Peter E. wrote:Northants1066- I meant to include this in my previous post but forgot: you also mention a ? Mitchell- could this be Ian who lived at the Ironlatch end of Blackman Ave? I understand he sadly died a few years ago with a heart attack.
No it is not Ian. I remember him, he was a football referee I believe.
Oddly I regularly see Clive Stapley who I think was Ian Mitchells cousin.
Clive and I both live in Northants now and support AFC Rushden and Diamonds. We met by chance at a game a couple of years ago and discovered we both came from Hastings, both attended the Grove, although he is a bit younger than me and that his house backed onto my sisters and that Clive knew all my neices and nephews.
Clive Parish was a very good friend of mine. The day after England won the World Cup we embarked on a tour of England and Scotland on his Lambretta (or Vespa). We last made contact in 2007 for my 60th birthday celebrations. The last I heard he was living in Lancashire.