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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 jean.ralph25 on Mar 24th, 2015. Send jean.ralph25 a message

 Comments & Feedback

Thu Feb 1st 2018, at 9:12 am
doro commented:
I was part of the first (I think) intake at Hugh Christie in 1961. I have a very poor memory (I think I must have gone round in a permanent dream) but I think I was really happy at HC for the two years I was there before transferring to the Technical High School for Girls after passing the Thirteen Plus. I can still remember how to sing the HC School Song!
Sun Feb 19th 2017, at 10:16 pm
trishaoohay commented:
I was in the first intake at Hugh Christie too. Mr Taylor was a good shot with the board rubber!!
I have a photo of the cast of Hansel and Gretel on my blog about Tonbridge past.
Tue Aug 30th 2016, at 3:37 pm
margaretbeeee commented:
Wow, how was it I can't remember you. The Post Office at that time was our local shop. The same school and I guess the same school bus.

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