Tuesday, 25 September 2001

Barton Seagrave, Kelso House 1975 - 1981

Anyone there during this period. Remembers 'Bag' Apple, Rabbits teeth Gregory, Biffer, Brick. Get in touch.

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  1. Hello Jesser   I stayed at kelso house betwen 71 to 75. Biffer was the housemaster and to this day I still sing that song he used to sing around the House '...or would you rather be a fish. A fish is an animal....' As for Brick, I still remember being slapped on the backside with the side of a saw after breaking three blades during woodwork. I remember his face was rather pitted. We used to say cruelly that this feature arose from the time when he was a boy and asked his teacher how to bang a nail properly. 'Use your head, Brick'. So he did!   Dave Singer

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  2. I was a resident of Kelso & Barton Seagrave between 73-77 and have fond memories. Bag apple was John 'Bag' Happel and Roy 'Buck Tooth' Gregory can (I think) be seen in the photo of the maths group 77-79 in the picture board. I too remember Biffer (& Ma Biff) & Brick together with Jean the matron & Bundles the dog. Maureen the cleaner was a source of some amusement, paticularly her son Kevin, not the sharpest saw in the box - they lived just outside the school gates near the tuck shop. I'm still in reasonably close touch with Nick Barker and secured gainful (?) employment in the Metropolitan Police - over 20 years now! I see that Brian Espiner is also shown on the picture board. I heard interesting accounts about him leaving Symonds' in the late 70's-early 80's - gossip & inuendo or fact?   Martin Mitchell

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  3. I don't know anything about him leaving, but I do know that there is currently an Inspector of Schools covering the south called Brian Espiner, and it isn't a very common name. I had a great deal of respect for him and I hope he has done well career wise.

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  4. Hi Jesser   I remember you, I was in the same year as Roy Gregory. I am still in contact by e-mail with Mark Jackman and Bruce Brassington. It now seems so long ago, I have been in Canada for 10 years plus now. I also bumped into Steven Graves after college and bought him a drink and apologized for how mean people were to him, including me.   My younger sister was at Rotherly so I also kept in touch with Jean the matron and bundles for a short while there.   Drop me a line if you like.   Steve (tubs, tubbers) Bath

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