Please forward this error screen to 165. The number on the right of most entries is their school with separate training of boys admission registration number.
Although of no particular relevance here, I use these numbers for research and database purposes and they’re included simply as a point of interest. There were separate series for the High School and Westoe Secondary and, in the case of the High School these numbers were “reset” a couple of times. The letter is one that I have added to indicate which series the number belongs to. 567 admissions to the High School. 1909 when the High School was taken over by the local authority, with boys still attending the school being renumbered. Series C was started in 1936 on the move to Harton and the amalgamation of the High School and Westoe Secondary School, with boys from both schools being renumbered.
High School records on the merger of the two schools in 1936. After attending the High School, Albert Allan went on to be a Traffic Apprentice in the North-East Railway. The Barbour name is known world-wide for high quality waterproof and outdoor clothes, and it was Malcom Barbour’s father, John Barbour, who established the business in South Shields in 1894. After being educated at the South Shields High School for Boys, Dennis Boyd went into National Service at 18, and worked variously in the Ministry of Defence, Board of Trade and Forestry Commission. In 1979 he was appointed the Director of Conciliation at ACAS.
A pupil of Westoe School, George Bridge found a career in insurance, and eventually became Deputy Chairman of Legal and General. Jack Brymer was a renowned clarinettist. He started his career in 1935 as a teacher in Croydon, and taught at Dean Park and Cleadon Park junior schools. He joined the RAF from 1940 to 1945, where he served as a physical training instructor. By invitation of Sir Thomas Beecham, he was appointed principal clarinetist for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1946, where he stayed until 1963 when he joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He became well known, not just as a musician, but also as a radio presenter. But he wasn’t just a classical clarinettist – he also had a life-long interest in mainstream jazz, having toured and played as a soloist.
Son of Henry Chapman, and younger brother of Robert, Frederick Ernest Chapman studied medicine at Durham University. However, his greater claim to fame was as an English Rugby Football International. He was considered to be the most talented rugby player of the six Chapman brothers and, like many rugby players from the school, was also a member of Westoe Rugby Club. Freddie Chapman also represented Durham University and Durham County, and later joined Hartlepool Rovers. Robert was one of seven brothers who went to the Boys’ High School, and came to be School Captain in 1896. He left to go to London University, where he gained a BA. When he finished at university he joined the family’s accountancy firm and was active in the Durham Artillery volunteers.