Mr Oldham and Mr Jones with a group of young gardeners at the Council School The garden is now part of Belk Lane Drive. Photo taken before 1925

2 thoughts on “Mr Oldham and Mr Jones with a group of young gardeners at the Council School The garden is now part of Belk Lane Drive. Photo taken before 1925

  1. Yes Mr Martin was a character who lived into his nineties. Always wore a Harris Tweed coat & a cheery smile. Once took the class to Clowne Abattoir & we watched pigs being processed! I arrived home that day to find Mum had cooked me bacon & tomatoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. In this garden, between 1961 and 1965, we did something called ‘rural science; with Mr. Martin. In reality it was gardening, but I did win a prize for growing potatoes – something I have never done since [prize or potatoes]. ‘Science’ for secondary school kids – the factory fodder of the future.

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