Icenian Interview – Peter

Taking Pure Maths and Applied Maths at A-Level, Peter was at Langley from 1961 to 1968 and his three children now go to the school. We hear from Peter about the years inbetween.

Peter TallowinWhat was your nickname at school?
I was called Gut because I liked Friday breakfast when I would clear up all the kippers!

Which extra-curricular activities were you involved in at Langley?
Brathey Exploration to Mt Galdhopiggan in Norway 1967, Scout trips to Scotland, Wales and Germany. I was a hockey captain and was quite good in goal as I was too slow to get out of the way of the ball. I was also in the 1st rugby team and took part in hammer throwing.

What did you get from embracing these types of opportunities?
I made a lot of friends and it also widened my outlook on life.

How did your career begin?
After working at Norwich for Reckett and Colmans on the computer for four years they wanted me to go to Hull to work at Recketts. I didn’t fancy that so I applied to Norwich Brewery for a pub to run, they offered me Bramerton Woods End which I ran for 16 years.

Where are you now in your career and what have been the highlights?
I am retired and have married into a successful boat hiring business on the Norfolk Broads.

Did your time at Langley School help you personally?
It gave me more confidence.

What advice would you give to students currently considering Langley and their A-Level choices?
The main thing is to enjoy your time and work hard. I have three grandchildren there now.

Published On: April 14th, 2021Categories: Icenians, News