Last orders ; Time Gentlemen Please - By Charles Joyce
Truly another classic gem , spot on focus , serious composure . Taken around 67’ returning from Cleobury probably a Sunday afternoon a leisurely stroll around the village
The magnificent 7 are as follows , back row L to R :
David Mansell , Rich Gillespie , Jersey Duebeck , Peter Wan .
Bottom row L to R :
Sumanbhai Patel , Frank Dutton , Frank Kirkland.
Note ; the dress code, Sunday best suits and ties, school scarves portrays a certain ambience and a credit to ourselves and the school image against the rural background and countryside of Cleobury . Well turned out lads , full marks for presentation .
As we were about to “get back” to school for Sunday tea , the Beatles hit comes to mind , I think the last which they recorded before they split , or was it ?
Sunday afternoon we go down to the village and have coffee and listen to the latest pop songs on the juke box . “Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon “ springs to mind, by the Kinks, or “ when a man loves a women “ Percy Sledge. Pity I never swopped places and got a picture of myself in the group.
2nd shot is Frank Dutton and myself relaxing by the pool surround , pity another double exposure, but adds a little character to the school atmosphere. “ roll out those lazy hazy days of summer “ Nat King Cole.
3rd shot , down hill approach to Cleobury, from Mawley Oak. Just pick out the church steeple , and a very faint outline of Clee Hill on the skyline. The spring of 67’ slight shadows,
Before starting my engineering apprenticeship, welcome to the world of work, 45 years and counting.
My title “ last orders” I think these are the last pictures, moments in time , captured forever “ time gentlemen please “ A Tribute to our past .