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This Site Was Last Updated on Sunday, 21 May 2006

Site Owner - Stephen Smith

Remember Alan Dawson?

Eva & Alan Dawson

When did you attend Priory?

1942 (at 129 Old Hope Road, Liguanea) until 1947 at 32 Hope Road

Who is your most unforgettable teacher from Priory?

Henry Fowler, as one of the best all-rounders I've ever know; a true gentleman!

John Laidlaw was the most inspirational and motivational.

Who were your best friends at school?

Pat Bourke, Roy and Clive Dalley, Larry Moody, Josephine Griffin, Siri Henderson, Bobby Nunes, Charles Draper, "Piggy" Grant, Dickey and Marjorie Jackson, Rupert Dickenson, Harry Dayes, Owen Butler, Robin Lambert, "Pippa" Rosborough, Sheila Martin and Miss Lou!

Who are you in touch with now?

Henry Fowler, John Laidlaw, Bobby Nunes, Pippa Roxborough and Owen Butler

Who would you like to trace if we could?

Josephine Griffin, Larry Moody

What's the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

Taught Maths and Science as a Student-Teacher!

Who was the wildest person during your time at Priory?

Richard Sharpe didn't know the meaning of fear; Roy Dalley raced as a cyclist at The Town Moor.

Where do you live and what do you do now?

Retired, after 44 years in Commercial Aviation (PanAm and LACSA) to a bungalow beside a canal in Perrine, a suburb of Miami, FL.

Evie and I continue to travel, once or twice a year. We have just returned from a cruise down the Danube.

Tell us about any significant others

Eva, my wife, was born in Budapest.

Escaped after the Hungarian Uprising in 1956.

Retired from being a Montessori Directress.

What do you think of the Priory website?

Long overdue. Those who put it together are to be congratulated and thanked!

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