.
Home Page Academy Drive Beechfield Site Hostels Pickwick Ye Olde Pubs Corsham Who's Who
Jan Byrne 75-78 & Jeff Beynon 73-76

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20
21
   22   23   24   25   26  
27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34

27

The monkey-puzzle tree is still a feature of Beechfield today. unfortunately it has now been felled 29/09/09
Sadly the canteen and some other trees have gone.
The blossom trees pictured on the right behind the magnolia trees were Japanese and their name allegedly translated into "The Emperor In His Carriage Turned And Stared". They were beautiful too, you could imagine an emperor stopping his carriage and staring at them! In spring 1984, I was a prize winner in a Polaroid Photographic Competition with click here for this photo taken elsewhere in the gardens.

Chris Symes' 2CV that got us to the picnic. Are 2Cvs antiques now? It was a great little car and it trolled us around Wiltshire and Dorset. God Bless the 2CV. Andrew semaphoring in the snow at Corsham Court 1981 Andy Mac Twins Andrew and Simon McIntyre in the kitchen of Ethelred House, Church Street, Corsham, 1982. Andrew had grazed his nose and chin due to jumping into the swimming pool at the Court without realising there wasn't any water in it at the time. The perils of scrumpy!!! Andrew jumping into the pool at Corsham Court when there actually was water in it 1982 My bedroom in Weavers Cottage, 1982. My bedroom in Weavers Cottage, 1982. Angela, the Graphics Department secretary, at Beechfield. 1984 Beechfield House The canteen at Beechfield, in spring 1984. The blossom trees on the right, beside the magnolia trees, were Japanese. My 21st birthday picnic at St Catherine's Court, Bathwick. June 9th 1983. Top row: Damon Burnard, Claire Palmer, Paul. Second row: Chris Symes, Andy Joseph, Yvette Damon, Nick, Paul, Chris, Andy and Yvette Paul and Nick Paul, Yvette and Chris Arriving at the picnic We had french bread, cheese crackers, cheese, tomatoes, apples, cider, beer and champagne for the picnic. And Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhart on the beat-o-blaster...I think. Birthday picnic Birthday picnic The canteen outdoors in summer. This place kept most of us alive! Brian Dunce, Head of Graphics Department in his office at Beechfield 1984 Sculptor Charlie Brandt and me, Beechfield, 1984. Charlie Brandt and me, Beechfield 1984 Darrell Rees and Charlie Brandt 1984 Arty shot of me in the Roman Bath House in the grounds of Corsham Court, 1984 Darrell Rees hard at work in the studio we shared together at the top of Beechfield House 1984 Me in the garden of Ethelred House with some kittens, 1982 Darrell Rees, 1984 Darrell in front of the canteen 1984 Louise Owen and Darrell Rees. Louise and I went on to share a flat in Bath after I left college. 1984 Jackie Moore at Corsham Court. 1981 John Hammond in his Morris Minor in Corsham High Street 1981 Me and Yvette at my 21st birthday picnic at St Catherine's, just outside Bath June 9th 1983 my photo of the doves at the court, with some type on it. Spring 1982 Tilney Kirkbride in front of one of her paintings. You see, somebody did some work! Tilney Kirkbride, in my attic bedroom in John Repper's house in Pickwick. No television or computers, just books and music. And the Spread Eagle pub just about next door, ofcourse, though  I think the name has changed. 1984 My room-mate Alison Stanley. I'm sure that's the Queen's official car in the background!! The Viking float floats towards the Royal Crescent... 1981 We all donned Viking costumes for Rag Week, made a viking ship on a truck, with CND banners, and sprayed foam on the Rolls Royces in the Royal Crescent in Bath - which didn't go down too well with the residents, it must be said. 1981 Tom Andrew McIntyre, banner ahoy The adorable Dave Graves. His grandfather was the author Robert Graves. He would have been proud! Jackie Moore and Andrew McIntyre in the snow outside Beechfield. 1981 Chris Symes' 2CV that got us to the picnic. Are 2Cvs antiques now? It was a great little car and it trolled us around Wiltshire and Dorset. God Bless the 2CV. Andrew semaphoring in the snow at Corsham Court 1981 Andy Mac Twins Andrew and Simon McIntyre in the kitchen of Ethelred House, Church Street, Corsham, 1982. Andrew had grazed his nose and chin due to jumping into the swimming pool at the Court without realising there wasn't any water in it at the time. The perils of scrumpy!!! Andrew jumping into the pool at Corsham Court when there actually was water in it 1982 My bedroom in Weavers Cottage, 1982. My bedroom in Weavers Cottage, 1982. Angela, the Graphics Department secretary, at Beechfield. 1984 Beechfield House The canteen at Beechfield, in spring 1984. The blossom trees on the right, beside the magnolia trees, were Japanese. My 21st birthday picnic at St Catherine's Court, Bathwick. June 9th 1983. Top row: Damon Burnard, Claire Palmer, Paul. Second row: Chris Symes, Andy Joseph, Yvette Damon, Nick, Paul, Chris, Andy and Yvette Paul and Nick Paul, Yvette and Chris Arriving at the picnic We had french bread, cheese crackers, cheese, tomatoes, apples, cider, beer and champagne for the picnic. And Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhart on the beat-o-blaster...I think. Birthday picnic Birthday picnic The canteen outdoors in summer. This place kept most of us alive! Brian Dunce, Head of Graphics Department in his office at Beechfield 1984 Sculptor Charlie Brandt and me, Beechfield, 1984. Charlie Brandt and me, Beechfield 1984 Darrell Rees and Charlie Brandt 1984 Arty shot of me in the Roman Bath House in the grounds of Corsham Court, 1984 Darrell Rees hard at work in the studio we shared together at the top of Beechfield House 1984 Me in the garden of Ethelred House with some kittens, 1982 Darrell Rees, 1984 Darrell in front of the canteen 1984 Louise Owen and Darrell Rees. Louise and I went on to share a flat in Bath after I left college. 1984 Jackie Moore at Corsham Court. 1981 John Hammond in his Morris Minor in Corsham High Street 1981 Me and Yvette at my 21st birthday picnic at St Catherine's, just outside Bath June 9th 1983 my photo of the doves at the court, with some type on it. Spring 1982 Tilney Kirkbride in front of one of her paintings. You see, somebody did some work! Tilney Kirkbride, in my attic bedroom in John Repper's house in Pickwick. No television or computers, just books and music. And the Spread Eagle pub just about next door, ofcourse, though  I think the name has changed. 1984 My room-mate Alison Stanley. I'm sure that's the Queen's official car in the background!! The Viking float floats towards the Royal Crescent... 1981 We all donned Viking costumes for Rag Week, made a viking ship on a truck, with CND banners, and sprayed foam on the Rolls Royces in the Royal Crescent in Bath - which didn't go down too well with the residents, it must be said. 1981 Tom Andrew McIntyre, banner ahoy The adorable Dave Graves. His grandfather was the author Robert Graves. He would have been proud! Jackie Moore and Andrew McIntyre in the snow outside Beechfield. 1981

Claire came to this years 2009 reunion on Saturday 27th June [organised by Maggie Swallow], and "stayed in a b&b in Pickwick, just like Charles Dickens...wandered the grounds of Corsham Court and its surrounding woods on the Sunday afternoon ...what a magic weekend, lets hope we do it again next year."

Top of the page

Search the BAA@C site for...

Search engine powered by FreeFind

Roy Alexander 74-77