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On 12 Aug 2008 at 8:35am madge wrote:
Reflecting on the previous thread re school dinners how about hearing everyones memories of their fav dinner ladies?
On 12 Aug 2008 at 8:42am madge wrote:
I loved school dineers (in the 60's) & have happy memories of all my dinner ladies, my kids were always fond of most of theirs except one or two assistants at pells.
On 12 Aug 2008 at 4:21pm Coops wrote:
As I posted in the school dinners thread, my nan, Jean Frost, was a dinner lady at St Pancras for 30 years and retired about 10 years ago. She's not in the best of health due to Alzheimers and a series of strokes. I was wondering if any of you guys went to St Pancras and remember her or Shirley who served with her for most of that time.
On 12 Aug 2008 at 4:38pm Lord Landport wrote:
HI I went to St Pancras I mid 70's to early 80's i rember a really nice larger lady with glasses but saying that all the dinner ladies 100% amazing can you describe your Nan.
there is a section on friends reunited for staff maybe you could put a pic up I bet all the ex pupils will remember her.
wish her and her family the best of wishes. dealing with Alzheimers it's not easy
I wonder how many school kids will remember the Polish dinner ladies in 30 years time.
On 12 Aug 2008 at 5:01pm Coops wrote:
Hi Lord Landport. My nan was one of the ladies who served the dinners up and not one of the ladies who patrolled the hall or playground. Shirley, her great mate, was larger than Nan and wore glasses so it maybe Shirley you remember. My Nan wouldv'e been next to her dishing up.
My nan was smaller and slimmer than Shirley but did wear glasss. Her hair was light brown and slightly wavy.
She was at the school for so long that by the time she retired she was serving the kids of the children she had served who went to the school years before.
Thanks for the nice comments at the end of your post, LL. Above all, Nan has always been most proud of being a Lewes Rook.
On 12 Aug 2008 at 8:07pm Dunk wrote:
I went to st Pancras during the 80's and remember her. A very nice lady and I am very sorry to hear of her current health.
On 13 Aug 2008 at 11:37am Coops wrote:
Thanks for those kind words, Dunk. She's a battler and on good days still has a sparkle in her eyes and the old sense of humour comes back.

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