Rex Roberts Maths Master

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Rex Roberts Maths Master

Post by Kit Bartlett » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:50 pm

I noted on the internet the death of the above named on 30.3.2014.
I know that he was on the staff for some three years and attended Eastbourne college as a pupil.
He was born in 1939, Does anyone know his dates on the staff ? Around late nineteen seventies I would think.

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Re: Rex Roberts Maths Master

Post by Mid A 15 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Kit Bartlett wrote:I noted on the internet the death of the above named on 30.3.2014.
I know that he was on the staff for some three years and attended Eastbourne college as a pupil.
He was born in 1939, Does anyone know his dates on the staff ? Around late nineteen seventies I would think.
I'm sorry to hear this as he taught me and was a pleasant and approachable man.

I would estimate his time at CH to be 69 -72 or a year either side if he only served 3 years. No earlier than 68-71 anyway.

He was a decent wicket keeper if memory serves me right.
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Re: Rex Roberts Maths Master

Post by Kit Bartlett » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:25 pm

Thanks to Claud Rains I have now traced the above named 's dates at C.H. as April 1969 to July 1971. He was a Junior Housemaster in Maine B when it was a junior House.

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Re: Rex Roberts Maths Master

Post by Sweyn Forkbeard » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:35 pm

In my memory Roberts suffered from being in Maine B at the wrong time. Under Johnstone it was pretty grim, then Roberts turned up who was a different sort of person and he faced a lot of disrespect. If I recall he had an Austin Maxi which was pelted with boiled eggs. Decent man, wrong place really. After that we got Nick Plomley/Plumley, who was an interesting teacher but had 'something of the night' about him. One evening he went loopy and gym-shoed about 30 people.

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Re: Rex Roberts Maths Master

Post by sejintenej » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Sweyn Forkbeard wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:35 pm
. Decent man, wrong place really. After that we got Nick Plomley/Plumley, who was an interesting teacher but had 'something of the night' about him. One evening he went loopy and gym-shoed about 30 people.
Probably December 1952, night before we went home there was a lot of horseplay in one of the Prep A dorms long after lights out and Mr Jones applied the slipper to virtually every boy in the dorm. That would have been 50 or more.

I remember one evening in perhaps 1959 - 1960 Kit had obviously been to the pub when something happened. I do remember him coming into the Col A dayroom when only the monitors were still up and declaring that he had just beaten his own record. I am not sure whether it referred to the number of strokes or the number of beneficiaries of his delight though I strongly suspect the former.

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