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'Dear Old Hebburn'
Posted by Don Scott on March 5, 2020, 11:37 am
I have been rereading Alf Pawsey's booklet of the same title (above) and found one or two snippets I hadn't noticed before. In the photographic middle section there is a picture (page 38) of the whole cast of the opera 'Carmen' (Hebburn Operatic Society, 1952). Along the front row are 16 boys from Clegwell but they are hardly recocognisable due to the small and poor quality of the print. For the record I can add their names here and for those still in this world, wish them at least a happy 80th birthday. Sadly, there are at least three that I know have now passed on (d). I wonder if any of them will read this. It would be nice to hear from them.
George Pattison (d)
Malcolm Dickson (d)
Ian Harrison (d)
John Ellis (d?)
I would be very grateful if someone could supply me with a good copy of this photo, then I could put names to 90%. of the faces.
Would you believe it, there is a photo of School Street Methodiist Chapel Choir (page 37) where Leslie Roberts is named as guest pianist. Proof beyond all doubt that he was the same man in both photos shown in a thread elsewhere on this board.
In the text Alf Pawsey also mentions the foundation stone placed in 1886 at St. Johns.
Recommended Local History websites.