Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Moffat and croquet (continued)
Just for the record: according to local architect and historian Peter Beck-Samuels, the croquet pitch used to be in the centre of the High St, then it was moved to where the Garden Centre now is, next to the Pump Room aka Town Hall - perhaps to revert to a 21st century version of Pump Room as the town plan evolves to accommodate the Old Academy. My friend Lesley suggests that any new school be founded on times tables, spelling and possibly latin so I must look out my 'First Eating Primer' (for those who did not undergo this childhood ordeal: with a few strokes of a pen, nib - dipped in ink natch - , A First Latin Primer can thus be transformed). Food was on our minds a good deal at school in those days before takeaways.