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The end of term
I heard a discussion the other day between two people of our age who were discussing what the routine was at the end of term at their our junior schools and I came to realise that we did the same sort of things at our Junior school.
Term always finished on a Thursday afternoon, I don’t know why it was not Friday maybe it was something to do with giving the teachers a long weekend! But that last day of term we could take books and games into school for the afternoon session; but we had to work for it in the mornings.
We were all expected to take along a small tin of furniture polish and a rag so that we could polish our desks ready for the new class after the holidays. I think that either the Bettaware or the Kleeneze company, I cannot remember which, had this all sewn up as they used to give out very small sample tins of polish. These tins were about a third of the size of a tin of shoe polish and so were idea for putting into your shoe bag and taking to school.
Desk cleaning could be fun but the job we all hated was cleaning the inkwells. If you remember when we were at Junior school we had to use powdered ink which had to be made up each morning. This was bad enough but come the end of term the inkwells and the long spouted pouring jug had to be cleaned. All through the term kids had been filling the inkwells with little pieces of blotting paper, now came the time to clean it out and so with a short stick some of us had to hook the pieces out whilst others had to wash the inkwells in a big bowl of cold water. Lucky that ink was soluble as it went everywhere in hair, on noses and onto clothes! When the well washers were finished they had fore arms that looked as though they had fallen into a blackberry patch but this necessitated at trip to the boys toilets where amongst much laughing and giggling the arms were cleaned.
Come the afternoon the mood totally changed as we were allowed to play, under supervision and without making too much noise with the games we had brought into school with us that morning
Stay in touch,
I love reading the Manor Court updates, every time you put an article on to the page it brings back more memory's, The mention of St Coleman's Church on the Havant Road brought back some memories when I was paperboy for a Newsagent at the top of Cosham High Street unfortunately the name of the shop escapes me.
I can clearly remember when I had to deliver the Sunday Newspapers to the area around the Church and because of all the Sunday supplement's my bag would weigh a ton!
The only answer to preventing a long lasting back problem was to go into the front foyer of the Church and divide my load into the streets/roads that I had to deliver to, I then stored them their until I had finished each road. I made sure that all the newspapers were delivered before the Church was opened up for the Sunday morning service's and getting caught by the Vicar,
Thanks for the memorys and keep reminding us of the good old days
News and Views:
Peggy Sue Gehron, for whom Buddy Holly named his song, "Peggy Sue," is selling the first car Buddy ever bought, a 1958 Chevrolet Impala, on Ebay. With 3 1/2 days to go, the current bid is over $111,000. However, the reserve price has not been met.
On this day 5th June 1960-1965.
On 05/06/1960 the number one single was Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers and the number one album was South Pacific Soundtrack. The top rated TV show was Wagon Train (ITV) and the box office smash was Psycho. A pound of today's money was worth £13.68 and Burnley were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 05/06/1961 the number one single was Surrender - Elvis Presley and the number one album was GI Blues - Elvis Presley. The top rated TV show was No Hiding Place (AR) and the box office smash was One Hundred and One Dalmations. A pound of today's money was worth £13.25 and Tottenham Hotspur were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 05/06/1962 the number one single was Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley and the number one album was Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was Lawrence of Arabia. A pound of today's money was worth £12.89 and Ipswich Town were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 05/06/1963 the number one single was From Me To You - The Beatles and the number one album was Please Please Me - The Beatles. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was The Great Escape. A pound of today's money was worth £12.64 and Everton were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions. The big news story of the day was Profumo resigns.
On 05/06/1964 the number one single was You're My World - Cilla Black and the number one album was Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was Dr Strangelove. A pound of today's money was worth £12.24 and Liverpool were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 05/06/1965 the number one single was Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw and the number one album was The Sound of Music Soundtrack. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was The Sound of Music. A pound of today's money was worth £11.69 and Manchester United were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.