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KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Just intending to jog people's fraying memories... This event will be going ahead at Utley on the given date, even if I am the only participant! It would be grand, however, to have company...

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

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Well you know you have at least 2 attending from Oz, and we'll be happy to sit at your table too!

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

It could be the only table, Trevor!

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

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

I'll be there too, Doug, so we should be able to form a quorum!!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 45-50

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Could I make a plea to everyone intending to come to the Reunion on 11 September to let me know, if possible, before 22 August. Inclusion would not be impossible after that date, of course, but I am going to be away on holiday from 22 August to 8 September and would like to be able to give the caterers at KRUFC a reasonable idea of numbers requiring lunch. Ordinarily, this would be done a week before the event but that clearly is not going to be possible. As the bank I use for laundering your cheques is in Cottingham,it would also help facilitate the cash flow if you were to send cheques to me at the following address and not the one shown on the downloadable form:

3, George Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5QU.

I look forward to seeing a good turn-out on the day and welcoming you to what, in my experience, has hitherto been a very enjoyable event.

Many thanks for your help.

Doug

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

Current location (optional) Cottingham, East Yorkshire

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Cooam on! What a near lot y'are! Freightened ter part wi' yer brass til't'day afoor i' case tha pops thi' clogs an' gets nowt for it! Cooam on, let's be touchin! It's noan a virtual reunion we're putten on, it needs real life pounds an' pence!

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

So,Doug,before I send you 10% of my weekly Old Age Pension for one meal(20% if "the enemy" decides to go),let's be knowing how many confirmed "kills" you have. If we can't make a four for 5's and 3's there's no point in me going !!!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55-60

Current location (optional) Harrogate

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Where's your sense of adventure, Alex? Opportunity to become a time-traveller - and free if you use your bus pass - though I do appreciate the great strain it will put on family finances (especially if the 'enemy' shows no appropriate sense of self-sacrifice in the matter. Others haven't so I'm pessimistic on your behalf...).

Today the number stands at 23, which is less than half that who have attended the previous two reunions. We shall go ahead, whatever the final number, but it may well be the event has run its course and we decide to call time on it, the 'membership' having voted in its absence!

I do hope you decide to come (both of you), nevertheless, if for no better reason than nothing deters like the deterred! And your happy smiling face might, just might, be an encouragement to the still undecided.

Best wishes

Doug

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

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Come on lads, me and t'wife are coming all the way from Australia and it's costing us a tad more than t'pension.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Go on then, I'll give it a go. I'll get a postal order off " 'er indoors" for her share. I won't do the pools for a couple of weeks to make up but if my numbers come up I'll be a bit miffed. Call at our house on your way over,Trevor, and you can give us a lift!!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 55-60

Current location (optional) Harrogate

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Doug, Up the number by two, we are off today from Tasmania and my cheque is in the post.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1943-46

Current location (optional) Tasmania

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

I was just on the point of applauding your 'Agincourt moment', Alex (VCs have been awarded for less), when up jumps a jolly Tassie (well, a Keighlian actually, heavily disguised) and outruns us all in the Nobility Stakes - even you, however grudgingly, will have to admit that! Still, if Trevor fails you, maybe Mike will drop by in Haricote, on his way to what a few days ago was wilting as badly as Yorkshire CCC and now threatens to become a 'world-class event'! But ever mindful of your needs, I have arranged a couple of doggie bags for you, just to tide you over till next pay day.

But let's not be too euphoric - a couple of Eastern Rosellas do not a summer make!

Go on, force yourselves lads, dig deep in your pockets, ye nivver knoa what tha' might cum up wi!

Doug

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) '51-'58

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Wonder if someone could volunteer as photographer for the event, and then send me the images to place on the website.

Similarly, if attendees have good articles/cuttings etc perhaps they could bring them along as photocopies and given to an attendee who has a scanner. Then in turn the scans can be sent to me for inclusion here.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Registered attendees to date are: Mr GE Rannard, Mr J Rannard, Mr & Mrs G Rundle, Mr & Mrs B Waterhouse, Mr & Mrs T Pickles, Mr D Seeley, Mr A Seeley, Mr & Mrs J Stables, Mr R Butterfield, Mr A Robinson, Mr & Mrs AJ Simpson, Mr H Bird, Mr & Mrs R Town, Mr D Birtwhistle, Mr T Marston, Mr D Lee, Mr D Newiss, Mr & Mrs A Jackson, Mr & Mrs M Nichols, Mr P Nichols, Mr DN Milner, Mr G Lambert, Mr GH Newton.

Mr WW Nicholson and Mr T Punt have sent their regrets.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

I'll certainly have my camera with me so I'm happy to send some images at the conclusion of our holiday in early October.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

My registration form is in the post - with the cheque.
If the trains are running on time I'll be there in time for the buffet lunch. I should be able to put names to a couple of faces. Looking forward to meeting up with Sutton-in-Craven's most illustrious milkman once again. My, how he could manipulate that trade bike loaded with a crate of Frank Ingham's milk! He could whistle too, could Derek! And it'll be a change to see David Seeley in a venue other than the pub at Goose Eye. Will the panoramic School photographs be on display?

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

Current location (optional) Norfolk UK

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

In addition to Denis, above, one more name to add to the list: Mr J. Normington.

I shall be incommunicado from 24 August until 7 September, but don't let that stop you posting cheques to me... though obviously they won't be banked until after 7 September.

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Hi Denis; Just got back from 'The Turkey' at Goose Eye and noted your enquiry regarding 'School Photographs'. I do have a 1946 Panora hanging in the hall which I shall bring with me(memory permitting); I also have 6 smaller Panoras(18"long),same year, FREE, if anyone would like one. See you there on the day. David

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945-1950

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

David,
Do you think they'll let you on the bus to Utley carrying the 1946 framed panorama? They should do. After all they let us on in mucky rugby kit didn't they? Try and bring it anyway. I have a 1950 version [unframed] which I'll bring along together with a 1951 KGGS panoramic which might be of interest - we could try to sort out who married who etc.. Are you going to be able to persuade any of your 5B pals to come along too? Gordon Wareing, Joe Galvin, 'Whaley' Moore, Saddington, Mick Green, Dobbin, Pugh and Barney McGrew?

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

Current location (optional) Norfolk UK

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Numbers have shaped up nicely whilst I've been away in Greece. Now over 50 participants. Latest (and apologies to any inadvertently omitted) are: T Greenway; Robert and June Bracken; FK and Mrs Whalley; Roy Feather; JN Smith; CH Hodgson; Keith Hebden; Bob Hilery; Ian Ramsden; Mr & Mrs W. Clark; David Milner; George Lambert; GH Newton; Mr PH Nichols and Denis Pickles.

Apologies from WW Nicholson and Richard Grainger.

Best wishes from Bruce Grime (near Sydney, Australia)

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Doug, just a short note to wish you a great time on Friday. As you know I am in Keighley once week but always midweek. Good luck with the event.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 48-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

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