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Hello all! I'm just talking to my great uncle Alfred who went to this school just before the war, he must have been there about 1935-1940 (he's 95 now and he signed up to the infantry himself in about 1944 soon as he could get away with).


He remembers the headmaster Mr Chaney, and says Bowcott was the his deputy head too! He says when the war came the younger teachers got signed up to the forces and the boys were left with 'a gang of old cronies' to teach them, and started introducing women teachers. He says the ladies  hadn't had formal teacher training but they knew their subjects. Then he says the whole school then got evacuated to Blackpool for a few years!! He says no-one enjoyed that because their mates and families were all back home and it wasn't as easy to 'play wag' as Blackpool beach was closed in case of U-boat invasion.


He says one of the teachers had a daughter who went to the girl's school where they all to wear hats. Alf says whenever they had spare change they would go back down to Manchester on the tram much to the chagrin of the teachers. They would get a tram to South shore terminus, then to Preston, and at the stop before the terminus they would get an all day ticket and go off wherever they liked. The teacher I just mentioned used to ask how they'd make it off home but Alf didn't tell them. As long as they got a sixpence they could escape on a tram.
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by lozflan on Today at 16:47:04 »
Don Arden,born Levy from Cheetham Hill. Father of Sharon Osbourne.
Manager of ,or had dealings with,
ELO
SmallFaces.
Gene Vincent.
Black Sabbath.
Wizard.
Elkie Brooks.
Lynsey de Paul.
Nashville Teens
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
It's all on WIKI a dodgy Character,but where was he born and lived. Anyone know?.
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by St Chads Lad on Today at 16:24:12 »
Possibly, he was still wearing his demob suit I think ;D , seriously though I always found him firm but fair, he loved football and although strict in school, he seemed more easy going when supervising the football team, he was always smart and well presented, what a teacher should be in imp imo, Mr Keely was head when I started there and I think Sister Therese was head when I left.
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by lozflan on Today at 15:16:01 »
Saunders taught me too,I wonder if he had just been demobbed,after the war.
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South Manchester Men's Hockey Club are recruiting players for the upcoming 2020/21 season (whenever that may be!). We are a team made up of social guys who enjoy sport and love a beer.


We typically train on a Thursday night in Chorlton/Whalley Range (from early August onwards) and are just starting to meet-up for runs and general socialising (social distancing of course!).We are a mixed ability side and welcome all players regardless of age or ability (beginners welcome!).


If you wish to get involved or try something new, get in touch via email.



Thanks,
Ben
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South Manchester Men's Hockey Club are recruiting players for the upcoming 2020/21 season (whenever that may be!). We are a team made up of social guys who enjoy sport and love a beer    We typically train on a Thursday night in Chorlton/Whalley Range (from early August onwards) and are just starting to meet-up for runs and general socialising (social distancing of course!).We are a mixed ability side and welcome all players regardless of age or ability (beginners welcome!). If you wish to get involved or try something new, get in touch via email. Why not give field hockey a try!  Thanks,Ben
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South Manchester Men's Hockey Club are recruiting players for the upcoming 2020/21 season (whenever that may be!). We are a team made up of social guys who enjoy sport and love a beer  :)  We typically train on a Thursday night in Chorlton/Whalley Range (from early August onwards) and are just starting to meet-up for runs and general socialising (social distancing of course!).


We are a mixed ability side and welcome all players regardless of age or ability (beginners welcome!). If you wish to get involved or try something new, get in touch via email. 


Why not give field hockey a try!  O0


Thanks,
Ben
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by pianoman on Today at 10:17:17 »
We would train at St Thomas's school in the 'Dome'
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by pianoman on Today at 10:16:05 »
I also played for Canterbury Aces. The team was run by Nigel Woodland
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Old Manchester / Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Last post by St Chads Lad on Today at 09:55:25 »
Yes he looked after the football team, we played on Smedley park, sometimes we'd play on the shale pitch on Bent st, remember thee old Casey ball with the laces  ;D
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