I spent most of my younger life in Bexleyheath, we lived in Oaklands Road. I went to Upton Road Primary School, I remember that the Head Teacher was Miss Hughes. From there I went on to Bexleyheath Secondary Modern School for Boys, in Graham Road. I remember Mr Piper, Mr Bottomley, Mr Klien (History), Mr Cullem (English), Mr Morgan (French), Mr Locke (Sports), Mr Glover and Mr Jones (Metalwork), Mr Thorpe (Pottery) and the Headmaster was Mr Penny. The Deputy Head was Mr Austin. We also had the school divided into four Houses; Blendon (Red), Brampton (Blue), Danson (Yellow) and Upton (Green). This was between 1950 and 1953. I was a Wolf Cub at 2nd Bexleyheath Scouts in Bean Road, I was a Scout in the 4th, BexleyHeath Scouts also. I sometimes used to go to the Snooker Hall above Burtons, some Saturdays to the Drill Hall Dances (if my Dad let me out). I sometimes used to go to the Silver Lounge for a Knickerbocker Glory, I remember the Cascarini family that owned the Silver Lounge as they were at school with me. I saw on an earlier post on here that somebody upon remembering Danson Park, mentioned the Motor Boat - Miss Lingaid. Well, I also remember that appearing, it was named after the place where Bexleyheath sent a gymnastic team to in Norway in 1949. The Danson Park Lido was where we all learned to swim. The Graham Road School used to take us there for lessons. I left Bexleyheath in 1955 to go to Sea, and have never been back. I have lived in Yorkshire for the last 45 years. I am now 74 years old, 75 next Christmas Day.
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