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  1. David, I got home from Spain on Sunday, and have only just seen your posts. If I had seen the original post when it appeared, there would have been another definite three attendees, Roger Walker, David Vardy and myself. Also another probable four. I am very sorry that I missed the original post, and also can understand your disappointment at the lack of response after all the trouble you went to Regards. TH.
  2. I'll certainly ask him. He lives in Leigh, Lancashire now and has some health issues. I know that he would love to come along.He can stay at our house as he usually does. It's not an easy journey for him these days and my wife and I usually go over to Leigh to see David and Monica. We have been close friends all our lives since being very small boys and living on the same street. We were best man for each other and God parents to each other's children. I'll see what I can do! I'm sorry I cannot come to Ken's funeral, as it my Sister's funeral on September 4th at 11.15 at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium. I'll pass the word on though.
  3. Yes that's Roger, if he hadn't got a pot on one arm or the other, he was sporting some stitches either on his forehead or his leg! I still see quite a bit of Roger, and I need to give him a ring and let him know about Ken. I know he will be very sorry to hear that he's passed away. I'll also let David Vardy know, as he too knew Ken very well. They both carried on at Sharrow Lane with Ken after I left so they will no doubt have some memories of him from then. I remember going with Ken and Roger and some girls to a bonfire and barbecue in the grounds of the old Blind School on Sharrow Lane. I can't recall whether it was organised by the Sharrow St. Johns scouts. Maybe Ken had connections there? I'm pleased to hear he kept his fighting spirit! Yes he is very well remembered.
  4. Very sad to hear of Ken's death. I have some good memories of him. I went to Sharrow Lane Juniors with him until I left aged eleven to go to Nether Edge. We lost touch for about three years, but Ken started knocking about with me and Roger Walker and one or two more around the ages of fourteen, fifteeen and sixteen. We used to go up to his Dad's allotment behind the woods on Hutcliffe Wood Road. We would open the hut there and lark about for hours. If it was cold we would light a fire in the old Salamander stove. As we got a little older we would often take our girl friends along (all innocent stuff at the time!) Another good memory was when Ken, Roger and me went camping by the river at Calver. We never dreamed of asking the landowners permission, though as it happened we weren't there long enough for him to come across us. We had just put a big pan of potatoes on the fire to boil, when there was an almighty crash of thunder and the heavens opened. It battered our makeshift tent down and flooded us out. Everything was soaked through, so we packed up and came home. When we got back to Sheffield, we found that large parts of the city had been without power due to the storm. I remember that Ken was bitterly disappointed that we had to cut the trip short, and we promised that we'd have another bash. We never did though. I've got a photo of us all later that Summer at Roger's sixteenth birthday party, it shows a very happy group of lads and lasses. Golden days! Once again very sad to hear he's gone. I remember him fondly as a very pleasant, easygoing happy lad. R. I. P. Ken.
  5. Went to the reunion today. Many thanks to David France! It was good to see some of the old faces again from my year, Roger walker, Keith Spooner, and of course David France. From the year after, there were Ian Brelsford, Frank Turner, Malcolm Gladwin, Ralph Holmes and Dave Storf(sp?). There were lots more from other years, David is I think going to post a list of everyone. Some of the girls attended, including Sandra Cook and Valerie Shaw. An ex-pupil who used to live at the top of our road was also there, Tony Foulds who has been in the the news lately regarding his dedication to the Mi Amigo memorial in Endcliffe park over all these years. It was a pleasure to meet him again after all this time. We also had a very tasty "school dinner" in the cafe, good value for money. Once again, thanks to David for organizing things.
  6. Thanks, I have checked before, but I'll try again and see if any have been added.
  7. Can any of you tell me how I can get hold of a photograph of the old cottages which used to stand almost opposite Heeley Church on Gleadless Road. I think they were knocked down in either the late fifties or early sixties I've searched Picture Sheffield, but no luck. There must be some record of them somewhere, I hope some one can point me in the right direction. My wife and her brothers and sisters lived there as children, and would love to see aphoto of them.
  8. I can't match that, but I can remember going to the corner shop at the bottom of our road for a haporth of balm. You older ones will remember that's half an old penny.
  9. My dad worked at Hill Brothers as a holloware buffer just before retiring, then went back part time after my mum died. My dad's cousin owned half the business of Hill Brothers. He too was a holoware buffer.
  10. Hello Elaine, hope you manage to sort out your PC, and thanks in advance for the photos. I'll P. M. you with my email address. I'm Tony Hardwick. I used to live on Thorp Road off Highfields. Miss Eyre insisted that I was spelling the name of our road wrongly, and that it should have an e on the end. she sent one of our class mates home with me one day after school to prove me wrong, however it was she who was proved to be wrong. She never apologised though! Thanks again.
  11. Hello Elaine, sadly I couldn't get to the reunion, but on seeing the video it looks as though you all greatly enjoyed catching up after all these years! I was also in your class, and remember the boys you mention. David Roberts was a very good friend of mine. If I let you have my email address, would you mind sending any photos you have?
  12. Hello again David, I've remembered a few more names. Bob Hempstock Mick Linley Roger Walker. Roger lived on the same road as me, and we still meet up occasionally for a drink and a chat. I've also remembered a few of the girls. Yvonne Cohen Christine Salmons Avis Tingle Valerie Burgin Mavis Leavesley Rosamund Pygott Sandra Cooke Judith Whitehead Betty Smedley. As you say it seems to have been a very good class, in what was a very good school!
  13. Farm Grounds 1950's. Diana - Paul Anka, The Great Pretender -Platters, Tutti Frutti and You keep a knocking - Little Richard. Loved the fair, all those lovely girls. Happy days.
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