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168) Alan Hall  Male
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:22

Recently discovered this site - and what an excellent site it is too! So - let's see if I can jog a few memories and perhaps hear from some old pals - and neighbours.

1. Schools: Attended All Souls Primary, 1954-1961; Morehall Sec. Mod., 1961 - 1966; Harvey Grammar, 1966 - 1968.

2. Born and raised in the bungalows, Cheriton. Lived there until they were demolished, circa. 1967.

3. During school summer holidays, 1966 - 1968, worked at the Boating Pool near the Rotunda. (Helping people get in & out of boats and other things to 'keep the show on the road'.)

5. Anyone recall Kingsnorth Gardens, 1950 - 1967? My father - Mr. Albert Hall - was the foreman there for that period.

6. I am related to the Bowyer family; my maternal grandmother's sister (surname Austen) lived in Somerset Road, Cheriton (circa mid- 1950's.). I am also related to the Noble Family.

7. And finally, does anyone recall the T.V and Radio repair workshop in Morehall Road, Cheriton? Originally trading under the name of Bayley and Duke. Tony Duke became a very good friend of mine and was the initiator of my life-long career in Radio and Electronics. Sadly, Mr. Bayley died from an accident circa. 1963 and then Tony passed away several years ago. He and I used to be in regular postal correspondence.

And finally - My parents passed away several years ago, and I haven't visited Folkestone since I attended the funeral of my mother, a Mrs. Rose Mary Hall. (Died aged 93 years).

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