We had hoped for information from more enlightened people on an intriguing subject of international significance. So what the hell was he up to then, one toot for a solid forward defensive stroke, two for a good catch, three for clean bowled, 4 for hitting a 4,5 for a maiden over, 6 for a 6? The traffic is appalling and I'd hate to have to park in the area with the parking charges there are no charges in the Dumfries and Galloway county.
I shall contact the school once more and ask if they have any information. It's all like the OG's, really: Pinner, Centre of the Universe. Through the golf course runs the line of the Devonport Leat. That's the way it goes Brian; last year was an interesting one for me when I became a member of the Papworth Zipper Club.
Played in the Sunday foot hockey league, the inline roller skates weren't around then. We were able to see the post holes which would have supported the roof of a building, believed from the carbon dating to originate from around 1500BC. Our past was a different country, they did things... Has anyone seen them or know of their current whereabouts? Like, it seems, Peter Ward, I'm a complete duffer concerning cars so I certainly wouldn't know a Ford Sedan from a Consul convertible, I was relying on Peter's prior identification of the mysterious hooting car of Kenton Road.
Tavistock Canal Our 2008 programme kicked off with Brian Woods and his unique interactive walk along the 4. So you are still with us. Bill was a serious radio ham and the house bristled with aerials. My generation, which named him Huby, grew up steeped in the Just William books. They were leather but usually so worn that they offered no support; you used to see folk crippling around the edge of the Pool on the sides of their feet. There were 10 decoy sites around Plymouth , though Clearbrook was the only decoy airfield.
Many thanks again to Gerry for his insightful talk, delivered without the help of visual aids. After getting off the 18 bus from Harrow I could never pass those windows without stopping to see what I couldn't afford. The textiles could have been part of clothing or a shroud used to bind the body.
I think I must have been a very innocent young lad when I first went to HCS it was only 1948 after all. Certainly not in my time as First XI skipper 1962 and 63. Confuses younger members of my family no end.
Nigel Overton started off by explaining how a small group of volunteers from the Old Plymouth Society had set out in late 2012 to revisit the 1500 known sites containing boundary stones of all descriptions and to record them on a new internet database. This excellent walk finished off back at the hostel where we were treated to a very welcome cream tea. Many thanks to Alan and Jean for an excellent talk. Higher Dittisham 22 members and friends enjoyed the sunshine on their visit to this restored Dartmoor longhouse, near Walkhampton. Brian's wintry walk in the comfort of the Meavy Hall was a good way to start the year. Ultimately I was released to industry working as a draftsman for the De Havilland Co.
He recalled moving houses on numerous occasions including a spell at Huccaby House, the previous home of a certain Robert Burnard. Turnpike roads replaced the old tracks across the moor opening it up to heavier transport. I hope to see you all there......................... But understand all was hushed up when one of the deputy scout leaders was caught on camera cross-dressing. Nigel Overton started off by explaining how a small group of volunteers from the Old Plymouth Society had set out in late 2012 to revisit the 1500 known sites containing boundary stones of all descriptions and to record them on a new internet database.
- Three years later in 1884, a 10 feet high replica of the Tavistock statue was erected on Plymouth Hoe with reportedly around 70,000 people present for the unveiling by the then Lady Drake, complete with brass bands, guards of honour and a 21 gun salute - Jean again reading from the local paper of the time. His blade went right through the foot of a lad wearing sandals. There is actually a Little Tor which Eric Hemery described as an happy afterthought of nature, to relieve the bareness of the long featureless ridge. Peter, I was a number 3 or 4 bat and a right-arm bowler, even - an albeit reluctant - captain of the junior teams!
- It will need to be picked up from the North Harrow area. The plane had not been re-fuelled so simply ran out. Stalin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
My memory isn't too clear but in one case two family members died when a plane went down in the channel and in another case family member s were casualties on the Andre Doria. Another son swam ashore. I recall that school trip to the Lord's Test, which actually was in '61 and which Bernie Marchant was at, as well as Gethin Bernie distanced himself from the 'hoi polloi', apparently making straight for the Free Seats behind the bowler's arm - no surprise there, he wasn't one for too much informality, just a few minutes in the dressing room after umpiring a Saturday afternoon match seemed more than enough for him - not that I blame him, he did his best. His female counterpart was seen parading around the field in boy scout uniform and beret swigging a bottle of gin and singing Roll Me Over in the Clover. Well done the last two posters for appearing over the parapet. Brister and Duke were well rspected mathematicians and wrote text books together.
Curiously, there is a major family mansion, near Amersham, Bucks, as I remember. We shall never know. I lost touch with a group of ex Harrow County guys around 2004. Alan also showed many of the artifacts and relics of the Drakes including jewellery, coconut cups, flags, coats of arms and the famous drum. It is hoped that a permanent exhibition may be set up at Postbridge in the near future. He had a good heart but some strange ways - as did most of the staff!
All that is needed is for Lotte Hotter to recognise that the joke if there ever was one is over! A group of us were stopped in the street near the school by Dr Simpson as we were not wearing our school caps. So, the long-mummified Mystery of Tootincarman arises from the ashes of HCS history, excavated from the memories of yesteryear... Another son swam ashore. Another time, probably in 1946, my soccer-loving dad who played for the Old Gayts until the war announced with delight that he'd got two tickets for The International.