“We had to see this doctor”
Frank (not real name) was born in 1958 and went into Brockhall aged 4 in 1962, leaving later in 1960s. He returned to Brockhall aged 16 in 1974, and left in 1978.
Here he recalls an incident when as a young man a few of them had some fun with a dumper truck. As a result of this they had to go and see the doctor in the main office.
(The back – with a dumper truck – and front of the main office is pictured here.)
And would you ever go in the office?
“If I done anything wrong (laughs!) I remember – it’s a long time ago I can say now – there were about 8 lads and this lad thinking, he got a dumper from somewhere, I don’t know where he got it from. And we all piled into that and went right down sports field.
A dumper like this (in the photo)?
“Yeah, Yeah. Anyway we got done so we had to stand outside the office – all 8 of us. And then we had to see this doctor. Because we were bad or in trouble we had to see the doctor, to see what punishment we’re going to have. But he let us off sometimes. I’m not generally in that category, you know, in trouble but that moment I thought, I’ll have a go here on that. I weren’t driving, it were somebody else. But I made some good mates in there as well.
And those on the dumper were they all your mates?
“Yeah most of them were…”