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Site Owner - Stephen Smith
Remember Roger Brand?
When did you attend at Priory?
1960 - 1967
Who were your most unforgettable teachers?
Henry Fowler: his vision of what education should be about; his encouragement to excel.
Henry Fowler speaks at a Priory Graduation Ceremony
Who were your best friends at Priory?
Bill Lightbourne, Robin Samms, Richard Martin, Douglas Greaves, Barbara Nash
Who are you in touch with now?
Bill Lightbourne, Robin Samms, Richard Martin, Marie DuQuesnay, Ian Slater
Who would you like to trace if we could?
Anne Rasmussen, Douglas Greaves
What's the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?
Led the Prefects Group out on strike.!! We felt we should be getting privileges in addition to authority....it was a time when the school was very short staffed through illnesses etc, and we were filling in constantly...
The net result was that the entire Prefects Group was summoned to Henry's office one Saturday morning!!! As Head Boy, I was told to make a choice: retract the strike, or begin my union duties on a permanent basis...elsewhere !!!
To his credit, Henry Fowler did acknowledge the audacity of the move..!!
Needless to say, we all returned to school on the following Monday.."
Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?
Had to be Jon Harvey, while I was a teacher at Priory between 1969 and 1971
Jon Harvey 'challenges' Simon Blake
Where do you live and what do you do now?
Finally back in Jamaica after many many years in the United Kingdom. I am an actuary, and work with one of the larger investment houses in Kingston.
Tell us about any significant other(s)?
Penelope (third wife !!), have two sons, Stefan (35) and Gavin (14), and a daughter Mikaela (26), and two grandchildren...
Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person
Not very unusual, but used to travel up and down the M6 motorway in England every month. Did not realise that I was actually going past Marie DuQuesnay's home town...decided to stop in on one of my trips....was good to see her again....
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