Hello David. Congrats etc on the OW's day. I enjoyed it greatly.It certainly stirred up waves of nostalgia.I was a little
perturbed by WJ and Rogers assertion that the Group Captains quarters were to be demolished. I had a look at the building
and couldn't see much wrong with it.So I'm going to put my foot right in it now and offer to renovate it,the purpose of which
exercise would be to provide the school with additional space, presumably not as a carpentry workshop,maybe an art room,and
retain the GPs quarters as a shrine,with a metal bed and a pot,which I recall is what he had,the old woman who used to do
the school dinners used to empty it in the wc under the stairs.It could even have a train set installed.I'd like that. I believe
Peter Mellor is a surveyor,perhaps he would like to survey the place with me and take the project forward. It would be a great
shame to lose the building,especially as there isn't much left of the school that we remember.They ought to have a swimming
pool as well, but I'm not digging that out by hand (again)!
Please convey my gratitude to the organizers and staff,and I look forward to next years do. Hopefully the team will have tracked
down more of us by then.
I was glad that the pupils are playing rugby,which brings me to a piece of nostalgic conversation I was having with Peter
Wetzel and Davic HC,Peter asked if we knew what had happened to Harold Richardson,we didn't,but both of us were playing in
the infamous rugby match when the unfortunate Richardson dislocated his collarbone.Luckily Messrs Foster and Metcalfe were
on hand to administer first aid,which consisted of the former placing his foot on Richardsons neck and the latter wrenching
his arm savagely upwards,and with a loud crunch accompanied by much screaming from the patient,his displaced part was reinstated,I
cant remember if he took any further part in the game,but it would be interesting to remind him about it if he is located
eventually.I have to go back home to Madeira shortly but will be back quite soon,hopefully you will have some news for me
when I return.
All the best..Rod