The Old Almondburians' Society
The Old Almondburians
The school yard in 1937 (2)
This view of the school yard in 1937 shows the famous caretaker Jim Armitage (inset) who joined the School in 1913 and was a familiar figure for the following 25 years. According to Gerald Dobson (1916-1925), he was a somewhat grotesque figure with a huge hump under his right shoulder and a 'round fleshy growth the size of a man's fist' on the left side of his neck. He was never seen to wear an overcoat and seldom a jacket.*
*A History of King James's Grammar School in Almondbury/Gerald Hinchliffe (The Advertiser Press Limited)
School yard