The school had its own ‘post office’; the postman was one Johnny Williams who trundled around school every day in a little green pedal car, delivering birthday cards to lucky children. One day George and his friends Harold Grimes and Benny were asked to paint the car red, in an attempt at increased authenticity. They were outside on the verandah, appropriate precautions in place. Harold, a stickler for detail, insisted on painting the inside of the car. George and Benny accidentally painted Harold’s head red in the process! Harold was liberally doused with turpentine and dispatched with his friends who were to explain to his mother why his hair was pink. However, they never had the opportunity to tell her; she took one look at the hapless Harold, decided that he was the culprit and dealt with him accordingly.
Most of George’s classmates went on to Alsop (named after colleague of Florence MELLY!), and he lost touch with everyone although he still has very fond memories of the school and his fellow pupils.