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1st School report. 1954. St John's, Pemberton
1st School report. 1954. St John's, Pemberton
Photo: Fred Mason
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This is my very first school report from St John's and clearly shows Miss Andertons signature along with John Willies signature. Thought it might be of interest. I have more, so behave yourselves or.....

Comment by: tricia on 1st January 2011 at 20:01

How on earth did you manage to keep these all these years!!!
Can't be as careless as they say ! lol.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st January 2011 at 20:22

Brilliant report - so sad such things were produced with such judgemental comments for kids at that age. I don't remember school reports being issued until we were in secondary school in Liverpool.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 1st January 2011 at 20:48

Thank you Trish. Quite illuminating, isn't it.
Rev Long, also thanks. My mother was Hilda Long from Worsley Hall. Any relation to the Longs from Briar Road, WH?

Just look at the class sizes though. Right after the war. Baby boomers...Yes, that's us.....

Comment by: Helen on 2nd January 2011 at 08:53

With 47 in a class we still learnt something & we also learnt how to sit still for 5 mins....something children these days seem incapable of. Oh ignore me, I'm just a Grumpy Old Woman this morning !!

Comment by: henry7 on 2nd January 2011 at 15:13

Well done Fred, what a great report. The teachers earned their money then with 47 children to teach.

Comment by: Tricia on 2nd January 2011 at 20:00

St John's, in those days, had one of the highest success rates when it came to 11 plus passes.

Comment by: Jimmy m on 3rd January 2011 at 10:06

Fred, I wonder if Miss Anderton is the same one who was one of my teachers in the 70's at Mere Oaks. Her brother was James Anderton who was Chief Constable of Greater Manchester.

Comment by: ttd on 3rd January 2011 at 10:32

Im afraid i did not pass on that one Trisia. Nora Anderson was an only child, and lived in Lock street, before moving to Orrell road.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 13th February 2011 at 16:57

Join the rest of us, Helen. We all feel grumpy sometimes. I'll tell you what, now that I'm an 'owd mon' I see kids in a different light and now know what our parents and grandparents must have thought of us. Ha!!!

Are you in the class photo, Helen?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 20th October 2012 at 19:21

The nicest thing about this posting is the fact that I have the signatures of Nora Anderton, John Willy Starkey and my father, Walter Mason, R.I.P.

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