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I remember Mr Westnidge. We had him for metalwork in the second year and I remember being well excited about using all the tools and stuff on the first day. Except we spent the entire lesson calculating how long it took for a half inch drill at so many rpm to rip the hair out of your head... Well it was 1973 and we all had flowing locks back then. Flippin' mail pattern baldness. Mrs Blagden - fit but frightening. Miss King - went on to marry one of my mates who was totally unconnected with Ashleigh. Small world.

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Mrs Blagden - fit but frightening.

 

Please tell me she was never fit - she looked like something out of a Tim Burton film.

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Oh come on. I was 14... She must be in her 70's now; bless 'er. Was it Mr Hunter with half a finger missing? I always think of him when I fire up a circular saw. I remember Mrs Hodgson the Biology teacher and her husband taking us to Muston in the 2nd Year for a weekend. Two things stood out; 1. asking her what the strange white things were that were washed up on the beach (Ryk Mayall's mice from the Young Ones) and 2. my mate laughing so much he couldn't speak when Mr Hodgson asked for a little sponk of extra gravy at the dinner table...

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And Andrew Phillips (mentioned earlier) telling everyone he was bisexual in about the third year. He was a huge David Bowie fan - the rest of us hadn't got a clue what he was talking about

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And going to the chippy at Gleadless Town End from the Upper School, buying half a small loaf, eating some of the bread out of the centre, chucking the rest at each other, then having it filled with chips. Up yours Jamie Oliver!

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And all the hard lads on their FS1E Yamaha mopeds riding down the drive billowing smoke... FREEDOM! Boy did I envy them

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And (finally) 6th Form discos at Tiffany's Treetops on London Road. At 16 I remember smoking a couple of fags, drinking cider, lager, vodka and coke, bitter and God knows what else and, strangely, all for the first time resulting in my first hangover. Dad came back off nights and had forgotten his keys so it was up at 06.15 to let him in - it took me 12 hours to start to feel better... Happy days

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And going to the chippy at Gleadless Town End from the Upper School, buying half a small loaf, eating some of the bread out of the centre, chucking the rest at each other, then having it filled with chips. Up yours Jamie Oliver!

 

Them were the days I did exactly the same from the same chippy. I remeber going into the chinese & asking if he had any chips left? when he said yes I replied your fault for making so many. Jeez it's amazing how quick you can get back to school when some mad guy is chasing you with a meat cleaver

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And Andrew Phillips (mentioned earlier) telling everyone he was bisexual in about the third year. He was a huge David Bowie fan - the rest of us hadn't got a clue what he was talking about

 

Hi, chevysheff. i remember AP telling us that (I was in his form) and i knew what he was on about. I think most of the people we knew thought he was just saying it for dramatic effect - anyone know what happenned to him (or if he IS bi?!!! :D )

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Alright, maybe a little artistic licence...! I met Andrew Wragg on Friends Reunited a few years ago and he'd kept in touch with Phillis for a while along with Chris Kynaston, Jeff Marsden (Marsh Hog), David Armstrong and, I think, Bob Eaton. Anyone else remember John Firth, Stephen Oates, William Ward, David Tofts, Andrew Bellamy, Andew Smith (smiffy), David Needham (Neenee), Russell Senior (not difficult) and Ian Hopkinson?

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Anyone remember Judith Willis? She left in the mid to late 70's I'm trying to get in touch but can't find any trace of her so far.

 

I remember Judith Willis, though I don't know where she is now... last time I saw her must have been in the early 80's in town.

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Oh come on. I was 14... She must be in her 70's now; bless 'er. Was it Mr Hunter with half a finger missing? I always think of him when I fire up a circular saw. I remember Mrs Hodgson the Biology teacher and her husband taking us to Muston in the 2nd Year for a weekend. Two things stood out; 1. asking her what the strange white things were that were washed up on the beach (Ryk Mayall's mice from the Young Ones) and 2. my mate laughing so much he couldn't speak when Mr Hodgson asked for a little sponk of extra gravy at the dinner table...

 

I remeber going to Muston a few times; the last time was in 75/6 when we went as part of our Art O'level.... I remember having to draw train lines ..... to learn about perspective! And being told that the old place use to be a undertakers cottage and workshop etc, which meant that d we were always scared that some of the old residents were going to come and visit us.

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