Seven Decades Of Shaftesbury Memories – Former Girls’ School PE Teacher Ann Brooks

Ann Brooks shares her stories from seven decades of living in Shaftesbury and recalls her time as the girls’ school PE teacher, a job she started in 1958.

Ann Brooks

Ann remembers her black eye, which helped her strike up a conversation with her future husband, and she tells Alfred how the school’s girls convinced her to host ballroom sessions. The girls had an ulterior motive!

In our extended chat, Ann also remembers plans to expand Shaftesbury as a London overspill town, rather like Andover.