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Cowley teachers from the 1950's

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In the mid 50's the Music Master was a Scot called Gordon L.Cairns who f irst gave me an interest in Classical  Music. He used to play work by Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Gilbert and Sullivan. He also had a period try and teaching  us Maths, which was a hopeless cause. A thorough gent who I believe originated from the Kingdom of Fife.

'Yommer' Smith was an oddball who taught History and was also interested in  Railway matters. Any one  happening to pass his classroom door was asked in and was asked daft questions.

I doubt anyone here will remember Miss Pritchard-Williams who had the unenviable task of teaching us Maths. She was very young and not unattractive which didn't go un-noticed.Certain form members would make an excuse to stand b y her desk to look at her cleavage or drop something near her to look up her skirt. She mus t have known what was going on but seemed to mind.us



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I remember Mr Cairns had a photo of Edward Elgar's home on his classroom wall

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