British/Evans school Ashton in Makerfield9 Comments
Photo: Audrey Jenkins (nee Brown)
Item #: 17563
From left to right: Joan and Sheila Aston, Margaret Pendlebury, Hazel Whitter, Audrey Brown, Susan Wainwright
I can't remember who the teacher was in 1956
Another new one. Do you remember when the Christmas tree caught fire Audrey?
Look at the old desk compared to the more contemporary furniture.
I LOVE the old desks! The other picture says this school is now a care-home.....would it be Ashton View Care Home, near to Ashton Library? I love to see pics of 1950s schools and schoolchildren. There was a homeliness about the old schools, somehow.
I don't remember the Christmas tree setting on fire. Look at the tidy boxes on the other photograph - they're really well used
I wondered if they were "Tidy Boxes".....I remember those so well from my childhood in Ince; I didn't think anyone would remember them!
They used 'real' candles on a 'real' Christmas tree, so...... flammable!
I can't remember who the teacher was, she had to run and get other teachers to put the fire out. The kids just sat there, bemused - watching it all! There were no alarm bells, no suggestion of evacuating the building.
Imagine that nowadays.
And I bet no-one came to any harm! If you fell in the playground and skinned your knee, the teacher would bathe it and put a plaster on and you'd go back out to play. They'd probably have to fill a form in these days.
Irene, teacher wouldn't be able to put on a plaster today, it would have to be a trained nurse, the yard would be closed while a risk assessment was carried out and only opened again after the playground was covered in foam (non-flammable).
There I go being cynical, sorry!
You're absolutely right John; please don't apologise.Things have just got silly!
I can't remember how the fire was put out, I'm pretty sure fire extinguishers were not used.
Only a few kids suffered from burns, their mothers were sent for and they quickly brought vinegar and butter to put on the injured.