Felpham Youth Club c. 1956

Mention of David Wood in a recent post reminded me of this old picture of Felpham Youth Club c. 1956. It shows David second from left, second row back. His dad is the bloke in glasses in the front row. I’m in the middle of the back row, and fellow Old Cicestrian, Dick Shrubb, is next to me in the striped …

Jesus’ Toolbox 2006 by Phil Collins (1955-1961)

Available in Kindle Books to download. “Jesus’ Toolbox is about: Faith and the leap of it Belief and the profit from it Tabloid Journalism and the truth of it Alcohol and the resort to it Greed and the surfeit of it Adultery and the thrill of it Justice and the poetry of it Televangelism and the money in it The …

David Wood

David Wood after his speech at the Christmas luncheon yesterday.

Frank Haill

On Friday I had the pleasure and privilege to accompany Donald McGeachy (D-Day veteran) to the Residence de France in Kensington Gardens Place where he was appointed Chevalier de la La Legion d’Honneur by S.E. Sylvie Bermann, the French Ambassadeur to the Court of St James. As well as Mme. Bermann, I was able to meet and converse with her …

Friends Reunited Extracts

“Sam” Lambert There was a teacher of wood/metalwork (and perhaps a little physics?) called Lambert. He was unusual in having a northern accent which we boys found hilarious, and it may have led to his nickname “Sam” by analogy with the monologue that goes “Sam, Sam, pick oop thy moosket”. (Was it Stanley Holloway who did that and similar monologues?). …

Marcus Rumpus (The Super Plumber)

Dated 13 May, 2017 The Rumpus goes to war     Dated 21 February, 2016 Marcus Rumpus (The Super Plumber)  Wasn’t there a story along the lines of “the chrome stopped bonding to the base at Wingard’s? This coincided when someone retired. The company had to bring him back as they could think of nothing else that had changed. He …