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Title: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: eman resu on December 04, 2013, 09:09:31 PM
any memories of this one..more particularly any photos.. would be unbelievable
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Ann8 on December 05, 2013, 11:02:12 AM
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
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: GandT on December 05, 2013, 04:07:36 PM
No direct or detailed memories of the school itself although its principal, John Malone, was one of the best teachers and best ever visionaries in education in NI.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Jamesbelfast on December 05, 2013, 05:13:26 PM
I attended OBSS from 1959 to 1963.  I clearly remember the head master Malone who also could claim the title of Reverend although he never used it.  To most pupils he was referred to as either Bootsie or Molly.  He was very much a visionary when it came to education - in fact he re-mortaged his own home to help finanace the purchase of Whinlands House - a week-end outdoor pursuits centre near Annalong.  He claimed he knew every boy in the school by first and second name.  I quite believed him as he once stopped me in the corridor one day and addressed me with my full name - a fantastic feat considering there were around 1200 pupils.  Better still he enquired about my older brother who had left the year before.
 
The school has (or had) an ex-pupil association which I seem to remember was registered on the Friends Reunited website or such.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: eman resu on December 05, 2013, 08:32:10 PM
 :) :) Thanks for that jamesbelfast ;Always had great respect for John Malone,even more now Ive heard the whinlands story. eman
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Jamesbelfast on December 05, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
Try the link below - it contains a few photos
 
http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/orangefield-boys-secondary-school/b/07556882-f21c-4b45-8481-df753be80fef (http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/orangefield-boys-secondary-school/b/07556882-f21c-4b45-8481-df753be80fef)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: eman resu on December 05, 2013, 09:22:33 PM
thanks for that    jamesbelfast...I just saw an old friend there,and :D  he hasnt changed at all..eman
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Ann8 on December 08, 2013, 09:54:14 AM
I went to Orangefield girls and as I mentioned earlier, my brother was at Orangefield boys - we both went to Winlands (at different times) and had the time of our lives. I recall the army dropping by for the day and taking us abseiling of some high bridge somewhere in the Mourne Mountains - the most awesome experience ever - still remember the thrill all these years later.
Ronnie used to tell me really funny stories about Mr Malone - he obviously cared a great deal about the kids at his school. I remembered feeling very jealous that I had to attend the girls school as it did not seem as exciting as the boys school.
My brother used to chum about with John Ralston, Mo and Clive Bell (and few others wholes names I can't recall) sadly I have not any photos of the school.
I do recall the embarrassment of going to the gym which set between the boys and the girls school as our gym gear was grey knickers and a white polo shirt - oh the shame of being seen by the boys as we ran as quickly as we could across the playground :-)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: belfastbilly on April 18, 2014, 06:26:52 PM
i went to orangefield 65 til 69.i remember malone the headmaster and mr weston deputy headmaster.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Altee on April 19, 2014, 04:01:55 AM
I attended the school form 67-69 before immigrating to Australia with my parents, my 2 brothers David & Michael Templeton also attended 1 & 2 years before me. I played for the schools football team with George Dunlop & George Gorman, great school and happy memories
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: etobicoke on April 23, 2015, 07:28:22 PM
I was there from 61 to 65   Started off in g1  but ended up in 2t2. I didn't like studying much , but Boots Malone saw through me ,and told me you'll be ok once you're out in the world . He said, you have street smarts and sometimes that's more important. I couldn't believe my ears. Well he was right , I ended up moving to Canada and made a millionaire of myself .now retired and living comfortably in my later years. Thanks Rev, Malone.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: etobicoke on April 23, 2015, 07:33:03 PM
Some names that pop into my head  john Cane Reggie Morton. Peter Donaldson Larry Johnstono(there were two of them ) better known as fat and thin.  John Holmes Cliff Robb, who was Tommy Robbs little brother Tommy raced motorcycles for a living.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Jamesbelfast on April 23, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
Some of the older teachers are still kicking around.  I attend a local history club and the Science Teacher Thompson Steele is as sprighlty as ever.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on April 29, 2015, 10:03:29 PM
(http://i60.tinypic.com/244bo00.jpg)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on April 29, 2015, 10:24:38 PM
(http://i60.tinypic.com/c8591.jpg)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on April 29, 2015, 10:25:44 PM
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Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on April 29, 2015, 10:26:22 PM
(http://i60.tinypic.com/30xcqde.jpg)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on April 29, 2015, 10:52:11 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/mrq0s2.jpg)
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: RBR60 on May 03, 2015, 08:07:11 PM
THANKS FOR THE PHOTO OF ME ON THE ATHLETIC TEAM 1963
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: tommytwotoes on May 07, 2015, 09:53:50 PM
 went to dunlambert 1964/68 but just thought you would be interested in this ORANGEFIELD 1956 ,,, (http://i58.tinypic.com/24mb4hs.gif) SADLY Orangefield BEFORE DEMOLISTON ,,, (http://i61.tinypic.com/rjdvyw.jpg)
regards tommy
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: belfastbilly on January 05, 2016, 08:51:57 PM
I went to orangefield from 65 - 69.my teacher was Mr preston .he took our class to whinlands in annalong
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: RB on July 26, 2016, 09:53:44 AM
Reading the previous posts has revived a few memories.  I left in 71 and spent my working life in the civil service and have much to thank Orangefield for.  Mr Malone was well ahead of his time. 
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: fred g on July 26, 2016, 08:34:20 PM
 I remember a music teacher Jimmy Horner ( ? ) and he drove a small sports car which everyone tried to get a ride in and there was a Mr Scott who ran the chess club. 
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: RB on July 26, 2016, 08:48:30 PM
Ha ha, I was in the chess club, was it a Wednesday afternoon?  The music teacher I remember was Mr Mercer, but the name Horner rings a bell.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Jean knott on August 15, 2016, 12:32:25 AM
Anybody know Sam Alexander who went to orange field around 1969?
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: tboy on August 19, 2016, 08:47:46 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/mrq0s2.jpg)
twas a cold old day but we are British. :D
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: RBR60 on September 06, 2016, 12:33:39 PM
yes I attended Orangefield Boys, 1963-1967,,,can anyone remember the P.E. teacher who would turn up at school with a hangover and could not be bothered doing anything but giving the whole class lines in the changing room. ?
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boothil on June 26, 2018, 09:49:25 PM
Who can name the players that won the schools football every year from first form. Probably the greatest school team. Five of whom were schoolboy internationals.
Jim Hall, Terry Kingon, Philip Woods, Billy Murray,
Who can name the rest of the team.
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Loopland6365 on December 19, 2018, 07:13:37 PM

My Daddy George Kerby Went to Orangefield boys 1960:-)65 classes 1t2 .2t2.3t2.4t2. Bryson house. Played for school football team every year.    Remember a couple of classmates. There was 2...

J.Johnston's from n:-)ards road and fella second name called wait for it Koch headmaster Malone and sidekick Weston my daughter went to :-)the school to get photos of me in the football team that were on the reception walls but was told there had been a fire at one time and they where all lost  somebody didn't like me in the photos maybe.  Had a few smokes at the bike she'd at top of playground  bad pupil.   A couple of teachers names Mercer.  Bart. Ash .! Think. Would like to think there's a few of u:-)s still knocking about   hope! So.      Good times as your man would say  I. Lived at Loopland parade
Has anyone any photos of team or know where I can get some
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: boxer1949 on December 19, 2018, 10:54:23 PM
My Daddy George Kerby Went to Orangefield boys 1960:-)65 classes 1t2 .2t2.3t2.4t2. Bryson house. Played for school football team every year.    Remember a couple of classmates. There was 2...

J.Johnston's from n:-)ards road and fella second name called wait for it Koch headmaster Malone and sidekick Weston my daughter went to :-)the school to get photos of me in the football team that were on the reception walls but was told there had been a fire at one time and they where all lost  somebody didn't like me in the photos maybe.  Had a few smokes at the bike she'd at top of playground  bad pupil.   A couple of teachers names Mercer.  Bart. Ash .! Think. Would like to think there's a few of u:-)s still knocking about   hope! So.      Good times as your man would say  I. Lived at Loopland parade
Has anyone any photos of team or know where I can get some https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiFnsf__azfAhXO4IUKHa5aCC4Qjhx6BAgBEAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Forangefieldfc.co.uk%2Fabout%2Fearly-days%2F&psig=AOvVaw3I9eapyR4TWdHZ81FV3Umu&ust=1545346327689733
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Ian Simms 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
Title: Re: Orangefield boys secondary school 1963 to1969
Post by: Whichway 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.