I remember...from Stephen Northwood

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7 years 1 week ago #6 by admin
I remember sitting in class one day, it was Form 1b, I was approx 6 or 7 years old, we were being taught by Miss Webster ( I think ) and the ceiling fell down !!! Someone had left a bath running and it had over flowed , flooded through the ceiling and brought all the plaster down on our heads !!
Everyone except me went off to sick bay ( I was quite tough back then ! ), I went next door to Class 1a, which was being taught by Mrs Whitehead. However I was constantly asked if I was ok by Mrs W. ( musy have looked abit shocked by my experience ) so after afew initial potestations that I was fine, I decided that sick bay did seem more attractive than 1a....so off I went to join my classmates !!
I've been trying to remember who else was in 1b with me that fateful day, can the following confirm or deny ??? James McRae, John Eastmond, Simon Wright, Giles Edwards, Jeremy Martin, Harvard 1, Jeremy Austin , N. Denison, Gregory Smith, Evans, Oliver Chope, Jonathan King. ( The school photo of 78 must take a lot of credit for jogging my memory with the names !! )
Keep up the good work Paul, you're definitely in the running for head boy next term !!
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4 years 9 months ago #234 by SALCOMBE
Replied by SALCOMBE on topic I remember...from Stephen Northwood
Stephen, I had to read this twice as I was half expecting my name to appear in the class list, but then I spotted the year '78. The same thing happened in (approx) September '61. I can't remember the class room or form other than it would have been the new boys class which I was in. Luckily on this occasion no one was in the room as the ceiling made a nasty mess of the desks n floor but was very quickly cleaned up & re plastered. But it was a big shock, like a lot of pupils this was my first time away from home. I think I wished a few years later, that the whole school had fallen down, especially if you know "W"ho had been inside! lol. Simon Pearce ex Salcombe 1961 - 66 ( I think, need to check school photos).

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