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Personal memories and photographs of schooldays in
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In response to the request on the website for any photos
of Barford, I enclose three that may be of interest to your fellow Barfordians.
You will recognise, I am sure, the site of the planting of the Coronation
Oak in 1953 - just next to "South of St Peters", I think the
house is called.
In the first photo (27k) one can see Arthur Spencer Twigger, the Head Master of Barford primary
school; a much respected ( and feared ) figure. Every boy of my generation
knew his car ( SHP 119 ) as it cruised like a Great White Shark around
the village "looking for whom it might devour". Anyone who was
ever caned by him will well remember how severe he could be, yet now I
find I model my teaching style on his (not his disciplinary methods, though)
and thank his memory for the example of moral toughness he engendered
in all his students.
In case you are
wondering where your correspondent is, I am the cute little boy in front
with his head on one side!
If anyone has
a similar photo of my own class perhaps they would let me know through
your site. Perhaps a "Where are They Now?" page could be
added to the website to accommodate such nostalgic old photos?
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