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    Havasack That's some harsh imagery. I'd have been sat scraping my jaw off the floor. I'll bet it worked too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlelen View Post
    The " blind man" Did anyone else have him come to school? About twice a year we would all get crammed in to the school hall while he came and talked about being blind and wed all ask him ridiculously awkward questions before he left. I have no idea why but afterwards we all watched cartoons on a projector and I'm assuming the teachers nicked off to the pub for an hour. I'm pretty sure I haven't made this up.
    I mentioned a blind man in the first post, and given your location, could it have been the same blind man?
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    haha it could have been. I went to monkhouse primary. Left 1991. I was so excited to find this forum and start joining in I hadn't noticed your post till about 2 minutes after I posted mine. I did give myself a virtual slap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlelen View Post
    haha it could have been. I went to monkhouse primary. Left 1991. I was so excited to find this forum and start joining in I hadn't noticed your post till about 2 minutes after I posted mine. I did give myself a virtual slap though.
    Sorry I left 1989. Then went to John Spence.

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    It could well have been! I went to Collingwood Primary, left in '87 then went to Norham High.
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    I think it was collingwood school where we did our swimming lessons? We all got brought along on a priory coach and we had to wear those horrible rubber swimming caps. I did my 25 metres with one foot on the floor cause the teacher wasn't even watching properly.

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    Another visitor we had was Michael Palin. He was writing children's books for a while. There's archives of the visit on chronicles 'now and then'. The way I remember it was a couple of schools going to the library to hear him read but his train was late so we all went back to school disappointed. We had started normal lessons but got ushered in to the assembly hall and he actually came to the school and signed books. If you didn't have a book his illustrator drew a picture and Michael Palin signed it with a funny caption. I wish I knew where mine is. My dad probably tucked it behind a picture in a frame to keep it safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlelen View Post
    I think it was collingwood school where we did our swimming lessons? We all got brought along on a priory coach and we had to wear those horrible rubber swimming caps. I did my 25 metres with one foot on the floor cause the teacher wasn't even watching properly.
    It was, and if you check out this thread it might bring back some memories 😄
    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/t...imming-lessons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyvee View Post
    It was, and if you check out this thread it might bring back some memories 
    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/t...imming-lessons
    Thanks Trickyvee. Heathers posts are hilarious on there.

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    HOW COOL IS THAT.

    IM PRETTY SURE WE ALSO HAD PAT JENNINGS VISIT MY PRIMARY SCHOOL MILLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL..




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