Dating dad eric elkins
A peat urinal for boys and bucket lavatories as well; girls having the latter also. Cold water, no soap, no towels except in winter when there was no water because the tap was usually frozen.Drinking water was provided by a standpipe in the playground.The shelter I was assigned to as ‘escape hatch boy’ was used by the very junior children.On one occasion the raid was very noisy so the then teacher got the young children to sing loudly to divert their minds.
Mrs Upson then came to investigate and decided that I go to the toilet after all. I used to walk home at noon for lunch, a distance of 1 – 2 miles but on this day I had first to be taken to Mr Farthing.This vessel displaced over 80,000 tons and the occasion drew such attention that all of the pupils were marched to the Coast Guard Cottages by Saltern Park (Hill Head) to see the ship sail past and out to sea.Classroom happenings could be interesting in those days. In Mrs Upson’s class at the age of 7 years during a music lesson, she told me I need not sing anymore because I was ‘flat’! Mrs Upson terrified me as she did other children and an example of this developed at that same age of 7 years.He and his wife lived in Sun Ray House due south of Willow Cot, which he also built.The Holgates were involved in the Peel Common Mission Hall, which I believe Albert Holgate actually built. Hitherto the mission was carried on in a corrugated iron building (tin tabernacle) situated by Peel House, just down into Woodcote Lane.