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    Old Photos of Gleadless

    Replying, very late, to Athy. I’ve just stumbled across the forum again. Some of the names you mentioned as being in your class I knew too, though I think we were not in the same class. John Hall had a younger sister, Mary, who was in my class. Susan Morrell was a couple of years older than me and lived near the bottom of Ridgehill Avenue. Alec Dorling was in my class. He went to King Ted’s with John Clark and John Repon. More names from my class: Neil Dalton, Jeffrey Lake, John Youle, Richard Palnt, Sheryl Lewis, Jane Needham, Cynthia Gould, Anne Stevenson, Ann Brown, Pauline Hill, Barabara Ward, Elaine Gibbs, Elizabeth Coy. The hut on the left behind Miss Metcalfe was Mr Iosson’s class with the bank to the stream and park behind it.
  2. Back in the 1960s there was a large open fronted wooden hut on the area at the top of the steps. It had a bench round the interior of the hut, never much used as it was always a dark place.
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    Old Photos of Gleadless

    I have just found this thread, more than a year later. I went to Gleadless County and remember being in Mrs Bell’s class in the infants and, I think, Miss Anderson’s. In the juniors I had Mr Slater, J1, Miss Parkin, J2, and Mr Iosson for J3 and 4, in the huts. He liked to grow coleus plants in the greenhouse. I think we did a bit plant nurturing too. Michael Elliott was the post master’s son, in my class. I remember swinging on climbing bars just in front of the outside toilets at the back of the yard. In the front yard, we played rounders against other school teams, always trying to hit the ball over the wall into Ridgehill Avenue.