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Old 29-09-2020, 02:47 PM
Wilk Wilk is offline
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I have this photo (attached). I was told it was the inaugural committee of the Comrades Club when it was first founded. I only know one person on it, my uncle, and I recognise some of the faces but do not know any of their names.
Can anyone help?
I have also attached a picture with numbers for each person to help record any names.
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:47 PM
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I have this photo (attached). I was told it was the inaugural committee of the Comrades Club when it was first founded. I only know one person on it, my uncle, and I recognise some of the faces but do not know any of their names.
Can anyone help?
I have also attached a picture with numbers for each person to help record any names.
My Father was on the Comrades committee mid 60s when he lived at Chiburn Avenue
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:29 PM
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Hi, Parsonx.
Good to hear from you. Do you have any information about the Comrades
and is your dad in the photo?
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:09 PM
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Hi, Parsonx.
Good to hear from you. Do you have any information about the Comrades
and is your dad in the photo?
My Father is not in the photo,I remember the concert room extension being built as i attended Red Row senior school at the time 61-65 then on to South Broomhill Secondary.Father used to take my Mother out and send her into the concert room or lounge whilst he used to frequent the men only bar.
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Old 12-10-2020, 07:44 PM
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Hi,
I also attended Red Row school, infants and juniors, and also left in 65.
The story goes that my Uncle John was one of the original Committee that set up the comrades so I am just looking for some confirmation, or otherwise, as to the truth of the story.
My dad didn't go to the comrades much, he was a 'Buffs' man, and I can't remember my mother ever going to the Comrades or the 'Buffs', she wasn't a drinker.
I do remember going the comrades a few times, when I was home, to see some of the concerts that were on.
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Old 14-11-2020, 06:37 PM
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I think this would be the Comrades Club about 1950. Dan Mackenzie Centre, Evan his son behind over his left shoulder, Ernest Tweddell holding child
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:07 PM
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Anyone remember my Uncle Arthur from Hadston, Think he played drums and worked as a special constable.
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Old 26-02-2021, 09:49 PM
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Number 11 is Glad Hardy, Red Row, former PoW
Number 19, Jim 'Daddy' Common
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Old 27-02-2021, 08:13 PM
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John, thanks for the information.
Is Glad an actual name or an abbreviation?
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Old 13-03-2021, 04:22 PM
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Hello Geoff. Glad was Gladstone, former WW2 PoW. He would have lived at Red Row in your time... He was named after Gladstone Hardy kia 1915. There was another Gladstone you might remember, lived at the top of Simonside Terrace? My Grandfather's brother.
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Old 13-03-2021, 04:26 PM
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I was told that the original Comrades club was a wooden hut, procured by veterans of WW1, from the former training camp on Alnwick Pastures. 'Rodder' Mitchinson, latterly lollipop man at Red Row, was one of the original members, you might have come across him Geoff?
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Old 14-03-2021, 12:18 PM
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I was told that the original Comrades club was a wooden hut, procured by veterans of WW1, from the former training camp on Alnwick Pastures. 'Rodder' Mitchinson, latterly lollipop man at Red Row, was one of the original members, you might have come across him Geoff?
Hi, John.
Thanks for the information. I do remember the 'lollipop man' at Red Row but I don't recall ever knowing his name. Was the old hut moved to Red Row from Alnwick Pastures and if so do you know where it was located?
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Old 16-03-2021, 12:33 PM
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I couldn't say for certain where the original hut was, I always assumed it was on the same site as the Coms, but could be wrong. Jack Mitchinson was the son of Rodder and he told me how he and other veterans brought the hut down from Alnwick with a horse and cart. Rodder was wounded at Ypres in April 15, I don't think he went back to the Western Front. Great to hear from you Geoff, good memories of your family down Chevington Drift.
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