Old South Bank
The 21st Century
Victoria Street School
Cromwell Road School
Princess Street School
St. Peter's RC Schools
The Boys Clubs
Ex - Pats Index
Maps & Aerial Pix
The Pubs and Clubs
Smiths Dock & Gala Days
More Slaggy Tales
Some Slaggy Islanders
Pub and Club Activities
Reunion 2002 Pics
More Slaggy Islanders
Smith Family Album
Yet More Slaggies
Reunion 2003 Pics
South Bank Football
South Bank Tomorrow
For All Ex-Pats!
Reunion 2004 pics
Reunion 2005 Pics
Rix Pix 2005
Tears for South Bank
This Is Your Life
Reunion 2006 pics
Reunion 2007 pix
Contact Information for South Bank Nostalgic Society
Links for South Bank Nostalgia Society
1. Reunion 2002
|Start of a great night at The Normanby
The reunion was organised by Marlene (Tranter) Dales and Pam (Gatenby) Murtha who were assisted at the door by Barbara Wilson. Unfortunately Barbara kept talking while I took the photo and she'll go mad when she sees this!
There was a payment at the door to cover costs of room and disco and they decided to buy a bench seat for the cemetery with the surplus and any remaining will go to charity.
There was a good turn out although quite a number who said they would be there failed to turn up which was a pity because it was a really good night. I was most disapointed by Kenny Wicks who was in the bar downstairs but couldn't make the journey up the stairs.
I took photos of those who made it and thought I'd got everyone but now know Some escaped the lens!
Where I've missed a name please email me to put it right! Thanks!
2. The M Squad
|Maureen (Dodds), Marion (Nixon) and Maureen (McMillan)
There's always plenty to talk about.
3. Talking is thirsty work
Heading the queue are Marian (Cox) Kirsop and Doreen Penketh while Richie Sharples is half hidden behind two others, followed by Noah Massey, Tommy Searle and Don Muter.
4. Minus Sylvia Brown
|Sylvia Brown's company - but she was talking elsewhere! |
5. There she is!
|Sylvia Brown catches up on the gossip |
6. "Little Carmen"
|Carmen McKenna, Peter Harrington and Carmen's daughter.
Carmen McKenna's family had the shop on Napier Street called "The Shamrock" and she said she was always known as "Little Carmen". Peter is her cousin and his family had a shop in Lower Milbank Street.
8. Alan, Bob and John
|Alan Jones, John "Bob" Chapman and John Chard. |
9. Jean Kent and Friends
|Jean flanked by two friends
As far as names go, I offer the same excuse as with the last pic!
10. Doreen and Jimmy
|Jimmy Collins gives Doreen Penketh a protective arm!|
11. Three of the girls!
|l-r: Joyce Barnett (nee Duncan), Joan Lodge and Una Forsyth.
Una sent in the names and said "Everyone knew me. I was a right gobshite!" Surely not!!
Una also told me a tale of the playground when she started to climb up to the roof of the Central, using the grooves at the corners of the building, in order to retrieve a tennis ball. Halfway up, the first whistle blew and everyone stood still. Una froze, hoping the teacher would not look up. The second whistle went for everyone to file back into the school after which Una quickly descended and rushed back to her class - and got the stick for being late!
Keep the stories coming in, Folks!
12. Jimmy and Robbie
|Jimmy Collins greets Robbie Iceton. |
13. Judith and Barbara
|Judith Newton and Barbara Kent |
14. Kenny and Ivy Rowden
|Kenny (Dent) Rowden and his wife Ivy enjoyed the evening. |
15. Barbara, Mary, and Jean
|Barbara Kent, Mary Jones and Jean Chard |
16. Marian and Doreen
|Marian (Cox) Kirsop and Doreen Penketh |
17. Mother and Daughter
|Elaine (Meggison) with her mother Pam (Gatenby) Murtha |
18. One with the Neal's
|Colin Wigglesworth with Kevin and Rodney Neal |
19. Noah Massey
|Nice to see Noah and his Missus. |
20. Not Everyone Is Smiling!
|The Glums? Of course it could have been the camera... |
21. Jean Cropper and Friends
|Jean with her friends |
22. Norman and Tommy
|Norman Loughborough chats to Tommy Holvanhill |
23. No Names...
|Like I said... no names! |
24. A Barrowload of Tranters
|Olive Barrows with Lillian and Flossie Tranter|
25. With the Plucks
|John and Dan Pluck with friends
No doubt names will be forthcoming...
L-R: Peter Hargreaves and his wife Val (Wilson), John, Dan, Ged Murray (Barbara Wilson's boyfriend).
26. Detail from last pic!
|The brothers Pluck. |
27. Richie and Don
|Richie Sharples and Don Boyes |
28. Tommy and the Adams's
|Tommy Searle with Jimmy Adams and Spouse
Jimmy left the Central in 1946 which made him the oldest male ex at the do - although he didn't look it!
29. Sheila and Tom
|Sheila (Ryan) and hubby Tom Crouchley |
30. The Lads!
|Allan Thompson, Derek Tye and Jack Sowerby |
31. Derek and Don Muter
|Derek Tye with Don Muter |
32. The Walker Brothers
|Howard and Brian Walker
Ex 97 South Terrace, Brian went to Cromwell Road School, the Central and then passed the 13+ to go to Eston Tech, Branch End (which later became the Boys Club). Brian now lives in Canada but has worked all over the world.
Howard, being much younger, was only at Cromwell Road for a year before the family moved to Redcar. He always had a love of trains and now buys and sells model trains, attending fairs all over the country.
While they both enjoyed the get-together, Brian only remembered a few people and no one remembered Howard! Except me!!
33. Ray and Alan
|Ray Ward and Alan Palmer enjoy reminiscing |
34. The Winton Brothers
|Alan and Gordon Winton enjoyed every minute |
35. Jack Gets Physical
|Jack Sowerby and Derek Tye among the women
L-R: Maureen (Dodds) Sharples, Derek, Marion (Nixon) Fawcett, Jack, Marian (Cox) Kirsop, and Doreen Penketh.
36. Hot Gossip
|Carry on talking - on the dance floor. |