Memories of the Boys School in the 1960s [+]

Memories of your time at the Boys School in the 1960s


  1. I attended School there from 1957-1961.

    I remember a Mr Vaughan (Fred) who taught me in a Class Room in the Church Hall where we entered from the Playground. As you entered the Building the Classroom was to the left and a Staircase in front of you took you to the School Dinner area.

    Woodwork Teachers were a Mr Ball and Mr Jordan (Joe)

    I also remember a Chemistry Teacher Mr Wilcox ?

    Di Davies was there during my years.

    Jake Jeffries used to play Rugby and I remember him coming in one Monday with a Black Eye ! He was a very strict Master.

    Mr Dash could throw a mean accurate Blackboard Rubber.

    I appeared in a production of a Musical “Once Aboard The LuggIer” produced by Peter Fowler.

    Miss Harrison was Stan Lowes Secretary in the 60’s

    Also RE Teacher Mr Grant (Oggy)

    Just a few memories at the minute but will forward anything else that comes to mind.

    Great to see this posting !

    [imported from email]

  2. Dear Dave

    Great to hear from you

    Geoff did mention your project and I recognise so many faces- names I had forgotten- Nigel Seville I think was one. Jovan sent me a photo of Mr Atmers Russian class. He may have another print otherwise I can look for it in my boxes!

    I will check out the link at my leisure but Stan Lowes Mr Codrington and Cyril the RE teacher bring back fond memories. I remember him throwing a blackboard eraser at Nick Britten - there's another name just come back to me!

    I will be back in touch

    Chris (1965 - ??]

    [imported from email - abridged]

  3. Edited extract from an email Received from Avril S

    In the mid 60s there was a collaboration between Saint Mary Redcliffe boys, and girls at Colston's girls' school (not Temple Colston).

    The play was "The Merchant of Venice ", and I played Jessica. Julia Richards played Portia and Frank Thomas played Shylock. Somewhere I have an old school magazine with a review of the play.

    Apparently with others I "breathed life and action and sweet gentility into the whole production ". Quite a stretch!

    I remember Harry Greenslade, Pete Clifford and Mike Dash very clearly. We went boating at Salford near Keynsham and hang out in the coffee bars on Park Street.

  4. I came across this website by accident, what a delight! It took me back to 1962 through 1965 when as a very young man I taught Science there. I remember Head Master Lowes and my friend and language teacher Peter Atmer. I also remember the betting shop on the corner where I worked on Saturdays for a period and the historic lead shot tower. And of course I also remember the beauty of the Church and its stained glass windows which contrasted so vividly with the relative poverty of Bedminster.
    My only claim to "fame" in school history is that I was the first to teach a group of pupils the "O" level syllabus in science. Many of them passed and one even did well enough to get transferred to a grammar school.
    I have lived "overseas" for almost 40 years but I still remember Bristol (where I went to University) and St. Mary's with great affection.

    Michael Rosenberg


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