Bluecoat School, Wigan8 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 28242
Thanks to Trevor Smith( Smith's Book Shop) for the photograph.
Thanks Ron, mostly happy days except when Charlie Yates used his ruler on the palm of your hand!!!!
My Son went there 1970s..I can't remember the Headmasters name,but he was very good..as soon as he saw bullying he would nip it in the bud,I believe he had six sons of his own.
I was there 1956-61. Remember Charlie Yates ( and his wife who also taught there. Other teachers, Mr Headley, Mr Smith and Miss Burrows. Liked Charlie, he was like a kindly Uncle, especially when compared to his successor, a guy called Clark who came from the All Saints School. He was nothing more than a bully who liked caning young kids for the slightest misdemeanour. Wish I could meet him now with a cane in my hand.
Where was the school, please? I can't place it.
Think it was on the corner of Hallgate and New Market Street
Irene,carry on where the car is facing..it brings you onto the bottom of Market St..Rushtons building will be right facing you.
Was there a teacher at the school called Miss Chadwick? I seem to remember that she was the headmistress
Eileen Thorpe - Miss Chadwick was headmistress of the Infants. She died about twenty years ago, at a good age.