‘The Straight Furrow – Some Memoirs of A Surrey Village Schoolmaster 1936-61′
by Fred Dixon
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Fred Dixon was headmaster of Ripley C of E School for 25 years. His memoirs are the personal recollections of a determined and purposeful man, who cared deeply for the children he taught. He vowed from the start to ‘plough a straight furrow’ to steadfastly improve the conditions in the school for his pupils. This record provides an absorbing insight into his struggle with established forces in education and village life during a period of great social change just prior to, during and after the 1939/45 war.
Published 1986. ISBN 978 0 9509961 1 4