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Bexhill Grammar School For Boys

posted by Bill Elphick on 02 Jan 2016 at 2:18 pm

I left this school in 1960 and have not been back to the area since.... just now I had a look on Google Earth and see that there is no school anymore......what happened to it and when? Thanks to anybody that can help.

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Bexhill Grammar

posted by Gill on 02 Jan 2016 at 2:51 pm

I left in 73 .?? Demolished 10 years ago after being 6th form college.its now housing estate including playing fields.

April 1

posted by David Storer on 13 Jun 2016 at 11:02 am

Were you the Bill Elphick who "doctored" the school piano before assembly one April 1?

Think I Can Help

posted by Tony Rolt on 13 Jun 2016 at 4:35 pm

One unforgettable day in April (I think1957) the piano was doctored before assembly. Snag Baldock went more and more puce as he untangled pencils from the strings. Two sixth formers, Tony Carr and Chris Streatfield took the rap for it. Johnnie Brown never had much of a sense of humour but, if he had, it would certainly have been severely taxed!

Old Boys Search

posted by Mick Noble on 20 Jul 2016 at 7:32 pm

Tim Ray, Pete Davies,Brian Green,where are you now?Remember the Beatles at Brighton, good times,wish I'd studied harder!!!

Team Of 1960 Search

posted by Mick Sharp on 19 Oct 2016 at 2:53 pm

Tony Rolt
If memory serves you were a couple of years older than me but like me in Pevensey House? I had an article (plus picture) published in Eastbourne Herald in May and was hoping for some response from the likes of Pete Hill,Nigel Coulthurst or Craven Routledge or their relatives. Any chance you know their wherabouts - trying to get a reunion organised.

Team Of 1960 Search

posted by Mick Sharp on 19 Oct 2016 at 2:54 pm

Tony Rolt
If memory serves you were a couple of years older than me but like me in Pevensey House? I had an article (plus picture) published in Eastbourne Herald in May and was hoping for some response from the likes of Pete Hill,Nigel Coulthurst or Craven Routledge or their relatives. Any chance you know their wherabouts - trying to get a reunion organised.

You And The GOOD Footballers

posted by Tony Rolt on 20 Oct 2016 at 1:10 pm

Hi Mick
I think your memory is right. I left in 63. I remember you, hopefully correctly, as a goal scoring inside right (as it was called in those days) with an impressive range of long passes. I think you played in the school first team. In my last year so did I, but I guess we must have been desperate for full backs that year cos I was rather limited. Can't help with the Hill brothers ( two lads from Bristol with accents to match - mad City supporters). Nigel Coulthurst I believe lives in the Midlands (Stafford or Tamworth rings a bell). I knew his mother well in Westham village. Craven was playing local football in Eastbourne when I was reffing in the early 70s. His younger brother (a tiny scrap of a lad at school) played senior level for Eastbourne Town and I believe while at Uni he was having trials at Leeds but I guess that was it. I meet with Ron Sargent and Terry McAllister once a year for a catch up. I moved from Pev to Bexhill five years ago and watch a bit of local stuff. Are you keeping well? Whereabouts are you nowadays (not still Hooe I guess). Michael Pitts lives in Jevington so don't know if you would have any joy there. I think Mick Hayward went to South Africa one time and played quite a serious level out there. Hear from you again hopefully

Nice Compliments

posted by Mick Sharp on 21 Oct 2016 at 1:52 pm

Tony, thanks for your very kind words and I must say you were brave to be a referee (did you come across Arthur Lewis who is my best mate and was a top ref in 1970's). I moved to Essex from Bexhill in 1979 then to Fleet in Hampshire where I have been for 25 years. As it happens I am coming down to Hooe & Bexhill tomorrow, no chance you are around in the afternoon?

School Football Team

posted by Tony Rolt on 22 Oct 2016 at 5:51 am

Mick - sorry but really busy tomorrow with an Autumn Fayre I help out at. My niece lives at Church Crookham. That not too far from Fleet is it?

Fleet

posted by Mick Sharp on 22 Oct 2016 at 10:30 am

Tony
Very close, adjoins Fleet!

Fleet

posted by Mick Sharp on 22 Oct 2016 at 8:28 pm

Tony
Very close, adjoins Fleet!

It's Been A Long Time Mate

posted by john philcox on 30 Dec 2016 at 10:36 pm

Sharpy - We've been in Wiltshire for nearly40 years now. We pass through Fleet visiting our son in Farnham. Any chance of stopping off and catching up? All the best, John

Where Are They All?

posted by Tony Newton on 07 Mar 2017 at 11:50 pm

When i used to go back home to Sidley to visit my Mum, i always used to flick a bit through the phone book if a surname from school days cropped, but I found no one at all in the book that I could call a mate or even an acqauaintance left in the area. Trying to find people (graduate sin French , I suppose)who might like to share in a book bequest of Fench books that used to belong to Doug Shott has proved most difficult. I found one, Neil Hannah and he lives about as far as you can get and still be in England.

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