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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby desira37 » 23 Aug 2018, 12:31

Don't think it was surnames, Ev . Bryon Roberts was one of them hence the B
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby EWW » 23 Aug 2018, 13:06

Was it their first names then desira? Bryon (TaffY) Roberts was at Dodmans when I worked there. I thought the business was set up
when Doddies folded by men who worked there.
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby desira37 » 23 Aug 2018, 16:00

Yes it was set up when Dodmans finished. I only knew Bryon because he was at ours a lot and one of my brothers started work with them but don't know who the others were.
Bryon married Sylvia Gawthorpe and her younger sister Pauline [ I think ] went to America
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby slowhand » 25 Aug 2018, 20:57

desira37 wrote:Don't think it was surnames, Ev . Bryon Roberts was one of them hence the B



I worked at Bead Engineering for 17 years. How they got the name was from the beginining of the christian names of the 4 directors who started the firm, they were:

Bryon Roberts

Eric Hales

Anthony Skerritt

Don Baxter
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby EWW » 25 Aug 2018, 21:09

Thanks Slowhand. Thats cleared that one up.
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby littleoldboy » 18 Sep 2018, 13:39

Can anyone tell me when Gaywood Park School opened? I have a relative who says she went there age 11 when it was new. she was born 1928, so did it open just before WW2?

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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Tresagreen » 18 Sep 2018, 14:49

Hi L O B, according to Michael Walkers book. (Gaywood Park Schools) they were opened in 1939. A headline from the Lynn News reads " Schools to be proud of -Gaywood Park Buildings set new standard". That was in October 1939.
Can send pics if you are interested. There are several from 1939, 41, and 42, never know, your relative might be on one! Regards. T
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby littleoldboy » 19 Sep 2018, 09:21

Spot on.
My relative is my mum's cousin Pamela Chilvers who was born July 1927 so would have been there when it started in 1939.
She lived at 29 Wootton Road.
Would love to see any photos from that time
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Nuggets » 27 Nov 2019, 13:04

I attended GPBSS from 1960 to 65. Previously I was at St Edds. What a culture shock it was at Gaywood nothing like my previous school. It did not take long to get into the swing of things. You soon knew your friends from those who you did not get in the way of!! Looking back though these were brilliant times. I lived for my sport and Larry Seaman really encouraged me and others to excel. In later years another teacher Steve King arrived, he too really encouraged those who enjoyed their sport.
I don't have much in the way of photos. If any of you old school guys of this era have some that you can share it would be much appreciated! There is not much in these wonderful stories which I have followed from 1939 to the present that relates to the early to mid sixties. Can anyone help out!
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Nuggets » 27 Nov 2019, 13:52

Nuggets wrote:I attended GPBSS from 1960 to 65. Previously I was at St Edds. What a culture shock it was at Gaywood nothing like my previous school. It did not take long to get into the swing of things. You soon knew your friends from those who you did not get in the way of!! Looking back though these were brilliant times. I lived for my sport and Larry Seaman really encouraged me and others to excel. In later years another teacher Steve King arrived, he too really encouraged those who enjoyed their sport.
I don't have much in the way of photos. If any of you old school guys of this era have some that you can share it would be much appreciated! There is not much in these wonderful stories which I have followed from 1939 to the present that relates to the early to mid sixties. Can anyone help out!
Kindest regards. Nuggets.

P. S.
Don't restrict yourselves to just photos. Any thoughts or memories of the early to late sixties at Gaywood, will liven up these cold wet evenings and bring hopefully a ray or two of sunshine!
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby EWW » 27 Nov 2019, 14:47

Hello nuggets. I know most of the GPS posters on here and we nearly all left before the 60s :roll: I hope some younger ones turn up
with some interesting stuff. Larry was there in out time but not Mr King. Was sport his main subject? My niece was a lab assistant
at the Park and her husband Mr John Stead was the science teacher. Where they there in your time.
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Nuggets » 27 Nov 2019, 16:09

Hello EWW,
Steve King was much younger than Larry, and sport was his main subject. I can't recall what else he taught. He was the first teacher to take us for Basketball and many of us took to this like fish to water. I can't bring to mind the relations you mention being at Gaywood when I was there. As you say it would be nice if some ( younger members) were able to cast some light on these times. By the way in my last year there Barry Chandler arrived to add to the strength of the Sports teachers. Given your vast knowledge I feel sure that you will know him as well.
P. S
Jock Guy was, if my memory serves was the Science Teacher when I left in 1965.
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Tresagreen » 27 Nov 2019, 16:18

Hi Nuggets, there is an excellent book about Gaywood Park Schools, which Michael Walker brought out last year. Have a look in the Library or Waterstones. Loads of pictures in there. T
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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Tresagreen » 27 Nov 2019, 16:32

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Re: GAYWOOD PARK SCHOOL

Postby Nuggets » 27 Nov 2019, 16:55

Thanks Tresagreen,
I will follow up on your kind info.
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