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Old Manchester / Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Last post by Bristol on Yesterday at 22:49:18 »
Hi Alan,I have now lived in Bristol for the past 40 odd years.Sad to say but I canít recall my fifth form number but it could have been 5m?
The friend who died aged 61 was Don Macphee who became head photographer on The Guardian. The other friend was Julian Weldrick and we ended up being each otherís best man.
Other names I recall are Dave Purvis,George Clifford,Norman Bailey.
Sad to say that others faces are clear but the nameís have faded.
All rather vague Iím afraid,Joe Hillary
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Old Manchester / Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Last post by Alan J on Yesterday at 19:05:35 »
Hello Joe,
I, too, was at Central G.S. from 1956 but stayed on into the Sixth Form until 1963.  I have contacted many friends who were around at the same time and have a copy of the School Roll when we were in the Fifth Year.  Can you tell us what Form you were in then and any more of your classmates?  Also can you say whether you remained in the Manchester area or are you in Bristol.
Best and keep healthy,


Alan J.
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Old Manchester / Re: Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys
« Last post by Bristol on 16:01:37, 23/11/20 »
Hi, the nameís Joe Hillary. I was at Central from 1956 to 1961.Iíve felt quite mortal recently having found out that two classmates have died(one aged just 61) and me still here at 75. I would love to make contact with anyone who remembers me.Iíve had a good run with four children and six grandchildren. Hereís hoping🤞
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Manchester Chat / Re: Piccadilly gardens
« Last post by celeste on 16:46:55, 22/11/20 »
A flower market, flowers all the year round and gorgeous plants, they could be watered by one or two of the fountains
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Manchester Chat / Re: Piccadilly gardens
« Last post by lozflan on 14:13:07, 22/11/20 »
Why not turn the Gardens into a street market,after all it is Market St.
Shudehill ,was great,only small but lots of interest.
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Manchester Chat / Re: Piccadilly gardens
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 20:49:17, 21/11/20 »
Karney now thinks that a large piece of 'the wall' should be put in a museum for posterity because after some left wing loon wrote that stupid slogan on it, it became a symbol of 'when we made a stand', lmao  ;D , that jumped up little twerp has some cojones to believe he speaks for the people of Manchester, he needs to concentrate on his ward, Harpurhey, and the people that for some reason voted for him over and over again.  ::) 
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Old Manchester / Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Last post by brownduke on 16:16:59, 21/11/20 »
The Top cat club was near Victoria station

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Manchester Chat / Re: Is anyone still on here ?
« Last post by ExileSteve on 23:14:02, 20/11/20 »
I must admit, I feared that the Forum had fallen foul of The Great Reset boys and had been removed from the increasingly censored internet. Glad we're all still here! 8)
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Manchester Chat / Re: Celeb watch 2
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 16:25:41, 20/11/20 »
Lewis Hamilton has failed in a court case trying to stop a watch maker using the name Hamilton ,which the company has been using sine 1892  ::)

 I'm surprised he isn't shouting racism because they produce watches with 'blackface'  ::)
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Manchester Chat / Re: Celeb watch 2
« Last post by celeste on 18:50:00, 19/11/20 »
Funny when he started out in F1 he didn't try that one!
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