Starting Year 1923
Gavin Edgar Taylor
Paul Thompson has been in touch re his father Ronald Thompson
My father attended Gateshead Secondary school from 1923-1929 and I have had his report book in my possession (I am his son) since he passed away. I have always wanted to discover where his school was located in Gateshead but with the wording 'Municipal Secondary School' on the front cover I was looking on the internet under that name and getting nowhere. On a visit to Newcastle earlier this year (I am originally from Newcastle but have lived in Australia for many years) I made enquiries at Gateshead historical society who gave me the website for the grammar school. It became obvious that this was the school my father attended (he lived in Rectory Road, just down the road from the school) especially as Mr W. Walton was headmaster at the time my father was there (as per his report book).
I noticed there was a 1929 school photograph and as my father left in 1929 I looked through the photo and spotted him straight away. There are very few photos of him, the earliest being in uniform during WW2, so it was a pleasure to find one in his youth......