I don’t know If Glyn Summers will remember me, but when I first joined Mayfield he was my English teacher. In a moment of joviality, Glyn called me Dicky Bird (ha, ha). For the rest of my time at Mayfield everybody thought my real name was ‘Dick’, and my friends and school chums called me by this name well into my adult life.
As is often the case, I’ve lost contact with all my friends from those days. I have very fond memories of my best friend throughout my school days, Doug Harman, who I believe moved to Bristol. We were inseparable; going to youth clubs, and of course whizzing round to the girls school on my Lambretta. On more than one occasion the Headmistress came out and shooed us away. Do any other ex-pupils remember the ‘scooter days’ and the MODS.
I remember very clearly, 1962 I think it was, being allowed to have a gramophone at school for some term end celebration and one record being played over and over again because it sounded so different. ‘Love Me Do’ by a new band called the Beatles. The rest as they say is history.