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Forest Fields Grammar School School Play 1968

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I have over 30 black and white photos of the Forest Fields Grammar school production 'The Mikado' from 1968 which one of the school's teachers gave to me many years ago.

There are pictures of people taken during the rehearsals and during the play itself.
I went to the school myself but I was not involved in the play. I don't want to throw them away so if anyone wants them they are most welcome to them.

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They did Mikado when I was there, 56-62. I painted the scenery screens.

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Hello, I attended FFGS from 62-69 and took a very active part in this production [as "repetiteur" and a 'little maid". ] I would love some photos. I have no photos of my teen years or school years [for reason I will not go into]. This is the first time I have replied to a site of this kind so don't know where we go from here. Also I now live in Australia which may complicate things but I still have relatives in Nottm and UK.

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Hi Baba , welcome to the site .

Sorry I can't help on this subject but you've done the hard part by making a first post , so don't be afraid to add your memories from the many threads on this site . There are already a number of contributors from Australia so no problem there .

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Baba, welcome to Nottstalgia, it's here for all of us who have memories of Nottingham and want to share or just enjoy reading others recollections, but once you start browsing the Forum you will want to join in.

Gerron an start posting!

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Welcome to Nottstalgia, Baba. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories. Like DAVIDW states (#4), we have a few Nottstalgians who now live in Australia.

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Welcome Baba. Have fun.

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Radio Nottingham were looking for people who attended Forest Fields school . There are some pictures here .

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.614485021939921.1073741907.313752532013173&type=1

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I was at Forest Fields from 1966 to 1970. Started at the building Stanley Road but move to the 'new' building in Carlton in the latter years. I was not in the play described above but should think I know some that were. I believe my father attended the Stanley road building when it was High Pavement in the late 1920's. I recall him saying they were all allowed out of class to watch the R101 fly over.

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Welcome Baba, don't be shy .................

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I was in the Mikado. Would love to see some of the photos. Can you post them?

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I had a copy of the programme somewhere. I'll get in the loft and have a look tomorrow.

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Welcome to Nottstalgia, Baba. I look forward to sharing your memories.

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For any other former pupil at FFGS, I absolutely detested every single second of my time there. Total waste of time.

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Better late than never, Cliff Ton.......I have only just seen this particular thread and the post by Baba :excl:

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For any other former pupil at FFGS, I absolutely detested every single second of my time there. Total waste of time.

I'm with you on that. I never settled and dropped out when I was 15. I hated it but being honest I don't think it was all the schools fault as I was more interested in girls and motor bikes.

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Baba,

I was there 1961-6 so I probably knew you.

Have you checked out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/16949509780/ ?

There's loads of photos on there including some from The Mikado production in 1968

Also have a look on FriendsReunited http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/ there's interesting stuff there too.

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Hi, I joined in 1967 and went to see the Mikado with John Slack in the starring role. I have created a facebook page for the school so would love to scan the photos and put them on there. We have 190 members, a lot of whome are from that era

Paul Case

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Baba,

I was there 1961-6 so I probably knew you.

Have you checked out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/16949509780/ ?

There's loads of photos on there including some from The Mikado production in 1968

Also have a look on FriendsReunited http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/ there's interesting stuff there too.

Hi,

I was there from 1961 to 1966 too before moving to Australia.

My nickname was Chooch, which came with me from Berridge. I was in the same year as Heather Burbridge, Tich Thompson, Sharon Maguire, Maureen Airy, Paul Bakyjsa (spelling?), Brian Smith, Andy Leonard, David Hallam, and many others.

Had a great time at that school but could have done without Latin.

Stewart Hase

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Hi there, I was in the Mikado, but only in the chorus. G&S was very popular at that time. I was very happy until we moved to Carlton road site which unsettled me and wrecked my A leveĺs. Several of my cousins were at the school called Hicking. I remember lots of names, including Chris Haslam and Glyn Bailey. Spencer twins, Eric Dombrovski, chap called Palmer, Gail Terry and her friend a Linda Morley.

Do you remember going for filled cobs at lunchtime from the shop over the road, and penny pop from bottom of Berridge road? I was good at French, but not much else. Do you remember Oliver Barnett and Mr Day. Mr Posen?

Boring speech days and hard seats at the Albert hall.....

I have had a successful life, retire in a couple of weeks. It's was bit sad when visiting the old building a few years ago. Think it was derelict. 

Bye

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Mr Day was there teaching French when I was in attendance. 57-62. I detested the place, especially OB. He was a JP as well as being headmaster, and very often was absent from school in order to attend his judicial duties. I once questioned the worthiness of this at the school Debating Society on was immediately clamped down, and my card was marked from then on. 

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On 12/22/2014 at 9:31 PM, FLY2 said:

For any other former pupil at FFGS, I absolutely detested every single second of my time there. Total waste of time.

I was there 1967-1972.  A very unhappy time at that school, although the education has served me well

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