is featured in one of the early Prof Brian Cox productions. Nick was the younger brother and in the same year group as Phil Oakey of Human League fame. I understand that there’s a book about King Ted’s called something like ‘Thal’ Never Get in Theer’ which mentions the flour incident, unfortunately I have no other details or name of the author.

Paul ‘Wazzie’ Worrall

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On 05/04/2013 at 14:32, dagro said:

I attended Gleadless Primary school fro several years from 1935. In those days the classrooms were lighted by small

glas chandeliers from ornamental glass strips were suspended. Whenever a light breeze touched the fixture, a melodious

tnkle would prevail above our heads. That was the nice memory.

 

As most pupils in the first classes, we lived on the new Chatsworth Park estate and had to cross the park and exit by

the gennel on Ridgeway Road. As youngsters, this was a dangerous undertaking as we were always mobbed by a

gang of bullies from a higher class. After school we had to cross the ground before the bullies came out, otherwise

they would chase us and rough us up somewhat. Here is a photo of our mothers who came one day to escort us home.

As you see that didn't stop the blighters from getting into the picture. Anyhow I think they improved the photo somewhat.

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Lovely photograph. Bob Nutton and I have started a Gleadless County Primary School forum in Sheffield Schools. The school is also mentioned in the Hollinsend Recreation Ground/Park forum page. Please added your memories to the school page.

Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall

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Anyone at Myers Grove between 1966 and 1971 and who were in 1A4, 2A2, 3M1 or 4E3 ?

Thanks

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Anyone remember Hartley Brook High School? Circa 1965   Headmaster G. A. (Pop) Allen?  Other teachers were Miss Dixon who played piano in Assembly, Mr Inman music teacher. The two Hutchinsons, brothers & Mrs Gallagher, Art Teacher, to name a few. 

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Netherthorpe, Crookesmoor and Tapton. Left in 1977. Left Sheffield after that so no idea of changes.Mrs Korklin was a nutcase and J D Bradshaw the best french teacher ever. Had a crush on Mr Kirkman. 

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On 07/06/2019 at 16:19, Paul Worrall said:

I taught at King Ted's until I retired in 2011. Mr dear pal Mr Alan Powell (P.E then Careers Education) often talked about the flour incident.

It appears that one of the main instigators was one of the famous Kaiser Brothers, either Kim or Nick? Their father was Prof Kaiser who worked in the Physics Department at the University. They were both very clever, unfortunately Kim died suddenly around 2004 when he was in his early 50’s. Nick became an astronomer and is featured in one of the early Prof Brian Cox productions. Nick was the younger brother and in the same year group as Phil Oakey of Human League fame. I understand that there’s a book about King Ted’s called something like ‘Thal’ Never Get in Theer’ which mentions the flour incident, unfortunately I have no other details or name of the author.

 

Paul ‘Wazzie’ Worrall

 

Alan Powell took us for PE and I remember him doing the careers thing also.

mr mills, mr naslas and mr Rodgers were other PE teachers at the time.

 

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I was present during the flour incident at King Edwards in 1974.  Normally I would have skived off a prize giving ceremony, but luckily I was there - luckily for two reasons - 1. the entertainment value and 2. all the names of those present were taken so there would be trouble for those missing.

See page 340 for a full description of "the incident"

http://oldedwardians.org.uk/nlc/articles/KingTedsJCC.pdf

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My first school was the old county school in Greenhill Village, i started my school days there in 1951, the newly built Greenhill infant & junior school on Greenhill Main Road had just started taking in the first pupils, the older children from the county school moved there first, i went in 1952, carried on my schooling there until 1957.

The old county school became the annex to Jordanthorpe Secondary school and that was my next destination in 1957.

After standing empty for a while it became the old school medical practice, and has now been sold for residential development.

 

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On 21/09/2010 at 04:48, Guest Hazel said:

 

I spent almost 10yrs at this School, and 6 months at Myers Grove,

Hello, my Father taught nearly all of his teaching career at St. Georges, he was Bob Wright. Did you know him?

 

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On 22/09/2010 at 02:25, DaveH said:

 

 

How interesting, St Georges School on Beet Street.

 

My dad, born 1929, went to this school. He never claimed to be well educated and as his secondary school years would have coincided with the second world war he always claimed "Hitler ruined my education" as not only was heevacuated for a while he also had lessons in the front room of various peoples houses around the town.

 

I never realised, or thought, that the school was on Beet Street. My grandparents lived for a time on Leavygreave Road and later on Daisy Walk, so dad was right in the middle of its catchment area.

 

He didn't take any public examinations and so would have left the school around 1944 aged 14 or 15 (Compulsory school leaving age was raised to 15 in the 1944 Education Act, so he could have been one of the last to officially leave at 14).

 

Grandad had been a professional footballer, having played for Rotherham United in the 1920's so dad had always played football as well and he played football both for St. George's school and for the St. George's Youth club after he left until he was called up for National Service in 1947 when he was 18.

 

I have a photograph of him, and the St. Georges team taken in 1946-7

 

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Dad was the goalkeeper, - the little guy at the back.

Hello, my Dad taught at St. Georges for many years, Bob Wright.

 

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On 27/11/2011 at 19:35, Guest sykes said:

i was at St. Georges school Beet Street, in the 1940s early 50s Mr Cotton was the headmaster, anyone here at the same time as me

My Dad was the assistant head there for many years, i went somtimes to his classes and new Cotton very well, did all the Farm ground gala's in the holidays.

 

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On 04/12/2011 at 21:03, Stuart Morgan said:

I went to Meersbrook Bank J&I (1953 - 1959) and then on passing the 11+ I went to Rowlinson Technical School (1959 - 1964), Dyches Lane at Meadowhead (later it became Norton Campus of Sheffield College). Charile Kay aka Yak, who lived at Stradbrooke, was the headmaster at Rowlinson. I have a good memory of most of the teachers at that time.

 

Chairman of Sheffield United FC, Kevin McCabe, was a school friend at Rowlinson. Kevin's name is just above mine in the list of those achieving GCE "O" Level passes on page 4 of the school's speech day programme (attached).

 

I am still in touch with a few old school friends from both schools, although I have travelled the world and have now settled in Swansea, South Wales.

 

I have taken an interest in the history of Sheffield particularly since my mother's family played such an important part in the formal establishment of Sheffield as a town in 1843, and the development of the steel industry.

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My Father Bob Wright taught there just before retiring

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Funnily enough I only had one year in a Sheffield school.  We moved away before I was 5, then came back when I was just turning 9.  I then attended Carterknowle Junior School (in Bannerdale Rd) for a year (1965/6) before being sent to boarding school at age 10.  At the start of the year the headmistress was Mrs Booth but she left at Christmas and Mr Guest took over.  He was pretty strict and knew how to wield a cane.😭  I've never been back, but from Google Maps the old toilet blocks seem to have disappeared, and there are staff cars parked in what used to be the girls' playground.

 

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On 26/01/2021 at 17:31, Michael W said:

My Dad was the assistant head there for many years, i went somtimes to his classes and knew Cotton very well, did all the Farm ground gala's in the holidays.

 

 

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On 22/04/2020 at 20:33, RockinInTheFreeWorld said:

Anyone at Myers Grove between 1966 and 1971 and who were in 1A4, 2A2, 3M1 or 4E3 ?

Thanks

Hi Rockin in the Free World,

I didn't go to Myers Grove, I went to Gleadless PS, Hurlfield Boys and High Storrs.

However our 'airport' taxi driver, David Forester went to Myers Grove. David is in his early 60's and lives on Penistone Road.

In addition, there was a Deputy Head at Myers Grove called Mr 'Bob' Davies. Mr Davies was our Geography Teacher at High Storrs and in the early 70's he moved to Myers Grove. The last thing I heard about him was about 10yrs ago when he was retired and living in Dronfield.

 

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall

 

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At varying times, me or my brothers or other family of whom I am researching family history attended the following array of SHeffield area schools, I am fascinated in finding out about what they were like back in the 50s/60s/70s/80s ......... finding photos of the schools as they were, or old school photos, groups photos that may spark memories and debate or indeed the staff!  Those that already did not have a facebook group 0 I strated one to gather memories - which can be shared here too - be great if you attended to join and share there too

Hurlfield School          https://www.facebook.com/groups/302501291633797

Upperthorpe School      https://www.facebook.com/groups/4920431348021666

Wisewood school          https://www.facebook.com/groups/337680024745120

Wybourn

Arbourthorne

Prince Edward

Manor Lane

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Hi PJS,

There is a lot of material about Hurlfield Sch for Boys on this Forum under the Sheffield Schools Section. These postings include photographs. I attend Hurlfield Sch between September 1963 and June 1968 and several other people have made contributions.

Cheers, Wazzie Worrall

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On 04/04/2022 at 12:46, Paul Worrall said:

Hi PJS,

There is a lot of material about Hurlfield Sch for Boys on this Forum under the Sheffield Schools Section. These postings include photographs. I attend Hurlfield Sch between September 1963 and June 1968 and several other people have made contributions.

Cheers, Wazzie Worrall

Many thanks.  Be good for you to join the group and reminisce there too

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