Bill Hunter started his education at Stanhope Road Elementary
in 1918 from where, at the age of 12, he moved to Westoe
Secondary School. On leaving school in 1931, at the age
of 18, he took a place at Armstrong College (Durham University)
where he studied Maths and Physics, with Chemistry and Botany
as subsidiary subjects.
He gained his BSc in 1934 and carried on an extra year to
take his Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Teaching, where
he spent his three months' teaching practice at Jarrow
In February, 1936, he took up a place at Laygate Lane
Boys Juniors where he stayed until he left in September,
1940 (presumably for his war service). And in February, 1946,
he joined the staff of the South Shields High School for
Boys. It isn't known when he left the school, but he was
still there in the late 1960s.