Sunday, 5 April 2009

All the fun at the Fair.

The Needwood School Fancy dress party.

That night our Housemothers help us to create and make various outfits to compete for prizes and to be judged by our Teachers. I remember Glynn Jones won a prize by staging a sit down with a banner 'Ban the Bomb' in the middle of Assembly Hall floor calling out "ban the bomb, ban the bomb, waving his banner" while the rest of us would walk round in circles as each of the contestants would be eliminated until there were none of us left standing ! Yes, that him still sitting on the floor !!!

All dressed up and ready to..... Where is our ship ???? Recognise anybody ?

The year 1976 Saturday June 26th. Enjoying the day out at Needwood summer fair, a chance to catch up and see whose's around.

Look at those 'Flares' trousers aren't they HUGE !!! Dorothy could only afford one half, so used it at a skirt ?

The Autumn Garden party at Needwood, situated on the 'Infants' playing fields. Mr Jimmy Edward was expected to declare the Garden Fete open but was unable to come ? Drat, i was looking forward to seeing him in the flesh.

Did anybody 'Beat the Bell' ? I couln't, maybe i was too small ??? My favourite trip on the Minature Train puffing along the narrow gauge track. What fun !!!

I remember the 'Coconut Shy, David Brooker and I came away with one each as our prize. Was our teeth very strong to crack it ?

The India House
by Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)

From ten to eleven, have breakfast for seven;

From eleven to noon, think you've come too soon

From twelve to one, think what's to be done;

From one to two, find nothing to do;

From two to three, think it will be a very great bore to stay till four.

The Tewlve Months
by George Ellis (1753-181

Snowy, Flowy, Blowy, Showery, Flowery, Bowery

Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy, Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy.

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