Brian Simpson, Hilda Dixon, Miles Baron, a hen, Kingsley Crawford and John Howes. Note the yellow 'W' blazer badge that signified a member of the Wymondham Technical School. The Grammar School badges were white. Photo taken 1955.
"The 'hen' would have been a young cockerel. Miles was probably showing/explaining how they were turned into 'capons'. This involved sticking a large bore needle into the back of the neck and inserting a tablet, almost the size of an aspirin if I remember correctly, under the skin. Basically it gave them a large dose of female hormones to keep them docile instead of fighting and to put on weight." - A Former Inmate
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