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01 Oct 2008

Hi everyone, nice to see some familiar names coming up again! I do take a look every now and then. Hi to Chris Harrison, Chris Duxbury, Maz, Angie, Steph and everyone else I know! There must be a reunion coming up again soon? I missed the last one in Blackpool, was on holiday. Would be great to catch up with everyone again. Hi to Scott and Denise - see you posted on here recently Scott. How are you and the girls? Jacqui is fine and off to Thailand end of this month for 3 months!! Well, better get back to work. Take care. Sheryl

Sheryl Stuart (Nee Blackmore) (B74-79)

01 Oct 2008

I've noticed a couple of names I know, Graham Kiel - you lent me your dubdee boots one weekend so that I could go on a D of E weekend and Chris Epps - fashion conscious, always wore the latest. I rode over to Eastern Germany about 15 years ago and stopped off at WBS to have a look. Someone was unloading a bootful of groceries by the front gate. Inside, there was washing hanging out of some windows, people looking out from others and long grass everywhere. It looked shabby and a shame. I saw someone carrying books with cyrillic text. It seems it went from being a school to a refugee camp, housing one load of foreigners to another albeit this time 'round ethnic Germans. It looked a great deal smaller than I remembered.

Neal Scott (B74-76)

01 Oct 2008

Dr (Ray) Carey has sent me a cutting fom a local Hamm paper, dated 25/09/08, with the latest news on the present plans for WBS under the headline:- "Verkauf ist perfekt". Stadt Hamm and the Wirtschaftsförderung have bought the WBS 4 hectare site of the former Argonner-Kaserne, built in 1935 for the Wehrmachts-Artillerie. They want to preserve some buildings but the article doesn't specify which ones. As reported previously the Feuwehr/Feuerwache and BMW will take over part of the site. They expect to start building at the beginning of 2009. Cromwell Barracks has already been demolished.

Tony Fox (E67-81)

01 Oct 2008

Haven't been on the site for a little while so have been going through the last couple of months posts. Yes Nicola Bullen, I remember you!! I was Alison Yaxley, now Yates....didn't move up the register much did I?! I'm still in touch with Hilary Brown & a couple of years ago went to Hilary's home for a reunion with her & Barbara Deakin (do you remember them)?

Alison Yates (StJ64-66)

02 Oct 2008

This is my first time on the Windsor Society website, and would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. To name a few, Brent Manuel, Paul Hendy, Andy Reid, David Dilly, John Mullen, Neil Stott.

Steven Turner (H74-77)

05 Oct 2008

One of my most vivid memories was while I was on one of my nocturnal activities (as an obsessive escape artist). Is in relation to the back of WBS and the hockey pitch. As I was making my way out of school over the back fence there was a group of boys (mainly from Balmoral as I recall) sitting about and chatting and smoking and enjoying a bit of male bonding. It was a still night, quite cold I recall. Anyway as I was making my way round the group, the stillness was disrupted by the sound of a motor car, its headlights suddenly coming on and lighting up the night sky and then the shouts... (what fun and excitement, for both the Boys and staff alike...) Boys scattered everywhere, all looking for ways to escape; to be pursued by members of staff. I recall attempting to get back into Balmoral house only to find that the lights were on and a roll call had been called. Caught, and then ‘asked’ to join a line of boys outside the house master’s office. I remember the name of the boy next to me and discussing our fate. His reply went along the lines ‘Do not do the crime, if you can’t do the time.’ We were ‘older’ than our years.

Colin Keil (B71-75)

6 Oct 2008

Good to see a message from an old dorm colleague, Richard Cox, in August. Love to catch up on what the world has done to you since those days at school(Seems like yesterday).Just caught up with the last few months of letters, still need more from the early days,

David Lister (M59-60)

6 Oct 2008

Hi Guy and Girls, so many names form the 80's I remember from reading back over the months. Rod W I live now in Dorset how about a beer one day?

Rob Dorning (B79-82)

7 Oct 2008

Hello, having returned to the Society and reading the previous messages it was a shock to hear that our Housemaster Ken "Thommo" Thompson had passed away. He was always a strong "Geordie" that I presumed he would live forever. I fondly recall two things 1) That he taught Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne to play the Piano and 2) A great Christmas slide show where he went around taking pictures of everyone then provided a very funny narrative to accompany them. He started by shocking us boys at the beginning by informing us that we may notice the absence of the deputy housemaster and that he was presently in Jail - "Thommo" then went on a long diatribe about the risks in life we all face and that taking a chance is not always the best option. He then after much meandering said "I am pleased to say that he didn't pass GO or collect £200.". RIP Mr Thompson.

Steve Pleasance (E71-74)

7 Oct 2008

Hello SPOOK, spotted your name in the April postings. Last time we met you were on your way to Oz to do great things in the world of animation. I tried to buy one of your drawings over the net yet they wouldn't accept Bafs!!

Steve Pleasance (E71-74)

9 Oct 2008

Hi i'm Diana Hobbs's sister if anybody remembers her.Diana was at Windsor for 4 yrs and i was there only a year then we got posted back to England. I had a fantastic time at Windsor, sharing a dorm with 9 other 1st yr girls(party every night)shame i did'nt get to stay longer. We both now have got married (not army husbands)and live in kent.I'm sure Diana would love to hear from old mates of hers so drop a line. Jacqui & Diana

Jacqui Hobbs (B76-78)

9 Oct 2008

Hello 80's gang... Rob Dorning here! so many names from the past, hello to you all and lets get it on...

Robin Dorning (B79-82)

15 Oct 2008

Hello. just want to know if anyone still knows me. Im Caroline Howland and i was at windsor girls school at Edingburgh house with my sister Judy.

Caroline Howland (E75-76)

19 Oct 2008

anyone remember me i remember john henry, alan henry, will henry, steve watson, andy dempster, frank hamilton we lived in belm

Tam Stephen (S71-74)

19 Oct 2008

Hi all, it's been a while since I looked at the site, but I just wanted to let everybody who sponsored my campaign for breast cancer that we habded over a cheque to the charity last month for £85000. Nice to see Chris Epps on the site, I've also lost your details, so if you join the Society they will send you my number, if you have already subscribed call me. Nice to see Scotty and Gez still around, I;ve also lost your number Scott but will try and find it again through the Society. Anybody got AJ Wheelers number!!! Been a hell of a year, but we are surviving!

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

19 Oct 2008

Does anyone remember me

Gareth Howe (E64-67)

20 Oct 2008

Hi Neal Scott, the name I definately remember, but I must admit my memory does not hold much more info than that these days. I am not quite so fashion conscious now, getting old and all that. What have you done for the last 30 years?

Chris Epps (B74-77)

21 Oct 2008

fantastic work nic well done to you and the other people who went with you, although its been over 30 years i always remember the strong character that makes up your personality, at sometime in the future i hope to meet you again and buy you that cold pint you deserve so well, regards gez

Gez Gilmer (M73-77)

22 Oct 2008

Does anyone know what happened to or the whereabouts of Lee Lawrence? We were in Verden together. He was a member of Caenarvon House.

Jim Alger (S77-80)

22 Oct 2008

i dare you to post this one day(my first day at windsor) i did fightback against the bullys. that night i was beaten up by three kids because my dad was only a private in the infantry.[ i was told by a prefect that i was to clean up, shut up and go back to bed or he would report me for being out of bed. as this was my first night at the school i did not want to get into trouble.] the bully i hit, his dad was a sargent in the r.e.m.e. i had hit above my station after that i shut up and was bullied by everyone for the next 3 years i new my place. i had learned my first lesson {the lower the rank the lower you were}at windsor boys school hamm. as for the teachers they called me stupid but what have i done with my life (sign writer ,carpenter, hgv driver, cpc holder (certificate of professional competence in road haulage, electronic engineer, electrical engineer. now do you remember me

Thomas Grant Stephen (S70-75)

24 Oct 2008

Nic, I too have been after AJs contact details, but to no avail. I went round to his old house when I was in the area and his neighbour said he'd moved out of town. That is all I know.

John Garnett (H77-79)

24 Oct 2008

well hello there cecelia,it was great meeting up after all those years,we will do it again soon.i remember alison close,kim fletcher and janet jenkings(she had lovley hair i was so jealous)bad memory these days,it was 30 years ago such a lot gone on since then,one of my sons are in the paper all the time at the moment,Billy Boyd(silibil+brains)he was signed with sony.would love to hear from anyone who remembers me....anyone.....x

Senga Boyd (B73-77)

25 Oct 2008

i just wanted to say hi to any one that might remember me .i was not there for long but i have wonderfull memories of windsor girls. i was living in hillsbourgh house my matron was matron little and matron goodins i think that was her name it has been a long time. i only spent a short time because my father was posted back to england. however i met great friends a girl by the name of kathleen coll and yvette carver. it should not be hard to remember me because i was one of the two coloured girls in the house. hope you guys are ok i live in the caribbean girls we got alot to talk about.

Irma Wells (H73-74)

25 Oct 2008

Just found the website going through all messages and recognised a few name. as most said memory failing. Cannot remember the house i was in but remember some very special people in my dorm gillian harridence, eileen latham, terry pellow, remember small record player middle of room, aint no mountain high enough, gillian i remember visiting you home and meeting your family fab weekend, eileen well what a great friend, we lived near each other and had several friends, tony h, peter and steven winning, great times if any body remembers me please send e mail. best wishes to all who attended windsor high school great times. oh yes nearly forgot miss england i think it was red sports car she used to drive it under barriers we thought she was soo cool. My brother was at boys school Ian Jones

Anne Miller (Jones) (B70-72)

26 Oct 2008

Hi Senga, I remember you but don't know if you will remember me?

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

27 Oct 2008

I was at Windsor Boys School from January 1963 until January 1965. In Balmoral House, house number B114. Weekly pocket money Dm1.50 if I remember correctly. House Master Mr Jolliffe.

Christopher Hill (B63-65)

28 Oct 2008

It's been quite a while since I last happened on this site, and was delighted to see my subs were up to date! I couldn't find mention of the next 'do' so would love to be enlighted on the prospect of another Newbury! Now live in splendid isolation up a hill in Tuscany happily watching my olive trees preparing to produce the worlds finest Oil. Happy to entertain if you are ever passing twixt Arezzo, Siena and Florence! But we take a bit of finding!

John Eustace (M59-62)

30 Oct 2008

re Christopher Hill I think I remember you as you can see our house numbers were not far apart.As for Mr Jolliffe all I got from him was a sore arse (slipper).I was in dorm 111

Paul Roper (B112) (B63-64)

30 Oct 2008

Hello again John Eustace - I might take you up on your offer!! Best wishes.

John Fielding (B61-69)

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