Mr. Shaddock was a teacher at the Lower Mitcham School, possibly 1920s to 1930s.
Arthur, a pupil in the school from 1927 to 1933, said:
Mr Shaddock was a teacher who smacked our faces if we did anything wrong. If you were good and he thought you were okay, he would take you to the speedway at Wimbledon which cost 6d. each to go in. He would take about six of you at a time.
Some Wednesdays we had sparring boxing with him, until one day when Freddy Stevens hit Mr Shaddock hard on the nose, and made it bleed. He packed it up after that!