Mr Alan E Payne

Last updated: 1 Oct 02

c1966 – post 1970


Scan of newspaper photo

Mr Payne taught French and built his own “language laboratory” from ex-army radio kit. This was installed in room 15 and was a right bodge with uncomfortable bakelite headphones to numb the ears. Nevertheless it shows the spirit of the man that he did this off his own back in an attempt to bring language teaching at the school up to date with minimal resources. He lived in Chestnut Road on the Golf Links estate in Wednesbury.

Jim Croton