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Howard Campion

Howard Campion emailed on 1/5/15 following the annual MGS reunion, which he now organises. Abbreviated notes from his email:

April: it was a successful event with representations from wide ranging places [e.g. Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire and even Barton-on-Humber!]. There were thirty five of us and a list is appended, the meal and service were of a high standard.

The Malton Estate have produced a very interesting booklet on the commercial and social history of the area. I bought one when it was first published and it cost me £5. However, the school has been given a box full of excess copies, and they are free to anyone with connections. If you are in Malton, call in reception at West Wing and ask for Gill Harrison who will provide you with a copy at 'Malton's Popular Price' [£0)

Attendance list: Maureen SNOWBALL Armstrong, Brenda PICKERING White, John ROLLS, Keith CASS, Jean HARLAND Magson, Anne BOWRON Dobson, John GOODWILL, Jean MOON Hulme, Brian WINDSOR, Ian WRAY, Patsy LABURN Firth, Marjorie THACKRAY Duggleby, Mike DUGGLEBY, Pat PALLISTER Gorringe, David THACKRAY, Isobel HUMBLE Jackson, ANne CLARKE Baldry, Margaret WARD Gibson, Margaret BATESON Hoyle, Mary CHARTERS Hayes, Keith HOLMES, Chris WALKER, Kitty THACKRAY Grove Stephenson, Gillian HICKS Roe, Rita HUDSON Posthill, Ian MILNER, Diana Barton, Andrew BARTON, Joyce HICKES Sundram, Margaret BRETHERICK Andrew, Ann FLETCHER Forden, Frank Edwards, Doreen ACONLEY Farnelly, Howard CAMPION

Unfortunately there is sad news, and the following ex-pupils are not with us any longer:

Peter Allen [37-44, formerly  Head Teacher of a Deaf School in Manchester], Marcus Mason [47-54], Patricia Lund [ 1940s she came from a farming family in Broughton and had been a Medical Researcher], Norman Race [42-47], Sheila Coverdale [42-7], Doris Boyes [36-40, died a couple of years ago], Arthur Firth [51-8], Barbara Nicholls [37-44, ex Head Girl and Head Teacher at Helmsley], Ron.Waites [42-7], and Elizabeth Richardson [41-6]. Many of you will also remember Miss Audrey Howarth  [later Mrs.Thompson] who died recently: she taught at MGS from 1947 until 1956 with a maternity break between those two dates.

Last year, my historical enquiry about certain schools and shops in Norton did produce some useful replies. Now, I have another one--before the cinema was built in Norton [The Majestic], there was another entertainment venue called 'The Tin Tabernacle'. I can well remember elderly folk talking about it but where was it, and was it used solely for watching films?