||Hawke at first, then Nicholson|
||My life has been so full, but is probably of little interest to most, so
To be truthful, I didn't much enjoy my time at the POW. I was remarkably poor at all sports ---
a fatal flaw at that school. I remember many of the masters in my time 1941/45 --
(Burbly)Astley, the Headmaster; (Ginger)Gledhill, Nicholson Housemaster; (Bush)Forest, woodwork
and OTC head; (Wooly)Cheadle, English; (Pansy)James, Rhodes Housemaster and history.
We had a number of quite smart boys in my class, and I often wonder what happened to them ---
Peter Holmes, Roddy Munro, Fritz Freudenthal, Schwartz, Ling, Blowers, Brainbridge
(and his stepbrother I think, Frere).
After school I worked in the Customs in Mombasa for a bit over a year and was friendly with
Brian Bugden and Bunt Hawes. What happened to them, and Lux Horn who I shared a room at my next
stop-- university in South Africa. I graduated with a degree in Architecture and later in city
planning. I practiced for about ten years and then worked for the National Building Research
unit for about four years before becoming a lecturer at Natal University in Durban. After about
four years, I moved to the States, and completed an M.Sc and Ph.D at Columbia University. For
the next twenty years I was a professor of architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology
before retiring in 1993. I was also assistant Dean for research and published a fair amount
including a pair of books treating staircases.
I've been married for 48 years (to the same woman, an amazing artist), and
we have two children and five grandchildren.Have I put you all to sleep?
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