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  1. JennyT

    Jordanthorpe 1961

    I went to the newly built Jordanthorpe Secondary School For Girls which opened in September 1959. It was built further down Dyche Lane from the old school which became the Boys' school. The headteacher was Miss Prebble.
  2. Sorry that I made the photo rather big - I couldn't work out how to reduce it back down. JennyT
  3. My Dad was Bill Abson. He is in this picture on lowest standing row, second right in red and white stripes. The man seated just below him was known as 'Toddles'. Other names I remember are Jim Hackwood and Frank Clay but I don't know where they are on the photo. I think there was another Clay - possibly a brother. I don't know when the photo was taken; it was possibly before the war. Dad took part in an England team in Holland in 1938. He emigrated to Australia in 1950 and returned in 1955 but I don't think he competed after his return. He died in 1959 aged 47. I remember travelling a few times by coach to walking races in the mid fifties, certainly to Birmingham, and all the singalongs on the way home. Also at road races in Sheffield giving out sponges and pieces of orange. I have a few medals of Dad's; one is Eastleigh 50km walk 1945, another is Birmingham 25 miles outer circle 12 July 1930 awarded for finishing in under 4hrs 45 mins. He was 19 at the time.