My name is Ulrich Grotz, I live in the South of Germany, near Tuebingen. I
attended Wandsworth Comprehensive from late 1956 until October 23rd 1959, i.e. from the first up to the fourth form. I then left to finish school back in Germany. Even though I was a bit mixed up and also rather shy
in those far off days, I do have quite positive memories of the school. Compared to all the other schools I went to, I consider the facilities were really excellent and the teachers quite dedicated. At least I felt
happier there than at the German grammar schools I subsequently attended.
When I came back to have a look some time in the early 1970s
the signs of decay and neglect struck me, so I suppose I was lucky to have been there at a stage when this was one of the first comprehensives and people were still believing in this kind of education.
In the summer of 1959 I took some pictures in school with my new camera.
Perhaps some of you are interested and might even know who´s who. If you do know the names of any of either the kids or the teachers let me know, My own
memory for names is poor, I can identify Stephen Harper, David Everitt and Gilbert Edgley.
Meanwhile I have already had some feedback, identifying more of the people on
the photos. Thanks for your messages.
If you would like to have a print of any of the pictures just send me an e-mail.
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