A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

Silver Jubilee School

A Memory of Bury St Edmunds.

I attended the Silver Jubilee School in Grove Rd. from 1966, when I failed my 11 plus! to about 1971. I have mixed memories about the school, but the music department saved me, and many other aspiring musicians under the great guidance of Mr. Lawford Smith.

At this time my elder brother Michael Constable worked at P.C. Waits men's clothing shop in the market square.
I have fond memories of the market days. Does anyone remember the man in the bowler hat who sold china plates etc. near to the Moyes Hall? He used to throw them around, and was a real character. No PC in those days!!

I used to practice the organ at St. Peters Church in Hospital Rd. Before going on to the Cathedral with lessons from the great Harrison Oxley, and Wilfred Mothersole.

I recently visited Bury, and could not believe the changes in road systems etc. But the lovely old Abbey Gardens remain as I remember as a child.

Just a few treasured memories


Added 30 July 2020


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