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How do I transfer photos from Photobucket?

One forum member advised me to use Photobucket to load a photo onto the old school site.
I have uploaded my photo to Photobucket - I can see it there, smirking at me. But can't then transfer it to the county grammar site. Searching the web has only added to my confusion!
I use Gmail for emailing, and Google Chrome as my browser.

Can anyone help, please?

Cheers, Allan


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If you delete the photo in your photobucket album it'll probably disappear on here, enough of mine have.


In photobucket album,hold cursor over picture it should show a box with share/copy information.On the IMG code right click with the mouse,hold the button down and drag it across the code.It will say copied in the IMG code box.You should then be able to paste the picture into the location you want.  Smile




Great pic not many gals doing science though
Believe Keith Steiner still lives in Evelyn Street and ventures to The Corner Club occasionally.

Hi Allan
Didn't Keith Steiner teach maths at the Tech during the early 60's

Thought it was chemistry
Roy Havard took physics nearly said he taught me there.
Enjoy your day


I seem to have come across some rather disparaging attitudes regarding W A Beddows – almost as If he deserved to be rather a figure of fun.

My experiences of him were very different. His speech impediment was very slight, and one soon became unaware of it. He could seem to be rather strict and unforgiving, but one [eventually] realised he always had students’ best welfare at heart, and took his job very seriously.

As a teacher, he gave us excellent coverage of the NEW Physics syllabi – at both ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels.  In the late 1940s to early 1950s resources were very stretched, and science teachers who could manage laboratories, limited equipment  and classes at the same time were rare. I must have absorbed [unconsciously] much about teaching Physics whilst coping with a pathetic shortage of equipment. WAB had it all sorted out. I still consider him to be the best teacher I ever had.

I taught Physics to A and scholarship level, for more than 30 years. Originally, from the age of 9, I had been besotted with Chemistry [stories to tell for another time!], but terrible [and sometimes barmy!] teachers at the county school - and later in my education - eventually persuaded me to leave the dark side and embrace the purity of Physics.

WAB was also responsible for sports equipment. Nothing could match the thrill of being taken to his store, and being issued with your first set of Rugby kit : shirt, shorts and socks. If you played for the town later in your career, you got a pair of boots as well [and probably a jock strap if you asked]. One of my school mates played for Pontypool when they were short. As the team came off the field afterwards, the temporary ‘reserves’ were each given a packet of 20 Players at one end of the tunnel, and a ten bob note at the other. Ah - the true tradition of amateur rugby in South Wales!

WAB also oversaw equipment for the playgrounds. During winter, we had a deep black imitation of a rugby ball. Sharply pointed at each end, known as a ‘rubber doggie’ and very hard. When American Football featured in part of a film anywhere at ‘The Pictures’, the next two weeks in the playground had all sorts of interpretations of a game we knew absolutely nothing about.

Then we reverted to the Country Grammar’s version of playground Rugby. Always played on hard tarmac, rules [as such!] decided by the biggest, nastiest and strongest players. Scrums when somebody felt like it, and lines-out given when someone was smashed into the top wall of the boys’ playground. It was not unknown for a half brick to manifest itself in someone’s path as they ran with the ball. I never really found out what the object of this game was – but it didn’t matter, anyway!

Winter sports held little concern for WAB, apart from the occasional replacement  of  a torn and bloodied ‘rubber doggie’. Summer was a different matter. Cricket equipment featured a bat, a hard ball and a three wicket stand. There were two main aims; one to hit the ball over the school roof and the other through a Physics Lab window. One demanded sheer strength; the other superb accuracy as well.

‘Over the roof’ was quite often achieved, and usually unremarked upon by staff, as a junior would quickly be sent round to the back to retrieve the ball.  Or else the staff on duty didn’t want to Know! Physics Lab windows were a different matter, and I only saw it accomplished once. Retribution was swift, and equipment confiscated; obviously, no pupil knew anything about it.

To finish on a more respectable sporting topic. I don’t know if any of you younger people saw the old tennis court? At the bottom end of the girls’ playground, there was a steep slope to this area. It was a real mess when I was there – wire netting all torn down and the playing area broken up. It was very useful for us; at the town end was a hole in a wall which led to the Red Lion. Used for refreshment obviously, but also a very easy way to skive off school on a Friday afternoon to play snooker at the ‘Lib’; The Central Institute, just over the Foundry Bridge.

I know it was well used at one time. Both my parents went to the county grammar, and used that court in their time. I have photos somewhere, and I’m almost sure Arthur Handy [‘Puss’ to us] is on one of them.

I shall finish now; once I start on reminiscing, I can’t stop!

A statue for Bill Beddows!

That hole was still there when I was in the sixth was the Red Lion !

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