I lived in Ganders Ash from the age of 3, nearly 62 now, went to Alban wood school & i too remember miss Muggiridge & playing on the grass at the front of
My family lived in Ganders Ash & we went to Alban wood school & Leavesden green school too. I remember miss Butler our music teacher who would give you a poke with her batton, one day my brother who was younger than me was waitting for the lesson to finish, we were in the assembly hall which had glass windows, miss Butler grabbed hold of him by the ear & dragged him in because he had waved to me, i disliked her even more after that. Mr Burdon was head master & mr James one of our teachers who was always swigging out of an old brown medicine bottle, often wondered what he had in there, and mr Belcher who had a beautiful old car. Great days,when summer holidays went on forever. Before the Sherwood estate was built there was an old plastic’s factory on that site, and Fleggs the tiny paper shop on the high road where i did an early morning paper round before school, they also had one petrol pump outside. There was also a very small shop across the road on the corner of Chapel close which 2 old ladies ran. I went on a school trip to Swanage in 1967/68, Mr Dutton was one of the teachers that went with us, we stayed in a guest house called Ivy Glen, does anyone else remember going on that trip. Would be great to hear from you. Lynn.