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1 June 2008

Geoff Hern, i recently viewed a picture of WBS Staff circa 1969 in wich your 'fizog' appeared, what was the name of the woodwork master at the time? i am sure he was in this photo but i can not recall his name? he was a Balmoral man if i remember rightly, also, Ringo Roberts was in it, exactly as i remember him, and many other staff members, Boff Barnes, Chris Fulford etc, it was in the Windsor BFPO site, have you viewed this site? many names of people i recall from the sixties, do you remember Miss Dubois? also, who was the teacher that taught German language, he had books in print on the subject i recall, memeories keep coming back to me, maybe i need a holiday !!

Ian Pulford (B64-66)

3 Jun 2008

I was a Day Bug from Soest - along with my younger Brother Paul (WBS- Edinburgh).Was on the site back B4 2000 but strayed away. Still living in Edmonton (Canada)with husband and 2 teenage daughters. Paul with his wife and 2 girls now live on beautiful Vancouver Island along with Mum and Dad (retired 2 yrs ago after 25 yr civilian career!).

Debbie Yacey (nee Lutman) (B76-80)

5 June 2008

I have to be honest, I don't really remember many girls. Linda Macdonald and Laura Zammit both shared my dorm and the housemistress, Miss Pointin who I thought was truely evil. I'm hoping everyone who may remember me are all healthy and happy I've probably spelt the names wrong, I apologise

Kim Chilcott (formally O'hagan) (E71-72)

6 June 2008

Sammy Cleland, I've been called some sad and bad names in my time, but "Bonnybeanboy" has never featured before. You wouldn't call me that now if you still knew me. 27 years in the Army has changed me a little. Good to see you posting a short (really) comment on the site - no change there then. Regards to all.

Jim Alger (S76-80)

8 June 2008

Denise Allen does anybody remember me!

Denise Allen (M67-73)

11 June 2008

Hi to anyone/everyone, I've been AWOL for some time now as both an Ex KAS and WBS student. In the 90's I ran the Aussie version for TWS and had a dozen or more members both here and in NZ. If there is anything I can do to assist your searches for former students/staff members more that willing to help Keep safe

Jon (Bambi) Marshall (B60-62)

13 June 2008

Glad I stumbled across this site. I read ALL the emails and it brought back a lot memories. I was one of two YANKS at the school at the time. I'll write more after I get the newsletter. I think I might still have some photographs from back then.
Hang in there...... Stephen G.

Stephen Goepel (C63-65)

13 June 2008

Bambi Marshall,I have tried to contact you a couple of times about a reunion in Oz, So far we have nearly dozen ex windsorites who are keen to get one up, at this point Sydney seems to be the favoured site,we just need to come up with a date, next year seems to be the go but anything is possible, can the Windsor Society peeps please pass on my email address to Jon? look forward to any assistance you can give Jon.

Ian Pulford (B64-66)

14 June 2008

Hello - Any 70's people out there ? Heather Johnson (Gallagher)your email is not working.

Mark Holder (M72-76)

14 June 2008

hi who remembers rosina and angela finlay.We were in Balmoral house with Denise Bailey ,Susan Grey and sister would love to hear from anyone.

Rosina Finlay (B68-72)

15 June 2008

Just looking back thru old messages. had a tune in my head and now realised what it meant

Gaudeamus Igitur,
Juvenes dum sumus;
Post icundum juventutem,
Post molestam senectutem,
Nos habebit humus.

Translation:
Let us rejoice,
While we are young;
After our youth,
After a troublesome old age
The ground will hold us

Thanks guys, another piece falls into place

Glyn Johnson E148 (E63-68)

17 June 2008

hi mark holden i remember you i was in malborough with my brother dougie

William Whitefield (M71-74)

17 June 2008

Glyn Johnson, you Tasmanian Devil you, here are some more tunes for you, Henschen Klein,(google it and get a nazi web site)Berliner Luft,Ein, Zwei,Zuffer, and what about 'Wode' sang to the tune of Men of Harlech, teacher must have had a welsh bent me thinks, also a few froggy songs that i can not recall and another about a Mullers lust? its hard to hum a few bars in an email!! i had a WBS 45 single that was accidently given away in 1983(ironic) with a load of old discs, i wonder if anyone has a copy of it still? great days eh? i was a "groaner" and always up the back but still enjoyed it, might get to meet you soon as the OZ reunion is slowly taking shape.I loved the languages concerts especially when the chicks were invited.

Ian Pulford (B64-66)

17 June 2008

hi noddy, loads of seventies people about but most seem to read and not post, dorm 022 with you, pikey, micheal james and the two stevensons seems like a lifetime ago,and yet then again not long ago at all, billy whitefield dorm 013 with you, mike james,ralph gordon, micheal hooper and chris sawrey, again a lifetime ago but posibly one of the best dorms in marlborough well positioned with windows to the front (main block) and the fire exit side window overlooking the school field, after dorm 013 i went upstairs to dorm 105 with the following, kevin baldwin,kev sawyer,richard tett, neil beresford and ian lambert, i am now living in colchester where a large number of windsorites live due to our dads being demobed here, i am building boats of all shapes and sizes so mr clarke(science)would be impressed, has anyone on the site got a copy of marlborough house photo, 75 or 76 the copy from the concordia is not clear enough so if someone has o good full size copy could they scan it and post it on this site, also would like to find steve averill hillsborough, living in notts somewhere,

Gez Gilmer (M73-77)

18 June 2008

hi, i was a day pupil traveling from soest.my sister sharon and i attended till dad was transfered back to blighty. if anyone remembers us give us a shout, lol, would be nice to hear from you all.

Debbie Barnett (E78-81)

18 June 2008

hi gez i think i remember you as gerry . as i remember you were always collecting wonderful wild life like newts which matron found in your locker . please correct me if im wrong .so your building boats , good for you i knew the water was for you one way or another .i own a company that sells pvcu products to the trade . have been trading over 7 years now 'im living just outside edinburgh in a place called livingston in west lothian , im married with 3 grown up kids 2 girls and a boy and im a granddad twice over

Billy Whitefield (M71-74)

19 June 2008

Hello everyone who remembers me, especially Pam Ross. Unfortunately I have not been on this site for a couple of years due to house moves and various other things.I have been catching up with all the messages I have missed out on and its great to read messages from all the 60s crowd. On a sad note, I came across Nic Cutherbertson's message dated 20 Sep 07 regarding his wife's illness. Although I do not know you Nic, I wept when I read it. My partner and husband of 33 years was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer in June 07 and given 6-12 months to live. We did not know he was ill and were told that he had cancer of the colon probably for 2 years and not known. Sadly he passed away at home on 19 Jan this year and I nursed him throughout his illness. He underwent extensive chemo every 3 weeks until November 11 when he suffered a heart attack on Remembrance Day. We had just attended a Remembrance Service at the Royal British Legion where I live here in Tidworth, he was rushed to Salisbury Hospital for a week. From then on he was bed-ridden. Previous to that in Feb 07 I had a nasty fall and suffered 4 fractures and a dislocation in my right shoulder and ended up in hospital only to have a replacement shoulder. To say the least 2007 was the most awful year in my entire life. From then on things just seemed to go downhill. I also lost my mother on Mothers Day 5 weeks after Terry passed and am only now slowly starting to rebuild my life and pick up the pieces. I have no doubt that there are probably a few others on this site who have experienced similar and can only say that my heart goes out to Nic and any one else who have or are going through bad times. It's good to talk, and know that there is always someone there to listen to you. Anyway on a lighter note, it is great to back on line and reading all the messages from the 60s crowd.

Jean Cavanagh (nee cooke) (StJ65-68)

20 June 2008

Jean Cavanagh, my thoughts are with you after reading your posting, i too had a brush with cancer, twice, once three and a half years ago and again less than twelve months after that,the forgotten party to all this is our parteners who have to sit by and watch helplessly as their loved ones battle the disease, they are the heroes in this tale and my wife had to contend with it twice and watch me suffer other life threatening issues as a result of it whilst trying to maintain a brave front for our children and grandchildren, time is a great healer and things get better as it progresses, my thought are with you and yours, be strong and enjoy your family and freinds, as for me, i feel great and remain positive at all times, life goes on.

Ian Pulford (B64-66)

20 June 2008

Thank you Ian Pulford for posting such a lovely message.I must admit I shed another tear but it does help when you hear from others that have been through similar experiences. It is so nice to be back on line and catching up with everyone. I lived in Osnabruck for 11 years before coming back to the UK in 1971. I came across the name Phil Wharton amongst the many messages and was wondering if Phil lived in Osnabruck. The reason I ask is I attended Lancaster Secondary School when it first opened in 1962 and I am remember the name Wharten, i think he had a brother.I can't exactly remember where it was but we had to get the old army green bus every morning to take us to the outskirts of town. When it closed down in 65 the majority of pupils went to PRS and only a handful to Windsor. Miss Sandra Hunt who was PE Teacher at Lancaster some years later taught at WGS, does anyone remember her. I was in the same form at WGS with Ralph Bennett's sister Chris, she used to be great friends with Mo Petty, a very pretty slim girl with long dark hair. Unfortunately I have not been able to attend a reunion as yet, but if another one comes up I will certainly be there. Are there any 60s crowd that live in the Salisbury Andover area. It would be nice if we could arrange a gathering at some stage. Can't keep off this site now and still trying to catch up on all the messages.

Jean Cavanagh (nee cooke) (StJ65-68)

22 June 2008

Ian Pulford - Sorry for the delay in replying but I've tried to find the photo but neither my computer skills nor my computer are up to the task. I've still got a copy but I can't find that either. I think I remember the photo - it was taken in front of the Dining Block. Dave Roberts and Arthur Marsden were in those German-style lightweight suits. Not sure about the woodwork teacher - names that spring to mind are Dick Jolliffe and Jeff Cole. Miss Dubois? unlike most of you lads I only have vague memories of her however the language teacher was Brangwyn Jones who had quite a few books published complete with illustrations by Barry Cummings art teacher at WGS and most of them sold in BFES and one title that sticks in my mind was 'Nichts neues aus Dinkelstadt'. Some others who must have been on the photo are Pete Ball, Peter Kitchen, Brian Kingston, Fred Rogers, Haydn Jones, Dave Ross, Peter Spankie, Ken Thompson, Johnnie Walker and Jack Worrall. You've got me annoyed that I can't find the photo now so I'll do a bit more research. While I do that research, try this very realistic question. I buy some elephants costing £4 each and some cows costing £3 each. Altogether I spend £56. How many of each did I buy? (If you have trouble thinking in Pommie pounds than for pounds read dollars). Warning there could be more than one answer - get them all please. I'm off on holiday in a couple of days until the middle of July so you have a little time to do it - unless of course you solve it before I go.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

22 June 2008

All of sudden names are springin too mind Gill Layzell, I used to sing in cellar with you I san San Jose. I remember u singin with Gill Furnival, I got U Babe, and your John Lennon, well.... Damarius Boxall, Hazel Sorbie, Linda Sutherland, Mo Rankine,Chris McGregor,Chris Bennet, Mo Petty. Linda Barber and I drank nearly a bottle of red wine in the attic together, and got caught, that was some story.Ailish o'Driscoll,Maggie Harris and Angie Frost,Pia Ayres, Annette Hornby - she reckoned she was related to TWIGGY, still wonder if that was true as TWIGGY had same surname.Jenny Foot springs to mind aswell. Loads of others spring to mind. I also appeared in 1066 and all that, I played a part in the opening scene with Pam Ross, I think I was looking round a museum,Pam has a pic on her website, I am the one with the big white hat on and floral dress. I also played the part of OBIDIAH BOBBLENOB (lol)I remember that time so well. In fact on the last night of the performance, I think someone was handing round some booze and I got a bit drunk. Could hardly stand on stage for the finale.Miss Keene housemisstress, MIss McCann (Maths)spoke in rather peculiar irish accent, dont think anyone could understand her. Probably thats why I failed my maths CSE.Jenny Wells and numerous others.And on a final note...... YES I REMEMBER JACKS UNION.

Jean Cavanagh (nee cooke) (StJ65-68)

22 June 2008

Just picked up a message from Kev Brown in Balmoral House 75 to 77.
Hi Kev, my god great to see a name I remember. I got together with A.J. Wheeler, Nic Cuthbertson & Mark Smith some 4 years ago now. Had a great time. Do you remember lads called Darren & Brent Warren, I am still in regular contact to this day, their sister was called Sandra Dee Warren. Hope you are well Kev, would love to get in touch and catch up, look forward to a reply. Also a great Hello to one and all, especially from Balmoral 74 to 77.

Chris Epps (B74-77)

23 June 2008

I just wanted to reassure Jean (Cooke/Cavanagh) that I remember her well from our time in St James. In fact, Jean, do you remember Barry Cummings did a course in directing plays, and I directed "Harvey", in which you featured? You were very good - I don't suppose you went on the stage when you left school, did you? I was much struck by working backstage in the theatre, so I left university and went to RADA to train as a stage manager. I bumped into Jean's sister Linda at one of the reunions. So, Jean, are you going to come to the next one?

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

23 June 2008

Lovely sight, keep up the good work. Remember alot of names, although most of you were boarders and i was day girl from Soest. I was at WGS from the first to the end of the 5th form. Never made it to a prefect, would of loved to of been one. Any body remember our teachers? I remember Miss Bebb my history teacher, the good looking Mr Martin from Pottery and Mr Davies our german teacher, also Miss Scott with the big boooooobs (sorry) from sports. Our head, Mrs TJ Brown. I used to have a crush on a guy called Doug Griffin from WBS and loved the trips to WBS with the school bus for the Chemistry lessons. Nice to have seen some boys after so many girls. I laugh at the times where we used to hang out the windows and watch when the boys arrived off the bus. Lovely memories, nice to keep them up. Would love to here from anyone, also Helen Elston and her brother Rob, Helen Webster or was it Helen Webly. Any way, keep posting. Tina

Martina Fraser (M76-81)

23 June 2008

Me again, can't stay away now. In reply to Pam Ross - yes I do remember Barry Cummings in fact i was in touch with david chedgey a few years ago, who worked alongside Barry.He re-married to a much younger woman now, but as far as I know he is doing well.No I never took up the opportunity to go to RADA, without sounded big headed I always new I was a good actress, in fact I was always chosen even at primary school to be in all the productions. Even now my kids and grandkids find me extremely funny, my husband used to say you should have been on the stage. Yes I will certainly be going to the next re-union. My sister Linda sends her regards and best wishes to aanyone who knew her.

Jean Cavanagh (nee cooke) (StJ65-68)

24 June 2008

Re Geoff Herns maths puzzle the answers to the puzzle are

14 elephants 0 cows*

11 elephants 4 cows

8 elephants 8cows

5 elephants 12 cows

2 elephants 16 cows

0 elephants 0cows*

These are theoretical answers as the puzzle asks for how many elephants and cows could be purchased for £56.

Bob Jordan (E 59-66)

24 June 2008

Geoff, The photograph is surely on the Windsor Society site - click PHOTOS
and go to Staff at WBS late 1960's. Then add the names Beryl Jackson(Art), Jackie Thompson (1JT), Tony Fox (1AF) and delete Peter Ball as he hadn't yet arrived! Off to the Sauerland again? Have a great time testing the Veltins et al!

Tony Fox (E67-81)

27 June 2008

Have I missed something - elephants AND cows for fifty six quid - I can't gass my Hummer up for that! What's going on?

Robin Anderson (B63-66)

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29 June 2008

Hi Debbie Yacey and Debbie Barnett, i was also a day girl from Soest, the same time as you were. You're names sound familiar. I didn't live on the patch, we lived outside. Doesn't time fly. Hope life has been treating you both well. Mabe we'll hear from one another here again soon. Till then,

Martina Fraser (M76-81)

 
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