I received an email from my friend Irene England who told me about this site and the fact that there was a photo of me in class 1A 1958. I immediately logged on and found the photo, which I still have a copy of myself, and then read the obituary of Audrey Nicholson.
I read the introduction by Andrew Anderson who wondered if her ‘enlightened ways could have been in advance of her surroundings’. Audrey Nicholson was my form teacher in year 2, our classroom was the library, and she instilled in me a great love of reading. She gave us a reading list which included Jack London’s Call of the Wild and White Fang, which was a far cry from what I normally would have read but I read them both and was hooked. The fact that she is really the only teacher I can remember must say something. She was very possibly ahead of her time, she dressed differently from the other teachers and had this rather unruly hair. She was very passionate about literature and enthusiastic in her teaching. I was a very quiet girl and rather withdrawn and her encouragement helped me enormously. Thank you Andrew Anderson for awakening some very special memories.