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Friday, 4 September 2009

Sent in by Angela Ware


Bridge over the river Brent taken by Gurnell Grove.Some lads who attended Cuckoo Juniors later called Brentside secondary modern

19 comments:

Del said...

Does the bridge still look like that, or is it now some lousy steel and concrete pile? I used to cross it a couple of nights a week to climb through the fence and then up to the first arch of the bridge to practice with my trumpet. Not a lot of fun in the winter, wearing a balaclava helmet and gloves, but it made a terrific echo chamber and no neighbours to complain.

jim davis said...

No that bridge was replaced many years ago Del, mores the pity.

yvonneh said...

Angela what were the boys doing in greenford cemetary?

Angela Ware Kelling said...

They were on a school trip.Seems a little goulish.but I like thier cheeky grins
Angela

Tommy said...

Great photo's Angela.the boys do look cheeky I love the caps we had to wear talk about being nerdish.

jim davis said...

Hi! Yvonne when did Perivale Church become Greenford Cemetery?

JohnB said...

Note in the photo of the boys, just the boy with the question mark is sporting a cap with the newer (post Cuckoo) Brentside badge "B".
What badges do the other boys have??

JohnB said...

It's hard to tell, but it looks like the first boy's badge could be an old English "C" and thus the possibly the original Cuckoo school emblem.
Angela's brother John however, seem's to have yet another badge, possibly he went to a catholic school nearby.
Why do we think that it's Greenford cemetary and not Perivale, could it be in that very old wooden church (St.Mary's??)cemetary near the wooden bridge at the end of Perivale Lane near the Western Avenue?

jim davis said...

Johnb, On the Photo it says Perivale cemetery, Yvonne being Yvonne decided to change it to Greenford, I just wondered why she did that.

jim davis said...

Sorry I meant Perivale Church.

yvonneh said...

Where does it say perivale church

jim davis said...

On the photo in small writing, enlarge it and you will see. What on earth would you do without me Yvonne? Don't answer that.

yvonneh said...

I cant see that even with my bifocles on.
Do you really want me to answer your last comment Jim.

jim davis said...

Yvonne If you could not see it you would have said there is no print on the photo's. So you have with a typical womans logic, admitted seeing something you said you cannot see. My oh my what will you say next?

yvonneh said...

I enlarged it Dhead and couldnt read it. I certainly couldnt see it at all till I enlarged it,

jim davis said...

Oh! Fancy you calling me that Yvonne, you have hurt me so much I am going to start a project on Saturday and you will not hear from me for seven days. Apparently I have descended from a Welsh King, and not a lot of people don't know that
( oh yeah ! go ahead and have your laugh you peasant.) So I have decided to go to my ancestral homeland to see if maybe I am a major Landowner or such. I have found a place to stay that is fitting to my new found position. Amroth Castle Tenby In Wales. For anyone that likes a nice holiday it is worth checking it out on Google. Of course some of you might have to stay below stairs so to speak.

JohnB said...

Oh No!
For crying out loud!
Don't tell me we are going to have to call you Lord Jim now are we?
Are you being legitimate or what?
I went to Tenby once very nice place, but it peed with rain, which put the dampers on my snogging with a Welsh wench that I met. She wasn't a relative was she?

JohnB said...

I think her last name was Davis, or Davies, the only other thing it could have been I suppose was Jones.

yvonneh said...

Oh dear Kig Jim wasnt it James that had that dreadful disease , mind you nearly all of them did.
I spent 2 years near Tenby at a place called Manorbier, I was stationed there spent many hours helping the locals in tenby clear the beach when they had rock falls. A trip to Caldy island when you are there is well worth while Jim. The ReME boys rowed over there one night a tied a pair of army bloomers to the flagpole they may be still there, You see Jim I gave up the nbks for the green ones when i joined up. We went back a few years ago and the camp is still there, deserted but there, it is on the way to the most beautiful beach at Manorbier and as I was an athlete in my younger and thinner days I used to be excused from parade so that I could go for runs so I spent many hours at the Dak cafe by the castle and on the beach. Just inside the walls od Tenby is the smallest pub in Wales and I think in Britain. The photo in the book of me sitting on the railings is above Tenby beach, enjoy it Jim I wish it was me going such happy memories