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    In the early twilight of my Seventies, I remember attending Stevens Road - Becontree Secondary Modern School Chadwell Heath from about 1955 to 1959. Mr Pask was Headmaster, I remember School Assembly with Hymns and Prayers. Flogging with Canes, bats and “T” Squares, though I rarely was the subject myself. There I gained my love for History, and Politics with a kind disposition to the Christian life. There I learned how to avoid bullies, running faster than anyone else. Gained respect for strict discipline and law and order while others chose another path. We lived on Litchfield Road and moved away when I was 14 to Timperley, Cheshire. I self educated and late in life received a Doctorate in Theology. In my retirement ?have helped to build Orphanages in S.E. Asia. I have been exceptionally blessed with a life “well lived.”

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    Saint Anne’s R.C. Shcool
    I went saint Anne’s R.C school in the 50s my name is Ken Mcgrath Age 74...anyone out there??

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    I was born in nunhead in 1939,lived in barest road,nunhead,i survived the bombing years,was avacuated for a while,then returned to hide in the Anderson shelter in our back garden,went to holidale road school,then on to Peckham rye secondry,i knew everyone in our street,and along nunhead lane,there was mrs cheese the paper shop,charley morgons the second hand cloathing shop,toms café,the pet shop,the bombsite next to the doctors,drapers the cloaths shop,kimbles the kemist,ayres the bakers,the wet fish shop,wilcoxes the greengrocers,cutlers the sweetshop,the bookies,the oil shop,and the 3 pubs pryo,nuns head,man of kent,the salvation army,i could go on all day,so many wonderfull memories,all changed now,its all lost, never be the same again ever,

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    I lived at number 38 , West Ham approx from 1949 to 1956/7 don't know if they still there, I remember the joys and the cannings , I went to Gainsborough infants then Pretoria road school, my friend lived near the memorial fields we both moved to Dagenham after that

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    I remember Didsbury well. I was a young Telephonist who transferred from the big Telephone Exchange in Chapel Street Salford to Didsbury to get Manual experience. I have such memories of how busy we were. In those days you could not call your next door neighbour the operator had to put you through. Of course we got to know a lot of the customers and knew that Mrs Smith went for morning tea at Mrs Jones every Tuesday and if there was a call for her we would often transfer it through to where she was. I also learnt to work a switchboard that I have only ever met one other person who worked one. people that could dial numbers would dial their DID 1234 but what the never knew was an operator was in between plugging in the call and giving them the ring tone or busy signal. What great days they were, Saturday afternoon was a highlight of the week as we all used to put in our order for sweets from the shop that was located close by and shared them around. what an assortment we ended up with. Another memory is of the Granada television studios and being given complementary tickets to watch the recording of Candid Camera...What lovely care free days they were. I left Manchester in 1964 and came to Australia in 1977 but my memories are as clear as yesterday.

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    My Alsager 1960s memories There was never a housing estate in those days so everyone was able to walk to school across the open fields. There was also a farm situated near the junction of Sandbach Road North and Lodge Road

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