The Green Dolphin Trip

Robin (Christopher) Burrows went to the school from 1947 to 1949.  He remembers details of a school trip that they took on the Green Dolphin in July 1948.  Robin says:

I attended Northampton Technical High School for a period between 1947 and 1949 as far as I can remember (a long time ago) on a general building course.   In July 1948 I went with a party of boys on a school holiday to a former army camp at Kessingland, near Lowestoft.  The teachers in charge were Gunner Wright, Pip Harris, Taffy Newell and Robb.
There was a small party of girls and boys at the camp from a village near Warwick.  I exchanged addresses with one of the girls and in 1955, after National Service, we got married.   In October this year we shall have been happily married for fifty-nine years.  

It was my first holiday and what an end result!
Some years ago we attended a reunion at the school and met Mr. Newell who was most interested in our story and went off to find the records of the holiday.  Below is a copy of the Northampton Independent for July 1948 which features on the front cover a picture of our party aboard the Green Dolphin.  

Norman French also went on this trip and had added some information earlier [go]

The Tower Revisited  - The website for former Pupils of the Technical High School, Trinity High School & Trinity Grammar School, Northampton