Sunday, 23 November 2008

Martin Jones has got a scanner


It's September 1968, and Martin (Uncle) Everett and Martin (Old Man) Jones are looking remarkably chipper in tie and NHS specs as they prepare to leave the bosom of their youth, Uncle to spend a lifetime in Scottish education and Old Man to serve Her Majesty for the next 30 long years. The photo was taken in the garden of Old Man's family pile in Bramley Avenue Coulsdon, now of course bricked over with a desirable modern bijou residence.
It's 40 years later, and still looking remarkably chipper in matching bin liners, our two more rounded figures pose happily (not) for the camera after sitting for two hours in the wind of rain of Blackpool watching their beloved Crystal Palace play. In the background is Philip (Odells) Odell who was once famously told by Taffy Williams, "you silly fathead, this chair knows more than you!" Fortunately for Odells, Taffy's 1960s attempts at child psychology were later found to be flawed. All three were in Vic Bimstone's form 1A in 1961/2, the form list for which appears elsewhere on this website.




Saturday, 22 November 2008

Scandanavia Trip 1972


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This is the school trip to Scandinavia, in 1968. The legendary Raymond Steyning is on the extreme left, with Mr and Mrs Jeffrey on the extreme right. Johnny Butler is in the back row, fourth from the left, and ‘Honko’ Van Beinum is on the right, leaning against the bus in a yellow shirt. Rog Yapp is there, as is Brian Head.Mr Jeffries is shown extreme right - Bill Patterson crouches at the front next to Norman MaCanch. Steve Gam Henson sits in the front row in line with the coach door. Other names upon request !

Sunday, 16 November 2008

School 2008

more recent photos from the summer of 2008......why paint and preserve if it is going to be demolished?


Sunday, 2 November 2008

Help needed !

A golf team from the summer of 1984 ? Let me know.
thanks for the help readers with identifying the faces "Back right is Dean Manning, then Stu Killpatrick. Bottom left is Nick Mountfield, then Simon Potter. The teacher is Mr Jones, I remember he was slightly less vigorous with the cane! This photo must be 1983/84 I think. Another comment says "The teacher is Colin Evans." whom is correct?

Bottom left is Nick Murray and the teacher was Colin Evans, he was a member at Chipstead and that's where we played, I think the one on the bottom right is Phil Wood.

Fas et Patria

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