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Anyone attend Carbrook C of E school 1953 to 1963?

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Yes I remember the fireworks in the infants, I also remember a lad in the juniors getting the slipper from Mr Cornthwaite when he walked in the classroom and caught him looking out of the window watching the fireworks display instead of getting on with his school work. Does anybody remember Mr Cornthwaite's Fridayites list? This was a list of pupils he thought had pulled a 'sickie' on Friday to give themselves a long weekend, he then proceeded to read out all the names at Monday assembly to the embarrassment of anyone who had the misfortune to be ill on a Friday. Even if I had a temperature that could boil water I made sure I was never off school on a friday.

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Yes I remember the fireworks in the infants, I also remember a lad in the juniors getting the slipper from Mr Cornthwaite when he walked in the classroom and caught him looking out of the window watching the fireworks display instead of getting on with his school work. Does anybody remember Mr Cornthwaite's Fridayites list? This was a list of pupils he thought had pulled a 'sickie' on Friday to give themselves a long weekend, he then proceeded to read out all the names at Monday assembly to the embarrassment of anyone who had the misfortune to be ill on a Friday. Even if I had a temperature that could boil water I made sure I was never off school on a friday.[/quote hi I remember mr cornthwaite although I left in 1959 but yes remember his fridayite list also remember mr bishop and miss haydock and mrs sanderson mr glen j

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Thanks: I remember so many of the names you mentioned that were in your classes at Carbrook CofE; my brothers name Ray Johnson was amongst them. Ray is 3 years older than me. My name is Les. We lived at 138 Carbrook Street in the next yard but one to Rotherwell's paper shop. There was another family called Johnson who lived further down the street and a son named Len was the same age as me. We were in the same call at one time and were sometimes confused in people's minds. Ray was in the school a lot longer than I and that's - I guess - is why I remember his class mates names more than mine. Apart from Len, I remember Tony Barlow (nicknamed Barr Lamb), Louis ?, Fred Green, ? Pike, Alice ?, John Bell. There's a class photo somewhere in Friends Reunited.

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Thanks: I remember so many of the names you mentioned that were in your classes at Carbrook CofE; my brothers name Ray Johnson was amongst them. Ray is 3 years older than me. My name is Les. We lived at 138 Carbrook Street in the next yard but one to Rotherwell's paper shop. There was another family called Johnson who lived further down the street and a son named Len was the same age as me. We were in the same call at one time and were sometimes confused in people's minds. Ray was in the school a lot longer than I and that's - I guess - is why I remember his class mates names more than mine. Apart from Len, I remember Tony Barlow (nicknamed Barr Lamb), Louis ?, Fred Green, ? Pike, Alice ?, John Bell. There's a class photo somewhere in Friends Reunited.

 

are you the same johnsons that moved to tinsley

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We moved to Blackstock Road for a couple of years and then returned. I lived at 138 until it was knocked down when they cleared the area. Just to add to my last post: One of the names I remember was Lewis Bower, his parents had the corner shop opposite the school entrance. I was friends with Lewis.

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hello les i was at carbrook c of e i see lew bower a lot he lives at frecheville the same as me

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Thanks for letting me know. Give my regards to Lew when you next see him. I'd like to think he remembers me, but he may not. We were very young and I moved to another Coleridge Road School; I saw Lew in my teens at least once and we knew each other. You live near my brother Ray who lives in Aston. I visit him from time to time. Last I knew, Lew had gone to live somewhere on the Manor, but we all move around a bit. Apart from a few years in York, I've lived most of my adult life in and around London but in quite a few places.

 

Did we know ueach other? I now think I remember your first name and family name but can't recollect anyone of that comdination of names in my classes. One way or another, we all knew each other to a degree degree of friendship. But, I'm not good at remembering names. I remember Lew because I like him a lot and Tony Barlow because our Parents used to know each other because they drank in the same pub occasionally. (I had a Step Dad and so my mother was known as Mrs Travis). There was a Fred Green that I was friendly with and someone called Pike who I remember because we bumped into each other when our families happened to have took a holiday at the same resort.

 

It's been good trying to piece together memories and make a coherent pattern. I'm sad that the physical props of memory have long since been demolished although the roads are still there and the weir on the river Don looks much the same. Tell Lew I hope he and his are well and happy. The same goes for you.

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hi les i think i got it wrong its john bower who lives near me but his nickname was always lew fred green is on a thread for carbrook school askin for old friends to get in touch i think it would be dennis pike you know i bumped into him a couple of years ago we lived at the bottom of luton street n my friends were dennis otter n frank n george schofield roger houlston les marriott kieth socket n the stansby brothers pleased you are keeping well take care

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Thanks for the update. Yes, it was Dennis Pike. I remember now. All the other names are familiar too. I think I was friends with Keith Socket at one time. Regards

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hi les i think i got it wrong its john bower who lives near me but his nickname was always lew fred green is on a thread for carbrook school askin for old friends to get in touch i think it would be dennis pike you know i bumped into him a couple of years ago we lived at the bottom of luton street n my friends were dennis otter n frank n george schofield roger houlston les marriott kieth socket n the stansby brothers pleased you are keeping well take care
I remember most of them keith socket used to live near me so remember him and across from him was Dorothy socket and George and billy socket also the strut family and many more xx

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Carbrook C/E Rothwell family: John 58-64, Carole 59-65, David 60-66, Steven 63-69, Andrew 64-70, Howard 65-71.

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Carbrook C/E Rothwell family: John 58-64, Carole 59-65, David 60-66, Steven 63-69, Andrew 64-70, Howard 65-71.

 

if I remember wright Howard was in my class at school

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