I attended Mayfield from 1953 to 1958. My last form master was Mr Scot and our form room was one of the labs on the first floor. Reading all the other blogs and looking at the photos has certainly brought back memories. I was on the 1957 Danbury Camp trip, I remember we cycled to the camp site. Whilst there another camper and I had to be taken to hospital, I think it was by Mr Beaumont, as we had both injured our arms in separate incidents and both ended up in plaster. In the photograph I am second from the right in the middle row and my plastered left arm can be seen.
In particular I remember Mr Saunders, as one the subjects he taught was Technical drawing. It was because of this I initially went into a drawing office and subsequently had a lifetime profession in cosultancy as a design engineer in the building services industry. I never ever saw Mr Saunders smile. Am I right in believing that at some time a sailing dinghy was built at the school as I have a picture in my mind of seeing one in the quadrangle? When I look back, failing the 11 plus and going to Mayfield was probably one of the most significant things in my life.