It was from Ted Diggle who played the part of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (1952).
He claims to be sat in front of Mr Jukes (the boy with his knees up but I always thought that was a lad called Alan Henley ...lived near the Clock).
If you look at those lads along the front ...the second one (hands held together under his left knee) is Ian Harrison (lived in Monkton Village just over the lines). Next to him is me and next to me is who I always thought was Ted Diggle...but he will know best...the photo is ver fuzzy.
Ian Harrison died in 2009 and as a tribute to one of Clegwell's sons, here is his obituary from a news paper of that time...
Canon David Baxter writes:
A PRODUCT of the north-east, the Revd Ian Harrison, who died on 17 June, aged 70, will be remembered for his native wit, which never left him.
Ian came to the Society of the Sacred Mission’s theological college at Kelham in the mid-1950s. He studied in The Cottage before doing National Service, followed by the House in 1959. While there, he participated in the quasi-monastic life, and in the most rigorous and extensive theological education that the Church had to offer.
At this time, he became a competent organ scholar under the direction of Canon Lewes Ward-Andrews, and one of a succession of appreciative students. Ian’s skill at the organ and inspiration of choirs showed throughout his ministry.
Ian served his title at St Agnes’s, Kennington Park, from 1964, moving to St Mary Magdalene’s, East Ham, in 1967. He met his wife-to-be, Su, at a party in Brixton, and they were married in April 1966. In 1971, he became Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow, pursuing an extremely effective ministry.
Tempted back up north in 1978, he became Diocesan Ecumenical Officer for Wakefield, and Vicar of St John’s, Upper Hopton, with St Paul’s, Eastthorpe. He eventually followed me as secretary to the RSCM Wakefield Area Committee.
In 1987, Ian was appointed Succentor of St Davids Cathedral. From 1990, his final years of ministry were in Leicester, as Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Ascension, before he became Vicar of St Anne’s in 1992, from where he retired in 2004.
After retirement, Ian and Su quietly enjoyed their life in Birstall, regularly meeting their sons and daughter and their spouses.
Ian was always a faithful and inspiring parish priest. His colleagues will remember tremendous days at Kelham Old Students’ Reunions, especially those at Quernmore, the SSM Priory at Lancaster.
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