Farnborough Grammar School

Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire

Telephone : Farnborough 539
15 May 1958
Smiler, Eli and Beefy
Mr. Miles the French teacher (left) accompanied by Eli Eltringham (Chemistry) and Mr. E. Bullock, a maths master. If you look carefully you can see he is smoking a pipe ‘in public’ which is something I do not believe was a frequent occurrence. The putrid stench which emanated from the Staff Room was however a sign that the evil weed was very much in evidence away from prying eyes.
I was never taught by Mr. Miles, ‘Charlie’ Upton was my French teacher. I liked Charlie but I’m not sure sure he liked me. I think he was surprised when I passed my French ‘O’ Level by a comfortable margin.
‘Smiler’ Miles retired in 1962 after 36 years of teaching at A.C.H.S. and F.G.S.

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