Thank you Aston Lad so much for letting me be privileged to one of the moments with my dad, its made me smile as that sounds just like my dad, but i agree you did get off lightly if you had, but that was the times were children could get told off. do you remember Joan and Charlie Harwood an had many children they lived (if i remember rightly) the first house on clarendon thank you again for your memorieHi Maz......I haven't had time to look for the photo's yet.....But I can tell you I remember Steven, he was a year below me at school we wasn't friends as friends go, but we did play together sometimes, I am not to sure about Raymond...., Your Dad told me and my friend off once for throwing a stone from the old bomb peck and smashing one of his windows or so he said....it probably just missed because his vermin wasn't that bad, just told us not to do it again.....
I was at Burlington St. from when I was 5 (I think it was 5 in those days, not 4, like now, but I could be wrong)...
so that would be September '64, and left in June '69 when we left Aston.
Teachers I remember.
Mr. Burgess of course.
Mr. Eastwood - (ex-army, I think, as I think mom had him too)
Mrs. Hardy (Dark hair- red lipstick I remember)
Mr. Stevens (was Welsh)
Classmates I would love to hear from if you read this, or anyone knows them..
Lois Willis born same day as me, exactly.. 26th June '59...
she lived, for a while, in Parliament St. 6 or 7 houses up from us (odd numbers)
Then her parents were landlords at the pub on the corner of Newtown Row (Waggon and Horses?)
Julie Scott- her mom (or mom and dad) had the off licence/sweet shop) on the corner of Talford St. and ?
us kids used to buy sweets and sit on the rounded corner step of the shop to eat them.
Steve Rigby - lived on Parliament St. and had a younger brother called Mark. We used to play together and it was me and Steve that saw burglars stealing trophy cups from a classroom (in the new block) of Burlington St. school. (Must have been school holidays, or a Saturday). We told our parents, and police were called and culprits found, I think.
Steve and Mark's uncle was Terence Rigby who was in Z Cars.
Roy Farnall - lived at the top/Park Lane end of Parliament St.
Paul Slater - Who later moved near us in Perry Common.
Gwendoline Taylor - also lived on Parliament St. I think.
Malcolm Ordidge (Parliament St?)
thats just some that I remember for now..