Here I am back again after the incident of the car crashing my house. I’m feeling loads better, just busy now dealing with insurance, getting the gas supply reconnected, generally putting the house back together again. It’s going to take some time! The front of the house is all boarded up at the moment. So while all this is going on, I thought it might help me to concentrate on something else and get back to my little blog 🙂 To get back into the swing of it I just looked through some boxes of photographs and newspaper cuttings and found the following:
When I was young I always went to Sunday school, sometimes twice every Sunday – morning and afternoon. It doesn’t seem to be such a regular practice these days, so I thought I would write a little about it. Here is a newspaper cutting I found, I am the child second right, at the back.
‘Winners of the rose bowl for Sunday schools of their size: Young members of the Downs Free Church, Woodingdean, at the Christian Education Council prizegiving service held at Holland Road Baptist Church at the weekend.’
There is no date on the clipping, but I would estimate it to be in the late 1960s, I look around nine or ten. For some reason I have absolutely no memory of this occasion at all, which is odd because it must have been a big thing to have my picture in the local paper. It makes one wonder how many other memories are just lost in time. I can recognise most of the faces, which surprises me. Second left on the front row is my best friend Cathie.
This links two different parts of my childhood. I attended Holland Road Baptist Church in my early years, when we moved to Woodingdean I then became a member of the Downs Free Church, returning to Holland Road Baptist Church in my late teens, after a few years in the Salvation Army.
Once I became too old to attend I soon became involved in the teaching side, and became a Sunday school teacher. This was at both the Salvation Army, and Holland Road Baptist Church. I used to enjoy this, but found it hard keeping the children in my class occupied and attentive!