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Jim Quaife

Jim Quaife, Ninfield, East Sussex

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Old Books

20th May 2013

Jim Quaife:

Hi Sarah,

What a pleasant surprise! Great to hear from you, your grandfather and I played together on the school soccer team. He and I formulated a plan that succeeded in allowing us to beat some of the teams from other schools..
He was always thinking, a great player and a great friend. We chummed together and often visited his dad's store....he even helped me get a job at EA Smith's Grocery store, I helped deliver groceries, sometimes on my bike....worked with Ian Haffenden, he and I filled the "kersoene" cans for people on a Saturday morning....his sister Pauline used to drop by for a visit.

I believe your grandfather had a "crush" on Brenda Haffenden at one time....he could be a real card at school...everyone liked him, no one went against him, he was bigger than the other boys....
I'm sorry that I lost track of him when we returned to Canada.
I assume he has passed away?
If so I am so sorry, please accept my condolences..

Thank you for contacting me...

Best personal regards

Jim

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Old Books

4th February 2013

Jim Quaife:

Hi Anthony,
My family lived in Hastings, (where I was born), Three Oaks, Guestling Green, Ninfield, I attended school there in 1946/47 ... I had a paper route in battle ...
Our lineage goes back to William the Conqueror, 1066...
I must say that if your family are from E Sussex, we are related...if you wish to send me some details about your family I will trace for you...

I live in Duncan British Columbia, Vancouver Island...my email address is pacepro@shaw.ca...

Please advise your location...

Sincerest personal regards

Jim

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Old Books

11th March 2012

Jim Quaife:

Hi Brenda
What a pleasant surprise to hera from you again so quickly ... very sorry to hear that Sheila passed away, used to carry some of her books home for her ... she was a great lady.

I will look forward to getting your address, there is quite a lengthy Quaife Family Tree with all the branch off-shoots, I always enjoy going over it with family ...

We originally arrived in Canada in 1939, we lived at Guestling Green, dad worked for my Uncle George at Half-house farm, when we arrived in Canada he bought a farm near Brockville Ontario, the house burned down the first winter we were there, we were bery lucky to get at 2:30 AM ... middle of the so-and-so winter too.
We moved to the west, Calgary Alberta in 1941, from there we moved to Medicine Hat, dad was in the Canadian Army looking after german prisoners ... we moved back to England in 1946, picked up my older brother John, worked around for a year and came back to Canada ...

Boy I could write you a book about our "ups and downs" ...

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in good old Sussex, would love to make trip back just to say hi to some of our old mates!

Anyway we will stay in touch ...

Have a great weekend ...

Cheers

Jim

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Old Books

27th February 2012

Jim Quaife:

Hi Brenda;
Wow! You have really done a great job on both Allan and Pauline, you have filled in the details and I thank you for the information ... we lived at Tanyard and Workhouse, dad worked for Mr. Godden for a while, we knew Marlene & Jennifer Godden. I believe Marlene moved after her dad passed away, I believe Jennifer passed away as well.

I will send you some info on the Quaifes from Catsfield, if you wish to e-mail me your mailing address I can send you a copy of the Quaife family from 1700's.

By the way, I believe the Pont boy was Vaughn, he was a big lad and his father did own the butcher shop. We played soccer together, I believe he was 13 or 14 years old ... so sorry to hear about his death.

My e-mail address is pacepro@shaw.ca

Best regards

Jim

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Old Books

22nd February 2012

Jim Quaife:

Hi Brenda,
Strange, I was of the understanding that Pauline was Brenda's sister, I worked with Ian at EA Smith grocery store, if I recall Sheila was a tall slim girl, quite pretty, she lived on the Lower Street, I believe there was a "bombed out" house close by on the opposite of the road ... there was a pond near the house as well.
I pumped the organ at the Anglican Church for a few months ... by the way I started in Standard 6, was moved into Standra 7 and then into X7 ... Mr Wooda was the Headmaster and my teacher.
I palyed on the soccer team against Hailsham as a center forward with a chap (can't remeber his first name) last name was Pont, his dad a small shop in town.

Love to get more info on Allan ... did he play around with fireworks at one time?

Best personal regards,

Jim

PS. Can't send you any photos of those great years but can send them of past years here, if you wish ...

Jim

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Old Books

28th January 2012

Jim Quaife:

Brenda, assuming that your maiden name was "Simmons", I went to school in Ninfield with members of the Simmons family.

Jim

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Finding Old School Friends

19th January 2012

Jim Quaife:

Hi;
I am interested in finding some of my old school chums (Freinds) from Ninfield School, namely Ian Haffenden, his sisters Pauline & Brenda ... and others who attended the school in 1946/47.

Jim Quaife

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