Old Uffingtonians Association (1994)

   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    

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Mick Jeffs   (1949-52)

Arrived Sept. 1949 left December 1952 to join Royal Navy.  Headmaster and parents not very pleased.

Ran cross country.  Only claim to school fame was having my poster for the chess club displayed in one of the corridors.

Joined the navy to see the world; did that and not much else so 'retired' in 1962, having married Maureen (Pettiford) in 1959, and moved to Plymouth where we still live.

One son Peter, born 1961.

Had various jobs after the navy but found my niche as a credit draper (tally man) and after a successful 10 years started my own business doing the same.  Became very active member of Plym Valley Lions Club and through another member went into the travel business as a tour operator.  From 1979 to 2002 Maureen and I escorted people on worldwide holidays and saw (and appreciated) much more of it than during the time I spent in the navy.

Retired in 2002 and now spend 6 months in Florida (where Old Uff. Ron Taylor is my neighbour) and the other 6 in Plymouth.

Since retiring I have self published my first book 'Which way Did They Go?'  (web site: www.whichwaydidtheygo.co.uk) and the second 'You're Not God You Know!' is in the pipeline.

Although looking at the web site I recognise some of the teachers names my only real recollection is Dr. Roberts my headmaster.

For information: Mac Camp 1948/1953 I think, also joined the navy (Fleet Air Arm actually) and ended up in Plymouth too. Unfortunately he died ten years ago of MN disease.