OBITUARY The Holly Leaf (1947)

Miss E Atkins, B.A. who died early in 1947 was a member of staff at the Sheffield Pupil Teacher Centre from 1913 to 1933.

The recent death of Miss Atkins would be noted with deep regret by our older readers.  She was a member of the staff of this school for twenty years, when it was the Pupil Teacher Centre and when it became the City Secondary School.

Miss Atkins taught English, and her great knowledge and love of her subject were equalled by her ability to convey them to her pupils.  Her influence for good was far-reaching.  She was a keep judge of character, kindly and gentle, shrewd, with a rich sense of humour.

On her retirement in April, 1933, Miss Atkins devoted her time to a cause dear to her heart - that of animal protection.  An active member of the R.S.P.C.A. And of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, she abhorred cruelty in all its forms, and her quiet, unostentatious work to combat it will be greatly missed.

Miss Edith Atkins retired from Pupil Teacher Centre in 1933 - ARTICLE