Hanley High School 1894-1970, by AJ Howie

Hanley High School 1894-1970, by AJ Howie

Published privately in 1970, 28 pages. A4 size booklet (A30UWSOX1)

From the editorial by A.J. Howie: The method we have chosen of presenting the history of the School is to use original sources; direct summary of the factual evidence has been avoided. This approach, apart from giving relevant historical details, also permits inter­pretation by those who are affected by the events. The School is then seen as a living community rather than as an unchanging institution. The main sources of material have been documents from the past and articles written by former pupils. The log book was kept for many y-ears especially for a period after the beginning of the School. Although it is, on the whole, a rather tedious statement of events in School, at times the purely factual report is punctuated by human touches which enliven the record. By extracting and presenting these we hope to illustrate the relation of the School to its inmates and to the outside world. Previous School magazines have supplied material, in particular for the section on R. J. Mitchell, possibly the most illustrious former pupil. We have also contacted several olh Hanliensians, of both sexes, for reminiscences of their time at Hanley. Their articles are valuable because they provide an insight into life at School, which is, after all, what we wish to emphasise. The contents include:

December 1927 Old Hanliensian Club
July 1937 in memoriam Reginald Joseph Mitchell
1941 Reginald Mitchell
Mitchell Memorial Fund
Extracts from Log Book
Magazine Extracts
Personal Articles

The condition of the booklet is generally good. The covers have some minor scuffs and blemishes, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and bound.