Other Memories from Sydenham

I went to Sydenham girls with Angela Smith, Pat Metcher, Paulette Savage, Janis Brush, Pearl Harkens! I remember Ms.Wright, she was a real tyrant with red nails & pearlescent high heels & used to give me detention for wearing nail polish!My English teacher was Miss Garood and she was lovely! I used to try and bunk off at lunchtime to go riding on my boyfriend Ken s lambretta & pop in the "crit"(criterion) for an ice cream or milkshake! Rose Merrifield

I went to Sydenham County Girls school and left at 15 in 1963. Someone made a comment about Terry Maidment -that rang a bell, as my sister, Janet, used to go out with him for a while. I knew Brian Jacks very well - and did anyone know Ronnie McKay, Penny Hackman and Gwyn Tanner? Would love to catch up. I lived bang opposite Sydenham School, my then name Doreen Mahony and my sister was Janet. Would be great if I got an answer.

I remember leapfrogging over the safety bollards outside the pub, opposite Cobbs the shop, I must have been about 8 or 9 (about 1955), the last one I became hooked up by my skirt. Can't remember how I got down, but I didn't do it again in a skirt.

I started Kelvin Grove school in Kindy in 1952 and left in 1958. I was in Mrs Doubleday's class of about 50 students-not at all surprising she was very strict. I especially remember Mr Cousins a very firm but fair teacher. I now live in Australia and still have fond memories of Kelvin Grove. I lived in Sydenham and walked to school with my sister and other children in my street.

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