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Re: Kent Schools Completed!
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 August 20 11:56 BST (UK) »
I also started at Canterbury Technical High School for Boys in 1958 having taken the 13+ exam in the Archbishop's School Canterbury. The form teacher for that first class was Peter van de Peer who also played football for Sittingbourne. In those days the school offered a range of subjects based on engineering, building or agriculture but soon extended the curriculum and established a sixth form.
A J Parrott was an inspirational headmaster, A Hills (Physics & Maths), Page (Physics), Greaves (Chemistry), Marsh (Biology), R Greenstreet (Maths & Tech Drawing), Nichols (Geography), L Gladwell (History & Music), T Davies & PR Davis (English & French), P van de Peer (Games), Edwards? (Metalwork), Eliot (Woodwork), E Bumstead (Tech Drawing).
It was a character-forming school that attained a lot of creditable achievements.
The building was the old Canterbury Hospital that was shared with the Technical College. Assembly each morning was in the canteen. Gym was done in the Baptist Church Hall and we often walked to the Barracks to use their football pitch. The annual school cross-country run took us out of Canterbury and through Little Barton Farm. The end of year prize-giving was held in the Cathedral Chapter House. Sixth formers attended ballroom dancing lessons in the girls' school opposite and could then confidently take to the floor in the annual Old Boys Reunion. Happy days!   

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Re: Kent Schools Completed!
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 August 20 04:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information. It was a long time ago, and trying to remember is not always easy :P

Also, welcome to Rootschat, I think you will find it, and the Rootschatters very helpful.

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