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THE EVERGREENS


This is what Rodney has to say:

"...Ever since hitting your site I have been on a buzz, and have been digging out all the relevant photographs that I would like to share with you all. Looking through the old photographs names like Gordon (Mutka) Brackstone, Alan (Rumputs) Roberts, Munu (Lumpy) Hussain, and Alan (Mutchi) Harris come to mind readily. The last picture is one of the suave and gentle Abdul Zarawani......"

Rodney during his Barnes Days


The School Cricket Team..teachers Wilfred King (l),Frank MacInnes (c) and Sashi Gadre(r)


Boxing: Rodney seated next to Mr Suares


The School Hockey Team..Rodney centre row, far left... Teacher: Mr Job.



"Now to give you a little information about myself since my Barnes School days.

I came to England in 1961 and after a few job changes trained as a Scientific Glassblower. As a Scientific Glassblower I moved around the trade gathering wide and varied experience, and in 1978 was appointed as a Lecturer in Scientific Glassblowing at Hounslow Borough College. I did my Teachers Training and gained my Cert Ed. It was a job I enjoyed immensely, which involved teaching our home students and those that came from as far as the Far East and Africa, but unfortunately the advent of the microchip proved the death knell for Scientific Glassblowing. I left teaching and soon joined the famous Wembley Stadium in their Health & Safety, Medical Dept. as their Stock Controller. Due to part of the very public company sell off and departmental changes, I was made redundant in Dec 1999. It is fortunate that I was able to take early retirement, which I am enjoying with my wife Maureen who has also now retired. As we are busy doing our own thing we find that the time just flies. It is nice to do things when we want to which is great and we are making the most of it." "In 1966 I married Maureen Orchard who was also in Barnes (1951- 52). She is in contact with Zenita Wainwright and the Harpers here in England but remembers Freda & Beryl Symonds, Rubi Irani to name just a few. We have three sons, the eldest is Kevin who is working in Venezuela for an American company at the moment and the twins Gary and Stephen who are married and have five children between them. The grandies are lovely and bring a lot of joy and happiness into our lives. It is sad that they have to grow up so soon and seem to have a damn answer for everything, but their old' Pops' can just about hold his own, and will do so while the going is good. I bet you grandparents out there know the feeling well.


Rod and Maureen's three sons Kevin and twins Gary and Steve


At home with family....


Maxine (Rod's sister) and Maurine


Rod the Grandfather..........


Please keep in touch.

From these two evergreens to all you old Barnes folks"

Rod Dawes (rdawes@callnetuk.com)

  Cick here to go back All the Biographies
THE EVERGREENS


This is what Rodney has to say:

"...Ever since hitting your site I have been on a buzz, and have been digging out all the relevant photographs that I would like to share with you all. Looking through the old photographs names like Gordon (Mutka) Brackstone, Alan (Rumputs) Roberts, Munu (Lumpy) Hussain, and Alan (Mutchi) Harris come to mind readily. The last picture is one of the suave and gentle Abdul Zarawani......"

Rodney during his Barnes Days


The School Cricket Team..teachers Wilfred King (l),Frank MacInnes (c) and Sashi Gadre(r)


Boxing: Rodney seated next to Mr Suares


The School Hockey Team..Rodney centre row, far left... Teacher: Mr Job.



"Now to give you a little information about myself since my Barnes School days.

I came to England in 1961 and after a few job changes trained as a Scientific Glassblower. As a Scientific Glassblower I moved around the trade gathering wide and varied experience, and in 1978 was appointed as a Lecturer in Scientific Glassblowing at Hounslow Borough College. I did my Teachers Training and gained my Cert Ed. It was a job I enjoyed immensely, which involved teaching our home students and those that came from as far as the Far East and Africa, but unfortunately the advent of the microchip proved the death knell for Scientific Glassblowing. I left teaching and soon joined the famous Wembley Stadium in their Health & Safety, Medical Dept. as their Stock Controller. Due to part of the very public company sell off and departmental changes, I was made redundant in Dec 1999. It is fortunate that I was able to take early retirement, which I am enjoying with my wife Maureen who has also now retired. As we are busy doing our own thing we find that the time just flies. It is nice to do things when we want to which is great and we are making the most of it." "In 1966 I married Maureen Orchard who was also in Barnes (1951- 52). She is in contact with Zenita Wainwright and the Harpers here in England but remembers Freda & Beryl Symonds, Rubi Irani to name just a few. We have three sons, the eldest is Kevin who is working in Venezuela for an American company at the moment and the twins Gary and Stephen who are married and have five children between them. The grandies are lovely and bring a lot of joy and happiness into our lives. It is sad that they have to grow up so soon and seem to have a damn answer for everything, but their old' Pops' can just about hold his own, and will do so while the going is good. I bet you grandparents out there know the feeling well.


Rod and Maureen's three sons Kevin and twins Gary and Steve


At home with family....


Maxine (Rod's sister) and Maurine


Rod the Grandfather..........


Please keep in touch.

From these two evergreens to all you old Barnes folks"

Rod Dawes (rdawes@callnetuk.com)