Watch Ex-Moseley Teacher Roger Norfolk on TV driving Flying Scotsman
Thursday 29th December 2016
An ex member of Moseley School’s science dept, Roger Norfolk, is shown on page 231 of the Christmas Radio Times and was on BBC4 at 9pm on Thursday 29th December in “Flying Scotsman from the Footplate” actually driving the train.
Roger started in the Science/Physics dept at Moseley Modern in the 60s and was a star of many productions in and out of school and designed and ran the stage lighting for years.
He was always a steam railway fanatic and a volunteer driver at Severn Valley Railway. Indeed he encouraged pupils to join him to help restore old engines and on several occasions both myself (Roger Green) and a friend, Robert Perry who later became a guard with BR, joined him to help restore old engines - a process that included many hours getting covered in dirt and grease while scraping rust of chassis with the possible reward of a ride on a steam engine footplate later in the day.
When Roger Norfolk got fed up of the constant changes in education (in the 1980s I think) he left to join British Rail, becoming firstly a mainline train driver and later a trainer of train drivers. A highly successful second career. He moved down south but kept his links with Severn Valley and regularly came back to do his volunteer shift. He was/is a lovely man.
60 Something Reunion
The Moseleians Association would like to assist in organising a reunion, at Moseley School, for former Moseley Modern and Moseley Grammar School pupils who are about to turn, or have recently turned 60.
We Need Your Help
This milestone in life is a time to reflect, celebrate past glories, present achievements and future ideals.
To make this reunion happen we need a small group of former pupils to offer their help with arrangements - without this group the reunion will not go ahead.
As our membership approaches the 500 member mark the association is in good health. However... as with many organisations it is run by a few. Sadly those few have recently been reduced to fewer by the passing of three of our active members.
The few urgently need ex-students to come forward and take a place on the committee otherwise the association is in real danger of folding.
No special qualifications or abilities are required other than:
- Willingness to help
- Desire to maintain contacts with others from the school
- Help to recruit new members
- Willingness to offer two hours every two or three months to attend our organising committee
- Help out at occasional events
No wages or salary but good rewards for all volunteers!
For more details contact Richard Cobb