HERE'S another of those ‘mixed bag’ kind of TRMs, with a few more comments and related bits of feedback that I love so much.

Let's start with a follow up to last week's Rath pool photo. Gerry Thomas sent this email.

"Hi Jeff, reading David Howlett's comments about the flag pole diver, I can think of two who used to do it on a regular basis. They were Ronnie Brown, and Mike Lampard. I wonder if anyone else can remember either of them doing it.

“Another interesting column, Jeff. Thank you."

Cheers Gerry, I must confess that my diving bravery never ventured higher than the top board...and even then, I said a prayer every time I took the plunge!

Now for a follow up to Ray Dony's email of last week, in which he mentioned the John Gillan skiffle group of the 1950s.

I could hardly believe it when, last Friday, Les Sweeney called into Milford News/One-Stop for my charity book signing, and, as I signed his copy, said…"The name of that skiffle group was the Blue Bops…and I was one of them! The others were Raymond Dunn (no relation), Derek Lloyd, Mike Mason and John Gillan.

“We were all from Neyland, and surprised Barry Scone when we went into his shop in Neyland High Street to buy a selection of blue shirts and blue jeans. Our instruments were guitars, a tea chest base and a washboard, and we played at Pill Social Centre, the Empire, and the Cadet Hall in Neyland. It was around 1957/58.

“They were great days."

They sure were Les…that's the time I was in the Mike Walters Skiffle Group, but, as I recall, we never actually played any skiffle was all Buddy Holly and the Crickets and other American rock music.

Sticking with the musical theme for a moment, someone asked on Facebook about the words to the Milford Haven Grammar School song. I was there from 1955 to 1960 and remembered some of them…but none of the Latin content!

Then, interestingly, Yvonne Byrant rang me to say that, in her time, there'd been no Latin in the song. She followed up with this email.

"Hi Jeff...I was in MHGS from Sept 1950 to Easter 1952, and was in the school choir. At that time I was the shortest girl in the choir, and Wally Walters used to stand me in the middle of the front row, and build the choir up, height wise, around me. Embarrassing, to say the least. My height, or lack of it, was the bane of my life. The school song went like this…

"On this our quiet haven side, whose fame great Shakespeare told Where Quaker fathers made their homes, where Nelson sailed of old.

“In this dear school that moulds us, to share in life's great game we pledge ourselves to cherish yet, her tradition and her name.

“Where e'er we go we'll always love the school by the sea We'll cherish her above all else to eternity.

“For working days and holidays are sad and melancholy days.

“They were great days and jolly days at the school by the sea.

“I wonder whether any of your readers would have a copy of the photograph when the school sang at the Tabernacle Chapel, which was some time during the dates above."

Thanks Yvonne, if anyone has such a snap, please get in touch.

I must admit that, apart from the first four lines of the song, I recognise none of it. And there was certainly Latin involved in my day (I recall struggling to learn it). So, my question is...does anyone know when and why the changes to the school song were made.

Meanwhile, here's a snap of the Grammar School choir from around 1954.

Our second photo, along with this email, is from Peter Eaton.

"Hi Jeff…I wonder if you can shed any light on this photo. It is Marine Gardens and a section of Hamilton Terrace, and the hill up to Manchester Square. It was taken before the War Memorial was built (1924)…plus…where was it taken from... as it is approximately 100' to the water from Hamilton Terrace.

“The three white cottages are still there, but heavily overgrown now.

“The same photograph is in the Manchester Club."

Thanks Pete...if anybody can throw some light on the pic, I'd love to hear from you.

Now for our teasers. The answer to last week's poser was the letter T.

I had lots of incorrect answers to this one, but those who got it right and who got in touch, were…Les Haynes, Sheila Rimmer, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Tricia Hawthorn, Charles Weatherall (and grand-daughter), Elinor Jones and Phil Jones. Many thanks to everyone who had a go.

Here's one, and you'll have a fortnight to work it out.

How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

One name missing from this week's list of teaser aces is that of Royston Holman, who, sadly, has passed away. Roy was a regular TRM contributor over many years and, through our weekly chats, we'd become good friends. His usual teaser quip was..."It took three pages of working out to get that one!"

Roy was a huge supporter of, and loyal servant to Pembrokeshire league football where he has many friends, all of whom, like me, will be saddened by the loss of yet another, true Milford gentleman.

I know he would've been interested in this week's third photo, kindly given to me by Roma Davies (best wishes on your forthcoming move, I hope all goes well for you). This snap, of a Hakin team, probably from a 100+ years ago, is dedicated to the memory of Royston Holman.

That's it from me, my thanks to all who called in to the book signing, I was delighted with the result, and all the comments.

I'll be back the week after next, when, in TRM trawler corner, will be the Dominion M17. Hope to see you then.