When I left “Princo” in 1965, I went to St Marys School, also in Nairobi.
I went back to the UK briefly in 1967 and emigrated to Australia in 1968.
In Australia, I initially worked in the ‘bush’ on sheep and cattle properties, eventually settling in Melbourne.
I currently work for a carpet manufacturing company, in the commercial design and sales area.
My memories of Princo are:
Buying packets of curry peas and coca-cola from the tuck-shop.
The pride in moving from Junior School to Nicholson House, and wearing the “Nicholson” badge on my blazer
under the school badge!
“Exeat” Sundays every 3 weeks, going into Nairobi to the “flicks” at the 20th Century or Kenya cinemas.
One of the teachers, Mr Cowley, had a TV set, which he would set up in the gymnasium every Tuesday night. Boys
would sit cross-legged on the floor watching a snowy black and white picture – fascinated!!
Morning assembly in the quadrangle, raising the Union Jack to the bugle, played by a member of the school band..
Intermediate House changing to Fletcher House for day students.
“Fagging” and “Rabble Calls” - etudents of that era will remember these!
Sadly, one of the first African students drowning in the swimming pool.
Getting up early one morning in 1964 to listen to Cassius Clay fight Sonny Liston, (and eating HP sauce sandwiches!)
I had two 2nd cousins also at PoW; Bruce and Rowland Allison - they were in Grigg House.
Bruce is a charter pilot in Arusha, Tanzania and Rowland is in logisics in Perth, Western Australia.
(Registered - 6th Sept 2009)
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