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Back to School

By dudler  
Schools cruise on the 'Uganda' in November-December 1969: the first cruise for a year or two to dock at Alexandria.

Mr Holdsworth and Mr Jones flanking a guide, at a mosque: not the stockinged feet, and the shoes carried.

Mr Jones taught woodwork, and the foolishness of 'spoiling hte ship for a hap'orth of tar' - there's a little bit of him planted in the back of my mind whenever I do anything that might be considered a 'craft'. Which is very good for me and my photography.

Tags: Egypt Mosque School Portraits and people Film Friday

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1 Nov 2019 6:23AM
Great to look back on these old photo's, John. Nostalgia, happy memories, rolling back the years... What better reason for film Friday? Smile


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We had a woodworker teacher at school whose famous line was "Oi, careful what you're doing with that sonny ... wood don't grow on trees, you know!"

kaybee 15 7.0k 26 Scotland
1 Nov 2019 7:18AM
I was on the Nevassa - her sister ship - and went to Iceland and Norway.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2167 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 7:41AM
I wonder if today's teachers, on 12-month contracts and stuffed to the gills with attainment targets, leave such a lifelong impression?
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
1 Nov 2019 8:04AM
Blimey! The 'Uganda'. Used to see her at Southampton docks back in the late middle of the last century! (1960's).
I recall our woodwork teacher telling us, when comparing woodwork to metalwork, 'metal needs to be beaten to death, wood needs to be caressed...'
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
1 Nov 2019 8:42AM
They were either way ahead of their time or men's fashion hasn't budged
in the past 50 years SmileSmile.
Nice nostalgic Film Friday shot.

1 Nov 2019 10:19AM
Oh, the days when woodwork wasn't Design & Technology - it was woodwork GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Quote:Mr Jones taught woodwork, and the foolishness of 'spoiling hte ship for a hap'orth of tar'

I think woodwork teachers were all out of the same mould then - ours used to remind those who were carpentarily challenged that the bit of wood they had just butchered had 'taken 100s of years to grow and they had messed it up in seconds - usually followed by a clout around the ear.
Anyway - like it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
1 Nov 2019 10:34AM
A trip down memory lane? It is good to do that when you can still remember???
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 11:10AM
A smashing shot of the guide from school days and weren't you lucky to have a cruise ... and a woodwork teacher; perhaps I could have been a carpenter!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
1 Nov 2019 11:14AM
Looks like a meeting at the Old Boys Club. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1600 England
1 Nov 2019 12:11PM
I wasn't wonderful at woodwork, but I think it was good for me, and I wans't THAT bad. I still have the tray I made, and my sister has the footstool, the record cabinet, and the first piece, a little wooden ship. Tenon saw, plane, spokeshave, drill and bit...
1 Nov 2019 6:02PM
Lovely and fun to see this "old" photos John!

Arne Smile
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 634 England
1 Nov 2019 8:11PM

Quote:They were either way ahead of their time or men's fashion hasn't budged

I agree, you'd be hard pressed to date it with certainty.

Quote:a guide, at a mosque

Sadly that would raise eyebrows these days Sad
Irishkate Plus
9 41 118 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 9:56PM
Inspirational teachers are worth their weight in gold.
The guide would be wonderful for a portrait knowing all you know now.

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