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Middleton Primary School and Secondary Modern School, aerial view

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Middleton Primary School and Secondary Modern School, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of Middleton, centred on a square occupied by two schools. Middleton Primary is at the top while the school at the bottom was probably at the time (1960s?) Middleton County Secondary Modern, which was segregated into boys on the left and girls on the right. This school was later to become John Blenkinsop Middle. Playing fields in between were presumably shared by the schools. At the top of the square is Middleton Park Avenue, to the left Acre Road, right Throstle Lane and bottom Sissons Terrace. Below are houses on Sissons Crescent, crossed by Sissons View. More Sissons are on the left of the picture and Throstles on the right.

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Name:
Tina Haigh

Comment:
I attended Middleton Primary school in 1962. I lived on Sissons Avenue. We shared the playing fields with John Blenkinsop Middle School, but we knew we could only play up to half way on the fields. During the school holidays my brother and I used to go the the Middle School with a meal ticket because the canteen was open for us to have a dinner. Also we could fit through the railings and used to play on the fields at the weekends and during the holidays. No one used to chase us off. My friends and I once made a daisy chain which stretched around the whole field, that kept us busy for hours. We used to collect hundreds of white butterflies as well, don't see too many of them these days.

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Name:
Roy Dickinson

Comment:
John Blenkinsop Middle School was demolished some years ago, the land sold off to developers and the development known as Laurel Place now stands on the site.

Date:
26-Nov-2008

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Name:
Brook family

Comment:
I went to John Blenkinsop in the late 70's. It was atrocious - long past its sell by date even then. I remember the rusty metal railings opposite the small parade of shops, where we used to sneak out for our aniseed balls or cayliy. Used to play on my chopper bike in the grounds after shool time. My mum was a dinner lady there for a time. The playing field was a dog toilet for the neighbourhood. My sister lived for a time in one of the new houses in Laurel Place on the site. Happy days.

Date:
05-Jan-2009

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Name:
D. Kennally

Comment:
I attended Middleton Junior and Senior Schools between 1936 and 1946.In September 1939 the school was closed and not opened again until April 1940.The army occupied the buildings and dug trenches 1914-18 style across the field, as if practising for for a replay of WW1.

Date:
21-Aug-2009

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Name:
benny

Comment:
me to..chopper bike and playing footy...great days at blenky

Date:
04-Feb-2010

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bengie44@icqmail.com

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Name:
Harry Tate

Comment:
I went to the primary school upto 1953 when I passed my 11 plus then went to Cockburn, only good thing about that is meeting my now wife when we were 13. We lived in Middleton Park Square which can be seen just left of 12 o`clock at top of picture.

Date:
24-Mar-2010

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Name:
George Wigglesworth

Comment:
My uncle George Glegg was headmaster of Middleton Junior Boys from the 1930s to 50s

Date:
01-Jun-2010

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Name:
Catherine Lee. nee Robinson

Comment:
I attended Middleton Nursery, Infants, and Senior Girls, from approx 1941 to 1953 when I left. I remember Harry Tate, who I think went to school with my Brother Graham Robinson. I also remember Mr Clegg the headmaster, Miss Upstone the Senior Girls Headmistress, and Miss Matthews the Junior School Headmistress. Also lots of the Girls I went to School with.

Date:
02-Jul-2010

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Name:
Doreen Gray (Nee Roberts)

Comment:
I went to Middleton Secondary Modern School, great.

Date:
29-Mar-2011

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Name:
Pat Sames (formerly Bone)

Comment:
I would put this photo in the late 1960's (definately after 1966). We lived on Sissons Crescent (on the corner with Sissons View)and you can see, very clearly in the picture, our garage, which was not erected until 1966. I still have the planning approval my dad got once he had submitted the plans. i went to both schools, and remember Mrs Bould, Mrs Howe (middleton infants) and Mr Davies (english - looked like Eric Morecombe), Mr Bimrose (science), Mr Ward (Maths. For years there was a chess board on display in the headmasters corridor - my dad (who was a cabiinet maker and master veneerer) made this and gave it to the schol chess club - wonder where it is now? Lovely memories

Date:
31-Mar-2011

Email:
samesfamily@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
wayne roberts [robo]

Comment:
1970 onwards many happy times rememer the [ BLUE LADY] regards to Middleton

Date:
14-Nov-2011

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Name:
craig speak

Comment:
i went in the early 80's and i do remember the blue lady (ghost) also the white horses that were supposed to come to life at night

Date:
08-Jan-2012

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Name:
bernadette connor

Comment:
yes i also had happy days there when me and my friend use to go to the shop at break time n buy sweets lol and i too remember the blue lady and white horses n it was something about one of the blocks that was creapy too it was always colder than others

Date:
29-Jan-2012

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Name:
bernadette connor

Comment:
yes i remember the school n going to the shop at dinner break n remember the blue lady n the white horses

Date:
29-Jan-2012

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bbernadette2@googlemail.com

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Name:
craig speak

Comment:
yes i do remember going to the shops during dinner hour, i think i was the first one to ask for a chip butty with curry on, also remeber going to the bakers for pastys and cake, ( cannot remember what you call the bakers now)

Date:
01-Feb-2012

Email:
speakecraig@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Stuart Topp

Comment:
The Primary School was the last school I attended before leaving Leeds in 1955, we lived in Acre Road.My teacher was a wonderful man called Mr. Flint.

Date:
15-Mar-2012

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Name:
Darryl Gouchez

Comment:
I went to John Blenkinsop Middle School and it was the best school that I went to. I have many a great fond memory of this called. I believe that it was knocked down to make way for an open prison, but due to much opposition this idea was rejected, and it now has houses built on the site. I believe that the primary school opposite remains, but has been many years since I went to Leeds. The playing field was shared between the two schools. and the canteen used to be a separate building to the school. I was there when Mr Binrose was there and he was a fantastic teacher. Infact, I still have some old school reports :o)

Date:
25-Jun-2012

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chalkywong@hotmail.com

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Name:
Darryl Gouchez

Comment:
I don't remember the blue lady, but I DO remember the white horses and the story about them coming alive at night time. I also remember the Tovoli Bingo and Johnny Barbers and the small shop underneath Johnnys place. There used to be a fish shop on the opposide of the field to these shops also, and a shop owned I think by indians who are still there, or were at least up to a few years ago. Well this page brings back some lovely memories :o)

Date:
25-Jun-2012

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chalkywong@hotmail.com

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Name:
arthur sharman

Comment:
I attended miggy school 1960/1964,great school the teachers were hard but fair.A school well renouned for football and rugby.Mr Crann Mr Philpott.Academically not brilliant but good lads who got through the system some did well some total failures but what the hell they were still recognised as characters.Respect came from very hard teachers who often used too much authority and force.Never mind i was proud to be among some of the best lads you could meet.My memories are mine to keep and i hope whoever reads these comments agrees with me take care old friends.

Date:
01-Jul-2012

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Name:
craig speak

Comment:
i very much remember mr bimrose also my teachers mrs robinson, fond memeorier, but really hard trying to find pics over the net, any ideas.

Date:
01-Jul-2012

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Name:
Neil Horton

Comment:
Hi I went to the Primary School from 1953 to 59 the over to the seniors as it was called. Teachers I remember in primary were Mr Lacy and Miss Horn. As for the seniors it was Mr Cameron as head and a Mr Goodyear plus Mr Jessup that come to mind. I then passed the 13 + and moved to Parkside in 1961ish. If some one else can name a few more I am sure I will rercall more names

Date:
09-Jul-2012

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Name:
bernadette connor

Comment:
any rememer mrs dunnik lol she hit me cross the HANS WITH THE BIBLE COS I WAS LATE FOR R.E HAHA GOOD TIMES THO

Date:
13-Jul-2012

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Name:
Lynda

Comment:
I went to middleton Primary in the 70s,the only Teacher I can actualy remember is Mr Duffy with big Jim and little Jim a great Teacher when you were good and very strict when you were bad,he gave us all a present when we left to go to Middle School.I also remember the Blue Lady and building dens on the fields when they cut the grass.Such a long time ago

Date:
29-Jul-2012

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Name:
craig speak (speaky)

Comment:
i remember mr travis i was only 10 when he left he was my teacher, very tearfull, also rememeber the rope swings we used to build at miggy park.

Date:
12-Aug-2012

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speakecraig@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
adele coggill

Comment:
hi i went to john bienkinsop middle school i would like to see some pics of my old teachers mr bimrose my email adderss is adelegibson33@hotmail.co.uk

Date:
12-Sep-2012

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adelegibson33@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Sandra

Comment:
My husband used to go this school.

Date:
29-Sep-2012

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Name:
bernadette connor

Comment:
hi adele i think i remember you i think you were in my brother daveys year

Date:
14-Oct-2012

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bbernadette2@googlemail.com

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Name:
mick white

Comment:
i went to junior, primary and sec modern schools between 1956 and 1968. if teachers were like them now school would be closed, but most memories were good looking back. sec modern teachers then were, mr daniels, whittaker,snowball,everington, hopley,ingleton,barrass,scarfe, shelley,davies,willis,dockray,stephenson(dep head),wiggins,graham,vendyback,eastgate(head). you didnt mess with this lot haha.

Date:
26-Dec-2012

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Name:
carl stevens

Comment:
Is that the craig speak from my year n miggy park square if it is how ya doing i remember mr travis n the bakery was blakeys for elephants feet mmmm happy days do you remember miss nicholson the pe teacher ha very georgous good old days would go back there 2moz

Date:
14-Jan-2013

Email:
carl.stevens@talktalk.net

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Name:
Darren West

Comment:
I attended both Miggy Primary and Blenki, in 70's and early 80's i met my best mate at the time Lewis Foster amongst others, I certainly remember Mr Bimrose he was really strict, also remember wheelie contests we used to have on the playground in Blenki on our bmx's to see how many boxes we could do most of the playground as i recall lol. Very fond memories

Date:
17-Jan-2013

Email:
dazwest34@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
wayne hudson

Comment:
I attended both schools from around 69-74 they made the film "there is a happy land " there, glam rock was at its peak i remember duffy, brimrose, brown, fergerson and i lived in park square you can just see it in the picture in the top left the diamond shape, its not there now those days the best of my life, loved it even the girls were cute.

Date:
21-Feb-2013

Email:
waynemaggie@waynemaggie.karoo.co.uk

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Name:
steve lavery jnr

Comment:
yes i agree they were some happy memories of this school I remember mr bimbrose mr Armstrong among others.i was at this school 82-86 I think,all in all it was a great school.

Date:
10-May-2013

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laverystephen@rocketmail.com

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Does anyone remember a teacher called Maclellen, he was Australian and while a teacher at the school he was the Leeds Rugby captain at Wembley in 1957 when Leeds beat Barrow in the Cup Final.

Date:
19-May-2013

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Name:
Lynden FLINT

Comment:
I was one of the teachers at the Junior Boys' school from 1952 until 1959. I have just read the comment from Stuart Topp. Thanks Stuart. I left to teach at Crofton in the West Riding and then into Grammar Schools. I am 83 now and still going strong. I remember all the staff mentioned during my time. My former pupils will now be approaching seventy. Gosh..........Does anybody remember Miss Passmore and Miss Horn ? They were girl friends of mine. Education has changed so much since those early days. I tried to be a good teacher and did my best to care for my charges. Mr. Plowman, Miss Horn and I took children who had never seen the sea to the coast in my car each year. The headmasters were initially George Glegg and later Fred Rayner. I have so many memories of this, my first appointment. If anybody sees this I would love to have an e-mail.

Date:
02-Jun-2013

Email:
lynden.flint.ace@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Keith Busby

Comment:
I was born in 1938 Middleton and lived at no.26,Sissons Terrace. The house was directly in front of the gates,and I went to middleton school from 1942 upto 1946 when I went to live in Hull and still here. I have been back many times when visiting friends and relations and still get a lump in my throat when I return. I recall the happy times playing in the play ground,going to the Tivoli theatre,the plantation and to middleton park. My mother worked in the munitions factory during the war so my grand mother Mrs Hern looked after me most of the time.

Date:
01-Sep-2013

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Name:
Peter Stone

Comment:
I attended the Infants Juniors and Senior Schools 1952 to 1962 I am surprised no one has mentioned Mr Grady He was a Teacher in the Juniors and took the Rugby team Most if not all playtimes he would be out with the lads throwing a rugby ball around and coaching them With Middleton producing many fine Rugby players they owed Mr Grady big time.Never my teacher but what a man

Date:
23-Oct-2013

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Name:
K smith

Comment:
I went to blenki has did my parents Trevor best and Joan smith

Date:
07-Nov-2013

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Name:
Malcolm Gregg

Comment:
I went to Middleton Primary in the forties. I had two teachers - Miss Baker and Mr "Pop" Lacey. Any wrongdoing and Miss Baker would hit your knuckles with a pencil box lid and Pop Lacey would smack you around the back of your head with a hand that went from one ear to the other ! (How times have changed!) I was there until 1947 until 11 of Pop Lacey's class won scholarships to High School. Most of us went to Cockburn. Still have the photo of the group with Mr Lacey and the Headmaster Mr Glegg. Happy days. Moved on since then. Now in Canada since 1968. Nov 18, 2013

Date:
19-Nov-2013

Email:
greggmacmar@aol.com

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Name:
Valerie Daniels (Pickles)

Comment:
I went to Middleton Primary School and left in 1952 when Miss Matthews was the Headmistress. It was a good school then but now I understand those lovely school playing fields are now mostly used by dog walkers who don't clear up after their animals.

Date:
08-Feb-2014

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Name:
wendy kavanagh

Comment:
Hi to everyone. I went to nursery, then juniors, then seniors. All my memories are good ones, even the bad ones are good. I thought the world of my teachers they were the best. Miss Carry Headmistress. Mrs Dunnick Deputy Head. Miss Able. Mrs Swift. Miss Garfield she was the French teacher for a short while. Miss Thomson she became Mrs Sarha Hacket. Mr Westwood who married a teacher from same senior school. Also a music teacher name slips my mind but she was a lovely person. Nurse Day who was quite a brutal person. I remember Mr Grady in boys junior he was a lovely man I talked to him when I was 8. My family and my own daughter went to the school. They all knew Mr Bimrose and held him then and now in high redgard. I cried buckets when I left that school at Easter 1970. My good friend Ross Sanders/Sanderson two different girls left before me cos one of there birthdays fell before 8th September and other was in the 5th year. Sylvia was a friend with one of the girls. Doreen Brummitt my best mate married my other best mate Peter Broxup in 1972 there still going strong love em. I have great memories of middleton. Lived in Middleton Park Square and remember just about eveyone who ever lived there from 1959 onwards. Often think of those people. Tates. Cottons. Howlands. Turners. Dudecks. Row. Heavens. Levitts. Hancocks. Bargates. Mauds. Milners. Finns. Rogers. Monks. Smiths. Walkers. Volance. And names slipped my mind. But many good times. Hows Janet and Verna Jackson. My friend Lorraine. So many people have crossed my thoughts So many fun and happy times. Best school ever too. Never will I forget Miss ileene Shepheard my 3rd form teacher. Nor any of them. Mrs Dunnick among many of my teachers taught me strength of mind and willpower. Thank you xx The brick walls are knocked down but the people arent. Anyone got a story.

Date:
22-Feb-2014

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Name:
Andrea Raj formerly Andrea Paterson

Comment:
HI I Andrea Paterson along with my sister Jacqueline attended the infant junior and senior school from 1949 to 1961.We were known as the 'Paterson twins' throughout our schooling . I do not remember all our school friends but one name springs to mind.I recall Dianne Butterfield when I was in the infant nursery aged three.She was my close friend throughout all my school years.She lived at Middleton Park Avenue.I do not remember much about the junior school. In the senior school I can remember a few of my teachers-Miss Walker(PE-Very strict );Miss Upstone (Headteacher) .I remember getting the slipper from her ;Miss Yeadon our music teacher;Miss Clavering(Art)Miss Ferguson(Needlework) and Miss Clynes who had grey hair My other friends at Senior school that I remember are Anne Harvey,Susan Ross , Yvonne Barron,Diane Yelland , My friends nearer home were Jennifer and Peter Mills,the Sharman family,Jean and Selwyn Paver,the Grahams ,the Barbers,the Cairns,the Peterkins ,Jean and Peter Scott.All of these lived in Sissons view. Others who lived in Sissons Terrace were the Baldwins,the Playfords,Etheringtons,and the Brummits. I could go on but I'll finish by saying they were happy times and we were all a close knit community. I am still in leeds and would welcome an e-mail or two. Andrea Raj formerly Paterson ,

Date:
06-Mar-2014

Email:
johnrajsolicitor@gmail.com

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Name:
Ron Ashman

Comment:
I went to Middleton School from 1947 to leaving in 58. Does anyone remember Miss Cawbridge (Infants) Mr. Clegg (head) Mr.Lacy, Mr.Grady, Mr.Rose. (juniors). Mr. Hartley, Mr. Wiggins, Mr Firman. (Seniors)

Date:
22-Mar-2014

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Name:
Pauline Howcroft

Comment:
I went to Miggy School they were the happiest days of my life; I left March 24th 1964 anyone in year who remembers the flat that we staying in to learn domestic science? Do get in touch

Date:
27-Mar-2014

Email:
mrsp48@sky.com

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Name:
Anne Cattach. Née Chapman.

Comment:
I started middleton infants in 1947. Mrs Sellers was my first teacher. Then went on to juniors and finally seniors leaving in 1958. I have been living in Western Australia now for 44 years but never forgot my school days. Look forward to seeing some names that I will recognize.

Date:
27-Apr-2014

Email:
anne29@westnet.com.au

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Name:
darryl timms

Comment:
Mr bimrose, the best teacher i ever had

Date:
12-May-2014

Email:
darryltimms44@gmail.com

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Name:
Linda Downey nee OHara

Comment:
I went to this school from 1967-1970 . i remember the Maypole dancing and dancing in the school hall (being taught ballroom ) Mr Grady makin us read a book ,i cant remember it fully but i am sure it was Emile?? something to do with a french detective. i remember being told about the blue lady and somethng to do with a boy who broke in years before and cut his throat on broken glass maybe i am not remembering correctly but somewhere along those lines there is some truth . anybody remember Mrs Necklingham . very strict . i went to the nursery which was a prefab . the roast potatoes at dinner were so tasty i still remember them . also the shops opposite the railings where we got KopKops and kali . i lived in Thorpe View , a few names . Diane Grainger . Janet Wilson Julie Rose Wilkinson and another Julie Valerie Wilkinson they had to go with the middle names to seperate them . great times but not nessacerily recognised at the time.

Date:
19-Jun-2014

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Name:
Katherine Finister (now Mays)

Comment:
Gosh I went to this school from around 1954 starting in the nursery then through infants and juniors. I remember my friend Mary Chapman apparently we started school on the same day. I also remember Edwina Peacock, Laura Featherstone, Katherine Griffiths, Kathryn Pickles, Ann Wray, Jane Juice. I think Mrs. Matthews was head teacher and lovely Mrs. Morgan taught us in the third year junior. She lived down near Middleton Park entrance. What a lovely lady. I had to move to another school in 1962 as we moved to Beeston and I really missed Mrs. Morgan. Does anybody remember Bobby Gates. I used to live next door to him and would love to catch up

Date:
18-Sep-2014

Email:
Andkath2b@aol.com

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