Kilting Around

We recently received these three photos that were clearly taken at the same function.  We were concerned about possible censorship due to the Celtic content of the second photo but decided to take a chance!  

The photos were kindly sent to us by Dave Cann who is featured in our latest “Then and  Now” article (CLICK HERE for the article on Dave).

Dave advises that they were taken at a party at Highland Cottage on Knapton Hill in about 1966.  He says his recollection of the party is "somewhat vague" but he recalls that “Chalky” White and Mick Mason got into as much trouble as anyone could in those days and either fled or disappeared to  Canada

We believe the persons in Photo 1 to be (l-r) standing Alex "Sandy" Sommerville, George Bale, Alan "Bex" Bissell, Dave Cann, Bill Pritchard. Seated (l-r) Brian "Chalky" White, Mick Mason and John Napier. Kneeling – Doug Rogers

The person on the left in photo 2, and between “Sandy” Sommerville and George Bale in photo 3 is Neville Spalding.

Party at Highland Cottage - circa 1966
Standing (l-r) -  Alex "Sandy" Sommerville, George Bale, Alan "Bex" Bissell, Dave Cann and Bill Pritchard
Seated -  Brian "Chalky" White, Mick Mason and John Napier
Kneeling -  Doug Rogers

Neville Spurling is on the left

Photo 3

 

 

 

 

 

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#10 Davie Kerr 2014-05-16 05:34
Roger, I have e-mail addresses (which I believe to be current) for John Napier and Sandy Somerville if you'd like them for your files.
I remember George Bale as a very quiet individual, who married a Scottish District Nurse named I think Carol Mitchell.

Editors note - Thanks Davie. We have Sandy's email but not John Napier's. Can you send it by email.
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#9 Terry 2014-05-07 18:27
Quoting Terry:
John Napier.
Correct.

Editors note - As you say, definitely John Napier. John arrived in Bermuda on 17th August 1965, along with Gavin Williams, Derek Burgess, Wilfred(?) Ibbotson, Eric Hutt, Doug Rogers, George Bale, and Robert "Bob" Massey. John resigned on 11th October 1968.

The luxuary of having access to Government archives.


Remember Roger, I did steal some files.
SWon Of Terry.......... ......bawhaaaaa a
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#8 Terry 2014-05-07 15:49
John Napier.
Correct.

Editors note - As you say, definitely John Napier. John arrived in Bermuda on 17th August 1965, along with Gavin Williams, Derek Burgess, Wilfred(?) Ibbotson, Eric Hutt, Doug Rogers, George Bale, and Robert "Bob" Massey. John resigned on 11th October 1968.
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#7 Bill Pritchard 2014-05-07 08:11
Photo 1, Backrow left to right-Sandy Sommerville, ? exRhodesia, Alan Bissell, Dave Cann,Yours truly Bill Pritchard. Seated Chalky White, ? exYorks, John Napier. Front - late Doug Rogers.Taken in 1965/66.Members of Hilton Wingood's Central Section.

Editors note - Hilton is still around and I see him occasionally. I'm hoping to interview him soon for an entry in our Then and Now column.
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#6 David du Cann 2014-05-07 02:08
Quoting Terry:
The guy to the right of Sandy in photo #3 has got me.
I knew that guy but the name escapes me.

As for Paul Yates I think I may be wrong.

Paul Yates is NOT in the photos. Mext to Sandy in photo #3 is the late Neville Spalding Terry. I will leave the rest of this unruly mob to be identified, Cheers Dave.
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#5 Terry 2014-05-01 15:52
The guy to the right of Sandy in photo #3 has got me.
I knew that guy but the name escapes me.

As for Paul Yates I think I may be wrong.
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#4 Terry 2014-04-29 17:01
I knew you would chime in.
Bill. Your right. Also with Sandy.

What a bloody crew those lot were back in the day in traffic.
Thanks Mike.
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#3 Mike Caulkett 2014-04-29 15:20
Photo 1:- Standing extreme right in dark jacket is Bill Pritchard. Sandy Sommerville standing on extreme left wearing the kilt.
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#2 Terry 2014-04-28 13:39
Hang on.
Trying to get Davie Kerr off facebook to come here.
Paul Yates I believe.
Allan 'Becks' Bissell
David Du Cann.

The others are coming too me....... :lol:

Editors note - Just for the record, it was Alan "Bex" Bissell, not Alan "Becks" Bissell. His nickname had nothing to do with the beer brand. It came from Bex vacuum cleaners. I believe it was because Alan looked like the guy in a TV ad selling them.
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#1 Terry 2014-04-28 10:35
Got Paul, Dave and 'Becks' so far.

Editors note - Terry, Can you add surnames to assist those who may not know who you're referring to, although if they don't know "Becks" they weren't there!
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