through some family records the other evening I
came across the attached photo which I didn'tknow
I had. Hope it is clear enough for you to use. It
is the school choir and orchestra 1961/62, the
only year I was in the choir (as a treble). My
voice broke that summer and that was that as far
as singing in the choir went! "Joe"
Kirk is once again absent (compare other
orchestra photos) and I can only identify a
handful of people on it (this is 40 years ago). I
recognise a lot of faces but can't recall the
names that go with them. Maybe other site members
of the various years involved can help in
confirming/ correcting my thoughts and/or adding
their own. So here goes:
front left (with guitar) is Tony Hazzard. (if
he'd been a Beatle this photo might be worth a
few bob now!). Next but one to him is
W.D.(?) Johnson (head boy that year or the
year after). Front centre left on flute is Stuart
McIntosh (later football 1st XI goalie ). Extreme
front right (on violin?) is Bob Steel. To his
immediate right Geoff Johnstone???.
Moving back to the choir and the row sitting on
the stage front edge:- On extreme left, next to
Newell Post on banister rail, Steve O'Leary (?)
supreme mile runner in later years. Next but
three -yours truly.Next but three again and dead
centre - Graham Eades of our year. Next but three
again Gerald White (?) of our year.Next but two
Brian Shaw (?) of our year.
Row behind:- Fifth in from left G.K. Wilson
(Willo) - scorer for cricket 1st XI in later
years and who, standing as the Liberal candidate,
won the school General Election in 66? or 67?
(much to "Spud" Heyward's delight - see
appreciation of him). Fifth from extreme right -
Norman Gray of our year. Next to him John Collier
(?) of our year.
Row behind:- Centre - Graham Ledger
Can anyone else identify any others? One other
point, really a question. This photo was taken in
the old hall which doubled as the gym. The
numerous plaques hanging on the walls - what was
their significance? Anyone know/remember?