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Guestbook - November 2008

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[14 NoV 08] STOKE SECONDARY SCHOOL
  My name is Michael Fitzpatrick and I attended Stoke Secondary School from 1946 to 1948 when I left to go to the Technical College on the Butts.

I do not have too many memories, mostly the layout and the classrooms. It was, obviously just following the war and my education had been interrupted frequently by many moves after our evacuations. I missed out on the '11 plus' exam but managed to pass the exam at 13 and went to the Tech.

I remember my home room, it was the science room next to the assembly hall at the Briton Road end. Mr Hawes was my home room teacher along with teaching science.

Mr Sid Bonham was the headmaster. Mr Bailey taught me art and another Mr Bailly taught math. Mr Ellis taught me English and he also played cricket for the C&NW team which was very near to where I lived off Bulls Head Lane. I believe a Mr. Thompson was the music teacher and although I cannot remember names I can still picture faces of the metal and woodworking teachers.

It was a sweet and sour time in my life, happy the war was over but missing so much school made it a tremendous struggle to take in all the information. I also attended the primary school in 1939-1940 and 1945-46.

We lived on Clay Lane prior to being bombed out and that's when we were evacuated. My dad served in the war travelling to South Africa, India, Persia (as it was then), Egypt, North Africa, Scicily and Italy. Thankfully he survived.
 
I cannot think of too much more at this time and unfortunately have no photos. If you have any information of this time period you could share with me they may jog my memory some more.
CONTACT Michael Fitzpatrick
 
[14 NoV 08] STOKE SECONDARY SCHOOL
  My name is Michael Fitzpatrick and I attended Stoke Secondary School from 1946 to 1948 when I left to go to the Technical College on the Butts.

I do not have too many memories, mostly the layout and the classrooms. It was, obviously just following the war and my education had been interrupted frequently by many moves after our evacuations. I missed out on the '11 plus' exam but managed to pass the exam at 13 and went to the Tech.

I remember my home room, it was the science room next to the assembly hall at the Briton Road end. Mr Hawes was my home room teacher along with teaching science.

Mr Sid Bonham was the headmaster. Mr Bailey taught me art and another Mr Bailly taught math. Mr Ellis taught me English and he also played cricket for the C&NW team which was very near to where I lived off Bulls Head Lane. I believe a Mr. Thompson was the music teacher and although I cannot remember names I can still picture faces of the metal and woodworking teachers.

It was a sweet and sour time in my life, happy the war was over but missing so much school made it a tremendous struggle to take in all the information. I also attended the primary school in 1939-1940 and 1945-46.

We lived on Clay Lane prior to being bombed out and that's when we were evacuated. My dad served in the war travelling to South Africa, India, Persia (as it was then), Egypt, North Africa, Scicily and Italy. Thankfully he survived.
 
I cannot think of too much more at this time and unfortunately have no photos. If you have any information of this time period you could share with me they may jog my memory some more.
CONTACT Michael Fitzpatrick

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