|Fred Barber - Winton Senior School 1947-50|
|I left school, Easter 1950 with no qualifications and little prospects. I had six jobs in rapid succession from working in Monton Mill
(cotton mill) to working at the Co-op Butchers.
On my sixteenth birthday, I joined the army as a Boy soldier. I stayed in the army over 27 years and was promoted through the ranks to Major. I served in Japan, Korea, Malaya, Singapore and Germany.
The photo at the right; Capt F.J. Barber serving in Germany 1970.
I met Winton boys worldwide. The names that come to mind:
(on Landing Craft 1954)
Back: Walker, Riley
Middle: Wheeler, Fred Barber, Jeffries
Bottom: Davy, Ourone
|Hiro, Japan (February 1955)
Back: Davy, unknown, *Johnny Seagrave, unknown
Front: Jeffries, Fred Barber
*Johnny Seagrave later became a well known
horse racing jockey on the Northern tracks.
| My best pal from 1H 1947 Allen Simpson is still in touch. We
phone every week and I visit him a couple of times a year at his home in Chorley, Lancs and check out the old haunts!
I have now settled in Farnham, Surrey. I have two sons and two daughters all grown up and live in the area.
|Thanks Fred, that is a great profile. Thanks for sharing your success with us. Ernie|