I have several memories of my years at Mayfield from 1959 to 1963. One trip I remember was to a large house where there were German children who Mayfield were helping. One young lady taught me how to count to 5 in German. Another trip, to the seaside I think, was when we were collecting ship half-penny’s and one of the teachers bet me that if I could be quiet and not speak she would give some money to the school based on how long I managed not to talk. I remember not talking for 8 hours.
Another memory is of Miss Gobby yelling my name from her room, down the full length of the corridor. I thought I was in trouble but she wanted to tell me I’d come top of the class and had to choose a book as my prize. My last memory is of Miss Rayward telling my Mum that I would never pass an exam, so the best place for me to work was in a factory. Those words have stuck with me, and I’ve defied her prediction. I have had a varied career in administration and gained my BA degree in 2000 from the Open university, having gained my first GCE ‘O’ level in 1984 with a grade A.
I now live in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and would be pleased to hear from any ex pupils who were in my year and remember me.