This is what Rodney has to say:
out all the relevant photographs that I would like to share with you all.
Looking through the old photographs names like Gordon (Mutka) Brackstone,
Alan (Rumputs) Roberts, Munu (Lumpy) Hussain, and Alan (Mutchi) Harris come
to mind readily. The last picture is one of the suave and gentle Abdul Zarawani......"
Rodney during his Barnes Days
The School Cricket Team..teachers Wilfred King (l),Frank MacInnes (c) and Sashi Gadre(r)
Boxing: Rodney seated next to Mr Suares
The School Hockey Team..Rodney centre row, far left... Teacher: Mr Job.
below..'the suave and gentle Abdul Zarawani'
"Now to give you a little information about myself since my Barnes School days.
Scientific Glassblower. As a Scientific Glassblower I moved around the trade
gathering wide and varied experience, and in 1978 was appointed as a
Lecturer in Scientific Glassblowing at Hounslow Borough College. I did my
Teachers Training and gained my Cert Ed. It was a job I enjoyed immensely,
which involved teaching our home students and those that came from as far as
the Far East and Africa, but unfortunately the advent of the microchip
proved the death knell for Scientific Glassblowing. I left teaching and
soon joined the famous Wembley Stadium in their Health & Safety, Medical
Dept. as their Stock Controller. Due to part of the very public company sell
off and departmental changes, I was made redundant in Dec 1999. It is
fortunate that I was able to take early retirement, which I am enjoying with
my wife Maureen who has also now retired. As we are busy doing our own thing
we find that the time just flies. It is nice to do things when we want to
which is great and we are making the most of it."
"In 1966 I married Maureen Orchard who was also in Barnes (1951- 52). She is
in contact with Zenita Wainwright and the Harpers here in England but
remembers Freda & Beryl Symonds, Rubi Irani to name just a few. We have
three sons, the eldest is Kevin who is working in Venezuela for an American
company at the moment and the twins Gary and Stephen who are married and
have five children between them. The grandies are lovely and bring a lot of
joy and happiness into our lives. It is sad that they have to grow up so
soon and seem to have a damn answer for everything, but their old' Pops' can
just about hold his own, and will do so while the going is good. I bet you
grandparents out there know the feeling well.
Rod and Maureen's three sons Kevin and twins Gary and Steve
At home with family....
Maxine (Rod's sister) and Maurine
Rod the Grandfather..........
Please keep in touch.
>From these two evergreens to all you old Barnes folks"
Rod Dawes <firstname.lastname@example.org>