Robert Brown's early schooling was at St John's Infant & Junior School
in South Shields from April 1921. he transferred from there in February, 1927, to
the Grange Boys' School in Jarrow, where he stayed until the end of the school
year. In September, 1927, he went to Jarrow Central School, but moved back
to South Shields and the South Shields Central School from January, 1928, to
It was 16 years later, in 1948, that he went on to further education, when he attended
Freckleton Training College, near Preston. This was for a one-year course to
get his teacher's certificate.
Armed with this, he joined the staff of the South Shields High School for Boys,
where he stayed until he left in July, 1956 to take up a position at the Cleadon
Park Secondary Modern School.