You've made my day, my year!.
Such memories of these older boys that I knew. and Joy Hill, what a Gal, a better cricket player then many a man, didn't she go on to County play etc, she was such a nice girl.
I was a choir boy after you a Steven. How did we manage to look so innocent? It still works today when I pull tricks on the family, especially my 5 year old Granddaughter. Mrs Roycroft was dear wasn't she, such patience. Hilary, her daughter was in the choir in my time and although she had a nice voice it came out very hoarsely and Mrs Roycroft would stop us and ask,"You is it singing like a newspaper boy?", we didn't tell her. We were ast the royal Hall one christmas and as we stood behind the curtain she came along the line, lighting the little candles we were holding. Trouble was we were blowing them out as she passed us, she would shake her head and start again, it took her 3 times before she realized it was us and not a wayward breeze!. As you say, the trips! and yes it was Pynes. It paid to be a choir boy!
Thank again David