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SCHOOL DAYS, PART TWO.


After leaving The Collegiate School, I attended another small private school known as the Wakefield Tutorial School situated at the bottom of Southgate. The Tutorial School was a branch of 'Brown's' academy, which had premises outside of Wakefield in an area known as Walton. On the curriculum were Elocution lessons and I eventually got a certificate, signed by actor Ian Carmichael, for passing the exam...which. basically, required me to read some poems, speaking in a very proper, rather posh, 'Queen's English.' But my accent was at odds with the other kids who were neigbours on our council house estate and I was looked upon as a bit of an outsider by some of them because of it.