Marton Boarding School - a Memory of Whitegate.

I was at Marton Boarding School (if memory serves me well) from 1966 to 1968. What a place, when I arrived I was petrified, the oddball kid from Africa. I remember Taylor telling me to go back to Africa and play with my spears and also Pert Peter, who liked to lift us up by our sideburns mimicking our Gordi accent saying "Why haven't you your homework" and then replying for us "I don't know sir ". I can't remember the name of the Agriculture teacher, he always wore a sheepskin coat, he seemed OK and used to fall asleep when watching over us writing letters home in the evening. Movie night was great, all those old war movies, "The Cruel Sea " etc. Dance night was a nightmare, it really taught me how to be awkward around girls. I enjoyed working with the animals, the walks to the church and the crosscountry running. The trying to clean our PE clothes after wasn't fun though. I too used to wonder what happened to the school.

A memory shared by Nicholas Day on Oct 28th, 2010. Send Nicholas Day a message

 Comments & Feedback

Be the first to comment on this Memory! Starting a conversation is a great way to share, and get involved! Why not give some feedback on this Memory, add your own recollections, or ask questions below.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.