In this photo - Teachers - Walker? (PE Maths) Rev Lovatt (Divinity / Music)
Back row L to R Omerick, Richard Clarke, David Mansell, Mick Burns, ?
Middle row L to R Graham Jones, ?, ? , John Vark, Martin Pickering?, Christopher Appleby.
Front Row L to R Trev Teasdel, Michael Rowsell, Stephen Hymer, Michael Shepherd, Franco Fazulo
I think they showed this film at one of the Saturday film shows!
Trev Teasdel By that's a good description Michael - I'd forgotten bits of it although I was in the school team at one stage. It all comes back - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner! They showed that film funny enough in Main hall once.
Trev Teasdel I think there was an Intermediate route as well for 5th formers which went through the river just past Neen savage church,. Can't remeber the differences in the route but i think it went part way down the back lane to Cleobury - past or near child's school.
David Partridge and back through the river before the long drag up the glen!
Michael Billings When we had Child's School from Cleobury against us in the cross country. The course was extended. At the Rea footbridge you went over the bridge and up the track towards the edge of Cleobury around a field and over a couple of stiles before going back over the bridge and resuming back onto the original course.
Rosemary Webb Rehill Ah the ford. How many hours did we used to hang there? Did you actually run through that? It used to get quite high.
Trev Teasdel Rosemary - we went over the bridge when the river was high (or no one was looking!) and through it otherwise. I last run it in 1967 - almost 10 years later than Michael.
Trev Teasdel Looking at it via Google Maps - both the aerial view and the Streetview, it looks like the railway embankment on the way to the Glen has gone along with the various places the Cleobury Flyer was alleged to go - along both ways to the village. Flattened or ploughed over.
Rosemary Webb Rehill As you go over the stile from the field by the Jacks' house. This was your view looking to the right. The railway would be at the end of this field.
I was in the school team for Mortimer and sometimes we'd go to Cov to run against other schools at the Memorial Park on a Saturday morning. We could stay at home until Sunday tea, so on the Saturday afternoon I'd either go to see Cov city play at home or somewhere like Wolves or go to the Gaumont - I remember seeing Goldfinger and Help on release."
Michael Breslin Remember running past this on freezing Sat mornings, down to Neen Savage, along the river and up the Glen which was always freshly plowed somehow and back to the school - nice cross country run. Try it on Google Earth.....
David Stuart that is the top of the glen,from what use to be the railway track to the paddock before the road
Michael Billings Home made sledges seemed to appear from nowhere when the snow came. Wood was collected and lots of feverish sawing and banging to build your own and if you were lucky you managed to put metal strips on the runners so you could go faster. It was ingenious to see the variety of sledges. Grazed my knees a few times on the slope i can tell you.
Rosemary Webb Rehill Back in the 60's, it just seemed to snow for ever. I remember flying down that hill in the glen on a large white sled. We had to jump off before it hit the trees at the bottom!!
Mick Gajic anyone remember we all chipped in to make a sled run from the air raid shelter by the swimming pool,down the football pitch/cricket pitch,and we made a tunnel and took it in turn's to go through,just as i was going down the run some lads crashed in the tunnel,and i went straight into them,no one was hurt seriously,after tea every night we watered the course to make it icy.
X country Winners Blount House 1981
In this photo: Adrian Mulhall, Peter Niceley, John Brown (Photos), Dean Waton, Gavin Mulhall, Warren Niceley, Tovey, Aubery Wood?, Harris, Harrison, Riochard Hull, Rob Grant, George Bell, Patric Jones, Rob Wood, Alan Brown, Adrian Steane
The Glen (Now) Caravan Park