Priory Website Archive

This Site Was Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2009

Site Owner - Stephen Smith


Remember Ian Slater?


    Ian 1967

Ian with Labrador BJ 2006


When did you attend Priory?

1963-68 as a student

1969-71 as a teacher


Who was your most unforgettable teacher?

Henry Fowler - Perhaps the most intelligent and rational person I have ever met

Patrick Bourke - A gifted History teacher with a seriousness of purpose and supreme wit

Norah Hernould - Dedicated to English, Music and the general well-being of all students

Greta Fowler - for making English Literature quite interesting

Richard Wingate - for personifying insanity!

John Tansey - for his ability to transform extremely unfit teenagers into some fine athletes, notably on the football field

Miss Lou - Without whom every person on the premises would have expired by 10 am! Her tuck-shop was an essential daily visit

Henry Fowler


                                                Patrick Bourke   Norah Hernould     Greta Fowler    Richard Wingate   John Tansey         Miss Lou


Who were your best friends at school?

Students - Doug Brown, David Johns, Graham Ball, Roger Brand, Robin Curtis, Karen Pickens, Marsha Henriques, Linda Piatt, Neal Paxson, Philip Sun, Tom Craig and Madeline Coke

Teachers - Henry Fowler, Patrick Bourke, Norah Hernould, John and Heather Tansey, Julie Webster and Cherie Sloly


                                                                                                       Doug Brown  Roger Brand   Julie Webster     Heather Tansey


Who are you in touch with now?  

Doug Brown, Julie Webster, Marsha Henriques, Linda Piatt, David Johns, Roger Brand, Robin Samms, Sally Humphries, Neal Paxson, Philip Sun, Hugh Black, Tom Craig, Dewey and Harley Henry, George Garsia, Graham Ball and his wife, Karen Pickens, Stephen Smith and of course my brother Keith in Belize!



 Who would you like to trace if we could?

Madeline Coke, Gail Townsend, Sue Douthwaite, Marie duQuesnay and Robin Curtis.

Marie duQuesnay


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

I was part of the cricket team caught by Henry Fowler sharing a spliff under the tamarind tree on the bottom field.



Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

Probably the Williams brothers, Steve and George aka the Bear, Randy Cargill and Jon Harvey.

Jon Harvey takes a smoke on the bottom field in full view while chatting to Neville Myers


Where do you live and what do you do now?

I live in Lincoln UK, which is about 150 miles northeast of London, where I operate my own DVD business from home. Prior to this I spent many years in the Lloyds of London insurance market.

My hobbies are anything related to History, Politics, reading and most sports, particularly football.



Tell us about any significant others

I have been married to Jacqui for the past 23 years. We have two daughters, RIA 22 and TARA 17, plus our faithful black Labrador BJ.

Ria, Tara and Ian


Ria 2007

Tara on holiday 2008


What do you think of the Priory site?

Stephen is to be highly congratulated on creating something quite unique.




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