The glider

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    Helen Jones

    Who remembers the glider landing on the field during a summer maths class in I think 3rd or 4th form (1967 or 1968) with Mr Dorrington? We were in a classroom in the North block one afternoon when it landed. It took some time to persuade Mr. Dorrington that this was not a joke- I think it may have been Dave Hart and John Oakey recounting the incident and it was not in Mr Dorrington’s line of sight.

    Ian Elliott

    I do indeed remember the glider incident. We were in room N3 I think, and I recall seeing the glider land. Being towards the back as I normally was I had a good view, and we told Mr Dorrington about it but as I was probably one of the more disruptive elements in the class he told us to get on with our work , clearly not believing a word we told him. However, he shortly after rose from his desk at the front and sidled along to the back, occasionaly stopping to look at our work (does anyone remember his habit of saying “Good,good”, I hasten to add very seldom to me), and reaching the back of the room turned and then saw the glider quite close to our windows. His eyes nearly popped out of his head, amid much mirth.

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