Mike Sales wrote:pete75 wrote:Really? AT BGS we used to say it was for kids too thick for Bourne Secondary Modern
In reality though no kids were too thick for there.
Back then three little towns in a row Stamford looked down on Bourne and Bourne looked down on Spalding. I'd guess Spalding looked down on Wisbech.
I'm actually just about to go to Spalding.
I cannot remember us boys ever having any particular opinion about neighbouring schools (beyond those in the town).
Perhaps because in those days being driven to school was very rare. The school bus went to the appropriate, nearest.
The "school run" was unknown. Being driven to Bourne from Spalding for school would have struck us as very strange.
Perhaps you are rather younger than me.
We had kids coming from Cottesmore and Great Casterton to Bourne in the sixties as well as nearer places like Deeping, Rippingale, Aslackby etc. Usually came on buses though. Middle class children would go to school in Stamford and Oakham.
We tended to have opinions about other schools because we played games against many in neighbouring towns. Not all schools did this and from you've said presumably Spalding didn't.