Born in 1946
Lived in Wycliffe Av, Tang Hall
My memories of the junior school are not real happy, Miss Coyle was my problem, she often hit me with the rule.
I became a altar boy with a lad called Hayes. I think he married a girl called Pam Wilson from Tang Hall.
I was confirmed at St George's. The parish priest was Cannon O'Conner or O'Connell. I can't remember the name of the other priest but if someone said his name I would remember.
I remember the terrible meals served up to us, and yes they did bully us to eat the trash, how else would they get rid of IT. I don't care what anybody says the word is YUK!!!! I couldn't go home because Mam worked at the hospital and Dad at the railway carriage works. After many arguments, I persuaded Mam to give me two shillings on a Friday, that was lots of money then, it bought me a big fish and chips meal with mushie peas at the chip shop in Walmgate just before the bridge at Fossgate, and then a bag of broken biscuits from Woolies, what a treat that was. I was like a camel because that lasted me through Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Peter's Secondary School Page