Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Philip Odell's scans

Martin Jones has sent these in "My Purley friend Philip Odell (1961-67) has passed me these copies of an Open Day programme in 1967 (4 pages) and a further page on the Citizenship Course in 1967, including the trip to the East Greenwich Gas Works with the late Jack Godwin which Philip referred to earlier. Note that it cost 10p for children to get into the 'Evening of Music and Verse', those were the days!"
 
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Friday, 25 June 2010

David Bottomley's shots- Final batch


These were all taken in 1984. In addition to the shots of Mr Akers and Mr McLaughlin is my A-Level History class with Mr Priestley. The boys in the picture are:

 






BACK ROW, L to R: Phil Cowley, Dudley Gasson (partially obscured), Stuart Kilpatrick, Don't know, Don't know, Adam Fresco, Brough Slatter, Stuart Higgins, Gary Steele
FRONT ROW, L to R: Peter Chislett, Priestley, Don't know (Ian Goodw






Monday, 21 June 2010

David Bottomley continues....

And yet more.   click to see full sized

The first is from the last Prefects' Meeting for the 1983-84 prefects (held in the 6th form common room).
L to R: Chris Brum, Tim Morton, Sean Stapleton

Then an attempt to form a human pyramid in the Prefects' Room.
On top: Tim Morton
Second Row: Don't know, Stuart Ray
Bottom Row: Dud Gasson, Lyndon Wallis, Phil Cowley.

Finally is Mr Osbourne.




Thursday, 17 June 2010

A wealth of memories from Dave Bottomley Part 2























This shows his A Level English class with Mr Cook. L to R: Gary Steel, Mike Sell, Lyndon Wallis, Adam Fresco, Dud Gasson, Mr Cook, (standing) Peter Morgan (I think), Pete Chislett.

Monday, 14 June 2010

A wealth of memories from Dave Bottomley







Dave Bottomley has sent in some crackers from the 1980's - they will be published over the next few weeks. Here is a couple from behind the scenes at the 1983 production of A Man For All Seasons. 






The first shows the director Geoff Rainford talking to one of the leading ladies (who was a member of staff...can't remember her name).

 The next shows (L to R)@ Ian Hitt, Rosemary Erskine, Adam Fresco, Diane (can't remember her last name.
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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Ref: Jack Godwin RIP


Philip Odell (1961-68) writes : Sorry to learn of Jack Godwin. Seemed a pretty decent bloke. I was never in any of his classes, but he did take a group of us in the school bus to visit East Greenwich Gas Works as part of the citizenship course. As the article below infers, his driving was pretty hairy, at one point the knob of the gear lever came off in his hand and he just laughed. (Wandering around a gas works in a temperature of around 80F remains one of the most boring and uncomfortable experiences of my life.)

Eds Note- here is a rare shot of that coach...........

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Johnson Brothers - Phil and Martyn

Phil Johnson writes -  That's me on the right, half way up Helvellyn in February 2005, with my brother Martyn (hand's up those who remember him - PGS 1968-1970).

Moved to Exeter from Surrey, working for architect in Tavistock now. Still got a permanent bad back and terminal Achilles Tendonitis. Still trying to keep fit but getting older, fatter, balder and more tired. Slowly become a FUB......

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Jack Godwin RIP

Many of our readers will be sad to hear of the death of Jack Godwin at the age of 88. Further details are being sought but we believe that he was involved in a road traffic accident.

Jack drove Matilda tanks in the war and was remembered for using similar driving techniques from behind the wheel of Chawmumbly, the school coach. Jack taught physics.



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