Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Off The Wall Essays From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

Archive for March 5th, 2019

Happy Valley

I’ve written quite a bit recently about the Low Fell schools I attended in my youth. A synergy of tales incorporating an amalgam of fact and fiction; predominantly whimsical anecdotes born from being a pupil within the comprehensive schooling system in 1970’s Gateshead. These musings, some paradoxical, touching on a subset of the teachers and pupils of whom I was acquainted. Along with the educational establishments themselves and the era’s […]

Continue Reading →