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I attended 1961/68
There are many comments made by pupils here with many memories of particular teachers or events. My time at the grammar school was 1961-1968, and during this period two photographs were taken in 1962 and 1966. I was only in the July 1966 one, the same month when England won the FIFA World Cup, as I believe I was off sick with chicken pox for the 1962 one.
I look back with really fond memories of my time at BHASGS particularly enjoying the sports available as I was not very academic. The main sports master was Mike Smith who later became Manager of the Egypt and Wales national football teams and he took Wales to the quarter finals of the 1976 European Football Championship. Another sports master was Mike Yaxley who spent a number of years at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club as their physiotherapist including when ‘The Seagulls’ played against Manchester United in the FA Cup Final in 1983. Both of these masters are in the photo.
If you recognise yourself or someone else, or can share your memories of this time, please leave a comment below.
Many of the pupils excelled at sport and two of my friends, also in the photo, are John Spencer who played cricket for Sussex, and Peter Munro who played football for England Schoolboys. I am sure many other pupils went on to have successful careers so I hope I can look forward to reading comments from fellow Old Boys.
Past & Present Association
Quite a few of my year group still meet up in Hove quarterly for a drink and curry as well as attending the annual school reunion lunch. This year the lunch will be held on the 12 July 2014 and anyone interested can find further information here. Also anyone who attended the grammar school or the 6th form college can join the Past & Present Association.