Monday, April 01, 2019

Via a fb page I found the following picture...

A school photo of my class in 1969 when I was 8 years old, about to turn 9 if I remember correctly. First year at junior school after we had moved up from infants (primary) school. I am second row last boy on the right as you look at the picture, stood in front of my favourite teacher Miss Charles. To my 58 year old eyes she looks so young yet in my memory I always thought she was much older. I've already had contact with three people from the photo but I do wonder what happened to the rest of them. One I know of, Fitzroy who is sat next to the sign and was a good friend back then but the rest could be scattered all over the world for all I know. My wife was surprised by how many black kids there were then but as I pointed out, we were a mixture of West Indian, African, Irish and Greek Cypriot immigrants or children of immigrants in my neighbourhood. The empire came home to roost and here we are. It has brought some memories flooding back, mainly happy ones of school and friends there. I suspect I was a little gobshite full of mischief back then, possibly hyperactive when I think of some of the antics I got up to. Thankfully Mrs Charles helped me with reading and my inability to sit still for long and she instilled a life long love of reading and seeking knowledge. I have to admit I am chuffed to bits to find this picture. It's a good job someone provided some of the names as I could only name about ten of the kids.


Blogger Scoakat said...

Excellent find! I can imagine the rabbit hole of memories you went down! The feelings and memories come back strong when you just stop for a moment and let them come.

9:21 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

They do, this really surprised me and it has evoked some strong memories.

6:35 pm  

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