gews corner/pentbrook

the late 60s

By David Goodey

Just to follow on the memories of Paul Haikney, I was at school with him in the late 60s and remember Ms Brooks, also her habit of polo mints.  I also remember Mr Dimmer a very good teacher and Mr Rann, although I never had him as a teacher, he was a formidable sight around the school.  I left in 1970 and went to Turnford then left in 1972 to move to Suffolk.

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  • I was there 1970-76, I do remember Mr Klinke and Mrs Brooks too! Reading in the library as well.

    By Paul Cummings (01/05/2021)
  • I remember Mr Klinky. He was the headmaster when I was there. I was Caroline Wallis back in the day.
    I also remember Miss Budge. She hit my knuckles with a ruler. My mum went nuts!

    By Caroline De Silva (28/02/2021)
  • I loved my time in Gews Corner. I fondly remember Mrs Brooks ( the smell of cigarettes and coffee always remain ) Mr Dimmer lovely gentle man and Mr Rann, strict but I did as I was told for the first and only time in my life. They all inspired me to go into teaching and I loved it. 1956-1962
    Thanks to you all at News Corner

    Sue Adams now Peet

    By susan peet (09/12/2019)
  • I went to Gew’s Corner from 1958 to 1960. My class teachers were Mr. (Jack) Dimmer ’58 and ’59 and R.H. Powell in 1960. Headmaster was Mr. Oldacre. Mr. Rann (‘Trot’) was a sinister being. I have visions of him punishing a boy in the assembly hall by whacking him on the back between the shoulder blades with the flat of his hand. A horrible vision that has stayed with me for 60 years!!

    By Barry Nash (24/03/2019)