[a blog by tim footman]
Beautiful. And what a great story. (These days he'd probably be arrested.)
I'm sure we played them at cricket and football, except then they were known as Riverside School, Erith.A Clockwork Orange was filmed in Thamesmead, don't you know.
Yes, Annie. I was wondering how good those shots would look with the faces pixellated.Wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of some of those fast bowlers, Geoff. There's a mad-eyed Dennis Lillee look about them...
Beautiful photos. This was my era exactly, and I went to a similar comp the other side of the river, but the photos on our Friends Reunited site are nowhere near as gorgeous as these.
But did you have a natty cagoule like that girl, Chatterbox?
No, I wasn't quite that stylish. I had a green coat with a fake fur collar and detachable hood, which spoilt the smouldering Debbie Harry look I was aiming for.
George Plemper is in the Guardian (again) - we've done an audio slideshow, with 'then and now' pics and interviews with some of his original subjects. You can see it here:www.guardian.co.uk/society/interactive/2008/jun/04/george...George went back to Thamesmead a couple of weeks ago at the invitation of the school to take pics of some of the current pupils. He's not lost his touch! You can see a gallery of these pics at: www.guardian.co.uk/society/gallery/2008/jun/04/george.ple...Patrick Butler
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