Your sister Doreen has been in contact with my sister.
Glad you remembered the lad at Lamertons. When I tell people about him they laugh at me an say, I didn't know you was that old and was around with the stage coaches.
I was one of the last people to leave the seniors at 14.I left on my birthday, 28/3/1947.Les Cheeseman and I went to the same firm on that day to see personel Manager and we did not go back to school to say our goodbyes.
John ( eggo ) Eggins.
I class as a cuckooite my name is Phil Sim i was born at 93 Beresford Ave on 9/10/41
i went to all the cuckoo schools infants ,juniors and seniors.
I remember all the Finucanes,Bransfields,and many more.
I must have been at the seniors in1952,was inthe same class as George Perry
Roy Adams Derek Wilkinson,Graham Boulter,Tony Cressy.etc
We had Praggy as our maths teacher come football boss,there was,Pickering the PE teacher
Lock music.Bartholomew was art.Great days,great fun.I remember the lunchtimes also
going up the chippie,getting half a loaf filling it with chips,if i remember Mr Oliver gave us a
rocket though walking along the road back to school eating our version of a chip buttie.
I played in the school football team we were preety good as i remember that always got
Praggy excited.Mon mornings we would get one of the boys to ask Praggy what the game was like
on the Saturday,he would start his report and we then new maths would go by the board that morning
because he would go on through the lesson.
This looks a great site i bumped into by mistake and hope towrite again soon
Hi Phil, welcome to the site,dont run off again as it is nice to read of the new memories I was born in 1940 so we are not that far apart my brothers name was Brian Holt although after a play at school he got nicknamed Ben Gunn
hope to hear more from you soon.
Hi Phil, dear Old Reg never told us anything about footy, if only we had known he had such a great interest, there would have been no maths lessons, we had to ask him about the bloomin' war, boring boring!
How long was he at the school?
We, the Maguire family, lived at 263 Greenford Avenue but there were no kids living in or around our area, mainly lots of retired old folk, really nice people though.
I was at Brentside from 1969 to 72 before leaving to join the Underground. But at school I can remember from memories, Derek Sweeney from 131 Greatdown Road, Steve Williams from 62 Wescott Crescent, Steve Golds from 77 Mayfield Gdns, Bob Simpson from 70 Bridge Ave, Naresh Shah - a really good friend who moved onto Julien Rd in Ealing....I think. Would be great to make contact again.
Hi Eddie,he was there when I left in 1952.I played football for Cuckoo seniors also Ealing borough school team when I was 14 .Praggy was the team manager or coach at the time and him and Pickering did not get along as Pickering was the school coach.Allways remember Praggy would have his hair plastered with Brylcream and he would have danddruff all over his jacket but must say he was a good teacher and the boys liked him a lot.I was head boy or head prefect for Mr Oliver for my time in 4th year,(Sorry Jim) I left at Christmas time just befor my 15 birthday.Have great memories of my years at that school and all the friends I had.Great hearing from you are you in Australia.
Hi Eddie i've no idea how long he was there,but we soon sussed him out mondays was easy lesson day with him, did you know his full name was reginald alan pragg initials R.A.P i wonder who carved the C in front of the other initials on his leather brief case,er by the way it wasn't me
Tommy great dicription of praggy hair smoothed back and covered in dandruf,by the way dose anyone remember a Mr Fry he was a teacher in the juniors.i went to france to my uncles when i was 10 and brought back a swollow tail butterfly not seen in this country very rare,i took it to class and Fry stood me out in front of the class to tell the class what i'd got.He stood behind me(i'm sure you know whats coming)with BOTH hands on my shoulder.I think it was then i new i liked girls
I remember Fry the music teacher...he was always scratching his own butt in assembly.
Quite right tags,its a wonder he wasn't scratching someone elses,do you remember Mr Griggs and his pipe he was a great teacher,and he used to keep the TWIG as he called it above the blackboard,he used to ask if we would like if we kept talking,you could hear a bloody pin drop,pity there arn't more of his kind now,instead of these tosspots who make the rules that you cannot cane kids of today it never hurt me(IT DID AT THE TIME)but i didn't want it again and it taught me RESPECT a word that is no longer in our vocabulary