Chapter 32 – Picture 01
Seen here on her final day is Donna.
Chapter 33 – Pictures 01 and 02
Pic 01 shows Wath Main Colliery where I worked for 13 years after leaving school at 16.
Pic 02 shows all that is left of it now. I think the word “ABANDONED” says it all. Perhaps I should have called this chapter in the book “Death of an Industry”.
For reference Pic’s 01 and 02 are not mine, they are ones I found whilst searching the internet for reference for this chapter so credit to those who took the pictures is given here.
Chapter 34 – Pictures 01, 02 and 03
Pic 01 show’s Rockingham College of Further Education in Wath-upon-Dearne where I had my eyes first opened to the joys of Further Education by the incredible and hardworking academic staff I encountered at the time, and to whom I shall always be grateful.
Pic 02 shows the same building when it became Rockingham Centre, an Annexe for the newly created Dearne Valley College. See Chapter 58 of the book for that story.
Pic 03 shows just a few of the books I accumulated during my time as a student at the College.
Chapter 35 – Pictures 01 and 02
Pic 01 shows my Shotokan Karate membership card for the year 1987, and Basic Karate Katas by Hirokasu Kanazawa which helped me so much during my time as a member of Wath Karate Club.
Pic 02 shows my friend Garry and his girlfriend Sue when they appeared on BBC TV’s Opportunity Knock’s.