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Abraham Guest


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Students leaving Abraham Guest School for 2 weeks Youth Hostelling around Europe.

Comment by: Marlene on 14th June 2009 at 22:40

You haven`t changed a bit Lynn

Comment by: Chris Heskin (nee Fyles) on 16th July 2009 at 17:08

Marlene who? I said that about Lynn

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th February 2012 at 22:09

This photo is the first (I think) of two Europen Trips. I am 6th from the left on the bottom row.

The itinery was - School, Dover, Ostend, Ghent, Brussels, Namur, Luxenbourg, Strasbourg, Offenurg, Frieburg, Black Forest, Schaffhausen, Stein-am-Rhein, Constance, Mainz, Boppard, Koblenz, Luxenbourg, Bastogne, Brussels, Ostend, Dover, School.

The cost of the 15 day trip was £27. (A typical wage for a working man would be about £20 a week). We needed pocket money in addition.

Comment by: Hilary Ramsey (Goulding) on 23rd April 2012 at 07:51

Well done Neil for remembering the cost and the itinery. I was just looking at the coach and thinking how times have changed. Great trip.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 24th April 2012 at 19:35

Hi Hilary, I remember the trip(s) well. However I have missed something off the itinerary. On the first trip we went to Innsbruck after Constance then back to Mainz. On the second trip after Constance, we went to Berchtesgaden (and visited a salt mine) then Salzburg, then back via Munich to the Rhine. Interestingly (for me) I was in Stein-am-Rhein (on the Swiss-German border) 2 week's ago, with my family and I was boring them with fact that the last time was there it was nearly 50 years ago, can you believe it! (I also visited the Rhine Falls which are close by and which we also visited on the fantastic school trips.)

Comment by: Hilary Ramsey (Goulding) on 24th April 2012 at 22:20

Thanks Neil for your response, I keep going on about the Rhine and the Lorelie Rock also Lucerne. My memories of school are superb my husband goes on about his bad schools and I tell him how fantastic mine was. I have lots of good memories.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 25th April 2012 at 20:09

Yes Hilary, I agree it was a fantastic time. I believe it was all due to the "New Headmaster" Dean Stockwell, who made radical changes from the previous school (Lamberhead Green and I think many others.) Not least among the changes was the banning of corporal punishment (except in exceptional circumstances). Many other changes were made such as "Houses" which all contributed to a "happy" enviroment. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Stockwell. By-the-way Hilary, were you in the House "Hillary"?

Comment by: Hilary Goulding on 11th June 2013 at 09:51

I bit late in responding Neil, but I was in Schwartzer not Hillary.

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