The school stood by a tall church at the top of an estate with a separate classroom on the other side of the lane. It was a typical turn of the century building, damp looking, with outside toilets in the playground and a bell rope situated halfway down a narrow flight of stairs in the main building that a pupil or member of staff would ring manually. The playground had the presence of a courtyard. To enter, you had to pass under an archway by the cloakroom. At various times during the day, a couple of pigeons would sit in the bell tower on the roof, gazing down at the slabs of paving. [Primary school in Lancashire]
Lancashire born and bred. I moved to Devon to study piano at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, and then to London where I have performed in the City of London lunchtime concert events.
I also write and am working on an autobiography and two psychological thrillers set in the countryside.