Claydon High School Trip to Einsiedeln 1980

Having seen my page on Claydon High School receiving its first computer. Darren Rampley got in touch with me and sent me the booklet we received for the 1980 school Trip to Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

I have some photos so I am sharing them back

It was interesting to read who went. Also some of the comments in the booklet such as “Show the shopkeepers that you are aware of the bad reputation English School Parties have for Shoplifting”

Party Members were:
Mr G.R. Chapman
Mrs M.J.Peel
Mr D. Barthorpe

Errol Brown
Jean Cordle
David Cuff
Andrew Davies
Sara Dixon
David Ellis
Martin Farnan
Richard Handel
Bridget Harvey
Jonathan Hinchliffe
Cynthia Hume
Susan Hurren
Andrew Ingram
Suzanne Jackson
Paul Jackson
Mark Kemp
Jeremy Laws
Victoria Leggett
Catherine Marshall
Lee Mathews
Andrew Moss
Karen Oxborrow
Thomas Pinkney
Terry Pointer
Darren Rampley
Paula Roberts
Graham Smith
Teresa Spendley
Tracey Stammers
Sandra Taylor
Christopher Whitting
Steven Wilson
Jennifer Woodward

Claydon High School in the Papers in 1981

I was looking in my old Scrapbook and came across this newspaper article. It is from the Evening Star in April 2 1981. The School was just receiving a Research Machines 380Z and thus was effectively the first time I got interested in Computers. For the next year I hogged the 380Z before and after school and during most breaks!
Claydon High School recieves its first computer

I don’t think I have connected with Joanne Malinowski yet. I wonder how she is now.

I should thank Mr Winkworth as Maths was always my favourite subject and I am sure he was the only Maths teacher I had.

Photos

Some recent shots first (By the looks of them a bit old now!)

My most recent Picture. L-R Leon Lawson (Praying Mantis Touring
Keyboard player), Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep and ex Mantis vocalist), Me after
a rather brutal haircut (Jul 2000)

Typical Sight with me going out (see M.E.)

 

With Abbie in the Park. June 98

With Abbie in the Park. June 98

Again with Abbie (Zoe takes better photo's being the oldest) - June 97

Again with Abbie (Zoe takes better photo’s being the oldest)
– June 97

With Zoe (taken by Abbie). I tend to shave the top of my hair during summer and grow it in winter. May 98

With Zoe (taken by Abbie). I tend to shave the top of my
hair during summer and grow it in winter. May 98

With Hard Rain's Bob Catley (ex-Magnum). - July 97

With Hard Rain’s Bob Catley (ex-Magnum). – July 97

Some shots to remind me to recover from ME
or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Yes it is me. I forgot to look up. Early 90's?

Yes it is me. I forgot to look up. Early 90’s?

Running 13 miles used to be no problem. I still sometimes have the urge to run. If only I could walk more than a short distance! - Aug 89

Running 13 miles used to be no problem. I still sometimes
have the urge to run. If only I could walk more than a short distance! – Aug
89

Abseiling down a good drop in Wales - 1983

Abseiling down a good drop in Wales – 1983

At one of many bike rallies in my pre-family days - Aug 86

At one of many bike rallies in my pre-family days – Aug
86

I can't believe I used to hill walk in Leather trousers! - New Year 87

I can’t believe I used to hill walk in Leather trousers!
– New Year 87

I used Sub Aqua dive. I would still love to go snorkelling. - July 89

I used Sub Aqua dive. I would still love to go snorkelling.
– July 89

Sponsored Haircut Feb 92(?)

During 1991 a friend, Richard Bevan, suggested it would be
a laugh if I shaved my hair of for charity. I thought him stupid and I had only
recently done a Parachute jump for charity and I did not fancy the idea of trying
to raise money again. The seed of the idea set in though and eventually I set
a figure of something like 300ukp sponsorship and I would do it. I had some
very vindictive works mates sponsoring up to 20ukp each and I soon broke this
figure and in fact raised something like 800ukp.

Before

Before

During

During

After

After

Other shots

I am very fond of cats and don't really like dogs. July 89

I am very fond of cats and don’t really like dogs. July
89

First signs of my interest in Motorbikes and Hard Rock - 1980

First signs of my interest in Motorbikes and Hard Rock
– 1980

I am still rebelling against these haircuts! 1973?

I am still rebelling against these haircuts! 1973?