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I started this thread and can't belive I left JMC out as he was the guy who taught me English, coached AThletics with taffy Williams and appointed me President of Grecians Club! Perhaps the fact that I did not mention his nickname shows how much I repsected him.
Unlike some other correspondents I found him a dignified character rather than 'aloof' and in comparison his successor Newsome in retrospect seemed brash. We were never the best of friends, it is true but in later life I met an ex-pupil from Wellington school where he took over after leaving CH who said that he was not popular.
Going back to 'banzai' he instituted the practice of having a 'reading' by a Grecian during assembly in Big School if there was not too much other business and on one occasion he announced we would hear a passage from Ger - ALD Due - RELL which turned out to be the better-known Gerald Durrell!