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Moss Bank Infants/Juniors Primary - Moss Bank Road


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janice-tinsley-as-was, jean hewitt, jmosh, kitb132, Margaret Holland, Margaret Holland, pepper, stew46, stewilts, supergut,


supergut

0 posts
Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 0:52.

never learned much till later years when they changed the head master ,was that thick never put me in for 11- but we managed ok



stew46

2 posts
Sun, 1 Apr 2012, 17:53.

I remember : Mr Howard, Mrs Glasby , Mr Davies and Mrs Coulton , Tilly's toffee shop and Ashall's
grocers, playing football on a rock hard field over near the wood , the whole school going on nature walks up to Crank Caverns .



kitb132

2 posts
Sun, 20 May 2012, 15:23.

I started here at age 4, in 1965. Infants were all in one room, in three rows according to age. Teacher was Mrs. Johnson. She was a wonderful teacher, strict but very kind and fair. She stood no nonsense! Dinners were awful, eaten in the dinner hut"" on Club St.



janice-tinsley-as-was

9 posts
Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 9:51.

I joined Moss Bank School in 1955 at the age of six. I think I was in Mrs Coulton's class, who I remember as a lovely lady. There was also Mrs Glasby. Her class occupied half of the wooden hut at the bottom of the field. I have clear memories of the woodburning stove in the corner of the room. it was the responsibility of one boy in the class to keep it going, adding fuel when necessary. Can you imagine the uproar that would cause in these health and safety days!

I also remember Tilly's sweet shop opposite the school.



Mossbanker1937

1 posts
Thu, 14 May 2015, 15:57.

I must have joined Mossbank school in about 1940. I remember I had to carry my gas mask from my home on Hillbrae Avenue up the hill to the school. We had dinners served in a wooden hut at the bottom of Club Street. The food was always cold as it was shipped in from, I think, Windlehurst school kitchens. The quality was not to great but as food was rationed not much was left over. The head master was a Mr Firth, another teacher was a Mr Marklouse (spelt incorrectly I am sure). Tilly's shop was across the road were you could get a stick of liqueris or a gobstopper for a penny. Mrs Tilly also supplied Dandelion and Burdock drinks at cheap cheap prices. Six of the best was handed out regularly. I remember a David Barker managing to get hold of a bundle of whipping canes from the store cupboard and stuffed the lot unto the wood burning stove. No more thrashings for a while but when more canes arrive David Barker got 6 of the best. I stayed at Mossbank school until I was 11 or 12 years old. then I went on to Rainford Secondary Modern.




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