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King Edwards Grammar School Camp Hill


master brummie
Mr. Holllingworth retired in July 1956, just prior to the move to Kings Heath, after 38 years at the school. I attach a press cutting reporting his retirement and also a photograph taken in the main corridor of the old school together with the Deputy Headmaster, Mr. P. W. Bates.


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master brummie
I got on very well with Dai Thomas. It so happened that History was my best subject at "O" Level and I received a personal "well done" from him. However, the Sciences were not far behind in achievement and I focused on Chemistry for later studies and for my career.


master brummie

I have my memories of Dai too!

Many sore heads, and a lasting reminder in the shape of a crescent
shaped scar on my right wrist acquired when I was daft enough to
tackle him on the rugby field and one of his studs caught it.

I still think he was a great bloke though!

Happy days.

Kind regards
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master brummie
We took great delight one Monday morning being able to write on the class blackboard "England 3 Wales Nil" Solely for DI Thomas's benefit of course.


master brummie
And finally, at least for me, my first ever alcoholic drink in a pub, the Red Lion, Vicarage Rd, was at the invitation of DI Thomas and Tony Appleby, after a tennis match between sixth formers and members of the staff.