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Walt Booth, A Featherstone Man

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« on: September 16, 2012, 11:46:20 am »

Walt and I were best mates at Normanton Grammar School. I used to do art and English homeworks at half a crown a go. Walt made sure people paid up.
His dad Eric was a character as well. Eric was a dead ringer for Norman Wisdom. His mam always had the chip pan on and you nevefr went home hungry after visiting their house in Gladstone Street.

There was a group of us in those days who hung around together. Me, Dave 'bip' Bassinder who's dad was caretaker out South Fev Secondary Modrn, Phil Asquith who lived next door but one to Walt, Alan Martin, and John 'Chuck' Myers. Only Walt stayed in Featherstone, although Alan lived not that far away. The rest of us went tgo Uni and followed careers all over the place.

Walt after a few false starts-including working on the railway, became a roofer.
At Normanton Grammar School there was a PE Teacher called Jubb who most kids hated, even the ones who were good at sport. One day the bell tower at Normy caught fire, and Walt  was on the roof mending it. Jubby pranced by below him replete in tracksuit. Walt picked a brick up and threw it at Jubby shouting;
"I bet thy thought I'd never get to the top at this school Jubby!"

rest in piece old ****. I'll never forget you.
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