Former student turned author returns to the classroom - The Solihull Observer

Former student turned author returns to the classroom

Solihull Editorial 24th Jun, 2022   0

AN AUTHOR and former student of Cockshut Hill School returned to the classroom.

Don Neal presented two copies of his book Guns and Bugles, which is a history of the 6th Battalion KSLI Royal Artillery, to the Yardley school library.

The book is based on the exploits and war service of his father’s regiment.

It is the result of six years of research and includes both interviews with the men who were there and letters from other members, which have arrived from all parts of the UK, as well as a gallery of over 120 photos.




Don attended Cockshut Hill School from 1961 to 1964 when the school was a separated girls and boys’ school.

While on a tour he spoke about his sporting life as a student and found a picture of himself on the wall of the Kevin Turner Suite.


Jason Bridges, school principal said: “It was great to welcome Don back to Cockshut Hill and hear about his experience at the school.

“I am also grateful to him for presenting us with copies of his book for the school library, I know students will take a huge amount away from reading his fascinating tale.”

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