Tag Archives: Telford Middle School

Baird, Campbell, Livingstone, Scott

For various reasons I have recently been talking a lot about my junior school days. Not really on here, but to other people. One conversation got onto the subject of school houses. Some schools, it seems, have only two or … Continue reading

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6 May 1982

Thur May VI Old boys day. Watched the 1st Soccer XI get wasted  by the old boys 5-2, but it poured with rain. Mum and Dad’s wedding anniversary. MAGS was the only school I attended which had an Old Boys … Continue reading

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29 February

This has nothing to do with the New Zealand diary. Apart from anything else, 1982 wasn’t a leap year. On the other hand, I couldn’t pass up the chance to write something on a day that only occurs once every … Continue reading

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Back to School

I was never the sort of child who dreaded the end of the summer holidays. I don’t know why, because school was certainly never my favourite place to be. I think I regarded it as being just another thing that … Continue reading

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Male Teachers

Some of you may have seen the news last week about a shortage of male teachers in primary schools. This surprised me, because in my day around 40% of the teaching staff were male, and certainly far nicer than some … Continue reading

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My First…Cricket Coach

Okay, I know that this has all gone a bit ‘cricketty’ this month, but to be honest with you that is precisely how I used to spend my summers when I was growing up – playing cricket, reading about cricket … Continue reading

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Mr Tedstone – Part Two

I mentioned in Wednesday‘s post that there were three reasons why Mr Tedstone, my first cricket master, was special to me. I then ran out of space before I could describe two of them. Typical, eh? The second reason is … Continue reading

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Mr Tedstone – part one

Ask anyone who went to Telford Middle/Junior School which teacher they remember most fondly and you will find that at least 80% of them give one name above all others: Mr Tedstone. Ken Tedstone – everyone knew his first name, … Continue reading

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My First Cricket Match

Well, not my first exactly, but the first time I was selected to play for the school – a ‘proper’ match, if you will. I was beside myself with excitement at the prospect. I’d only ever been picked to play … Continue reading

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School Dinners, Part Two

Dinners at Telford Middle School were very different to the ones I was used to in Scotland. For starters (although not literally), there was the option of going home for lunch. Our house was now about a hundred metres from … Continue reading

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