Yesterday I published an important historical research by Michael Burford, a former pupil of Montgomery Of Alamein School in Winchester.
When Michael Burford contacted me last week about his old school, and later told me that he has a collection of the school’s pictures and history, I knew that I have ‘struck gold’.
Michael contacted me after he had read Montgomery of Alamein School written by Brian Green, published in Chandler’s Ford Today on 12 June 2014.
Brian Green started teaching at the school in 1966.
“I was a teacher at the only school in the world called Montgomery of Alamein, in Winchester. Monty himself performed the naming ceremony.”
By Brian Green, former teacher of Montgomery Of Alamein School
Brian Green lives in Chandler’s Ford, and he was my fist link to Montgomery of Alamein School.
Michael contacted me to try to find out more from Brian Green. I passed on his request to Brian’s daughter Sarah, who has over the years helped type some of his father’s stories to the Parish magazines, and later to Chandler’s Ford Today.
Remember a cover lesson: “Describe a square”
Michael also shared one interesting story about Brian. He said that Brian only taught him once or twice, as ‘cover’.
“I didn’t actually know him, other than a familiar face around the school. The single lesson (impromptu / cover) I remember from him was ‘Describe a Square’. Although we were supposed to be top stream, none of us could!”
By Michael Burford, former pupil of Montgomery of Alamein School
Michael has sent me many important documents of the school. Here is a 2 page document on the History of Montgomery of Alamein School, written by former headteacher of the school, Mr Dennis Beacham.
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Michael sent me some newspaper clippings about the school. Here is one of the articles: “Sadly we can’t be Co-ed”, by Mr Beacham, former headteacher of Montgomery of Alamein School.
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It is my privilege to be able to connect people, and contribute to the search of the history of Montgomery of Alamein School in Winchester through this website.
To help with the research of the history of Montgomery of Alamein School, please visit Montgomery of Alamein on Friends Reunited, and share any picture or story you have with the group.