The email contact list that I have
is becoming unusable because of changes of your email address -
please update by sending mail to
I am no longer
regularly updating this site.
Requests for help in making contact with old boys
those listed can not be made.
here for info have failed in the past.
John C Richards (Slim)
Donations to run web site appreciated £££ Annual cost £50.00 ££££
MAJOR PROBLEM - I AM LOOSING YOU ! PLEASE INFORM OF EMAIL CHANGES!
Progress ! the places we knew are going.
The Granada Cinema THEN
The space /car park NOW
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Over 55,000 hits not bad for a niche interest site
The cost of running the website has been born by me and to some
extent funded from the sale of CD/DVD
The DVD is continually updated with the contributions of old
Cotonians and others.
Please help me keep the site going - cost of DVD £3.50
I have two tales - both about Coton food.
The first is one I heard of, but have not had authenticated. The
fried eggs at breakfast 1958/9 where so hard one could use then as
shoe leather. Well it seems that things got to head and in unison -
and spontaneously 100 + eggs where pinned (using drawing pins) to
the wall of the OLD canteen. After which the eggs improved.
Horse Meat Pie
During 1962/3 the menu included a meat pie whose main
constituent was Corned Beef, not to bad - but somewhere in the
cooking process things seemed to go wrong because this could be
smelt from the top of the drive (about 1/2 a mile). leading to it
being named "Horsemeat Pie" Again a spontaneous refusal to eat the
said thing resulted in it going off the menu.
"BTW has anyone ever mentioned “Coton Radio” about 1963/4 it
went on the air broadcasting, using basic audio amps, through
the earth and neutral of the power sockets and anyone who
connected a speaker to the neutral and earth was able to receive
the music and commentary, usually Rugby songs (sport Rugby not
place Rugby). I think it was closed down when the warden picked
it up on his TV, or someone a few villages away picked it up.
Not exactly certain what the reason was but it only ran for a
short while before being closed." ? That was our pirate radio
and I think it predatedRadio
Caroline and Simon Dee in March 1964.(Bob Stewart (1963))
DVD content = 2000 + photo files and documents!
Again recent input has been great !
KEEP them coming, what a history and record of those times.
The archive has come in various forms, by e-mail, by hand and by
post, if you have photographs, documents or other memorabilia, but
do not have the means to digitize them feel free to send them to me,
I will then scan and return - mail me - to make it complete I still
need more, especially from the years - pre 1959 and post 65
Of late I have received
requests for help in contacting Old Cotonians
Unless their name (both sought and seeker) appear on the list I can