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  1. singe

    Away in a Manger

    I thought he'd been deported as he doesn't have a UK passport.
  2. singe

    A couple of new recommended RL books

    Thanks for these Alan. The book on Pinner looks particularly appealing. As a young teenager I really admired Harry Pinner, a true professional. Whereabouts in St Helens was he from - I seem to think it was Parr/Sutton?
  3. And to think I grew up around this area and had no knowledge of any of this.. I used to do a paper round close to this area, totally oblivious to the history. I guess that's just the way it is when we are young.
  4. singe

    Windleshaw Chantry Volunteers

    Thanks for that, great effort.
  5. singe

    Windleshaw Chantry Volunteers

    Great pics Robbob, is the Oaksey one the oldest you have seen yet? Also, the pic with the significant amount of turf being dug up really hits it home a) how much work has been done her and b) how long it must be since some of them have seen the light of day.
  6. singe

    Windleshaw Chantry Volunteers

    Thanks for that Robbob!
  7. singe

    Windleshaw Chantry Volunteers

    Amazing effort everyone! I remember as a schoolboy at Windleshaw when were were given homework to go around and see who could find the oldest grave. Brings back some real memories. Well done again.
  8. singe

    Archive film

    Yep, me too. The 15 and 16. I think the 5, 5D, 6 and 6D also went there too. Did the 'D' signify that the bus didn't do the whole route or something?
  9. singe

    Archive film

    Yep, the vehicles do look a bit older than '73 and I missed the 1963 bit.
  10. singe

    Archive film

    1973ish? What ya reckon?
  11. If they had half a brain they should have known it would be difficult. I'm guessing they are local, stupid and will probably be picked up soon.
  12. singe

    Park House Surgery at Fingerpost

    Dr Shinnick was my Dr. He always made me feel special as we had the same first name.
  13. singe

    Does anyone remember edmund campion

    I had you as my Tech Drawing teacher from 3rd year through to O'-Level (in 1981). Always enjoyed your classes and had a lot of respect for you. Co-incidentally did some volunteer work recently in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Great to hear you are well and appear to be enjoying life. He was my 2BA form teacher in '77-'78. Remember him as a witty bloke and a good teacher. Sorry to hear about his passing, especially at such a young age.
  14. singe

    Does anyone remember edmund campion

    Thanks for you reply serge - got a sneaking suspicion I know who you are. I can only speak from my own experience. Certainly there were one or two examples of teachers who shouldn't have been teaching but I was fortunate that I didn't have any of those on a regular basis (I can remember one French teacher who filled in occasionally who was simply out of his depth). The teachers I had on a regular basis, were, almost without exception, dedicated to their profession and were generally catering for what was left after West Park had had the benefit of cherry picking the boys from my primary school and others. You are certainly entitled to a different opinion but it might be more than a little arrogant to suggest you can speak for me and my experience. I went on to West Park too and couldn't wait to leave the place. The Campion lads who came with me kept ourselves pretty much to ourselves and I didn't feel we were made to feel welcome at West Park. My experience is the exact opposite to yours and I felt the teachers had no interest in us. Like you, I'm more than happy with the way my life has turned out but I don't credit West Park for any of it. Perhaps you would like a turn of the rose tinted glasses when I've finished with them?
  15. singe

    Does anyone remember edmund campion

    Perhaps a good thing that you can't remember who it was! Room 1 was alone on a basement type flow with room 2 directly above next to the stairs and the bridge that led to the Gym/hall etc. Room 3 was on the opposite side of the stairs to room 2 and through the door. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Eddie Camp and have nothing but respect for the teachers I had on a regular basis in particular Mrs Baxter, Mr Williams and Mr Gibbons (who sadly passed away a long time ago). My time there served me well and I had no idea at the time that we apparently were looked down on by others.
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