I was born in 1930 and lived in Ashton till 1951. Attended schools at St James, St Michaels, and Christ Church Central. I see Harry Henshaw is mentioned, there was also Jack Higginson. The Headmaster was Mr Siddal and one of the teachers Mr Worral, who lived on Oldham. This time was during the war years and we could not have woodwork classes, so had cookery instead! We had school dinners @ 4d. a day 1/8 per week, and the meals were okay. When I was in the infants at St. James, Miss Brierly was one of of our teachers, and on the 1st April I walked to the front of the class and told her she had dropped her handkerchief. "Have I?" she replied. Of course, I could not say "April fool", so just said "Its first of April" They were happy days!
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