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Sports Day Winner Medal
Sports Day Winner Medal
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 22074
Medal awarded to the winners, of the events, during the Sports Day. This was awarded to Tony Bennett for probably the 100 yards.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 7th December 2012 at 17:33

hi Ron,this brings back memories,I had 3 of them and they could be anywhere now.The background colour was your house colour and mine was red for Dalton house.Thanks for the memory.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th December 2012 at 10:09

Hi Dave well you told me something I didn't know.(That's a rarity in itself L.O.L.) I thought they were just the school colours Yellow and Black

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 8th December 2012 at 14:52

You're welcome,Ron,the other two colours were probably blue and yellow.There was Dalton,Faraday and maybe Newton and Stephenson in House names.I wasn't an exceptional athlete but I had a place in the school relay team.We were unbeatable because we had a perfect and well rehearsed baton change over procedure that knocked many seconds off the time.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th December 2012 at 17:21

Hi Dave I was in Brunel House colour BROWN...... There was also Wren, whose colour was yellow.

Comment by: broady on 8th December 2012 at 18:34

Was there not a Crompton House?? (Light Blue I think)

Comment by: dave Marsh on 8th December 2012 at 19:23

Brunel rings a bll,Ron.

Comment by: Chuff on 8th December 2012 at 21:05

I was in Harvey House - won bugger all, we were all smokers!!

Comment by: Chuff on 8th December 2012 at 21:25

I think Harvey Colour was purple

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 8th December 2012 at 23:26

Cheers chuff,it's all coming back.

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 10th December 2012 at 21:14

I was in Rutherford but I cannot remember the house colour. I have one of these medals and the background colour is green.

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 30th December 2012 at 21:02

Ron,was Stephenson not yellow?

Comment by: Jim Heaton on 27th February 2013 at 01:20

There were 8 houses. I remember all but one of them. Thus: Newton (light blue),
Faraday (dark blue), Stephenson (light green), Dalton (dark green), Wren (yellow),
Brunel (brown), Harvey (maroon), Red (???).

Comment by: Jim Heaton on 27th February 2013 at 10:41

Re above, missing house name was Rutherford (red).

Comment by: Malcolm Ryding on 15th April 2013 at 16:27

They were grand house names after people of substance. I was in Brunel but we never seemed to win anything while I was there 1958-63. Was never really taken by the colour brown.

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