The doctor made his rounds on a bicycle. The corner shop supplied everything from a pin to headache powder and houses were lit using paraffin.
Coping with overcrowded classes, hardships of enduring the effects of wars and miners’ strikes, and the everyday problems with pupils, parents and staff.
The nostalgic years of Northfield were special and so to the extraordinary teachers who dedicated their lives to the school.
A teacher, historian and former town councillor. He had a hand in the education of over 2,000 nine to 13-year-old
School days are the best days of your life! Amazing Memories of Northfield as told by its pupils.
Mr Hutt was my teacher in the 70s I REM doing country dancing loved it , there was a lot of discipline and the cane was still given but a lot of respect for the teachers they were all so lovely , remember doing twosie against the wall and skipping at playtime.
Amazing Teacher, love my years at Northfield the best school years of my life, I once fell down badly when skipping , Mr Hutt telephoned my Mum as I was really hurt, he stayed with me until she arrived , he told my Mum I was the bravest in his class !! I'm 41 now and I've never forgotten xx Nicola
I loved him playing his music in assembly I was also in his class which was a museum really the things he had I wonder where there are now 1 of the best teachers id ever had firm but fair you were a clown he treat you like one being a human being though he could learn you something really interesting and useful a treat you like a young gentleman.
I'm going back, about 70years, and I remember after our lunch we had to go in the hall and lie down on canvas fold up beds ,get covered up with red blankets and go to sleep for at least 1hr. There was know such thing as going to school for a couple of hours in a morning, or a couple of hours in the afternoon, you had to go for a full day, 9am till 4pm. All those years ago everyone was friends with all their class mates, there was no such thing as bullying and gangs, like there is today. We all loved school and we had a fantastic time, well I know I did.
I remember Mr Hutt playing classic music in assembly, the one piece that sticks in my mind and I still listen to once in a while is the flight of the bumble bee!!
This has brought a lump to my throat! Such a fantastic teacher, a gentleman, a family man. Great comments, such a legacy. Well done Julie, this is amazing!
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