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Posted by mr. lata on June 06, 2010 at 14:25:42:

On Assembly
I remember assemblies as being rather impressive with the deep voices bellowing 'put ye on Christ@ but no doubt there were all sorts of undertones which as a new to teaching (let alone St Augustine's) I was unaware of.
I do recall two assembly incidents relating to myself.
On just about my first day (which was mid-year) Jaffa (Geoff matthews) called to each form teacher to verify that they had checked their register. Of course being new, when my turn came, there was no way I had gone through all the faces, so I called out in my North London accent..'Hang on'.. and ripples of laughter (at jaffa, I think) went through the hall.
The second, a year or so later, so into SJP territory and i was to give some sort of assembly myself- which has always been my idea of a total nightmare.
Anyway as I was gearing up to start, a movement from the wings caught my eye..
Not visible to the boys, Denny Howell had somehow got hold pf a top hat and cane, and was kicking to Frankie Vaughan's 'gimmee the moonlight, gimmee the girls', and laughing his head off at me...



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