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Offline lutonman1

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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 15:47:29 »
No smiler, I was in the Beatie section, when we played team games. Mine was a blue coloured sash, worn over one shoulder. There was no Fort Luton school there, when I was in Glencoe, just fields.
Perhaps Fort Luton they took over that part of the system, long after the war. I left Glencoe in June 1940,
Went to Wales, returned in July 1941, too old to go back, at age thirteen & three quarters.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 11:13:10 »
I was there from 49/54 and never heard of names for the colours, however Fort Luton had Beattie, Drake, Nelson and Raleigh. Could you be mixing your schools up by any chance lutonman 1?

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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 11:28:01 »
In my day the ` house classes ` were divided into four divisions.

Yellow ----------for   ---------------   ?                                                                                                                                            Blue    --------- for Beattie  ( mine )
Green ---------for -----------------   ?
RED -----------for -----------------   ?

Named after WW1 leaders.
Did this practice carry on after WW2.
Beattie --- Gordon --- Haig --- Kitchener.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:53:43 »
 I like the `imprisoned ` bit. I liked my school days.  Chatham, Newington, Ynysmedeau, Pontardawe.
 that was where my schools were, It was like getting geography lessons + free travel.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:17:30 »
Our headmaster was Mr. Boorman, Mr Semple was our science teacher, later Mayor of Chatham.
Mr.Nutland & Mr.Semple,came to Wales with us. Other teachers were the two Mr.Baileys, one
was a woodwork teacher. I enjoyed my school days, We left at 14 then.

You were so lucky, I had to wait until I was 15 before I could become a workmen and start earning money, Semple came back and was working for Highfields secondary in Chatham while I was imprisoned there.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 19:10:11 »
Our headmaster was Mr. Boorman, Mr Semple was our science teacher, later Mayor of Chatham.
Mr.Nutland & Mr.Semple, came to Wales with us. Other teachers were the two Mr.Baileys, one
was a woodwork teacher. I enjoyed my school days, We left at 14 then.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:13:27 »
 I was there, started infants in September 49, left juniors in `54. Mr Richardson headmaster.

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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 09:23:52 »
I went there in the mid 50's. It was not too bad for a school compared to the next one, Highfields, my last one.Oh I could not wait till I was 15 and become a working man, best years of my life? No! My best years started the day I left and became a real workman.
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Re: Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 16:46:05 »
I did, but a lot later,1955 onwards. Started at the annexe at White Road with Miss Basset.

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Glencoe Road Elementary School. Chatham.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 11:19:27 »
Did anyone go to Glencoe Road school in Chatham, I was there from 1932 to 1937 (infants) then to 1940 (Junior). with a brief stay at the Church Lane Newington school in 1939, from
then, on to Pontadawe High school in South Wales.
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