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I was in Stelling Hall from 1962 until 1969, it was not an unhappy experience and in many ways i wish i was still there .. we had lots of fun, jumping of a tyre rope on the HAHA wall, it was where the lawn ended and we'd use the tyre to swing across into the field.. In 1968 we had foriegn students helping to build an assault course to play on, it was in a garden bit like the "secret garden" book ... We used to climb the Fir Tree .. I loved climbing in those days .. til I fell off, it was a miracle I never broke my back lol. The big Oak tree in the middle of the Lawn. We played Crocket, Go swimming to Prudhoe, often treated to the pictures in Newcastle, Where I remember seeing .. The sound of Music .. we girls would get old dresses and make them into fashionable mini dresses of the Flower power days .. I especially remember Derek Bailey... he made a wooden cross in woodwork at school, the day we left the home, I went to be a nanny with my school teachers Sister and her husband, Derek gave me the wooden cross, I kept it for 30years it went missing whilst I was moving house.I remember a new Bungalow being built for Mr Falkingham the head of Stelling. The old gardener who lived in the lodge at the bottom of the drive.
I was in Flat 2 with Sister Anne, Miss Quick, Miss Bland ( left to get married) Mr and Mrs Whitehouse and their 2 children.miss gilchrist I remember my days there with fond thoughts of fun .. My name Is Dawn, so derek if you remember me... I'd love to hear from you. I live in Scotland now, got the love of the country side from being in Stelling the smell of the nearby farm, the fun we had riding our bikes to prudhoe. Often go back have a peek and think of those days. Was so gutted they sold it on to make private homes and I couldnt have a look, but I go on to Corbridge where we went to School, have lunch and just remember those times, and friends
Here is a Photo of me now .. at Lanark. on one of my walks that I do most every week.
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