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The First Tennis Six (or seven) at the Southern Grammar School for Girls, Portsmouth, July 1957 and, inset, ''Iris Styles, Janice Morton and Carol Galliford reunited
The First Tennis Six (or seven) at the Southern Grammar School for Girls, Portsmouth, July 1957 and, inset, ''Iris Styles, Janice Morton and Carol Galliford reunited
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Ah, the power of Remember When.

Back in March Janice Lock (nee Norton), from West Sussex, e-mailed me this picture of The First Tennis Six at the Southern Grammar School for Girls, Portsmouth, in July 1957.

JPNS-27-09-12-027 RW REUNITED rep co USE SMALLISH''Iris Styles, Janice Morton and Carol Galliford reunited

JPNS-27-09-12-027 RW REUNITED rep co USE SMALLISH''Iris Styles, Janice Morton and Carol Galliford reunited

Yes, there are seven, but Janice thought the seventh girl was probably a reserve and most likely thought it would have been her. She’s second from the right in the back row.

As a result of its appearance in Remember When, Janice has been reunited with one girl from the team, Carol Galliford (who is standing next to Janice on the right hand end of the back row).

But another close, non-tennis-playing friend also got in touch via this page and the trio recently met for coffee for the first time in 55 years.

She was Iris Styles and three of them are pictured below, at their reunion.