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Remember Tony Russell

Tony Russell 1953

Tony Russell 2008

 

   

 

When did you attend Priory

  1952-1955

 

 

How did you locate the Priory website?

My son brought it to my attention

 

 

Who were your most memorable teachers?

Henry 'Pops' Fowler: charismatic, intelligent, witty, sharp, bright, understanding, generous, caring, full of life, visionary, fair, trusting, always there

Henry Fowler 1955

 

Who were your best friends at Priory?

David 'Babķ' Goffe, David Ross, Geoffrey Hutchinson, Richard Wates, Segre 'Tom' Hacker, Billy Reid: regular guys, good fun    

David 'Babu' Goffe 1955

David Ross 1955

 

Who are you in touch with today?

Richard & Sarah Wates, Robin Lambert, Peter Vaculik, Arthur Brooks DoŁet, Christopher Poyser, Chris McCleek & Kit DeMontagnac

   

Robin Lambert, Peter Vaculik and Christopher Poyser 1955

 

Who would you like to track down?

3 of my best friends are no longer with us: David Ross and Denise Royes, I guess.

 

What was the wildest thing you did at Priory?

Participant in tying Mrs. McDonald's Ford Anglia to a lignum vitae tree in the parking lot one last-day of term

Mrs. McDonald

 

Tell us about your memories of Priory and Jamaica

The happiest days of my childhood, which I fondly cherish. More than a physical place it was a state of being guided by Henry and his 'combo'. Now it's disappeared, it's essence should be perpetuated by us who've 'been there'.

 

Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

Christopher Jacobs & Mervyn Towers were quite different but by no means 'crazy', just very focused on a tiny portion of the  academic spectrum, to the detriment of the  remainder. Smart guys & respected.

 

Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

I live in DeLand, FL where I have been a FL State Park Ranger for the past 11 years at DeLeon Springs State Park and retire at the end of this month.

 

Tell us about any significant others

My wife Cecilia, a retired librarian, from Venezuela, where I lived for about 25 yrs. before migrating to the U.S.

Tony Russell, wife Cecilia and her granddaughter Emiliana

 

Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

Years ago, while in the immigration queue at Miami Airport I saw Geoffrey Hutchinson in another queue but so as not to lose my place I didn't go over to say hello. Never saw him again and heard he (British Consul in Barranquilla, Colombia) had been assassinated by terrorists.

 

 

What do you think of the Priory Website?

Great.

 

 

 

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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 16th November 2008

 

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