Walking down from Grigg House for lessons with Mt Kenya visible in the
Learning the new National Anthem ready for Uhuru.
Swimming in the pool late at night.
Getting whacked over the head with a panga one night in the dorm and
thinking I was going to bleed to death! I spent a very unhappy day in the
police station being accused of all sorts of nefarious deeds! If anyone out
there knows the true story of why it happened, I would be very interested to
learn. I never found out - I just woke up with a sore head and a very bloody
Since leaving School: I moved on to HMS Conway in England as did a few others over the
years (see below). For many years I worked in the UK MOD in computers before setting up my own
Like a few others from Princo, I went on to a school in the UK called HMS Conway. I am the
webmaster for that school's site - www.hmsconway.org.
Conway was a naval college and we wore naval uniform. Strangely the Conway prefects badge
seems to have been identical to the POW prefects badge (see photo below). The item 'inside'
the Conway badge was a three towered castle. I do not recall what was 'inside' the POW one.
Is this just a coincidence? I recall that the founder of POW was a naval officer called
Nicholson. Do you have any information about the POW prefects badge or Nicholson? It may be
that Nicholson was an Old Conway (Conway was founded in the early 1800s) and simply brought
the design with him! The more prosaic answer may just be that there was some central school
outfitters somewhere who had this as a standard design! Any light you can shed would be most
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