Travel to School
Most pupils travelled to
school by bus from Bradford and surrounding towns, Keighley,
Huddersfield, Halifax, Batley, etc.
Some cycled to school, and from around 1963, a few from the 6th form
occasionally drove to school.
Car on the Left
Here are three of their cars and a couple of scooters, parked beside
the school in 1963.
- I cannot recall the name of the person who owned the old
car on the left, but I remember it well. During the
wintery weather of 1962/63, when I was 17/18-year-old, I was the
'qualified driver' who frequently accompanied him on the journey
from his home in Eccleshill to school at Heaton and back.
The whole route was hilly, and the car did not have enough power
to drive the both the engine and the windscreen wipers at the same
time, when it was travelling up hill. So one of the skills of
driving it was to know how long to lift your foot off the
accelerator, going up a hill, in order to let the wipers clear the
windscreen, without the car stalling.
- Occasionally, when I was not accompanying the driver of
the car on the left, I was allowed to use my Dad's car, a 1947
Humber Hawk to drive to school.
- I believe that the car on the right is a Sunbeam,
though I don't remember who owned it, or who owned the two scooters
on the edges of this photo.