26/09/07 - Were you with Carol in class of 1965?

CLASSMATES who left Sleaford Secondary Modern School in 1965 are being invited to join in a reunion.


Former pupil Carol Allen and some old school friends agreed it was high time they should stage a reunion and meet up for old time's sake.

She brought in an old year group photo from 1961 showing many of her old friends. She has since moved away from the town and has lived in Lincoln for the last 35 years.

Carol's maiden name was Rush. Anyone wanting to get in touch about the reunion, which will take place on October 19 at the Barge and Bottle pub in Sleaford, should contact her on 01522 686306 or 07932 953723 or email davidallen25@yahoo.co.uk

* Are you trying to organise a reunion, let the Standard know - telephone 01529 413646 or email john.lavery@jpress.co.uk

Do you have any local photographs taken before 1982? We would be particularly interested in old school photos, sports teams, village/community events and street scenes.

You can drop photos in at the Standard office, 28 Handley Street, Sleaford. We will return all pictures submitted.

Schools out...potatoes are ready

Pages from the Past


THE age of admission to Sleaford Polytechnic was lowered from 14 to 12.

* Primary schools in Sleaford and the surrounding areas were closed for three weeks to enable the older children to help with the potato harvest.

* A farm worker broke his ankle when his horse bolted after losing a blinker when pulling a load of barley.

* Ruskington Scouts successfully passed their ambulance test after enjoying a course of lectures given by St John Ambulance Brigade.

* A Billinghay bus driver was summoned before Sleaford Magistrates for failing to carry a fire extinguisher, failing to carry a first aid kit, driving a vehicle without two working brakes and for using a public service vehicle without a licence.


LINCOLN Hospital's youngest nursing sister, Pauline Theaker, 23, of Sleaford, was awarded the 1957 Obstetrics Prize after attending a midwifery training course.

* three Sleaford boys were up before magistrates after wrecking a farm van at Holdingham pretending they had had a crash.

* Anthony Quinn and Sophie Loren were starring in the film Attila the Hun, showing at Sleaford Picturedrome.

* A motorcyclist crashed his machine on the Lincoln Road in Sleaford after using both hands to adjust his goggles.


EASTGATE residents signed a petition protesting against the proposed development of Lollycocks field.

* Rock groups were banned from Ancaster Village Hall following complaints from local people about noise.

* Lincolnshire Police planned a road safety campaign following the county's highest ever death toll on the roads.

* An investigation into Rippingale's sewers was carried out after residents complained of a horrendous stench.

* A Falklands Gala was held at South Kyme Village Hall and raised 600 for the South Atlantic Fund.