Excuse me but where is Middlesbrough?
Walk from North Ormesby
Sources and Resources
Only a Short Time in History
Memories of Parliament Road
Football on the Roof
St Patrick's Church
The Tees (Newport) Bridge
Don't Mention the War?
Laws Street Block
Albert Park and 'Owld 'Enry
An Ayresome Childhood
St Paul's School
Victoria St/Greta St Now
The 'New' Newport School
Newport Bombing 15 April 1942
Closing of St Paul's School
More Memories of Parliament Rd.
Round and About King George Street
Memories of Duncombe Street
Honeymans of Cannon Street
Sun Sea & Sand
Fox Heads Page 1
Why DOGGY Town??
Fox Heads Page 2
Memories of St Paul's
A Mohawk in Middlesbrough
Remembering Craven Street
Marsh Road School
Luftwaffe Over Middlesbrough
First World War Shell Explodes in Middlesbrough
Queries:Can You Help?
St Columba's Parish in the Sixties
More Street Games
Memories Baxter Street
Judith's Middlesbrough Childhood
Links for Newport, Middlesbrough
|Ayresome School consists of two impressive buildings full of character. It is situated between Parliament Road and Crescent Road at the Linthorpe Road end. It was opened in 1902 by Sir Samuel Sadler. It merged with Crescent Road School in 1932. Originally it had all three departments, infant, junior and senior.Also from 1938 a rebuilt Fleetham Street school lost its senior department and pupils from there transferred to Ayresome at age 11.The 1944 Education Act established Secondary Modern Schools which required the provision of craft and domestic science facilities. Ayresome provided these not only for its own pupils but for Archibald school as well. Ayresome School is now a primary school. For many years the Middlesbrough Teachers' Centre was located in the building. |
An Education Interrupted by the War
I went to Ayresome School but when the war started I was evacuated to Scarborough. I remember three teachers Granny Grainger who rode a sit-up and beg bike (I don't think that I look as old as her even now or perhaps it is childish memories of age) Then there was Miss Houghten one blue eye one brown and Fanny Trewitt quite young and attractive, I think she married one of the teachers at the boys school. They were both evacuated with us. I can see us now at Middlesbrough Station with our gasmasks, suitcases and wearing pixie-hats. It was the first time that I saw my dad cry. My memories of those days are not happy..I passed the scholarship but the war started and we only went to school at Scarborough half a day, one week mornings the next afternoons. I donít think I learned much, I came home and left school at 14.
Thanks for the Memories
I attended Ayresome Senior Girls for three years, in the mid to late 60s. I remember Miss Houghton very well. She was our science/biology teacher, and was very proud of her two odd eyes ! Miss Houghton is now over 90 years of age and is possibly the oldest surviving teacher from Ayresome girls. I also recall the head, Miss Nicholas. The English/history teacher Mrs Horn. Thanks for the memories
I went to Ayresome School as did all my siblings plus all the kids from Addison Road so there was always someone to walk with to school .
I remember Mr Jones who used to repair his push bike in the hall.It had the wonkiest seat I have ever seen.Miss Wallis,the infant school headmistress, was a pet, she seemed ancient to me but must have only been in her 30s when I attended in 1955.
I remember one christmas, Miss Wallis dancing with Santa....I was scandalised..but received a block of McKeons Highland Toffee, which went part way to compensate for the shock! Poor Miss Wallis had what I would describe as the turret room. It would have been grand apart from the row of steaming knickers on the hearth. Coal fires were in vogue then, even in classrooms.
The legendary Mrs Pickering (Pickaxe) oversaw class 4A,a strict disciplinarian, nobody dare to misbehave in her class.
Opposite the school was Raines .We often purchased iced milk lollies from them as a treat.
If only all my school memories had been as happy as my primary school years in the 1940's spent at Ayresome School. This was despite having to take a bottle of milk each schoolday up a winding staircase to the head teacher, Miss Harvey's room and being terrified of Miss Phillips.
I am now approaching 70 but the memories of Miss Manship, my favourite teacher ever, and Mr Herring are very strong. We looked forward to performing Soldier, soldier, will you marry me? on open days.
I even enjoyed the scholarship exam as did my brother two years later.PE exercises onindividual mats in the school yard were enjoyable.
I hope the children attending the school now are as happy as I was.
I attended Ayresome school between 1950 and 1955, home being Gresham Road.
I certainly remember Miss Pickering with whom you did not mess!!
I also recall being caned for recovering a football from Parliament Road,did not
do THAT again!!
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