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1 Dec 2008

Hello to Martin Chamberlain,still playing the guitar? C.Fulford was house master your dorm was halfway down corridor near matrons office.the bathrooms where either end seniors to right as you came in the swiing doors ours down other end windows opened on to fire escape which was handy for going over the wall.house masters office opposite doors no way of sneeking in they all had eyes like shithouse rats never missed a trick well some they did or my arse wud have been scared for life.do you remember steve bickerstaff you and him used to play gtars together can you remember house and school socials we played Ruby tuesday and Gloria i played drums and vocals. can you remember the seabrook brothers all three? kindest regards

Ross Tetlow(used to be Nigel) (E64-68)

2 Dec 2008

Thank you so much, Billy.You have made a very generous donation to help me on my way.Hopefully I will reach my target before too long!

Virginia Street(Kitchen) (M71-79)

2 Dec 2008

The Windsor Society Membership List has been updated today.

Doug Pruden (Membership Secretary) (S61-63)

5 Dec 2008

Hello to the 6o's crowd.It was the best time to be @ WBS I think.The music the hair the clothes,free love and peace man... Have'nt got any of that now... including the hair. I was promted to come out of hibernation as Sandy (Iain) Sanderson graced us with his lovely little note last month.Hi Sandy..you must be drawing a huge pension now from the met police ? I remember you well as we shared some time at BMH Munster me with a rugby injury and you with something else?We met again quite by accident near Hammersmith hospital when you were helping to quell protesters on the A40.We went on to meet on a couple of occassions for a few drinks after that..least said soonest mended..eh Sandy? I have had just a few jobs since Green Shield including working for Coca Cola for about 13 years, Lloyds Bank the Pru.and now I work freelance for a legal and financial outfit called Heritage which is based in Norwich.I am actually self employed working from home in Royston Herts and have never enjoyed a job quite as much.May be thats because the pressure to keep up mortgage payments is behind me. I sincerely hope all those people who remember me and those days in the 60's will now all be prompted to drop a line into this site.See ya around Sandy.Merry Christmas Everyone xxx ralph

Ralph Bennett (M62-68)

6 Dec 2008

C'mon all you 60's people, wake up and post some messages. I seem to remember a girl a the socials at WGS called Deborah Underwood, does anyone else remember her. I always remember her when I hear Roy Orbison's 'Pretty Woman'. I wishs all the 60's kids a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from 'Down Under'

Kim Taylor (B63-64)

6 Dec 2008

hi clive george, yes i can remember you and your brother. like you im also not very good with names. my nic name was speedy, for all the wrong reasons (joke). i used to play football and rugby for the school. i also represented the school for athletics and swimming. can you not remember playing 5 aside after prep, their was me, you, brent manuel, neil stott, john boag, peter leech, dean woods, andy reid, er er er, like i said im not very good with names, theres a couple missing can you remember them. ha ha, it must be something to do with our age. i will keep an eye on the visitors book for your reply.

Steve Turner (H74-77)

6 Dec 2008

Hi Nigel (ross?) Jeez that wasn't what I expected to see, my name emblazoned on the letters page... almost choked on me weeties. I certainly remember you but can't put a face to you ...yet. Yes I do still play guitar in fact most of my life has been influenced by my passion for the acoustic guitar and music. I do indeed remember our 'gig' at one social in the assembly hall (66-67?). When the main band (Jack's union?) took a break we set up on a few chairs in the middle of the hall and started thrashing away at as you say Gloria and Ruby Tuesday and a few more I don't recall. I think there was 5 of us, 2 Guitars.. (me & steve B?)You on snare drum and 2 others singing.any takers on those names? Steve left and moved back to UK in '67 and when I returned in '68 we met up in London and went off hitch hiking around the country for a few weeks sleeping in fields, caves, aged relatives floors etc...I was sooo glad to be back in the UK. I would love to know what happened to steve. We had a falling out over whether Marc Bolan was better electric or acoustic... important issues back then.. I remember Gordon Seabrook but not any other brothers. Was he head boy or prefect or something? I live in Essex now, where are you at?.. mebey a beer one day.. Best regards Martin (moe)

Martin Chamberlain (E65-68)

6 Dec 2008

Hi, Steve. Finally managed to find someone of my own year and house. Did contact Mark Gill some time ago but he never replied. AW Well!! Still cannot put a face to your name. Do you go to the Re-Unions at all? I am seriously considering going along one day if I can persuade Bob to come along. For Sean Cockcroft.. I will contact Bob and try and get him back on line for you. Steve, have you got a copy of the House Photo from that time that can be found in the photo gallery and are you on it? if so give me a clue, "that old saying - never forget a face" It's good to hear from you. Regards

Hywel Clive George (Dubba) (H74-76)

6 Dec 2008

Nice to see the sudden surge of 60s messages! Kim - there is a photo of Debbie Underwood on my web site ("more Windsor" page) - yes, I remember her, she was a very pretty girl in our house. This time of year always brings happy memories of Hamm - putting our shoes out for "inspection" (so that Matron could put sweets in the shoes for St Nicholas); walking into town to do our Christmas shopping, and choir practice with the boys for the carol service (oh, the excitement when the bus drove through that gate!) Best wishes to all of you Pam

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

6 Dec 2008

hi Moe, good to read glad to read you still recall,gordon was a prefect.Robert was a grass.Peter was a moody sod.We were good by the way the lassies seemed to think so how many times did you go over the fence for coffee and biscuits up the road?????????so come step up to the mark who have you played and giged with show your name in lights.In my opinion Strings as against electric.took up gtar at the age of fifty stil playing badly but the pads are getting stronger.i usually live in scotland got a wee place up there but at mo caring for father in staffs hes an author 'ear to the wall' was his first book.by H.H.Tetlow.Ross(?)changed for obvious reasons Moe was cool Nigel very uncool grew up very healthy and well adjusted divorced now and very happy but the usual after a very accrimonious divorce what a great memory jerker this site is.well done to all concerned.i was bob jordons and phil baileys fag who did you get???????RRoss Tetlow(E64-68)P.S.Beer and chat would be good.if you wish to get in touch, look forward to hearing from you all the best for the festive season and a prosperous new year to you and yours.Also to all members of the Society

Ross Tetlow (E64-68)

7 Dec 2008

Hi Ross (I’m sure I’ll get used to it Nige..oops) Well I’ve paid my £7 renewal subscription so I may as well get some therapy out of it. You said the ‘lassies’ like our gig… damn , now you tell me 40 years too late.. Ah well. As to my musical career I suppose the interesting bit was being a ‘Roadie’ for a couple of years in the mid 70’s. I was actually a ‘spotlight operator’ for the big lighting rigs that were becoming popular. I did tours with some reasonably well known bands… Alex Harvey, Strawbs Rubettes Slade etc and worked for many others including Van Morrison, David Essex ( I had to run onto the stage with one of his shows at the Palladium… scary) Genesis Bowie McCartney/Wings. The tour with Slade was around Cycle stadiums in Germany & sponsored by Douwe Egberts coffee so the tour bus smelt great… Scariest bit was in Munich where the roof to this stadium was where I had to operate my spotlight from and was about ½ mile up there…(Points up..) and getting up there consisted of a panel of the roof being lowered on 4 steel wires which was a operated by a humorous old German bloke who as we ascended started shaking the whole thing about.. Gosh how we laughed.. Stupid English boy ha ha . Now clean up zat womit… Revenge for the War I guess.. I actually wasn’t very good at the job because I never had any training and sleeping 3 hours a night begins to pale after a while so I quit and opened a Guitar Shop. Noddy Holder said he would come and open it for me for a ‘Yamarar amplifier’ (Do Brummie accent..) as payment. I couldn’t afford that so I stumbled on unprofitably for a couple of years and then went into making Guitar Cases which led (via various other circuitous routes) to building acoustic Guitars under my trading name of Midwinter. Sadly it’s very difficult to make a living out of that so ‘a kitchen fitting I will go.. ’ I personally have performed many times solo in Folk clubs and the like and in various Bands at some local Festivals in Essex. No name in lights I’m afraid…. But I’m sure that’s not what you want to hear about..

Fagging… Now that’s an interesting topic.. I have a recollection of being subjected to the ancient art of 'fagging' as a lowly 1st yearer... And I think it may have been Mike Stephenson (?) and or Glyn Johnson that we inflicted our 'house-keeping service' upon. As flogging was becoming frowned upon I recall we didn't do a very good job and we probably nicked their ciggie's anyway so I don't think the practice lasted very long… I recall shouting down the corridor to Matron about the unusual staining on the bed sheets we were changing and she would come and examine them with much clucking and holding up to the light.. Mein Gott.. Vot has happened here.. Yup, that got rid of Fagging… I think it was traded in for 'bumpering' the corridor for endless hours trying to break peoples ankles with that lump of cast iron on a stick.

Anyway Ross I am sorry to hear about the acrimonious divorce, is that the type where you have to cut the children in half… We never had children.. We spent the money on ourselves and halved our stress levels and live in a palace. We can now phone up our nieces and nephews and bribe them to come and rub our feet.. Brilliant.. Off you go home now. And remember, you’re in the Will.. Cough cough

Anyway I have a question... Were our house numbers recycled? I was E42 for my 3 year sentence, did anyone else have that No. at another time? If so maybe we could have a mini reunion…
If I recall correctly some 9,000 kids went through Windsor schools, did the house numbers go that high E8999...? I’m interested to hear about when the schools re-merged in the 80’s.. That must have been fun… Shared dorms? Merry Xmas everybody. Kindest regards Moe

Martin Chamberlain (E65-68)

7 Dec 2008

Just browsing through the site and saw two names I remember from my time in Hillsborough House. Hello to Steve Turner and Clive (Hywell or Dubba as I remember) George. Was it Steve that had the annoying laugh? That might jog your memory Dubba!! If my memory serves me right we shared dorms for a couple of years along with the likes of Dave Dilly, Andy Reid, Mark Gill, Andy Hoskins etc. Enjoyed my time at the school although I don't remember appreciating as much as I should have at the time, I suppose that's life. I remember a few expeditions across the back dyke with Dubba along with some success on the rugby/football pitch for the school team. Those were the days! You may remember me as Celtic as I had a Celtic strip permanently attached to me.

John Mullen (H74-76)

8 Dec 2008

Hi Sue Leitch, recognise your name, we were in St. James' at the same time, possibly shared a dorm. I shared dorms with, amongst others, Karen Pollard, Kim Nunn (unfortunately died April '07) ? Reynolds, Dawn Harrison. I recognise a number of the names listed by others on the site, but my memory for faces is not good. Would be good to see photos from our period, does anyone out there have any? Lynn

Lynn Waller-Cotterhill (StJ70-72)

8 Dec 2008

It is great sadness that I have to advise you that Neil Carrick [H 72-75] was tragically killed in a road accident on Wednesday 3rd December 2008. Neil leaves behind his wife, Christine, and two sons, Andrew and Richard. They have asked that if anyone knew Neil and would like to pay their last respects, Neil's funeral will be on Monday 15th December 2008 at York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, Middlethorpe, York, YO23 2QD at 1pm and after at the Dawnay Arms, Shipton-by-Beningborough, York. If anyone requires any further details they should contact Neil Cassidy Tel : 01708 453662. Thanking you in anticipation

Neil Cassidy [B 74-75]

8 Dec 2008

It was with great sadness that I read your message about Neil Carrick. I knew him well at school and have some great pictures of some of the gang. Although I dont know Neil's wife and family please pass on my condolences and my thoughts are with them at this sad time.

Loraine Holmes (nee McMillan) (H73-76)

8 Dec 2008

I am shocked to the core at hearing of Neil Carricks death, through the Windsor society may I pass on my sincerest condolences to his family.

Sean Cockroft (H74-76)

8 Dec 2008

Dear Neil Cassidy - I was shocked to learn of Neil Carrick's death. I had read about the accident in the local York paper, but hadn't realised he was an ex-Windsor. My condolences to his family, particularly at this time of year. Best wishes - Pam

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

9 Dec 2008

Neil Cassidy - I was shocked to learn of Neil Carrick's death. My condolences to his family, particularly at this time of year.

Tommy Stephen (S??-??)

9 Dec 2008

Condolences to Neil Carrick's family. Neil was a genuinely nice guy.

Robert Hoffman (E69-75)

9 Dec 2008

Well Well, this is a bit like fishing. Not a bite for ages then whamo... Hello John Mullen, there is a chap I remember "Celtic". It is very strange how the memory fades over time but can suddenly be rekindled by a name or place. I do remember Andy Reid, Dave Dilly, Mark Gill, Brent Manuel. Dirk Burton. There are loads of others like Steve that I am struggling with, but the more we talk the memories come back. Those military planned excursions to the Girls School, needlessly climbing over the Gym roof to the back hockey pitch, then through a gap in the fence. Freedom. Can't believe we even used to stuff our beds to try and fool the Staff and prefects. Do not ever recall getting caught like some I can remember. For: Sean Cockcroft...Bob has been in contact with me and will post somthing soon. Very sad to hear about Neil Carrick, again I am struggling to put a face to the name, Bob will probably know him he knew everyone.

Hywel Clive (Dubba) George (H74-76)

11 Dec 2008

Hi Pamela Ross, could you please let me know your website details, and if anyone knows the whereabouts of Debbie Underwood, please let me know. Also if anyone else remembers me please post a message here, surely an Aussie at a Pommie school would be remembered.

Kim Taylor (B63-64)

11 Dec 2008

To Kim Taylor - I don't think we are supposed to publicise our web sites on the message board, although I think the link has been put there in the past (mainly when I have posted a page of photos from a reunion!) - a bit of browsing through old messages may bring it to light. Otherwise - if I am allowed to put it on:

http://pamelaross.co.uk/windsor_1.htm

This links to other "Windsor" pages - some 1960s photos and a few reunions over the years.
Best wishes Pam

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

13 Dec 2008

Hi Moe, I see your modesty has not changed much?To a very humble Roadie like myself that reads like a pretty good cv to me and ime sure lots of others.I thought 3 hours sleep a night was part of the job discription for that job?I did the rigs as a rousterbout and roughneck no spotlights to play with but hight about the same.A wee bit hairy on the odd occasion when the wind got up.I was probably at most of the gigs you worked on,met Noddy many years ago he never changes and now on Radio 2 whoever would have thought?we did intend to start as a five piece but the two singers you refer to bottled it just before we went on and no idea of names so if you are out there come clean.you must have bin very shy in those days thats probably why i didnt tell you about the lassies.dont very often get down to your neck of the woods these days used to i used to live in town south side first then moved to St Johns Wood north of the river for a few years then came back up north to gods country these days ime an Aromatherapist and Healer can do reflex also had my own clinic with Floatation Tank, Steam Room, Spa Bath etc that goes with that type of set up.then i had to chop the Kid in half i lost long time ago now no regrets.Midwinter?place name in essex would be good used 118 118 no joy it wud be good to catch up left my no on last mail but obviously cant post?shop name might help ile give you a bell.Bert and John still two of my gtar heros in the top five.You take care and its a claim to fame as far as i am concerned i wish you every success i will have a hand built one day a dream of mine if the deal is right what beter person than your good self to commision?

Ross Tetlow(E64-68)

I can pass on contact details of members of the Society to anyone, member or otherwise - just email me or use the post message screen - Bill

13 Dec 2008

hi clive, yes i think iv hooked a blue whale, nice to hear from john, and yes my laugh even annoys me. clive lets see if I can jog ya memory. remember all that spit and polish when we were in the RAF cadets,iv still got the group photo on the school day out, we look smart as a carrot. clive i too remember doing the night runs to the girl school with a lad a little older than us, his name was steve ford. one night we got caught at the girls school and had to leg it back to the boys. we just made it to dorm when the corridor light went on and roll call was called. mr jones "god bless him" flicked the dorm light on, and told us all to go to the dayroom. i never moved. "come on turner" he said, and with that he pulled my sheets back, and there i was lying with my skinners and dr martins on, mud everywhere. "did i have a sore bum". when ya think back we must of been little so n sos for the teachers. but ya can look back and laugh. come on john lets hear one of your stories. keep in touch clive.

Steve Yurner (H74-77)

13 Dec 2008

Hi Steve Turner & Dubba George, Good to hear from the two of you and it sounds like you are both doing well. My apologies for mentioning your laugh Steve but it is one of my memories of you!! I'm not sure about the after lights out activities you are refering to, because as you will probably both remember I was a good clean living kid that kept myself out of trouble! I do remember my early attempts at becoming a wine conouseur? but I do believe it was a certain Dave Dilly, or was it Andy Reid or Brent Manuel that made me do it; then come to think of it; it might have been Dubba's fault!!!! Hopefully, if any other ex 70's pupils read these messages they might add their tuppence worth, it would be good to hea from some more of the lads/lasses. On a more serious note I was shocked to read of Neil Carrick's tragic death and send my condolances to his family. I do remember Neil as one of the Hillsborough Prefect and if my memory serves me well, a pretty good footballer too.

John Mullen (H74-76)

13 Dec 2008

Just looking through your current members & noticed the Whitefield brothers, that brought back memoris of walking round the scholl grounds holding hands with Billy on a saturday afternoon and not saying a word to each other!

Erica Ritchie (E72-76)

14 Dec 2008

Erica Ritchie, was you in Edinburgh house, and a friend of my sister Jill?

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

14 Dec 2008

Hiya, Steve and John. Good to have 3 way traffic on this site. I have been a member for jusy over a year or so, and had no response except from Sean Cockcroft. Who probably only remembers me as that cheeky, cocky little brother of Bob. Sorry Sean, I am much different now. You two are really doing well for my lost memories. Yes Steve I do remember that night a few of you got well and truly into the brown smelly stuff. What a scream! I remember Bob McCormack telling us afterwards that if any of you little S@#*s spoil it for us again, then there would be some serious kickings dished out. I still liked him though. As for the wine, couldn't possibly have been me I was tea total except for the odd bottle of Blue Nun Liebefrau milch, HA! Much preferred the odd bottle of Jagermeister though. Steve on a more serious note, you mentioned a photograph of us in the Cadets. I would really love to have a copy if at all possible. The only photo I have of my time at WBS is the House Photo from 1976 and wow what a photo. I found it on another website. If anyone reading this "Sean" has any photos of the School then and House or characters. I would also be very interested. I will wrap up for now. But guys please keep in touch.

Hywel Clive George (Dubba) (H74-76)

16 Dec 2008

Erica Ritchie now there's a name i thought i never hear again.how are you Erica ? i also remember the silent walks we used to take though i do remember you were a good kisser and a catch for a young lad that i once was . well well i'd never believe it, an old girlfriend .what have you been up to and where are you living now ? i'm in bonnie scotland just outside edin in a place called livingston married with 3 children . It would be great to hear from you best wishes billy p.s i think you wrote to me a few times at boarding school i'll need to check with my mum incase she still has my old school letters

Bill Whitefield (M72-74)

20 Dec 2008

merry xmas to all have a wonderful new year

Billy Whitefield (M72-74)

20 Dec 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year to everyone!

Alison Yates (StJ64-66)

20 Dec 2008

Hi to anyone who remembers me. I had a trip down memory lane after reading Philip Hendrys' message in November about the broom handle incident. Has anyone had any contact with Mark Glanfield, Trevor Dodds, Mark Trotman or Lynette Reader and Sandie Parrott from the WGS side. I was moved to see the photos of the school, taken in 2006, it holds so many good memories like POP FARRAHS' "Percy 1,2&3" and the unique caning style of Mr Riddle.

Gary Roebuck (M79-82)

23 Dec 2008

hi bill Whitefield iou one and you still do not remember me do you

Tam Stephen (S??-??)

23 Dec 2008

As I've just completed my penultimate lecture to Nurses for this Year I am taking the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Steve Pleasance (E71-74)

23 Dec 2008

Hi, just been reading through some of the posts on here and recognise some of the names tho memorys slipping a bit. If anyone remembers me or my brother Darren and sis Dee it would be great to hear from you. also anyone from laarbruch from that time.

Brent Warren (S76-79)

23 Dec 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all ex inmates,of WBS & WGS.

Dan Shuttleworth (E63-66)

The Windsor Society Committee would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

The Newsletter has been prepared and will be sent out in the New Year

23 Dec 2008

I've not checked the page for a while so I missed the very sad news about Neil Carrick. My sincere condolences to his family. I well remember him as a very good soccer player, a first team stalwart mid-fielder who, and here my memory may be wrong, was one of the team that won the Hamm Stadtmeisterschaft. A really good bloke - what a shock.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

23 Dec 2008

Hi to Brent Warren, once known never forgotten.Hope you and Sandy are ok. We will contact you in the New Year for a drink.Likewise with Brent anyone from Laarbruch or Windsor between 74 & 77 especially Balmoral (the best House in school)drop us a line. Also I would like to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all Winsorites of all years & houses, I hope the coming recession does not effect any of us too much.....

Chris Epps (B74-77)

23 Dec 2008

Tam Stephen sorry i can't remember you . maybe you can give me a few hints . what is it u owe me ? i hope its something nice for xmas. only joking . but if you could tell me a bit about yourself this old brain might start to remember things after all it was over 36 yrs ago though i would like to wish you amerry xmas and a happy new yr cheers

Billy Whitefield (M72-74)

24 Dec 2008

Hi Everyone. Would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Michelle Bradbury (S76-78)

24 Dec 2008

hi billy iou a mole

Tam Stephen (S??-??)

24 Dec 2008

hi tam a mole ? still does'nt help maybe a bit more and i might get there cheers

Billy Whitefield (M72-74)

24 Dec 2008

wishing everyone a great xmas and a happy new year

Danny Main (H80-83)

25 Dec 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Chris Lancaster, Maz and Angie Barnard, Julie Tibbs, Dave Edmondson, Sharon and Steph Southall, Sheryl Blackmore, Kelly and Julia Roberts (hope you are feeling much better Kelly) John, Ali and Paul Falcus, and anyone else who knows and remembers me. Hope to see you all at the next reunion where-ever it may be.

Chris Duxbury (B78-80)

26 Dec 2008

Hello to Ian and Kim, yes I remember the gentleman with the Dunlop, and being lined up one night for the crime of talking after lights out, I think we used to call the slipper or what is nowadays known as a training shoe, "flesh stripper". It certainly brought tears to the eyes. I seem to remember being involved in digging a tunnel under the school wall, this was after seeing the film of The Wooden Horse, at the school cinema. Can anyone recall having to fill it in? Have either of you been back to the school at all since leaving? I did intend to re-visit 2 years ago but owing to my wife's ill health have not been able to do so as yet. All the best for 2009

Chris (Prof) Hill (B63-65)

28 Dec 2008

Hi Cecelia and nic how are you both could you pass a hello to mike stilly you say he stays beside edingbrugh im just up north near dundee. would be well up for a mini reunion.

David Gordon (H74-77)

29 Dec 2008

Hi Chris (Prof) Hill, Great to hear from you at last, I remember you very well, you tought me how to speak like Donald Duck, remember? Also 'the slipper' was Mr Joliffe, all lined up for the jolly old Dunlop. Brings back good memories, I think. remember also the tunnell under the school wall.

Kim Taylor (B63-64)

29 Dec 2008

Hi Nic Yes I am that person, how are things with you guys?

Erica Ritchie (E72-76)

29 Dec 2008

Hope all is well with all members of the society and i wish you all a very HAPPY PROSPEROUS AND VERY HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Ross Tetlow (E64-68)

29 Dec 2008

Im looking for Rosemary Jones Linda Reed Caroline Norton Lesley? Our matron was called matron Bedafeld and matron Geezafeld excuse my misspelling. Hi to anyone who knew me I remember Christine Reese Rosemary Jones Caroline Norton Barbara Hooper Gwynith Diane I was the youngest in the house at the time our head of house was Miss Ann Jones and art tutor was Miss Appleby (i think) my first reaction to finding this web site was an emotional one after watching Schindlers List the other night I felt I'd gone back in time I shed a few tears I would really like to meet up with anyone that has some memories as mine yours faithfully Lynne xx

Lynne Harvey (S68-70)

30 Dec 2008

this is just to say hope all ex windsors had a great christmas and heres to a great new year anyone remember me jo barnes was in hillsboro hse i've seen a few peoples names on here but not sure how to contact them as have just recently found this site(helen jones,rodney whitworth)to name but two. as i have already mentioned HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY CHEERS

Jo Barnes (H78-81)

Anyone can contact any paid-up member just by emailing me either direct or through the visitor book. Paid-up members can contact anyone, member or not. I can only pass your email address to the person you wish to contact - after that its up to them if they reply. - BillC

 

30 Dec 2008

Erica Ritchie you not talking to me ?was it something i did all those yrs ago to upset you Happy new yr when it comes

Billy Whitefield (M72-74)

 
30 Dec 2008


It is with deep regret that I have to inform the society of death of my dear brother Ian Pulford B64-66 at the age of 55yrs on 19/12/2008 at Naracoorte, South Australia. Ian had been battling cancer since 2004 and had beaten the dreaded disease twice, but he could not do it the third. He had not been well for a month or two and they thought he had the flu, but after a scan he found out it was all through him this he found out a week before his son Nathan's wedding on the 29/11/2008. Ian made it the wedding with all his family, even though it was very sad we all managed to have a good time. When Ian and I had a chat, I said how it was 'sh...' that this had happened to him and he said he was just very thankful to the doctors for giving him an extra four years with his family, I thought this was very courageous. Ian is survived by his and my mother Doreen, his soul mate Teresa four wonderful children Nathan, Bek, Naomi and Lydia and their partners and nine grandchidren. Ian was a real family man who would do anything for his children. He had over two hundred people at his funeral on 29/12/2008, which shows how well respected he was in the community. He worked for Transport SA who followed him in their cars with lights flashing and gave him a guard of honour, I am very proud to say he was my brother.

'Your memory is the greatest treasure to have and hold in our hearts forever' - RIP


Maureen Press (B63-64)

30 Dec 2008

I was 12 when I first arrived at windsor, it looked absolutely frightening, Miss Jones was the house mistress, she too looked scary! By the time I left I loved the school and didnt want to leave. When I returned in 1966 with my husband, it was on a spur of the moment decision, as we were driving along the Autobahn when I saw the sign for Hamm. My first shock was to discover that the school I knew was now boys only. Does anyone remember one dark evening, looking out the window and seeing a Rolls Royce parked between the first two buildings? Well that was me! The other surprise was that the Army barracks where I used to go riding was now the girls school. Now I discover Windsor is no more. 8 years ago I met a lady who was a teacher at Windsor Rita Colvin nee Roynan-Jones, she taught at Windsor before I was there, in fact she was among the first teachers at the school when it opened. One of my best friends was a girl called Christel Middle, she was an amazing artist, I still have the 1958 Concordia which contains a pen drawing of a rose, that she did. Needless to say I would very much like to hear from her or anyone else who may remember me.

Vivienne Stevens (H56-58)

30 Dec 2008

For Maureen Press my deepest sympathy to you and all your family i did not know Ian but we have one thing in common that terrible disease cancer.My thoughts are with you.Paul xx

Paul Roper (B63-64)

30 Dec 2008

With such sadness, I have just heard of Ian Pulfords passing - what an amazing man, even though Ian & I had never met, we were behind the scenes trying to organise an official Sydney Reunion for 2009 - emails were flying back & forth with thoughts of venues, what state it should be in etc....we were both agreed it needed time to make it a success...sadly time was against Ian - I have just returned to Sydney from the UK on Boxing Day, I re read his last email to me with the intention of our mission to get this up and running this time...he was always so positive and upbeat, never once indicated he was so sick...I gently chided him about where was he - hadn't heard from him for a while...now I realise why

My sincere thoughts go to his wife Teresa, his children, grandchildren and of course Maureen Press his sister, who had to write this to the Windsor family - without doubt having had contact with such a man as Ian was a privilege, we will miss you

Maybe we need to remember - Tempus fugit (time flies)

Pamela Fielding (Cann) (C62-64)

30 Dec 2008

Maureen, Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at the loss of your brother Ian. Although I never got to know him well, I did feel a genuine warmth from him when he contacted me. He was clearly an inordinately brave and inspirational character and his family can feel extremely proud of him. Rick.

Rick Licence (C64-66)

31 Dec 2008

To Maureen Press, I have just been sitting here at home on a 37 degree Perth day, enjoying a nice cold gin and tonic when I sadly read the news of Ian's passing. My deepest condolences to you, Ian's wife, children and all of his family and friends. I had the pleasure over the past 6 months or so of contacting Ian by email and phone regarding the Aussie reunion. His messages on this site will be sadly missed as will he. Please let me know as soon as you can what is happening with the reunion as I would still love to attend. Again, my depest sympathy to all of you over in SA. I will be sure to have a couple of G&t's in his honour tonight.

Kim Taylor (B63-64)

31 Dec 2008

Hi just want to wish everyone ALL THE BEST FOR 2009 take care and heres hoping we can get some wee reunions together xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

31 Dec 2008

Its been a while since I visited the site, good to see lots of chatter on here!! I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. It is roasting here in Perth, Western Australia - 39 degrees tomorrow, 37 today - this is the reason why I am catching up on all the goss - in the aircon. I am sure a few cold bevvies will go down this evening as we roll into 2009. Hi to everyone who may remember me, take care.

Julie Maslen (nee Morgan) (E76-79)

31 Dec 2008

Hi Billy Great to hear from you. I'm not so sure about the great kisser :-)
I am living just up the road from you in Aberdeen, I have two children, well they used to be, they are 23 + 20 now. Used to be married but gave that up a long time ago when I realised it was bad for my health :-) What do you do for a living? I work for an oil company up here. I do think I used to wite to you a school so it would be funny to know what I had to say as I must have written it all down before I had nothing to say on a Saturday afternoon. How is your brother? Have a great hogmany Erica

Erica Ritchie (E72-76)

31 Dec 2008

Hi everyone - Have a great New Year especially all of those that I know / know me from the 70's. Looking forward to meeting all that go to the next reunion.
Thanks to the society for the excellent work on the site which enables us all to keep in touch. Happy New Year Noddy xxxxxxxxx

Mark (Noddy) Holder (M72-77)

31 Dec 2008

Ian Pulford (Requiescat in pace). I wish to offer my condolences to Ian's family circle and to assure them of our prayers. Those who read this message may find the following words of a 'Russian Contakion for the Dead' helpful when thinking of Ian and all those others whom we count amongst our friends of the 60's who have died in the course of the past year:
"Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints:
where sorrow and pain are no more; neither sighing, but life
everlasting. Thou only art immortal.the Creator and Maker of man;
and we are mortal formed from the dust of the earth; and unto earth
shall we return: for so thou didst ordain, when Thou created us,
saying 'Dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return'.
All we go down to the dust; and weeping o'er the grave we make our
song: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints; where sorrow
and pain are no more; neither sighing, but life everlasting."

(Padre) John Fielding (B61-69)

31 Dec 2008

Maureen, very sorry to hear the terrible news of Ian's untimely passing. I had last been in email contact with him in early November when he wrote of his son's imminent wedding and a family Christmas gathering in Port Augusta - it was always the family ... and beer (not necessarily in that order). My condolences to the family - Ian was extremely proud of you all, as you should be of him. He will be missed by many.

Robin Anderson (B63-66)

31 Dec 2008

Kelly and Julie (Roberts) wish everyone A Really Happy 2009x We'll both be really happy to see the end of 2008. just to keep everyone up to date, thankfully Kelly is now on the road to recovery, Heres to a much healthier and happier New Year to one and allx

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

31 Dec 2008

BillC extrememly well oiled (well lets say didn't he do well to post the last messages) signing off and wishing all a very happy new year @ 02:48 01/01/2009 lets make it a good one

Bill Craswell (C62-64)

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