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Who remember making things in woodwork and metalwork at school and have you still got them?
Rod Stapley… uplands tech 1951 to 55
Colin Bell… I made a money box in woodwork (still have). Sadly, in metalwork i was not allowed to make the axe i dearly wanted to bury in the sadistic b*****d of a teacher who taught us!
Steve Fox… The metalwork teacher at Grove school, iirc Mr Adams, was a really nice teacher and very patient. I went on to a career in engineering. Sadly all I remember from woodwork was that all the tools were so blunt that nothing got done.
John Busbridge… I certainly did metalwork and somewhere I have a couple of things I made, probably deep in my attic?
Albert Pitman… Yep no H&S to worry about then, it’s mostly theory now as my grandson informed me
Mike Rawlinson… Proper teaching back then
Mick O’Dowd… I still got a stool mI made from an apple box at Sandown and a toasting fork and copper mug from HGS. Oh also a copper tea caddy spoon!
Mike Waghorne… Toasting fork, poker , tea caddy spoon, all made in metal work on the forge
Claire Finn… I was a girl so didn’t even get a chance! X
Albert Pitman… Sid Minch our woodwork teacher was brilliant, before I left school we managed to build a Catamaran which we sailed at Erith reach on the Thames.
Oonagh Hague… I had to do housecraft had to make a apron and headband in green gingham would have loved to make the stools that the boys did in woodwork
Alan Esdaile… Did woodwork in Priory Road and metalwork upstairs in Mount Pleasant school. Made a tea caddy spoon in metalwork and in woodwork a stool.
Merv Kennard… Copper spoon with brass braised on the handle. And rod rests for fishing.
Martin Waghorne… I made a fish ! Oh & some matching egg cups
Paul Coleman… Yes, did metal & woodwork at the Down School for Boys. Thoroughly enjoyed it except for the metalwork teacher. Everything I ever made I gave away! Must’ve been good at it! Lol.
Ian Johnson… I still use the metal key ring I made
Wendy Weaver… Girls werent allowed to do interesting things like metalwork or woodwork. We had to do knitting and sewing or cooking. Yuk.
Nigel Kennard… I made a desk, stool, bookcase, and a set of drawers in woodwork with Mr Grant at Priory Road. Still have most of them.
Ian Johnson… Yep made a record box for my pre’s
Barry French… I made this spade scrapper…
Dennis Torrance… Tea pot stand and a spoon lol. Mr Irwin and a great show of magic lol
Alan Esdaile… Yes he was a good teacher and remember the magic.
Jeff McCall… Yeh, remember Mr Irwin…..go on Sir show us a trick