Autographs – School visitors

When I was at primary school, aged between 7 and 11, we would sometimes get famous people visiting our school  (Woodingdean Primary School).  This proved an ideal opportunity to collect more autographs. First up is Chris Carter, and I remember him giving a talk in the school hall.  It was very exciting seeing him, he had taken part in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, making the semi-finals of the 800 metres.  He was quite an idol to all us children and we enjoyed listening to him and being able to get his autograph.  He was a policeman I recall, and was nicknamed ‘The Running Policeman’.

Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Another addition to my collection was the M.P. for Wimbledon, Cyril Black.  I don’t exactly remember seeing him, it could have been at school or at church.  He was a prominent member of the Baptist denomination, and I was attending a Baptist Church at the time.  He was the M.P. for Wimbledon from 1950 until he retired in 1970.

Cyril Black MP

Cyril Black MP

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
This entry was posted in Beginning life in Hove and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Autographs – School visitors

  1. sugarbeechronicles says:

    Great blog; I sure wish I kept my autograph book from the 8th grade, but I do have the one from high school. Your blog brought back good memories… ~Susan. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Chris Carter – The Running Policeman « Meeting my family

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s