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NBHS ANECDOTES

As Russell Cheek said in his after dinner presentation at one of our annual dinners, NBHS had a sense of humour.

From the nicknames for staff and each other, to the pranks we played, there are numerous stories that we continue to share “in the years far ahead”. 

These stories provide a human dimension to the history of the school, and the legacy that we are leaving.

Contributions are now sought from Old Boys from other years (indicate name or just initials, and NBHS Year that you identify with).

Year of ’57 – Tales Told out Of School

In 1982, the Year of 1957 produced “Nostalgia Notes” for their 25 Year Reunion, and these are given below.

Names of contributors have been deleted, and only initials used.

Names of students in the anecdotes have been retained. In November 1954, Harold Beard stood me out in front of the whole school ... more