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This Site Was Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2008

Site Owner - Stephen Smith

 

Remember Roger Brand?

Roger 1965

 

     Roger now

 

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

Robin Samms

       

Who are you in touch with now?

Bill Lightbourne, Robin Samms, Richard Martin, Marie DuQuesnay, Ian Slater

Marie duQuesnay

 

 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....

 

 

What do you think of the Priory site?

Brilliant !!

  

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