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Spring View School 1962
Photo: Jimmy Edwards
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Item #: 25428
third year Soring View school

Comment by: Albert. on 8th August 2014 at 19:04

Jimmy, If I had to guess where you were on the photograph, I would say, fourth from the left, back row.

Comment by: Jimmy on 9th August 2014 at 00:36

Albert,that is Dave Holland from Repton Ave Spring View.I am first on left middle row next to Tommy Medows.

Comment by: Albert. on 9th August 2014 at 10:45

Hi Jimmy. I can see the Edwards likeness. Smartly turned out. I took papers down Repton Avenue, My first street of delivery, from Tatum's paper shop. Didn't you have a relative who served in the R.A.F.,during the war. He was an air gunner? I know his surname is/was Edwards. My dad knew him well. I met him a couple of times. Have you a relative named Margaret? I'm sure she went to St Mary's school, the same time that I did.

Comment by: jimmy on 9th August 2014 at 11:14

Albert,my Dad,(Miah Edwards) born Ainscow St 1923 served in RAF during Second World War in Burma,will try put some photos on site.not to sure about Margret will ask pur Billy.

Comment by: John Brown on 10th August 2014 at 11:18

Great pictures Jimmy. I had a mate called Kevin Weaver who, I think, went to Spring View school. Can you put any names to the lads in any of these three photos?

Comment by: Jimmy on 10th August 2014 at 12:36

John,go on Spring View School Kevin is on a picture stood on back row near our Keith

Comment by: John Brown on 10th August 2014 at 13:47

Jimmy. . . Back row - second from left?

Comment by: jimmy on 10th August 2014 at 13:53

john,it's the 1964 photo Kev on right back row.

Comment by: John Brown on 10th August 2014 at 16:51

Got him. Thanks a million Jimmy, you're a star. His hair was a darned sight longer when he started work at Eckersleys with me (hee hee). Thanks again.

Comment by: jimmy on 10th August 2014 at 20:02

john,no problem,waiting for more photos to come on, will name who I can.

Comment by: owd viewer on 10th August 2014 at 23:42

Jimmy the photo I put on S.V 64 was your billys last year at school your Keith and myself did another year with moss lane I was mates with themall my school days I lived in the same row as Mrs Penningtons off license do you remember the shop.

Comment by: Albert. on 11th August 2014 at 13:30

Jimmy. Having thought about it. It is highly likely that it was your dad that I referred to, (the airman). it would have been about, 1941/1942. He was probably on leave from. R.A.F. training, before being posted out to the far east. One evening My dad, and I, and the airman, whom I believe to be your dad, we all walked home together, to Spring View, probably from the Regal Cinema, in Lower Ince.

Comment by: Jimmy on 12th August 2014 at 00:43

Owd Viewer,Used to go to Mrs Penningtons on Friday night with our spends when our Dad come home with his wages.

Comment by: jimmy on 12th August 2014 at 00:56

Albert,could be right there,think it was about 1940/1when Dad joined up he was 19/20 years old.Have got photos of Dad in Burma will get them on here.Regal Lower Ince spent loads of Saturday Mornings in there.

Comment by: Albert. on 12th August 2014 at 09:34

Jimmy. They would have conscripted your dad in 1941, when he was eighteen, if as you say he was born in 1923.

Comment by: Bill on 12th August 2014 at 16:04

The lad on the back row left looks like Ken Green.

Comment by: Jimmy. on 13th August 2014 at 00:47

Bill, long time since I've seen him but I think your right.

Comment by: Albert. on 14th August 2014 at 10:41

Jimmy. Relating back to the Regal. They finished building it, just before the outbreak of war, in 1939. It was a great asset to the local community.

Comment by: Les Moore on 22nd January 2015 at 13:21

i can name some of these on the photo.back row,kenny green,fred bennett,?,david holland,?,?,john bannister,middle row,jimmy edwards,tommy meadows,cav cummings,?ken parkinson.?.front row,mullins,?.me les moore,mcolluch,mr bedhard.gordon unsworth.john byrne.alan entwistle,?

Comment by: Jimmy, on 28th January 2015 at 20:59

Lad next to Dave Holland is Jimmy Ellis.Lad between you and Ken Mullins is Jimmy Dermott ,Ken used to leave us all miles behind him when we did Cross Country Running.

Comment by: Les on 28th January 2015 at 22:51

i remember cross countrys.always seemed to be in winter.i think the lads either side of kenny parkinson are albert bretherton and david johnson and front row next to alan entwistle is eric russell.

Comment by: Jimmy on 29th January 2015 at 16:17

Les,right on Dave & Eric is tuther one Joe Derricot ?.

Comment by: Jimmy on 29th January 2015 at 17:28

Les,Albert is on the 1960/1 photo I put on stood behind you & Alan next to Kenny Parkinson .

Comment by: Les on 29th January 2015 at 22:29

Jmmy.it is joe dericott.think he died a few years ago.it is albert on the other photo.think the lad next to john bannister is dennis woodburn.only one i dont recognise is the lad between fred bennett and david holland.

Comment by: Jimmy. on 30th January 2015 at 00:13

Les,look on next photo 1963 Dennis Woodburn is 2nd from right on back row between Jimmy Ellis & Jimmy Dermot.Hilda Kinsley wants to know girl 4th fron left middle row can you help her out.

Comment by: Jimmy. on 30th January 2015 at 10:00

Les, mean1963 photo

Comment by: Les on 30th January 2015 at 15:33

Jimmy.Im sorry but dont recognise the girl.i left in christmas holidays 1961,girls hadnt started at spring view then.ive just turned 68.were do all the years go.ive seen photo on brittania bridge site of class with teddy lowe ,tommy mather and david gee etc.hope someone can give you the girls name on photo.

Comment by: Jimmy. on 30th January 2015 at 18:30

Les,thanks anyway it's for Hilda Kinsly Sid Fentons Sister.Used to live on same row as Little Rock in Lower Ince.

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