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    School photos - let's see 'em!

    Just stumbled across this, which must have been from around 1976/7... I'm standing in the middle row, far right (with both the curly perm and the girl!!!). Still good mates with a couple of the guys in the photo, who I've known since I was five - in fact there's about a dozen of us from school who meet up two or three times a year.



    Come on then, let's see yours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Just stumbled across this, which must have been from around 1976/7... I'm standing in the middle row, far right (with both the curly perm and the girl!!!). Still good mates with a couple of the guys in the photo, who I've known since I was five - in fact there's about a dozen of us from school who meet up two or three times a year.



    Come on then, let's see yours...
    That's a school photo???
    Looks like teachers rather than pupils!

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    1969 on Bruton Station and on the train travelling back to Frome.

    I would have been 16 at the time and wearing my dad's old 1950s herringbone coat.

    I went to Sexeys School on Lusty Hill.





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    About 30yrs ago, just not in uniform.

    God knows why my hair grew out into a mushroom shape, if I pulled it straight, it was down to my chin!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    That's a school photo???
    Looks like teachers rather than pupils!
    Well, to be fair the older looking bloke in the front row is a teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    About 30yrs ago, just not in uniform.
    God knows why my hair grew out into a mushroom shape, if I pulled it straight, it was down to my chin!
    You sure photo wasn't taken in Shoreditch today?!

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    I'll have to have a rake around in the loft 😁

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    This one off my University of Minnesota ID card is probably from 1969, following my stint in the Marine Corps. (Yeah, I know it looks more like a mug shot!)


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    1978 I’m second from the right front row..I was 16 years old


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Just stumbled across this, which must have been from around 1976/7... I'm standing in the middle row, far right (with both the curly perm and the girl!!!). Still good mates with a couple of the guys in the photo, who I've known since I was five - in fact there's about a dozen of us from school who meet up two or three times a year.



    Come on then, let's see yours...
    You have a solid melancholy Daniel Radcliffe vibe going on there ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50kopek View Post
    You have a solid melancholy Daniel Radcliffe vibe going on there ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    About 30yrs ago, just not in uniform.

    God knows why my hair grew out into a mushroom shape, if I pulled it straight, it was down to my chin!


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    You might be able to lay claim to inventing the “meet me at McDonalds” haircut (google it if you haven’t heard the term).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    1978 I’m second from the right front row..I was 16 years old

    Why am I thinking University Challenge?

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    Not school but Air Cadets. In front of a Sedbergh T21 at RAF Cosford circa 74/75. Third from right, standing, hand nonchalantly in pocket.


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    This is 1990 I think. I don't have the full class ones here but in secondary school they replaced class photos with year photos. Quite hard to spot me in the crowd of 200 from those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Why am I thinking University Challenge?
    We were all holding our newly awarded Royal Yachting association sailing certificates..😎😎

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    School photos - let's see 'em!

    Part of school photo from May 1957, I’m on the bottom row sat down, the guy circled at the back is a certain Mr. J Lennon



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    I’ve just realised that not one of of my old schools have survived into the 21st century! Probably says something...

    This is Mrs Rankin’s class, Ambleside First School in 1969. The handsome 6yr old 2nd row from the back, 3rd in from the right is yours truly.

    I can still name 24 of those kids but ask me what I did yesterday and I’m clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    I went to Sexeys School on Lusty Hill.
    That’s the prize for the best school name and address combination!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjkerfoot View Post
    the guy circled at the back is a certain Mr. J Lennon
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    OK, that's quite cool.

    Here's me, aged about 14-15. I was a cocky little shit, and the teacher that I am now would probably have taken an instant dislike to the boy I was then. Thank goodness we grow up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjkerfoot View Post
    Part of school photo from May 1957, I’m on the bottom row sat down, the guy circled at the back is a certain Mr. J Lennon



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    Nicely played! And you're still living, mate?

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    Some proper old gits on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Nicely played! And you're still living, mate?
    Just about!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    You might be able to lay claim to inventing the “meet me at McDonalds” haircut (google it if you haven’t heard the term).
    Haha has not heard the term, it you appear to be correct!


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    Not a school pic, but at a school... this one at 18 yrs old was when I was at North Yorks. Police Training school, Newby Whiske. I'm second right middle row.
    Motley bunch! The drill sergeant was a brutal ex RM!!...soon knocked us into shape.


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    1980, RAF Locking(?), third from right, looking miserable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    OK, that's quite cool.

    Here's me, aged about 14-15. I was a cocky little shit, and the teacher that I am now would probably have taken an instant dislike to the boy I was then. Thank goodness we grow up.

    As a fellow teacher... yes!

    As a youngster I hated rules, regulations and people telling me what to do. Authority problem... dropped out of school 3x. Nowadays, I'm a school's vice principal and I'm the school's 'judge jury and executioner'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdobson45 View Post
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    1980, RAF Locking(?), third from right, looking miserable....
    That Spit in the background has an interesting history.

    http://www.warbirdregistry.org/spitr...ire-la198.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Why am I thinking University Challenge?

    Andy , your specialist subject is “ modifying Big bore Cruisers 2018-2020”

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    School photos - let's see 'em!




    On top of Snowdon school trip 1971

    Being inspected by the Commodore 1969

    1979 back row 2nd from right


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    School pic and boxing club both from 1966.
    Third right from the end back row and first white t shirt from the left in middle row at our boxing club which was above a pig sty.


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    Last edited by RD200; 13th February 2020 at 11:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    OK, that's quite cool.

    Here's me, aged about 14-15. I was a cocky little shit, and the teacher that I am now would probably have taken an instant dislike to the boy I was then. Thank goodness we grow up.

    You do look a bit smarmy to be fair

    Only joshing

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    Front row, Farthest right, I was a full back and loved rugby, Played in the school team right through, Hated Footy but loved Athletics!, Strangely I lost all interests in sorts as soon as I left school!

    Was 13 or 14 in the pic..




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    I see some b/w photos. Good tool for colourising them, https://colourise.sg/. I applied it to FIL's wedding photo - it must be good as he started crying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadebridge59 View Post
    I see some b/w photos. Good tool for colourising them, https://colourise.sg/. I applied it to FIL's wedding photo - it must be good as he started crying!

    That’s a great tool..

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    Class of '78... my friends were the tallest in the school if you want a hint of where I am.



    And a colourised version of the OP


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    That’s a great tool..

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    That looks great.How did you do that? Did you just drop a picture in and the program did the rest as I'm not getting results anywhere near as good

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    That looks great.How did you do that? Did you just drop a picture in and the program did the rest as I'm not getting results anywhere near as good
    I tried an old pic of my dad from the war and got next to no change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD200 View Post
    I tried an old pic of my dad from the war and got next to no change.

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    I think it must be the age of the photo, I've tried an old photo of my grandad with almost no change
    It's the only one my mum has of him and it would be nice to get it coloured but the original isn't the best quality to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    I think it must be the age of the photo, I've tried an old photo of my grandad with almost no change
    It's the only one my mum has of him and it would be nice to get it coloured but the original isn't the best quality to start with
    I think you're right on the age point, look at this.I tried another pic of my dad which will be 76 years old and it just put a bit of colour in his cheeks


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    Strange that one photo colourised predominantly blue/grey the other red/brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Strange that one photo colourised predominantly blue/grey the other red/brown.
    Yeah it's just like blobs of colour isn't it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    That looks great.How did you do that? Did you just drop a picture in and the program did the rest as I'm not getting results anywhere near as good
    Yes...that’s all I did👍

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    For those having a problem with colourising, I used Skanlite app on Kubuntu, selecting True Gray and 1200DPI. Look for True Gray (or even True Grey) in your scanning app.

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    A motley bunch.

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