I started at Port Vale Primary in 1955 aged 5 years old. Today this school is Mill Mead Primary and still in Port Vale, Hertford. Some of the teachers at the, then, Port Vale Primary School were as follows: Miss Kittle or Kettle, Miss Stocks, Mr Pyke, Mr Parrett, Mrs Weekes or Wieekes whose son also attended the school. The Headmaster was a Mr Brownridge. Some of the pupils alongside myself who attended the school were Melvin Cooper, Stuart Clarkson, who lived across the road from the schoolin George street. Alan Cook who lived in Sele Road, Hertford. Back then our school football team played all their home games on McMullen’s sports field which backed onto the school. David Waller who is believe lived in Bengeo, if not Molewood road down the road from the school, was another pupil at the school.
It’s a long time ago now but I had some very good times at the school. I myself lived in Horns Mill at the time and went to Port Vale school because my mum worked full time at Simson Pimm LTO in St Andrew Street in Hertford. Otherwise I would have attended Morgans school in Morgans road, Hertford. I used to go to my aunt’s for dinner in Dimsdale street about 5 minutes or so from the school. Also, after school I went there to wait for my mum to leave off work and take me home.