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St William’s R.C. school photograph showing me and my contemporaries taken around 1960.

I am in the second row from front ( a clue is hair bows) above and have not yet acquired my glasses. I am still in touch with 3 of the girls. Where did the years go?

The above title is from the chorus of a song by George Formby “Leaning on a Lamp Post” He accompanied himself on a Ukelele or Banjolele and his light comical songs played in the background of my early childhood. He came from Wigan in Lancashire and had a very distinct accent which he cultivated as part of his act. He was born in 1904 and died in 1961. He was famous for a lot of films he made in the 1930’3/40’s. My mother never really liked him as he often portrayed gormless Lancashire innocents who eventually won the girl! Anyway I couldn’t get that tune out of my head today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTaZTj1a4og

https://genius.com/George-formby-leaning-on-a-lamp-post-lyrics

A reminiscing kind of day! I am in the middle of preparing a vignette for Canada Day to place at the front of our property. I will post a photo of the finished project when it is done.

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