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  1. Hi Jackanne, You must have been about the same age as my late brother - John Worrall (1945-2004) and his best friend Pete Cousin. John went onto City Grammar School and Pete also went to Hurlfirld. Pete still lives in the Base Green area. Cheers, Paul 'Wazzie ' Worrall
  2. Hi Bob, I forgot about the bell ringing, thinking about it I remember the bell with its shiney wooden handle, they are often for sale in antique/junk shops. I also went home for lunch so I very rarely sampled the delights of the containerised food. However I do remember times when we were given left over custard. Going home for lunch is a piece of social history which has all but disappeared, at Gleadless PS we got in the region of one and half hours for lunch, ample time to get home and back again. The down side of the arrangement was that the juniors didn't finish until four o'clock in the afternoon, these days schools have a shorter lunch break and finish around 3-3:15. I've also a memory of a schools science radio programme when we were in Mr Dyson's class, the only topic I can remember was something about earth worms. We've still not any interest for any other ex-students, where are they all? Where is Bob Pratt or Mick Hartley? Cheers, Wazzie.
  3. Hi Bob, I think it's one of those things about getting older, things from the past keep coming back. It was when I started reading the stuff about Hollisend Rec that Gleadless Primary School memories came flooding back. The other thing which I can remember about Gleadless PS was the free milk is those 1/3 pint bottles, were you a milk monitor? The milk used to come from the B&C Coop in those mini sized crates and the monitors job was distribute them to the various classes, I remember streching the job out so that we would miss the BBC radio schools programme 'Singing Together' with William Appleby, it was awful, twenty minutes of sea shanties and other nonsense. On the positive side though, which I didn't realise at the time was that William Appleby was one of the first BBC presenters to have a northern accent! Cheers, Wazzie Worrall.
  4. Hi Bob, I've ammended the 1963 J4 class after our various communications. Gleadless County Primary School – J4 Classes 1963 Mr Dyson’s Class Barbara Bradshaw, Lynn Buckley, Christine Burrows, Sandra Callaby, Jane Goodson, Wendy Handley, Vicky Johnson, Christine Lindley, Linda Neville, Susan Parsons, Barbara Wright, Neil Bissatt, John Burton, Paul Creaghan, Philip Downing, David Frost, Mick Hartley, Alan Munro, Richard Nickleson, Robert Nutton, Robert Pratt, John Pursehouse, John Siddall, Stephen Smith, Robert Thorpe, Geoffrey Turner, Paul Worrall, Miss Metcalf’s Class Ian Bickerton, Steven Clarke, Julie Evans, Steven Hardwick, Robert Lancaster. Some of the people who I've included in Mr Dyson's class may actually have been in Miss Metcalf's class, it's all such a long time ago! Judging by the lack of response to our posting I'm wondering where everybody else is? I'm just sorry we don't have a class photo to put names to faces. Cheers, Wazzie
  5. What are peoples memories of 'The Stamp Shop' on Westfiled Terrace, off West Street? The Stamp Shop was every philatelists dream come true. My visits with my pals Philip Downing and Mick Hartley would have been around 1962 to 1964. I think the owner at that time may have been called Mr Edwards? I remember him as a very serious man, with grey hair and glasses? He was a bit torn when we went in, on one hand it was these pesky kids asking silly questions but on the other he knew we would be responsible for keeping the noble art & science of philately going into the future! Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall
  6. Hi Athy, I also had a Brownie 127 - you could take ghost pistures with it by holding it very still, taking a frame with x2 people in it, removing x1 person and taking another frame before winding on. I had some ghost pictures which were taken in Gleadless Church yard, I've no idea what happened to them or the 127! Bob Nutton and I have started a Gleadless Primary School page in the school section of the forum. Bob mentions mentions Mr Fulford because when we were at Gleadless PS, he used to come and take our pictures. Unfortunately there were never any class photos taken. I bet his darkroom was a treat? Things were beginning to change in film processing around the mid-60's, but I bet Mr Fulford was old school? Cheers, Wazzie Worrall
  7. Hi Bob, I don't remember Peter Robinson. One ex Gleadless student in the year above us at Hurlfield was Ken Wilson, two years above us was Dave Crapper (I think he became a bus driver with SYT) and somebody Webster - 'Webby' (he left school at 15 and went to work for WM Monks as a tiler). In our year at Gleadless was Steven Hardwick, I think he was in Miss Metcalf's class, he also went onto Hurlfield. I don't remember where we went on the way back from York. I do however remember the allotment and the greenhouse, a group of us (can't remember who) painted the inside with red lead, who we be allowed to do that these days? Cheers, Wazzie.
  8. Hi Bob, I don't blame you for that decision, I wasted my time in the 6th form at High Storrs and came out with very poor A-levels. I missed Geoffrey Turner off the list, he went onto Hurlfield with us. I'm sure one or two other names may pop up! Cheers, Wazzie
  9. Hi Bob, Thanks for reminding me about David Frost. When I went into the 6th form at High Storrs (1968-70) David was still there as was Mick Hartley - I think you'd already left? Cheers, Wazzie.
  10. Lovely photograph. Bob Nutton and I have started a Gleadless County Primary School forum in Sheffield Schools. The school is also mentioned in the Hollinsend Recreation Ground/Park forum page. Please added your memories to the school page. Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall
  11. I taught at King Ted's until I retired in 2011. Mr dear pal Mr Alan Powell (P.E then Careers Education) often talked about the flour incident. It appears that one of the main instigators was one of the famous Kaiser Brothers, either Kim or Nick? Their father was Prof Kaiser who worked in the Physics Department at the University. They were both very clever, unfortunately Kim died suddenly around 2004 when he was in his early 50’s. Nick became an astronomer and is featured in one of the early Prof Brian Cox productions. Nick was the younger brother and in the same year group as Phil Oakey of Human League fame. I understand that there’s a book about King Ted’s called something like ‘Thal’ Never Get in Theer’ which mentions the flour incident, unfortunately I have no other details or name of the author. Paul ‘Wazzie’ Worrall
  12. Hi Bob, I’ve been through the rusty shelves in my head and come up with this list of people who I think I can remember from the J4 classes of 1963. I’m not 100% sure if all these people were in the classes as shown and not sure if the family names are spelt correctly. I also have a memory of a Jonathan Needham and a Jane Needham but I can’t remember whose class they were in. Craig still doesn’t come to mind. There also may have been another Christine but I can't remember her family name. Mr Dyson’s Class Barbara Bradshaw, Lynn Buckley, Christine Burrows, Sandra Callaby, Jane Goodson, Wendy Handley, Vicky Johnson, Christine Lindley, Linda Neville, Susan Parsons, Barbara Wright, Neil Bissatt, John Burton, Paul Creaghan, Philip Downing, Mick Hartley, Alan Munro, Richard Nickleson, Robert Nutton, Robert Pratt, John Pursehouse, John Siddall, Stephen Smith, Robert Thorpe, Paul Worrall, Miss Metcalf’s Class Ian Bickerton, Steven Clark, Julie Evans, Robert Lancaster. I wonder if there is anybody out there who can either add to or correct this list? Cheers, Wazzie Worrall
  13. Hi Bob, Two more J4 names have come to mind - John Pursehouse and Philip Downing. Both these lads lived on Ridgehill Avenue and I think they both went on to City Grammar School which at that time was still located on Leopold Street in the Education Office complex. They both also had younger sisters and I think John Pursehouse sister went to High Storrs, but she'd be a few years young than us and at that time the school was still split in separate boys and girls schools. I don't remember ever having a class photo taken at Gleadless P.Sch, Mr Pulford or was it Fulford used to come and take individual photos of the kids but never a whole class picture? Where are all these people now? Cheers, Wazzie
  14. Hi, When I was a teenager in the late 60's living on Whirlow Court Road, Ecclesall, Miss Middleton and her father lived opposite us, although Mr Middleton died when we'd not lived there very long. Miss Middleton was a wonderful old lady who owned an Austin A40 Farina which I used to wash for her. When I'd finished she'd give me tea and cake and tell me stories of her days as headteacher at Carbrook Primary School. One of the things that has stuck in my mind is her description of how poor some of the families were. She once told me that they often gave the kids bread and dripping/jam in the mornings before lessons began, they also got a free 1/3pint bottle of milk. Free school milk ended in the mid 70's when a certain 'lady' began Secretary of State for Education. Who can remember being a milk monitor? In a lot of ways those days haven't gone away, kids are still needing breakfast clubs and many of their parents have to use food banks! Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall
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