FROM ROBERT J CLIFFORD 1950-57 Richard F Clifford (1946-52) was my brother. He passed away last year, so I cannot confirm the following story. If any members of the Green Wyvern Yacht Club were on the same cruise I would be delighted to know if it is substantially true, and the name of the other actor. Richard was a member, and sailed the Broads with the Howard brothers for three or four seasons. Usually this was during the Easter or Whitsuntide holidays. He was vastly different to me, being very interested in sport of all types. Her played tennis with Bob Roberts after school, swam and life-saved, played squash, badminton, cricket and football. His stories of life on the Broads held me spellbound, and this particular one has stuck in my mind. I hope it is true. On one cruise they were joined by Shirley Eaton, who would have been around 19 at the time though a seasoned stage performer from the age of 12. This is the famous Shirley Eaton who was killed by being covered in gold in the James Bond film Goldfinger, though she appeared in many other films. They were joined by a young man, an actor, whose name I cannot recall. Together they sailed with the Green Wyverns for a while, and Richard commented that Shirley made a brief swimsuit from two yellow dusters. That made a lasting impression on the crew!
FROM CLIVE DAVIES 1950-57 I was not an academic by any means when I started Grammar School in 1950 and chose City Boys because it was considered to be a sports school and played football rather than rugby like most of the other grammar schools in Leicester. I was sports mad as an eleven year old and did just enough academically to progress through the school without too much conflict with the teaching staff. As a result most of my schooldays memories are of sporting moments on either the football pitch or in the swimming pool where I represented the school throughout my years at CBS. During my time we had a very good football team indeed and after six years together we were difficult to beat. Most of us going on to represent our colleges or universities and some even went on to play professionally. Paul Cobley I think was at Aston Villa, Graham Povoas Peterborough among others, with Bill Whittaker and myself briefly associated with Leicester City. My lifelong friend Eddie Blount says his claim to fame is to have scored against the late great David Frost while up at Cambridge. We travelled miles to play other grammar schools, particularly when in the sixth form with visits to Kibworth, Coalville, Derby and Nottingham High Pavement and without motorways in those days it took most of Saturday to play away matches. We played in all weathers as it was difficult to contact opponents once they were on their way and in the winter particularly this could be a problem. On one such wintery day we were playing with the wind and snow behind us when Kev Hall, playing at centre half, turned round and disappeared into the background as he had about two inches of snow on his back. In the same match we had to carry our winger, Parker I think, off the field and into the boiler room to thaw out .No vests or gloves allowed in those days, not like todays pampered professional footballers.