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Remember Chris Sherwood

Chris 1970

Chris 2006


When did you attend Priory


Who were your most memorable teachers?

Mostly I remember the chemistry teacher that sat on the desk in the front of the room with a short skirt on...was that Mrs. Tansy? Hey, I was 15 years old! Also, who was in charge of logs recollection of that year was the we did everything with log tables.


I think that this is who you were thinking of - Miss A. King

Who were your best friends at Priory?

It was a big circle was mostly the folks that regularly hung out at the Brown's pool table. I often think of Allison, the Browns, Debbie Parris, Jamie Firth, Pam Henry, the Ratcliffes, Dave Elrod, Forbes Crawford, Hugh Black, Denny Wilson... 


At the Brown's pool table - Kim Howchin, Chris, Susan Douthwaite, Dennis Wilson and Allison Bruneman

At that pool table again with Keith Slater and Donna Brown this time

Who are you in touch with today?

No one. So, until Rhonda e-mailed me this week, I have not been in touch with Priory friends at all!

Rhonda Brown

Who would you like to track down?

Well, as of this web page, I think I found a lot of them! My mom would like to find Forbes Crawford (In Jamaica, she would try to get me to invite him to lunch so she could listen to his Scottish accent). I have some important questions to ask some others (at least they seemed important 35 years ago).

Forbes Crawford

What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

Well, those were formative years. I spent some instructive evenings in various back yards (and tennis venues), I rolled my parents' Ford Cortina, spent New Years Eve in the bathroom of a movie theatre after a few of us snuck in with some of the local product and three cokes apiece, and I found out that the Bible had the thinnest paper you could find when cigarette paper was in short supply (that was on the Blue Mtn. hike)...but that the pages were a little small for a true Jamaican spliff. But I was a good was my friends that were wild.


Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

Depends on the activity. Hugh Black was the first to own the Cream Disraeli Gears album and carried it around for weeks...that impressed me. I admired Dave Elrod's driving skills, and saw a whole new side to Debbie Parris after Midsummer Nights Dream.

Hugh Black

Dave Elrod

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

I live in Falmouth, Massachusetts, which is just barely on Cape Cod.

I work for the US Geological Survey as a geological oceanographer. Our offices are on the campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I study coastal pollution, mostly doing computer modelling. I do a little field work...trips lasting a day to a few weeks. My professional web page can be found by googling "sherwood sediment". Hmm...that may not be a good thing.

(Alternatively just click here - Stephen)

 Anyway, I'd like everyone to remember that I am a highly respectable government scientist that will disavow most of the information I have included on this web site.


Tell us about any significant others

I am blissfully married to Patricia White and have two daughters: Sarah (fourth grade) and Rita (first grade).

My brother Peter lives just north of Boston and my mom and dad live about an hour west of here. (Forbes?)



Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

None so far. I think Allison called me once when I lived in Seattle, but I missed her (and was really disappointed). Jamie Firth sent me a long letter with family pictures, but I never responded (and always meant to...).

Jamie Firth

What do you think of the Priory Website?

Well, Stephen was kind of the top dog in the year I was at Priory, and it looks like he is still top dog. Thanks!


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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 2nd July 2006

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