Patcham Fawcett School

Photographed prior to demolition

By Derek Neal

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The gym

Photo by Derek Neal

This page was added on 21/08/2011.
Comments about this page

I played basketball in that Gym hall and was worn out at the end. I was twice the size of the Gym at Secondary Tech.

By Barry (21/08/2011)

Now here was for me one of the most hated parts of the building. Enforced group exercise. I hated sports as well as exercise classes. For some inexplicable reason I was bad at sport and hate it to this day but good at press-ups and such like and could do a hundred and twenty in one go. Even stranger despite my hatred of formal exercise, in later life I became a bodybuilder and weight training instructor and still am.

By Edward Castle-Herbert (05/12/2012)

Remember completing a 24-hour volleyball game for charity in the late seventies - though can't recall what charity it was for!

By Barry (30/06/2013)

I took part in that volleyball game too! I remember taking my Boots cassette recorder and listening to the new Steel Pulse album, Handsworth Revolution, throughout the night.

By David Allan (06/07/2015)

I was the class of 1971 and spent many enjoyable hours in that hall - basketball, trampolining, gymnastics etc. The school was great for sports.

By Bevis Eyre (02/09/2018)