years of age, Bill Braide was born in Warrington. He took a degree in
English Language and Literature at Liverpool University before taking
up an initial appointment at Ballymena Academy in Northern Ireland.
Having family connections with Huddersfield, he was delighted when a
vacancy at King James's occurred in 1936 and had a successful
interview with Taylor Dyson in Huddersfield Town Hall.
Bill Braide talks extensively about his three years at the School,
which he describes as the happiest of his whole teaching career. In
particular, he remembers his colleagues from that time, including
Taylor Dyson himself, Walter Haigh, Leonard Ash, Edward Akroyd, Reg
Addy, Fred Hudson and many others.
Bill left King James's in 1939 to take up a position at Hanson
Boys' High School, Bradford (where Fred Hudson and his brothers had
been educated). He subsequently moved into Further Education and
spent the major part of his career with the Inner London Education
Authority where he held many senior positions.