I attended Mayfield from 1961 to 1964 before leaving for a school in Chingford. I remember Mr. Summers to this day for two reasons. The first was the praise he gave me for an essay when I was a second year pupil. The second concerns a fellow pupil, Richard Pope, who arrived at school wearing a black ‘Beatle’ jacket with silver buttons.
‘That’s a fine jacket, Pope.’ Mr. Summers commented. ‘You know, if you’d given your tailor ten shillings more he might have put a collar on it for you.’