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Suitably Chastised
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1 of 7  Mon 27th Oct 2014 9:57am  
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Apologies if this has been raised also, Does anyone remember the very tall slim man who had a hunchback and stood under the score board on the Kop end at Highfield Road? I recall seeing him marching with The Salvation Army on occasions.
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MisterD-Di
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2 of 7  Mon 27th Oct 2014 10:55am  
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I do recall such a chap, although I was always at the opposite end at Highfield Road. I remember a very tall man with the hunchback walking around the city centre quite frequently, you could hardly miss him as he was probably about 6'10" even bent over. He had gold-rimmed glasses and wore a long mac, as I recall. He had a strange gait that would have been reminiscent of John Cleese in Python.
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sally watson
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3 of 7  Mon 27th Oct 2014 11:43pm  
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I went to the same school as Jeff (Spon Gate infants), lost touch when we went to different schools at age 11.
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4 of 7  Tue 28th Oct 2014 10:45am  
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I remember Jeff, can't remember his surname, I believe he lived in Willenhall, he was in The Salvation Army for many years. Unfortunately I think he died not long ago.
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sally watson
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5 of 7  Tue 28th Oct 2014 1:03pm  
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His last name was Jarret as I recall, happy school days memories!
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6 of 7  Tue 28th Oct 2014 1:17pm  
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Yes you are quite right, it was Jarret.
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7 of 7  Wed 29th Oct 2014 3:24pm  
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He was a very pleasant person as I recall. He very often popped into my mum's shop in Raglan St for a chat, my mum always had time for him. It always amazed me to see how low he had to bend to come through the doorway.
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