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I was there from 1954 to 1959. Castle House. PE with Mr Blenkinsop, English with Dr (Benny) Goodman, science with Mr (mad) Myall. Appeared in school plays - Toad of Toad Hall. It was a happy school.

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Hello Robert , welcome hope to hear of your memories , Toad of toad hall I loved the story at school and have the book so might just read it again to remind me of when we had the play at school.

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Somewhere I have a photo of the Toad of Toad Hall cast: I was a weasel. IF I can find it and IF I can work out how to do it, I will post it here. That may take some time though!

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If I remember correctly, Nigel Turner was Toad, Roger Hughes was Badger, I was Ratty, but I don't remember who played Mole. Then a year or so later we did Macbeth 'cause that was the "O" level literature Shakespeare play.

Remember it was called a "bilateral" school because it was an early experiment in comprehensives for those of us who clanged our eleven plus.

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I'm impressed you all remember these teachers names, I left in 81 & I couldn't name one?

but I could name every Forest player or city centre pub from that year?   

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Was Mole played by a Michael Shepherd? Don't know why that name has come to me as I can't put a face to it! That play was such fun to do wasn't it? I think our drama teacher in those days was Miss Jefferson. I haven't yet found that photo but I'll keep looking as I know I would never have thrown it away.

I can still quote chunks of Macbeth having learnt it for O-level all those years ago!

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I don't recognise the name, but I could well have forgotten. I also remember "The History of Mr Polly" by HG Wells was the modern classic for "O" level in 1959. You were perhaps in the same class - 5E?

I also remember going on two school trips, to Amsterdam and Innsbruck.

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