Sunday, 19 November 2017

Old Boys from 66 67 68 try to recall their shared past.....

Chris Gibson, Paul Hobday, Steve Kiss, Chris Cuffe, Phik Jepson, Dave Howship, John Davis, Paul Musgrove, Peter Gurney, Keith Masters, Nick Peaty were in attendance. Paul Masters sent his apologies.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Jack Godwin





A  splendid photo of the legendary Jack Godwin. Published on here before.


Jack was the King of the Physics labs and always keen to tell his students the abilities of the Churchill Tank compared to the Sherman and the Panzers. Sadly, Jack died in a freak driving accident at the age of 87. 

The local paper recorded this: 

An 87-year-old man died from massive internal injuries after his car was crushed between two lorries, an inquest heard.
Jack Godwin, a retired schoolteacher from Leintwardine, was seriously injured when he attempted to turn right onto the A49 out of the junction with A4113 to Knighton.
An oncoming tanker travelling north ploughed into Mr Godwin's Volkswagen Polo and pushed it into another lorry which was waiting to turn right on to the Knighton road.
The incident happened on October 21 last year.
Pathologist Dr Huyam Abdelsalam told the inquest at Ludlow Magistrates Court yesterday she believed Mr Godwin died from multiple injuries caused by the crash. These included several rib fractures and damage to his liver causing internal bleeding.
Mr Godwin was cut free from his car by firefighters before being airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham. He later died.
The stationary lorry was pushed backwards into the car behind it. Its woman driver was not hurt.
Giving evidence at the inquest, witnesses said the tanker driver Ian Kiely could have done nothing to avoid the collision.
Mr Kiely said Mr Godwin had not looked in his direction before pulling out. The inquest heard Mr Kiely slammed on the brakes as soon as he realised Mr Godwin was attempting to turn right.
Coroner Anthony Sibcy recorded a verdict stating Mr Godwin died as the result of an accident.

Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2009/06/02/verdict-on-crash-driver-87/#Cw5beQ9pxywMq8Uq.99

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Athletics team1963

 A good scan - click the photo to see it full size.

I can recognise John Hall 3rd from right front row. Anyone else got some names? Please leave in the comments box below.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Cross Country team under George Herbert Nicholson







Thick and fast. That's a reference to the Cross Country team under George Herbert Nicholson. Incredibly, he was still alive in 2007 - if he is still with us now he is 97 years old. Well Really.!  Boys names and year? Suggestions in the box below.Robert Sales says - " I was in same year. Bottom left is definitely Mark then Toby McDaniel and then Neil MacPherson. Pete Bachelard was more of a footballer, captain of school team I think. He played in same Sunday football team early 80's then disappeared. Recognise top row but can not place names"

Friday, 27 October 2017

1971 Rugby Tour to South Wales ? UPDATED

Can anyone help Chris Cuffe who wrote 

"In 1970 or 1971 there was couple of rugby matches organised, I think, by Hugh Thomas against a school in South Wales. I would be very interested if anyone on here can remember anything about the tour - I know I stayed with a family just outside Cardiff and their son stayed with us for the return - or maybe it was the other way round, I really can't remember - I mentioned it to Tongo at DGSA's memorial and he thought one fixture was called off due to frozen pitches."

UPDATE -Dave Edge remembers it  - We travelled to Caerphilly for rugby and were hosted by pupils families. I also remember they paid a return visit to us but the matches were cancelled due to frozen pitches. A long way to travel and not play!  …   

Clive Bealey  rememebers it too - I remember they were far too good for us when we played them there so Steve Goulder decided to ‘clothes-line’ their winger and knocked him clean out. It just so happened it was the lad who he had stayed with overnight.


Any assistance? Please add to the comments box below....

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