Happy school days
I went to St Andrew’s school (I think that was its name) from 1949-1955 and well remember the beautiful old building. It had a huge hall which had a real coal fire roaring away in the winter time. We used to have to place the school milk beside it to ‘defrost’ this pushed up the bottle tops as it thawed, so we drunk warm milk, YUK.
Learning by example
The headmaster Mr Evans was very strict and I remember three lads being caned in front of the whole school, they had been caught stealing sweets from the local shop. This was an excellent lesson to all of the rest of the pupils.
School trip to London
We went on a school trip to London and we had a meal out at Lyon’s Corner House, a ‘first’ for most of us. I don’t recall where we went in London apart from St Paul’s whispering gallery. We had nature lessons amongst the gravestones in the cemetery grounds next door. I also remember being a ‘dinner monitor’ and getting a mug of custard for my work. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me: my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org