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Caught by the head


FURTHER to the letter about girls having to learn a poem if they were seen not wearing their school beret, in the 1960s we boys had to wear caps, which we naughtily perched on the back of our heads.

One lunch break I went into Purley and was waiting at the bus stop to go back to school when I spotted the headmaster’s vehicle approachin­g.

I quickly straighten­ed my cap and pretended not to notice him pass by.

Later that afternoon I was pulled out of class and given a Saturday morning detention.

When I asked why, I was told it was because I was leaning against the bus stop.


Carshalton, Surrey.

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