School Days - a Memory of Barkingside.
My family came back from Australia in 1952. We were housed in the old R.A.F camp in Forest Rd. In the fine weather we walked across the fields that ran at the back of the camp to Failop School, Fencepiece Rd. After a year we moved to Greenwood Gardens next to the school . In the junior school I remember one teacher Mr Penny.
I went to the secondry school in 1955. I remember with fond memories the head master Mr Smith And the history teacher Mr Sanderson.
When I left school in spring of 1959 I went to work at Mallets Surgical Instruments which was in the old post office buildings behind Pithers the bakers. we were supplied the afternoon tea by the bakers ( I am not sure if we had to pay for it or if the boss paid)
After 9 months I left and got a job at George E Gray Ltd timber merchants in Horns Road.working in their store in Ley Street. I stayed there for 7 years then moved acroosthe road and worked at Finch Froy .
Robert W Howes
A memory shared byon Feb 8th, 2015.
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