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School photos put our readers on top form.

Byline: Memory Lane BY CHRIS HULME

OVER the last few years, I've found one of the best ways to spark memories is to publish a reader's school photograph in my column.

This proved to be the case back in December, when I printed a photograph of Birkenhead School for Boys taken in 1954.

Reader Mr George Whally contacted me to see if he could get a better look at the full photograph of the school as he thought he was on it.

So we met up at last week's postcard fair at Thornton Hough, and George was thrilled to find he was indeed on the picture - sitting on the front row as a first year, holding his knees up.

He was delighted, and I will be providing him with a copy of the picture for him to keep.

We'll be meeting up again tomorrow, Saturday March 7 in Birkenhead Town Hall for the Wirral Heritage Fair.

I will be there with my display of old postcards and photographs including some from Wallasey High School for Girls and St George's Road Country Primary Infants School.

At a recent meet up at All Hallows Church, in Allerton two old school friends who had not seen each other for years, met up by chance at one of my postcard displays.

The surprise on their faces when they bumped into each other was wonderful.

If you are planning on attending the Wirral Heritage Fair, please remember that Hamilton Square Rail Station is still closed - so use the shuttle bus from Birkenhead Central or Conway Park.

Admission to the fair is free, and I hope to see you there on the day.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 6, 2015
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