Kevin Burton too!
Hello All, I also left in 1971 but I was only in the 5th Form. I left to join the RAF later that year. I did bump into an old school pal, Collin Osborne, back in 2007, at a rugby 7's in Southend. First time in over 35 years I had seen any of ex School pals. Mike Carney
Hi john and lovely to hear from you.Hi John Geoff Benton here. How are you? Great to read some of the contributions from names almost forgotten. Drop me a line to renew some of our escapades lol. Geoff
Hi john and lovely to hear from you.
I got your mail via my email but no sign of your text on the site.
Can I get back to shortly for a longer chat.
Just confirm if you get this post.
Hello, Geoff, and good morning to you. I hope you got my further email in response to your above post. It really is good to hear from you after all these years.Hi John Geoff Benton here. How are you? Great to read some of the contributions from names almost forgotten. Drop me a line to renew some of our escapades lol. Geoff
I attach a pdf of the front of Lisle Sharp's Funeral Service. He died in 2016. We were expecting him at a small reunion in late October; he did not turn up with his wife, Jennifer, and we heard a few days later that he had died. I did not attend the Funeral, but a friend from my years ('59-'66) did and it was well attended. Lisle openly shared his thoughts about GD at the previous two reunions that I attended.
I've also attached a photo of the school orchestra, c. 1961/2. I am in the second violins, back row right side, third in. Let's have some fun and identify teachers and colleagues.
Re the reunion, I mentioned above, the last one in Oct 2019 was attended by Terry Giblin and Jeremy Patterson, plus other ODs from the '57, '58 and a handful from earlier years' intakes.
Peter Davies '59-'66
I started at GD girls in 1968 and the Head teacher was called Miss Taylor. Mrs Jukes was deputy as I recall. Had some good friends there and still in contact with them now. One was godmother to my daughter who is 46 now. I left in 1973. Couldn't wait to leave to be honest. It would be nice to hear if anyone else was there at that time.I started at George Dixons Girls in 1965 and Miss Organ was still head then with Miss Nash as deputy