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Memories of Loxford County Secondary School, Ilford, Essex

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Alan Earwaker, Barry Hill, Neil Patten, and Stewart Smith

attended  Loxford County Secondary, Eton Road, Ilford, Essex 1959 to 1964.

FORM

YEARS

FORM TEACHER

Form 1A

September 1959- July 1960

Mr. S. Hosking

Form 2A

September 1960- July 1961

Mr. K.J. Shave

Form 3A

September 1961- July 1962

Mr. J.S. White

Form 4W

September 1962- July 1963

Mr. J.S. White

 


I was at Loxford 1955-60 the same as Bill Vicker, who I remember. I have a school photo of form 5P taken March 1960. The form master being Mr Pickett hence the "P" In the photo are; E.Sayer, Terry Rackshaw, Tony Wyatt, Freddie Stening, Eric Barlow, Ray Frost, Dennis Masters, Jeoff Jeapes, Charlie Webb, Dave Jarman, Brian Byford, M.Cornwell, Peter Snelling, D.Baker, G.Clark and Keith Lloyd. I also have a photo taken by the Ilford Recorder of one of the trips abroad with the party, coach and masters George Little, Hutchins. Once I have found out how I will try to e-mail to you. I remomic Sans MS" size="4" color="#800000"> It's Neil Patten here. I have a brother named Stuart and we lived at 41 Henley Road until 1966. I am now married and living in Brisbane Australia and have been in Australia since 1976.
I visited the UK in 1998 and went to my old house, everything seemed so small and grey. It's hard to believe we all had such happy times in a place so depressing! I remember all the people you have spoken about including Barry Hill, Graham Clarke, Les Archer, Tony Richardson, and Peter Alves. The list goes on and on. I also rememS in our year (September 1959 to June ing else that you have  


I was at Loxford 1955-60 the same as Bill Vicker, who I remember. I have a school photo of form 5P taken March 1960. The form master being Mr Pickett hence the "P" In the photo are; E.Sayer, Terry Rackshaw, Tony Wyatt, Freddie Stening, Eric Barlow, Ray Frost, Dennis Masters, Jeoff Jeapes, Charlie Webb, Dave Jarman, Brian Byford, M.Cornwell, Peter Snelling, D.Baker, G.Clark and Keith Lloyd. I also have a photo taken by the Ilford Recorder of one of the trips abroad with the party, coach and masters George Little, Hutchins. Once I have found out how I will try to e-mail to you. I remomic Sans MS" size="4" color="#800000"> It's Neil Patten here. I have a brother named Stuart and we lived at 41 Henley Road until 1966. I am now married and living in Brisbane Australia and have been in Australia since 1976.
I visited the UK in 1998 and went to my old house, everything seemed so small and grey. It's hard to believe we all had such happy times in a place so depressing! I remember all the people you have spoken about including Barry Hill, Graham Clarke, Les Archer, Tony Richardson, and Peter Alves. The list goes on and on. I also remember your younger brother John and I'm sure theing else that you have  


I was at Loxford 1955-60 the same aso I have memories of George Little chuckan Mckeown (Mac) and John Earwaker.

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I was there from 1955-60. I was in the 'A' set and stayed on for 5th year. Some other names that were there then in my class:  Michael Jarvis, Keith Gardner, Dennis Masters, Keith Jarman, Keith Allen, Paul Harden (I'm struggling now).  Just looking at other messages  and Pete Harris ring a bell. Wonder if he remembers any of the names I have said.  For the life of me I cannot remember who my form masters were for any year except that Hutchins was form master for my 5th Year. If I think of anything else I will get in touch, but please keep the info coming. You are doing a great job in co-coordinating this - Bill Vicker.

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I was there from 1955-60. I was in the 'A' set and stayed on for 5th year. Some other names that were there then in my class:  Michael Jarvis, Keith Gardner, Dennis Masters, Keith Jarman, Keith Allen, Paul Harden (I'm struggling now).  Just looking at other messages  and Pete Harris ring a bell. Wonder if he remembers any of the names I have said.  For the life of me I cannot remember who my form masters were for any year except that Hutchins was form master for my 5th Year. If I think of anything else I will get in touch, but please keep the info coming. You are doing a great job in co-coordinating this - Bill Vicker.

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I was there from 1955-60. I was in the 'A' set and stayed on for 5th year. Some other names that were there then in my class:  Michael Jarvis, Keith Gardner, Dennis Masters, Keith Jarman, Keith Allen, Paul Harden (I'm struggling now).  Just looking at other messages  and Pete Harris ring a bell. Wonder if he remembers any of the names I have said.  For the life of me I cannot remember who my form masters were for any year except that Hutchins was form master for my 5th Year. If I think of anything else I will get in touch, but please keep the info coming. You are doing a great job in co-coordinating this - Bill Vicker.

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I was there from 1955-60. I was in the 'A' set and stayed on for 5th year. Some other names that were there then in my class:  Michael Jarvis, Keith Gardner, Dennis Masters, Keith Jarman, Keith Allen, Paul Harden (I'm struggling now).  Just looking at other messages  and Pete Harris ring a bell. Wonder if he remembers any of the names I have said.  For the life of me I cannot remember who my form masters were for any year except that Hutchins was form master for my 5th Year. If I think of anything else I will get in touch, but please keep the info coming. You are doing a great job in co-coordinating this - Bill Vicker.

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I was there from 1955-60. I was in the 'A' set and stayed on for 5th year. Some other names that were there then in my class:  Michael Jarvis, Keith Gardner, Dennis Masters, Keith Jarman, Keith Allen, Paul Harden (I'm struggling now).  Just looking at other messages  and Pete Harris ring a bell. Wonder if he remembers any of the names I have said.  For the life of me I cannot remember who my form masters were for any year except that Hutchins was form master for my 5th Year. If I think of anything else I will get in touch, but please keep the info coming. You are doing a great job in co-coordinating this - Bill Vicker.

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I was at Loxford 1955-60 the same as Bill Vicker, who I remember. I have a school photo of form 5P taken March 1960. The form master being Mr Pickett hence the "P" In the photo are; E.Sayer, Terry Rackshaw, Tony Wyatt, Freddie Stening, Eric Barlow, Ray Frost, Dennis Masters, Jeoff Jeapes, Charlie Webb, Dave Jarman, Brian Byford, M.Cornwell, Peter Snelling, D.Baker, G.Clark and Keith Lloyd. I also have a photo taken by the Ilford Recorder of one of the trips abroad with the party, coach and masters George Little, Hutchins. Once I have found out how I will try to e-mail to you. I remember the areas out of bounds like the "w be alright. "Thank god for that", one would utter, as one went to Mr Lower's door. When he caned you he only tapped you. It was different when a master told you to go get the 'cane and book.' I wonder what happened to that book. I would dearly love to see it? I remember his secretary that sat in the outer office and I remember the inner office. He wasn't so bad was old Mr. Lower. I met him in 1985 and he was alive and well in the better part of Dagenham - Adrian Mc Keown.

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Reggie Stubbs was deputy head when we were there. Who remembers this wonderful storyteller (supposed to be a maths teacher.) We learned more about the war than anything else. As for 'Stubbsie' all I remember about him was his egg shaped head - Robin Wery. Remember the stories about his brother. He must of had about 15 in all. The Army, Navy, Air Can you remember anyone else?

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Reggie Stubbs was deputy head when we were there. Who remembers this wonderful storyteller (supposed to be a maths teacher.) We learned more about the war than anything else. As for 'Stubbsie' all I remember about him was his egg shaped head - Robin Wery. Remember the stories about his brother. He must of had about 15 in all. The Army, Navy, Air
Used to have a slipper in the bottom drawer of his desk which somebody purloined, (not guilty!) Had a cane called Archibald - thin bamboo and shaped like a walking stick. What about the chess tournaments which Jimmy Ruff and Ernie Peckett used to run each year. Do you remember Ruff was a miss spent cricketer - Barry Hill.
First day at Loxford. First form teacher. The immortal words he uttered "Good morning, my name is Ruff. Ruff by name & Ruff by nature". I do remember the first manned space flight when he brought in the "wireless" & during his English lesson we listened to Alan Sheppard's sub orbital 20min flight! Happy days - John Pitcher.
I remember he used to make fun of the pupils by putting make-up on them. Also he borrowed my New Musical Express to read. There was one boy who was regularly called to the front and made-up, unfortunately he died in a fire in Manor Park and the whole year attended the church on the corner of Britannia Road. It may not of happened if the teachers had not held a staff meeting and sent us home early. - Martin Smith

Pir="#800000" face="Comic Sans MS" size="4"> coolest teacher there. David Earwaker and I would occasionally see him at the Paper Makers Arms in the days we went there to play darts. He had a good attitude and knew how to communicate with his pupils. - John Jones.
Used to have a slipper in the bottom drawer of his desk which somebody purloined, (not guilty!) Had a cane called Archibald - thin bamboo and shaped like a walking stick. What about the chess tournaments which Jimmy Ruff and Ernie Peckett used to run each year. Do you remember Ruff was a miss spent cricketer - Barry Hill.
First day at Loxford. First form teacher. The immortal words he uttered "Good morning, my name is Ruff. Ruff by name & Ruff by nature". I do remember the first manned space flight when he brought in the "wireless" & during his English lesson we listened to Alan Sheppard's sub orbital 20min flight! Happy days - John Pitcher.
I remember he used to make fun of the pupils by putting make-up on them. Also he borrowed my New Musical Express to read. There was one boy who was regularly called to the front and made-up, unfortunately he died in a fire in Manor Park and the whole year attended the church on the corner of Britannia Road. It may not of happened if the teachers had not held a staff meeting and sent us home early. - Martin Smith

Pimber that if you were sent to Lower, you would coolest teacher there. David Earwaker and I would occasionally see him at the Paper Makers Arms in the days we went there to play darts. He had a good attitude and knew how to communicate with his pupils. - John Jones.
Used to have a slipper in the bottom drawer of his desk which somebody purloined, (not guilty!) Had a cane called Archibald - thin bamboo and shaped like a walking stick. What about the chess tournaments which Jimmy Ruff and Ernie Peckett used to run each year. Do you remember Ruff was a miss spent cricketer - Barry Hill.
First day at Loxford. First form teacher. The immortal words he uttered "Good morning, my name is Ruff. Ruff by name & Ruff by nature". I do remember the first manned space flight when he brought in the "wireless" & during his English lesson we listened to Alan Sheppard's sub orbital 20min flight! Happy days - John Pitcher.
I remember he used to make fun of the pupils by putting make-up on them. Also he borrowed my New Musical Express to read. There was one boy who was regularly called to the front and made-up, unfortunately he died in a fire in Manor Park and the whole year attended the church on the corner of Britannia Road. It may not of happened if the teachers had not held a staff meeting and sent us home early. - Martin Smith

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Next row left Colin Edwards ?(can't remember his name we all called him egg
head), ?,Colin Hicks, Ben Sampson, M.Price, John LeFeve, Robert Andrews,
Peter Constable.
Next row:- A.Gooch, Dave lee, Tony Foss, Hans Ohmke, Jeff(Bert) Manning, Jim Rossiter, ?, Danny Tate, Jamie Weidner.
Next row:- ?, ?, White, Alan Etherington, Alan Srosbery, Keith McCathy, John Hancock.

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Next row left Colin Edwards ?(can't remember his name we all called him egg
head), ?,Colin Hicks, Ben Sampson, M.Price, John LeFeve, Robert Andrews,
Peter Constable.
Next row:- A.Gooch, Dave lee, Tony Foss, Hans Ohmke, Jeff(Bert) Manning, Jim Rossiter, ?, Danny Tate, Jamie Weidner.
Next row:- ?, ?, White, Alan Etherington, Alan Srosbery, Keith McCathy, John Hancock.

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English - Jimmy Ruff  What about Ruff who used to write holding a biro in clenched fist between his first aines Road opposite the gates. He allowed mried Brenda Foot from Mount school) Peter Brooks, (he died in Hong Kong) Jeff Kennedy, Jimmy Bush,
Paul Simpson.
Next row left Colin Edwards ?(can't remember his name we all called him egg
head), ?,Colin Hicks, Ben Sampson, M.Price, John LeFeve, Robert Andrews,
Peter Constable.
Next row:- A.Gooch, Dave lee, Tony Foss, Hans Ohmke, Jeff(Bert) Manning, Jim Rossiter, ?, Danny Tate, Jamie Weidner.
Next row:- ?, ?, White, Alan Etherington, Alan Srosbery, Keith McCathy, John Hancock.

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English - Jimmy Ruff  What about Ruff who used to write holding a biro in clenched fist between his first at his name escapes me for now. I believe heried Brenda Foot from Mount school) Peter Brooks, (he died in Hong Kong) Jeff Kennedy, Jimmy Bush,
Paul Simpson.
Next row left Colin Edwards ?(can't remember his name we all called him egg
head), ?,Colin Hicks, Ben Sampson, M.Price, John LeFeve, Robert Andrews,
Peter Constable.
Next row:- A.Gooch, Dave lee, Tony Foss, Hans Ohmke, Jeff(Bert) Manning, Jim Rossiter, ?, Danny Tate, Jamie Weidner.
Next row:- ?, ?, White, Alan Etherington, Alan Srosbery, Keith McCathy, John Hancock.

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English - Jimmy Ruff  What about Ruff who used to write holding a biro in clenched fist between his first a- Osborn, ? ,John Graves (he married Brenda Foot from Mount school) Peter Brooks, (he died in Hong Kong) Jeff Kennedy, Jimmy Bush,
Paul Simpson.
Next row left Colin Edwards ?(can't remember his name we all called him egg
head), ?,Colin Hicks, Ben Sampson, M.Price, John LeFeve, Robert Andrews,
Peter Constable.
Next row:- A.Gooch, Dave lee, Tony Foss, Hans Ohmke, Jeff(Bert) Manning, Jim Rossiter, ?, Danny Tate, Jamie Weidner.
Next row:- ?, ?, White, Alan Etherington, Alan Srosbery, Keith McCathy, John Hancock.

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English - Jimmy Ruff  What about Ruff who used to write holding a biro in clenched fist between his first and second fingers. Jimmy Ruff was probably the coolest teacher there. David Earwaker and I would occasionally see him at the Paper Makers Arms in the days we went there to play darts. He had a good attitude and knew how to communicate with his pupils. - John Jones.
Used to have a slipper in the bottom drawer of his desk which somebody purloined, (not guilty!) Had a cane called Archibald - thin bamboo and shaped like a walking stick. What about the chess tournaments which Jimmy Ruff and Ernie Peckett used to run each year. Do you remember Ruff was a miss spent cricketer - Barry Hill.
First day at Loxford. First form teacher. The immortal words he uttered "Good morning, my name is Ruff. Ruff by name & Ruff by nature". I do remember the first manned space flight when he brought in the "wireless" & during his English lesson we listened to Alan Sheppard's sub orbital 20min flight! Happy days - John Pitcher.
I remember he used to make fun of the pupils by putting make-up on them. Also he borrowed my New Musical Express to read. There was one boy who was regularly called to the front and made-up, unfortunately he died in a fire in Manor Park and the whole year attended the church on the corner of Britannia Road. It may not of happened if the teachers had not held a staff meeting and sent us home early. - Martin Smith

Picture of Jimmy Ruff added by Martin Smith (courtesy of Friendsreunited)
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3A 1965/66. Our form teacher Mr Ruff. I am fourth in from the right flanked on either side by Stone and John Noble.
Tom Wilson, second from the right (light jacket). My best mate was David "spud" Edwards, we're still in touch.

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English - Mr. Liddiard

Maurice Liddiard was in charge of the Library. He also ran the debating society. Never made prefect, managed librarian though. Only way to get ones hands on the books - Barry Hill.
Did you know that during the war (1939-45) Mr Liddiard was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in charge of a motor Torpedo boat!!! I found this out when I (amongst others) was learning Morse code in one of Mr White's evening classes. Liddiard came in (on hearing our pathetic efforts) and showed us how to do it. Before then I saw Liddiard as a Thespian on a se="Comic Sans MS" size=4>Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

Picture of Mr. Roberts added by Alan Kooyman (courtesy of Friendsreunited)


Sce="Comic Sans MS" size=4>Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

Picture of Mr. Roberts added by Alan Kooyman (courtesy of Friendsreunited)
Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

Picture of Mr. Roberts added by Alan Kooyman (courtesy of Friendsreunited)
Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

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Science - Mr Nurith ran about in a bubble car. Instructed Dave Smith, Mike Copsey and I all about the melting point of steel while watching Moultons/Harrison Gibson's burn in 195? - John Willis. 

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Science - Mr Nurith ran about in a bubble car. Instructed Dave Smith, Mike Copsey and I all about the melting point of steel while watching Moultons/Harrison Gibson's burn in 195? - John Willis. 

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e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have  Steam Railway taking school parties around the station. When I met him he remembered all the cricket team I played with. Great bloke! - Colin Edwards.

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Science - Mr Nurith ran about in a bubble car. Instructed Dave Smith, Mike Copsey and I all about the melting point of steel while watching Moultons/Harrison Gibson's burn in 195? - John Willis. 

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Science - Mr Nurith ran about in a bubble car. Instructed Dave Smith, Mike Copsey and I all about the melting point of steel while watching Moultons/Harrison Gibson's burn in 195? - John Willis. 

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e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have  Steam Railway taking school parties around the station. When I met him he remembered all the cricket team I played with. Great bloke! - Colin Edwards.

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Picture of Pace, (Ruff and Roberts), added by Alan Kooyman
(coe="Comic Sans MS" size=4>Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

Picture of Mr. Roberts added by Alan Kooyman (courtesy of Friendsreunited)
Top picture - with Mr. Roberts
Bottom picture - Jimmy Ruff on the right

P.E. - Mr. Roberts  

I remember the Welsh wizard of the gym who took P.T. and he had a size 15 plimsoles. It was a big  slipper and when he whacked you it really hurt. I am sure he came to England, just to beat Englishmen's sons. I enjoyed his P.E. classes. Nothing like a good game of Pirates to get you going - Adrian Mc Keown. I dreaded PE in the freezing winter over the park - John Willis. What about the cross country runs over at Epping. The mad dash to the muddy, wet, slippery first stile and then the 4 or 5 miles to the finish. We used to get those manky lunch boxes for the trip on the coach. What about the swimming galas, what was the name of the boy that used to win all the races, brilliant swimmer used to win by miles. Reckon he had a prop up his ???? - Barry Hill. The School had a large gym with wooden wall bars which we had to climb, also ropes to climb-up and changing rooms. This was on the Oxford Road side.

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Science - Mr Nurith ran about in a bubble car. Instructed Dave Smith, Mike Copsey and I all about the melting point of steel while watching Moultons/Harrison Gibson's burn in 195? - John Willis. 

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Science - Mr. s. In the playground all the students mixed together during playtime, this is where much excitement took place, games, fights, chases etc.
Do you remember the school wall opposite the bicycle sheds that used to be used for a tennis ball game, what was the name of the game? Used to throw it against the wall above a line and on the rebound you could catch it without bounce or maximum of one bounce. Three lives and you're out. If you got the angle right you could clear the bike shed, put somebody on the roof of the toilet block or send somebody down to the gym. Talking about games, what about Bulldog, across the playground, conkers in the winter. Must have been mad playing bulldog, it was like being attacked by a herd of whirling dervishes. Talking about games, what about Jacks and marbles. I used to have this wh us Geography, maybe my reason for going into the Royal Navy for a number of years, not every thing he told us was true. Thank you for compiling the old staff list it has revived so many old memories, some of them are of course after my time. Once again many thanks - Alec Lovett

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e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you haveearwaker@lineone.net withs. In the playground all the students mixed together during playtime, this is where much excitement took place, games, fights, chases etc.
Do you remember the school wall opposite the bicycle sheds that used to be used for a tennis ball game, what was the name of the game? Used to throw it against the wall above a line and on the rebound you could catch it without bounce or maximum of one bounce. Three lives and you're out. If you got the angle right you could clear the bike shed, put somebody on the roof of the toilet block or send somebody down to the gym. Talking about games, what about Bulldog, across the playground, conkers in the winter. Must have been mad playing bulldog, it was like being attacked by a herd of whirling dervishes. Talking about games, what about Jacks and marbles. I used to have this wh us Geography, maybe my reason for going into the Royal Navy for a number of years, not every thing he told us was true. Thank you for compiling the old staff list it has revived so many old memories, some of them are of course after my time. Once again many thanks - Alec Lovett

Can you remember anyone else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have Can you remember anyone else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have Can you remember anyone else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have These photos were taken in the early 1990's, when the school was demolished

I quote from his letter "unfortunately we only got 3 photos of the building actually coming down. We intended to take a series of photos at different stages of demolition, but one day the school was there and a week later it was gone completely. You would not believe such a large building could be knocked down so quickly." The School's gone now. There's a housing estate where Loxford and Woodlands school once stood, with the gym block now an Islamic community centre. This describes the end of a fine old school. Perhaps many old Loxfordonian's will miss the buildings but we still have the memories.

Can you remember anything else?

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thanks - Alan Earwaker


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In the early 1990's the school was demolished to make way for private housing. This captured on film by J. Barber, who lived at Dawlish Drive, Seven Kings, Ilford. He was able to get photos which are on the photo site of Friendsreunited.

Added by Martin Smith (courtesy of Friendsreunited)

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NOWADAYS
In the early 1990's the school was demolished to make way for private housing. This captured on film by J. Barber, who lived at Dawlish Drive, Seven Kings, Ilford. He was able to get photos which are on the photo site of Friendsreunited.

Added by Martin Smith (courtesy of Friendsreunited)

These photos were taken in the early 1990's, when the school was demolished

I quote from his letter "unfortunately we only got 3 photos of the building actually coming down. We intended to take a series of photos at different stages of demolition, but one day the school was there and a week later it was gone completely. You would not believe such a large building could be knocked down so quickly." The School's gone now. There's a housing estate where Loxford and Woodlands school once stood, with the gym block now an Islamic community centre. This describes the end of a fine old school. Perhaps many old Loxfordonian's will miss the buildings but we still have the memories.

Can you remember anything else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have  

thanks - Alan Earwaker


These photos were taken in the early 1990's, when the school was demolished

I quote from his letter "unfortunately we only got 3 photos of the building actually coming down. We intended to take a series of photos at different stages of demolition, but one day the school was there and a week later it was gone completely. You would not believe such a large building could be knocked down so quickly." The School's gone now. There's a housing estate where Loxford and Woodlands school once stood, with the gym block now an Islamic community centre. This describes the end of a fine old school. Perhaps many old Loxfordonian's will miss the buildings but we still have the memories.

Can you remember anything else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have  

thanks - Alan Earwaker


These photos were taken in the early 1990's, when the school was demolished

I quote from his letter "unfortunately we only got 3 photos of the building actually coming down. We intended to take a series of photos at different stages of demolition, but one day the school was there and a week later it was gone completely. You would not believe such a large building could be knocked down so quickly." The School's gone now. There's a housing estate where Loxford and Woodlands school once stood, with the gym block now an Islamic community centre. This describes the end of a fine old school. Perhaps many old Loxfordonian's will miss the buildings but we still have the memories.

Can you remember anything else?

e-mail in 'HTML' format to earwaker@lineone.net with anything else that you have  

thanks - Alan Earwaker


Add your Loxford memories, classmate's names, (if you can remember), and photos.

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 YOUR FULL NAME

 

FORMS

YEARS

FORM TEACHERS

Form 1?

September 19   - July 19

Mr.

Form 2?

September 19   - July 19

Mr. 

Form 3?