Sheila Braidwood's Schooldays

Knitted suits and Jesus sandals

By Sheila Braidwood

Photo:Sheila Braidwood at Portslade Secondary Modern School

Sheila Braidwood at Portslade Secondary Modern School

Photo from WRVS Archive

Photo:Sheila Braidwood in the last year of primary school, St. Peter's, Portslade

Sheila Braidwood in the last year of primary school, St. Peter's, Portslade

Photo from WRVS Archive

Photo:Sheila Braidwood at Christmas

Sheila Braidwood at Christmas

Photo from WRVS Archive

I can remember going to senior school and thinking, god this place is big.  It was just one building - A block - Portslade Girls School.  I did like school.  I even liked Miss Hawkings.

Sandals and scooters

She taught science and biology.  She was a big lady - used to wear knitted suits and Jesus sandals and rode a scooter.  Her voice just told you everything - we wouldn't take the mickey out of her.  She remembers me because I used to take care of the guinea pigs and rabbits.

When you got to 13/14 you are allowed to wear stockings.  I remember the parquet floors - you could slide across them in leather soles.  I went up with lots of the primary children to Portslade.

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