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johnno
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1 of 5  Tue 9th Sep 2014 11:01am  
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Have just looked thru the schools section and am amazed that no mention is made of John Gulson School in Leicester Causeway. I attended the school before the war as a junior (5yr old) and later in 1944 until 1948. The school had been badly damaged during the war & was buttressed with large timbers, also the top storey had been cleared & converted into an open air area where sports were held. The headmaster was the famous "Pip" Le Quesne. I still have my original JG school cap! Also I have a large picture of all the students & staff taken in 1948. I believe the school was demolished in the early 50's but later another school was built on that site. I am now 80 & would be pleased to hear from any old students from 1944-1948.
John in Coffs Harbour

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NormK
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2 of 5  Tue 9th Sep 2014 11:33am  
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Hi Johnno. I was born in 41 and lived in Leicester Causeway opposite the school. I can just about remember the timbers holding the building up, although I didn't realise at the time what they were there for. We had our bonfire on the waste ground on the corner of George Eliot Road. We used to play in the school grounds, and regularly got chased off. I did not go to JG, I was at Red Lane School. Nice to hear from you. Thumbs up
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johnno
Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
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3 of 5  Wed 10th Sep 2014 7:34am  
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Hey Norm. I also lived in Leics Causeway for a short time, the house backed on to the canal. From school we used to have to march up to Red Lane school over the bridge to eat the most atrocious school dinners, and get into fights with those rough Red Lane kids. Happy days. I'm 80 now & live in Oz, posted a few pics in the members gallery. Cheers, Johnno.
John in Coffs Harbour

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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4 of 5  Mon 15th Jun 2015 6:31pm  
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Celebrating 60 years Thumbs up
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berniex822
Yate, Bristol
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5 of 5  Sat 30th Jan 2016 3:17pm  
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I went to John Gulson 1945-51 (ish) and left with two A levels. Remember Mr LeQuesne, who gave me the stick once! Lost touch with all my mates after national service in the Navy and moving to Slough.
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