Roger Adcock (JRGS 1963-68) profiles the post-Ruskin career of W. L. Powell...
Further my recent report of the 2004
dedication ceremony of a
memorial to the crew of crew of JB701, which included Flight
Lieutenant William Leonard Powell (JRCS 1933-38), I have been
looking further into his career. His Lancaster of 49 Squadron, JB701,
was shot down over northern France on July 29th, 1944, after a bombing
mission to Stuttgart Germany. There were no survivors amongst the crew
of seven, pictured right.
Below are a collection of images unearthed at the Croydon Archives; click on any thumbnail to view larger image.
RAF Fiskerton, from which William Powell's Lancaster crew flew on its final mission to Germany in late-July 1944, is commemorated in Fiskerton village church and in an airfield memorial, shown above far right. Fiskerton village church of St Clement contains a plaque in the Lady Chapel that commemorates the personnel of RAF Fiskerton from 1943 to 1945. St Clements also holds 49 Squadron's Roll of Honour.
Our sincere thanks to Chris Bennett, Archivist at Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives Service.
Roger Adcock, Oxted, Surrey January 2008 Email
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Mel Lambert (JRGS 1959-65) considers the December issue of "Your Croydon"...
again, the December 2007 edition of Croydon Council's
Your Croydon magazine includes a photo essay from
Frazer Ashford (JRGS 1962-69) as part of a continuing series
entitled From Here to Modernity, which charts Croydon
during the past 25 years.
And here are close-ups of Frazer's Then and Now images of North End, with the Alms Houses to the right:
Mel Lambert, Burbank, CA, USA, January 2008 Email. Your Croydon ©2021 Croydon Council.
Mike Etheridge (JRGS 1963-65) spots an article about two football managers...
in case you missed seeing the feature in last Tuesday's Daily
Mail about two former JRGS Alumni, Roy Hodgson and
Lennie Lawrence, facing each other in an FA Cup replay, I
attach a scan of a relevant page from the 22nd January edition.
Click on the thumbnail to view a full-size version.
©2008 Associated Newspapers Ltd.
Mike Etheridge, Sanderstead, Surrey. January 2008 Email.
ML adds: John Byford (JRGS 1959-66) late last December alerted our attention to an article published on the BBC website about Roy Hodgson (JRGS 1958-65) being named as Fulham Football Club's new manager. According to the article, Roy has played for Crystal Palace, Maidstone and Berea Park, and managed Halmstad, Bristol City, Orebro, Malmo, Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland, Inter Milan, Blackburn, Inter Milan, Grasshoppers, FC Copenhagen, Udinese, United Arab Emirates, Viking FK, Finland and now Fulham. Click here for the full story.
Cliff Cummins (JRGS 1956-62) unearths a School Concert photo from 1957...
is a photo taken in 1957 by the Croydon Advertiser at a
Junior School Concert. Click on the thumbnail to view a
Ian Macdonald (JRGS 1958-65) adds: Turvey's first name was Stewart or Stuart, and he later joined the Metropolitan Police.
Clive Whitehead (JRGS 1950-52) meets former teacher Mr. Charles Smith...
about mid-December, during the course of a UK visit, I was
privileged, through the good offices of Peter Oxlade (JRGS
1940-44), to meet up one evening with Mr. Charles "Smithy"
Smith at his home somewhere in the general
area of West Wickham.
A love of dancing
Clive Whitehead, Western Australia, December 2007 Email.
Norman Day (JRGS 1960-66)
adds: I really enjoyed reading Clive's article about "Smut,"
who was the best form teacher I had. The item further inspired
me to browse through the roster of "Masters"
(I am sure that's what we called them). Anyway I see that Terry
T. James is down as a BA, whereas his lucky pupils (of which I
was one) always called him "Doc" (never knew his first name).
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