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Pauline Davis  wrote about Queen Mum:
“During the film when the Queen Mother leaves the civic centre, she comes over to greet me - young mother with a crying baby. my daughter - Cheryl Davis was the youngest person she met (although she cried and was too young to remember it) we have no photograph of the event, so finding this clip is truly wonderful.
Thank you ”
Anon  wrote about Cherry Lane School:
“Mr. Beavan was the Art teacher”
Jacqueline Jerrard nee Salmon  wrote about Harold Defries Bar Mitzvah:
“where wwas it
wwhat relation were my pArents Alf and Jane Salmon to the defries”
“My Nan was the one avoiding the camera,with the blonde hair she was Mayor from 1950 can see her in the credits as A.Glover in the credits.Teresa Tilling nee Glover.”
Philip Bennett  wrote about From Greenhill to Marlborough:
“I started at Greenhill in 1961 after my Brother and Sister, Robert & Gillian. The school moved to Marlborough for about my last year. I remember Mr Pitcher and Miss Lancaster who sometimes brought her dog to school. We lived above the shoe shop in Station Road which faced right up St Anne’s Road so a very short walk to school. Fascinating to see this film. ”
Hilary Salmon (Loy)  wrote about Three Towns Pageant:
“My sister and I are in the group of little girls in the early part of the video. We were also in the War of the Roses part but it isn’t in the video. I was very young but still remember how exciting it was. Queen Mary attended one of the performances. Thank you for posting the video as it’s wonderful.”
Mick Bean  wrote about St Mary's Bay:
“I spent a week there in June 1963 from Parkgate JMI in Watford. I remember the dining hall being infested with sparrows and the dormitories being draughty. We bought catapult rockets from the site store and passed the evenings chasing them across the beach as they descended on their parachutes. Great times!! ”
“My parents Gordon and Lee Luxton both taught at the boys and girls school respectively. My grandmother Olive Crombie was the secretary at the girls school.”
“I'm in the 1973 video at bisham Abbey in the red top and brown trousers brings back nice memories ”
Janice Carpenter ( nee McCafferty)  wrote about Beauty in the Borough:
“What a fabulous film. So many memories and it was lovely to see the places I remember with fondness. Born in 1952 and lived in St Mary’s Road until it was torn down in the 60’s and then in Hawthorn Road. Have watched that film several times and shared it with friends and family who used to live there. We’ve all moved to different places but are still in touch - even some friends from infants and junior schools ! I went to Rokesley Infants, then juniors and then Clemence Cave . Left Hornsey in 1974 when I got married and my mum, dad and brother John moved out in 1981. Have been back on a few occasions for a nostalgic walk about! Fantastic childhood in Hornsey. Have just booked a ticket for a guided tour of Hornsey Town Hall.”

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