Author Topic: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969  (Read 24174 times)

Ian Simms

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2019, 10:22:00 AM »
I was in their class. Vance Kane & Laurence Cobain were part of the "crowd". My best-friend at the time, and still was Eric Frizzell and our mate at the time was a boy called Alan Hill from Cypress Avenue. We've been trying to locate Alan for years but he seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. He was a brilliant artist and went to the College of Art. His then girlfriend dumped him and moved to Canada. Alan followed her & we never heard from him again. If anyone knows anything about him I'd love to hear from you. Ian Simms here by the way. My brother Stephen & late brother Johnnie also went to O'field
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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2019, 03:38:08 PM »
I was in their class. Vance Kane & Laurence Cobain were part of the "crowd". My best-friend at the time, and still was Eric Frizzell and our mate at the time was a boy called Alan Hill from Cypress Avenue. We've been trying to locate Alan for years but he seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. He was a brilliant artist and went to the College of Art. His then girlfriend dumped him and moved to Canada. Alan followed her & we never heard from him again. If anyone knows anything about him I'd love to hear from you. Ian Simms here by the way. My brother Stephen & late brother Johnnie also went to O'field
what years where you there Ian..I remember these names but they weren't in my classes...did Vance Kane play 5 asides? At the time of TD..son of the Duke.

boothil

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2019, 07:29:40 PM »
Vance Kane  2T2 played in the “B” team those years with Stewart’s Dowds. Cobain played in the “A” team. Blonde hair. Hard to remember. Anyone know where all the team photographs went to when the school closed.
what years where you there Ian..I remember these names but they weren't in my classes...did Vance Kane play 5 asides? At the time of TD..son of the Duke.

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2019, 07:33:48 PM »
T.D   Tommy Dixon was a year younger I believe.,yes Kane played in the 5 asides. They could be hard games at lunch time.

Kelly ham

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2019, 07:21:30 PM »
Hi my dad is ron Hamilton  he attended orangefield  from 1962-1966 I'm looking for any child hood photos especially of the football team he played in..  can anyone point me in the right direction please x

boothil

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2019, 10:08:03 PM »
There was a PT teacher who was heavily involved in football. Jackie Gallagher. I think he left Orangefield and moved to Bangor. He was involved in the IFA and may have written a book.
Jake was well liked. I think he may be still alive living in Bangor somewhere.
Sorry no photographs available.

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2019, 08:25:19 AM »
Jake was also at dundonald and lisnasharragh,football thru and thru,he travelled the world coaching,spoke to him a few months ago in neils hill at the hack.he has wrote a book and also an advisor at stormont so age hasn’t slowed him down,a true gentleman

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2019, 08:46:45 AM »
Anyone remember a PT teacher called Ash who punished you with a wooden bat.
Wonder if he would get away with it these days.

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2019, 02:06:37 PM »
Anyone remember a PT teacher called Ash who punished you with a wooden bat.
Wonder if he would get away with it these days.
   Yes !! A Real bully...protected by the state...He'd be jailed now for hitting a child with that thing..its amazing that he was allowed to get away with it..

boothil

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2019, 09:46:13 AM »
Hi,
Anyone know is PT teacher is still alive, I think he might have a few students who would like to speak to him regarding abuse.
Maybe an action should be considered against the education authority regarding historical abuse.


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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2020, 03:00:22 AM »
Boothill.
                I remember that a--h--e Ash when I started there he had just comeback from an exchange teacher stint in USA. He was not my normal PT teacher I think mine was
Mr. Usher??? but we would get stuck with Ash from time too time he was a no-good [censored], made gym hateful not fun treated we boys like dirt. Mr.Usher worked us hard in class but made it great fun and made you push yourself  Mr.Malone and I agreed to disagree
but Mr. Weston, Scarlett, Francis and Stanley were good men.  Refused to go there after a year and a half and went to Park Parade, maybe not as good a school but better morale.

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Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2020, 01:15:36 PM »
My brother, Ronnie Patton went to Orangefield during those years - I would love to hear of any memories of those bygone days - sadly Ronnie died at the age of 43
Hi Ann I was Ronnie’s best mate at Euston street school and we then both went to Orangefield and during primary school I was in your house many times in Hatton drive and new both your parents but didn’t realise Ronnie had died so young
Tom Anderson