My mam and dad split up and I was sent to Bisley. At first I was hard to get used to but I made a lot of friends. My first house was Trojans then went up to Ironsides. Barry Evans told us stories that he made up after lights out and took Billy Bunter off to a t.
Mr Burrage was in charge and the head master was Mr T T Barns. I remember Mr Berry, Jack Standing. I tried the violin, Mr Botting was the teacher but could not get away with it. I remember one house capt, Les Hobeax, not sure of the spelling, played with Lonney Donagan with his skiffle band. We enjoyed the weekends playing out in the fields, and the television came up out of the stage and shone on the screen. We all looked forward to the holidays, everyone got dressed long before the bell went to go down for breakfast then leave to get to our destinations, some nights we would have pillow fights with the other dormitories - great fun. Fred Heyburn
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