"I thought I'd check the Internet today to see if there was anything about my old school which I'd heard had been demolished, and I was delighted to find so much information available.
I was a pupil there from January 1936 until June 1940 when, of course, the war changed all our lives and I had to leave school sooner than I expected.
The Headmaster in my time was Mr.B.F.Mitchell and his deputy was "Tubby" Hurst, who played the piano for the hymns at morning assembly in the hall.
I lived in Chaldon Way during those days and Tony Tisshaw and his charming wife lived opposite us, so good behaviour was essential!
I found the list of old boys who had made impressive and successful careers most interesting, and I think the Donald Harper named in the list was the boy who sat next to me in class and became a good friend. We used to make rubber-powered model aircraft which we flew on Farthing Downs on Sunday mornings.
I am currently living in Thailand with my family, but I go home to my place in East Sussex from time to time, as I shall next month.
I won't go on possibly boring you with what were to me very happy memories of an excellent school and splendid staff, so I would just like to say that I may have some knowledge of those pre-war school years which may be of interest to others. Unfortunately, there are very few of my vintage still around, although I read that three pre-1940 boys attended your final Reunion --- how I wish could have been there!"
Editor's Note: There is another Julian Hancock who attended PGS 66-73. The Julian above will be writing more of his memories to you in the coming months.