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The birth of the Lancashire branch of The Old Oswestrian Society. Part 1

With a short hiatus of 2 months, Mr Pickup has raised his pen again to bring us a memory 'post' Oswestry School - the birth of the Lancashire branch o… More...

David Pickup's Blog: The pen is mightier than the sword!

This is David's last blog and he must be applauded for the dedication, time, and effort he put in to making these stories fun and informative while re… More...

David Pickup's Blog: My final weeks at Oswestry School with a band of brothers

In David's penultimate blog post he recalls that despite his school days being sometimes wonderful and sometimes challenging, he will always remember … More...

David Pickup's Blog: Every picture tells a story!

David has now shared over 350 photographs in his weekly blog. Here are a few of the memories behind them... More...

David Pickup's Blog: Memories from school that make me smile

David Pickup muses on past memories from school that have particularly stayed with him over the years. More...

David Pickup's Blog: Aeromodelling and the perils of flight

This week David recalls his first flight in the 1940s and joining a modelling club at school. More...

David Pickup's Blog: GCE exams, prizes, poker and prohibition

David discusses the exams of his day and the worry of sitting them... More...

David Pickup's Blog: 'Pussy Cat' Lewis, school plays and pageantry

With 2021 upon us David looks back at the days when school plays were a normal part of school life. Maybe this year we shall return to normality.... More...

David Pickup's Blog: A winter wonderland... fun and games in the snow

With wintery showers in some parts of the UK recently, David talks about winters at Oswestry... 1950s style! More...

Cricket in 1949

David Tomley (1942-50) shared this wonderful photo of ten members of the 1st XI cricket team at Ruthin School, 1949! More...

David Pickup's Blog: Snippets from my long lost diary... a genuine glimpse into the past

David Pickup has gestated and written 40 weeks of reminiscences! This week he takes us through entries in his 5 year diary that bring colour and flavo… More...

David Pickup's Blog: Mistakes, mishaps and misappropriations

David Pickup talks about the mistakes, mishaps and misappropriations during his school days. More...

David Pickup's Blog: Railway journeys, romantic moments, and regrets

David Pickup recollects the train journey from home to Oswestry Station and the return to school after holidays... More...

David Pickup's Blog: The Rise and Rise of the CCF

Just as David was leaving Oswestry School, the CCF was being formed. Read his memory of that first year. More...

David Pickup's Blog: Random Sporting Trivia

This week David talks about some of the sporting moments in his school life. Remember those heavy leather footballs?? More...

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