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Guestbook - April 2005

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[12 APR 05] MEMORIES OF KING EDWARD VI GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  I only completed the basic 5 years at KEGS (Nuneaton) but I always felt that it gave me a firm base on which to start my adult life. Great sports and hard but human although somewhat quirky masters.

Muck, Ted, Clem, Sid, Mick, Pinky (to name just a few) were all great characters in their own right. Mustn't forget Mr Branston, a gentle unappreciated deputy head, although there are many more I could mention.

These blokes gave KEGS its backbone in spite of their canes, bunsen burner tubing, flying board rubbers, map rolls and many other medieval(sorry Ted) tortures. Maybe it was because of them? - I don't know.

Even the oval ball added to the experience, and although a soccer lover myself, I dug in and played for the school team every season. I was a super Sadler, like Ted Ghent the Beduth bookie and my uncle before me in the mid forties. No grubby Greens, weedy Walton's or smelly Elliot's for me. My still best mate, Graham Anderton, was a Green - but you can't have everything.

I was so sorry when KEGS changed to a College and now I hear the Old School is to be deserted and who knows what is to become of it. It seems change is a must in everything but never more so than in this day and age. I am convinced that it's not always for the better. It's definitely not the case for King Edward VI Grammar School, Nuneaton.

As the last line of the school song goes - God bless the brave old School.
CONTACT Paul Johnson  (1960-65)
 
[12 APR 05] MEMORIES OF KING EDWARD VI GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  I only completed the basic 5 years at KEGS (Nuneaton) but I always felt that it gave me a firm base on which to start my adult life. Great sports and hard but human although somewhat quirky masters.

Muck, Ted, Clem, Sid, Mick, Pinky (to name just a few) were all great characters in their own right. Mustn't forget Mr Branston, a gentle unappreciated deputy head, although there are many more I could mention.

These blokes gave KEGS its backbone in spite of their canes, bunsen burner tubing, flying board rubbers, map rolls and many other medieval(sorry Ted) tortures. Maybe it was because of them? - I don't know.

Even the oval ball added to the experience, and although a soccer lover myself, I dug in and played for the school team every season. I was a super Sadler, like Ted Ghent the Beduth bookie and my uncle before me in the mid forties. No grubby Greens, weedy Walton's or smelly Elliot's for me. My still best mate, Graham Anderton, was a Green - but you can't have everything.

I was so sorry when KEGS changed to a College and now I hear the Old School is to be deserted and who knows what is to become of it. It seems change is a must in everything but never more so than in this day and age. I am convinced that it's not always for the better. It's definitely not the case for King Edward VI Grammar School, Nuneaton.

As the last line of the school song goes - God bless the brave old School.
CONTACT Paul Johnson  (1960-65)
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