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  1. They would have been from me, I didn't get good at tennis until I turned eighteen lol. To be honest I don't ever remember any tennis being played at the junior school, more likely the tennis balls were from rounders or some other small ball related game. Unless they were were from the senior school of course. All long gone now of course, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if the houses that replaced the school, factories and remaining houses are not about ready for a rebuild. Keith
  2. I haven't read back to see who this lady chasing guy is, but I'm pretty sure that cutting his head off would slow him down.
  3. I've noticed that there is a heading for Highbury Boys school a little lower down this list, but there isn't one for Highbury Infant school, So now there is. According to what I have read, there used to be a swimming pool in the grounds of Highbury boys school. That and another building were demolished in the late 1940's to create the Highbury Junior School. The junior school was completely separate from the Boys school. I went there for a couple of years (Not sure exactly how long). My recollection is that I went to Cantrell rd school in Bulwell as a first year infant aged five that would hav
  4. Ok the part went very smoothly, now let see if the important part works. If it does I'll repeat this on a new entry on the Forum for Highbury Infant school as we don't seem to have one (just Highbury senior and junior boys school) So assuming you are now looking at a photo this would have been taken around 1965/66 if I'm correct. That's me Keith on the far right (not my politics, the guy pointing at the snake in the centre is Adrian Hallam (who I still dislike to this day even though I haven't seen him for fifty years, he knows why) The guy at the bottom of the photograph o
  5. I think I've Gorritt lol, should have used that as my user name. I'll have a go and if it goes horribly wrong I'll let you know. Thanks very much for your time.
  6. I've never used a hosting site, how do they work? Do they have access to all your photographs or just the one's that you upload to them? How do they work in relation to getting a photograph onto this site?
  7. Thanks Cliff, I've just had a look and amazingly I've found a class photo from around 1965 ish (I'm guessing) From Highbury infant school and I'm on it!! The problem is it is more than the .05MB so I can't upload it at the moment.
  8. I guess at the end of the day it was the early 70's and schools were all still in the dark ages. There was still corporal punishment at Alderman Derbyshire and I received both the cane and the slipper! The caning by the head was totally unjustified. The class was waiting outside the music room after lunch for the Teacher to arrive. One of the class morons, of which there were many, decided it would be fun to set off the foam fire extinguisher and spray it around, I didn't manage to avoid getting 'foamed' and the head suddenly appeared grabbed several guys including me just for getting soaked a
  9. Hello Jill. It was I as thought then, Elizabeth passed her 11 plus, I'm glad she did as she would have found Alderman Derbyshire a real challenge. Synesthesia would have been no use to me as I'm colour blind, all my memories of people would have been in miss-matched clothing lol. I don't know if you ever saw it, but there was a brilliant series on the BBC in 1996 called The Mind Traveller with Prof Oliver Sacks all about neurological issues like yours, you can find it on Youtube. I've read a couple of his books including an Anthropologist on Mars (not about Mars at all) and The man who mistook
  10. Hello Jill. I'm sure there is/was only one Elizabeth Leverton she most likely went to Manning after Cantrell, was Manning an all girls school back then or a Grammar school perhaps? I'm sure she didn't follow me to Alderman Derbyshire (lucky for her lol) I would have thought she was quite intelligent, I remember and god knows why I do, she had very dark hair cut in a fringe. Although I have mentioned a number of names from over fifty years ago, I'm not generally that good with names I'm a faces person. I saw a guy on BBC's Bargain hunt a few years ago who I instantly remembered from fifty
  11. I have to say I'm finding this site a little strange as two of the three schools that I attended were not on this list of Nottingham schools? Could someone explain this to me? The Previous school I just entered 'Alderman Derbyshire' in Bulwell must have had literally thousands of pupils pass through it's sorry doors between 1970 and the year 2000 alone, why has no one set up a discusion page about it? Or has there been one and it's been removed??? I don't get it. And the same with Cantrell Rd school. that's been around since 1948 and is still open, where is the discussion forum for it???
  12. Do you know why Alderman Derbyshire was not on the schools list? Seems very odd.
  13. Hello Jill. Do you know the name does ring a tiny bell, but I couldn't be 100% sure. I've decided to write my autobiography to leave to my children and grandchildren, nothing especially exciting but I think it's important for them to know what life was like back then to how it is now for them as so much as changed. My father sadly died aged 64 and I regret deeply not talking to him very much about his past, he was in WW2 and I know very little about that also. So I didn't want that to be the case for my future generations hence to story.
  14. I'm pretty sure you are wrong about that catfan. I worked at Laskys from 1975 to 1979 and it was on lower Parliament street between where Urban outfitters and Boots are now, There was a cafe next door called the Golden Egg and the Miltons head Pub was nextdoor the other side. in the early 1980's Laskys were bought out by Comet, who kept the name for a while and the shop was moved to the building at the back of the Council house opposite Littlewoods. (presumably Primart now (I no longer live in Nottingham).
  15. I have to admit I'm not completely sure how this site works yet, but I'm quite surprised that Alderman Derbyshire school in Bulwell doesn't seem to be on this list of Nottingham schools. I realise that through the last years of its existence it was in special measures and had some awful press. But why isn't it represented on this list? I was there as a first year the very first year it changed from an all girls school to a comprehensive in 1970 and left in 1974. It wasn't wonderful but probably fairly average for 1970's education in Nottingham. I certainly didn't dread going there