Tuesday, 28 January 2014
34. Barry Ruffell
A quick note to say I was pleased to come across the ‘Lancing Memories’ website, which included some items about (or from) people I remember.
I lived in Lancing Manor House from 1950 – 56, where my dad was caretaker working for WRDC, and subsequently in Berriedale Drive, Sompting (‘56-’59): I went to N Lancing Primary School from ’53 – ’59, and recognise some of the names mentioned and/or pictured on the website.
Some of the names that come to mind from my year are:
Terry Stacey (subsequently a musician and music shop owner (Approximate Music, Worthing), and father of folk artist Cole Stacey)
Derek Shoulders (whose dad ran an electrical retail business)
Peter Clist (who emigrated to Australia, I think)
Jamie Wrench (of the Red House, North Lancing, and whose dad ran the Boy’s Brigade)
John and Anna Caulfield (twins: moved into the area around ‘58)
Amanda Walker (lived at the top of the hill near the chalk pit)
Susan Scardifield (of the hardware shop family)
Molly Gunn (also emigrated, I believe)
And a few teachers. . .
Miss Humphrey (Head)
Miss Tait (final year teacher)
Mr Cox (subsequent head)
Miss Higgins (did she & Mr Durrant get married?)
Miss Goby (1st year teacher)
Pop Steer (who got us singing some fairly tricky pieces by Grieg. Also ran 5th Lancing Cubs)