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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

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Many thanks, Brian. Maybe we can get together another 'mini' before too long?

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Just to say thanks to all concerned with organising and preparing the REUNION.

Meeting former school friends for the first time in 55 years was very illuminating.
The " I wouldn't have recognised you, but for your badge !" comment was heard frequently, but the aftermath and camaraderie following these comments was heartwarming and the next reunion was being discussed as the party broke up at 4.30pm.

My meeting with Eastwood Junior schoolteacher, author and rugby commentator Mr Henry Bird and Mr G.E.Rannard (History teacher and cricket aficionado) certainly swept back the years and brought back pleasant memories of early schooldays.
Meeting students from the same era at KBGS brought instant recollection of sports activities/prowess shown during the early 50s. Discussions involving names of colleagues some still with us but, alas, some who have passed, was supplemented by an exquisite buffet leaving everyone cherishing the arrangement of the next REUNION

MANY THANKS !! from Cannon.

I feel sure Arthur S will commit it to poetry !!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1950/1955

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Experiences shared and sentiments endorsed. Hear! Hear!

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

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

A wonderful afternoon, and I can only repeat the positive comments above.
Unfortunately, I don't currently have access to the software I need to process and send the RAW files of the group photograph but I will tend to this immediately I return to Oz.
Many thanks again to Doug and others who were involved in the organisation - a great job well done!

trevor

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Sounds like a good show all round. Well done to those who organised it. We head off to Italy this week and then I hope to be in Keighley for a few days early October when we will be having a reunion of Cross Roads lads who won the West Bradford Junior Cricket League Championship in 1952 when we were all 15-16 year olds. Sadly, 4 of the lads are no longer with us,3 of them ex KBGS. Last time we got together was 2001. Old friends are so special and the older I get the more I value them. Cheers.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Auckland, NZ

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

The 2009 reunion page is up.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Thanks to DAVID (Bailey) SEELEY

For all his sharp photographs

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1950/1955

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Dennis. Liked tour comments but despite the name never could whistle. If your uncle had not started his own milk round we would not have lost your custom.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 42-46

Current location (optional) BINGLEY

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

As a direct consequence of the notice in the 'Keighley News' several more old boys have contacted me and added their names to the mailing list: Bill Place, Denis Peel, Richard Field, John Toothill and Barrie Pearce.

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Trevor, I have just sent you a long email only to have it bounce back on me - your mail box is apparently full. I think you are taking this holiday business far too seriously!

Best wishes, none the less... wherever you are !

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Sorry about that Derrick. I could have sworn that you could whistle - not tunes! - the kind of whistle you use when controlling a dog. But evidently my memory is playing tricks.

After my uncle Walter started his milk round in opposition to Frank Ingham, I delivered a few bottles before going to school but never graduated to delivery from a bike! Nice to meet up again at the re-union, if only briefly.

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

Current location (optional) Norfolk UK

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Off to Paris tomorrow Doug. Despite lots of notice it appears my emails are piling up at home and filling the mail tray! I'll clear it all up on my return on October 8.

cheers
trev

Current location (optional) edinburgh

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Doug Thompson
As a direct consequence of the notice in the 'Keighley News' several more old boys have contacted me and added their names to the mailing list: Bill Place, Denis Peel, Richard Field, John Toothill and Barrie Pearce.


Would Barrie Pearce be the lad from Cross Hills way who was in my class early 50s? Would love to catch up with Barrie if it is the same one,when I'm in town early October. Cheers

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Auckland NZ usually but now in Italy on my way to Keighley!!

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Bill

It is indeed the same Barrie Pearce and I will not only let you have his contact details but will let him know of your intention to try and contact him. However, I don't have my 'Reunion' folder with me at the moment, so these things will have to wait until next week.

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

One or two requests came out of the Reunion, as follows:

CH Hodgson asks that Derek Newiss make available on KBGS website 'copies of team photographs' as well as copies of 'The Keighlian' and Speech Day Prize Givings.

He would also like addresses and telephone numbers for Terry Marston and Bob Town (to be able to send photographs to them).

Roy Butterfield is looking for anyone who might have a copy of the group photo of the first Reunion back in 1994 - he would like to buy a copy. He also requests that the reunions become an annual event... ! Others might wish to express their views on this last point.

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

All the said photographs are on the Sports section of photographs on the website.

As far as the School magazines I have 15 copies of "The Keighlian"
Christmas 1950 to Summer 1955 (inclusive) plus the "Report of the KBGS year ending July 31st 1955"

If anyone has any interest in specific Reports/articles I could scan and send the information if contacted on my email address.

To scan and send them to Chris F, would keep him busy for years and wouldn't appease anyone who attended KBGS outside these dates, by monopolizing the website.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1950/1955

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Off track I know, but are you, Derek, any relation to Don Newiss who lived at Exley Head in the '50s and '60s?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-65

Current location (optional) leeds

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Another Old Boy has contacted me as a result of the piece in the KN; he is David W Ingham, who attended the School from '56 to'61. I have his contact details should anyone remember him and wish to say 'hello'. Please contact me via my personal e-mail.

Doug

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Shaun,
He is one of my cousins

Donald, his elder brother Graham (ex KBGS) and younger brother John are still living in the Keighley area and John lives in the family home in Wheathead Lane.

My brother is Geoffrey (ex KBGS from 1966) a rugby playing cohort of Messrs Jeanes, Whittaker and Manton etc., is also still living in the Keighley area.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1950/1955

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: KBGS Reunion, 11/09/09

Doug Thompson
Bill

It is indeed the same Barrie Pearce and I will not only let you have his contact details but will let him know of your intention to try and contact him. However, I don't have my 'Reunion' folder with me at the moment, so these things will have to wait until next week.

Doug

Thanks for that Doug. I will be in Keighley from late tomorrow, Sat 3 Oct. David Seeley has my contact number there. Cheers, Bill

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1947-51

Current location (optional) Auckland NZ usually but now in Italy on my way to Keighley!!

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