|Subject: Old acquaintance
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 20:55:56 +1100
From: "Norman Labrum"
I just came across your web site, via a link from the "Market Harborough"
site. Your name rang a bell in my memory. You see, I clearly remembered a
boy Dickins who was, I think, 2 years ahead of me at the M.H Grammar
School: I'd no idea of his Christian name, because we always called him
Runk - don't ask me why! However, one possible identifier that I recalled
was that he went off to be a handicraft teacher. I dug out the 1938 school
magazine, and there he was in the news item: "R.E. Dickins has passed the
City & Guilds first Handicraft Examination in parts 1 and 2."
So I think I must be right in assuming I'm talking about your father. If
so, please give him my very best wishes. He might care to swap a few
reminiscences via your e-mail (that's if you don't mind of course) - I'd
certainly like to.
I was in Harborough for a few days last June - my first visit there for
15 years. I enjoyed meeting quite a number of my old mates from MHGS - we
seem to be a pretty durable lot!
Looking forward to hearing from you and "Runk"
Norman Labrum (MHGS 1932-1939)
Sydney, Australia (since 1946)
As it happens, my father inherited Runk from his brother Ken, and he
can't remember why!! And he can't find out either, for the obvious reason.
This came in October, 2000, and I have been under the weather, so I
haven't dealt with this as I should.