The photo below is of me shooting at netball aged eleven.
Someone mentioned Miss Gobby in a post and I am eternally grateful to her for making us practice mental arithmetic during rainy days when we missed going out to play. I hated it at the time, but am so happy to have the ability to work things out in my head as a result.
Came across website by chance. I was Valerie Lever. Please contact if you remember me. Would love you know how your life has been.
I do remember you, well your name, although I can’t place a face, but that’s true of so many Mayfield girls.
I came to the US in 1967, planned on staying a couple of years, but am still here! Married and divorced and had two children from that marriage, remarried and we are coming up on our 25th anniversary. I have grandchildren and great grandchildren, love to travel, retired, volunteer in the community. Neither of my kids or grandkids live near me, but I travel to see them as often as I can. What have you been up to?
I WAS AT MAYFIELD FROM 63 TO 66 I REMEMBER MISS GOBBY SHOUTING DOWN THE CORRIDOR KEEP IN LINE GIRLS AND BE QUIET. NEVER MADE IT INTO HER CLASS WAS IN MRS ROBS BUT LEFT IN 66 AND MOVE TO CORNWALL.
Hello Valerie, Ann Grossman here…… do you remember when we went to Susan Gatlands birthday party when we were still at South Park School? I got married, divorced lived in Spain on and off for 20 years , came back lived in Sussex and Essex but now in Devon. Worked in aviation and tourism for40 years …… now retired….. and bored but the body wont do what it did before! I am still in touch with Pamela Nutt and Lorraine Cottey and Freda Waters but lost contact with Denise Harries around 15 years ago……
Hi I am known as Val Palmer-Smith now. Been married 3 times. My husband Gordon and I have been together for nearly 24 years. We live in West Wales. I didn’t want children. Preferred dogs! We run an internet business from home. Presently having a new bungalow built which we hope to move into in March. Travelled a lot – been to the States 3 times. That’s my life in a nutshell!!!
Just realised you had left a message. Of course I remember you. I also remember Pamela Nutt or peanut as she was called! Funny what the memory allows us to remember! Where did you live in Sussex? I was in Storrington and Brighton. Have been in contact with Lorraine and Freda.
I lived in Newick when I worked at Gatwick and then last year, until June of this, in South Chailey, when I decided to move back to Plymouth. At present staying with the nephew in Harold Wood until New year and then to Sussex before back to Devon. I’ve only been married once and did a runner when I was 24. That’s when I went to live on Lanzarote. Done a lot of travelling, have lived in Menorca, Malaga and a short spell in Norway. Now as a pensioner decided to stay UK. Not sure that was a good idea! Just been to see Nutty on the farm two days ago.
Small world – I know the areas very well. keep in touch. have a good xmas and new year.
I’m looking to contact Freda Waters who I went to school with over 50 years ago.
Hi Ann, just seen your message and I can give you Freda’s email as she’s in California, America, now Freda Matsuda. It’s. (email forwarded). I went to New Zealand in 1961, back 4 years later. Married 1968, 2 daughters, lived in Ilford, separated 2006, now live in Chelmsford. Best of all now have a lovely partner a lot younger than me!
Hi Christine, so sorry for the extra long delay in replying. Many thanks for Freda’s email address. I married in 1968 and again in 1980. I unfortunately lost my second husband in 2007 so have been widowed 16 years, but feel two husbands is enough. I have one son and two grandchildren and live in Great Warley.
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