I have managed to find three photos from my time at Mayfield. Two were taken on a school holiday to Glasbury on Wye in 1968. The first is of the three instructors who took us canoeing, caving, ponytreking and the weekend hike and camp. Fantastic exhausting week which I still remembered to this day, but I can’t remember anyone else who went. I do remember returning to school and having to write an essay about our holiday, then standing up in assembly and reading it out. I was terrified and still don’t like being in the limelight to this day.
The photo below was taken during a school visit to the Ideal Home Exhibition in 1968
The pool behind us in the photo reminded me of being taken to swimming lessons at the Ilford baths by Mrs. Swan. She may even have taken my sister, Marian, who was at Mayfield 1962/66. I used to swim for the school but never got my name on the cup like my sister Marian.