Instead, that evening, my Dad and uncle (who lived in Carr Road) took me to Wembley to watch the England versus France World Cup match.
It was something that I’ll never forget, of course.
(*) This information was gleaned many years ago, from two people who were competitive swimmers in the borough at different times.
I was always led to believe that the pool was a ‘short course’ one rather than a ‘long course/competition standard’ one.
The pool had only six lanes and needed to have ten for Olympic/National competition.
Arthur had moved to Launceston in Cornwall, and I had not heard a thing about him for over 50 years. Yours, Bernard HOWARD Hi, I was at William Elliot Whittingham School 1956 to 1958, then the all boys school was closed and ruined by moving to Sydney Chaplin at the top of Folly Lane, the school completely lost it's character because it moved to a new building that was completely boring compared with the old victorian building and the addition of girls finished off the death of what was a very good school, if perhaps a bit tough. Thanks Colin HARES I think that it’s highly likely that there will be friends and visitors to this site who will recall the name ‘Walthamstow Rangers’.
I live in Perth Australia but I was due to visit one of our sons who has chosen to live in the UK. Chat to you in 2015, to let you know about my reply from my old friend. Rangers was a local football club which ran many teams of various age-groups and competed in leagues and cups far and wide.