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Dave Porter

Brummie babby
Thanks Ian, don't think I will attend, but again thanks. I should also thank Mr Hutton for getting me to pass geography o-level. He told me I wouldn't and wanted to prove him wrong. Perhaps he was a leading exponent of reverse psychology
 

Jeff Mann

brummie born and bred
Hi Jeff, Phil Howard has recently joined the Central Grammar facebook page and was asking if anyone was in contact with you. Best Regards Ian Lane
Thanks for that. I went to a "friends reunited " reunion a few years ago. Met up with a few , and went round the old school as a tour. Martin Walsh, Graham Murray,Keith Lawley , Mr Hutton came too. But no one in contact now.
I said I would mention anyone who came back to mind . Roy " clackers " Clark lived up by stechford baths, and Jimmy Coates , who had a moulton bike, the only one I ever rode!! I worked in the school hols while I was in 5th year,at Kunzle cakes. 7 weeks at £ 11 per week. Saved enough to buy a Claud Butler racing bike, campagnolo gears, weinman vanquer centre pull brakes ,the works.... Rode it home from Halfords corporation st, stopped at Paul Walker's house in packington avenue,shard end to show it off. Knocked the door, went in to tell him, ....we walked out.... Bike gone, never saw it again
 

Sunotaph

New Member
Here are the names my husband remembers:
Ian Davidson (English), George Tustin and ?Gregory (Maths), Howard Carter, Pip May and ? Firth (French), J Roberts, B Hutton (both Geography), Trog Evans (History), Arnie Faulkner and Mick Doss (Physics), "Knocker" Harris (Biology), DRW (PE - initials from a report), T Sandland (Music), C G Thomas (known as Taffy - RE whose son was in my husband's year). Others include Karabis, and Headmasters Ockleton and Goodfellow (later Head of Moseley Grammar and then the comp).
Anyone know who the initials refer to? He also has a 1970 whole school photo.

Janice
This is Geoff, son of Taffy, now living abroad. I remember Paul very well, even though I was only at CGS for the sixth form. Do say 'hello' and pass on my best wishes. I returned to B'ham earlier this year for Brian Hutton's memorial service and met up with a few Old Centrals, although there was no-pone from my year. I know it's five years since you posted but I'm sure i can fill in the blanks above.
 

Key Hill Brian

Proud Brummie
Brian Hutton - recently died, Andy Firth, D R Weightman ? PE

I went to Bryntial for a week in my 1st year 1971-2 and C G Thomas Lad - presumably Geoff - was there. always wondered how teachers kids got on at schools where their parents taught? especially if the Teacher wasn't liked much - although he was OK from what I recall.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
This is Geoff, son of Taffy, now living abroad. I remember Paul very well, even though I was only at CGS for the sixth form. Do say 'hello' and pass on my best wishes. I returned to B'ham earlier this year for Brian Hutton's memorial service and met up with a few Old Centrals, although there was no-pone from my year. I know it's five years since you posted but I'm sure i can fill in the blanks above.
Paul certainly does remember you. We are just off for a walk but will do a proper reply later.
 

les may

New Member
I was a 59-64 boy, and already hooked on cars and motorbikes. Who else remembers Mr Hamiltons rivetted Railton, Charlie Paddocks big Wolseley, a Standard flying 9 and Mr Cunninghams Triumph Twin? I was pleased to see "Smithy" mentioned in the staff lists. Anyone recall Mr Hopkins (chemistry) and Mr Parish (physics) who I am ashamed to say we drove to mental breakdown. Merryman was my first form master, and I went to Bryn Tail a few times with Jimmy May and Arnie Faulkner. Mouldering in Devon now but can still smell the paint factory!
 

Malcolm Robinson

master brummie
This is Geoff, son of Taffy, now living abroad. I remember Paul very well, even though I was only at CGS for the sixth form. Do say 'hello' and pass on my best wishes. I returned to B'ham earlier this year for Brian Hutton's memorial service and met up with a few Old Centrals, although there was no-pone from my year. I know it's five years since you posted but I'm sure i can fill in the blanks above.
Geoff, I remember you well. After spending weeks trying to get a date with a Wilfred Martineau girl called Miriam, she dumped me because you told her I had said awful things about her. But don't worry I don't hold grudges!

Really though, how are you obviously living the high life in sunnier climes. Hope you and your family are safe from this awful virus. We are all sadly at that age now. Some of us had met up a few times from our year but the virus has put at least a temporary end to that. My nickname you may remember by was Dub. Don't ask it's a long story. Anyway, nice to know you are alive and kicking. Malcolm Robinson
 

stef

proper brummie kid
I too was in Mr davisons 1s, class, however I was there in 1968 and I remember Robert woodford who became headboy whilst I was there. I am sure he joined the RN. Seemed to remember meeting him in HMS Collingood.
 

stef

proper brummie kid
I remember the 4 star verbs with Mr Firth, always learned to conjugate them, painful not too|
 

Sunotaph

New Member
Geoff, I remember you well. After spending weeks trying to get a date with a Wilfred Martineau girl called Miriam, she dumped me because you told her I had said awful things about her. But don't worry I don't hold grudges!

Really though, how are you obviously living the high life in sunnier climes. Hope you and your family are safe from this awful virus. We are all sadly at that age now. Some of us had met up a few times from our year but the virus has put at least a temporary end to that. My nickname you may remember by was Dub. Don't ask it's a long story. Anyway, nice to know you are alive and kicking. Malcolm Robinson
Greetings! Belated apologies - I do not remember any Martineau girls, although I do seem to remember a few from BK! My only memory of Sir Wilf's is doing some teaching practice there; I wasn't particularly welcome in the music department so spent many happy lunch hours refining my bidding at bridge! It's still sunny here (mostly) and the sea is still warm but it's quite frustrating not to be able to visit family in the UK. Let's hope for better times. Thanks for getting in touch - it's always nice to have a blast from the past and to remember some of the sillier things I've done. Geoff
 

Malcolm Robinson

master brummie
I remember the 4 star verbs with Mr Firth, always learned to conjugate them, painful not too|
Hi Stef, you wouldn't be the lad with the surname so hard to spell for ignorant grammar school boys, we called you 'Chic'? Malcolm Robinson (I used to sit alongside Rob Woodford's row in the double row next to David Palfrey.
 
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