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Author Archives: Peter Hewitson

3. Study

When I left school at 15, Aunt Alice organised an interview for me with the local Walls Ice Cream factory for a vacancy in their laboratory. It did not in the least excite me and I wasn’t looking forward to it. Fortunately before I could attend the interview, a letter came from the Derbyshire County […]

2. Teenage Years

At 11 years old, I went to West End Secondary Modern School because I had failed the 11 plus exam which decided whether you went to grammar school and on to university, or, if you failed, went to secondary school and learned trades. The teachers were a lot better than the ones at primary school, […]

1. Early Years

I was born in Manchester, England at the Stretford Memorial Hospital, less than a mile from the Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the Manchester United Football Club Stadium, but my early memories were about life at Deep Clough, Derbyshire where I grew up. We lived in a semi-detached house in a valley about 7 miles […]