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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School

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Some Staff from Ashton Central School c1948
Some Staff from Ashton Central School c1948
Photo: Tony Taylor
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Item #: 10340
Back L-R Ernest Heaton, Percival Ralls, Richard Anderton, ? Milner,

Front L-R Alec McKenzie, Firth Hartley, Clifford Lester (Headmaster), Robert Vernon,
Herbert Symester.

Comment by: Ged on 4th April 2009 at 18:59

I remember them well. Milners first name was Roy,

Comment by: Tony Taylor on 4th April 2009 at 21:57

Thanks for that Ged I never knew Milner's first name

Comment by: Bryn156 on 22nd January 2010 at 09:20

Mr Milners nickname was "Beaky"

Comment by: John Smith on 4th July 2011 at 05:54

Simmister's nick name was Little Jesus, when I was there. He was a vicious man.... WOW!!!!, You might remember his desk being at the back of the room and a boy was sitting at the front talking to someone next to him, Simmister crept up behind him and whacked him across the shoulder blades with a big stick, the young bloke dropped to the floor in so much pain, if Simmister was worried he didn't show it, but the teachers could get away with it in those days.

Comment by: JIM WHITE on 29th December 2014 at 07:17

MR VERNON WAS A SMART ALEC MR NO IT ALL VERY ANGRY MAN WAS VERY ANGRY MAN WHEN I APPEARED INFRONT OF HIM ONE DAY HE THREATNED ME NUMOUROUS TIMES GIVING ME TORMENTING NIGHTMARES TILL THIS DAY

Comment by: Bryn156 on 9th January 2017 at 16:08

Mr Lester replaced Mr (Old Tommy)Moore as headmaster, whome it was assumed had been brought out of retirement due to wartime teacher shortages

Comment by: Bill Fletcher on 28th October 2021 at 10:00

Kids respected teachers back then, with good reason!

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