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Spondon Church Boys' Club

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Memories- Article Derby Telegraph 18/05/2011

Posted by John Earnshaw on April 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Like many of the other members I browse through the updates each time they appear. I was surprised to see and read this article, view the lead photograph and shocked to see the lad in the tartan shirt at the front of the picture - why? because it is me. The suggestion that it is early 1960's is in error simply because the last Camp I attended at Sidmouth was in 1959. The people photographed were TEMB, Len Dickens, Kenny Swainson, Maurice Nicholson, Alan McHale, Arthur Hawtin(Archie), Brian (Tub)Turner the person between Alan McHale and Archie Hawtin I cannot make out on the small copy I printed. This photograph happens to be one of the very few I have seen of my youth simply because I was not able to obtain any copies from albums my parents compiled over the years as they simply disappeared when my mother died in 1992. So I hope this note might persuade the person who submitted it to the Daily Telegraph to email a copy of it so that I might have a better record than the printed version of the newspaper. 

I was also interested to see the photo of Alan Startin, Albert Hall and Robert Mee. I do not remember Albert Hall but I would have known Alan Startin and Robert Mee without the aid of the caption. I remember Alan well because of his friendship with Geoff Coupey and he had a Triumph Tiger Cub Motorcycle. Rob would sometimes meet us on the way the Boys Club or on the way to school in earlier times when we lived in Windsor Drive.

John Earnshaw  

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