Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Fw: Brentside Photo,
I found cuckooites and thought I would send you my only photo from my time
at Brentside 1954-1959.
I joined when Mr Oliver was head. At the first assembly he said we had all
failed our 11 plus, therefore we could not expect to be doctors, solicitors
etc, but they would give us the skills to ensure we would never be out of
Mr Phillips took over as head in the second year. He was proud of his
Greaves scrambler motorbike - Greaves was his brother in law.
Mr Phillips has recurring malaria and eventually died of it.
When he arrived he discovered that no one had ever taken exams before, so he
put us in for RSA's and then asked who would like to stay on to take GCEs. I
think boys from 4A and 4B amalgamated to form a 5th year. I passed Maths and
In this photo I remember very few names.
The teachers from the left in the back row are Mr Davies?, Mr Morgan, Mr
Jones, Mr Williams (PE) Brian Bartholomew (Art - left to be Set Designer
On the far right is Jim Farr, and I am next to him.
Mr Davy (music) with the glasses is at the front.
Front left is Charlie Baker, with Bob Pearce just behind him.