Famous ex Driffield School pupils

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grinwolf
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Famous ex Driffield School pupils

Post by grinwolf » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:18 pm

There does not seem to have been much interest in the school re - union subject recently, so thought I would go at it from a different direction.

When I was at Driff. secondary boys school in the 1960's, there was only one young man who rose to international fame - that I am aware of.
This chap was in my class, and was Michael Woodmansey, who lived on Victoria Road in Driff.

Mike had a cousin in the same class - Michael Grice.

Mike Woodmansey, or "Pecker" as he was known, was, and still is to the best of my knoledge, the drummer in David Bowies band.

Here are just a few of the names of people in that class of 1960's:-

Anthony Burton, ______ Harrison, David Wood, Paul Whiting, Michael Woodmansey, David Edgar, Colin Allerston, Rodney Wilkinson, Howard Fetches, Peter Gray, Andrew Danby, Trevor Christian, Richard Wood, Michael Grice, Frank Theakstone, Michael Fenton, Alan Woolfitt, Chistopher Mumby, David Wharram, __________Smith(U.S.A.), Dennis Leslie, Frank Gladstone, Eric------?
Can't remember any more, I think there should be about another 14 or so.

littlewren
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Re: Famous ex Driffield School pupils

Post by littlewren » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:01 am

Wasn't Mike Woodmansey known as 'Woody", it's Eric who's 'Pecker'.

Mike and his son Danny formed the group 3-D, they both play drums in it.
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grinwolf
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Re: Famous ex Driffield School pupils

Post by grinwolf » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:23 pm

Yes you may be right on this one, but at school recall Mike was known as pecker.
Believe he was known as Woody later when with Dave Bowie.

There was another boy in the class called Wood, who at that time was known as Woody.

littlewren
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Re: Famous ex Driffield School pupils

Post by littlewren » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks, not being a boy l wouldn't have known that...lol...
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Re: Famous ex Driffield School pupils

Post by grinwolf » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:25 pm

Further to my original list of pupils at Driffield County Secondary School, I have remembered - I think the rest of the class of 1A 1960 - or was it 1961, Godfrey Middlewood, Michael Plaxton, David Williams.

There must be some more, but can't remember them - help!

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