|Raymond Hoy - Winton Senior 1941-44
| After leaving my tender years @ "Monton Unitarian" (a church
school now defunct) I was introduced to the awesome dictate Charlie Adams.
It was there that I graduated through 1N, 2N, 3H during the war years.
It was a strange atmosphere as the male teachers seem to disappear (military duties) to be replaced by ladies, 2 in
particular Mrs Bland, who lived at Monton Post Office, and Mrs Coote. (Ed. note: aka Killer Coote)
The joinery section involved making stools out of old submarine battery boxes.
I well remember the boys job of gardening, trooping there with spade akimbo! doing our bit during the dig for victory campaign.
I also remember Craigie the caretaker overseeing us weeding the Quadrangle grass, with those little forks!. It was during this time a damaged German bomber discharged its bombs, one of which fell on Worsley Road not far from the school, directly on Dr Mcree's house killing him.
I was pleased to see the item from Margaret Lloyd /Layne as I was a friend of hers and her husband. I think my final year 1944, was the last that we all left at 14 years old to go and earn our own crust!
regards Ray Hoy
Thanks Ray for your vivid memories. Did you see the photo of two
boys digging for victory? Take a look at the miscellaneous
section and see if you can name any of them. :)
Glad you spotted your friend Margaret in the Profile section. What a lady eh?