Goldbeaters School

A Memory of Burnt Oak

I am 86 years old, I remember my first day at Goldbeaters school, I was 4 years old! I walked to school every day from Littlefield Road until we moved to Gervase Road. Many times it was so foggy you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. I loved school and enjoyed making many friends there, some of those friendships last over 70 years but now many have passed away. I often wonder if there could be anyone still around at my age? I recall having a crush on a boy named Keneth Haggerston, and a girl in my class who died before her 12th birthday, her name was Pat Law. At my age I was devastated. I eventually won the scholarship which entitled me to go to Copthall County School. Unfortunately my memory is slowly fading. I would love to see a picure of the school !
Dorothy Youst, nee Pulham

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Fri Dec 26th 2014, at 3:04 am

pjrb07 commented:

Hello Dorothy, hope you see this. My Mum is Ivy (nee Fiske) from Littlefield Road and she remembers you. She was friends with Florence Barley and a girl named Iris. She also remembers Miss Jolliffe and Miss Calder from Goldbeaters. My Dad's family also lived on Littlefield Rd. Family names were Rohrer and Dyer. Please post a comment if you see this. My Mum would be thrilled.

Thu Sep 15th 2016, at 3:24 am

ccrev commented:

I have just seen your note and was interested to see it. I lived on Silkstream Road and that was right near Gervase Road and also I knew Littlefield Road. My name was Connie Mills and I am now living in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Thu Sep 15th 2016, at 3:24 am

ccrev commented:

I am 86 years old.

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