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Uxendon Manor Primary School

Uxendon Manor Primary School

Before 1970

Lesley Robinson (was Jacobs)

Years at school: 1962 to 1968

Studied French and Russian at Churchill College, Cambridge.
Lived in upstate New York, France, UK and now Canada. Three children, all grown up.

General Memories: I remember films in the hall on Friday afternoons, the swimming pool, sports days, school plays, "Music and Movement", saving foil to pay for guide dogs: the first one was called Sheba.

Memories of Teachers: My first teacher was Mrs. Thorn. We all loved Mr. MacDonald - he was strict, but always with a twinkle in his eye. I remember art classes with Mr. Baker in the art hut, Mrs. Ewing, Miss Stevens, Mr. Bromley and the wonderful Mrs. Dunn, who lived on Regal Way.

Memories of School Trips and Events: School plays I remember: Noah's Ark and the Pied Piper of Hamlin. I remember going on a trip to the House of commons where we were hosted by our MP.

Memories of School Clubs and Sports: I remember recorder lessons during the dinner hour, sports days and district wide country dancing events.


Peter Marsh

Years at school: 1948 to 1954

I immigrated to Canada Nov. 1957. Went to a Canadian high school and then on to The University of Toronto, Victoria College to earn a B.A.
Became the Art Director at Wexford Collegiate School for The Arts since its inception. Now retired. I am an artist mostly watercolours and have been the president of the national watercolour society, The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

General Memories: Enjoyed my school days at Uxendon Manor. There were a lot of jokes about the cafeteria food. We had fun in the playground. School was pretty strict and we learned plenty. I remember Anthony Weinstein who I sat next to and also Gillian Headerman who I was secretly madly in love with Ha! Ha! I remmeber playing 'fag cards' up against the wall, and playing soccer with tennis balls on the playground. Girls and boys playgrounds were seperate.

Memories of Teachers: Mrs Inkpen was a great teacher. Read to us every Friday afternoon if I remember correctly. Very patient. I don't think I was a very good pupil but I tried.

Memories of School Clubs and Sports: I was in the recorder club but I got the boot because I didn't learn to read music because I could play the tunes by ear. Yikes! A big mistake. We didn't get much art if I remember correctly, which was too bad for me.


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