I AM almost 64 and attended Oakes County Infants School from 1949 until moving up to the juniors (Mailbag February 2). I remember Mrs Tylicki very well as she was sort of my heroine back then and if my parents were still about they would tell you the same thing.
I don’t think Milton Hey (Mailbag Jan 29) really means what he says about those days. I bet he wishes he could go back.
My only bad memory of those days was having to go to the staff room, knock on the door and say “please sir/miss I need to go to the toilet with paper” . You were handed two sheets and sent on your way.
At the junior school I was taught by, among others, by Mr Trevor Burgin (Sir), who is now a personal friend of mine. He tells me things from those days that I had forgotten and probably Milton has forgotten as well, but they mean a lot to all of us.
Let me sum up and say that it’s nice to know that Mrs Tylicki is still taking an interest in us and I, Milton and numerous others are only capable of writing to the Examiner because of the grounding that teachers like Mrs Tylicki and others gave us.
Come on Oakes; I am not the only one that enjoyed my youth.
Kevin D Fuller