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2 Oct 2006
Nic,
Reckon your right
on both counts, we were rubbish at organising our own 70's do and we
should focus on encouraging as many as possible to go to Blackpool next
year. I am already on the case and have recently made Shippo, Paddy
Hawkins and Al Copley aware of the reunion. I am hoping to meet up with
all three soon and will do my best to get them to Blackpool. All I need
now is to contact Shuffs, Jock Dempster and John Henry and a few others
so if anyone is in contact with Nigel Shufflebottom or the other two
please let them know how to get in touch.
Scot Innes (M7376)

2 Oct 2006
Hi to Scott Innes,
Nic Cuthbertson, Alan Savage (and brothers)I remember you all well......considering
the time gap, Scott I spoke to andy (jock) Dempster last week, he lives
local,and mentioned the reunion, he said that he will make the effort
to come down. I'll be trying to organise a little "posse"
of my own, including my younger brother, and hopefully, my two brothers
in law Dougie and william (Billy) Whitefield, who were both marlboroites
from the 70's, you may remember them.
Tom Mc Carthy (C7176

3 Oct 2006
Tom, Thanks for
the message, if you see Jock (Andy) remind me to him and say I hope
to see him in Blacpool. Where is local by the way? The names you mentioned
ring a bell but I am afraid the memory is fading fast as middle  old
age descends. It does seem like the new venue is attracting more of
our Northern/Scottish Members so well done to the decision makers and
organisers.
Scot Innes (M7376)

4 Oct 2006
hi jock just a wee
message to let u know iv got in contact wi willie victor and a number
for wee stillie and have let them know ud like to hook up so wel need
to get something sorted pal.... nic im only working part time now so
iv been like a private detective trying to go thro al my old phone books
to find as many of the 70's crew i can find for Blackpool, wel try oor
best bud ha ha nightmare eh !!...sandy i mind you well from sandringham,
glad your ok,keep in touch n hope uv booked june
next year in your diary for Blackpool !! take care to all, celia
Cecelia Begley (S7477)

4 Oct 2006
Tom,
Make sure Frank
gets to Blackpool.Mike 'Big Yin' Price and myself are planning to be
there and we want a Dorm 2 Reunion. Anyone know where Jim Mair lives
now? Cheers
Mick Hughes (C7477)

Sorry
to say that it seems as though there may have been a problem with the
webmail form between 4th Oct and the 21st Oct. If anyone posted then
please repost as I didnt get them.
Bill
C.

21 Oct 2006
Well Hello Ronnie
Willians, How the devil are you, it was great to see your name appear
in the visitors book, I am still in contact with Frank Knight, John
Oshea, Jerry Astbury. In fact I have a copy of the roll call book from
1962, dont ask how I came by it, and the house Photograph from the same
time. I attended the last Big reunion at Newbury with Frank and John,
and we will be going to the next one, it would be great if you could
make it to, One of my best memories of you, was the EELS your mum used
to send you, and we all got to share it. And I also remember how you
where mad keen on Astronomy. Any way you take care, Hope to hear from
you soon.
Billy"Titch"Wilson.
(M6062)

24 Oct 2006
No worries Mick,it
looks like dorm 2 are back on the bogy patrol once again... hope the
hotel has'nt got long corridors!! Frank says he's looking forward to
Blackpool, and just think.. you don't even have to drink out of shampoo
bottles!!!
SEE YA
Tom Mc Carthy (C7176)

25 Oct 2006
Sorry to hear about
Donna Wright. I believe she used to play mixed hockey on Wednesday's
and was in Mr Bugden's A'level Art.Shall be at the Soest Fair [Allerheiliges
Kirmes] in November with my brother Russell [Sandringham 19771982]
and wives and families. Flying out two weeks today/tomorrow if Air Berlin
don't change the times again! Hope to see Jakki and Yvette, will come
and up and say hello this time!!
Keith Askew (S7481)

26 Oct 2006
Hi To Bobby Hoffman
Just seen your message from August How are you ? Still winning all the
sports events on your own?
It would be nice to hear from you again (and anyone else from that era)
What about Mark Day( not politically correct these days but always known
as Fatman, or 'famat in our lingo) Anyone remember him sitting in the
middle of the table while we took turns at shaving his head? I think
John Redfearn was involved as well.
Dave Savage (C7074)

26 Oct 2006
Tried to post this
at the beginning of the month  maybe it was the reason for the breakdown
of the system. It is an appeal from us for others to join us on the
committee  I suggested Scot Innes and/or Tiny since they seem to be
pretty active on the Visitors page. The job is not an onerous one 
two or three meetings a year and these can be done by the conference
call system  even I was able to do attend the last one from the comfort
of my own home. Contact Bob Jordan if you are at all interested and
he will give you a good rundown on what is entailed. How about it Scot
and Tiny? I would have written to you individually but I do not have
your email address, anyway there might be hordes of others just itching
to join the committee so this is probably better.
If you can't remember
me just think of Marlborough, Football and Westtuennen. Two questions
for all who read this
1. what are the
next members of the following sets of triples?
(3,4,5),(5,12,13),(7,24,?)  I taught maths too.
2. Name the Premier
League Champions for the past two seasons.
Hope that this makes it this time.
Geoff Hern (M6080)

27 Oct 2006
I think Scot would
be a great committee member, well recommended Mr Hern (sorry old habits
and all that), I'd volunteer myself but for being too busy you understand.
My only misgiving would be that the committee becoming a bit Marlborough
top heavy, only joking ;) Anyway, as to your mini quiz the next number
in the sequence is 25, my working! I hear you say! well, (1) 3 squared
plus 4 squared is 25, the sqaure root of 25 is 5 (2) 5 squared plus
12 squared is 169, the square root of 169 is 13, (3) 7 squared plus
24 squared is 625, the square root of 625 is 25, As for the second question,
I can't find myself saying the name without choking being a Spurs man
meself, but I think it's Chelski. Hope you make the Blackpool reunion.
All the best
Sean Cockroft (H7476)

27 Oct 2006
Nice to see Geoff
Hern posting, hope you are well. You didn't teach me 'A  Level' Maths,
I had Gordon Lees and the other chap who chained smoked even more (?
Mr Kingston). I actually played him in one of the Sixth Form Christmas
Reviews. Are you still in touch with either of them? If so please pass
on my best wishes and thanks, because I actually passed!!!
Dave Naylor (H6467)

27 Oct 2006
Hey young Cockcroft
tried to answer the questions but sadly he has not R.T.B.Q.  work that
one out unless you remember it. Not just the next number but the next
two TRIPLES in the set of triples  oh dear. If you were to write down
the next two or three lines and then look for pattern you would see
that life is worthwhile. Anyway thanks for trying and for your pitiful
excuse about not volunteering for thecommittee. Talk to Bob  you can't
be more busy than he is and he's been running it since the start!!
Geoff Hern (M6080)

27 Oct 2006
Sean, You can never
have enough of Marlborough!
Sean was never great at Maths...or good excuses..LOL
I cant remember any tiny's from my time, probably all from Scot's year
or higher. The tallest guy we had in our year in Marlborough was Twiggy
Tony Reilly (M7376)

27 Oct 2006
Flippin heck Mr
Hern, think i'd rather have the lash. PS In my defence, I did only see
one question mark, but am working towards the new answer right now.
Sean Cockroft (H7476)
ps Please Mr Hern
sir, is the answer (9,40,41) (11,60,61) ;)

28 Oct 2006
Perfect Sean just
perfect  you see I can praise when it is deserved. Just one small point,
and there always has to be one since I was a teacher, you have not explained
how you got them. There is a lot of mathematics here especially if you
write them down underneath each other in three columns
3, 4, 5
5, 12, 13
7, 24, 25
etc
There are several questions that follow naturally. Could you write down
any line. For example what about the line starting with 237 as the first
number? Could you write don the general line which starts with n (or
better still (2n+1), why is that better?). Amazing what a little pattern
can do.
Looking forward to your answer and what about all the rest of you?
Volunteered for the committee yet?
Geoff Hern (M6080)

28 Oct 2006
Goeff, In answer to your problem. taking the columns a
x, y, z
3, 4, 5
the the progression is always x+a, y+b, z+c where a is constant @ 2,
b=b+4 and c=c+4 where the first sequence is a=2, b=8, b=8 which gives
x, y, z
5, 12, 13
and I'm still looking for other paterns.
I might Volunteer if the pays Good!!
Malcolm Brunsdon (E6769)

29 Oct 2006
If you don't mind
I think i'll let Tony answer that one Mr Hern, I could do, you understand,
but don't want to grab all the glory. Oh looks like Bruno has had a
bash, Now I know Malcolm quite well and I reckon he's either got his
wife Cheryl or brother Phil to help him on this one.
;)
Sean Cockroft (H7476)

29 Oct 2006
Glad to see that
my little problem has provoked some response altough people seem to
be 'passing the buck' a bit when it comes to the line beginning with
237 or even the general line beginning with n or 2n+1. Don't mind wives
being involved, it is what modern teachers would call group work. One
little hint, I remember this bit being discovered by a group of lads
in Maths Block Room 8, try adding the last two numbers in each triple
and compare the sum with the first number. It is all yours Sean, Dave
and Malcolm (and Cheryl)  it is strange but I remember all the names
but the faces? That is what advanced age does to you. Actually 71 today
but no cards please.Still no real volunteers for the committee and Scot
and Tiny seem to be ignoring this. If I can do it .....
Dave.In answer to your query about Gordon Lees and Brian Kingston. Sadly
Gordon died a few years ago but Kingo is still doing well and we exchange
Christmas cards each year.
Geoff Hern (M6080)

30 Oct 2006
Happy Birthday Mr Hern, hope it's a good one.
Sean Cockroft (H7476)
That
will be from all of us sir... :)

30 Oct 2006
Looking for Semple, Sleeman, M.Rockett and others from 1970
Ian Lister (H6972)

30 Oct 2006
I write in response to the comments made by my honourable friend Mr
Hern, probably the finest teacher with a beard. I would welcome the
opportunity of offering my services to the committee and refute the
suggestions by other contributors that they are too busy.The mere fact
that this message board is viewed constantly by those mortal souls who
search in hope and quite frankly, desperation for some flicker of recognition,
that their miserable little lives meant something to others in the dark
distant past, it surely warrants effort from those same people to contribute
a few moments of their valuable time. I find it difficult to beleive
that there are some of you who do not remember me from the seventies
era, tall, good looking, record holder for the 100 metres, marlborough
football captain, good looking, tall, and general lovely bloke. if i
had a fault, it would be my modesty. Mr Hern, i salute you and fell
embittered and guilty that i did not pay more attention to your pearls
of wisdom, you will note that unlike the poor saps that have responded
to your sums quiz, i have far too much self respect and dignity to lowere
myself to joining in, suffice to say, i think it is twelve and i am
not saying who told me. I wait to be washed and scrubbed and offermyself
in a wanton manner for the commitee to uses me as they will.
Paul "Tiny" Mcdermott (M7779)
Welcome
aboard Paul ......... Bill
C

31 Oct 2006
Dear Geoff
I have enjoyed the exchanges in the visitors' book as a result of your
maths teaser. I only did O Level maths (50 years ago!) but I gave it
a go. (I couldn't work out how to type the little "2" to denote
a squared number so I've had to write it sqd!)
1. a sqd + b sqd = c sqd This gives the missing number in row 3 of 25
2. However, c = b + 1 so the formula at 1. above can be rewritten as:
a sqd + b sqd = (b+1)sqd
3. Expanding out the brackets gives: a sqd + b sqd = b sqd + 2b + 1
4. Cancelling out the b sqd from each side gives: a sqd = 2b + 1
5. So, to work out b in terms of a we need to deduct 1 and divide by
2: b = (a sqd1)/2
From that we can calculate the next 2 rows:
9 40 41
11 60 61
Now, further to your 29th Oct entry about calculating the nth row I
must confess that I sought help from my daughter  she did do A Level
maths  and she said the following
"The trick is knowing how to calculate the nth odd number. The
following works: nth odd number = 2n+1 Thus we can say the nth set of
numbers in the series is as follows:
(2n+1, ((2n+1)sqd 1)/2, (2n+1)sqd 1)/2+1)
This simplifies down to (2n+1, 2n sqd + 2n, 2n sqd + 2n +1)
From that you can generate as many numbers in the series as you like."
She said she hadn't had as much fun for ages!
Gill Walker

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