1964 School Photo

Furtherwick Park School Photo

By Colin Beale


The attached photo was taken in 1964. I am in the photo, are you?

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This page was added by Colin Beale on 08/01/2009.
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Hello Colin,
Yes I am in the photo, back row 6th from left & I think that you are 8th from left. Some of those in the photo are still on the Island & I now & again see them. I can only remember 1 of the girls, middle row 9th from left I think is Yvonne Gillman. The teachers name was Mr Sercombe. Those were the days. I have often wondered what happened too you, now i know. Thanks for the photo.

Mick Champion via Canvey.org Forum

By Mick Champion (via Canvey.org Forum / DBullock)
On 14/01/2009

Hi Colin

I used to live on the island in Linden Way until 1963 when I moved up to London before I emigrated to Australia where I still live. My sister is coming over from the Uk to visit me which prompted me to go on a nostalgia trip and look up Canvey Island. On my search your name came up and I thought I'd see what it was about because my good friend Michael Taylor lived in Rose Road opposite where Colin , Rodger and Linda lived. So after 40 years I'm punting that you may be the Colin I'm guessing you are. I was in the scouts back in 1963 and Tony Peck was scoutmaster. If I have the right family Linda was in the girls brigade, It would be nice to hear from you and tell me if my guess was right and how the Beales are going

By Tony Aishford
On 15/01/2009

Hi Colin and Tony,

Firstly Colin... your name rings a bell with me...but I think just from schooldays...and Tony Aishford and I were both a year above you. Is there any chance of you sending me a full sized copy of the photo as there are several faces that look familiar to me.


Grand to see you here on the site matey... been a while since we've seen you... maybe Roger and I will pop over to Qld again one of these days and give you a call... would be nice to meet up again. Love to Sue and the kids

Trish Nicholls (nee Pat Newman)

By Trish Nicholls
On 29/01/2009

Hi Trish

Received your email. Lovely to hear from you. Do you think Colin is 5th right back row. Would be marvellous to hear from him. Sometime ago I saw a brilliant article on Fred Watkins. So it was you, Regards Tony Aishford

By Tony Aishford
On 30/01/2009

Well I've just added a comment on the the page regarding Billy Wells' ponies and wandered on to the 'schools' page only to find a couple of postings from Tony Aishford in Oz!! Tony and I were trampolinists [if thats the right word] at Furtherwick or Canvey Secondary as it was then under the guidance of the p.e. teacher John Fretwell - we were reasonably competent and did a comedy trampoline routine during the more serious gymnastic displays -somewhere in my own archives I have photos of the gymnastic team and Tony and I mid routine. Oh! I've remembered the right word trampoloning was officially known as 'rebound tumbling'

By Chris Stevens
On 18/11/2009

Can anyone add more names to this picture. Some look familier but its been a loooong time !

By Graham Eames
On 29/04/2011

I wonder if anyone remembers my dad warner wallace or my mum heather clayton at all please x

By dawn browning
On 26/06/2011

Hello, my mum is 5th from the right, front row. Rose Cherry Moorcroft. Does anybody remember her? It will be good to tell her some names who have got into contact.

By James Dalby
On 12/10/2014

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