Letters from Lines & Spaces
ISBN: 9781 4681 49555
The book is a collection of letters written by Terry Johns to various individuals
spanning the years from just after he left school in 1962 until 2011.
The first letter in the book is one written to his school music master
J. Gethin Evans. There are many others, including ones to his school
English master Garfield Griffiths, and to his school friend, and pianist,
Robert M. Jones, (‘Sargy’).
Terry Johns attended ABGS from 1955 to 1962. He lived at 11 Baptist Place, Hirwaun
and was the son of a miner. He made an early start in music and played
in a local brass band. At school he was also known by his initials
K.T., and later on in his youth orchestra days as ‘Drac’.
He won a Glamorgan Senior Instrumental Scholarship to attend the Royal
Academy of Music in London. He quickly became a French Horn player
of international repute.
Terry is present in the 1957 panoramic photograph in which all boys are numbered.
He is No. 106. For further information about Terry’s career, see his entry in
the Former Pupils section of this website.
The author is preparing a second volume of ‘Letters’ for publication
in the near future.