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The Duke



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Queen Street Junior  Reply with quote

This year many of my old class mates at Queen Street Junior will be hitting the magic 65. It would be great to hear how many are still with us, who are still an Aber, or keep contact through this forum. To name but a few they include :- John Price, Terry Trickett, David Turner, Glenis Jones, Pat Price, Susan Price and Ann Blackmore. I have a school photo of this class and I remember that Ann Blackmore has a copy of the class list.
How do I attach the photo for this?

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Anthony Earl-Williams



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Queen Street Junior Reply with quote

Hello Duke!
I am the Earl (as part of surname!!)
I am a babe at 60 but very fond memories of Queen Street, particularly Mr. Lovesey who taught us in top year. Mrs Brown not so nice. Miss Shellard started my interest in history. I was in her class the year she retired.
I consider that Queen Street gave us the best primary education that was available anywhere in Britain. At least the school still stands and continues the good work - unlike my beloved Grammar School. Have you seen the site I started for that?
Are you still in Abertillery?
Anthony Earl-Williams
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The Duke



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Queen Street Junior Reply with quote

Hi Anthony Yes I have seen and followed your forum with interest and I remember most of the teachers you refered to, however they were from my days at the Tech.
I think I had two favourite teachers at Queen Street Mr Bowen and Ron Francis. I last saw Ron in a pub in Blaina about 20 Years ago and he hadn't changed much. I think he as since passed on.
Who could forget Mr Cook the headmaster, a real gentleman. So many memories lets see if we can add to them through this forum as you have with the Grammer School.
In answer to your question do I still live in Abertillery I don't however I do visit when I am in the area.
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Eddie legge



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Queen Street School Reply with quote

In reply to The Duke
A Mr Ron Francis ex art school teacher Abertillery is living
today Glanystruth Cwm Celyn Blaina
He has sadly lost his wife these number of years

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Anthony Earl-Williams



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Queen Street Juniors Reply with quote

Well, Duke, I think you must mean Hilda Hughes who lived in either Duke Street or Earl Street. Ha! Ha!
She never taught me but she was a life-long friend of my father's sister Betty - mentioned in the Grammar School site.
Hilda was so frightened of being burgled (what - in lovely Abertillery!?) that she kept a policeman's helmet in her hall for many years! There was NO policeman lodger, I assure you!
She had a sad ending and eventually couldn't move at all or even speak to my aunt on the phone.
I am sorry to hear she was a little cruel - and my aunt would not have approved of her ring treatment, I'm sure, particularly as it was young children.
Anthony
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Robert



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Queen Street Junior Reply with quote

Thanks for the information Eddie great to hear Ron Francis is still with us .
A great art teacher. Was it Ron who many years ago did the art work for either Ivor the Engine or Captain Pugwash? or is old age catching up on me.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To bring the thread back on the theme for which it was created, here is a photo of a class at Queen Street School circa 1957, provided by The Duke.

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pent boy



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: latest photo Reply with quote

Is it my computer or can everyone only see the top row in the photo?
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pent boy



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: photo Reply with quote

Yes it was my computer, its ok now.
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Mary Ann



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: photo Reply with quote

Here are  a couple more photos of Queen Street pupils taken about 10 years later (1967?)
The teacher in the first photo is Mrs Connie Jones, and in the second photo
Mr Ken Hewitt

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Anthony Earl-Williams



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Queen Street JUnior School Reply with quote

Thank you, Mary Ann,
      I remember Mrs Jones taught me in the first year of the Juniors when we'd come from the Infants.That would be 1958/1959.  There was also Mrs Sparks. Does anyone remember her? I recall she used to wear an overall - very sensible with small children!
I wish people would send in memories of Mrs Shellard who retired in about 1960. I was in her class that year. She often let me choose a hymn when the assembly was classroom based. She started my great love of history.
Anthony
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Phillip T. Small



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of faces seem familiar on the second Colour Photo.... Urch, Puddy, Glyn Jones  ???
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A E-W please stop thread burgling. Your incessant requests are tiresome. If you must do it start your own thread where I can ignore you at my leisure.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drone

As you will have noticed, I had made a gentle reminder to users that this thread was in danger of being hijacked. May I remind all users that there is little point in having separate sections and separate threads within each section if they all contain the same content i.e. Abertillery Grammar School. Please have some consideration for other users - because they went to Queen Street school doesn't mean they have any interest in the Grammar school.

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Anthony Earl-Williams



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Queen Street School Reply with quote

I cannot see anything I mentioned on the Queen Street site that is irrelevant to the topic. Surely everything I mentioned about Hilda Hughes is indeed relevant.
And is it wrong to ask "does anyone remember Mrs Sparks?" or to want more information on Mrs Shellard, both of whom taught there for many years.
Don't worry, I shan't post anything else on the Queen Street pages.
Whoever this "Drone" is, he or she is very rude.
A E-W

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