I attended St Clare's
Primary School, Fagley, Bradford until 1956 when I moved to St
Bede's Grammar School at Heaton, Bradford.
The catchment area for
the school was Bradford and the surrounding area to the west and
south, including Batley, Birstall, Halifax, Huddersfield and
The classes were
streamed: 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'.
I was placed in 1B and like most others in
that class, remained in the 'B' stream throughout the school - until I
moved to 6th form for two years beginning 1961.
I remember calling of
the register. Fortunately, my name begins with 'S' which
usually gave me time to discover what was happening by the time my
name was reached.
The class register began:
Andrews, Bradshaw, Breen, Cotter, Craven, Dagnall, Day, Duff,
Evans, Farrah, Gormon, Hamilton, Harrison, .... Steel, Stubbs, ..
Wadsworth, Wiczling, Wilkins.
I'm not sure exactly which year this was. I'll fill in the
gaps in this list if I remember the names.
Most of the names above
were in the 'B' stream throughout the school.
Also in the 'B' stream for some of the years
were: Didguinaitas, Hart, Hughes, Murray, O'Hara, and others
whose names I'll add as I remember them.