1965 was a mixed year for me when it came to passing exams. As predicted by the Headmaster and the entire teaching staff at Hillmorton County Junior School I failed my eleven-plus in Spring and was sent to secondary school in September in the bottom grade at Dunsmore School for Boys but to compensate for that I passed my Elementary Test for swimming a whole length of the swimming baths and that was quite something let me tell you.
The certificate was signed by the examiner, Mrs Dick, who was a fearsome woman, Councillor Pattinson, the Chairman of the Baths Committee and Jim Duffy, the Town Clerk no less!
Who needed the eleven-plus? Not Me!
Swimming IS a lot more fun, I agree.
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