For members of the Old Rastrickians' Association another year has gone by and it is almost time for the old boys of Rastrick Grammar School to meet for another annual Old Rastrickians' dinner.
'Is it really a year since our last dinner and gathering of old school friends?' Something I am sure many of the members will be thinking. Even after so many of these annual gatherings it is still an event they all look forward to.
I hope you have all had a good Christmas and I wish you all best wishes for the New Year.
Well, after having had turkey on Christmas Day and various meals after, where the never ending turkey was included to ensure that none of it was wasted. I was glad to have something none Christmassy - pie and mushy peas, it was wonderful.
The centre of Hove Edge from the 1907 OS map. Whilst many people now spend hours and often years researching their family history, I find it more interesting to research the history of a house. Looking at this map you can see the vast open greenfield sites and the odd one or two shafts.
I left Victoria School in 1958 and had my interview for a job as a junior grocery worker in the Co-op office on Hangram Street with the Co-op grocery manager Floyd Bottomley. The interview must have gone well for me, he would have been impressed to see my prefects badge I was wearing, so much so I got the job.