St Martin's School Stamford

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Topic Originator: kate
Post Date June 9, 2005 @ 1:36 PM
 St Martin's School Stamford
 RE: St Martin's School Stamford
 St Martins: big family

June 9, 2005 @ 1:36 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

You may send your recollections of St Martin's School, Stamford, for publication on this page

John Tyers
October 8, 2008 @ 4:11 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Was an SMB from '41 to '46 after St John's.  Headmaster was Mr Richmond then briefly Mrs Grundy and finally Mr Mitchell later principal of Stamford Tech. He was a great man, firm but fair!  Those of us who lived North of the river used to get into trouble for being late back after
dinner as we used to loiter about watching the Army trucks crossing the river from Wharf Road and up the ramp into Water Street; they were practising for D Day!  There was always one that got stuck halfway across and then had to be winched out!

Jim Tyers
April 4, 2009 @ 9:40 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I was also an old boy of St. Martin's, but in the fifties. I recall the teachers then were Miss Fox-Browne, 'Pop' Sylvester (one of the great story-tellers), Mr Conrad (a Polish exile, whose son John was immensely clever and went on to read Maths. at Oxford or Cambridge) and the Headmaster 'Gaffer' Mitchell (an old style gentleman). We always seemed like poor relations compared with the 'Bluecoat', who thrashed us regularly at every sport we competed in against them ! We were like a big family - even having our own allotments across and slightly further down Kettering Road. All run on a shoestring, but a lovely old place.