I was never a member of parliament, anyone who wishes to be a member of parliament should be automatically disallowed from standing for election. (That is not why I never sat in The House). I’m with Groucho Marx here (he of the burnt-cork mustache & eyebrows).
I was a member of a grammar school (Although on occasions you would not believe it – Ed) and a comprehensive school. It changed over whilst I was there, well it already had a bit of an identity problem, it used to be called Keighley Boys Grammar School, but that was mostly burnt down in 1962
Relocated to Oakworth in 1964 into a new building, KBGS took the name Keighley School (Don’t fall behind here, there were other schools in Keighley). I started attending when it was six months old. Four years later, following a national trend it became a comprehensive school (open to all sexes and intelligences), and at the same time renamed itself Oakbank Grammar School – no kidding!
This is what it looks like today (it was about half that size when I attended):
Over to the far right of the campus is what used to be the Sixth Form Common Room, built while I attended. We were, incredibly, allowed to smoke in there. Surely the health risks were known at that time (1970)! Mad times, decimalisation, Britain’s new membership of the then Common Market. I suppose we’d already started smoking shortly before – in the Dutch Barn – ironically a sports facility which looks to have been built over in the latest photo.
I’ve been a member of various organisations over the years, but now only four – all woody – see tomorrow.