Woolwich & Districts
Those old school days
Primary School class photo. John is standing to the left
of the teacher. Photo: John Thompson
being very happy at Timbercroft School.
to say now, my main recollection was being given the cane, along
with Paul Waghorn and Adrian Pearson. As I remember, we were
only about seven years old at the time. It was done at assembly,
in front of the whole school, by Mrs Davies, Headmistress at
the time. She announced that it was the first time she had to
use the cane in all her years as Headmistress.
It was for spiting on the back of Pat Kinersley's coat whilst
walking home. I guess the punishment was correct at the time.
In this day and age far worse things happen to seven year olds.
I also remember
the whole school playing 'British Bulldog', right across the
width of the playground, strange the silly things you remember.