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Days Of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives


In writing this book I wanted to do a number of things: 

  • Celebrate the history of two schools which have been an integral part of the Shoeburyness community, using the words of the Headteachers in the School log books and pupils in the Tideway journals.

  • Include as many photographs as possible to show events, pupils, staff and national figures.

  • Show major historical events through the school context. 

  • Record the first national steps in universal education and chart progress and set-backs.

  • Describe a way of life which is the essence of England.

I have to admit that both schools have played a hugely significant part in my own life.  Three generations of my family attended Hinguar and it is ‘my school’ in a really special way.  I taught at Shoeburyness High School for 34 years and I am very proud to be associated with it.  Both schools have shaped my life and I have fond memories of friends past and present, staff, pupils and the buildings which give reality to the aspirations of so many children.

All proceeds from the book will go to the Cardiomyopathy Association in memory of my son Stuart Bright who attended both Hinguar and Shoeburyness High School. Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die from undiagnosed hereditary heart disease.  The Cardiomyopathy Association supports families and medical research into these conditions.

Price to be £8.99

Finally I have dedicated the book to Sue Murphy 1955 - 2009 an inspirational and much loved Headteacher of Shoeburyness High School and to all our scholars, pupils and students, the children of Shoebury, past and present.

Click on the three links below to download some demonstration pages.

The book can be purchased from the Library Office in school, from the Post Office in George Street, or from the website at www.daysofourlive.webs.com



Former Deputy Headteacher