11/07/07 - Can you name pupils?

OUR Nostalgia photograph this week features a group of schoolchildren photographed in Ruskington.

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We think the picture was taken where the village youth centre now is but do any of our readers know when it was taken and can you name any of the children in the photograph?

If you have information about this picture, please telephone the Standard on 01529 413646 or email john.lavery@jpress.co.uk

* Have you any old photographs from your school days taken 25 years ago or more? We would love to see them.

Photographs can be dropped in at the Sleaford Standard offices, 28 Handley Street, Sleaford. All photos will be returned. We would also be interested in pictures of local summer fetes and galas from yesteryear, and any old cricket, golf, tennis or bowls pictures anyone may have.

Pages from the past

* 1982

* NORTH Kesteven District Council transportation sub-committee received complaints about the new two-hour limited parking on Handley Street, Sleaford. Residents said they were unable to park outside their homes but the council decided not to issue resident with parking permits.

* Governors of Sleaford County Secondary School issued a stern warning to Lincolnshire County Council not to sell surplus education land for private developments. The council were looking at selling land at Westholme close to Drove Lane for housing.

* Sleaford Carnival chairman David Hockmeyer announced the event had raised a record 1,200 to help LIVES and the Eastgate Centre.

* Ruskington Tennis Club,wo were enjoying a very successful season, retained their 100 per cent record in mixed and men's league matches.

* Bert Cawsey, of Speedway Garage, Ruskington, donated a brass cup to Blankney Golf Club for a senior citizen's competition. Bert won the cup for catching the largest fish while on holiday in Mauritius and the trophy had been gathering dust in his workshop ever since.

* 1957

* TENANTS at 10 cottages in Kirkby Green were given an assurance following a public inquiry that they would be re-housed in Scopwick. East Kesteven Rural District Council proposed to demolish the houses under a slum clearance order because they were unfit for human habitation.

* Ruskington County Secondary Modern School was officially opened by Sir John Wolfenden, vice chancellor of the University of Reading.

* Swaton parish welcomed their new vicar the Rev Robert Harris to St Michael's Church at an induction ceremony conducted by the rural Deacon the Rev D S Rowlands of Bourne.

* The home of Mr and Mrs Thomas L Humberstone at Helpringham Fen was struck by lightning. The chimney was hurled on to the lawn and the roof was pushed to one side.

* Mr F Cutler, Mr J H Brighton and Mr G V S Andrews won the Sir Victor Warrender shield at an annual charity bowls tournament at Boston Road, Sleaford in aid of the British Empire Cancer campaign.

* 1932

* RESIDENTS in Helpringham welcomed a fall of rain following a long dry spell. The village beck had virtually dried up and the crops had stopped growing.

* Tributes were paid to Mr J W Bell, clerk of Sleaford Urban District Council, who died. The council appointed Mr G B Hempstead as acting clerk.

* Mr E Gilbert of Billinghay conducted a service in celebration of the anniversary of Helpringham Fen Sunday School.

* Mr G A Couling, of Sleaford Road, Ruskington, retired from the services of Mr Wm Clark and Sons coal merchants after 48 years. He was a preacher with the Wesleyan Reform Church.

* E Naylor won the Winchelsea Cup and Spoon at a competition at Sleaford Golf Club. The competition was in aid of St Dunstan's House.