Second and Third Year Prize Winners c1965
This photograph was provided by Matthew V R Stainer.
This photograph is of prize winners from the second and third years at Boston Grammar School, probably in 1965. The photograph was taken some time after Speech Day. Some students are shown in their CCF uniform, worn throughout the day of the week when CCF took place. The students are posed in front of one of the World War II air raid shelters which were between the school and the playing field. The shelters were demolished in the 1960s to make way for portable classrooms.
Leonard Cheshire asked me if I wanted to be Prime Minister. I was so nervous I said "yes" and, in his recap of the presentation, he said there was a young man who he had given a prize to who wanted to achieve the highest political office. I slowly sank down in my chair!
I've now retired after 35 years of teaching and have now become a published author, writing two books on the Great War so although I never made PM I do feel that I did make a difference, even if it was only telling a young David Beckham not to be a footballer!