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  • Birthday 14/09/1951

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  1. Also, further along Sheaf Street was Sheaf Motors who were an early Honda dealership. On Wellington Street was Crabtree & Nichol who dealt mainly with Rovers in the 70,s and 80,s . Bob
  2. In the 50,s and 60,s Kennings was the largest BMC dealer in the area, and I used to press my nose up to the showroom windows on Shoreham Street/ Sheaf Street , opposite the train station, to drool over the latest Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley and MG cars. That's probably why I am still so in to these makes now. The building is still there, but sadly no longer a car showroom. Bob
  3. Hi Paul, Yes, I remember Andrews shop very well. As you say, you could get all things there, pens, bottles of Quink ink, any type of paper.The Albert was on the corner of Cambridge Street and Division Street, opposite the City Hall, always played a lot of rock music on the jukebox, very loudly, you could hear it from some way away! Bob
  4. Yep, that's the one, more stylish than his old bike! Cheers, Bob
  5. Hi, From memory, Mr Spur's Beetle was a split rear window, making it a very early model, don't know if it was three speed. I remember the Borgward Isabella because it was such a rare sight, even in those days. Cheers Bob
  6. Hi Paul, Yes, I remember Linda Willis. As I recall, because she lived so far away at Myrtle Springs, she was one of the very few pupils who got dropped off by car to school - how times have changed ! Most of us walked to school. In summer, Mr Ioson sometimes used to cycle to school on an old situp and beg bike with his briefcase tied on the back, when he came by car, it was in a Borgward Isabella, and Mr Spir had a black VW Beetle , at a time when there were far fewer foreign cars around. Cheers Bob
  7. Hi Paul, Yes , I think Catherine Cox may also have lived on Seagrave Crescent. I also remember David Jones, as he started school on the same day as I did. He lived on Ridgeway Road , corner of Chatsworth Park Road , and had an older brother. Cheers, Bob
  8. Hi Paul, Yes indeed, I was a milk monitor at times. Also remember taking turns to ring the hand bell at break times, walking up and down the corridor on the first floor. I do remember the BBC schools radio programmes, and having to dance to the music in the hall, pretending to be trees and other exciting stuff. I think myself and Robert Pratt had bit parts in a school play - robbers 1 & 2 !I also remember the school meals vans arriving and unloading large vats of hot food which had strange smells - so glad I went home for lunch! Cheers , Bob
  9. Hi Paul, Indeed, your memory for names is better than mine, and my memory for faces is even worse! I'm sure someone will be in touch at some stage. I have been searching for one of my school photos from Gleadless - I know I have at least one - but up to now, no trace. Cheers, Bob.
  10. Hi Paul, I remember Geoffrey Turners name. Another friend of mine at Gleadless County was Peter Robinson, although a year older than me, he went on to Hurlfield although he would be a year ahead of you. A couple of other things have come to mind, on the way home from the school trip to York, I seem to think we stopped off somewhere, possibly Beverley Minster? can you confirm? Also, do you remember working on the school allotment? We had to cross the stream into Hollinsend Park with gardening tools, turn right, and it was a little way up, presumably the bottom of a garden on Ridgehill Ave .Also worked in the greenhouse next to the prefab classrooms. Cheers, Bob
  11. Hi Paul, Yes, having failed to get good enough O level results , I left in 1968 to go straight into employment. Cheers, Bob
  12. Hi Paul, You have a better memory for names than me , well done for coming up with all those. Wasn't David Frost in our class? He was a great friend of mine, who lived just up the road from me on Seagrave Crescent and went to High Storrs with me.He had a younger brother , Stephen. Cheers, Bob
  13. Hi Paul, I remember John Pursehouse. It was Fulford photographers who used to take the individual photos each year, but as you said, never a class photo. Cheers, Bob
  14. Hi Paul, Not sure about Julie Evans, your memory is better than mine. There was also a Craig ………, cant remember his surname? Cheers, Bob
  15. Hello there, Yes, it would be great to hear any memories/ stories from anyone who was at the school at this time. As Paul says, we both left in 1963 and have great memories of our time there. Bob Nutton