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Mention in the Greatest Album thread of everyone's favourite former British tennis number 1/National Front nutcase Buster Mottram brought back the memory of him coming to my primary school to teach all the kids PE one day. 

It must have been 1979/80, I would have been 7 or 8. Obviously the far right are very keen on a healthy and fit youth section, but we didn't know about his politics, we were just happy to whack tennis balls at each other for a change, rather than watch Kim Waters cry because the football had hit him in the face again when he tried to head it, which was our normal PE lesson. 

So did any randoms turn up at your school to teach you stuff/give talks?

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We had Princess Diana land on our school field when I was about 7, in her big red Wessex helicopter. Every child was told that for security, nobody was allowed to come/go from the school site and so everyone must have a school dinner or packed lunch and couldn’t go home.

This didn’t sit at all well with my best friend Dave who simply refused to eat amongst other bratty kids and so his folks kicked up a bit of a stink. A rather long, drawn-out affair ended when he was given special permission from the Palace to be allowed out and then back in again an hour later.

The beautiful thing about this was, that whilst the entire school stood in awe at the massive chopper lowering the Queen of Hearts onto our school field, Dave was slowly making his way down the long entranceway to our school to the bellowing command of the armed guards with assault rifles. It was proper hostage release stuff.

Silly cow didn’t stop or give a talk or anything, though.

We also had Fatima Whitbread visit once as she was the aunt of the ugly girl we lived next door too. As it didn’t involve armed guards, I remember little about it.

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Peter Fear. At the time he was a fringe player for Wimbledon FC and he came to my primary school to teach us his footballing skills. All I can remember is playing a huge 30 odd 7 year olds vs Peter where he beat us handily. Zodiac off of Gladiators also came to that school for some sort of fitness thing and I had a photo with her. 

In my secondary school 2 ex Harlem Globetrotters came to show us how much better they were at basketball. I couldn't remember their names if you paid me, but they did some great tricks.  

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We were holidaying in Malta one year, driving along a road to find our favourite beach, when the Treasure Hunt helicopter landed next to us and out jumped Anneka Rice.

Think it's this bit we drive past in.

 

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Nicholas Lyndhurst filmed one of his WH Smith's adverts at our secondary school.

He then gave a speech to our drama class in his "schoolgirl" character uniform minus the wig, which was REALLY weird.

He didn't appreciate being asked by my mate Dave "From one Dave to another, how tiring is it when people call you Dave" and got really huffy.

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For some reason, Eurovision losers Scooch did a tour of junior and secondary schools in Feltham, Hounslow and Hampton. This was a couple of years before Eurovision though, so I don’t know exactly how well known they was. But this emerging goth wasn’t too impressed.

I still have the autographed card we was all given. And only 3 of them signed it. 

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Va'aiga Tuigamala came to my secondary school in 1999 and visited with my year group in assembly in a surprise. I was off ill that day, which is doubly frustrated as I was prior  to that assembly the only person who had a clue who he was.

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1 hour ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Seb Coe opened our new sports hall at school. He kept my mate's pen after signing an autograph for him.

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Not a school visit per se, but on a school trip to the Transport Museum in London, Terry Wogan (pre knighthood) was filming something. Our teacher convinced him to come other and say hello, which he did and he was, as expected, quality.

One of my mates whispered 'I thought he was dead', which he heard and replied with a jovial 'Ho ho, rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated'.

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We had Princess Di pop by too, although it was to a community centre not school, and annoyingly she arrived by car not helicopter.  I can only assume Airmiles Andy was off on a nonce trip in it that day.
I was picked as one of the kids from our school to go along to make up the numbers but all I really remember about it was the adults being way more excited than the kids and being disappointed that she didn’t really do anything. 
She died on my birthday a few years later and I was convinced we had some kind of connection so I made my mum buy me the Candle in the Wind CD and played it on repeat for about three weeks straight. I was a strange child. 

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Forgot that they shot some scenes from Alan Bleasdale's GBH at my old school.

Turned up in my form room on a Monday morning, looked out of the window and found myself looking straight at Julie Walters having her hair done in a portakabin outside. Got an unsolicited wave too.

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1 hour ago, TheBurningRed said:

For some reason, Eurovision losers Scooch did a tour of junior and secondary schools in Feltham, Hounslow and Hampton. This was a couple of years before Eurovision though, so I don’t know exactly how well known they was. But this emerging goth wasn’t too impressed.

I still have the autographed card we was all given. And only 3 of them signed it. 

Did it replace English class that day?

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