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Memories Of A Choir Boy

A Memory of Bideford

Seeing the pic of the font in St Marys brought back memories of my time as a choir boy there, part of a tradition in our family.  Our choir master was Mr Sellers a teacher at Geneva School also known as 'Jumbo' because of his large ears!
New boys were intitated into the choir with a ritual (including me) in which you had to run around the church outside, then hit on head with bell rope and finally thrown into the holly bush!!!  It sounds cruel I know but was done and taken in good humour by all and I enjoyed my time in the choir immensely.

A memory shared by Michael Sheppard , on Apr 11th, 2007.

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