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Patricia Wright (LEGS 1954 - 5th Form) has died in Adelaide, Australia on the 10 Sept 2013. Information from Dennis Godfrey and Joan Streets.
Photo from Mike Stimpson of French Exchange Trip c.1966
Richard Guise and Kevin Palmer are organising reunion for those who started school in the 1st form 50 years ago in Sept 1963. Also welcome are any that joined this group part way through. To clarify, that would mean that you would have normally have left school either June 1968 - 5th Form or June 1970 - U6. It so happens that this was the last 11 plus intake! The reunion is to be held at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook - DE72 3SE - on Sat 30th November 2013 starting at 7.30pm. Please contact Richard Guise on 07884 432011 for details.
2 Photos from Chris Sylvester in the 1961 Folder.
In the As We are Now folder: Caroline Marshall, Judy Kingscott and Merle Merriman.
3 Photos c.1962 from John Plackett. They show David Bennett & Brian Throup, Chris Gascoyne and an unknown. I wonder if it is Joe Waring?
Paul Dubberley a friend of Richard Brentnall asks: Richard was a dear friend if ours, who I believe left Long Eaton Grammar around 1968. He sadly and tragically passed away in Spain recently and I just wondered if anyone had any memories or photos of him to share on our memory page.
We will be in the area on Sunday (21 July 2013) scattering his ashes near his parents and sister. He was the last in his family line.
I hope you don't mind me emailing, as we have found no contacts for him around Nottingham and maybe you could post a message about this.
He had a great life, lived his dream, retired to Spain
If anyone any has a photos or information about Richard then please contact me (John Simpson) and I'll pass on the email address of Paul.)
Before and after photos of Derby Road School Swimming pool. This was used by LECSS and other schools in the area in the 1930s probably before the Lido at Station road was constructed.
Photos added from Paula Barsby's scrap book.:Newspaper cutting of L6th 1952, 4 Photos in 1952 - swimming gala, 4 photos 1955 , 3 photos 1956 and in 1961 - 1 photo of Androcles and the Lion.
Elaine Dumelow and Peter Konowalik are organising a reunion at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th June 2013 for a belated celebration to end of 'A' levels!!! If you took your A'Levels in June 1973 and would like to come please contact Elaine on 07939923618.
David Driver (Chemistry Teacher) has informed me of the sad news of death of
his son Julian Driver who attended Long Eaton School VIth Form c. 1968-70. The
woodland burial is scheduled for 11:30am (arrive c 11:15) 25th June at Olney
Green Burial, Yardley Road, Buckinghamshire, MK46 5EH (phone - 01234 241 808).
For those of you who enjoyed the LEGS Film Society you might be interested in joining the Erewash Film society which is in the process of being re-formed at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club. For more details contact John Blackburn (LEGS 1953) on 0115 9732710.
Sad news: Mr G W R Davies known as Denny has died on Saturday 23 March 2013. He was Headmaster at Long Eaton School from 1974 to 1983. The funeral is on Friday 5 April 2013 at 1pm at Altrincham Crematorium. Post Code for directions is: WA14 5RH. Denny along with his wife Audrey attended the School's Centenary Celebrations during July 2010. He was very proud of his association with the school.
Mary Weston contacted me: I am sorry to say that my friend, Karen Ecclestone, nee Lauberts died just before Christmas last year. We were at LEGS in the early 70s – we are on the 1971 school photo. Karen stayed for A levels. I assume karen would have left LEGS sixth form in 1973 or thereabouts.
More photos from Martin Buczkiewicz: Football and Rugby Team badges, 3 photos in 1965 folder, 4 photos in 1966 folder, 3 photos in 1967 folder, 1 photo in 1968 folder, 1 photo in 1970 folder and 2 photos in 'As We are Now'. Includes football teams, Ski trip, a party and LEGS girlfriends at Summer Ball with Messrs Stimpson and Buczkiewicz.
John Gray, the woodwork and metalwork teacher who was at LEGS during the 1960’s , passed away on 16th February 2013, aged 94, following a fall in his home.
Issue No 1 - printed in 1912 - of the Long Eaton County School Annual scanned and uploaded to legsreunited.
Former French teacher Geoff Prime has died October 2012 aged 84. He started at Long Eaton Grammar school in 1949 and left in 1959 to be deputy headmaster at Ross Grammar School. Further details: The Ross Gazette
Photos from Martin Buczkiewicz - 1962 - Mr Pont in a Roman Ruin, 1963 MB and Barton Coach, 1964 - 9 photos at LEGS and German Exchange Trip.
I have reproduced an extract from an article written by Ashley Franklin about Holbrook Village that appeared in the Jan 2008 edition of Derbyshire Life magazine. The extract is about the Gaslight Gallery and Charles Forster - who taught art at the Long Eaton Grammar School.
Photos from John Horobin - 2 photos of Trip to Lincoln c.1961 and 13 photos of the making of a School Film c.1962.
A special tree is being planted as part of the Tree Council's - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Project. All old scholars are invited to the planting ceremony which is at 11.00 hrs 11th December 2012. Meet at 10.45 at new school Reception. (which is off Thoresby Road)
More details on the Forum and on the legsreunited page on Facebook. Please use Facebook to feedback your comments and memories.
Sad news: Phil Payne (LEGS 1969 U6) passed away last Wednesday - 5th December 2012. Phil was a regular contributor to many of the posts on the legsreunited facebook page and also gave me much appreciated advice with the technical aspects of this web site. He also was a keen photographer and over a 100 of his photos taken at school are displayed in the Phil Payne Folder. You can read his on line Autobiography and why he took his own life. It was meticulously planned and he programmed messages to be sent after he died. RIP Phil. You are a brave man and will be missed. Phil requested to be cremated and no funeral service.
Phil Payne is organising our annual reunion which will be held on Saturday 29th December 2012 AT LUNCHTIME. The venue has yet to be determined - more later - but it will be a hostelry within easy walking distance of Long Eaton railway station. Please note this date in your diary if you are interested - it is open to anyone who went to the Long Eaton Grammar School or it's predecessor The Long Eaton County Secondary School.
Lunchtime has been chosen to allow more people time to travel to and from the venue - especially those using public transport.
Photos from John Horobin. Sports day 1960 and Swimming Gala and Mr Pont on a school trip - both during 1961.
Photo of a Tram art work by Chrles Forster (Art Teacher)
Photos from Geoff Carter taken on his first week at school and also one of his grandfather with other Long Eaton Firemen posing for a photo on the school steps.
REUNION: Long Eaton School – Class of ‘82 -30th Anniversary Re-Union
A photo of The Gaslight Gallery - displaying pottery made by Charles Forster (Art Teacher) .
7 Photos from Keith Bowler taken in 1964.
Photo of the festive get together held at The White Lion at Sawley.
You are invited to join Phil Payne, myself and others for a Festive Season get together starting at 7pm on Wednesday 28th December 2011 at the White Lion at Sawley. (352 Tamworth Rd, NG10 3AT) Traveling out of Long Eaton it is on the right hand side, just past the Wilne Road turning and opposite the Church. (open to all years)
Congratulations to Paula Barsby, (LEGS reunion organiser) who became an MBE. She said: It was a wonderful experience. The Queen asked me what I did and I told her I had been a magistrate for 37 years and involved with the Brownies for 52 years.
Christine Herkes-Smith, nee Cluroe, passed away peacefully in France, where she was also buried, on 6th October 2011. She had been ill with cancer for many years. Her son, Rob, has set up a memorial web page. On it there are some photos of Christine as we remember her at school.
If you do not receive my newsletter and would like to then please email me. If you no longer receive newsletters, please check your spam folder or has your email address changed?
Photo of the Centenary Trophy being presented to Neil Calvert by John Simpson, Kevin Palmer and David Negus. The trophy was purchased from money left over from organising the Centenary Reunions last October and is to presented to pupils annually for doing outstanding work to help others.
You are invited to join Phil Payne and myself and others for a Festive Season get together starting at 7pm on Wednesday 28th December 2011 at the White Lion at Sawley. (352 Tamworth Rd, NG10 3AT) This pub has recently been refurbished and serves real ales, has 3 separate rooms all with real fires. Large car park and within walking distance of Sawley Railway Station. (0.6 miles - 12 minutes) This invitation is open to all years. Further reminders will be given nearer the time, but please put this date in your diary if you would like to come and join us.
Roger Graham and Peter Leivars have attempted to get all the names attributed to the Panoramic Photos taken of the whole school for years 1953, 1957 and 1960. There are just 9 names missing! Can you help find these names? The 9 unidentified pupils are shown in a new folder of Missing Names. Are there any volunteers prepared to undertake the same task for the 1964 and 1971 panoramic photos?
Class Photo c. 1915 - from Paula Barsby's collection.
Photos of the 2001 Reunion of Class of the 1955 - from Paula Barsby
PHOTOS from Dieter Bode the German Assistant from 1965 to 66.
Photo added to the 'As We Are Now' folder of Annelie Wilde with Geoff Carter.
Names on the 1960 Panoramic Photo completely checked and revised by Roger Graham with the help of his team of " volunteers ". Names are almost 100% complete.
Photos from Graham Hall: Cricket Team 1952, Cricket Team 1953 and Class 2b 1950.
Newsletter sent out to 499 addresses. If you have contacted me by email at some stage in the past then you should get a newsletter. I have had quite a few failed addresses this time and in all probability the recipient has changed email address and not informed me.
A few of us are meeting at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook tonight at 8.00pm. You are welcome to join us.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Photos from Adrian Otsa and Roger Graham added to the Reunion Section. Also photo from Roger of his meeting with Dennis Brammer at The Queens Head in 'As we are now' folder.
Photos of Centenary Reunions held on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October 2010.
I'm sad to report 3 recent deaths.
Some tickets still available for the Centenary Reunion.
Tickets are still available for the Centenary Reunion. See the Attendance List to see who else is coming.
A REMINDER: Applications for tickets to the Centenary Reunion should be have been sent by Friday 15th October. We will accept a limited number of late applications.
The School was officially opened on 29th October 1910 and a special CENTENARY REUNION is to be held at the old school buildings on the evenings of Friday and Saturday 29th & 30th October 2010. It is open to pupils (of all eras), teachers and anyone connected with the school. Please spread the word and hold your reunion at the school on this special occasion. Click for more details and application form.
Forum access controls have been changed and it now is open to view topics by anyone. You only need to login to be able to reply to an existing post or to start a new post. Also you will need to login to view other member's details. Please let me know if you cannot access the forum this way.
A collection of Short Videos taken at the opening of the Centenary Celebrations by David Driver and Phil Payne.
The Oldies Photo Collection - from John Eley and David Driver. PHOTO from Geoff Carter of Room 11 - was his Art room in the 60s now his Office.
Teachers' Autographs collected in 1948 by Barbara Knowles. Also newspaper cutting sent in by Sargon Isaac about a folk group which performed at The Peoples Hall. It featured Sargon, Dave Marshall and Steve Saunderson.
PHOTOS taken at the Centenary Celebration Open Days held at The Long Eaton School. Names please?
Centenary Timetable of events published.
Some places available for Saturday's tours to old school building. If you would like to come please look at the CENTENARY PAGE.
To celebrate the school's centenary, pupils and staff, past and present, are invited to open days to be held at the new school buildings on Friday 16th and Saturday 17 July 2010. Click here for more details.
I'm sad to report that John Stone died of a stroke on 15th March 2010. John left Long Eaton Grammar School in the 5th form in 1966 and worked at Nottingham University as a model builder. His funeral will take place on Friday 26th March at The Moravian Church, The Settlement, Ockbrook at 9.45am. More details of the arrangements are shown on the Lasting Tribute Web Site.
Photos from Jocie Kemp:
I will let you know as soon as we have some firm dates.
Photos and Memoriabillia from Lorna Bryce:
As usual a few of us are meeting up for a Christmas drink and reminisce about some of the good and bad times we had at school. You are invited to join myself, Kevin Tribbensee, Phil Payne, Maria Przeslawski, Peter Adams and John Outram at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook at 7.30pm on Monday 28th December. Please do drag along some other friends from school. It's not restricted to any one year and partners welcome too.
PHOTO from Sally Parker in the As We Are Now folder. Also Phil Payne's photo updated in same folder.
PHOTO from Steve Webb of boys on the science block roof c.1962.
PHOTO from Winty Sanday of Form 4a taken 1946.
As a security precaution the old Contact Circle page has been password protected. There is a username and password hint on the preceding page and I shall email all regsreunited contacts the information in the next newsletter.
Two short VIDEOS taken at the Oct 2009 Reunion for 1969 5th & 1971 6th Form leavers.
Some photos of inside the school building taken in July 2009. These show Hall and some of the class rooms on the ground floor (West Wing) that have been converted into office space. The Hall is to be used for community uses. There are two ways to look at these photos.
Just a few notes about Flickr and Facebook. On Flickr you can view the photos at their full size - just click on the all sizes icon (magnifying glass). You don't need to be a member of Flickr to view these public photos. On Facebook you only get to see a small photo and you need to sign in and be a member.
PHOTO of reunion for any year held at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook on the 26 October 2009.
1. Alfred (John) PLUMB. Suddenly passed away on October 17th 2009, aged 59 years. Funeral is on Friday, October 30th at Markeaton Crematorium in the Main Chapel at 10.40am. (1967 U6th) Click HERE for more details.
2. Janet Rea (nee SMITH), wife of the Rev Michael Rea. The Funeral Service
will be held in Ockbrook Moravian Church at 11 am, Saturday 31.10.09. Both attended
Anyone invited to this. I'm meeting up with Jean Naylor, Maria Przeslawski and Richard Guise at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook at 8.30pm on Sunday 25th October. Just a natter a reminisce about the good and bad old days at school washed down with a good pint of beer. Come with partners friends or invite others you know from school to join us.
Photo from Barrie Waby of PIRATE FLAG placed on top of school roof in 1953.
PHOTOS of the 1971 - 6th and 1969 - 5th year Reunion.
Two new PHOTOS of Dennis and Joan Godfrey (in the 'As we are now' folder)
Forum back up and working. (problems with server)
Website Forum is down - hope to restore in next few days.
1963 Speech Day Programme from Paula Barsby.
14 More PHOTOS from Phil Payne.
Photos from Jocie Kemp.
PHOTOS of a reunion at The Royal Oak at Ockbrook.
The venue for the 1969 5th form leavers and 1971 6th form leavers reunion has now been fixed and will be held at the Ramada Encore Hotel, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby. See the FORUM for full details.
From Irene Lunn - The Yunian Thymes - written by the L 6th of 1959. They must have thought it funny then!
District Sports Day - 1961 - photo from David West.
Photo from Michael (Pip) Amos of him holding two baby owls - taken in 1951.
Sad news from John Wood (01949 861836): It is with regret that I have to advise that Keith Brammer (circa 1953 – 1960) died this morning at his home in Eastwell near Melton Mowbray after a long illness.
A date for the 1969 5th form leavers and 1971 6th form leavers reunion has now been chosen and is: SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 2009. Venue and times etc. still to be arranged, but at least the date is now definite. See Forum for more details or to contact organizers.
From Keith Reedman the 1917 PANORAMIC PHOTO. (yes you read it right!) Probably the first one taken at the school. Maybe your parents or grandparents are on the photo? Any names gratefully received.
From Stephen Ford a photo of the 1962 Prefects from Gossamer No. 25
From Stephen Ford a cutting from the Nottingham Evening Post showing the 1964 O'Level results.
A reunion is being organized by Margaret Sadler and Carole Priestly for 1969 5th form and 1971 6th form leavers. Full details are on the FORUM. Margaret has two possible dates in mind and would like people who are interested in going to contact her by the end of February so that she can determine the numbers for the venue. Her phone number is: 01332 517066. Possible dates are 26 Sept and 3 Oct 2009.
From Sally Parker:
Keith Matthewman's funeral will be held at 3.30 pm, Bramcote Crematorium on Friday 02.01.09
Sad news - Keith Matthewman died on the 23 December 2008. Legs - (1954 U6th)
No newsletter sent in November.
Thanks to those that spotted the typing error in the newsletter. (corrected in the last 50 or so sent) Phil Payne didn't take photos in 1695 - it was of course 1965. Phil says:" I do indeed feel old some days. Not quite that old, though!".
See PHOTOS of Form 5A 1958 Golden Reunion July 2008 sent in by Roger Graham.
6 Photos from Phil Payne - see new folder. (more to follow!) Included this time are: a review or talk in the old school hall, David Wardell, Helen Thompson, Christina Marden and Phil Payne relaxing at home.
Photos of the unveiling of the Mosaic Eye in the Photo Album > Misc Section.
Scholars from the Long Eaton Grammar School have commissioned a sculpture at the new school site to link the past with a vision for the future. The sculpture, a mosaic eye, will be unveiled by Mrs Paula Hammond on the 10th July and old scholars are invited to attend. More details are on the PRESS RELEASE.
Photos from Mick Lord:
Sad News about the death of David Archer (LEGS 1955 u6th)
David died 29 May 2008 from Motor Neurone disease. A tribute from Mick Lord and full details of the funeral to be held on Tuesday 10 June are on the web site's Forum in the Obituaries section.
Newsletter not sent last March to 148 recipients. Apologies if you didn't get yours. Now being resent.
PHOTO from Linda Bullock of her 60th birthday party with Pat Stubbings, Christine Gundry and Judith Yeomans.
Photos from Robin Jones
I had hoped to reach the end of publishing David's pictures whilst he was alive. I know he enjoyed seeing them published and hearing the feedback from them. There may have been more - but that we shall never know.
Your help with missing names will be greatly appreciated.
Your help with names on many of the above photos is appreciated.
Sadly Mr. Ron Hough died on May 27th 2007. The funeral is at Bramcote Crematorium,
Wednesday 6th June 2007 at 2.45pm. His son-in-law has said that old pupils will
be very welcome.
Please post any memories you have of Ron Hough on the Forum.
Photo of Alan Neatby-Smith in the 'As We Are Now' folder. Alan has repulished his book - 'A Long Eaton Boyhood' - details see the books section.
An article reproduced from the Derby Evening Telegraph about the sale of the school buildings. (In Miscellaneous section.)
4 pictures added - all in 1967. Lynne Gostick in relay race and 3 photos of Dyann Berringer and Lynne and others in the classroom. Photos taken by David Wardell.
Erewash Borough Council are asking people to log onto their web site and put views by 6 April about the future use and treatment of the Grade 2 listed building. I think it is up to us to ensure that we make sure the building and grounds are kept to an appropriate standard. You can read the consultation document and make comment about each section. Please note that the document also deals with the adjacent land which is proposed to be a low cost housing development. The school building must retain it's original architectural features and is unlikely to be approved for residential use.
Read about the intentions of the new owners Ross Bhardwaj (ex. LEGS) and Eric Camber for the redevelopment of the old School Building. On the Message Board - Registered members only.
3 photos taken of Wesleyan Youth Club (College Street) outings to London. See 1969 folder and 1970 folder. Most went to LEGS.
5 photos in the 1967 folder. Dyann Berringer, the 2 girls in the Uptairs Corridor, Question Time and Lynne Gostick and Elaine Taylor - Sports Day race (2 photos).
WAR is another chapter from the Jubilee Book 1960. This chapter deals with the origins of the school magazine and the school motto. Also the painting of the murals and the start of school dinners. For fascinating insight into the years of the First World War - a must read.
All old messages moved from the old message board onto the web forum message board.
Both are in PDF format and will require you to have Adobe Reader installed on your PC. If you don't it is a free download from their web site. Please report any errors as the optical character recognition software isn't perfect and nor am I!
A Christmas get together has been arranged on Thursday 28th December at the Royal Oak at Ockbrook, starting from about 7.30pm. This is open to anyone who wishes to join myself, Richard Guise, Richard Mahoney, Phil Payne, Kevin Palmer and Eric Marshall for a drink and reminisce about the old days. Partners and friends welcome. Do come along - not restricted to any particular year!
Web site went down last night without warning - apparently because of maintenance on my web host's server 'Holly'. This morning it has come back except for the Message Board. Sorry for the inconvenience - I am working on it. LATEST: Message board is now back and is up and running since lunchtime.
4 PHOTOS from Anita Wormsley of School trip to Germany (1960). Also recent photo of Anita Wormsley in 'As we are Now' folder.
SCHOOL REPORT dated 1919 for Lily Negus sent in by David Negus.
3 Photos from John Lomas. The XMAS PARTY SHOW (1965), a trip to Wedgwood Factory (1966) (superceded in 2010 bya better photo) and The wedding of Paul Adamson and Wendy Ward (1968).
The New Message board is up and running!
This will eventually replace the Contacts page and the existing Message Boards.
You will be able to contact other registered members and reply to Topics posted by them.
To Register for the first time, please enter a Username and Password of your choice. A confirmation email is then sent to you. First time, please amend your PROFILE and add any extra info about yourself. Thereafter you will need to LOGIN to view Messages and other's Profiles.
Please let me know if you have any difficulties.
Site up and running except some problems with the New Message Board.
SITE UNDER RECONSTRUCTION - NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED!!
Photo of IVOR SNELL with his euphonium. (Photo Album - 'As we are now').
List of Class Rooms 1936 - 1941 - supplied by Bill Stenson. (Photos of School Buildings - List of Class Rooms)
David Wardell who has contributed many of the photos on this site died last Monday - 18th September 2006. He was a good friend and will be missed by all that knew him.
DID YOU LEAVE THE 6TH FORM IN 1966? (OR KNOW SOMEONE ELSE WHO DID?)
A "40-YEAR-AFTER" REUNION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR OCTOBER 21ST.
CHECK THE REUNION SECTION.
Site has now moved over to new web hosts: 'tsohost.co.uk'. Please report any gliches to me as I can't possibly check every web page. Many thanks to Bill Pechey (legs 1966 -6th) for providing me with invaluable advise and web space on his servers for free for the last few years.
I've run out of web space and I'm moving to a new web host. The site may go down for a short while but it will be back!!
DID YOU LEAVE THE 6TH FORM IN 1966?
A "40-YEAR-AFTER" REUNION IS BEING ORGANISED FOR OCTOBER 21ST.
CHECK THE REUNION SECTION!
PHOTOS of two former head boys - reunited in Tauranga, New Zealand. Roger Graham meets Alan & Kathy Gregg at their home in March 2006. Roger was head boy in 1960, Alan in 1962 and Kathy Owen - Deputy Head Girl 1963.
Email Newsletter sent out to all my email contacts. If you didn't receive a copy please let me know.
At last I have finished putting all the numbers on the 1953 panoramic school photo. If you were at school during that era please let me have names.
Added photos from Mick Brown. Form 4WB / 5B in 1966 and a hike in Derbyshire 1969.
4 Photos from John Simpson taken just before the School Closed for the Last Time. (Photo Album - Misc. Photos)
Added photos from Gordon Richards - of Form 5b 1960 and Hiking group taken in 1962 in Photo Album. Also Autographs of 5b in Memorabilia section.
Photos of the school are now in a new section accessible directly from the Menu on the Home page (Photos of School Building). See the plans of the old building and Click on a room to see a picture of that room. Some pictures taken just before the school closed for the last time.
|First name||Surname||Maiden or other name||Leaving Year||year at 5th Form||approx Location|
|John||Panton||1957||1955||Odenwald, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Val||Rout||Jenkins||1967||1965||King's Lynn, Norfolk|
|First name||Surname||Maiden or other name||Leaving Year||year at 5th Form||approx Location|
|Jim||Vaughan||1979||1977||Redondo Beach, USA|
|Reg||Bradbery||1971||1971||Meadow Lane, Long Eaton|
11 February 2006
Photos from Peter Leivars see folders 1955 and 1956 in Photo Album and Form 5R 1956 in Official School Pictures section.
Also various photos taken by me (John Simpson) at the Last Legs Open Day using a hand held camera in poor light. Results are a little blurred and most are undated and have been put in the Photo Album in a new folder simply called 'Undated'. A few were dated and are in folders 1957 and 1958.
Watch out soon for the 1953 Panoramic School Photo - also from Peter Leivars.
The hall, the gym and the sixth form block are all being demolished.
The only building remaining will be the original school.
Next Tuesday February 14th is the last day that pupils will be taught in the school.
Friday the school will be handed over at 4.30 p.m. and no one will be allowed on the school site again.
Various pictures in folders 1930, 1937, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951 and 1955. Unfortunately the pictures appear to be photocopies so are of poor quality. Any originals of same or others would be gratefully received.
Ticket from Tobias and the Angel (1968) and 'Missing Links' report from the Debating Society (1966) - both in Memorabilia Section.
Added photos and memorabilia from Kevin Palmer. Scenes from Androcles and The Lion in 1969 folder, Ticket and programme from same in Memorabilia Section and photo from the 1984 Reunion in the Reunion Section.
Added photo of the the Reunion for 1963 year starters held in 1984. Picture sent in by Richard Patching.
Words to 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion' added to Songs from the School Concert in the Sounds and Videos Section.
Recording from the BBC East Midlands News of the Last Detention School Dinner now in the Sounds and Videos Section.
More picture of Last Legs Reunion from Lynne Gostick and Roger Graham. (in the Reunion Section). Also see latest news of reunions.
Autographs from class 5b, completed at Grange annex in July 1966 and O' Level Timetable added to Memorabilia Section. Sent in by Barbara Hilton from Chris Jones.
Google search facility added.
More photos of the Last Detention Tours taken on the 4th. December 2005 by Rob Glovier (?) and Jim Vaughan (1979 -6th). On their own web sites - so follow the link from my Hot Links Page. Some interesting photos here - also more of the newer buildings.
A list of 'famous' ex-pupils added - more names to be added - you will find it in the Miscellaneous Stuff section.
The big news this month is the Last Detention School Dinner took place over the weekend if the 3rd and 4th. Over 700 came and toured the old building and some stayed for an authentic School Dinner. It was a huge success and was featured on BBC TV East Midlands News and the Nottingham Evening Post. Many thanks to Barbara James who organised the event, Dick Vasey the present Head and John Eley who set out a suburb collection of the school's memorabilia. Not surprisingly that most of this months updates are taken up with pictures of the reunion.
Please send in your photos and help with the names.
25 new email contacts this month - welcome to the site.
|First name||Surname||Maiden or other name||Leaving Year||year at 5th Form||approx Location|
|Alan||Falconer||1962||1960||Fairfax, Virginia, USA|
|Barbara||Mackenzie||Solomon||1965||1963||Lytham St Annes, Lancashire|
|Dave||Caron||1959||1959||Burton on Trent|
|Deuchart||Walters||1964||1964||Al Khober, Saudi arabia|
|Martin||Page||1974||1974||West Bridgeford, Notts.|
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
Two songs added from an original tape of the 1967 concert.
Both in 'Sounds of School Concert' section now (Sounds and Videos)
1971 School Photo in 'Official School Photos' section. Sent in from Barbara Swain.
Tamworth Road may be closed on Sunday 4th December to facilitate the construction of new access road and bridge across the canal to the new school. Suggested route to the old school is via the Market Place rather than Sawley Station. If approached from Sawley Station end traffic diversions will be in place along side streets.
All the tickets for Saturday Tours and Lunch are sold out. There are still places left for all of the Sundays tours and lunch. Please note that tickets will not be sold to anyone that just turns up on the day and you will not be allowed in without one.
I have booked the function room at the Tiger as a meeting point for anyone who wishes to come for a drink and hopefully met up with some old friends, on the Saturday Evening. (open to all years) The LAST LEGS Evening Reunion is expected start about 7.30pm. more details in the Reunion Section.
The Tiger is open from 12 noon until 12.30 at night. (subject to new licensing laws), so if you wish to use the function room as a place to chat to your mates, then please feel free to use it.
A list of people interested in an evening reunion is in the Reunion Section then Last Legs and is shown by a '1' in the Red column. No need to book for this - just turn up!
|School Dinner Song||Miscellaneous Stuff - Songs and Poems||John Simpson|
|David West aged 12||Photo Album - 1959||David West|
|2005 pic of Geoff Carter, Linda Coulson and Mick Brown||Photo Album - as we are now||Geoff Carter|
|1967 Music Festival - 3 pics||Photo Album - 1967 page 4||Picture the Past Web Site|
|1958 Cricket Team -2 pics||Photo Album - 1958||Roger Graham|
|Class 5a 1958 photo and Autographs||Photo Album - 1958||Roger Graham|
|Dustbin on roof, Prefects and Jubilee Gala||Photo Album - 1958||Roger Graham|
|1960 and 61 Speech Day Programmes||Speech Day||Roger Graham|
|Article about Jubilee (1960)||Miscellaneous Stuff||Roger Graham|
|1964 School Prefects||Photo Album - 1964||Geoff Carter|
|1967 Huts C, D and E||Photo Album - 1967||Geoff Carter|
|Canteen being demolished||Photo Album - 1968||Geoff Carter|
|Alternative sports Day||Photo Album - 1969||Geoff Carter|
New Contacts since 1st October 2005 (not all have registered with the site)
|First name||Surname||Maiden or other name||Leaving Year||year at 5th Form||approx Location|
|Amber||Hopley||Louise Dunn||1995||1995||Oman, Middle East.|
|Bernard||Kemp||1948||1948||Yorkshire and France|
|Joe||Waring||1966?||1966?||Stoke on Trent|
|Katrina||Desborough||1984||1982||Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes|
|Keith||Hodgkinson||1962||1960||East Leake, Loughborough|
|Mary||Hodgkinson||Holbrook||1961||1959||East Leake, Loughborough|
|Sue||Burbidge||Roome||1967||1965||Ripon, North Yorkshire|
|Joyce||Webster||Ellis||1952||1950||Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia|
I am thinking of organizing a reunion on the evening of Saturday 3rd December 2005. (That is after the School Tours.)
For details please see the Reunion Section.
A very warm welcome to all new members.
If you are not registered on this site - to join please email me - there is no charge and you get a Newsletter informing you of updates to the site and reunion reminders etc.
As promised I have compiled a table of those attending the Last Legs Detention Dinner and Tours. Go to Reunion Photos and News and then Last Legs List. Those going have a '1' in the appropriate columns.
Hope you get to meet some of you mates.
OTHER UPDATES TO THE SITE
from Adrian Otsa
from Terry Colegate - 1966 Speech Day Programme.
from Barbara Chadburn nee Knowles
from Alan and Kathy (nee Owen) Gregg
from Bob Dillea
RE: The Last Detention School Dinner
Saturday morning tours are sold out.
RE: The Last Detention School Dinner
Saturday lunch tickets are sold out. (200)
Some places available for Saturday Morning and Afternoon tours.
There are places available on Sunday for lunch and tours.
If you haven't done so already can you let me know when you are going so that I can make a list available, so that we all have an idea who else is going.
If you left between 1975 and 1977 there is a reunion organized for June 2005. See Reunion Section.
I'm not sure that the Registration form works properly. If any new members try it and experience difficulties please email me to let me know.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Please register your details with me to receive an email newsletter. Benefits are that you will be informed of when the site is updated and also get news of any events such as reunions that may be planned for the future.
Contact Circle added. See menu on home page.
Eleven of us enjoyed an evening at the The Old Vic Public House at Beeston on the 27 December 2004. Photo of us in folder "Reunion Dec 2004".
Many more names have ben added to the 1964 school photo. Thanks to all who contributed.
Other new photos added to the web site this month are:
A Christmas Special edition!
Included for the first time are the 6th form "Alternative" games, to be found in folder 1968, a photo of the Staff football team in folder 1965, and more miscellaneous Memorabilia.
My thanks go to Lorna Bryce, Lesley Gee and David Wardell for providing the photos and the scans of the memorabilia.
I do hope that you enjoy your trip down memory lane.
Please contact me if you have any material of your own that's suitable for this site.
Quite a lot of names have been added to the 1964 School Photo, but there are still plenty missing.
If Christmas telly is up to it's usual standard why not spend an hour or so mulling over some of the missing names on the photos.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year
from John D Simpson.
The 1964 school photo has been removed from the main Photo Album and it now has it's own dedicated section accessible directly from the home page. A re scanned photo supplied by David Wardell has been split into 8 sections so that the photos are easy to see.
Please let me know any names that I have missed and any mistakes.
Quote both the Slide or Section Number and the pupil number.
I hope that you have fun spotting your class mates.
regards John Simpson
PS. If you haven't already registered with me to receive Newsletters through
your email please email me with your email address.
The web site has been updated.
Folders 1966 and 1967 have had many new photos added. Many thanks to David Wardell who supplied them.
Also the school's history is reproduced by kind permission of Mr John Eley (Head of Art) at Long Eaton School, as it is now called.
As some of you may know already, the school is moving into a brand new building by February 2006, but before then, they are hoping to have ‘A Last Detention’ school dinner – including a look around the old school and display of old memorabilia etc.
Mr Eley is involved with the School Heritage Project and hopes to have a permanent display of memorabilia in the new School foyer. Apparently he does have some old memorabilia (old school magazines, etc) but not a lot! Any help here, would I am sure, be greatly appreciated.
I hope that you enjoy looking at this month's new photos. (there are more to come next month)
All contributions to the site are welcome.
regards John Simpson
Also take a look at the "Official" Long Eaton School web site at: http://www.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk/