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Farnborough Grammar School

Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire

Telephone : Farnborough 539
Wales - Easter 1959 

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For one of the day long coach excursions we were joined by Colin (Bruiser) Wilson, a Welshman and newly appointed Physics master whose home was in Merthyr Tydfil, and got as far as Shropshire and the Wrekin. En-route we stopped in a near derelict village called The Bog where there were unguarded disused mineshafts down which we dropped pebbles and the more mathematically inclined calculated the depth.

The Bog was apparently deserted which allowed us to roam anywhere and to places that present day teachers would probably not have tolerated. Inevitably its memorable name was the source of much amusement. Here we see the centre of the village and the decaying mine head. On the right we make our way back to our coach. The figure on the left is almost certainly Colin Wilson. See the larger image to be sure. On the return journey to Farnborough we went through Colin’s home town of Merthyr and saw him outside his house alongside one of the major thoroughfares washing his car. The usual inane cheers were heard from the back seat coach passengers of which I was one!

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