Contents The Gallery On Walks

   

Sunday afternoon walks were a feature of College life throughout the 1950s and 1960s.  We were turfed out of our Houses after lunch and were expected to perambulate the Norfolk countryside for two hours or so in separate areas designated for boys and girls.  Sixth Formers were allowed to cycle.  Does anyone know when this practice stopped? 

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Early 1950s

c1956 (2 photos)

Enjoying the sun 1957
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c1960 (4 photos)

Dennis Herrell Collection 1
(4 photos 1961)

Dennis Herrell Collection 2
(4 photos 1961)

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Passing the time 1961

 

Country Lane c1963

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A hot day c1963 (3 photos)

West lads c1963

Wells Belles - 1964 (2 photos)

 

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Sunday afternoon at Deopham 1964 (4 photos)

Westminster girls c1964 Worcester Girls 1965  
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Anthea & Elizabeth 1965 Unknown Cyclist 1962/63    

One of the difficult tasks of skiving off from Sunday walks was managing to arrive back at the House not before and not too long after everybody else - as this was a dead giveaway.   The same constraints also applied to short cuts taken during X-country runs.

"Kipper" Herring and I solved this quite neatly.  Opposite Salisbury/Canterbury car park was the maintenance buildings' kitchen.  From inside this dark room you could see but not be seen.  Access was easy.  You could spend all afternoon listening to a small tranny - without using the earphone - drink tea and smoke in comfort.  Later you could see everybody returning and merge with the crowd.  During these skives we befriended a cheeky little Robin ... by throwing it bits of cake.  It's the little things!

Brian Ellis



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