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tones

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Mitchell's school
« on: September 09, 2020, 01:10:41 PM »
My memory was jogged about my first school, Crumlin Road Primary, referred to locally as Mitchell's, in Tennent Street, now long vanished. I went there in the 1950s. Miss Harbinson as principal, later Miss Brown. Miss Aitken with her floral house coat and woollen stockings was my first teacher.

I was taken away from it and sent to the newly-formed Cliftonville Primary (taking over the premises of the Model, which had just moved to Carr's Glen), because the folks wanted me to go to the Model. It was a good decision, because it eventually took me to Queen's, something I suspect I wouldn't have done had I stayed and gone across the road to the then Edenderry Secondary. But Miss Brown never forgot me and even in retirement followed my progress through Queen's with great interest.