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Remember Wendy Morris

Wendy and brother Robin - schooldays

Wendy 2006

 

When did you attend Priory

1955 - 2001***

 

*** Even though I only went to Priory for 1 year, my brother, my two children and my four grandchildren have all attended Priory. My last grandchild left there in 2001. I think I can safely say, no other person has attended more plays, concerts, International Days, Pet Shows, Sports events, meetings with teachers or driven in and out of that Priory gate, than I have. Who knows, maybe if Priory can regain its former glory I will be able, in the future to add Great grand children to this interview 

 

Who were your most memorable teachers?

As far as the teachers I remember, they are few; it was over 50 years ago! I of course remember Mr. Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Bourke; they were the kind of teachers that you remember all of your life. The only other teacher I can recall {for quite different reasons} was Mrs. Earle, she petrified me, and I have had a mental block with the French language ever since.

 

Mrs. Earle

Who were your best friends at Priory?

My brother Robin Morris, Derek Tate, Winston Cover, Richard Melville, Peter Collard, Peter & David Cleare and James Lapsley are the names I remember plus of course my cousin Rodney Hardman  

 

Most of Wendy's friends can be found in this picture

 

Who are you in touch with today?

I see Peter Clare often and I have been in touch with Winston Cover by email

 

Who would you like to track down?

Peter Collard, Derek Tate and Richard (Bull) Melville. I stayed friends with David and Richard and their wives for many years, but lost touch with them when they all left Jamaica.

 

What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I did nothing wild, I was far too quiet and shy in those days

 

Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

It was a toss up between David Tate and Peter Collard

 

Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

I lived between England and Jamaica for many years, but I have now settled down to spend my golden years here in Jamaica. I am happily retired

Robin Morris today

Tell us about any significant others

The significant people in my life are my son Wayne Nasralla and daughter Heather Mackay, my grandchildren Jordan and Hollie Nasralla and Damian and Lauren Mackay, who as I have already mentioned, all went to Priory. We all live in Jamaica, except Hollie, who goes to school in England. Wayne runs his own business and Heather is a Pilot with Air Jamaica. 

 

Wayne at Priory and today

 

 

Heather at Priory and today

 

Jordan at Priory and today

 

Hollie at Priory and today

 

Damian and Lauren at Priory

......and now

 

Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

I was chatting with a woman one night on the Friends Reunited Web Site when she mentioned she lived in Jamaica as a teenager. I asked her what school she went to, of course, it was Priory. Her name is Margot McGrath, it turns out she was in Stephen Smiths class. We talk to each other regularly now.

Margot McGrath

 

What do you think of the Priory Website?

It is a great site, it has brought back many memories I thought I had forgotten. I had forgotten about the huts behind main buildings that were classrooms. The roofs were coconut thatched and were home to many lizards that never had a thought about who was under them when the "call of nature" called. One boy left Priory with the name of Poopsie because every lizard seemed to take pleasure in aiming at his head. I also remember Miss Lou in the Tuck Shop who made the most delicious fudge.

Miss Lou

 

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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 6th August 2006

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