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Happy Days - a Memory of Whitchurch.
My name is Selwyn Ball, I was also a border at Whitchurch Grammar School in the fifties, and i well remember . Ian Jolly, James Cracknell, Malcome Davidson, and many others .We in fact shared the same dorm. I was a poor scholar and consistantly held my position of bottom of the class through the years. I really didn't fit in to well with many of my class mates but i think it was being with guys like the above that made my schooldays acceptable. I believe we were all in the army cadets together.I remember well how on occasions you could be selected to ring the school bell between lessons, and it surprised me , the first time i rang it just how heavy the bell was, and it certainly made one hell of a din.I was in Kent house and was selected to play for the school rugby team simply because i was spotted by Mr Johnson making a fluke tackle which seemed to impress him, but i was never built to really play rugby because i was painfully thin them days. We had a relatively good bunch of teachers, and i got on pretty well with all of them except a guy who taught latin a subject i could never see any value in, an now that i am 74 I am more convinced of its uselessness, as i have never once in my entire life had to revert to its use.. I spent most of my spare time helping the gardner who was a really decent guy, and i picked up many useful hints in gardening from him that has served their purpose over the years. I left school just before my sixteenth birthday. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who may remember me, it would be interesting to know how others have faired over the years. My email address is email@example.com
A memory shared by on Jul 13th, 2016.
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