Medstead, The School c.1955

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Memories of Medstead


I went to school here from about 1971 when I had just turned 6 until the age of 11 when I was sent off to the Amery Hill Secondary, in nearby Alton.

I went to this school during part of the Second World War years and was in Miss Backhouse's class, she used give you the ruler across the back of your hands if you were caught talking. Other boys that were there at that time were Chris Prier, Terry Jeffries and the Rawling brothers. Happy Days.

I remember the Great Dane in the picture. My Grandma had a Yorkshire/Manchester Terrier cross, and the two animals looked so incongruous when they met. My aunt Doris Greenslade lived in a tiny cottage owned by Walter Little Senior situated 100 yards to the left of the post office in the picture.

i can remember menia cottage from a very early age.its not there anymore knocked down to make way for modern and bigger houses.to me that little tinned roof bungalow was heaven i lived there with mum and dad and my 5 brothers and 3 sisters until i was 23.now we have lost another brother (andy) i wish we (...Read full memory)

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