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This site is being used to provide news of the Clarke family of Upper Denby,UK, and also to provide links to the pages of a number of worthy organisations and items of useful information.

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News of Clarke family Photographs All Saints Junior and Infant School, Sheffield Sheffield City Grammar School Recommended Viewing Other Recommended Links SPANISH HOLIDAY 2008

Freedom to roam symbol (brown man)Feel free to roam at will throughout this website!!Freedom to roam symbol (brown man)

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NEWS OF THE FAMILY

Parent throwing darts at globe !

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PHOTOGRAPHS and 'MOVIES'

*** CLICK ARROW ABOVE to watch The Great Birthday Cake film!! (You need to allow ActiveX controls in your browser for it to work)***

** (More photos follow shortly) **

** Click here for the photographs taken in UK- Spring 2008**

**Click here to view some shots in Photobucket of our holiday in Spain - March 2008** (there are various selectable viewing options including slideshow)

** Click here to VIEW some of my photos on the FLICKR photo-sharing website!** (there is also an option to view as a slideshow)

** Click here for photos taken at our 30th Wedding Anniversary family 'do' in August 2005**

Jonah's visit April 2008

Visit by grandson Jonah in April 2008 (photo taken by Margaret)

Margaret out walking near Penistone May 2008 (breaks my heart that she died in 2010 - we can no longer enjoy walks together)

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All Saints Junior School, Sheffield

See below photographs relating to my former primary school - All Saints Church of England Junior Mixed School, Sutherland Road, Sheffield 4 - which opened in 1872 and (sadly) closed in 1969. The class photograph of Junior 4 was taken in 1954, when we were about to leave for "higher things". These photographs were kindly supplied by my very good friend and fellow pupil (since the age of five!), Eric Aston.

Photo of J4 at All Saints

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SHEFFIELD CITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The buildings of my old school ('alma mater') on Orchard Lane, Sheffield, have now become part of the prestigious Leopold Square wining and dining development.

Of interest are : OMNES AMICI - the Sheffield City Grammar School Alumni Website. and also Friends Reunited (which has a section covering the school). The only very well known 'old boy' is Roy Hattersley, the former Labour MP (now Lord Hattersley). However, other contemporaries of mine have done particularly well (though I've not seen many of them for 50 years) - such as Roger Singleton, who recently became 'Sir Roger Singleton CBE'! There are many other contacts and items of information on the Omnes Amici and Friends Reunited websites. .I've been in touch all the time with Eric Aston, Jeanette Attwood, David Seton and Chris Linskill (indeed Chris was the best man at our wedding in 1975).

During 2003/2004, thanks to the power of the internet, a lot of the 'old lags' were traced and an excellent gathering of the clans took place in Rotherham (well, it had to be somewhere -so why not?) at the end of April 2004. Christine Brown, Valerie Duckworth and Philip Wright (Lord Wright of Kelham Island, as we affectionately refer to him), together with others "too numerous to mention", did lots of hard work to bring this about and we are enormously grateful to them all. Details of this 50th anniversary reunion (1954 - 2004) are on the Omnes Amici website, including various photographs.

The City Grammar    School  phoenix logo The Sheffield City Grammar School Phoenix badge/logo - worn on the bottle-green caps and blazers!

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RECOMMENDED VIEWING

Holmfirth Choral Society - a local choir to which we belong (I also do the website).

Sheffield Oratorio Chorus - an excellent choir also based in Sheffield, to which I belong.

Walking bear

Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome group's website (I'm the webmaster)

The Ramblers Association's National Website (working for the interests of walkers and lovers of the countryside).

Denby Dale Parish Walking Group, a local organisation of which I'm a member and webmaster. The site includes walk dates/details.

Peak and Northern Footpaths Society

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OTHER RECOMMENDED LINKS

Some other interesting musical links are:-

The Rudgate Singers

The Sterndale Singers,an excellent chamber choir based in Sheffield, of which I was a member during the 1980s and still going strong (recently celebrated its 25th anniversary).

Cawthorne Choral Society

British Choirs on the Net

Concert Finder - an excellent database of Choral Concerts in the UK

Concert Diary - another excellent database of of concerts and musical information in the UK

Gerontius Net - Another excellent new music-related website, including a music-hire database, concerts database and much more.

The Choral Public Domain Library - an incredible database and library of freely-downloadable and freely-performable non-copyright music.

John's downloadable mid-file Choral Music Site - an excellent source of FREE rehearsal aids for choral singers, with links to some other similar sites.

The Music Room - a further excellent musical events/listings (etc.) website run by Chris Tradgett (a choral singer/composer) and well worth exploring.

Also some interesting non-musical links:-

The Campaign for Real Ale ; CAMRA is a cause very dear to my heart (excellent 'traditional' British ale is one of the most important things in life)!!

RAW - Residents Against Windfarm - An organisation strongly opposing the proposal to erect a windfarm in one of the most scenically attractive parts of the Denby Dale area.

Denby Parish Community Action Group - The combined communtity association of Denby, Birdsedge and High Flatts.

Amnesty International (UK section)

The Coffee-Beer Home Page. A fascinating website run by an American who now lives in Sheffield, England and appreciates our Good Beer, Good Pubs, Good Coffee and even Good Marmite!! Interesting, amusing, witty, informative and well worth exploring.

MY YORKSHIRE (Celebrating all that's best in God's County)!!

GEOGRAPH - a fascinating website which has photos of just about everywhere in the British Isles.

Further details follow as time allows!

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Thank you for visiting - please call again! Site last updated 29th Dec 2013

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