Tag Archives: Woodingdean Primary School

Searching for old friends – Karen Slade

I am trying to find my old friends, and one of these is Karen Slade. She lived a few doors away from me in Farm Hill and was a year or so older than me. We both went to Woodingdean … Continue reading

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It can’t be Half a Century ago?

But time tells me it must be. Where does the time go? Thank you to Sheila for leaving a lovely message for me on here. She spotted herself in the nativity photograph I posted before Christmas. Here it is again: … Continue reading

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Old School Photographs

I’ve been sorting through some old photographs, trying to make some sort of order – do I keep them in date order, put them in groups – weddings, places, schools? At the moment I am scanning them into my laptop, … Continue reading

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Using Prompts for Inspiration

Blogging 101 Day Eleven Today the blogging lesson is all about ‘Prompts’.  These are things designed to help you write when you get a bit lost for inspiration. I chose a prompt from http://www.dailypost.wordpress.com. The idea is to choose a … Continue reading

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Christmas 1960s Style

The Nativity Play One of the traditions of Christmas is the school Nativity play where everyone in the school takes part. Here is a photo that appeared in our local newspaper in 1968. Woodingdean Primary School’s nativity of that year, … Continue reading

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Chris Carter – The Running Policeman

I wrote earlier about Chris Carter here https://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/autographs-school-visitors/  He visited my school, Woodingdean Primary School in 1969. He was called ‘The Running Policeman’ because he had taken part in the Olympics, and he was a policeman! I didn’t have much detail … Continue reading

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The First Poem I Loved

The first poem I loved was ‘Leisure’ by W.H. Davies. I like it so much I have it framed on my (rather boring) bedroom wall (see above). It was the poem read out to us frequently at school assemblies by … Continue reading

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Woodingdean Primary School Prizegiving 1968

Tucked away at the bottom of one of my boxes of memories I found this 8 page leaflet from Wednesday 17th July 1968, the end of year prizegiving ceremony was in the School Hall at 2.30pm that day. It’s good to … Continue reading

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Playing in my Neighbours Garden

It is said that children these days don’t play outside in the street as much as they used to. I was very lucky growing up in a cul-de-sac, a secluded half circle of about eight houses. This meant I could … Continue reading

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Autographs – School visitors

When I was at primary school, aged between 7 and 11, we would sometimes get famous people visiting our school  (Woodingdean Primary School).  This proved an ideal opportunity to collect more autographs. First up is Chris Carter, and I remember him … Continue reading

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