From our archives: Thank you for sharing your special memories
PUBLISHED: 10:53 11 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:53 11 October 2015
It is time to review some archive pictures I’ve used over the past two months in the light of readers’ comments and recollections that have been reaching me here at the EDP library. My thanks go, as ever, to all those who contacted me.
Thank you for sharing your special memories
Cliff Park Secondary Modern School (Down Memory Lane, July 29). Paul Godfrey, among other former pupils, contacted me about the school which he attended from September 1960 on. He was able to name two contemporaries on the photo, Glyn Powell (tall lad on the back row) and Trudy Graver (tall blonde girl at left centre).
Long Strattons main street (DML, August 5). Pierre Rowe emailed to correct the photo date to 1937. He named the boy on the bicycle as his uncle Noel Pymer, who was going home for lunch from his civil engineering apprenticeship with a company installing mains sewers through the village. John Thirtle, in a letter to the EDP, also gave a date of the late 1930s from his knowledge of pre-war cars and spotted a luxury Armstrong in the foreground.
Great Yarmouth camping feature (From Our Archives, August 8). David Edmunds called in to Prospect House to leave me some useful information about F&J Edmunds of Poringland, his family holiday firm which ran caravan holidays on the Norfolk coast in 1953.
Great Yarmouth camping feature (FOA, August 8). Mrs Freezer rang to identify the place as Hemsby and the family as the Hollands her parents, brother and herself. The caravan belonged to the Dereham Round Table or Lions and the Holland family won a weeks holiday in the brand-new caravan. Mrs Freezer was 17 at the time and had to ask for an extra weeks holiday from her job with clock firm Metamec.
Colegate End (DML, August 12). I received a card from Mrs P Kubala of Pulham St Mary who had spotted herself in the picture, standing by the gate to her cottage. She lived a total of 56 years in the house which belonged to the family for over a century.
Morgan three-wheelers at Shropham (DML, August 14). Howard Chivrall, now of Bedfordshire, recognised his brothers Morgan in the picture. He still owns the car and now lives in France.
Fire services (FOA, August 22). John Gowing recognised himself at the top of the turntable ladder at Bethel Street, Norwich. The crew member halfway up is Nobby Noble. The turntable operator is Billy Smith, on the left is Vic Ward and on the right Harry Sadler. The other officer is unidentified.
Fire services (FOA, August 22). John Wake emailed about the photo of himself and his younger brother Alan sitting in the East Raynham Fire Engine. He believes the occasion was a vintage car show in which Dick Joice, farmer and TV presenter, was taking part. John still lives locally and Alan lives in south London.
Oulton School (DML, September 9). Mrs E Glister (nee Bannister) of Aldborough wrote about Mrs Marsden, the headmistress until the schools closure, and about growing up in the village before the war. Mrs Marsden was also remembered by Mr AJ Ampleford of Hainford as a strict but fair disciplinarian who had a high success rate with pupils passing the scholarship to grammar school. On cold winter days the schools coal fire gave out intense heat provided you stood within a few yards of it while the rest of the room was bitterly cold.
Mr Boon, Clenchwarton grapes (DML, September 11). Joan Davis wrote to identify her grandfather Charles Boon, a well-known figure in Clenchwarton. The son of a wheelwright and carpenter, Mr Boon was born at the Wheelwrights Arms in the village. A publican and carpenter, regular commissions of his were sign writing and the making and painting of farm wagons.
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