Author Topic: Ashton Technical College (Hegginbottom School for Boys?)  (Read 30976 times)

brian seward

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Re: Ashton Technical College (Hegginbottom School for Boys?)
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 05:37 AM »
I also recall a young chap in our class  (Jack Stringfellow) who was caned 5 on each hand, which left his hands in poor shape.His father came to the school the next day and played hell with the head and the teacher. Cannot recall what happened after that , But imagine if that occurred nowadays there would be headlines and probably a court case.

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Re: Ashton Technical College (Hegginbottom School for Boys?)
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 10:23 AM »
I got the cane a few times I would not tell my parents as I would get a slap of them. The only time I caused a scene was when a male teacher hit me over the head with a book and I went out of class in to the yard and would not go in for the rest of the afternoon in protest Fudge

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Re: Ashton Technical College (Hegginbottom School for Boys?)
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 01:20 PM »
I had to go and play with the girls from mossley rd who used stamfords tennis courts for net ball.

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Re: Ashton Technical College (Hegginbottom School for Boys?)
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2019, 09:38 PM »
I was a pupil from 1953 to 1956 after passing an exam called '13+'. New boys had to choose between engineering and building at day one.
The masters that I remember were:-- The Head - Mr. Horrocks?, a welsh Mr. Williams for english, Mr. Harrison - Maths, Mr. Bowden - woodwork, Mr. (Tiger) Pilling - metalwork, Mr. Bill Markham - technical drawing. Physics was taught by a chap who had worked with Frank Whittle on the first jet engine. They were mostly men who had been in industry. They taught me very well and it was mostly an enjoyable experience. With one exception I have not seen or heard anything of any of my classmates since leaving! Are there any more survivors out there?
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