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Friday, 19 January 2018

Memories of "Miss Danson" from an Unexpected Source.

My aunt Edith - Edith Danson had featured on a blog profile I wrote some time ago. Edith was born 2nd September 1907, followed just a year and a week later by my mother, Kathleen, born on 8th September 1908, daughters of William and Alice Danson of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. They remained very close as sisters and most of the photographs I have of Aunt Edith show her almost always with my mother - below. 

Aunt Edith was fond of regaling me with stories of the family and her life in teaching. She was the only one of the family to win a scholarship to Fleetwood Grammar School, riding the four miles on her bike in all weathers. She became a teacher at Burn Naze School in Thornton Clevelys, near Fleetwood  (a poor area of town in the 1920's and 30's) and had a keen memory for past pupils (particularly black sheep) and humorous incidents such as excuse notes, written for absences. 

I have my blog and Facebook to thank for a wonderful update on Aunt Edith. Ex pupils at the school set up a Facebook page on Burn Naze School Past ahead of the centenary of the school and in a google search found my blog and got in touch.   

I gave them the link to my profile and this resulted in comments from former pupils of "Miss Danson", who was remembered  with fondness

"Miss Danson was my first teacher and was a lovely lady.

Just read Miss Danson's history and pictures - very interesting and I always thught she was a wodnerful teacher with lots of patience and undesrsstnaind. 

I started Infants in 1963 and Miss Danson was my first teacher.   

What a lovely  tribute to a wodnerful teacher - my first teacher at Burn Naze School in 1956.
Fantastic tribute and pictures - just as I remember her.?
Amongst learning our tables, reading and writing etc. who remembers knitting cvlass with Miss Danson, making a sackcloth needleword case using blacnket stitchm  with Miss Hampshire, pounds, shillings and pence and "readl" writing with Mrs.  Bullough,  paper mache monsters with Mr Brown and  makign ahdn puppets with Mr Blair". 

Sadly the photogrpah below is the only one of Edith (front right)  with her class.


Such memories delighted me and added to the picture of my much loved aunt.


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