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Ashton Secondry Modern
Started by: bentlegs (4218) Report abuse
Did anyone who went to the Central school in 1948 to 1950 remember Mr Hartley carving a bust of Mr Gilbey an old Aston headmaster, I think he taught at the Evans School,I wonder what happened to it,Anyone know.

Posted by: berylh (1617) Report abuse
Too early for me bentlegs so sorry can't help

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2406) Report abuse
On about Ashton Schools, I remember the British School in Ashton, the one which is a nursing home now, was it a private school

Posted by: priscus (6035) Report abuse

Think your best stating point would be to see if any teachers from the period are still alive.

What about Mr Anderton, the other woodwork teacher. Being a younger man than Hartley, I guess there is a chance, and would be sort of person likely to know the fate of the item in question.

Posted by: bentlegs (4218) Report abuse
priscus, I wouldn,t know where to start looking for Mr Anderton but i think he would have passed away by now.

Posted by: priscus (6035) Report abuse
Aye, tha's probly reet.

Just had a look at the photo on here of staff in 1960's.

They don't look a particularly young lot, even back then. The couple that are, did not stay around very long.

Posted by: bryn156 (192) Report abuse
I left the school in 1948 when I moved to Leigh, but I do remember Mr Hartley carving out the memorial plaque for old pupils who had been killed in action during the war. It was placed in the main hall of the school.


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