This Site Was Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2009
Site Owner - Stephen Smith
Remember Ian Slater?
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
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.
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
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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