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Remember Suzanne Bradley
When did you attend Priory?
After school extra lessons in early 70's
How did you locate the Priory website?
I have kept in touch with Stephen over the years and he told me when he had originally set this up - it was a terrific idea!
Who were your most memorable teachers?
Graham Davis - he was the most inspiring and brilliant teacher I ever had. I think he was one of the main reasons I went to St Martin's School of Art in London, England. I still visit Harmony Hall in Ocho Rios to see his latest works and we have connected again on his wonderful website.
Who were your best friends at Priory?
I would have to say Ed Morgan - first big crush I ever had on anyone and he was definitely one of the cutest guys ever (even my mother now in her eighties remembers him that way!), Charles and John Carroll, Penny Shaw and Gayla Henriques.
Ed Morgan and Suzanne Bradley
Who are you in touch with today?
I spent 30 years trying to find Charles, John and Ed.... everyone told me I was nuts! I think I must have called every Carroll and Morgan in the phone directory in US with those names but no luck.... then about 4 plus years ago, John saw a notice I put on a Jamaican website (pre-priory website days) and responded saying he thought he might be the one I was looking for... pleasant shock! So after a few 'who done it, where, and what' questions, I realized I had found the right person and was in 7th heaven! A year later I wrote to Goodyear's Pension Dept at their world wide HO...
Charles Carroll - July 1972
They would not give me the info, but thankfully the lady that opened my letter knew of Ed's father and called him.... I think he must of been totally caught off guard, but within minutes, he emailed me! We then spoke on the telephone! I am one of these people who believe that we can never change our past - friends from that era are few and priceless ... worth their weight in so much more than any precious metal... so finding these people was certainly a highpoint in my life. (I got the Ed, John and Charles together after that)...
As I said, we can never change those wonderful times in our past, but now have a great future of keeping in touch to took forward to! I cherish hearing about everyone's life stories- times we missed out on - and smile at the memories of all of us living in Jamaica - it is a great little island and growing up there was serendipitous and unique. I also am in contact with Penny and saw her again in Jamaica a few months ago...
Who would you like to track down?
Am now in contact with just about everyone - only one person I would love to see what he looks like these days - Timmy Morgan!
Tim Morgan 1971 - what does he look like today?
What memories/views do you have of Priory?
It was that era in Jamaica where all the other schools were either all boys or all girls and perhaps a lot stricter.
However, I thought that this was the one place I so looked forward to attending classes - the atmosphere was relaxed and, especially with Graham Davis, truly inspirational.
Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?
I live in Vancouver BC Canada - not far from the ocean. I have been in the insurance business for the past 20yrs, but now am almost fully occupied as a photographer.
Tell us about any significant others
I married Michael Ince in 1982 and have two sons, Sean and Ryan (both in their early 20's and on their own). I have now been single (divorced) for past 18yrs.
Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person
Through this website met up with Peter Mueller about a year ago! It is just incredible how close you can live to an old friend but not realize it! The website is a wonderful way for us to reconnect....
Well, another interesting meeting was post-Priory days in London - I had a party and Stephen came! in his white suit! the place was packed...we were squished in there... let's just say I was drinking red wine, but it did not all manage to stay in my glass...and to this day years later, Stephen often talks of his white (oooops! pink or red spot) suit! smile....
What do you think of the Priory Website?
I love this site - let's all keep in touch - we can't change our past or erase those wonderful Jamaica days!
I would love to see more photos on site of everyone now....
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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 5th November 2006
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