Where are they now? - Saturday January 5, 2013

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Helping people locate friends and family they’ve lost contact with.

JENNINGS: I am trying to trace a chap called Ken Jennings who I used to work with in Zambia back in the 70s.

He came from the Portsmouth area and I believe he married a lady who worked in the tax office. I’d be very grateful for any information.

Brian Rose

01258 817978

Chapel Cottage





SCHOOL DAYS: Back in the 1950s I attended what was then Portsmouth Northern Grammar School for Boys in Mayfield Road, North End.

The headmaster was a Mr. Hancock, and other masters there included Messrs. B. and W. Bradshaw, Rowe, John, Manson, Featherstone and Wood.

Can anyone tell me what the Blazer Badge looked like and what the motto meant?

I think it stated: ‘In quiet et in spe, virtus’, or something like that. The badge design included an open book surmounted by the Portsmouth star and crescent logo if I remember rightly.

Christopher Wood

610 Perehudoff Crescent, Unit 301

Saskatoon, SK

S7N 4H5, Canada

PURBROOK PARK: I would like to get in touch with my former classmates from Purbrook Park County High School who left way back in 1959.

I would particularly like to hear from Jim Watkin, John Salter, Rich Tucker, Barry McCormick, Pete Ball, Robin Stokely and John Lewery, with a view to meeting up if possible.

Ray Piper



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