Like thousands of schools throughout the country, the South Shields High School for Boys had
to endure hardship and sadness. But for nearly 150 boys the war meant several years out in the
Westmorland countryside, and for many of those boys these were, as Ron Hodgson remembers, "great
times and memories - fantastic".
Before going on, there are many who I ought to thank for their input to this section. I'm sure
I have left out some of them, for which I apologise, but my grateful thanks go to Ron Hodgson,
George Thompson, Mabel Coombe, Mary George and Leslie Dowson, and to the Appleby-in-Westmorland
These few pages describe the school at war, and include the pages of the souvenir booklet given
to all boys.