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For All Ex-Pats!
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Tears for South Bank
This Is Your Life
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1. Time Your Holidays
|I made sure we were back from America for the reunion
The reunion is held every year on the first Tuesday of October at The Normanby Hotel, Normanby. Next year it will be on the 3rd.
I mention this because a couple of people said they had wanted to attend but had booked their holidays and would be away.
Well, they can't have any excuse for Tuesday 3rd of October 2006!
About the picture above...
My second daughter Julie lives in Maryland near Washington DC and we had a great time there on holiday. There are plenty of places in the malls where they are eager to picture you with the President which just goes to prove he is useful for one thing and, of course, the newspapers like us visiting dignitaries!!
2. Make a note...
On the night Alan Purvis and John Chard were there
There weren't as many there as on previous years but it was still a good turn out and an enjoyable occasion.
We've just got to ensure that more attend next time so make a note!
Incidentally, after costs, there was a surplus of £100 which was donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Marlene received a nice letter of thanks from Pippa Holt, the Financial Controller who explained that the charity receives no government support and relies solely on donations such as ours to support their two helicopters based in Durham Tees Airport and in Cumbria.
3. Alan and Mary Jones
|Alan and his wife Mary look forward to seeing old friends |
4. Pam and Keith
|Pam Gatenby holds on to beau Keith Brudenell
5. Dave and Elaine
|Pam's daughter Elaine pictured with hubby Dave Welsh |
6. Keith and Geoff
|Keith Brudenell and Geoff Blakeman are first-timers
Keith was one of the first lad's I knew when I came to South Bank in February 1946 and I worked with Geoff at Cargo Fleet. Good to see them there.
7. Eddie and Barbara
|Eddie Sands chats to Barbara Kent |
8. Ged and Jess
|Ged Fleming with his girl friend Jess |
9. Ken and Ivy
|Kenny Rowden and his wife Ivy |
10. Ken and Ivy with Ged
|Ged Murray chats to Kenny and Ivy |
11. Where's Ray?
|Kevin Dales is another first-timer but where was Ray?
I had heard that Ray intended to attend but I guess he couldn't make it. We had better book him early for next year. Make a note of this gig, Ray!
12. Valerie and Elizabeth
|Valerie Longstaff and her friend Elizabeth Penketh |
13. Mack and Jack
|Brian McTurk with his wife Betty and Jack Sowerby
Both born in Jackson Street, Jack's earliest memory is of Brian riding his little three-wheeler trike along the pavement!
14. Marjorie, Joan and Marion
|Marjorie Mickoleit, Joan Durnall and Marion Robbins |
15. Marlene and Gang
|Marlene holds court
l-r: Marlene Dales, Olive Barrows, ?, Lillian and Flossie Dales, and Mary Jones.
16. "Excuse me!"
|Maureen Sharples (nee Dodds) in full flow (Gotcha!)|
17. The Golden Girls
|Pam, Maureen and Jean
That is... Pam Gatenby (Megason/Murtha), Maureen Dodds (Sharples), Jean Kent (Evison
18. More Golden Girls
|Pam, Maureen and Jean with Pat and Mary
Pam Gatenby, Maureen Dodds, Jean Kent with Pat Murtha and Mary Ward(?) from Grangetown. In the background can be seen Marion Nixon.
19. Pat was there
|Pat McGovern enjoys a joke |
20. Pat McGovern
|Pat dropped in and was chatting to Tess Dales|
21. Pauline, Barbara and Jean
|Pauline Addison, Barbara Kent and Jean Chard
All Central "Old Girls"!
25. And Ricky makes Three
|Ricky Wilkinson joins the girls|
27. Old mates chat
|Alan Jones, Bob Chapman and John Truscott chew the fat|
29. Robbie Iceton
|Robbie and his wife
Robbie had sone photos for me to scan but I was having Computer trouble and now I've lost his phone number. Get in touch Robbie.
30. Sheila and Tom
|Sheila Ryan and hubby Tom Crouchley
They missed last year when they were on holiday and we missed them!
|My cousins Shirley and Iris Carter|
32. Eston Grammar Rep
|Pat Sutton with hubby Tony Marriott and Marion Nixon
Pat lived in Cromwell Road, went to school there and moved on to Eston Grammar who had their own reunion the week before which Pat said was brilliant. Eddie Sands recognised Pat and came over to have a word.
33. The Lads
|Don Mutor, Ray Ward, Alan Palmer and Richie Sharples|
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