St matthews day and Mid B 1972

Post any pictures of your time at CH, or pictures of people/places at CH now - what's changed over the past years? What's good/what's bad?

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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:17 pm

Paddy McDaid was the older brother.
Des Lockyer and Adrian Gray would be in there.
Interestingly I thought Rex and myself overlapped but he thought we didn't, the photo may prove otherwise.
I will be interested to hear his comments.

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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:20 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
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we posted together and my reply was for MidA15.
But yes, well spotted, others worth spotting played for Wales and British Lions and from a previous link one who now sports large military type moustache to balance a big back pack.
Is Roger Lane the button Grecian next to Ian? Bartholomew who is next to "Ratty?"
Yes. (and you are right it is Ian Bartholomew). Interestingly in the marching photo Roger does not yet have his buttons.
The house behind us in the marching photo is Col A and I can name two people in their front rank.

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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:24 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Some of the younger blokes in this photo were in Mid B. when I was, but it's a real struggle to put names to faces.

Des Lockyer, Adrian Gray and a couple of McDaids spring to mind.

Staff - Ratty James, Gerald Davies, Matron (ashamed I can't remember her name, but she was very nice), can't name the older guy, Keith Stratton (who was my tutor for a while).

Rex Sweeny behind the cups?
I'll go for Harry Spurrier as the older guy. Not 100% on that though :?:
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:27 pm

I think you could be right.

On a (perhaps) unrelated note, do you have any idea why 'Harry's Alley' was so named?
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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:28 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:I think you could be right.

On a (perhaps) unrelated note, do you have any idea why 'Harry's Alley' was so named?
It is Harry. Don't know where Harry's alley is but he lived in a newish house on the road between Thorn B and big side.

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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:30 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:I think you could be right.

On a (perhaps) unrelated note, do you have any idea why 'Harry's Alley' was so named?
I don't unless you are referring to West Gun Copse where he lived when I was there.

In case you missed my earlier post Matron was Jessie Rawson.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:30 pm

Yup, that road was nicknamed 'Harry's Alley'.

I was just wondering how and when the name came into use.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:32 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:In case you missed my earlier post Matron was Jessie Rawson.
Thanks, I remember now.

A nice lady - she let me nick a load of buttons on my last day. I still have them on a blazer (not that I wear blazers too often, you understand!).
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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:35 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:In case you missed my earlier post Matron was Jessie Rawson.
Thanks, I remember now.

A nice lady
Agreed, but she must have trained with the Hartford matron she couldn't understand why we would wear our own underwear rather than put up with a twice a week change of CH issue.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:39 pm

Aren't you glad you never had to work in the C.H. laundry during the '70s?

It really doesn't bear thinking about!!
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:51 pm

AKAP wrote:Correct, I'll name some others but I'll wait and see if there are anymore IDs.
Tim Skinner (mass of curly hair) back row extreme right and Dave Agnew is the taller chap next to him. Michael Burns is sitting next to you I think.

I met Dave some years after leaving as he was working in a care home just up the road from where I was living at the time.
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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:06 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
AKAP wrote:Correct, I'll name some others but I'll wait and see if there are anymore IDs.
Tim Skinner (mass of curly hair) back row extreme right and Dave Agnew is the taller chap next to him. Michael Burns is sitting next to you I think.

I met Dave some years after leaving as he was working in a care home just up the road from where I was living at the time.
Right again.
There are also two sons of teachers in this photo.

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:13 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Yup, that road was nicknamed 'Harry's Alley'.

I was just wondering how and when the name came into use.
Still known as that as well...
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:17 pm

AKAP wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:
AKAP wrote:Correct, I'll name some others but I'll wait and see if there are anymore IDs.
Tim Skinner (mass of curly hair) back row extreme right and Dave Agnew is the taller chap next to him. Michael Burns is sitting next to you I think.

I met Dave some years after leaving as he was working in a care home just up the road from where I was living at the time.
Right again.
There are also two sons of teachers in this photo.
Mc Connell's son 4 along from Dave Agnew back row and "Bogie" Fryer's son ?extreme left back row.

Michael Powell seated exteme left (not a master's son just another spot.)

Roddy Powell next to Dave Agnew Shearing next to him. Graham Lister tall chap next to HPH.

It's strange how the names come back the longer you look at the picture.
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Post by AKAP » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:29 pm

Mid A 15 wrote: Mc Connell's son 4 along from Dave Agnew back row and "Bogie" Fryer's son ?extreme left back row.

Michael Powell seated exteme left (not a master's son just another spot.)

Roddy Powell next to Dave Agnew Shearing next to him. Graham Lister tall chap next to HPH.

It's strange how the names come back the longer you look at the picture.
Bert McConnell and Tim Fryer.
It's a bit worrying how you remember all this when it wasn't your house.

The only identification you've given I'm not sure about is the boy next to Rod Powell. I'm not sure but I think his name was Knaggs not Shearing.
For some in the photo I can hear them speaking but can't remember a name.

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