Yesterday I spent time with my best friend of 56 years,Tracy Volkert, who I met at Goodmayes Primary School. We were remembering names from our class, and came up with: Alan Storr, Terry Barclay, Neil Davidson, Rizwan Ratzac, Anna Fairbrass, Kim Seeley, Hilda Webb and Wendy Harlow. Teachers: Mr Fitzmorris, Miss Ins, Mr Tester (Headmaster). Since there were 44 in the class, there are quite a few gaps. We left at 11 years old in 1968. I vividly recall the mad celebrations when England won the World Cup in 1966. If anyone from that period at Goodmayes Primary remembers any more I’d be very interested.
Pupils who left Goodmayes Primary School in 1968 and went on to Mayfield will be shown as having left Mayfield in 1972 or 1973 depending on the course they took. Check out the ‘Listed Pupils’ under ‘Boys School’ and ‘Girls School’ for these years. You may find some of your old Goodmayes pals there.
I was called out to South Park school to get Mr Tester’s car started, a 105E Ford Anglia, when he was headmaster there.
I was at Goodmayes Primary in the years you mention. I remember the maths teacher, Mr. Fitzmorris, who always had a cane by his desk. Mr. Tester was Headmaster. I recall Anna Fairbrass and I have in recent years spoken to Lesley Eyre who also went to Mayfield. Also remember my best friend Leigh Martin who immigrated to Australia in the last year at Goodmayes. Other names were one of the boys, Leslie Ridd who sat next to me, and Duncan Fletcher. Also recall when we all were called to the hall to watch Sir Francis Chichester on his home voyage. Strange some of the things that remain with you! My Maiden name was Rona Price. I also remember Susan Shalls who lived in the same road as me, but unfortunately I heard that she passed away when she was in her 40’s.
I went to school with you and will slightly amend some of the names you have mentioned but also add loads more from the ‘A’ class. It was Rizwan Razac in our class and the teacher was Mrs. Ings I believe.
Also in our class were Apu Alam, Andrew Kopkin, Claire Barrett, Jane Alchin, Michael Coleman, Andrew Bailey, Frank Bradford, Robert Mann, Keith Bryant, Debbie Voller, Karen Wiltshire, Julie Snelling, Ann Gwinell, Michael Bland, Michael Chambers, David Thomas, Joan Kersey, Linda Chalk and I will try and remember some more. Also from the ‘B’ class were Colin Smith, Stephen Hollick and then not sure what class Richard Phillips, Susan Hall, Tony Kingdom. There were loads of us including me (David Merrifield). There was a Miss Pimm and a Mrs Daniels. Oh just remembered Christopher Haynes, a girl called Mary Pearson, Glen Wenham Billy Taylor, Pauline Boland and Penelope Dutton
Michael Manning here! How are you all? I remember Mr Fitzmorris and his cane very well! I’m sure it was left there just for me! My sister Judy also went here, does anyone remember us? I hope you are all keeping well.