Sue’s Silver Star in gala parade

Sue Tandy (nee Harrison), a  member of The Gazette's Silver Stars, dressed up for Carleton Gala, seen outside the Castle Gardens pub with Lynn Cowell (on the left) and a girl called Jennifer. Below,a close-up of Sue on her "silver star" bike
Sue Tandy (nee Harrison), a member of The Gazette's Silver Stars, dressed up for Carleton Gala, seen outside the Castle Gardens pub with Lynn Cowell (on the left) and a girl called Jennifer. Below,a close-up of Sue on her "silver star" bike
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The 1967 photograph of the boys in the band at Hodgson School, Poulton, caught the eye of Cleveleys reader Sue Tandy.

She spotted an old neighbour from Carleton - Ian Whittaker.

Sue Tandy (nee Harrison),a  member of The Gazette's Silver Stars, dressed up for Carleton Gala

Sue Tandy (nee Harrison),a member of The Gazette's Silver Stars, dressed up for Carleton Gala

In those days she was called Harrison and says that every-one knew her by her “Sunday” name Susan.

Sue says: “Ian was a playmate from my primary school days. We lost touch when we went to different secondary schools but I remember well that he, his father and, I think, older brother used to be a members of Poulton Silver Band and

as far as I know Ian went on to follow a musical career.

“Ian and I went to what was Carleton CE School, now on Bi-spham Road, and I moved to Poulton when I was 10.

“I lived on Poulton Road, Carleton, as did Ian – me on the corner of Gerrards Terrace at number 90 and Ian across the

road in the house next to the Scout Hall.

“When I was little my mum enrolled me as a Gazette Silver Star, the best bit was having your name in the paper during

your birthday week.”

Sue shares two photographs, taken when she was three, dressed as a Silver Star while riding her bike in Carleton Gala.

“The girls in one of the pictures were a little older, but also my friends and that is the Castle Gardens pub behind us.

“On the left is Lynn Cowell, who I believe sadly passed away a few years ago. She lived in Gerrards Terrace. The taller girl is called Jennifer but I can’t re-member her second name. She lived on Breck Road, Poulton at the time.”

Sue admits: “I have no rec-ollection of if there was a fun-fair for Carleton Gala, where the procession went or even

when the gala stopped but my brother, who is 18 years older than me, remembers funfairs being on a field across from the Scout Hall where the bungalows are now.