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The Fourteen Club - 1958

Photo from Allana Smith, posted on the Bedlington Remembered Facebook site.

The year and info from Christine Sutcliffe - No 9 in the photo.

Comment from Christine, via Allana was :- Hi there the photo is of the school prefects known as the fourteen club and if you look at the blazers there is a small badge .It was took in 1958 my mother said.

 


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The response I got from one member on the Bedlington Remembered site when I posted the photo with 'UPPER REMOVE........' on was :- 'This was not upper remove as there are 4 different years on the photo! 1 Yvonne Brown, 2 Ann Oakley, 3 George Brewis 9 Christine Sutcliffe 11 George Mitcheson 12 ????Patterson (head girl 1959) 17 Linda Matthews'

 

When I asked about the 'REMOVE' system the reply I got was :- 'Alan,I have already explained the system on other sites that you are involved with, I am not going to do it again.' So that was me told.

When Allana came back with the year 1958 the reply from the member was :'and your mother was spot on, the penny has finally dropped. It was navy blue with the letters in gold. I still have that badge and hated it. Me and your mother were in the same class from infants at Nethertons, Nedderton junior, Guide Post (what a hell hole that was! I hated the place) then Westridge then we left school, never saw her again after that as I moved a foreign place called Newbiggin. Your mam lived up Clifton Row and I lived in Plessey Street. Sheesh, that is 55 years ago!'

So from the above replies you will note that the informant is Allo Allo's Michelle Dubois! 

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...Er.....summik escapes me here...aam aa glaaky?.....or just ignorant?![Dictionary terminology for the last one mind!].....

But I count 17 Prefects......where did the "Fourteen Club" come from?!

This pic must have been taken....at the very earliest.....in the new term of September in 1959-I left school at the start of the 1959 Summer Holidays,and Bobby Cross,Len Thompson,Eddie Hedley,Ian Cambell,Micky Lucas,and Trevor Hale were all in my class till the day I left,and none of them were Prefects,and the Fourteen Club didn''t exist!

Carol Patterson was Head Girl,and a lovely lass at that,and Davy Lees was Head Boy,and a very well liked lad also.

Trevor Hale wasn't exactly known for smiling,more like self-appreciating![trying desperately to be diplomatic and not sound sour here!]

He was a very broad-shouldered lad ,not so tall,and the greatest runner the school had!.. a human greyhound!!

He represented Northumberland in the County Schools competition,and was like Mo Farrow....nobody stood a chance against him,that I witnessed anyway!

To me,I would have put No 15 as Davy Lees,cos that's how I remember him.

Davy was a tall lad,and you can see  that he towers over everyone in his row,second only to Micky Lucas,who was the tallest lad in the school,at the time,[one of my most sincere mates,along with Len Thompson,and Eddie Hedley].

Whey that's hoo aa see things,if me brain is starting to gaan,a apologise ,and will forivvor haad me gob!!

Nae apologies for negative comments aboot Trev Hale...if a told me full story aboot Trev,Ian Cambell,Jimmy Scott,and little Billy Broon,[herinafter referred to as "The Gang" !],it would spoil the tone of this excellent discussion and   nostalgic forum,which a just luv ti be a part of!!.....so.......Zip up Zippy!!

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20 hours ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:

But I count 17 Prefects......where did the "Fourteen Club" come from

Think it was pre-Brexit Wilma! :D

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