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ChicagoBlue

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Did Andrea have a brother called David? Lived on Countess Lane I think. I went to Derby High, left in 1980.
Honestly couldn’t tell you, but there can’t be too many Stokes’ in the area, and Countess Lane tings a bell!

I went there for a few years, then Stand, which I left after First Year in about 1974/75, because I came here in ‘82 after my A levels.

I don’t even remember a Derby High. My sister was at Stand Grammar for Girls, so it was just accepted that I’d go to the Boys School. I was going to go to Bolton Public School, but I went through school a year early and they wanted me to wait a year. I didn’t want to, and it was a hike from Radcliffe, so I went to Stand instead.

I used to go to the Youth Center at the top of the fields, on the corner by the Primary School (where I went). Remember a contest for designing an album cover for a current Top 20 group and I chose “The Osmands.”

As you may have realized by now, it was a memorable event. I won the prize and was ecstatic, because we didn’t have tuppence at the time…until some smart arse in the crowd said, “He spelled it wrong! There’s no A in Osmonds!” And, just kind that, the prize was gone!

Still smarts, as you can tell!

I went up there for the outside 5-a-side cage they had, so I assume it was pouring rain (for a change!) that night!

Ah, the good old days!
 

mackenzie

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Honestly couldn’t tell you, but there can’t be too many Stokes’ in the area, and Countess Lane tings a bell!

I went there for a few years, then Stand, which I left after First Year in about 1974/75, because I came here in ‘82 after my A levels.

I don’t even remember a Derby High. My sister was at Stand Grammar for Girls, so it was just accepted that I’d go to the Boys School. I was going to go to Bolton Public School, but I went through school a year early and they wanted me to wait a year. I didn’t want to, and it was a hike from Radcliffe, so I went to Stand instead.

I used to go to the Youth Center at the top of the fields, on the corner by the Primary School (where I went). Remember a contest for designing an album cover for a current Top 20 group and I chose “The Osmands.”

As you may have realized by now, it was a memorable event. I won the prize and was ecstatic, because we didn’t have tuppence at the time…until some smart arse in the crowd said, “He spelled it wrong! There’s no A in Osmonds!” And, just kind that, the prize was gone!

Still smarts, as you can tell!

I went up there for the outside 5-a-side cage they had, so I assume it was pouring rain (for a change!) that night!

Ah, the good old days!
Pretty sure we are referring to the same Stokes family ;-)
Derby High was the Bury equivalent of the two schools at Stand. I passed my 11 plus and was pencilled in for Stand Grammar for Girls but, at that time, we lived on the Bury/Radcliffe border so I went to Derby High instead.
Didn't know many other City fans in Radcliffe in the late 70s, but I did know one named Carl who went to the boys Stand school.
And if you mean the Youth Club on Coronation Road (just near the Primary) then yes, I remember it well ;-)
Loved living there at the time, not a bad place by any means for a teen.
 

I'm With Stupid

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This is a classic busybody.


Having said that. Anyone doing building work at 8am on a Sunday deserves to be executed.
 

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