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  1. I read a suggestion that crops will be grown inside these monstrosities as it is more efficient than fields! The world is going mad
  2. It is interesting that SHC have chosen some lovely places to release from Green Belt - they don't have a Brown Field Register so have no idea how many houses they could build on brown field sites. The Green Belt sites aren't even close to employment areas so loads more traffic as we all queue up to leave St Helens
  3. There are lots of photos and memories on the Old Cowleians Facebook page - from both the Girls' school and the Boys' school - there are nearly 1000 ex pupils so you are bound to find someone you know!
  4. I think it was Robert, he was my grandads - also called Robert Blaylock - cousin
  5. The "History of Cowley Schools" by Ken Taylor has been republlshed. It is on sale in Wardleworths for £8. There are quite a few photos from more recent years included.
  6. Knowsley Road - Year 5, Mr Lynch asked me to tell the class "all I knew about sex". After a fair bit of hesitation I began with "Well you have a boy and a girl and .." "No, No, No" he shouted writing on the board "SETS" He then very proficiently taught us how to do Venn diagrams which I have never forgotten Needless to say, Mr Lynch had a lisp!
  7. I used to live near Mike Holland - I believe he died quite young - another teacher at Cowley told me that this is the Cowley curse as lots of ex Cowley teachers died as soon as they retired!
  8. Yes, I think it was published privately about 20 years ago and was written by Ken Taylor. It has a subheading about interference, influence and something - I can't remember but it does exist!
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