So we shooed them out and made proper tea and served it to them.It was so appreciated that we were approached by ‘Tommy’ Thompson, the officer in charge who taught woodwork, who asked if we would make the tea every week.I was at RGS for just three years from 1965-1968 and struggle to remember teachers except those who taught me.‘Alf’ Buttery, ‘Stan’ Jones, ‘Charlie’ Silver, ‘Hilda’ (Dann), ‘Ma’ Gettley and ‘Donald’ Darby were presumably based on real names, and perhaps used out of a combination of affection and respect or simply mundane convenience. ‘The Rev’ was Mr Gaunt and there was ‘Mrs Ug’ whose real name was beyond our powers of pronunciation.
30 Maidstone & District bus but they hadn’t known me.
Heather Rendall (nee Bather) remembers her friendship with Dianne Williams and Ricky Spencer, who, along with Judith and Gay Breeds, lost their lives in the Hither Green Train Crash of 5 November 1967 (see General and History pages).
Kevin Williams’s memories of his sister Dianne in the 2017 ROSA Bulletin brought back so many of my own.
These articles are on the school website and often appear in ‘The Lincolnshire Echo’.
My main role is accumulating post-merger (1974) materials and trying to ensure that all photos have names, dates and captions, and other bits are collected for future generations to analyse and use. Wood had the classiest moniker of all, ‘ BOSKY’, thanks to a line in Shakespeare, “ Look how the sun doth rise upon yon bosky wood” (or words to that effect).
To our horror we watched a boy put tea AND sugar into a large tea pot and then add hot water.