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Friern Barnet County School
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Friern Barnet County School

Photo of staff taken in October 1962. From the Phyllis Kind Collection.
Picture added on 20 September 2009 at 16:30
Comments:
I can remember 4 teachers in the photograph. I left in 1955, it was then Holly Park Secondary Modern School. Many memories of happy school days. Miss Kind was a great teacher.
Added by Maureen Sadler {was Cahill} on 13 June 2015
I remember Miss Kind, Mr Beaston, the Head we called Holy Moses by the pupils. Mr Skeepers, sorry can't remember correct spelling. I remember him because he was such a lovely teacher and taught me a lot about South Africa and segregation.
Added by Enid Crawley on 15 June 2015
I go to fbs at the moment what was it like back in the day?
Added by Nathaniel on 13 October 2015
I went to fbcs in 1963.Not long after it was opened.I thought it was quite a tough school .However some of the teachers were very good,the headmaster holy moses was Mr.Grieves. Deputy head Mr.Barnum. Woodwork teacher.
I remember Don Scheepers,from South Afric. He did a lot on the Sports side ,mainly football .I did think he was great. He was also our form teacher. I remember to this day when one of my classmates did something wrong, and because nobody wanted to turn him in, we all got hit by a gym shoe, what we called being slippered. The Music teacher Dr.Pobjoy, was a small man, and he used to give you the cane ,but he used to jump from a chair and whack you, very painful I can assure you. Mr. Fox the Sports teacher would get the boys that wanted to fight, to go in the gymn after school and put boxing gloves on to fight it out. These sort of things were quite common. There used to be inition to the school for 1st formers which included pushing you down the hill or ducking in toilets. I do not think any of these things would be tolerated these days, but it did me no harm in fact it maybe toughened me up a bit.
Added by Gary Nicholas on 15 October 2015
I went there the year it opened as a 5th former, I did shorthand and typing. Mr Beeston taught these subjects. I was always disappointed that we never did another language although the only RSA I got were for above subjects. I never thought it was a tough or rough school and was sad the day I left but I think that was more because of all the friends. I remember Dr. Pobjoy the music teacher telling me that if I knew as much about classical music as I did about pop he would have been really pleased. Only this week someone I was at school with popped up on my facebook page. Still in touch with some of them. Nathaniel hope you enjoy your time at fbs and learn as much as you can while you are there. Wish I had paid more attention.
Added by Enid Crawley nee Fursland. on 16 October 2015
I recognise Miss Kind. She was quite strict but nice and lived in my road. It is lovely to see this picture. I remember Mr Beeston, he was my favourite teacher. Also Owen Berry who gave us speech training. I also remember Mr Crisp who was maths teacher and Mr Goundry who taught geometry. I didn't mind school but didn't do very well. Failed my 11 plus. It is a long time ago. I am now 78 and don't know where the years have gone.
Added by Shirley Cullen (nee Snook) on 07 April 2016
I started at the Holly Park Infants School in approx 1941-42 and then moved on up to the senior school where I stayed until 1947. Mr Berry and I used to do scenery work in the Incognito Theatre on odd occasions. Happy Days...
Added by Peter Snook on 09 April 2016
I remember Mr Lovegrove, Mrs Marnock, Mrs Eastwood, Miss Finch, Mr Fox, Miss Payne, Mrs Wightson, Mr Neal, Mr Beeston, Miss Kind, Mrs Vice (secetary) Mrs Amos, Mr Scheepers, Mr Barnham, I was there from 1962 until 1966.
Added by Jill Reynolds (freeman) on 29 April 2016
My father attended Holly Park School. Do you remember Chris Woody Woodness ? lLved @ 7 holly park road DOB 24/12/1945.
Added by Tracey Nish. Nee Woodness on 20 September 2016
I remember all these teachers, I was there when we moved from the old Holly Park and left in 1963 following school trip to Switzerland where I learnt to smoke! Loved (and still use) shorthand (thanks Billy Beeston) and remember typing to Glen Miller music on Monday afternoons. Still in touch and meet up regularly with Rita Bull (nee Davies), Christine Bex (nee Franklin), Jane Bex(need Taylor) Jill Watson (nee Harris) and Kate Rose (nee Ryan)
Added by Josie Kinchin (nee Stone) on 08 September 2017
I remember you Josie as I was there the same time and remember these teachers. Also remember Christine and Jane give them my regards.

Added by Peter Hagger on 03 October 2017
I attended FBC in 1961 and 1962. I remember Mr Fox and Don Skeepers well. I remember being slippered twice by both of them but I probably deserved it and they were really nice people. I remember Ron Ludgrove the teacher on the far left who was taunted unmercifully by the pupils. Also I think in the first row second from the left was Mrs East? She was a history teacher or possibly English
I loved the sport at the school and had some good friends but otherwise was glad to move on
Added by Michael Rees on 17 November 2017
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