PAST pupils from Greenhill School took a trip down memory lane at a school reunion last month.
The evening took place at St Mary's Sports Clubhouse in Harrow Recreation Ground, Roxborough Road, Harrow.
The Victorian school was built in the 1880s but was demolished in 1967 to make way for shops in St. Ann's Road. The land is now home to Marks & Spencer.
The reunion attracted 45 former pupils, the eldest having started in the Infants School, run by Miss James in 1932.
Pupils reminisced about classroom tales and their former teachers including Mr Spencer, head of Senior School, and Mrs Harvard, head of Junior School.
Former pupil Norman Beazley enjoyed catching up with old school pals. He said: "A teacher who all the boys fell in love with was the delectable Miss Rice.
"Mr Megeney, who taught geography, was very popular among the pupils but the most notorious was Mr Gussie Woodstock, who always kept two 12inch brass rulers at hand, which were used with considerable vigour on recalcitrant boys - one ruler for moderate misbehaviour and two for more serious crimes.
"Mr Woodstock was also known to remove his glass eye when encouraged by the braver souls to do so and was famed for his little poems. One which I remember went 'There was a little man and his name was Henry Ford, he had a little bit of rubber and little bit of board, a little drop of petrol and an old tin can, he put them all together and the bloomin' thing ran!"
The former pupils are already planning another reunion next year and would like to thank St Mary's Sports Clubhouse for hosting the evening.