its subjects had expanded to include dressmaking, welding and horticulture.
The Abrahams went to London, where max was found a job by Col Levey in a factory making spectacle hinges. But he soon set up his own successful house decoration business until retiring. Paper hanging and house decoration had been among the courses taught at Leeds.
The “boys” kept in touch through reunions marking, among other highlights, the 60th anniversary of their departure from Berlin and max’s 90th birthday. All had stayed in the engineering field.
He is survived by his wife, daughter, ruth, two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Max Abraham ( centre) on his 90th birthday surrounded by ex-pupils