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1st Mar 2007

Hi Sylvia.Thats when I last heard of her as well.My hubby and I went to the wedding,were you there.She worked at Eagle Star Insurance in Lincoln then moved to Southend with her husband,think he was in banking.She
set up a blind date for me and I ended up married to him.What or who else do you remember.

Jane Helps (StJ67-70)

ps Hi again Sylvia do you also remember Leslie Skinner I`m sure she was in Hillsbo.

2 Mar 2007

Hi Bruce...haven't chatted to you in ages. Haven't had any decent tea parties either!! Have changed my name to Welford though. I'm still at the same email if you want to drop me a line. Rescued any cars from your ravine lately?
regards, Sylvia

Sylvia Welford nee Robertson (M68-71)

2 Mar 2007

Hi Jane, No I wasn't at the wedding I had stopped by to see her at her mam and dads address. Must have been a good blind date!! Yes I remember Lesley. She was in Marlboro. I had heard that she had died several years ago. I just can't remember if it was an illness or an accident. I don't know if you remember Mike and Lesley Winstanley? I was in touch with them but haven't heard from them in a couple of years. I am married to Nick Welford who went to e boys school at the same time as we were there. Also remember Vivien Pittendrey, but haven't spoken to her since I left Hamm in 71. The longer one thinks the more names coming popping in.regards, Sylvia ps. are you going to the reunion in Blackpool in June?

Sylvia Welford nee Robertson (M68-71)

2 Mar 2007

I have been away from this site for a while, and have lapsed.. I had a surprise call from a very old friend today - Rod Whitworth - asking about the reunion, which I knew nothing about! - It has obviously been longer than I thought! I have never missed one yet, but, to quote Paul Valentine, 'There are not enough people from the 80s'! Paul and I are always there, along with Cloughy, (You are still not forgiven for the photos you took with my camera!!)but there are rarely new faces, although it was a delight to see Lisa & Sam Connop and Ingrid Martin at the last one! Is anyone from the 80s planning to go this year?

Sandie Guppy (B80-82)

2 Mar 2007

I was at WGS for a short but happy time, my nickname was Podge I'm sorry to say and I was 11 years old when I started so my first term was in the 'big dorm' which slept 9 I think and was next to Matrons room. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Sue Jones (Maiden Name Jaine) (StJ61-63)

4 Mar 2007

Dear Susan (Podge) - I remember you, in fact, I think my website has a photo with you on http://pamelaross.co.uk/morewindsor_1.htm you will have to let me know if that's right! I am hoping to go to the reunion in June, just trying to fit it in my extremely busy diary of geology field trips and caravanning weekends :-) Best wishes Pam

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

6 Mar 2007

Hello to all - I am always curious to visit site just to see if i recognise names. I must admit i am a bit shallow in sense of skipping through messages, its the dates of school attendance that attract me. To Chris Duxberry, yes, definately travel up to blackpool together. Looking forward to that, all these years later, almost a lifetime, will i recognise people in their 40's afterall my memories of yu all are as 17 year olds wow and what a fantastic site to enable us to do all this. Denise Fletcher, You mentioned you worked in care industry? me too, manage childrens homes. I remeber so many people and hopefully see as many as possible real soon....

Christine Harrison (B77-80)

7 Mar 2007

I was thinking of going to the reunion this year but notice a distinct lack of people on this site from the 70s while I was there...and I was there for ages!!! Where is everyone? Does anyone remember me?

Angie Dunmall (S69-75)

7 Mar 2007

Ginnie I am so sorry to hear about your mum. I remember visiting and being fed the most wonderful black forest gateau made by her. She told me the secret was in soaking the cherries in champagne. I also remember you dad checking the corridors for a lack of underdressed boys before letting us out of the flat. My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family. Dawn

Dawn Clampin (nee Bradley)(C72-77)

7 Mar 2007

I agree with Angie Dunmall, where are all the 70's people??? I think I will be dragging my sister along to the reunion anyway.

Pat Innes (nee aris) (E74-76)

All previous reunions have had a cross section of age groups - you will find loads of 70's people there though I can't guarantee that they will have their tank tops on... BillC

7 Mar 2007

I was very fortunate recently in Contacting Sandie Guppy reference the reunion planned for Blackpool this year. Although she said she may not attend, she informed me that the likes of Paul Valintine and Paul Clough attend every event. I believe that it is the same Paul Clough that I
stayed with in Osnabruck, just prior to my Dad leaving the army.I will try and attend this years event if work comitments allow.

Rod Whitworth (B80-82)

8 Mar 2007

Hi to all, especially Chris Harrison (Lancaster), glad to hear you fancy travelling up to Blackpool together for the reunion, I will contact Bill C and ask him to forward my email address to you so that we can make the arrangements. Have you booked your room at the Norbreck Castle Hotel yet? I booked my room about two weeks ago and am just waiting for confirmation which I hope won't be too long as they have already taken the money off my card. Hope to see everyone else from the late 70's early 80's in Blackpool on 30th June. Bye for now.

Chris Duxbury (B78-80)

8 Mar 2007

Hi Angie Dunmall - I remember you. We danced together at the Folk Club. And you and Yvonne Watts used to drag me into tea at the Girls School when I had classes there in the 6th form.I was thinking about going to the Reunion.


Bobby Hoffman (E69-75)

8 Mar 2007

hi jane yes miss edwards was st james so was miss stewart there was a mr harris thick history have been in touch with wyn carroll have some photos but need the time to find themstill looking for sandy we had dorm overlooking front and on overlooking pool then we had at two dorm lindax

Linda Humphries (St J 67-69)

10 Mar 2007

We had a committee meeting today and I hope you will be glad to hear that Newsletter 27 was put into envelopes and should be with you very shortly. I am really sorry it is so late but we had hoped to include reunion information with it to save postage. This wasn't possible and it will now have to come separately.This is my last newsletter and we are without anyone to take on the task. Please could someone volunteer? I will give help and advice for what it's worth.So fingers crossed! Gill

Gill Walker (nee Loney) (H 55-59)

12 Mar 2007

Hi,I have finally entered the 21st century and have got on line! Infact have just spent the last 3 hours reading through all the messages and reminiscing! I've loved it! Several names have jogged my memory as I've scrolled through, in fact this afternoon I'm going to browse through all my old letters (yes I've still got every single one of them, nothing too incriminating, although the language is rather too colourful for print!)Thanks Nige (Hoar) for your call to me after Julie died and for the lovely letter & photo's you sent of you & your children, I'm still a member and my contact details are on the list.Some familiar names I've seen mentioned, Elise O'Meara (we were friends in 3rd & 4th year), Carol Fairhurst, Carol McCall, Lynn Smith,Sue Carlile, Phil Morris (peasoup), Sue Airey,Camilla Boyd, oh! and Glen Muddle who I worshipped from afar and numerous others.I have had flashbacks of smoking in loo's (for years after I had an automatic response to use the loo as I lit up! ugh! disgusting!), Carol Fairhurst & I sneaking down to the cellars to meet the boys..in PJ's, dressing gowns & sunglasses & floppy hats (we really did think we looked cool!) but after telling 'ghosties'and scaring ourselves witless while we waited for the boys to arrive, we managed a whole 5 minutes together before us girls 'chickened' out and went back to our beds.. the disappointment on those boys faces I'll never forget! As I recall that was a night of several male visitors to WGS, some of whom got caught, needless to say when our dorms were checked Carol & I were sleeping soundly! Angels, that we were! Ha Ha.I also remember in that very long hot summer of '76, huge numbers of us girls, sunbathing on the field and the ampitheatre, deciding to throw caution to the wind and go topless just as the senior boys were visiting for the afternoon! The poor duty teacher (name fails me, curly hair, taught German) frantic, trying to round up the guilty parties and get them to cover up! So many memories, I will make it to a reunion one of these days.

Joanne Hurley (nee Williams) (C73-76)

Lovely first post Joanne - welcome to cyberspace.... BillC

13 Mar 2007

The Members List page has been updated today. The current members page has 2 extra items - Member Id number & Subs
due date. Please use your Id number when booking for this years' reunion.Bye for now...

Doug Pruden (S62-63)

13 Mar 2007

Hi to Joanne Hurley (nee Williams). I knew your sister Julie, we both worked together at Laarbruch, she was a really nice girl. Didn't you used to be friendly with Pauline O'Leary and Margaret Smith I think? I know what you mean, there are so many names, events and stories to remember. Don't know if any of these names ring a bell, but I was friendly with Lorraine Winder, Chris Woods, Jill Cuthbertson, Carol Jones and Debbie Hughes. Carol became my chief bridesmaid and I'm still in contact with her and Debbie on MSN.

Pat Innes (nee Aris) (E74-76)

13 Mar 2007

Hi Bobby Hoffman, I certainly do remember dancing with you at the folk club, but not sure about dragging you in for tea though! Didn't you used to go out with a very pretty girl called Jayne Rowlatt?? Are you in contact with anyone else from Windsor? I had the odd e-mailing spell with a few people, including the McPartlands, not sure if they were there when you were, Americans likeyourself. Also have been in touch recently with the Maxwell girls Rosemary and Clare. It would be great fun to get a few of us together at the reunion in June. Julie Turner and myself went to the last one in Newbury but although it was well attended there weren't many there from our era...seems to be the years after us the late 70s have a better response!! So come on you lot from the early 70s, where are you all?? Bobby, did you know the Burfords, Jamie and Bill? I'd love to contact Jamie, her and I had a few laughs at Windsor!! Julie and I will definitely go to the reunion if we can rustle up some interest!!

Angie Dunmall (S69-75)

14 Mar 2007

You can now join the Windsor Society and pay online using the "Instant Payment" link on the Join Us Page. The link uses PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to pay, just a credit card. The payment is a secure page and the society cannot see your card details. After you have paid you will receive an email asking for some details about yourself then it will be passed to Doug who will send out your membership pack in about a week.

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

14 Mar 2007

I am interested in getting in touch with anyone who remembers me from those years; the scrapes we got into-and the laughs we had. Anyone know where Nigel James is? Last I heard he had joined the Navy!

Janet Jenkins (B72-76)

15 Mar 2007

Hi all was at windsor between 1970 - 73 was known as Andy Scrivin then long story about change of name but lived in Wulfen when Kevin Rawson was there and was in the same dorm as steve freeman and merrick marshall
steven holt.

Andy Mclernon (C70-73)

15 Mar 2007

Janet Jenkins I have been in touch with Nigel James since we left school, last time I spoke to him he lived in Chelmsford Essex and he worked for P&O ferries having been in Merchant Navy. He is married and has two cracking
lads. Unfortunately I have lost his contact details as I would really like to catch up with him again. If there is anybody reading this that can help me get in touch with him I would appreciate it. You must have been in the same house as my wife Denise (Pegram) and her friend Ellan Buchanan.

Scot Innes (M73-76)

15 Mar 2007

hi all and a particular hiya to Keith Lancaster, im not sure if we dated or were just friends but remember you and our trips over to school from home, i dropped Lofty a line as hers was the only name i recognised at the time, my memory for names is terrible or maybe im just getting old lol, hows things? are you going to the reunion? i keep thinking i ought to go one year but worried i wont know anyone, still if theres plenty going from the 70's im sure someone will jog my memoryanyway if anyone else remembers me it would be great to hear from you

Tracey Watson(Smith) (B76-79)

Tracey, even if you don't know anyone at the reunion you will find that as we all had a similar upbringing you will feel at home immediately and have a great time - forces kids have always been a friendly bunch and we all have a lot in common - BillC

16 Mar 2007

Joanne! (Hurley), nice to see you on here at last. Ive tried to get in touch with you at your workplace. That receptionist could get a job with the San Fransisco 49'ers as a line backer.....:)I hope you and your family are well, I think of julie everytime I log on to this site or shop at asda's and wondered where you got to. I'll be in touch. I'd just like to add my dismay at seeing the old school in such a sorry state. (Mind you, I showed the pictures to my girlfriend and on coming across those of the dorms she began to wonder if it was actually a borstal!)...... erm, well, shift position, cough.....

Nige Hoar (S71-74)

16 Mar 2007

Just a brief message pertaining to the last one left by Tracey Smith. I too have a rapidly fading memory and have a faint one that i may remember you. Please try and make the reunion, as Bill says, the spirit of Windsor is still very much alive in all of us fortunate enough to have survived the experience. we all find it incedibly difficult to explain to our wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, therapists, shrinks etc, what is was like and the experiences we shared. I too, showed my children, photos and magazines from our time there and they told their teachers that i went to a boys prison when i was younger, bit tricky to explain my way out of that one at the next parents meeting....So, tracey, if you are reading this, get yourself up to Blackpool and i for one, will gladly buy you a drink. Look forward to catching up with everyone in Blackpool, by the way, do i need jabs and a passport?

Paul "Tiny" McDermott (M76-78)

16 Mar 2007

Pat Innes, Jill Cuthbertson's my sister, she lives in Chesterfield and is a nurse at the hospital. Nice to see Scott back on the site! Call me and we can meet up in either Colchester or London for a few beers. Unfortunatley for me I wont be able to make the reunion this year. I was chuffed about the location, but the date clashes with some my anniversary (25th!) weekend away which includes booked events such as theatre and Wimbledon. Heyho, either side and I could have done both! Keep up the good work Bill, and the "you lot" comment was meant to be endearing!

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

16 Mar 2007

Hi, thanks Pat (Innes) for your message and kind remarks about Julie, yes she was a really nice girl, I loved her vey much and miss her terribly. It was nice to see a couple of her messages on the site which bought a smile to my face. Yes, I did used to be friendly with Margaret Smith (S) & Pauline O'Leary (E), although we never maintained contact after I left. I did maintain contact with Pete Davis (E 73-76) for a couple of years (David Essex lookalike, I thought at the time), and Jeff Bullen and his sister live locally in Chester. I must be honest and 'fess up to not knowing any of the other names you mentioned but then Julie was alway better than me at recalling details (although after 24 years of marriage I have now perfected this female trait! albeit selectively!)Hi Nige, fantastic to hear from you I was hoping it wouldn't be too long before you visited the site and we could get back in touch. Have changed jobs, promotion (in same hospital tho') but have to admit that the communications dept have someway to catchup.. my contact number in work is 4 years out of date!! Try ringing me at home. Checked out my old photo's the other day.. figure looked great but hairstyle & clothes leave a lot to be desired!! The 70's have alot to answer for!

Joanne Hurley (C73-76)

17 Mar 2007

hi thanks to Bill and Paul for your encouragement to attend the reunion, as there is a drink incentive i just cannot refuse lol. although is it possible to book online only my printer is not working at the mo??Paul we were certainly there for the same period, i was a first to third year though so didnt really get to many social events other than the balmoral get together, my memory of male friends is even worse than my female ones which is bad considering the time we spent together, i remember Keith Lancaster and Mark Eels, did you know them perhaps and me through them??my apologies to Chris Lancaster if reading this, in my last message i referred to your nickname and it was only reading through the back messages i notice you now hate it, sorryi know what you mean about our experiences as forces kids and particularly at boarding school, i think it helped to shape me as a strong independent woman though and i found it interesting to note how many people are in the caring profession on the site, i am a community mental health nurseanyway i seem to be waffling a bit too much here so be warned Paul if you do buy me that drink i may just talk you to death, alcohol does have a tendency to loosen ones tongue!

Tracey Watson(Smith) (B76-77)

Good to hear you are coming Tracy, there will be a flyer posted soon to all members with a form in it.

17 Mar 2007

Hi Angie: I used to keep in contact with a few: the Brindleys, Suzanne Gower, Susie Barlow, Bow O'Barr - but, being a poor correspondant, all contacts have lapsed. Have not seen or heard from the Burford's or McPartlands for many years. Maybe I can resurrect one or two - Susie might know how to contact the Burfords. Maybe we can rally some interest in the reunion - I have noticed some website postings from a few Americans lately. I also remember the Maxwell's, Jayne Rowlatt (who was very nice - and a casual friend) and her friend Lorraine McMillan (who I did see at an earlier reunion, alongwith Neil Carrick, Jimmy Nichols, Div and Theresa Whiston, and others). So, maybe if we put up a few more postings, others of the early 70's lot will respond.

Bobby Hoffman (E69-75)

17 Mar 2007

Hi to Nic Cuthbertson. It's been 3 or 4 years since I last heard from Jill and a lot's happened since then. Please give her my best wishes and could you not get her to come to the Blackpool reunion????? I'll be going with my sister, Gwen. After nearly 30 years of marriage, my hubby still doesn't get the whole forces boarding school thing. You had to be there!!!! We could have a good old catch up. Could you tell her I'm in touch with Debbie Hughes and Carol Jones again.

Pat Innes (nee Aris) (E74-76)

17 Mar 2007

Just put my days off in for the re-union weekend, Im a shift worker unfortunately, Keep meaning to re-join the society ,lazy i guess, I keep remembering names from the past Steve Owen (sponge), Derek Webster, Carlspencer, Paschel Quigley, Mike Price, Dave Bocock, Noddy Holder,Mike Ismay, Kim Fletcher there"s so many. I dont know if those that knew me remember i left WBS under a bit of a cloud, Mr Newbury informed me that my education had come to a premature end, my parents werent to impressed, Ive done ok though, i went back to school later on got qualifications and became an aircraft engineer, which i have been for the last 27 years, I work for a company called Thomsonfly (Britannia Airways) at Manchester airport servicing their aircraft. Im looking forward to the reunion but must admit to be terrified about the whole thing.

Andy Youngs (E76-78)

18 Mar 2007

Hi everyone, I keep scouring the pages for all those mid seventies people - where have you gone. Finally made contact with Steve Owen (sponge) and Elaine Stonehouse which has been great fun talking to them. I see Andy Youngs has put a message up, another Berliner but you probably don't remember me Andy. Steve can't make the reunion and Elaine is undecided, Kim Fletcher and Maz Barnard will be there tho', I am so excited, everything is booked, the hotel has confirmed the room, plane ticket and passport in my possession - roll on June, I haven't been back to the UK for 16 years so its going to be an interesting experience I am told. I am so looking forward to catching up with others from my era to see what everyone is doing these days.

Julie Maslen (nee Morgan) (E76-79)

18 Mar 2007

Hi again, glad to see so many of the 70's students going to the reunion, I too have booked my hotel room and got confirmation of my booking. A big hello to Andy Youngs, glad to see you are going to the reunion, plenty to catch up on. I'm hopefully travelling up with Chris Harrison(Lancaster), looking forward to seeing you all, take care for now and have safe trip to Blackpool.

Chris Duxbury (B78 - 80)

18 Mar 2007

Would love to contact Sarah Marshall, Jackie Heagan and anyone else who may remember me. Had a nostalgic few hours looking through the messages ,what an amazing find! Ive almost become an addict! Thinking about going to the reunion,but would hate to get there and be sat on my own like 'Billy no mates!'....Would love to speak to Celia Begley to find out where Scott Donaldson is, and how her brother George is doing,not seen him in ages..the world collapsed when they closed the "Beirut bar".

Heather Johnston (Gallagher) (E75-78)

18 Mar 2007

Hi to all,finaly got round to posting on this site, have seen quite a few name i recognise. There seem to be many names missing ....Steven stephenson (brother paul) chris dawson,curt morris, johnn coe,david gameson(S), phil nesbit david lehane, steve hodby(S or C ?) linda dawson (my neighbour from Osnabruck) just a few i remember.
Have been in touch with Mick West, Paul williams, Digger bell.All who know these persons or my self please get in touch. Ashley

Ashley Case (B68-73)

 

If you are a member and wish to contact anyone posting on here please email me billc@btinternet.com and I will pass your email to them. - Bill

18 Mar 2007

Sandie - trust me - it wasnt my idea to take those pictures on your camera, I'm just easily led! Sandie / Rod - I will be going to the reunion, hopefully Andy White
(Edinborough Hse) will be too to support the 80's lot

Paul Valentine (B80-83)

18 Mar 2007

Hi, I am trying to find my old friends,VIV GRIFFITHS, HELEN SHAW AND MARILYN WAKEMAN. I have been looking on the website and in the news letter for a number of years with no success. I would appreciate it if
anyone out there has any knowledge of their whereabouts and would be so kind as to e-mail me.

Paula Feltham (S66-69)

18 Mar 2007

Hello all. Have finally managed to join the site again...if anybody Would remembers the "johnson twins" it would be great to hear from You... We were in hillsborough house,75-80....hopefully we will be going to Blackpool knees up!!

Dawn Benson (75-80)

19 Mar 2007

Hi all, just been checking all the messages again... so many now from the 70's. Really jealous now because I can't make the Blackpool Reunion as I shall be out of the country on holiday and it seems more 70's people than ever will be going. I have been to some reunions already and they have been fantastic. Hi to everyone I knew and to those of you that are going have a fantastic time, maybe there will be some pictures posted on this site afterwards?

Sheryl Stuart (Blackmore) (B74-79)

19 Mar 2007

Be Still My Beating Heart...! Dawn Johnson finally makes it to the site. I will be inconsolable should you not rememeber our tender embraces under the shadows of the Marlborough Boys block. You stole my heart, threw it away like confetti and danced on the broken shell of a man, not bad for a fifteen year old. I truly hope you will make it to the reunion, i am collecting women who are afrid to go alone and i have a seven seater Audi Q7, so would be more than happy to leave Mike Ore behind and spend the weekend caring for six lovely ladies, purely in a professional capacity of course. lets find those lost souls from the seventies and get them up there to Blackpool. being from the south, i am not sure of the language difficulties but i am taking lessons in "Yorkshire & Lancashire" at night school and hope to have enough to get by on the night. Please accept this as my attempt to show you all how far i have come to break the stereo type image that we in the south hold for our less fortunate colleagues in the north. " it be reet grand t' see ye in't blackie"please forgive me if it is not completely accurate, it means, for those of you in the south, " i am delighted to attend the swaree in the northern town of Blackpool and i am indeed, indebted for the kind inviation pertaining to the event"looking forward to seeing you all then, unfortunately i can not get into the chosen hotel and will be commuuting from my suite at the Dorchester. PS, Dawn, make sure you make it to this one, the memories and laughs are still with us all from the last one, just imagine it to be a school social without the parachute for effects.....

Paul"Tiny" McDermott (M77-79)

20 Mar 2007

Hi,i had a short stay at WGS but my sister Diana Hobbs was there longer and she would love to hear from any of her old friends.My stay at WGS was full of fun and tears (leaving home for the 1st time at 11yrs old)and really set me up for future schools which i went to.I remember the matron who cared for us in Balmoral her name was matron Hessenbrook and she had 2 dogs.If theres anyone out there who remembers me or my sister please get in touch. xx

Jacqueline Hobbs (B75-76)

20 Mar 2007

have managed to book a room at the hotel for the reunion and printed a form off at work to send with payment to you Bill C, will it be ok if i enclose my subs too i can pay the members price???? cheeky i know i am really looking forward to it, i notice theres plenty going from the 70's and some names seem familiar, i will be travelling up on the sat though so was wandering if folks will be around? and what time things will be kicking off

Tracey watson (Smith)(B76-79)

That will be OK Tracey -Bill

20 Mar 2007

agree with sandie and paul not enough on here from the eighties glad to here rodney whitworth is still kicking about and i hope to see a few more faces in the reunion at blackpool, have heard from from sam connop and andrea barnes in the past and last seen david higham a few years past, paul if my memory serves me right you was very good at drama and played in a remake of bugsy malone any way hope to hear from anyone who remembers me

Danny Main (H80-83)

Well if anything like the 70's likely to get loads posting now...... - Bill

20 Mar 2007

Just a note about the coming reunion. First don't worry about who is or isn't going - many people book close to the event (risky as it could be oversubscribed) - we have no way of telling what the spread will be but past reunions have had a very good cross - section of age groups. Even if you don't know anyone you will be made welcome and have lots in common with the people there, maybe make some new friends, I will be going alone as I have in the past.

All members will shortly receive a colour brochure advertising the reunion (done by my own fair hand), we hope to send an application form to anyone else we know. As the event gets closer those that have booked will be sent a reunion pack with a timetable of events and everything you need to enjoy the party and believe me it will be a party!

The committee hope to book some great entertainment for the do, All the money collected will be used for the reunion so book your place now and don't miss out - this is going to be the big one !!!

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

21 Mar 2007

Has anybody got David Pipes current home or e-mail address? I lent him all my school photos at the 200 Newbury Reunion and have since been trying to get in touch with him. I was also in Caernarvon in 1959/1960 and travelled to Hamm by bus from Münster every day.

Voirginia (Ginny) Havermann (Ross) (StJ63-67)

21 Mar 2007

Great to see more of the 70's crowd going to the reunion this year. I have booked the hotel so hope to see you all there. Andy Young don't worry you will enjoy it. looking forward to seeing you after all this time. Does anyone have know if Mark Shrives (M), Graham Pike (M), Adrian (Ted) Heath(H) or any of the Quigley's (Tony, Pascal, Andy) are going this year ?

Mark (Noddy) Holder (M73-78)

21 Mar 2007

hi im just wondering if anyone remembers me i have a bro called dougie also in marlborough house from the same time i was involved with a lot of sports in those days playing for the scholl football, rugby the 3 aaa;s and loads of others i remember boys like ronald butler mike james thomas and frank mCcarthy ( carnarvon ) tim westmore i remember mer hern maths teacher ( with pipe in hand and rattley old army issue bike mr donavon science and to many to mention so if your out there and you do remember me drop me a line cheers

William Whitefield (M71-74)

22 Mar 2007

Just booked the hotel in Blackpool,Hello to Mark Holder will have a drink when we meet up (several),Im looking forward to it. I"ve rejoined the society but used my wifes paypal account, Bill C e-mailed me calling me sue, should prove interesting.Julie from Berlin your name is familiar, where did you live in Berlin.Chris Duxbury will be in touch soon. Does everybody take their partners to the reunions Im not sure on the ways of these things, see you all soon

Andy Youngs (E76-78)

All together now.... Life aint easy for a boy named Sue.....

23 Mar 2007

For Ginny Haverman David Pipes can be contacted easily since he is a member of Mendip District Council. I can give you the address but I don't think email addresses are allowed on this page for obvious reasons. However just Google 'David Pipes' and it's all there.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

23 Mar 2007

Partners at reunions? Well, my other half has been to several reunions and loves them - in fact, he blends in so well, people think he's an ex-pupil. Maybe next time I'll send him and I'll stay at home. Actually, still deciding whether or not I can fit it into my busy social calendar this year - although from previous "do's", I know that usually it is possible to make your mind up very late. How late do you think, Bill? Will it be possible to turn up on the day and get tickets?

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

Newbury is such a large venue it has never mattered but I wouldn't count on late bookings for this one Pam.

23 Mar 2006

Hi again. Just read Andy Youngs message as to whether or not to take partners, from my own personal experience on going to my first reunion back in 1990's, and the same may be said by a few other people. My husband came with me to my first reunion but felt quite left out as everyone was reminiscing about the good old days. He left about an hour or so later telling me that this was a time to be with old friends and didnt want me to feel that I could'nt let my hair down. Everyone tried to make him feel welcome but he just felt out of place. Anyway that was my experience of my first reunion, it may be different for other's but I must admit it is nice to really let your hair down. Chris Harrison (Lancaster) I will ring you as soon as possible, things have been a bit hectic this last week, my granddaughter has just started crawling and as most of you will agree you need eyes in the back of your head. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the end of June.

Chris Duxbury (B 78 - 80)

23 Mar 2007

Haven't posted anything for sometime, noticed a few names from the 80's, Rod Whitworth we used to be neighbours when you first arrived in Osnabruck. I would love to come to the reunion but petrified nobody from the 80's will be there, or reconigse me come to think of it! I have the week of from uni prior to the reunion, so there should be no excuse for not attending, although I am settled in the south east, so it will be a trek (only kidding) getting there. I am still in regular contact with
Carol Fleming, and I still send christmas cards to Amanda White and Michelle Holman. I love reading the commments and the memories that flood back, I could almost be there. Hopefully time permiting I will be at the reunion. Come on you 80's lot.

Andrea Kean Nee Barnes (E80-82)

24 Mar 2007

Having been told about this site by my school friend Pat Aris, I decided to take a wee look. I've had a browse through the Visitor's book and must admit makes for a good nights reading. I've come across a few names I recognise, one in particular of which I have been trying to get in contact with for a while on Friends Reunited. Dawn Bradley, we went to school together in Cyprus, then in Catterick and finally Windsor Girls. I wonder if you remember or maybe the reason i've had no reply form you is that you don't wish to remember. Joanne Williams, I can't believe that you don't remember me. My sister Pat got engaged to Steve McKnight, were set to get married but Pat called it off a month before. Got cold feet I guess. I married a guy called Gordon Hitchen, jog any memories? I am sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Julie, late I know, but please accept my condolences.

Deborah Hodson (Hughes)(E74-76)

24 Mar 2007

Hello Bobby.Loraine Holmes (nee McMillan)here. I recognise all the names you mentioned but alas I am not in touch with anyone. My Mother is still in touch with Jayne's mother,she had married a Thai and is living out there. I am in touch with Matti Matthews, but I haven't heard from anyone in my era who is going to the reunion. I can remember John Refearn, Ian Hyland, Greg Oxford, another of your American pals, Chris Bowyer, Patch (can't remember his name) went out with Sue- was it Carlisle. I have photos here of alot of people and I can't always remember their last names. I need to go and look into it properly. I live down south near Reading is there anyone going from this way?

Loraine McMillan (H73-76)

24 Mar 2007

Hi to everyone, Andy (Scrivin)i remember the name but after all this time cant put a face to it. I was there the same time as yourself and shared a dorm with Kev Rawson. Here are a few more names you may or may not remember: Steven Forward, Dave Bremner and Mike Melia. They were about the same time as ourselves. Have booked for the renunion and will be at the hotel about 1600 on the friday. As for taking partners, get them along as i have never known anyone be left out, ex windsors or not. My wife has been to 3 mini reunions and enjoyed everyone of them ( i think she only goes because she thinks Bill C is fab and she wants him to adopt her, i wish ) See you all there.

Alan Savage (C70-74)

Well Becky could be young enough to be my daughter I suppose.....

25 Mar 2007

Hi again,Andy, I used to live at RAF Gatow, in the block near the tennis courts with the Longwiths and the Stockleys. There was a whole `crowd' of us that use to hang around and go down the youth club, the Stonehouses, the Walkers, Dave Bocock, Jimmy McMenemy, Fiona Longwith, the Hobbs, Will Revera, Flip Willson, Kingy? sure I have mentioned most of them - sorry if I forgot anyone! I have just heard from Mike Jennings this week after a few years, its always good to catch up with ex Windsors. Anyway I'll come and say Hi at the reunion - do we all have badges Bill? or is it more fun to guess who is who!!

Julie Maslen (nee Morgan) (E76-79)

Everyone gets a badge, also there will be a list of who is there so you can go looking. Last time they were quite small so you had to go right up to someone and peer at their badge lol

25 Mar 2007

Hi Julie Morgan..Just recignised some of the names you posted. Do you remember Shirley and Steve Thomas? I Know that they were friends with Flipp. Glad to hear you are going to Blackpool, See you there!

Heather Johnston (Gallagher) (E75-78)

25 Mar 2007

I do not Know how or why I found this site...but I am pleased that I did. While touring the site I found a photo of the Edinburgh Seniors and was shocked to see myself and my brother and many other faces that I remember from so long ago. I guess I will have to check back sometime to see if anyone that reads this remembers me, till then, signing off. James P Mcilwee (happy Art student in the red shirt.)

James Mcilwee (E75-78)

25 Mar 2007

Hello....well I’ve finally made the arrangements to go to Blackpool but sadly to say that my other half wont be coming so we wont confuse anybody!!!! Yes the "Johnson twins" still look the same!!!!Really looking forward to a brill weekend and tiny mcdermott you owe a nite out!!!!!!See you all soon.Dawn....

Dawn Benson (H - someone tell Dawn when she was there)

26 Mar 2007

Hello Dawn Benson and Lorraine Macmillian. Nice to see you both on the site... Dawn, such a pity that Debbie is not coming with you to blackpool would have been nice to you see both. I have some old school photos of you both....I don't suppose you have changed much?Lorriane, Jane Keith, Chris Ost and Caroline Ambridge are all going to the reunion, Jane and I live down South, do you want to drive up with us? I am sure it is going to be agood reunion, lots of people seem to be going this time round!

Denise Meyers (H72-78)

26 Mar 2007

God what a blast from the past being one of tose 80s children was posted for 6 years up the road from hamm in munster spent many a happy summer taking my family to the town and showing them all the old haunts, Dont know if anyone has herd from Likes Od Ady Kyle, was in the forces to met him oin varoius posts, Mark Maddocks, Last bumped into him in the late 80s when when he worked for NAFFI in Munster, also Trica Kirwin as she worked in the same hosptital i was in her brother MArk als. Sandy Guppy your name rings a bell also also few others to boot Rob Dawning, Mark Medford and lots more too. Am going to try to make the reunion in june as im now living in Birmingham.Use to like playing sports alot and doing few of the sillier things like roof running and so on. Oh our youth were has it gone. Ive been married 20 years now have two daughters so life is good and recently retired from the Army myself (oh god a civvy now ha ha) anyone who remebers me drop me a line.Good to see Concordia still going

Rob Wickings (S80-83)

26 Mar 2007

Hi Loraine - I also have not been in touch with anyone recently, except Susie Barlow who sent me Jamie Burford's email to pass on to Angie Dunmall, but I haven't been able to make that happen yet (need help from BillC). I remember Sue Carlise - I think once we all went on an English Lit. field trip to Köln in a nice WD bus (why we went I don't recall). I will try to make the reunion - I was planning to fly into Manchester, but could maybe fly into Gatwick if you would like someone to drive north with. When your Mother talks with Jayne's mother again, please ask her to pass on hello to Jayne.

Bobby Hoffman (E69-75)

27 Mar 2007

Lorraine McMillan, Patch was Patch Patterson or Pattinson, I think his proper name was Chris, he was good friends with Shane Barnes and he was in Marlborough. I think the girl he went out with was Sue West. Hope that helps trigger a few more memories for you.

Scot Innes (M73-76)

PS Mr Hern,
sorry I didn't respond to the offer of joining committee I was not online when it was first muted and when I came back it seemed to have settled down. I have just changed jobs and am also going through the rigorous screening process to allow Denise and I to foster children so I
would not like to over commit myself at this stage in my life.Perhaps sometime in the future if there is a vacancy at a time when I feel I could give the commitment such a role deserves.

27 Mar 2007

Hello...oops forgot to fill the date in...sorry folks..be great too see some old faces at Blackpool....remember Denise Fletcher well(you were my big sis when i first went to wgs)..have got my hotel booked,just sent off for my tickets...cant wait now,oh by the way Tiny you owe me a drink!!!!!

Dawn Benson (Johnson Twin)(H75-80)

27 Mar 2007

Hi Dawn, Yes that is right, I was your Big Sis, my that brings back memories. Glad you have booked your trip. Do you remember Carol Gibson, Jane Keith, Carol Ambridge, Chris Ost? I am hoping they will be all coming to the reunion...

Denise Fletcher (H72-78)

28 Mar 2007

Hey Andrea, If its any consulation Im on the South West coast (Dorset), so its a bit of a hike for me too!Im not the best person at remembering names (it was a very long time ago) but I do remember yours.

Rod Whitworth (B80-82)

28 Mar 2007

Well, this is more like it!! Some familiar names from the 80s popping up! I can feel the excitement building again..! might have to brave the trek abroad and north after all!! So, Paul.. It's all Cloughy's fault then..??! Rod, did you get my email? Hope to see some more names appear soon..

Sandie Guppy (B80-82)

29 Mar 2007

Hello one and all.Our visitors section seems to be totaly dominated by ex students from the 70s era so come on the 60s lets have some more input.

Paul Roper B112 (B63-64)

29 Mar 2007

Don't worry, Paul - I'm sure there are plenty of us from the 60's out here, just perhaps not as impetuous as those young 'uns from the 80s :-) Of course, we are from a different era - more dignified, well behaved - or that's what we try and persuade our children and grandchildren! I've been having great fun with Google Earth, identifying the two schools, also all the different places we were posted to over the years.

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

30 Mar 2007

As you all seem to be travelling far and wide. Where are you based Sandy? I'm not put of by the journey, actually it seems fitting to be turning up this year, as most of us will be celebrating or have celebrated the big 4 0 birthday, although Sandy I'm sure yours is way off! I going to attempt to get in touch with Paul Clough, (parents still keep in touch with each other. Have fond memories of those Windsor days, best school years eva'

Andrea Kean nee Barnes (B80-82)

30Mar 2007

Just a quick message to any of the 1970 early 1980's students that live in the south of England, I live in Aldershot and will be traveling up to Blackpool on Friday 29th June and returning on Sunday 1st or Monday 2nd July. If anyone in the surrounding area wants a lift, email Bill Craswell and he will give you my contact details. If John, Debbie and Paul Falcus are still in the Basingstoke area, get in touch and maybe we could travel up together.If not, I hope to see you up there. Really looking forward to this one, it seems that a lot more from the 70's are going to this one. Andy Youngs, thought you said you would be in touch soon! I'm still waiting, best time to catch me is during the day. See you all soon.

Chris Duxbury (B78 - 80)

30 Mar 2007

hia wee message for Heather Gallagher,nice to hear from you hen. You def have to go to the reunion, me and Joannie Barr are going and i've managed to get Victor and William Donaldson down for the saturday..Scott and William are in Edinburgh living and Victor is in Falkirk,i met up with Victor and William in Falkirk a few weeks ago and we had a good wee night.my brother George is still the same and still in St.ninians(and still a raving alcoholic)I live in Newcastle now but i am up and down to stirling every three weeks as i've got my daughter and grandaughter up there and my mums still in St.ninians too.Hope all is well with you hen,keep in touch celia xx

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

31 Mar 2007

I am in agreement with Andrea, it would be nice to meet up due to the big 40 that most of us are verging on or have already celebrated before the planned reunion. This msg is aimed at all those 80`s lot out there to make an effort to attend this years function. It would be a crying shame to travel (abroad as one person has told me!) to Blackpool if only a couple of people turned up. Personally I have never attended, however; I will be making the effort this year, if you are in contact with others from our era lets ensure that the largest turnout to date will be the guys` and girls` from the 80`s. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Rod Whitworth (B80-82)

We will shortly be sending out a flyer to all members - you techies have a head start so book your place now before the rush starts.

31 Mar 2007

Hi Celia.Great to hear back from you! Excellent news about Victor and William, is there any chance of dragging Scott along? I know he wasnt there, but tell him Ive managed to persuade Bobby to come with me! Hes in Cyprus at the mo. My brother Shuggy lives near Newcastle! ,you might not remember him, he was quite a bit younger. We live further South in the Cheshire area, so no excuse for not going to the reunion! Were almost local!!Glad to hear George is still well.Give him a hug for me next time you see him !Are you up there for Easter? Not too sure what we are doing (3 wks school holls)Fancy you being a Gran..Cant wait to catch up with you and the boys again,It seems like a lifetime ago! keep in touch love Heather x

Heather Johnston (Gallagher) (E75-78)

31 Mar 2007

Hi Paul Roper and Pamela Ross, nice to finally see some 60's people here. I have posted a few messages here but seems nobody remembers me. I was a Balmoral boy, aged 11 and 12, and my sister Jennifer Taylor was in St James at the same time but a couple of years older. I don't really remember many names from those days only 1 nickname and that was a boy called 'Prof'. We used to do the donald duck talk. Also have fond memories of the 'pegleg'story. My father was in the RAF and based in Paris, so we had to catch the train every term, which I remember was always a great trip. I am now living in Perth, Australia which is where I am originally from, and my sister is living in the UK. If anyone remebers us from this, please let me know.

Kim Taylor (B63-64)

Would that be the TransEurop Express from S.H.A.P.E ......

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