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Post by Jo » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:30 pm

Her retirement gift from the foundation was a rather racy looking sports car, and IIRC the girls' collection provided the radio. I vaguely remember that Carolyn Newbury had to drive it from the garage to the school, and, it being rather too big to gift wrap, it had a bow tied on the aerial.
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Post by englishangel » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:42 pm

See, I don't remember that, or only vaguely, but as as I was leaving at the same time I don't suppose I was paying much attention.
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Post by Angela Woodford » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:42 am

englishangel wrote:She had a Rover
I never knew that! I wonder where it was garaged.

Does anyone remember Mr Brown, the driving instructor? He was a vaguely creepy man who taught driving in a mini. After several of us became a little anxious that he was regularly putting his hand on our left thighs, Judy Evans was despatched down to DR to complain.

Judy returned with the message that the thigh-groping was completely normal, natural and necessary in order to demonstrate clutch control. DR had spoken.
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Does anyone remember Mr Brown, the driving instructor? He was a vaguely creepy man who taught driving in a mini. After several of us became a little anxious that he was regularly putting his hand on our left thighs, Judy Evans was despatched down to DR to complain.
Her retirement gift from the foundation was a rather racy looking sports car, and IIRC the girls' collection provided the radio. I vaguely remember that Carolyn Newbury had to drive it from the garage to the school, and, it being rather too big to gift wrap, it had a bow tied on the aerial.
I didn't realise that I was having so many senior moments - only 48 (even tho only just!) and remember neither the car nor the driving instructor! (In fact altho' I remember Miss Tucker arriving, I don't remember DR leaving. How odd. :oops: )

Remember Carolyn Newbury tho', wasn't she Head Girl and had a sister called Melanie?
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Post by englishangel » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:48 pm

Blimey, I remember Mr Brown and the thigh groping in his little orange mini. He also smoked like a chimney and you would return to school after a lesson smelling to high heaven and have to explain why. No Febreze in those days.
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Post by J.R. » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:25 pm

englishangel wrote:Blimey, I remember Mr Brown and the thigh groping in his little orange mini. He also smoked like a chimney and you would return to school after a lesson smelling to high heaven and have to explain why. No Febreze in those days.
Why was he wearing a little orange mini ?

Kinky, to say the least !!!!
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Post by Angela Woodford » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:29 am

J.R. wrote:
englishangel wrote:
Why was he wearing a little orange mini ?

Kinky, to say the least !!!!
JR, one day I must tell you how I finally passed the Driving Test. You might enjoy it - a mini comes into it, but thankfully not a Mini. Aren't you one of those Incredibly Advanced Driving experts too? But I go :offtopic: and will be in trouble again! :axe:

Gerrie - my dear friend Carolynn is well and just as accomplished as ever! ISTR that the Head Girl had to go to DR for a long Discussion Session every Sunday evening!
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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:01 pm

.........and in a former age, between Police and Local Government, I was a Grade 6 Driving Instructor, and a B.R.S.C.C. tutor at Brands Hatch.

Now, I COULD tell you some stories !
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J.R. wrote:.........and in a former age, between Police and Local Government, I was a Grade 6 Driving Instructor, and a B.R.S.C.C. tutor at Brands Hatch.

Now, I COULD tell you some stories !
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:20 am

midget wrote:What's holding you back?
Undoubtedly modesty, reticence, a natural shyness - all combined with discretion and good taste... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by englishangel » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:57 am

Be careful Philip your tongue might come right through your cheek.
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:33 pm

J.R. wrote:.........and in a former age, between Police and Local Government, I was a Grade 6 Driving Instructor, and a B.R.S.C.C. tutor at Brands Hatch.

Now, I COULD tell you some stories !

Ohmyohmyohmy

Methinks I hear the stirring of butterfly wings in The Orkneys (or somewhere a long way from Adelaide). I may be getting a bit carried away about nothing (in Adelaide there tend to be 0.5 degress of separation, unlike the 6 that the rest of the World experience), but is it at all possible that JR was the examiner that succombed to Munch's charms?

More info please guys.

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Post by Mid A 15 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:38 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:
J.R. wrote:.........and in a former age, between Police and Local Government, I was a Grade 6 Driving Instructor, and a B.R.S.C.C. tutor at Brands Hatch.

Now, I COULD tell you some stories !

Ohmyohmyohmy

Methinks I hear the stirring of butterfly wings in The Orkneys (or somewhere a long way from Adelaide). I may be getting a bit carried away about nothing (in Adelaide there tend to be 0.5 degress of separation, unlike the 6 that the rest of the World experience), but is it at all possible that JR was the examiner that succombed to Munch's charms?

More info please guys.

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Well said Caroline.

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Re: DR

Post by J.R. » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:36 pm

As a Grade 6 Driving Instructor, I became very friendly with many Driving Examiners.

Some of the tales they told, but professional etiquette prevents...........

However, I did have a verbal spat with Sir Stirling Moss at Brands Hatch once when he was showing off on the track and nearly took me off when I was instructing in a Cosworth !

On the other hand, Sir Jackie Stewart was a true gentleman.
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Post by Angela Woodford » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:39 pm

icomefromalanddownunder wrote: Is it at all possible that JR was the examiner that succombed to Munch's charms?
More info please guys.xx
I watched Top Gear on Sunday night. An Audi (was it?) was being compared with a BMW. Clarkson drove the BMW, and the Audi test driver who reminded me.. oh! I was overcome with nostalgia for my fabulous driving instructor! It wasn't JR. Although JR is fabulous in his own way, I add, hastily. 8)

Somewhere on the Forum is a Driving Test thread. I might add a disclaimer for every non pc moment. It was 1979!
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