Thank you so much for spending so much of your invaluable time with me on Wednesday and giving me such a wonderful tour of the school 'in motion'. The happy atmosphere is almost tangible and I'll hedge a bet that all the pupils will be inspired throughout their life journeys by the dedicated staff and the ethos of the school.
I read as much as I could of Neil Jopson's brilliantly researched 'Very Potted History' of the school on Wednesday evening and found I had a mention at the top of page 124 (when my name was Loraine Klass), in the letter from Angela Hammond (nee Spurgeon). I also remember all our class-mates, mentioned by Angela, on the previous page – and others such as Gillian Casebow, Anna Messer, Susan Smith, Patricia Bernhalt, Ellen Robinson, Wendy Dalzell-Ward, Anne Mirabel and Mary-Anne Juggins, who was a cousin of Mary-Jean Fyson, who may have been the older sister of Elizabeth Hill (nee Fyson).
I'm afraid I won't be able to come to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' next week, as am on 'standby' for guarding my own grandchildren, after school, while their father is at work, and their mother is tutoring elsewhere and brushing up on the Spanish she is about to teach at the Mossbourne Academy, Hackney – a far cry from the calm, leafy, confines of Babington House School!!!
I will, of course, complete the Old Babingtonians 'Keep Connected' form and either post it back to you or drop it by hand. Looking forward to attending some future events, perhaps receiving contact from some of my cohort, now entering our fourth quintile, and to meeting you again before too long.
All very best wishes, Loraine Saacks (nee Klass).