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Albert Bottom


School photograph, 1921

Scan of a testimonial for Albert Bottom, pupil at Pye Bank Primary School.
Albert Bottom's testimonial, 1925 © Peter England

Sepia photograph of a class from Pye Bank Primary School, 1921.
Class photograph from 1921. Albert is sitting cross legged in the front row, third from the right © Peter England

Albert Bottom was a pupil at Pye Bank Primary school during the 1920s. His son still has the testimonial written by the headmaster for Albert just before he left school. This is what he would have presented to employers when looking for work. There is also a class photo from 1921 when Albert was around 11 years old. Albert is the third child from the right, squatting on the front row and looking very determined. Albert was fourteen when he left school. We don't know what his first job was but he later became a commercial traveller selling office equipment.