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1959

Photo from Jim Hardy, via Foxy.


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Westridge School - End of term class photos

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My wife Doreen has a few suggested names, #5 Raymond Barret, #11 Jimmy Neal, #16 Brian Redpath, #17 Raymond Mack, #19 Chris Watson, #23 Ann Thompson, #25 Ann Nichol, #27 Mr Bebbington, #28 Margaret Slator, #30 Joan ? #31 Ann Brown.

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Cheers Vic & Doreen - photo updated. No 30 is the late Joan Hartill.

Foxy - would you say thank you to Jim from Joan Hartill's sister, Sylvia, who now has a copy of the photo. 

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Foxy - Bygone Bedlington - comment from No 22 - David Walker -'Is it possible to purchase a copy of this photo please it's the only school photo I have ever seen'.

Sent him two, 1 with the names on.  

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Good on you Eggy,

                             aye thats him number 22.....I don't think he's a member on here but his cousin who he hasn't met for more than 55 years is our  friend in  Australia  Brian Cross.  Brian will probably see this pic on his next session on here.

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Heh heh!...Nice ti see Davy in this pic!!

My Best Man at my Wedding 50 years gone, last week!

Foxy,if you see Jim Hardy again,pass my regards on to him,he  knew me from 5 years old at the infants school![re:infant school class 2 in this gallery]

Tell him Billy Allison's  asking after him!

Eggy...more names!

No 4 John Moore [Ginger!]?

No 5 definately Norman Taylor [deceased at an early age R.I.P. Norman]

No 6 Jim Bradley ?

No 8 Gordon Parmley - definately![nicknamed "Twiggy",older Brother Brian was "Branchy"-a big strong lad likeable but nobody would tassle with him!!]

No 12 Tommy Tyler ?

A bit of doubt in my mind where question marks appear!

Vic,wheors wor Doreen?..and Ronnie Leyland....and Brian Richmond,and a lot of others from wor Whitley class?....ask the boss if she knaas if they aal  left skyeuul at Easter ,in 1959,cos aa left in the start of the Summer holidays,aa was 15 yrs aad in July 1959

Nos 15 and 26 are bugging me..on thi tip of me tongue.....!

Canny Lass...best way ti stop Mr Bebbington's math's lesson was ti suddenly ask him ti wiggle his ears.....and it was domino!!

Quote.."You know,it takes a lot of practice and a certain amount of skill to do this..."...[as he put down his chalk and started the half-hour long demonstration....while we were in fits of laughter!!]

My older Sisters and Brother educated me on this topic long before I went into his class!!

Great seeing these old pics...wonder if Jim Hardy has any more!..

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15 hours ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:

 

Eggy...more names!

 

Names updated on the photo HPW and I have posted the updated photo back on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group site and 'tagged' Jim Hardy. I will see if he replies and see if there are any more updates before I upload here. 

There was also a comment on the Facebook site from a David Walker, and it was him that identified himself, No 22, in the photo. So I 'tagged' him as well using your ear wiggling story to see if he reacts to that.   

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Hi Eggy!Thanks for doing that!

Wor lass came inti thi kitchen where me laptop is,and saw Davy Walker before aa sed owt...he's nivvor changed from the infants school...and still a great lad,even though it's a few years between seeing him!

Jim Hardy and me were gud friends aal thi way through school,and even did wor pit training together at Seaton Burn pit in 1959,straight after leaving school at 15 yrs old.

Some of the other pupils are still bugging me!..ye knaa wat it's like when ye knaa sumbody,and just canna get tha nyems!!

Cheers,Eggy,ya still daeing a grand job for aal of us on this site!

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HPW, Dot says she wasn't in that class as they are a year older! but if you can pan the camera around to the cemetery you just might see a smoke signals, that would be her....

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Vic,aa sat next ti Alan Wilkinson,in the same twin desk,[as they were then],aal me school life till a went inti the Upper Remove at Westridge in aroond late-ish 1957/58-ish.[canna mind exact date]

Doreen sat in the same class as me at the Whitley,ask her if she can remember the times when aad Mouldy-cheese med me sit amang the lasses[directly behind Doreen,for taakin ti Alan in class..[a humiliation exercise on Mouldy's part....unsuccessful seeing as Doreen and a lot of the lasses were me friends and neighbours!!]...

Ask Doreen if she can remember passing a full pack of playing cards to me,in two's and three'ses,[till I had the whole pack],every time Mouldy turned her back to the class!

We were aboot 10 or 11 yrs aad,and she knew we were hard up and we never got pocket money or sweets or toys throughout the year like some of the others did.

[Cue violins.....!!].....Point is,Doreen says she was a year older than this class,but I can count at least sixteen of our Whitley school classmates who went from class to class all the way through.......mind aam not sure if classes were formed from your date of birth,and you could find pupils leaving at different terms in the same year? does that mek sense or aam a taakin stupid....?

Aal a knaa is we were aal the same age give or take a month or two,and a dinna want wor Doreen ti think aam being disrespectful,just trying ti jog her memory,which is one of the great things aboot this site!!

Me like heap big pow-wow any time...noo wheors me tab-leeta and me blanket!!.....[methinks ye are risking a bashing...!!]

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Eggy,would a be in order if a was ti put a list up of every single pupil who sat in my class aal the way through the Whitley and Westridge,even though odd ones either moved away or changed schools at some point?

It might help to jog memories in order to help in identifying subjects on the pics..[mind thas a canny few on the list!!]

Apologies ti Norman,cos a just canna place him at aal,even though we are P.M.'ing at present.

Noo aal them on me list are 100% definite cos a cudn't mek them up if they weren't in me class!!

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9 hours ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:

Eggy,would a be in order if a was ti put a list up of every single pupil who sat in my class aal the way through the Whitley and Westridge,even though odd ones either moved away or changed schools at some point?

It might help to jog memories in order to help in identifying subjects on the pics..[mind thas a canny few on the list!!]

Apologies ti Norman,cos a just canna place him at aal,even though we are P.M.'ing at present.

Noo aal them on me list are 100% definite cos a cudn't mek them up if they weren't in me class!!

Can't do any harm HPW.

I think it you created a couple of topics in History Hollow or Chat Central, say one for each school, then I could 'copy & paste' each separate class list of names into a photo/image/jpg file and add them as individual entries in the Whitley Memorial & Westridge Albums. That way any member could then comment and/or update each Album entry and we shouldn't get the class names mixed up.

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