Gordon Busbridge and the special bike – Woodland Vale School St Leonards

supplied by John Busbridge

John Busbridge… This is a photo of my Dad, Gordon Busbridge riding this special bicycle to advertise his friends bike shop, is the building in the back the old Woodland Vale school?

Yvonne Cleland… Yes, definitely Woodlands!

Heather Sidery… Wow!!!!

Judy Atkinson… Wow, how did he get on and off? I always wonder what people riding penny farthings do at traffic lights

John Busbridge… I believe he climbed up and down a lamp post to get on and off!

Stephanie Blackledge… Yes, definately. Miss Taylor was the Head teacher in 1964. Terrifying lady!

Carol Arnold… Stephanie, with white plimsols

Stephanie Blackledge… oh yes! She knew everyone’s name

Leigh Kennedy… Its the original Tower road school.

Eric Harmer… Great shot mate

Nicki Dann… I think I might know someone who advertised it for sale ??

Carol Arnold… Was at school there with Elizabeth!

John Busbridge… My wife, Patricia Wilson was also went there

Jacqueline Marsh… I was at school there and remember being taught French by a Russian Teacher, always amused me.

Andy Qunta… Brilliant!

Ian Johnson… I went to school there

Andy Davies… Terrific, definitely Woodlands School.


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