Childhood Days Around Tonbridge - a Memory of Tonbridge.
My parents moved to the village of Golden Green in about 1956,
, to run the village shop and post office.
At first I was sent to Sussex Road school, but soon moved me as one of the first intake to the New Hugh Christie, a brand new school, head teacher was Mr Howard, science teacher was Mr Taylor, Mr Dibble, was in charge of metal and wood work. I must think theses good teachers for setting me in the right direction for the rest of my life.
In 1959 I left school at 15 years old, to join the Royal Engineers at Old Park Barracks, Dover.
My parents sold the shop in Golden Green in 1962 and moved to the Isle Of Grain.
I have very many happy memorys of theses childhood days, and must thank the teacher's of Hugh Christie. Just one of these is standing on Tonbridge railway station watching train like the Golden Arrow, hence my know love of steam trains.
I often wonder what happened to my old class at HC. Any takers?
A memory shared by on Mar 24th, 2015.
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