By Verner C. Bickley
The schooling provider used to be a necessary quarter of the British Colonial provider whereas the British Council has been paramount in selling the English language and tradition abroad. yet are either brokers of colonialism and neo-colonialism? or just altruistic conveyors of language and tradition to a much wider world? Verner Bickley as an schooling Officer in British Colonial carrier in Singapore and as British Council officer in Burma, Indonesia and Japan, exhibits how cultural values have been uppermost and critical in themselves even though the medium of the near-universal English language, and important for technical education. Bickley's provider was once set opposed to a backdrop of political turbulence after global warfare II, colonial independence pursuits and the emergence of Japan as an monetary powerhouse. This own account of his occupation is enlivened through a succession of conferences with different personalities, together with royalty, British and Thai, in addition to writers like Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene and Willis corridor and actors equivalent to Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart and Max Adrian.
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This version of the game was called ‘Apple Bobbing’. It 13 – Footfalls Echo in the Memor y – seems to be a modern version of a custom observed by the Romans who, at this time of year, recognised Pomona, goddess of fruit and trees whose symbol was an apple (‘Pomme’ to the French). Shrove Tuesday was a favourite day. We could look forward to a dessert of delicious pancakes, coated with glistening sugar and spiced with lemon. At Urban Road Primary School in Sale, a teacher would bring a container of cooked pancakes into the playground and toss them high into the air.
These sheets could be screwed together. Once that was done, the procedure was as follows: first it was necessary dig a deep hole at least the depth of a grave. The next step was to shore up the sides of the hole with metal sheets and then screw on the semi-circular roof. Finally the roof needed to be covered with earth and grass sods – ‘convenient as a place to grow cabbages’ – said one neighbour. He might have added that gas capes could be used as raincoats and that stirrup pumps were handy for watering flowers.
One girl, Christina Oribin, was also successful. The scholarship gave me a ‘special place’ at Altrincham (pronounced Altringham) Grammar School and I began to attend the school in September 1937, two years before the outbreak of the Second World War. My ideas about Altrincham Grammar School were certainly influenced by Gem and Magnet. It must be understood that the fictitious schools that these magazines described were boarding schools, so-called ‘public schools’. The illustrations usually depicted boys wearing cut-away dark jackets, striped dark trousers and high white ‘Eton’ Collars.