50 Years Ago

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lBuildings and classrooms at the King’s School were inadequate said the school’s chairman of governors. It was also revealed that some of the school had been condemned as long ago as 1948.

lSchoolboy Michael Clay wrote a message in a bottle and threw it into the sea at Clacton. He forgot all about it until a year later when he received a reply from two Danish children and their Norwegian friends.

lTwo teachers - Mrs Grimwood and Mrs Harris - who went to school together and briefly taught at the same school were to retire on the same day.