I remember the strict insistence on uniform - no duffle coat, only a blue gaberdine mac and the horrible 'pork pie' hat. Outdoor shoes had to be black and lace up and we had to wear white socks until we were 14.
I have recently found a picture of the whole school - then Goole Secondary School - in June 1926. It has suffered a bit over the years but generally all the faces are recognisable. What is interesting is that the girls' uniform does not look so different from mine with a gymship and white blouse.
Mine came from Gordon Clarke's down ?Carlisle Street. However the girls here are wearing open-necked blouses. Was this their summer uniform, when we wore blue and white striped dresses or did they not have to bother with the dreaded tie?
This is a section from the middle of what is a very long picture. I believe the gentleman wearing a gown in the centre is the school's first headmaster Mr Clarence Jacob Forth