First homecoming

posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:29 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 2:44 AM ]
Malsis is the home, in fact, of my earliest memories ever, having been brought back from Keighley Hospital at a somewhat tender age, by my father James and mother Lorna Birdsall (still then affectionately known to the boys by her maiden & stage name of "Miss Gee").   Both spoke fondly of their time as teachers at the school but, sadly, both are no longer with us - Mum passed away just a couple of months ago - but the memories linger on.  

I spent my first four years in our home on the school grounds,  Campion House, (later part of the arts faculty).  Here I am practicing how to mix it with the big boys.  

My one issue with that place is the fact that the cavernous mansion of my infancy shrunk to Lilliputian proportions between the time that I left (aged 4) and re-visited some ten years later – how did they do that?  

Tim Birdsall, Sydney