St Mark's School

A Memory of Bredbury

Like the former correspondent, I remember Miss Briggs (Fanny) who took the top class. The book she read was the autobiography of Albert Schweitzer; a missionary in Africa.
Miss Briggs seemed to have eyes in the back of her head. When she was writing on the blackboard she seemed to sense if someone was misbehaving and would turn round and throw the board rubber at them. It was a 50:50 chance whether you were hit by the soft or the hard side. She was an excellent teacher, and without her encouragement I would not have obtained a Cheshire County Scholarship at 11+ and gained a place at Manchester Grammar School.
Mr Sargeant took the next year down and was responsible for the boys' football team. Miss Newton had a boyfriend who met her after school on a motorbike.
The Headmaster was a very kind man called Mr Thorpe.
There were separate playgrounds for boys and girls and a large field attached. The air-raid shelter was in the field. We held sports on the field.
I was at the school from 1954 to 1956. I was ink monitor in the first year and Head Boy in the second.

A memory shared by David Street , on Jun 13th, 2012.

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Sat Aug 8th 2015, at 6:58 am

cch44350 commented:

We read Albert Schweltzer with Fanny in 1955

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