S.E Essex Rugby Sevens 1964 under 15's

Furtherwick Park School

Back row: Paul Hurd, Terry Tayner, Robert Reed, Peter Luker, Graham Slater. Front row: Dennis Sparkes, David Denmark and Neil Brooks
We found it in the school's archive
Courtesy of Canvey Bus Museum

We have this great picture taken on the sports grounds at the back of the school in 1964. The school team must have won this pennant.

Were you there? Are you in the picture? Can you tell us more? If so please comment below

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  • hello

    I am Terry Rayner in this photo my Mum and Dad went to Australia in  March1964 I have been back a few times and I would like to catch up with some school pals next time I come to Canvey Island.

    By Terry Rayner (29/09/2018)
  • Hi there, my name is Paul Hurd and am one of the boys who had our photo taken by a teacher at Furtherwick School, after winning the southeast 7 a side rugby final, 1964.
    The semi final and final were played at Woodlands High School Basildon.
    In the final we (Furtherwick School ), managed to beat West High School 6points to nil.
    Most of the boys in the photo still live on Canvey or the Southend on sea area as far as I know, apart from Terry Rayner ( not Terry Tayner), who went to Australia in 1964, just after the above photo was taken, as he commented above.
    I have often thought about Terry and how his life has panned out. Terry hope you will contact me if you see this comment. Paul Hurd.

    By Paul Hurd (20/08/2020)
  • Hi Paul, it’s great to hear from you, I am really lost for words, what a memory you have. I hope you are ok, and we must keep in touch. It’s been 56 years since I left Canvey, I never wanted to go to Australia, and I am still home sick. We are all getting on now, are all the lads in the photo still kicking? do you still see any of them?. Please keep it touch Paul, let me know how your life has panned out. all the best.

    By Terry Rayner (21/08/2020)
  • Hi Terry,
    This is Anne Paul’s wife, I had been looking for you for years but there are a few of you in Australia ! I had looked in your White Pages but again there are a few of you. Which part of Australia are you ? I have friends in Brisbane , Cairns & Adelaide ? Two of which were at school with me. I left in 65. I’m afraid David Denmark has passed away but the rest are still going . We are in contact with most except Neil Brooks although Dennis knows where he is & is going to try to contact him. Paul & Dennis have stayed friends. Are you on Facebook ? A lot of school friends are be lovely to keep in touch. There is Messenger which is part of Facebook and is more personal, hoping to hear from you soon ,Anne & Paul x

    By Anne Hurd (23/08/2020)
  • Hello Anne thanks for keeping in touch. I’m sorry to hear about Dave, we called him the flash, he could out run everyone. I live in Golden Grove, Adelaide. Anne my wife Mary, is on facebook, i’m hopeless with I.T. If you bring up Terry Rayner I am holding a glass of Guinness in the profile photo. Mary has just told me to ask you for a friend’s request for facebook and them we can keep in touch.
    All the best Terry

    By Terry Rayner (25/08/2020)
  • Hi Terry,
    Looked up Mary Rayner but there are two that live in Adelaide not sure which one is your Mary. Mary could friend request me Anne Margaret Hurd , that maybe easier. There is a Terry Rayner holding a glass is that you.?
    Golden Grove rings a bell, an old school friend of mine lives there or did. Harry Eames his dad was a shoe repairer on the high street. I will look through my info & try to find his address. Are you any where near Parafield Gardens ? We have friends who live there. Hope to catch up soon, Anne & Paul x

    By Anne Hurd (25/08/2020)
  • Hello Anne
    If it’s Guinness, That’s me. Parafield Gardens is a few miles away down the hill from Golden Grove.
    My email is terry.rayner1@bigpond.com
    Regards Terry

    By Terry Rayner (26/08/2020)

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