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Boys Night Out

Shaun Pye, John Ackroyd, Mike Boothroyd, myself and one or two others are planning to meet for a drink or two and meal(optional) at the Old Silent Inn, Stanbury, on Tues 7th June at 7 pm. We have been doing this on a regular basis every few months. Would anyone else like to join us? We would be particularly pleased to see others from our own school years, say those leaving in about 1963-67 period.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

Re: Boys Night Out

Isn't that what's known as a "back-handed" invitation, Brian?

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Why don't you make it at a more-accessible location instead of somewhere in the back of beyond?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959 - 1066

Current location (optional) Embsay

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Dave, Shaun and I travel from Leeds (where I work Tues/Wed/Thur) thats a bit further than you would have to come ! . Actually Stanbury is particularly convenient for John. We did think about Goose Eye for this one but decided to stick with the Old Silent where we have been going for a few years now. We can consider somewhere else for the the next one if the location. Any suggestions ?

Doug, we are not intending to exclude anyone, sorry if it read that way.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Is this the Provisional Wing of the Reunion Party.
Or are they Reunion Dissidents?
Do they have a political wing?
Can they negotiate a coalition gathering or a Keighlians Friday agreement for 2011?
Can Doug do a Senator George Mitchell?
Will he be able to reunite old Mechanics with neo Oakbank? I think so!
Will it prove harder than getting Hamas and Fatah into the same group photo?
Watch this space on September 2nd 2011.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

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I am at a loss to understand that last post !

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Jonathan Swift must be working up the RPM's.

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Brian, I'll explain on 7th June - or maybe Terry will if he can come.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

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It might be Brian but Ackers can make it into Keighley far easier. The Turkey in Goose Eye is almost as remote. Why not 'The Boltmakers' in Keighley?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959 -1966

Current location (optional) Embsay

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Just a reminder if anyone can join us on Tuesday.

David, we will try to have next one somewhere more accesible for you, maybe in September. Would Brian Shuttleworth come ?

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How about the Keighley R U F C club on Friday September 2nd?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

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Sorry Terry, I am never in Yorkshire on Friday nights !

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It's a lunch time do, Brian.Tha could be back on't Wirral i'time for thi tea.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

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I go back from Yorks to Wirral on Thursday neet, and work 'home office' on Friday.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

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We are planning another at The Lord Rodney for Tuesday 27th Sept. 7pm Dave B , can you make that one ?? Or anyone else ?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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That's a pity. I'm never in Keighley on a Tuesday.

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Half day closing - if my recollection serves.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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Thanks Brian I will do my best to at the Rodney on the 27th.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959-64

Current location (optional) Keighley

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Thats good David. We will aim for 7 pm

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Just to confirm we have a quorum of 5-6 to meet at the Lord Rodney 7pm on Tuesday if anyone wishes to join us.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Hi Moatie,

I hope last night's KBGS bash at the Rodney went well. I was with you in spirit and hope soon to be with you in person after I retire next year and move back to Yorkshire. So ... keep us posted as to 'where and when'. Cheers, Geoff

Current location (optional) London

Re: Boys Night Out

Any pictures for the site?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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Hi Geoff,
Thanks, it went slightly wrong, when for one evening only, the Lord Rodney were unable to provide food ! But we went along North Street to 'Villa Fiore' Italian instead. We had another member of the clergy with us, Rev Brian Goodall who is a Baptist Minister in Dewsbury (he was always in my form at KBGS) - some may rememeber him.
I also retire at end March, so I will then not be working in Yorks three days a week as I do at present, but we will try to find a way of having a 'boys night out' form time to time.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-1964

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Sorry Terry we took no pics.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-1964

Current location (optional) Wirral

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I'm afraid that my days of being a member of the clergy are long past though I still retain the title. These days I try to run a university and pretend I'm an academic! Full marks for forward planning at the annual lads' bash! But at least you didn't go hungry! Cheers. Geoff

Current location (optional) London

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A few of us KBGS are meeting again at the Lord Rodney at 7pm on Tuesday 28th Feb for a drink and a bite to eat. So far beside myself we have Shaun Pye, Kevin Howley, Brian Goodall, Mike Boothroyd, David Boddy. Anyone else would like to join us ?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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I'll try and get there myself, Brian, all being well.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945-50

Current location (optional) Keighley

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As I aim to be in the UK in June I might join you now that David has indicated he will probably be there .Do overseas visitors qualify. By the way where exactly is the Lord Rodney ?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 43-46

Current location (optional) Tasmania

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Without doing the research, Mike, I think it was in the Lord Rodney (Church Green) where the Rev Miles Gale met with other benefactors and decided to fund a grammar school. Drake and Tonson got in there somewhere.

Keighley kids never looked back again. No Keighley kids did owt much afore then, to my limited knowledge - but see what's happened since!!

As a FP, Mike, you will be as welcome as the flowers in May - especially in the cradle of the old school.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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I must have had a seniors moment, read the first entry of this topic and noted the date in June and then moved on a year and said I would be there . Sorry to have misled you and hope the evening goes well next week.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 43-46

Current location (optional) Tasmania

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Well nine (3 Brians, 3 Davids, Shaun, Mike and Kevin) of us made it last night at the Rodney, and what a good time we had. Good food , good drink and good company. Thanks to all of you who came.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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Should this not read "to" The Rodney?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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If it really is 'at', Terry, and not 'to', then clearly the 'Rodney' is the place to go in Keighley (years back it was the 'Black Horse', I seem to remember). Where was/is the 'Black Horse', by the way?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Cottingham, East Yorkshire

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Open to correction - but I seem to recall it was on the left going up Low Street, near the top opposite the Woolies.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

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Well, that's vaguely where my mind had it. It figures as a minor 'character' in the novel I'm currently working on - though I was never in it, I hasten to add, just knew about its reputation - the 'Black Horse Fairies' - which didn't mean then what it would very likely mean today!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1951-58

Current location (optional) Cottingham, East Yorkshire

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Yes, The Black Horse did indeed stand at the corner of Market Street and Low Street and the building itself still stands, occupied at present, by an 'Ethel Austin' cheap(ish) clothing emporium. If my memory serves me right, the pub was stuggling, financially some 20(plus) years ago and closed following a mysterious a fire, and remained unoccupied for some time. I looked at the building this morning and noted all the ground floor windows on Market St have all been bricked up and interestingly, the portiico that covered the main entrance to the old pub on Low St. still remains above a large plate glass window courtesy of Ethel Austin. I'm pretty sure that Ethel was not(repeat 'not'),one of the previously mentioned 'fairies', who notoriously frequented the Black Horse in years past.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945-50

Current location (optional) Keighley