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Greetings from Sydney, Australia
by Bill Cresswell

I couldn''t believe my eyes ... for years I''ve been wondering what had happened to ESC!
Casually, whilst surfing (the web that is) yesterday, I typed English School Cairo ... and to my astonishment ... there it was! In all it''s glory. ESC!
I cannot find words to express my gratitude and admiration to all concerned. BRAVO!
I''ll keep this a brief as possible.
In ''46ish, I attended Kindergarden.
From Oct. 1950 to Feb. 1957 I went through Junior School, Mixed Remove, then to Senior School (Frobisher). My last part-school year was Form IV Boys, after which I had to leave Egypt.
I owe my "extra" stay in Egypt and at the ESC to Mr. M.A.N. Ghanem, Director for Sequestrator ... for which I am very grateful.
My mother, Helen Cresswell, worked at ESC as Linen Room Lady and Assistant Matron.
Students'' names that come to mind are: Mounir Sioufi, Basil Mikaati, Hassan Salah, Hoda ?, Jaqueline Myers, Gilbert ?, Emmanuel Lycos, Billy Bond-Taylor, Leila ? (I had a crush on her!) and Omar ?.
Teachers'' names: Mr. & Mrs. Gale (the glam couple!), Mr. & Mrs. Holt, Mr. Fairbanks, Mademoiselle Marie (married Mr. Richter the Librarian) ... not to mention Mr. G.F. Beard (you may do me ...!) from whom I received 6 of the best ... twice, Mr. Laight and Dorothy Sanderson.
If any of the above rings a bell ... please e-mail me ... love to hear from you.
My half-brother, George Alfred Cresswell also attended ESC in the late 30s and early 40s. I''ll attempt to get details from him soon!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ... Oi! Oi! Oi!

posted on Saturday, December 09, 2000
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