After that I discovered my pocket money didn’t cover the cost of this operation, and the record ceased. However there is some interest in the 6 photos I have found in an old album.
He was Senior Housemaster of Pridham in 1951, and his assistant was Noel Bowden who was selected as All Black fullback in 1952.
Charlie was my French teacher, not something I actually enjoyed as he had a teaching method of putting 3 questions on the blackboard and caning all who got 2 or more wrong. I have to say I learnt enough to make my way around Paris in 2008!
Both Charles (as he liked to be called) and Noel have now passed on. In his latter years I saw quite a bit of Charles when he was an Inspector with the Department of Education, and I found him a congenial and helpful colleague.