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
Mr D. Barthorpe
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!
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.
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
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 Hard Rain’s Bob Catley (ex-Magnum). – July 97
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
Abseiling down a good drop in Wales – 1983
At one of many bike rallies in my pre-family days – Aug
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
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.
I am very fond of cats and don’t really like dogs. July
First signs of my interest in Motorbikes and Hard Rock
I am still rebelling against these haircuts! 1973?