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Metalwork was originally one of the Technical School's main subjects. Until 1960 the metalwork classes were in outbuildings in Moorland Road. One workshop for hand work and forging - the other for machining. The former was the old hospital mortuary. The workshops shared a common wall with a house in Lingard Street - which must have been a noise problem for the occupants. Some people remember a blacksmith's forge in the covered entry between the workshops.

2003 Metalwork workshops building 2017 Rear of metal workshops building
JTS - Metalwork Workshop JTS - Metalwork Workshop
JTS 1940s Metalwork class JTS 1940s Metalwork Class

The final High Lane campus was well equipped with two metalwork workshops housed in the original 1947 concrete Technical Block. There was also a workshop for legacy plumbing and brickwork which became obsolete probably after Mr "Sam Brick" Ernest left in 1962.
However from the early 1960's the School became focused on academic achievement.

Haywood High - STHS workshop remnants - 2002
2002 Haywood High RCDT room.
Remnants of STHS Metalwork and Metalwork workshop fittings

Raymond Dean Metalwork projects

Raymond Dean (1951-54) says
"Metalwork items that I made at Stanfield. Note the design fault in the G clamp, the threaded spindle is too short so the clamp cannot be fully closed!!

During my apprenticeship I forged two more G clamps when I did 3 months "blacksmithing" which I still have & they do fully close."

If you have pictures, drawings, or memories of the metalwork classes please send the Webmaster an email.


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