John Haswell Dawkins
Tough first year in Junior House - I've never been respectful enough of my seniors.
Four years in Grigg before returning to Junior for my last year
My claim to fame was to win the competition for the national fund-raising (Tokyo) Olympics stamp, and have it in all
I won the Art prizes for my last few years, so have a special affection for the Art masters
- I've even got a water colour of Sims' (I think that was his name) that hung in Junior house for years.
I look back on my time at the 'PoW' (which was always stuck on our trunks to get them safely from the train to school)
as a time of order and security, which I now realise, made sense of me fitting well into IT for a career (creating ordered
systems), in London, Saudi, and York - where we are now.
From school I went to Theological College for a London Dip Theol, then into IT. But I've come back to the Theol, (my
parents were missionaries for 50+ years), by getting ordained (CofE) more recently, working in voluntary mode...... (It
must be in the genes - my son is getting ordained too.)
Two people I'd like to hear from/about, who haven't surfaced so far, are Peter Knight (Rhodes, Head of School 1965), and
Phillip Eyre (Grigg to 1965) who was a terrific swimmer and long-jumper, and enjoyed Art too.
(Registered - 13th November 2005)
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