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I think the other 3 children in that photo were younger than us. I remember the day it was taken. I presented Mr Kemp with the book during morning assembly but it was later in the day when the photographer turned up. They pulled a few children out of classes and arranged us round a table while the shot was taken. My mum cut the photo out of the newspaper! It's survived all those years.

 

Do you ever hear from Ian Munro?

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Noticed something odd about the photo. There are 34 children pictured. On the parallel photo (see Berridge thread) there are only 24.

 

A number of the children among the 34 pictured on Col's photo were born between September 1956 and August 1957 and are a year older than Col and myself. None of the 24 children on the other photo were born before September 1957. I wonder what was going on there, then?

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Photo of me 1960 - 61 on Wordsworth Road Churchfield Lane running across the top.

Still l have a cobbled road and no parked cars.

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Must say you are extremely good with faces and names.

Never heard from or seen anything of Ian Munro lost contact with lots of friends with moving house and going to Peveril at roundabout the same time.


Some names of people I remember and roads they lived on. Not all went to Berridge.

David Prosser  Wordsworth Rd.
Jimmy horrocks  Grimstone Rd.
Kevin Bergen  top of Brridge Rd just down from the Old General pub he had a big paper round
Roger Lowe   Lambert Street now demolished
Paul Salisbury Radford Grove Lane
Peter withey  Bridlington St
Chris Harron  Kingford Ave.  
Also Remember some girls lived on the right hand side of Kingford Aue..

There was a girl that was Yvonne Cutts friend can't remember her name but she came on holiday with us when I went to  Berridge as found photo of us on holiday.  Played tennis with her and Yvonne a few years later at Players athletic club Aspley Lane.  Have an idea her first name was Jenny?

          

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Much as we all love our cars, these old photos of the little streets look so neat and clean without them. No cars, no clumsy, overflowing wheelie bins with house numbers scrawled in running paint on the front. No litter, no plastic windows with fake lead strips across the glazing where there obviously shouldn't be any, no dirty white uPVC replacement front doors opening onto filthy front steps. Just clean, well tended, uniform houses that don't stand out like a sore thumb.

 

Here she goes again, having a moan! Things were better in those days, even if we did have measles and diphtheria!

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Still poring over the school photo. Some faces are somehow very familiar but can't think of the names. It's a case of comparing them with later photos. I am pretty sure that the boy in the centre of the middle row is a young Kevin Green, wearing a bow tie. Kevin was always smartly dressed, as were you Colin, although some of the lads usually looked dishevelled. 

 

Sadly, some of our peers are no longer here. I've already mentioned the tragic early demise of Neville Eccles who, I was informed, fell from a window of the Victoria Centre flats. Jayne Topham has also gone. Again, tragic circumstances. Do you remember Jayne, Colin? She lived on Kirkstead Street.

 

Debbie Noon, Ann Green and Wendy Matthews are still around the Bulwell area. Jane Humphries runs into them occasionally. Martyn Jewers is very involved as a churchwarden at St. Mary's in the Lace Market. Martyn was a lovely lad, again always well turned out. My mum was quite friendly with his.

 

I'm sure that, between us, Jane Humphreys, Jane Flint and I will manage to identify most children on the photo. Wonder where they all are now and why they're not on Nottstalgia?  :rolleyes:

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Hello Colin. Dave Priestley here. My word, you're a blast from the past. Jill has passed you my email address so I dare say we will be in touch soon. I know at one time we spent a lot of time together but I don't know when and why we drifted apart but reading your earlier post see you moved from Wordsworth which no doubt explains it plus I went to Forest Fields so we doubtless moved on with other friends. I recall going to Mablethorpe with your mum and dad and being sick on the way home. I don't think your dad was too pleased. I only recently found a photo of us both in my back yard. I'm wearing a silver jacket and look like an extra from Star Trek. Anyway see you soon.

 

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Hi David

it's some 48 years ago we were last in contact, Stumbled across this site when trying to find some info about players motor club.
Do you remember Pilkington’s yard at the bottom of Woodstock Avenue that flatbed Lorry full of bricks. It’s always stuck in my mind.
I also remember going with your mum and dad to Wicksteed park or somewhere like that. We went in your dads new car or new to him a dark blue Cortina Estate.  We spent most of the time in the swimming/paddling pool.
Will be in contact via email  

Colin 

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I spent several years playing in the Woodyard aka Pilkingtons yard and yes the secret den I built in the back of the brick lorry. I really don't know what I'd have done without the Woodyard to play about in and it doubtless kept me out of trouble. Respect to the watchman Mr Jones who was canny enough to know he wouldn't keep us out so let us play there on the understanding no damage and keep the noise down and even lit us fires in winter in an old metal pallet. The dark blue car was a Hillman Minx estate. He never had a Ford. I learnt to drive in that car. Look foreword to hearing from you.

ps. Do you remember Jane Flint. We've been married 42 very nearly 43 years. Shirley Wilkinson you may recall, now Shirley Parkin who we are still in touch with. Mick Jackson still lives on Wordsworth. You mentioned Dave Prosser who I knew quite well sadly died in a car crash many years ago.

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That wouldn't be a Michael Jackson that moved there in the late fifties when he was about 6-7 years old would it?

 

Rog

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8 hours ago, plantfit said:

That wouldn't be a Michael Jackson that moved there in the late fifties when he was about 6-7 years old would it?

 

Rog

Mick is a couple of years older than me so he would be born about 1953. I don't know when he moved there as I didn't meet him until I was about 10 although I had lived there all my life. He has an older sister Janet Jackson. So yes it could well be who you're thinking of.

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Sounds like he is the same person I remember them moving into the house a couple of doors away from us heading towards the boulevard,and yes he did have a sister called Janet,small world,this would be 50 years ago,many thanks for the reply Letsavagoo

 

Rog

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14 hours ago, plantfit said:

Sounds like he is the same person I remember them moving into the house a couple of doors away from us heading towards the boulevard,and yes he did have a sister called Janet,small world,this would be 50 years ago,many thanks for the reply Letsavagoo

 

Rog

Mick lived at number 13. Still does.

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Can't remember what number we lived at probably 17 or 19 assuming the numbers are odds one side of the road and evens on the other,we were only there for about a year or just a bit over  before moving to Clifton,

 

Rog

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On 3/19/2017 at 6:33 PM, Col said:

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Thanks to some memory searching by letsavagoo and his good lady, we can now add a few more names to this photo from Spring Term 1963

 

Back row. Gary Martin. *  Colin Richardson, Ian Munro *  Michael Brennan. *  *  *  Stephen Wheat

 

Middle Row.  Hubert Oliver, Stephen Eccles, *  *  *  *  Nikolas Harchuk, *  Trevor Wigglesworth,  Rennival Carruthers *

 

Front Row.  Anne Hutchinson, Jacqueline Clark, Christine Lamb,  Jane Handfield, *  *  Jennifer Dench,  Margareta Melnichenko, Susan McDermott, Bernice Bond, Jennifer Bagguley, Kim Machin, Kim Herod

 

* denotes unidentified

 

Maybe, in the future, someone will be able to close the remaining gaps.

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