Of all the posts on here about former teachers I'm surprised there is no mention of Webb Swift. What a character. If you read Michael Parkinson's first book there is a whole chapter devoted to Webb. Took me for maths in the third form. His favorite expression when you got something wrong was "Go boil your head lad". He once got so frustrated with us he put the waste paper basket on his head and proceeded to bang it on the blackboard saying "I'm just wasting my time with you lot", another time he opened a window on the top floor and sat on the ledge just shaking his head. On Friday mornings the second period he would send one of us down to the Co-op in Dodworth road to but a 'Chronicle' and 20 A1 cigs (they were the Co-ops own brand) for the mid morning break. I think he was on the board of the Co-op. In his time he was a good sportsman playing cricket in the Lancashire league and football as a semi-pro for Macclesfield.