Memories of the school:
Having some good friends
CCF camp based in Nanyuki and taking a trip into the NFD.
Scouts and associated camps.
Social in Scott in 1960 with real live girls from KGHS
Guy Fawkes night with 50 cent bangers and other assorted fireworks
The swimming pool on Sunday afternoons with my cousin Roger Wooller
The library and reading room - both very well stocked. Spent many hours
there reading in the World War II section.
Trips into Nairobi - ostensibly to visit the dentist or something but
actually getting out of prep and visiting Osman Yakubs the second-hand store
full of ex-army equipment. A real Aladdin's Cave.
Best teachers I ever had with Hill for maths and Caswell for Science for
Films in the hall, especially the Quatermass Experiment - at the time
quite a horror film
Lining up for mass school injections. The needles got blunter as the
queue moved on! TAB and 'baboon's blood' against polio
Listening to 'The Day of the Triffids' on a crystal set after 'lights out'
and the discussions the next day
The trip home on the train to Kisumu and trying to smoke 60 cigarettes
before the train arrived!! (Was as sick as a dog!)
Going on a 'practice run' of the cross country course and ending up at a
friend's house munching biscuits when, I believe, the whole house was gated
Playing squash and tennis - the latter badly, the former, not too bad
Discovering photography and using the cupboard under the stairs in Scott
as a dark room
Refugees coming to the school from the Congo. I loaned my raincoat to one
of them ....
Not really part of the school but I was still a student there at the time:
Outward Bound Course January 1961 and the view from the upper slopes of Kibo
at sunrise. Never been that fit before or since ...
What I have done since:
1961 Returned to England and attended Wanstead County High School
1963-1966 Borough Road Teacher Training College
1966-1969 Teaching in Northolt, Middlesex
1969 Came to New Zealand for a two year working holiday but been here
Taught in Westport, Auckland, Kimbolton, back to Auckland.
Now Principal of an Intermediate School with 600 11 to 13 year olds
1978 Married Marguerite and have one daughter, Sarah, who is training to
be a teacher.
We live in West Auckland on 5 acres with two cats, 10 sheep and a number of
rabbits which I am trying to eliminate.
No photos at all. The trunk in which they were stored, along with copies of
the Impala 1957 - 1960, was stolen.
(Registered - 19th July 2003)
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