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1 Jan 2007

I was at WGS 1964-1966 (St James) and was great friends with a girl called Gloria Hunt. We managed to keep in touch up to the early 1970's then I lost my address book. I noticed on this site someone by the name of Ronald Hunt who I think may be Gloria's brother, please could you let me know if you are, or if any one else knows Gloria, I would love to get in touch with her again. We last saw each other in Berlin, she lived at Spandau, in 1973. Thanks in anticipation

Alison Yates (nee Yaxley) (StJ64-66)

2 Jan 2007

Hi Celia, it's been a long time. Read your message.It was good to see a few names I recognised. I'm still in Livingston, and have a son of 24. Say hi to Joannie. Visited Hamm 2 years ago and what a change in the old school. Brought back some good memories. Hope to be in touch soon.

Jeanette Henry (S74-76)

4 Jan 2007

hya Jeanette i'm dead chuffed you got in touch and Joannie will be pleased as your about the only one she can remember ha ha what a memory she has iv got to remind her all the time, she lives in Slough England and im in Newcastle... we are going to the reunion,are you going?? hope so should be good for us all to get together eh. we r both on friends reunited "77 so u could catch up more . Hope lifes been good for you .Get in touch soon pal lv celia xxx

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

5 Jan 2007

Looking for a new place to stay or that foriegn holiday spot try this http://www.spd-hamm-osten.de/index.htm and look at the ArgonnerKasserner article under aktuelles.

Basic translation is the that WBS is up for sale and Stadt Hamm would like to but it in bits for resale. anyone for a whip round only 40-50 euor a square metre.

Malcolm Brunsdon (E67-69)

6 Jan 2007

Thanks for the link about the plans of Hamm council to buy up the old Boys' School bit by bit, Malcolm - just sad that their intention is to pull down the barrack blocks :-(
If they had enough enterprise, they could offer to sell bricks, fittings, etc to ex-pupils?

Best wishes Pam

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

6 Jan 2007

Trying to get in touch with the following:
Diane Rose
Joyce Gordon
Pam Cooper
Maxine Maguire
Dougie Whitefield
Frank Hamilton

Bob Byrne (M72-74)

7 Jan 2007

Happy New Year to one and all. It's only got to get better for the POMS.So who won the Ashes -5 zip!!!!!
Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi! Oi!Oi!

Ellen Brandon-Warnaby (B59-62)

7 Jan 2007

A Hamm resident, Karsten Lohner has very kindly taken some photographs of the schools for us - this is the first batch showing the boys school, sad to see it in this state but still sure to bring back some memories for us.

click here to enjoy.. . WBS Now - by Karsten Lohner

Thanks again Karsten. - BillC

ps the slide show uses Java so may bring up dire warnings on your pc - ignore them.

7 Jan 2007

Hi All - would anyone who has applied for details of joining the Windsor Society but not included their email address please reapply so I can email them the details. I am in the process of setting up a PayPal account so members can pay their subs online - watch this space.

Someone was concerned that the joining page may access their personal files - sometimes a warning message appears because the page uses a script. This page cannot access your computer, the script just collects the info you put in the form then emails it to me.

Happy New Year - BillC

9 Jan 2007

Happy New Year to one and all!! Karsten, I would like to thank you for sharing your recent pictures with us all and must say how sad it is to see the old place in such a state. Bill C, Beccy says "Hiya" and asks how your doing. Also Bill, as regards to the reunion, do we just ring the hotel and book or is there something that we use as a reference? Looking forward to seeing everyone there!! Still looking for information on Mike Melia, Dave Bremner or Steven Forward.

Alan Savage (C71-74)

Alan the hotel is not completely sorted so we have no reference as yet, mention the society anyway. Happy New Year to you both and look forward to seeing you there - sure to be a great party!! - BillC

9 Jan 2007

Hi Ellen, We thought we would give the Aussies a chance this time. Hopefully you are now a member and I will be able to get your e-mail address. Looking forward to catching up.

Lesley Annable (B60-63)

11 Jan 2007

Hi Everyone A Happy New Year from down under. Sorry to see WBS looking so sad. How is WGS these days? Great to hear about the reunion. Still trying to contact Christine Morgan. Would be great to pay membership on Line as I am not sure if I am still paid up or not? Catch you Carol

Carol Everett (neeLarge) (H69-72)

11 Jan 2007

Hi Lesley, how many chances do you think we aussie's need.20/20 limited overs and we win again!!!!
cheers ellen

Ellen Brandon-Warnaby (B59-62)

14 Jan 2007

Bob Byrne, were you looking for me? Its been a long time (32years)!I remember you as Robert, must be showing are ages!

Dougie Whitefield (M71-75)

14 Jan 2007

Happy new year all. After seeing the messages from Ian Cutts I felt I had to put digits to keyboard and say hello to Ian and his brother and anyone else from the late 70s early 80s who may recognise my name.I am currently working and living in Bahrain (where it is the coldest it has been in over 40 years, should have stayed in Scotland) having worked in Saudi for a while. My wife is just organising a traditional Burns night for some friends not one of whom is Scottish so I should get away with the pronunciation. Now that I have lapsed my membership and cannot put an email address in the message, I guess I shall have to renew to keep in contact! Failing that, please leave a message in this

Steven Wieczysty (S77-82)

16 Jan 2007

Seeing the photos kindly sent in makes the rounded tum drop. I have looked through the messages and see with sadness that my old squeaky hush puppy with a tom thumb cigar Housemaster Mr H. Jones has passed away.Although I now work and live in Garda, Italy the reunion beckons with fish chips and mushy peas adding to the thoughts of sharing what was by far the best school I attended, shame I did not realise at the time. Yes Mr Jones you were right all along. Best wishes for 2007 to all.

Mark Gill (H73-76)

16 Jan 2007

Hi to all from Perth, down under. I have been reading messages about the cricket, and congrats to all Poms on their first win on this tour, even though it was only against the Kiwis, and in the end they really tried hard to lose, haha.Sorry to see the state of WBS from the pics. Would like to hear from any WBS oldies that live in Perth, or anywhere in OZ.

Kim Taylor (B62-63)

18 Jan 2007

Just a quick hello to Mark Gill who recently posted a message. I know what you mean about Mr Jones being right all along Mark! Nice to see a name I recognise; there doesn't appear to be many around from our era.
I remember you as a nimble full back in the school rugby team. Have you kept in touch with anybody?

John Mullen (H73-76)

20 Jan 2007

Hi John. Not really kept in touch with anyone but subs are on there way via Postitalia plus planning flying visit to UK for reunion.Maybe some more of the mid 70s gang will appear. My daughter found this website while reseaching for college course.Names I remember other than yourself are Dirk Burton, Andy Hoskins, John Turkington, Martin Gill (who took my German lesson and I his PE lesson for 2 years without getting caught)Bob McCormick, Clinton Dorizario and thats about it. Teachers - Mr Ball, Farrar, Lake, Hamilton, Boyce, Maxwell,Thompson, Miss Nye. Hung my boots up 2 years ago but still skiing and tennis in the summer.Must dig out the old school photographs my Mum will have tucked away.

Mark Gill (H73-76)

21 Jan 2007

Hello Mr Hern,or can i call you Geoff!i dont know if you remember me,I remember you,your pipe and your old bike very well.Have just found this web site,been reading all the recent e-mails on the visitors page.I was the boy who was always in trouble who had to report to you,at weekends on the hour every hour in school uniform.you always said i had problem about my height(4feet 11inches)and had to prove myself,by doing all daft things(smoking,drinking,sneaking down to the girls school after lights out)do you remember?It would be great to hear from you after all these years(nearly 32 years)To put your mind at ease,im nearly 47 and im working as a surveyor have 3 children and 2 stepsons and never been in prison and im now a big 5feet 8inches.will you be at the reunion in blackpool this year?

Dougie Whitefield (M71-75)

21 Jan 2007

Not sure if this has been mentioned before on the site
Mention of the school in this link that may be of interest to ex-Berliners

http://peter-cooper.fotopic.net/c751779.html

Steve Graham (B 77-79)

Would anyone wanting info on joining the Windsor Society please make sure their email address is correct so I can send the details, I have had one or two that have bounced and some have not had a surface address either - thanks BillC

21 Jan 2007

Hello Mark Gill,I recognise some of the names you mentioned. Here's a few more that might jog your memory, Andy Reid, Dave Dilly, Brent Manuel, Hewell George ( Dubber ), Andy White, Steve Turner, Andy Cormack, Alex Reid. A few of these played for the school rugby/football teams along with yourself and I; I remember we used to wipe the floor with anybody we played against. Mr Lake took the rugby team in 2nd year and Mr Greedy took over in 3rd year; I think Mr Farrer took the football team. When are you planning to come to the UK, we could maybe meet up. I'm living in the Midlands.

John Mullen (H73-76)

25 Jan 2007

Happy belated New Year. Still out here looking for: Sara Marshall - Sand; Karen McCall - Edin Karen Makin - Edin; Lesley Fryer - Sand; Jeanette Simms - Balmoral
(maybe), Mike Ismay (Marlborough); and if anyone is looking for me - I know where I am (ha ha).

Also, Bill when are you going to have all the information for the reunion, I'm booking my flight this month - am totally looking forward to being there......

Sandy Wilton (S75-78)

Sandy - sorry to say there is no more info on the reunion as yet - will publish as soon as I get it BillC

25 Jan 2007

Younger brother Paul (now a solicitor in BelfastN.I.)and I (ex-lecturer, ex-teacher, now a full time musician) were at Windsor together. Our sister Mary (now Lady Mary Callan -husband retired diplomat)was at the GirlsSchool at the same time but I can't remember which house.

Memory going these days but I remember a few names from the school basketball team on which I played for two years - Alan Barnes (son of "Boff")and John Hiscocks (sp?)

Barry Nolan (E60-63)

25 Jan 2007

O.K.so the aussies hammered us at a soppy game of cricket but here is a health warning for them.........look out..Ralph & James Bennett are on the way down under for a 4 week visit.Round up the sheep,nail down the silverware,hide your valuables,put the beer on ice throw another shrimp on the barbie and heaven help us all........no worries??

Ralph Bennett (M62-68)

26 Jan 2007

Hi John (or should I say celtic)!! I remember you well, I think you showed me round the school when I first joined in Jan 1975. I remember you scoring the winning try and converting from the corner in the BFPO schools third year rugby final against the Bionic Boys fom Kent School!!I now live on the South Coast in Dorset, I am still in contact with Mike Price and a couple of years ago I tracked down Brent Manual in Aldershot.Mark if you read this I think I remember you, you were slim build,fair hair and your Dad was involved with bomb disposal.If you fancy meeting up for a beer let me know and we can sort somethingout, I was working up in Rugby earlier this week regards

Dave Dilly (H75-78)

27 Jan 2007

Hi to everyoneeeeeeeee i havn't been here since ohh 2001, membership expired and to be honest kinda forgot about younger days too busy practicing getting older, and its tuff lol. My surname was Lancaster and nickname "lofty" grrr hate that when i look back so if you feel tempted to use that awful word please refraim from doing so lol. I am interested in reunion in Summer, promises to be well attended and fun from reading message board. Yes Chris D, Jacky and Sheryl B, Maz and Angie B, i am attending and hope to see many more people there. Im currently living in Worthing near Brighton, not quite riviera, but hey its by the sea!! Two children have gone off doing their own thing and i got a grand son, scary but i must admit he is wonderful and after having 2 girls i now realise difference ha ha. Im working as a Care Manager still but managing naughty childrens homes, i spend large part of my day instructing physical intervention methods to restrain people, but its all in a days work and rewarding its nice to make a difference to some peoples lives. Yes i still talk alot of shite, right im going now hope to hear and see some reall familiar faces soon, take care Chris

Christine Harrison (B77-80)

27 Jan 2007

Happy New Year to everyone that remembers me. Have just got back from a three week trip to Thailand, had a fantastic time and would recommend it to anyone, going back again at the end of the year or beginning of next year. Thinking about buying a condo over there, property is really cheap. A big hi to Chris Lancaster, last time I saw you, you were living up North, now your living in Brighton, about an hour away from me, I'm still living in Aldershot. I see you are going to the reunion, are you driving or going up by train? maybe we could go up together, I know my way round Blackpool as my mum and dad live there. I see you're a granny now, that makes two of us, I became a granny in September to a little girl (Alyssia Jade), she's gorgeous but does'nt it make you feel old. Got to go now, my other half has forgotten where the kitchen is again and wants feeding. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else at the reunion, till then, take care.

Chris Duxbury (B78-80)

27 Jan 2007

Hi Dave Dilly,Good to hear from you after more years than I care to remember! Give my regards to Mike Price and Brent for me. I think I remember Mike, 6 foot giant of the rugby team? One memory is of managing to tackle him at rugby practice (shortly after he joined the school) and being told by Mr Greedy what a good tackle it was. If he only knew the truth; eyes
shut, dive and hope for the best!! If you're in the Midlands again, give me a shout and we'll go for that pint. Not sure how to get my phone number to you, don't think it's allowed on this site ( please advise )

John Mullen (H73-76)

In common with most other contact sites The Windsor Society will only pass on contact details to members - BillC

29 Jan 2007

hello to all who remember me, especially Jackie Blackmore, Julie Tibbs, Angie Barnard, Chris Lancaster, Chris Duxbury. I hope to be at the reunion this year, it will be great to see you all again.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

29 Jan 2007

Hi John and Dave.Reunion seems to be a must, just to swap stories and catch up on the pints missed over the years. 30th June in Blackpool but which hotel or venue? Flight booked,(helps when employed by Holiday Tour Operator)but do we have to be members to register or do we just turn up? (Bill C could you advise please)Yes Dave you have remembered me. The slim now filled out, blond now highlighted with silver.(but still playing sports)Do either of you remember playing the 4th years as an exibition match on Concordia 7s finals day and us just losing plus Christopher Wren School from Shephards Bush staying in our day rooms, or the battles we had in house matches be it football, rugby or any sport really.Pressure was on having 2 PE teachers as Duty Masters and a welshman as a Housemaster.Heres hoping a few others and the names we have remembered find our messages and contact the society.

Bill C - Could you mail me details of reunion to hotmail address as I
am about to tour all ski resorts for work (someone has to do it)

Mark Gill (H73-76)

The reunion is still not finalised and we have held back the newsletter until it can be included. You do not need to be a member to come but members will pay less. Some have tried to book already and have ran into problems, the hotel is very big and I would suggest you wait until the details are published before booking - I will post them on here as soon as they are ready. - BillC

29 Jan 2007

It is with great sadness that I write to announce the death of my brother ALISTAIR POLLOCK who was a student and great sportsman at WINDSOR BOYS 1964-1966. He died in a car crash in Ediburgh,Scotland 29/01/2007.I know he was a lapsed member of the society but I know he had made contact with some of his friends from his time and the school.I will miss his friendship and love.

Les Pollock.

Our condolences to you and your family Les and thanks for letting us know. - BillC

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