williamson54 4 Posted February 26, 2015 Report Share Posted February 26, 2015 As I am new to the site having only registered a couple of months ago I have been interested in the comments about Claremont School. I was at the school from 65 to 70 and remember many of the teachers. Cliff Lee taught English and wrote a jazz column in the Nottingham Evening Post for many years. Mr Capper taught science at the Sherwood site. Shooter was the woodwork teacher and Price taught metalwork. Wheatley taught maths and Merrick history. Reg Leaf took us for football which involved getting on a bus to Vernon Park playing fields. He was a former referee who I think had refereed an FA Cup final. Mr Dibb did indeed look like Jimmy Edwards. I wasn't taught by him but I do remember him running an after school film club that was packed every week. His party trick if someone misbehaved was to throw the chalk board rubber and land it on the desk in front of them and cover them in chalk dust!. I can also remember him driving an old Citroen that lifted on the suspension when he turned the ignition on. Sammy Salter was my first teacher there who I seem to recall had a short leather strap that he kept in his desk. It was amazing how much pain he could inflict from something so small. Jack Aram was the head. I lived on Haydn Road and managed to get a cycle permit to get to the Sherwood site off Perry Road. In my last year we stopped going to Sherwood and started to use the Forest Fields site on Sturton Street 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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