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Hi Susan
Thanks for putting your memories of Leigh Beck School onto the C.C.A site.

As you may recall I was in Mr Groves class at the same time but I must admit I'd forgotten quite a lot of the detail that you have remembered. I particularly, remember the bamboo recorders, in fact, they were the only musical instrument on which I could play a complete,if simple, tune! Somewhat in contrast to your accomplished renditions of complicated piano pieces such as '' Die Fliedermaus''.

Mr Groves also used to give up his Saturday mornings to take groups from the class on nature walks on Benfleet Downs. I often think how fortunate we were to have such a kind- hearted and dedicated teacher.

By Graham Stevens
On 28/04/2009

Hi Susan, Do you remember Miss Bell? I think she married and became Mrs Cross. She used to do magic tricks in class and produce flowers from a cake tin etc. What about Mr Broderick and his skill with a board rubber if someone was talking in class? There were 48 in my class and yet most of us could read and write. I left when I was about seven to go to the newly opened convent but I've never forgotten my time at Leigh Beck. I seem to remember the cod liver oil and malt was delicious or is it my imagination. I think a lot of Canveyites have a lot to thank Miss Vincent for.

By Maureen Buckmaster
On 02/05/2009

Hi I was in the class one down from you, I remember Mr Groves he had all the non scholarship kids polishing pennies with blue bell,

By David Larkin
On 07/04/2010

I went to Leigh Beck Primary School.......I remember Miss (Polly) Vincent, she was horrible to me as she didn't like my long hair, which was in ringlets!  I also remember a Miss Bell too!    and she wasn't much better either.   I left there to go to Long Road School, while Furtherwick School was being built.

By Sandra Heather ( nee Tayler )
On 17/06/2016

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