1966 Mary Philo
I was a pupil (a very disaffected one who couldn’t wait to leave) from 1961 to 1966. The highlight of my years at Mayfield was a wonderful trip to Brunnen on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland in 1966. Christine, Patsy and her friend (Joy?) do you remember the trip? We travelled by sleeper train and stayed at a very sweet hotel on the lake. Love to hear from anyone on that trip.
Yes I remember that trip and have photo`s. I don`t know if you remember me, as I don`t you. Mary Winslow, Coleen Newman, Pamela Miller, Phillis Needham – do any of us ring a bell?
If you send me the photos, Susan, I’ll add them to the Girls School photos for you. You will need to scan them, or re-photograph them using a digital camera or mobile phone, and attach them to an email to me.
Many thanks for getting in touch and I look forward to the seeing the photographs. I did have many lovely pics myself but they were accidentally binned along with a great many others from my childhood.
Yes, the names you mention, including yours, resonate down the years, particularly Phyllis Needham’s. I think we must have been in the same class with Miss Gobby as our (dreaded!) English teacher and a very strange lady who taught us shorthand and typing.
Considering how much I hated school the irony is that I ended up as a secondary school teacher in very challenging inner city secondary comprehensives!
Once again, thanks for your message.
I at Mayfield boys never heard of any these exotic trips abroad, to Switzerland and the like. We had to make do with a guided tour of Ilford police station. Preparing us for our future, I expect the idea was.
Hi Mary, I do remember you. The names all ring a bell and I also remember Paula Morris, although I don’t know whether she went on the trip to Switzerland. I am still in touch with some girls from Mayfield – Linda Watson, Christine Shanks, Yvonne Ward. Yvonne left after the 2nd year.
I too have photos, probably the same ones that Susan has.