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ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:18 pm
by michael scuffil
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The most famous person in this photo is presumably John Snow, fourth from left, back row.

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:37 pm
by Katharine
I had (almost) forgotten what my brother looked like with hair!!! He was definitely thinning on the top before he was 21 - as were all the dark haired members of my mother's family. Now he has a fringe of grey and that's it!

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:07 pm
by J.R.
I just about remember JS from school days.

Strangely, I met him at a cricket match some years ago. Facially, he's hardly changed, but the hair colour now differs.

Doesn't it always for us older ones ! :roll:

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:37 pm
by michael scuffil
Katharine wrote:I had (almost) forgotten what my brother looked like with hair!!! He was definitely thinning on the top before he was 21 - as were all the dark haired members of my mother's family. Now he has a fringe of grey and that's it!
Same could be said about me, actually. Though not being a military man, I daresay I wear my grey fringe a bit longer than he probably does.

Re: ThorntonB 1959 and John Snow

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:01 am
by andrewcottingham
I well remember sleeping in John Snow’s bed – in 1963 this meant something a lot different from 2010 LOL. While never having met him, he was very much an idol

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 7:42 pm
by rockfreak
Katharine, just taking a flyer here, would your brother have been Hills P who was in Prep A in the 1950s?

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:10 pm
by Katharine
rockfreak wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Katharine, just taking a flyer here, would your brother have been Hills P who was in Prep A in the 1950s?
Yes, he was Prep A 6, I think he started in 1952 at the age of 9. Were you in Prep A too?

Re: ThorntonB 1959

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:59 pm
by rockfreak
I was in Prep B and would have gone in at the same time as your brother. One memory: we in Col B were playing his Thornton house at cricket and your brother was wicket keeper. Our batsman got a thick edge and your brother took a catch and was congratulated on taking his first "snick" catch by the very large presence of Beaky Davies (Harlequins and England) who was umpiring. As you can see I have an elephantine memory for bits of trivia.