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  1. Gordon used to take a small group of members and Old Boys abroad every year under canvas. I went to Paris, Bavaria, and Southwest France.....I was only 11 in 1953....good times. Lovely man.
  2. Thanks for all your assistance but we have carried out all the suggestions that have been made. We know the grave number, have the plan so that we know approximately where the grave is, but that area is like a jungle with many years of rotting vegetation and fallen stonework. I had hoped that someone may have had a photograph of a grave nearby, before the descent into a jungle. We still live in hope that Captain Maxfield's son may, at last, be able to lay a wreath on the grave of the father he never met
  3. Not the Maxfield we are looking for. Thanks anyway
  4. Rog We know the grave number but the state of the ground makes it impossible to identify any specific grave......I did think of a JCB......but I don't think the white collars would like that Jill Not connected unfortunately davidh
  5. My wife's cousin who lives in London has asked me to pinpoint his fathers grave No 11350 at Church Cemetery (Rock Cemetery). He died in Germany whilst serving as a Captain in the British Army of Occupation and was buried in the Maxfield family grave on the 19th September. His son never knew his father as he was born after his father's death. I have a photograph from the Nottingham Evening Post of the 20th September 1950 which shows a REME Unit firing a salute at the graveside. From various site visits, the area is in poor condition and covered in a mass of vegetation. Though it is a faint hope I wonder if anyone has any photographs of the area around grave number 11350 from the 1950s or earlier, so we can identify the grave and at last allow a wreath to be laid
  6. The Coop was a Mutual Organisation that is it was owned by its members/shareholders. Somehow it turned into a PLC without members approval and without reimbursement of the £1 cost of share. I rang the Coop to query this and I was told that I could register as a cardholder to receive my 'divi' They did offer to reimburse my £1 if I applied in writing. What a swindle.
  7. My wife Karyn Maxfield (as was) and her friend Pauline Gabrial (as was) are looking for an old school friend Jacqueline Ann Hodgson born 1949 who lived at 198 Raymead Drive Bestwood Estate and who went to Guilford Bilateral School. Can anyone help?
  8. I was there from 1955 to 1959. I was a skinny 4 eyed geek and yes my name is David Harrison
  9. Another memory of the Textile School.....well almost......Sometime in the 1990s I had a project at an Elderly Persons Home off Woodborough Road. As part of that project I had to give a presentation the the Management Committee on the scope of the work. I had been warned that one member of the Committee was an extremely 'picky' elderly resident and to treat her with care if I wanted a quiet life. As I entered the Committee Room I saw the lady in question who pointed a bony finger at me and said 'I remember you young Harrison'.....it was Miss Norris herself, still a very formidable lady. The job went well and I was saddened to learn of her death soon afterwards. She must have been in her 90s but what a memory!
  10. Following on from my previous posting on the Textile School, I remembered that of all the Teachers the two who were the most difficult to please were Miss Wenn..who seemed to hate all students of the male gender and Mr Rippon who once told me that I would be lucky to get a job as a dustbinman. On the final day before leaving Mr Rippon instructed us to rub down the rust spots on his old car and make good the paintwork using paint that was in his boot. Being good pupils we did as we were told except that when we opened the boot we found a can of black paint and a can of white paint (the car was black). We used the white paint....revenge was sweet! We went home before he left so never saw his face. Miss Wenn had a 3-wheel 'bubble car'. On that last day the boys lifted it manually and deposited it in the 'bottom playground'' and then left for home. I often wonder how she retrieved it. I hope that the above is covered by the Statute of Limitations and that I won't now get arrested for these misdemeanours.
  11. Hi my name is David Harrison (nickname-'Harry') and I was at the Textile School from 1955 to 1957. I left with 6 Olevels and went to work at Boots Architect Department as a Junior Architectural Assistant. I became a Building Surveyor at Boots obtained ONC and HNC Building and later in life graduated as a Master of Science, a Chartered Builder, a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner and a Fire Engineer. I am now retired. I loved the Textile School and am forever grateful for the opportunities it afforded me, thanks particularly to Jack Stamper I remember 'Peanuts', along with Guy Gisbourne, Joan Clark, Jean Plowright who sadly died at such a young age.
  12. Thanks for the information, its much appreciated
  13. Can anyone help find my Grandfathers birthplace. Crown Yard Lenton. It apparently had a school within the yard and a canal wharf and was off Ilkeston Road just before Crown island