I remember 1952 when the Head, Mr G H Cooper, came into Class 1 and told us that the King had died and we were to go home for the rest of the day as a mark of respect. Our Teacher was Miss M J Wilkins. The following year Everest was conquered and Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. I remember that some neighbours in Hereford Street invited us in to watch the Coronation on a very small black and white television. They must have been the only ones in the street to have a set. Their son also had a motor bike. I remember getting very bored with all the ceremony and ended up playing outside. I do not remember a street party at all.