Colourful recall of school days

I ENJOY Ted Heasman's Bygones Extra, but I must say that his March 13 contribution took my mind back 73 years, when the Glebe school, as it is now, was first opened to girls.

Thursday, 27th March 2008, 3:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm

Miss Peel, the headmistress, insisted it was called Southwick and Shoreham Senior Girls' School.

As I lived in Shoreham, near Norfolk Bridge, it was a very long walk, I can tell you.

When we all arrived on the first day, we were each given a card of a different colour, to see who would be our teacher.

Mine was Miss Parker, who was holding up her mauve card.

It was great to be able to do a lot more things than we could do at Victoria Road.

I won two medals for running and the high jump which very recently came out of a box.

I was looking for photographs in it, so you see how reading about the opening of the school in October (I cannot remember the exact day), 1934, reminded me of all the things that happened all those years ago.

I feel sure there must be a lot more girls like myself (great-grannies) who also remembered.

Carry on with your stories, Ted '“ they are great.

Alice Pulling

(ne Stillwell)

Butts Road

Southwick

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