Haverton Hill School c1930s

Haverton Hill School was in Windsor Street, it served both boys and girls but they were segregated, for many years, Les Jobson was headmaster at the boys school and Miss Yule or Yuill (spelling uncertain) was the girls headmistress. Les Jobson later became the first director of the Forum theatre. The school, along with a large part of Haverton Hill disappeared in the 1960s/70s.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.

8 thoughts on “Haverton Hill School c1930s

  1. My mom, Peggy Brown, went to Haverton Hill school in the early 1930s before the family moved to Billingham. When I was young mom told me about Hannah Yuile .. mom was terrified of the woman! Miss Yuile’s preferred form of discipline/punishment e.g. for two girls talking in class, was to put her pencil between her teeth while saying “Ye ought to think black burnin’ shame of yourselves” and then bang their heads together.
    Something I’ve never forgotten mom telling me.


  2. Mr Beresford was headmaster in the late forties then Mr Hunt in the early fifties. There was a lane running to the left of the school in the photo which lead to Harry Meeks scrapyard. Across the road from the school in this photo was a fish shop but I can’t remember the name


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