I read with interest the blog about Michael Mathews and it reminded me of the times that we went hitch-hiking and Youth Hostelling with other lads from CVTHS during school holidays. I attach a photograph that I found of four of us sitting on a bridge near I believe a Youth Hostel by Dartington Hall near Totnes. From left to right are Roger Harden, Michael, myself and Rick Gillings. I recall that the photo may have been taken by Howard Leslie who was later tragically killed at Beachy Head.
Between our group we often split up and travelled across the UK by hitch-hiking and youth hostelling, a means of travelling that has unfortunately been denied later generations due to security risks.