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Memory No. 318
Neil Stretton
(@WT 1950-1955)
I remember Miss Joy (reception class?) and Miss Heard (I've seen her photo on your site).
and the head teacher in the infants school was Miss Peacock.
Head teacher in the juniors school was Mr Cowan
I also recall a Miss Ball and a Miss Boot, and when Miss Ball left the school, we all joked that Miss Boot had kicked Miss Ball out.
Lessons beside the fish pond, which was near the canteen.
We all had a smashing time colouring posters and books for the Coronation.
I also remember we all had fun dancing around the Maypole and also embroidery classes!!
My elder brother, Michael John Stretton, was a pupil during WWII, and recalls a doodlebug landing in the playing fields.
That's it. Just random memories

Memory No. 317
Le Johnson
(@WT 1950-190)
Class teacher was Miss Fitch who married teacher Mr Bidgood who I remember owned a jaguar car. Also knew Mrs Sneed who lived in Bergholt Avenue ,Redbridge . Mr Ashton also taught there and was quite a famous football referee. I remember Linda Westwood and Roseana Giles and Geoffrey White. Great school

Memory No. 316
Rohit Parmar
(@WT 1970>75)
Too many memories to list, my first teacher was Miss or Mrs Proctor, Hated the toilets that were separated from the main building and were freezing in the winter. I also had form teacher whose surname was Wright, I vaguely remember he was a professional goalkeeper for Coventry City. Playground fun was not fun during the winter months and it was compulsory. I still live in the same house and both my children went to WT as well.

Memory No. 304
stephanie hall
(@WT i guess 1965 maybe not)
story time with mr rogers annd bottle of milk.he maid the book alive. every charitor was alive .sorry i cant spell

Memory No. 298
George Hunt
(@WT 1948/49)
Hi,lived in glebelands avenue Newbury Park for about a year in the late 1940's aged 7,went to William Torbitt,before moving to Seven Kings. I am in the 1949 class photo. Remember catching the 66 bus outside King George's hospital and paying penny fare.

Memory No. 292
Ian Davey
(@WT 1962-67)
I have lots of memories of the old school, both infant and junior, playing the recorder which I still have, acting in plays, I still have some items I made such as a leather wallet using real needles! I have some photos that I will try and email soon. Never had children by choice but have had plenty of pets, moved out to Burnham on Crouch. Now semi retired, running a cleaning company.

Memory No. 291
(@WT 1959-1965)
Miss Ferguson (Olive Oil from Pop eye) lovely lady stood by me when I sang. Mr.Young violin class, jumped up and down whilst playing scales to keep warm Mr.Davis left the class with maths questions to get on with, answer book on his desk, he was peeping through the window of the classroom to see who looked at answer book to cheat. Parents couldn't afford to send me on school trip so was put in a class younger and felt intelligent because work was easy Mr Treadway oh how I loved him, taught me cricket after school on the brilliant playing field (I am a girl and it was a boy's game) remember everyones name in my class, favourite boy of all time Alan Myers, interesting Stuart Vanning taught me about spiders & creepy crawlies under stones in playground. Mr & Mrs Bidgood (music) loved orchestra playing clarinet with Margaret Hammond smelly Mr.Eagland for his pipe smoking, yuk. Dancing in my leaving school play with Lesley Adams and Andrea Hallam, where are they now? Danced with them on stage for some time after too. Brilliant school and teachers. Love to know what careers boys had as I used to guess what they would do, I was 10 or 11 One boy I thought looked like my Dad, Brian Tucker, so many memories I could write a book. Handstands and ball in stocking at back of toilet block. Carol Conlon would not do this as she was a dancer? didn't get that! Lovely friend to have but sadly lost touch as went to different senior schools.

Memory No. 286
Janet Crawford
(@WT 1964>68)
Have many fond memories, being in the school production The King and I having to exit out of the hall doors then running round the school to get back on stage. Singing solo At the christmas concert. Teachers throwing snowballs from the top of the roof. Mr Treadway not giving the slipper to us as I was the only girl with the boys being naughty and he couldn't give a girl the slipper so I was the boys best friend for a few days. Mr Eagland, lovely teacher. Learning the violin although I wasn't very good.

Memory No. 285
Frank lampard
(@WT 1980-1987)
I was playing football and i won the football. I played for chelsea and now i play for man city

Memory No. 284
David Davies
(@WT 1965-1970)
I was upstairs and downstairs at the school I remember an old milk float lorry put in the playground for us to climb on. I fell in love with a girl that I tried gluing to her seat her surname was Cann? My first school trip was to Epping Forest On a school photo I had to hold a yellow ball. I starred in the Xmas play as Price Charming. I had to kiss my Princess who would not wake up so I shook her. I had to wear tights! For Dickens "A Christmas Carol" I sold matches. I left as we moved to the second year of the juniors having joined the infants. I remember once shouting "Mum" to one of the teachers forgetting I was at school. Happy days and memories and sorry to my class mates I never could play the recorder and just blew and played anything especially in the concerts

Memory No. 281
Chloe Knight
(@WT 2005-2010)
I left at the end of year 4, so I didn't experience the whole of William torbitt, however I did have the best teachers, and friends. Year3: miss Mosley and year4:Mrs Cohen/Mrs Singh, in fortunately the only teachers I remember. But I do remember the office lady - mrs Gould. I remember torbitt like it was yesterday, yet I haven't been there for 4 years...WOW!!! That was weird to say. But torbitt did teach me a lot, and if I'm honest it was better than the school I joined for year 5&6, due to catchment. Mrs cohens classroom was the one I remember most, and mrs kubwina (maths) we did French as the whe year in mrs cohens class at some point! I remember the year four assembly, especially one of the rehearsals, very clearly: I wasn't sure whether I was leaving school at this point yet, so I wasn't given a part in the play, but that was ok because I was fine with that. I was in charge of the music at the back of the second floor hall, and I would press play and pause when I needed to. One time I wasn't paying that much attention and mrs Cohen asked me to play, and I didn't hear, so then she said : " it's no good just sitting there like a lemon you know" and the whole year started laughing(and me). It's funny how I can remember such times at torbitt like it was yesterday like year 3: I had the part of an air stuardess and I had to say to the audience "the exits are here here here and here please put your phone on silent" then I had to say "it's the professor, I assume" to be quite honest I didn't get why the audience laughed, and honestly, I still don't. The most vivid part of that play I have in my head is the end, where we had to get the audience to sing "oh, I do like to be beside the seaside" and there was a giant cue cards that me and someone else had to point to. These are my most memorable memories of torbitt, and I hope to see all of my old teachers and friends soon again. And if your reading this, any of you, hello! I'll hopefully be at this years summer fete, so maybe I'll see you there!

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