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  1. Used to get off the bus there on way to school and would call in for 5 Park Drive and a 1/4 of liqurice and blackcurrants. Remember the older guy, Mr Barnard ? who smoked a pipe and the smell drifted through the shop. Sometimes we would call at Hibberts sweet shop on other shopping precinct next to chemist in the same shop as now occupied by the Halifax agency, glass jars full of sherbert lemons, pineapple cubes, penny liquorices.Happy days!

  2. J & BW was on the right hand side going up from town of London Road near where there is an optitions now. Think it was run by a husband and wife team and nothing to do with Johnson's Soundaround which was on the other side of the road higher up on the corner and was owned by Mr Johnson. Roy Millington and Andrew Colley who later became the owners of Cloud both worked there, both of them were ex tv engineers.

  3. There was Revolution Records as well on the Gallery. Used to have lists on the wall with prices of Motown and Nothern Soul singles that you could not buy anywhere else. Then Roulette in the market, now 'Their price', also outlets in the hole in the road and Aldine Court just off High Street and in later days a little shop on the Moor.

    Prior to that there was Kens records in the old Rag & Tag market.

    Also a good shop at Rotherham in one of the shop units outside the market. Can ayone rember its name? Used to catch the 69 bus and always come home with something.

  4. Does anyone remember the outdoor pursuits centre ?, Brownhead Farm near Pickering on the North Yorkshire moors. Think we had a few sponsered swims to raise money for it. Went a couple of times, no proper toilets, only an old style porto loo, remember we had to take it in turns to empty it, dig a hole in the ground and empty its contents into it.

    Think the school has since sold this farm, does anyone know?

  5. Michael Mckevitt whose dad had the pub, Manor Castle then moved to Eckington.

    Teachers remembered.

    Mr Simcox - Biology

    Mr Ring - Science

    Mr Godbehere - Pyschics

    Sport, Mr Dalton, Mr Tomkins, Mrs Matthews, Mr Moxon, Mr Bromby, Mr Naylor, , Mr Radford.

    Mr Battams & Mr Evans - Art

    Mr Peter Hartley, Mr Croft, Mrs Eddowes - English

    Mr Eric Hartley - R.E.

    Mr Ward, Mr Greenhough - History.

    Mr Carr, Mr Robinson, Mr Beavers, Mr Dunford - Woodwork & metalwork

    Miss Jepson - Drama

    Mr Chatterton - Music

    Mr Savage, Mrs Bush, Mr Peppal - French

    Mr Jennings, Mr Pringle -Science

    Headmaster Mr Adams, deputy's Mrs Green, Mr Houdmont.

    Mr Turton & Mr Houdmont - Miss Kelly, later to become Mrs Standing, married Brian Standing who ran youth club - Maths

    Library - Mr White

    Lab tech. - Steve Richardson

    Mrs Butler - Cooking


    'Digger' Clive Davis used to live on City Road, just below Keith & Gloria's wine shop.


    got old books and reports somewhere, will post more names when I find them.

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