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Feb 1 2007

Steve Wiz - there's a blast from the past! Drop me a line

Paul Valentine (B80-83)

ONLINE RENEWAL

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BillC

Feb 2 2007

just found site,put my name in hat see what pops up.
last contact with any crew,early 80s raf wyton.

Mark Baldwin (E78-80)

3 Feb 2007

Hi all- Greetings from the Snowcovered ridges of West Virginia. -I have a question concerning the Military Unit stationed in Hamm during our timeframe. I seem to remember some fellow students fathers were in units with colorful names such as "The Queens Own Highlanders" or the "Royal" this or that. (No disrespect intended) ...When discussing my time amoung the Brits of Windsor with some UKers I've met, they asked the question -Which unit was stationed there ? ...UHH ...drew a blank.
So thanks to anyone with an answer. BK

Bruce Kolesar (C67-71)

I think the last unit there was the 617 Tank Transporter Unit - not too colourful I'm afraid. - BillC

4 Feb 2007

Greetings Bruce Kolesar from John Christens, currently living in New Orleans with wife, but in the process of relocating to Dallas.

John Christens (B66-72)

5 Feb 2007

Bruce, I was a Day pupil at Windsor and my father was stationed in Hamm so can confirm Bill's statement that it was 617 Tank Transporter Unit. We never had anything so glamorous as any of the Royals etc. Hope you are enjoying the snow we don't seem to be getting much this year.

Lynn Hardy (C62-67)

7 Feb 2007

To Michael Greenwood, (Greeny?) Hey Greeny! is that you? Good to hear from you. You know what they say.. "dont believe anything you hear and only half the things you see .... except in the case of Lister, Semple and Sleeman at H house 1969 - 72. So, aside from the great rugby team we created ... what else did you hear exactly?

Ian Lister (H69-71)

8 Feb 2007

Hi Just found the site. Some of the best years at windsor. Remember serena Campbell, Elaine,louise Samson,Mich Crawford,Donna, Maria,Mel,Ali,Mike Snook,Stacey,Mike Milne,Richard Slaughter- last in contact at his grandothers in York,other names cant remember but faces yes. Love to hear from any one else who remembers. For the last 20 years been living in the North of Mallorca with husband Tolo and 11 year old daughter Maria Vitoria. ADIOS for nowTracyx

Tracy May Tudball (E79-82)

10 Feb 2007

Hey Ian Lister The Mike Greenwood that remembers us all is probably not the "Greeny" your thinking of that was Steve Greenwood who was a year older then us and into heavy rock.Where are you living these days Ian? i am in Aberdeenshire work in the oil industry and am currently in Angola on a huge Exxonmobil contract.Everytime i visit this website i feel like i'm going back in time it's over thirty years now, but what a trip.Tell me are you going to the reunion in Blackpool it would be great to contact a few more rugby players to come along.Take it Easy

John Semple (H69-73)

11 Feb 2007

Heather Morrison (nee Cutler) has advised the Windsor Society that her father Harry ( Swish ) Cutler passed away at the end of January. Harry was a founder member of the Windsor Staff in 1954. and became the housemaster of Balmoral Boys.

His funeral will be held at the Eastbourne Crematorium at 11.30hrs on the19th February

On behalf of the Windsor Society I have offered our condolences to Heather, Paul and their families.

Bob Jordan

11 Feb 2007

I lived in Windsor school from 1954 to 1965. My father Harry 'Swish' Cutler became Housemaster of Edinburgh House in about 1961 until he left in March 1965. I am afraid to say that he died on Friday 2 Feb at home. He had been unwell for about two months. Harry really enjoyed his time at Windsor and had many fond memories of his time there. He enjoyed the very first reunion (I think in 1995) and subsequently the one at Nigel Frith's a few years later. When I visited his house after he had died I found some photos he had been looking at which showed his prefects at that time. These included Bob Jordan, Jerry Carpenter, Mike Foster, Pierre Naynor, Derek (or is it Gordan)Seabrook, Phil Bailey, Fred Tregidgo et al. Harry will be missed by all of us. My brother Paul and his two children, myself and my two children and my sister, Joanna and her five children. The funeral is on Monday 19 February at 1130 at Eastbourne Crematorium. I would obviously be grateful to hear from any of you who remember my father.

Heather Morrison (nee Cutler)

Thanks for posting this Heather - I and I'm sure many others remember your father well, sorry to hear of his passing - BillC

13 Feb 2007

Very sorry to hear about Harry Cutler's death who was one of the old-stagers when I arrived still wet behind the ears at WBS in 1960. I remember him well and can still see him hurrying in that angular gait of his(ten to two as I used to say to him)and with his trade mark sheaf of papers under his arm between Edinburgh, the Main Block and the Metalwork Shop. You probably won't remember me Heather, although Paul might, but please accept my condolences - if Paul does not read this site please pass them on to him. I can imagine that he had fond memories of Hamm, you do when you give a lot. Your list of prefects brought a smile to my face when I realise that young Tredigo (still can't spell or say Tregidgo which was the reason I called him Fred), as he was then fresh from 'The Lord of the Rings',is still remembered as Fred. The name that I gave him at his first maths lesson and perhaps my only claim to fame whilst at WBS.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

ps apologies for not including Joanne. The fact that she was only small when the family left is no excuse - Sorry.

14 Feb 2007

My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Cutler, Heather and Family on their sad loss.

John Oliver (B and E 154 2/60. - 12/64)

14 Feb 2007

for Mark Baldwin, use to hang about with you Tom and Mark. My name is Martin Holden would be good to hear from you.

Martin Holden (76-80)

14 Feb 2007

Hi Bill C...is that you...dorm 14 Caernarvon House and all that? (Might have been dorm 15! Along with Bob Mansfield and a largish guy who’s name escapes me for the moment!) And Ralph, how's that lovely sister of yours? And I still hate maths despite having a good teacher ( did better at the DofE Award stuff!). I ended up studying photography at the RCA in London hence the pro email address. Some people might remember my first business venture - taking pics of couples at the Caernarvon / St James socials...and selling them after the following holiday ( I had to dev and print the images in the bath at my parents during the holiday). Don't misinterpret this; I wasn't in the bath at the time! I believe the negs are still in my Dad's attic! I also remember the school band - in part. Trev on drums and 'moss' Massala base and vocals - think the other two were Sandringham kids! Anyway...Happy Valentines to those of you still that way inclined / interested/ able!!

Tony Jobber (C61-67)

Yes def me... largish guy could be John (Cowboy) Weston - wonder what they are all doing now..... BillC

14 Feb 2007

Hey Semps! Great to hear from you at last! I've scoured the internet looking for you! Can you send me your email address? I'm living in Sydney Australia, I joined the Australian air force for 10 years, now I'm the quality manager for Sharp Corporation.Your right, this web site brings back soooooo many memories.Funny though, no ones mentioned the shagga bashin nights when we used to sneak out to the back fence, wait for the local guys to drive their girlfriends around for some "auto nude twister games", then, when the car got a good rock going .... 100 kids would charge down and bounce the car up and down :-) Just when we had that perfected, some guy got wise to us and jumped out of his car and fired a gun! Well, we had to do something to fill in the times between winning rugby games :-)

Ian Lister (H69-71)

16 Feb 2007

Hello to Lynda Barber. I lost touch with Jenny and many others when I left WGS. With the help of my trusty autograph book (which I can't believe I still have), I have mental images of lots of acquaintances from my WGS days. Many people whom I remember are on the members list but haven't posted messages. In 1971, I married and moved to America - now living in California. I'll be making my annual trek to the UK in June so I may try to arrange to be there at the time of the reunion.

Lynne Griffin (Adams) (E63-66)

16 Feb 2007

Great to here from you Ian ListerYes i remember the "shagga bashing nights" never did own up to it did we till 35 years later.Hey i don't know how to give you my email address as this web site will not allow it, but if you join the society they will send you my email and phone number.I will be travelling to Australia later this year maybe we could hook up.I am currently in Angola working for Exxonmobil as a trouble shooter it pays the bills and more, never did get married but have three grown up kids all working thank god.Try and keep in touch.

John Semple (H69-73)

16 Feb 2007

Dougie Whitfield? Of course I remember both the name and the little person. You realise that 'I was only following orders' when you had to report regularly. Don't suppose that I would recognise you now and I do not think that I will be at Blackpool this year either. What a nerve I had trying to give a half-baked analysis of why you misbehaved. I stayed at WBS until 1980, then 8 years in England and a further 11 in Denmark. Retired in 1999 so that's me. This reply has taken me over a month to do but be kind - old man and that!! I have owed an email to John Christens for over two months now so this could be considered a speedy reply by my usual standards.

EVERYBODY including Dougie. Still no triples beginning with even numbers (see notes from last autumn)so I'll give you the first one. 8, 15, 17 - can anyone get some more and in fact the general one? Young Tony Jobber since you still hate maths - this triple follows Pythagoras' Theorem ie if you square 8 than add it to the square of 15 you get ...?Don't forget that it is Euler's 300th birthday on April 15th - does nobody really know who is is apart from me? What terrible maths teachers
you must have had.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

16 Feb 2007

Geoff, I can remember James Aubrey Tregidgo coming to the School after the Film "Lord of the Flies". He still appears in various bit parts on screen using his James Aubrey as his stage name.

Malcolm Brunsdon (S62-64)

20 Feb 2007

To Heather. Please accept our condolences.
Alan, Wayne and Joan Barnes.

Wayne Barnes (B63-65)

20 Feb 2007

Hi everyone from sunny Perth, Australia, well finally managed to join the society which is very exciting have been meaning to do so for years. Actually making the trip back to the Uk for the reunion in Blackpool which I am sure will be a blast - can't wait to see if I recognise anyone - or more to the point if anyone recognises me!! It will be 28 years - wow! So - where is everyone these days - hopefully they are all going to the reunion too, the Gatow clan (Berlin) like Elaine and John Stonehouse, Leigh and Kerry Walker, Steve and Phil Owen to name just a few. I am in touch with Penny Hobbs and Maz Barnard. I am digging out the old windsor album and bringing it with me so beware. Ali Lindley if you read this it would be good to hear from you, Claires not coming back - maybe next time. I read the newsletter I received recently, brought back a lot of goodmemories - my children kept asking me what I was laughing at. Anyway all you mid seventies windsors where are you - about time you came out of the woodwork. Bye for now.

Julie Maslen (nee Morgan) (E76-79)

22 Feb 2007

To Lynne Griffin(Adams) - Lynne, lovely to hear from you. I was in contact with Jenny for a few years after leaving WGS. I know that she was married and living in the Devon area (I think) I think her married name was Owen, but unfortunately lost contact in the mid 70's. I moved to Rheindahlen from Berlin in 1969 then to Australia in 1971. My husband was in the Brit Army (RMPs) when I met him. He followed me to Oz in Nov 71. He joined the Aust Army and we have travelled around Australia and lived in all capital cities except Sydney and Darwin. We have 3 adult children (one of whom is currently based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne). We have just retired and moved from Canberra to MacLean Northern NSW where we are currently renovating an old timber cottage. Unfortunately I don't think that I will be able to make the reunion, there are other things which take precedence. Pity, as I was hoping to try and locate any others from our era. Never mind. Take care Lynda

Lynda Leslie (Barber) (E66-68)

22 Feb 2007

The membership Lists have been updated. Please see Bill's message above.If you have any queries about your membership (when subs are due,etc) or change your details, then please contact me. doug_pruden@hotmail.com

Doug Pruden (S61-63)

25 Feb 2007

We have finally concluded our negotiations with the hotel for the Blackpool 2007 Reunion to be held on the 30th June and have agreed a great accomodation package. The reunion will be £26.50 for members £31.50 non-members (now would be a great time to renew your membership) and all the money collected will be used for the bash so the more people that go the bigger and better the entertainment will be. Click on the link below for details and booking forms - It looks to be a smashing venue and very central for the country - Be there !!

click here for BLACKPOOL 2007 REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT

email me if you have any queries billc@btinternet.com

25 Feb 2007

Think dates right must be getting older need to go back in years married name taylor living in Shropshire two dogs working in pharmacy any one out there. Have seen Penny Jane Wyn on the members list will write to them .what about Sandra ? Remember camping/ Miss Edwards /netball team love Linda

Linda Mary Humphries (StJ 67-69)

25 Feb 2007

Hello, My father is Peter Kitchen and was a member of staff at Windsor Boys School from 1958 -1981. I think this is a record for a staff member! I am writing with the very sad news that my mother, Margaret, passed away yesterday afternoon, 24th feb after battling with Alzheimers for the last 15 years. It has been devastating for all the family,Dad ,my brother Lindsay and sister Miriam. Dad looked after Mum at home for as long as possible then could no longer manage and after a spell in hospital she spent the last 8 years in a nursing home. Dad has been an inspiration to us all and been totally dedicated to Mum. He visited every day of her life only missing a handful of days when he was with us for christmas. He deserves a medal for his care and compassion. We will miss Mum terribly and hope Dad can have a good few years of being looked after by us now. At the momant we do not have a date for the funeral, but as soom as we do I will post another message on here.

Virginia Street (nee Kitchen) (M71-78)

So sorry to hear of your loss Virginia, thanks for letting us know - I remember Mr Kitchen well, please accept our condolences to you all on behalf of the Windsor Society at this difficult time. BillC

26 Feb 2007

Hello Virgina, I am so sorry to hear about your mum, I know it is a sad time for you and your family... And your right, it has been a hard time for you all, I work in the care profession, so I understand how hard you have all worked to look after your mum...Our condolences are sent to you and your family... I know you are not thinking about it yet, but maybe we will see you at the reunion... Best wishes...

Denise Meyers (Fletcher) (H72-78)

26 Feb 2007

Just read about Mrs Kitchen, just wanted to pass on my condolences to Mr Kitchen and family. I am sure Mrs Kitchen must have been a tremendous support to Mr Kitchen during all his years as Housemaster of the best house in the school, where he preached loyalty, dedication and discipline.It is no surprise to me that he has carried on these principles whilst careing for his wife in her latter years My thoughts are with Mr Kitchen and his family.

Scot Innes (M73-76)

27 Feb 2007

Hi everyone... just checking out the site again. Im living back in Toronto after 10 years in the U.S. I havent been to any of the other reunions or in touch with many of you (Tony and Nigel - I'm glad we are still in touch!) I have decided I am coming to the reunion in June (my first time back in the U.K in 25 years) and I would really love to see some of the people that attended when I did....to name a few... Denise Fletcher, Nigel Murray, Carol Hughes, Carol McCall, Carol Gibson, Al Copley, Keith Shipton, Vince Gully, Lynn Morton, Twiggy, Paddy, Mark Bell, Al Sommerville, Elise O'Meara, and of course Tony. If many of you are not able to make the reunion, maybe we can make other arrangements while I am in the U.K. I would love to see what some of the guys look like now after having had serious make-out sessions with one or two!!! :) Hope all is well with everyone and I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Carole Fletcher (M76-78)

27 Feb 2007

Hello Virginia. Please pass on our condolences to the whole family but particularly to Peter who, as I expect you remember, I worked with as one of his duty masters in Marlborough for many years. I only lasted 20 years though - a mere novice when compared to him. Margaret was always full of life and, as you also will remember, fed me many a cup of coffee and biscuits whilst I was on duty. Scot Innes has summed things up beautifully, a really honest and dedicated Housemaster and wife with a
great house and a family to be proud of.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

27 Feb 2007

Hello Carole Fletcher, Long time no chat! I have lost your email address and your sister Jeannie. I am glad that you are going to the reunion will see you there. It will be good to catch up. How is life in Canada and are all your family well. Kind regards to all.

Denise Meyers (H72-78)

27 Feb 2007

Hi Linda ,am I the Jane you mention in your notice.I`ve been in contact with Wyn and we met up a few years ago.Have you heard from or remember cracky (linda Creighton).I remember Miss Edwards ,didnt she live in
St James.

Jane Helps (StJ67-70)

27 Feb 2007

Hi Jane nice to hear from you. Have put a note in post would be nice to see you sometime. Yes Miss Edwards was St James.Linda rings a bellwill keep thinking.Do you remeber camping and what was the teachers name who was with us.Have some photos somewhere have a need to go back in time.Do you remember Sandra think she was in a dorm with us,she was from Liverpool? Found a friend Penny she is in Australia, have writtern to her.Hope to hear from you soon. Love Linda

Linda Mary Humphries (StJ??-??)

28 Feb 2007

Hi, further to my sister Virginia's message of Sunday the 25th of February we would like to confirm that Mum's funeral will be held on Thursday the 8th of March at 11.20am at Boston crematorium.Can we also take this opportunity to thank you all for the kind messages and cards that we have already received.

Lindsay Stewart Kitchen (M73-80)

28 Feb 2007

I remember the place like yesterday but unfortunatly not a lot of the names. Anyone who rembers me would know me as Lancs. Fud if you read this I remember you well and your number 6 filters. we shared a dorm with the likes of Kev Harker,Clive allcock .I rememberTracy Smith, we use to date?(could be wrong) Infact I think she spoke to my sister Lofty not to long ago.So for those with a better memmory, it would be good to hear from you. cheeres Keith

Keith Lancaster (H77-79)

28 Feb 2007

Hi Carole So you are going to come over and taste the delights of Blackpool. I will not be going to the reunion this year but I hope you meet up with lots of your friends and have a great time.... Maybe we will meet up next time (don't wait for another 25 years). Regards.

Carol Martin (nee Gibson) (H73-77)

28 Feb 2007

Hi Jane, I have also been looking for Linda Creighton for many years. The last time I saw Linda she was getting married and moving to Southend, but that was an eternity ago!!!I am however in contact with Carol Squires, Lynn Ryall. Bev Welford, Jacqui Noyes if any of them ring a bell.

Sylvia Welford (nee Robertson)(M68-71)

28 Feb 2007

Hi Denise, Glad to hear you are going to the re-union. It would be great to see lots of people from our time there - especially if everyone spreads the word to those who are not active on the site. I am looking forward to it. I'm not sure if Jeannie and Pauline are going - but I will let them know. Jeannie is in England on business fairly frequently so she may be able to swing it. Tony has my email address so you can get it from him. Anyway Toronto is great but I do miss the Florida sunshine... thinking of taking a quick trip to the Bahamas for a quick sun fix! I have a 16 month old grandson called Keegan (my son married very young) Nobody believes I'm a grandmother but I'm loving it! I'm single again.. and just having fun. Hope all is well with you. Anyway stay in touch and I'm looking forward to meeting up and catching up. On another note...to Mick Hughes, I am curious if you lived in Berlin and had a younger sister Carol? Does anyone have any contact with Ms. Lynne Williams who was the head teacher of Marlborough House during my time? Hello to everyone else who remembers me.

Carole Fletcher (M76-78)

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