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Prof
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241 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 1:47am  
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Thanks mcsporran, He is the first one listed there, as I know he was a year older than I am, and I recalled the second initial 'G'. Thanks for your suggestions. I will try Google.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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242 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 7:52am  
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Prof. Look on "FreeBMD". Enter Jackson, David G, marriages, and you'll see a marriage to a Dorothy Corden in Coventry Now enter Jackson, mother Corden, births, and you'll see two children born in Coventry This might well be who you are seeking, and give you more info to use There's also 192.com although if you find something of interest you would have to pay a small amount to extract full details Good luck Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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243 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 12:43pm  
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Try this link.
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Prof
Gloucester
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244 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 2:02pm  
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Thanks Midland Red. I may have found him at Cardiff University, a Professor no less (mine's just a nickname!) and photo could fit with passage of time. However he retired in 1980 from that post.
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Prof
Gloucester
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245 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 7:26pm  
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Thank you mcsporran, the Hugh Rd entry is of interest as his brother lived at that address. It was back in the 60s that I knew them. May investigate, but it is a very common surname. Edited by member, 15th Oct 2016 9:32 pm
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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246 of 253  Sat 15th Oct 2016 10:14pm  
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When I tried that site yesterday there was a longer list and a couple of David G addresses, but today they've started limiting the results to 100. Unfortunately I didn't take a copy, but you can now search by postcode district so just use CV5 instead of Coventry. Edited by member, 15th Oct 2016 10:22 pm
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Ken Dickson
High Hesket Cumbria
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247 of 253  Wed 30th Nov 2016 9:15pm  
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Woodlands School Cross-country team 1956/7 Back row - L to R. Mr. Twistleton (Trainer), Malcolm Siddle, Frost, McBain, Pettifor, Bates, Ken Dickson, Atkins. Front row - L to R. Cressey, Robins, Brian Cockerton, Bill Adcocks, Clarke, West, Tony Hoffman. We won the Coventry Schools Championship that year. Following that success 6 of us were selected for the Coventry Schools Team for the Warwickshire schools championship. Bill Adcocks became a very successful long distance runner who represented Great Britain. Some members may recognise some of the lads.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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248 of 253  Thu 21st Sep 2017 8:05am  
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On 21st September 1954, Woodlands Comprehensive School opened, becoming one of the first comprehensive schools in the country. The Headmaster was Mr. F. West M.A., previously Head of the Coventry Technical Secondary School. The official opening by The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman T.H. Dewis J.P., took place on 12th October 1955. Post copied from topic What happened on THIS day in Coventry's history? on 21st Sep 2017 9:01 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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249 of 253  Thu 21st Sep 2017 8:16pm  
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Midland Red, I was one CTSS boy of 500 in the first intake of Woodlands. I was in the Lower Sixth, in Sparks House, named after the Deputy Head at CTSS 'Ned' Sparks (I had been in Spencer House at Tech), Mr Long was the Housemaster, and I was made a Prefect.
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Delia Dick
Coventry
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250 of 253  Wed 1st Nov 2017 3:14pm  
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I wonder who might remember Colin Dick, art master, Perrens House, in the 50s and 60s? He was also involved quite often in school drama. I am his wife, or rather widow, as he died last week after a long life of painting and a spot of teaching. His funeral will be at Holy Trinity church at 10 am on Friday, 17th November, should any one wish to go, and l am venturing on this website to ask if any old Woodlanders of his period have memories of him that they would like to share to be included in a celebration of Colin's life.
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Atlas
France
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251 of 253  Sun 3rd Dec 2017 8:35am  
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I remember Mr Dick, though he only taught me a couple of times and I don’t really have any memories of him. So sorry for your loss though. I was in Malins from 1965 to 70, next to Perrens house. Started in 1T and carried on to 5T. Lots of memories reading through these posts, mostly good. I enjoyed my time there but was glad to leave. I remember meeting Don Thompson a few years after I left. I was surprised how small he was, he always looked tall, only ever seeing him on the stage at school dressed in his gown or sitting behind his desk.
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Slopeman44
Coventry, The Dovecotes
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252 of 253  Mon 11th Dec 2017 7:15pm  
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I've only just joined the Forum in the last couple of hours, I'm sorry to hear about Mr Dick. I remember him very well, he encouraged me to continue sketching when I told him I didn't like painting! He even supplied me with a book on Aztec art and tailored my lessons around this whilst continuing on as normal with the rest of the class - what dedication. He offered to put me in for a place at the School of Art but my dad put his foot down and insisted I went into Engineering - I ended up as a toolmaker so he wasn't a bad judge! Mr Dick was a gentle soul who had the pupil's needs at heart. I read in the Woodlands website about some of the sadistic teachers who were at the school. I attended there from 1955 to 1959 and well remember some of the undeserved punishment I received. I was a Malins house member then transferred to Gibson after a year. Our Housemaster died and was replaced by Newton, a cold-hearted man if ever there was one. I was late one day and couldn't remember the procedure for reporting in so went straight to my class. I was summoned by Newton and he demanded an explanation and I blurted out a reply but was accused of being a liar and covering up my "crime" - out came the cane and I was given 4 strokes delivered from well above head height, could hardly walk let alone sit down for the rest of the day! I struggled with algebra (still do) and couldn't finish my homework and at the start of the lesson, when it was time to hand it in, Hancock (Housemaster of Cresswell) was furious and ordered me to wait outside. When the lesson ended I was given the homework for that day plus my unfinished homework then received 2 strokes of the cane for being "obstructive". This was repeated for about another 3 or 4 lessons until I was hauled up before Newton and once again put through the mental torture of this unforgiving man screaming at me for being a liar, a waste of time etc - this to a 12 year old - unforgiveable, I still bear the grudge to this day. Sometimes, if I feel charitable, I wonder if some of these men were war damaged, other times I wonder whether they were typical products of the public school system where "thrashing" was the answer to everything. Sorry to be such a pain on my first post but reading that post in the Woodlands site brought back all the bad memories of what should have been the "happiest days of my life"
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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253 of 253  Mon 11th Dec 2017 7:43pm  
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Hello Slopeman44 and welcome to our friendly forum Wave And thank you for your interesting post - which I'm sure will generate some responses from fellow ex-Woodlands pupils Thumbs up
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