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1 Sep 2008
Hello all, Sorry
for the delay in responding, but my wife and I have just gotten back
from seeing our eldest daughter off to her first Semester at University
(I'm too young for this, I tell you!). I sent Mr. Fox an email separately,
but my kids (both girls; 14 and 18, by the way) are quite certain that
he has remembered the wrong student!
Hey Madlyn! I got an email from your brother Dan a couple of years back,
but he never responded to my reply, so I figure that either my or his
email spam filters got carried away or I responded to a bad email address
or something. If you will send me his current contact info, I will try
it again. I also heard from Tom and Anne Holliday, but it has been quite
a while since we were last in contact. My brothers Gregg and John and
our sister Beth are all doing great; all married and all with loads
of children (it's a total zoo when we try to get everyone in the family
together under one roof).
I also remember you Graham and thanks for the kinds words about us "Yanks".
From my perspective, I definitely feel that we got the better end of
the BFES bargain. My family are sick and tired of hearing me extoll
the virtues of my Windsor education! And, of course, they remain absolutely
convinced to this day that I have invented the concept of a hair or
uniform inspection as a scare tactic! Ahhh, those were the days!
And not to forget Mr. Hearn as well! How I remember those long, painful
(for you, not me!) sessions in the Maths block. I must admit, though,
I think that I can still remember my multiplication tables, so your
efforts were not necessarily all in vain...
It's so great to hear from people that I knew at the "Old School"
after all these years. The good news for me is that you lot are all
so much older now that (most of) the really stupid things that I did
back then have long been forgotten (I hope :-). Keep those cards and
Wil Oxford (C71-77)
1 Sep 2008
Please contact me if you know me.
Helen Jones (H79-82)
2 Sep 2008
Hi, I remember
you Nat Tanner. We used to play for Edinburgh House rugby with Paul
Sambrook, Ady Cummings, and a few other names which i've forgotten over
the years! would be great to catch up with some more of the late 70's
and early 80's people at the next reunion. Remember some other names
too and if anyone remembers me, then please get in touch.
John Falcus (E78-81)
to all former WGS students. Those were the days. I remember WGS with
fondness. I was at WGS with my sister Brigid between 1973 and 1975.
My Dad was Padre Cooling. It would be great to hear from anyone who
remembers us, especially Nina Ball. Lost touch with her a long time
ago and would love to see her again. Thanks and hope you are all getting
on well. Just saw a post from Wil Oxford. You probably wont remember
me . Hello! I knew Denny and Brian Barlow also, friends of yours I think.
How are you? Love Tessie
Cooling Edwards (B73-75)
3 Sep 2008
Hi to anyone who
may know me or my sister Shirley, both from Edinburgh House. I remember
a few names and faces from previous reunions and look forward to catching
up at the next one. I married a Windsor boy and we often have a laugh
at the times we had at school! Look forward to catching up with Rob
Overd and Andy Q very soon. Think i know you Helen Jones. Did you go
to Derby Middle before WGS? Or the discos at Blacker Bks in Osnabruck?
Did you have blond hair? Anyway, if anyone remembers me, please get
Alison Falcus (Olde)
3 Sep 2008
Its been a while
since my last post on the site. I was due to leave the forces in April
however Im still wearing green and am posted just outside Salisbury
for the next 2 years. I recognise a few names that have been posted,
but to be honest there seems to be less and less people from the 1980`s
leaving messages. If anyone remembers me please post a message on the
Rod Whitworth (B80-82)
to all does anyone remember me get in touch if you do.
Will, I must say that your short note did provoke a reaction of gratitude
to WBS.I am sure that we all had our favourite and impressionable techers
depending upon personal dynamics, however I am sincerely indebted to
Mr.Fox and Mr Carey. Their impact has had a sustained influence to a
lesser or greater extent, on why or who I am.I can still recall an awakening
from my educational slumber. You could find things out by looking them
up!!!That was/is a marvelous underated skill.Together with 'Jesus Christ
Superstar'...'Whats the buzz tell me what is happening....', the monumental
kindness of Mr Carey, patience and encouragement all encased in a lot
of 'class'. Our children are about the same age. Gemma and Sam. Gemma
works in Dubai with Emirtates Airlines, and Sam is still at Uni, (although
he plans to work in Aspen on the ski slopes @$4.00 an hour!!!!)I think
he drinks a days work in an hour! In some ways I ahve the best and the
worst of jobs. In Victoria SE Australia, we are advised that there are
400 (no typo, 400 langauges spoken). Croation and Serbs,Jews and Arabs,
Afghans and Americans all seem to co exist effectively well. That is
the multi cultural theme works in Australia, although there is deep
shame attached to the handling of Aborigines. It is in that context
that I operate. Frankston is the court house in which I sit. The juridiction
is limited to 5 years jail(same time as I spent at WBS). Although Australia
is suffering a little re world downturn, it is sustained by a resources
boom in Western Australia. So my juridiction is Frankston. It is a veryAnglo
world with a lot of upset who have not 'made' it. Prob' the capital
of stabbing incidents. Most if not all are alcohol fuelled. 1616 road
fatalities in Aus last year. For every one death there are 10 who are
permanently maimed (whether that be brain damage or not). Having to
deal with that case load I do appreciate the tools provided to me by
Mr Fox and Carey and I did appreciate the cosmopolitan approaches to
life that WBS offered. Literally I must now move to the Bench and deal
with more crime.Anyway I have the reasonance of 'Concordia' to assist.
Thanks agian. Or as they say in Oz...Good on you!!
Graham Keil (B71-76)
5 Sep 2008
I can't believe
it Geoff Gravener after all these years? We knocked around together
for a couple of years in Marlborough and back in Osnabruck, then I met
Denise, who is now my wife. I calmed down a bit and you went on to become
slightly more wild than I ever was. Hope you have settled now mate and
life is good for you?
Scot Innes (M73-76)
Anyone else in the sixth form remember doing your level best to stay
at the Girls school for lunch? And stockpiling bread for the toaster
back at the dorm
Dennis Reeves (E78-81)
9 Sep 2008
Hello Rod, thought
I would reply to your note as it was only posted a few days go. Haven't
posted any thing on here for quite a while. Not many of the 80's crew
seem to post messages, perhaps they just read them. Perhaps you could
email me, I would love to catch up on what you have been up to. On another
note I remember the food like it was yesterday the hot chocolate and
cakes, and the saturday & sunday breakfast in bed, we would race
to breakfast pick up bacon in a roll and race back to the dorm and bed.
Andrea Kean nee
13 Sep 2008
HI i was in caernarvon
house from 74-77 my three brothers were in balmoral Mike Paul and Rob.
I am looking for Sharon Bellchambers Janette Sims/carlin and would love
to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Christine Wilson (C74-77)
16 Sep 2008
hello scott remember
well. ime doing ok now living in spain building swimming pools,but took
a while to settle down. i cant believe i was told not to come back to
school. never looked back.
Geoff Gravener (M71-74)
19 Sep 2008
Cathy Adams and
I have just spent a few days catching up after sporadic contact since
leaving school. It had been 28 years since we had seen each other and
ver two days owhat giggles and memories hdid we share along with a racous
phone call with Dave Edmondson very late in the evening after one sherbet
too many! So to all of you out there that post messages or send the
odd text message but but get jittery about meeiting up with old friends;
DON'T. If you are only a short (or maybe long) journey away from each
other, sieze the bull by the horns and meet up. It's wonderful, reliving
old memories is great but so is getting to know each other as adults,
and trust me you won't regret it......
Kelly Roberts (E77-81)
20 Sep 2008
Hi every one. I
do not come on the site very often, but I am trying to contact anyone
from 1974 to 1977. It's Chris Epps here, I was in Balmoral from the
dates mentioned and I just wanted to say hello & catch up really.
Nic Cuthbertson, I have lost your details I'm afraid but was saddened
to hear about your loss. Hope you and the girls are keeping ok. I know
some 30 years have now past but memories of the old school and RAF Laarbruch
still come flooding back on occasion. They were really 3 of the best
years of my life. Anyway before I gabble on, hope to hear from someone
who may remember little old me.
Chris Epps (B74-77)
21 Sep 2008
Can't believe Kelly
Roberts posted a message with so many spelling mistooks!!!! Up until
recently Kelly was a P.A. to a chief executive(with a fairly good brain,her,
not him!!!) Unfortunately, Kelly had a rather long spell in hospital
with an illness called Viral Encephalitis, not to be recommended! Her
short term memory is shot to ****, but her long term memory is fab,
so beware! With true windsor style, the patient in the next bed to her
was a windorsite,(not sure what house, but could remember CONCORDIA
words) how bizarre, but was really good for both of them! So for future
reference, doesn't matter where you are or where you go,there's always
someone from Windsor not far from you!!! If anyone has a moment to spare
please have a look at the encephalitis website
www.encephalitis.info P.S Kelly is catching up on her typing skills!
Still suprised at the lack of messages from late 70's early 80's people
23 Sep 2008
I went to windsor
girls in, I think it was 79' to 81. My brother was Bruno Maddran and
sister is Gina Maddran, as you may guess, my name is Patty Maddran
Patty Maddran (?79-81)
24 Sep 2008
I have returned to this site after a long absence. I was moving offices
and came across my old Windsor material and enjoyed a long coffee break
reading those old Concordia magazines. I have the Edinburgh House year
photo for 71 (or 72?) on my notice board and often reflect on what everyone
else is now doing?
26 Sep 2008
Hi, If anybody out
there remembers me, drop me a line.
Ray Ovenden (M69-74)
28 Sep 2008
Hi Kelly, And thanks
Julie for keeping us updated, sorry to hear you have been unwell....hope
recovery goes well. I am very aware of the condition, worked with several
people in my time with same diagnosis. So you met up with Cathy, you
will have to send me her number and yours by way, have been to York
many times, usually every couple of months...so ill pop in and see you,
drive you mad,might even bring some choccies and flowers...i'll think
about it lol but until then, get well soon and hopefully i will see
u soon. Hello to Chris D, Steph S, Angie and Maz B, Sheryl B. Much love
to all Chrisxx
27 Sep 2008
Thanks Chris, You
may recall me, but I certainly remember you. The name rang a little
bell however when you said little 'ol me, that secured it. Thirty years
is a long time!! Hopefully they have been good to you and that the best
are still to come.
Graham Keil (B71-76)
29 Sep 2008
Just been having a look at
the messages, sorry to hear of your illness Kelly I hope your recovery
goes well. Hope you are well also Julie and thanks for letting us know.
Hello to everyone one else who might remember me especially Chris Lancaster,
Angie & Maz Barnard, Julie Tibbs, Jackie & Sheryl Blackmore,
Chris Duxbury and anyone I might have missed.
Steph Southall (B78-80)
29 Sep 2008
Message to Kelly Roberts,
sorry to hear that you have been so ill, hope you are now well on the
road to recovery. My other half and I have moved up to the West coast
of Lancashire now so I will hopefully be able to pop over and visit
you sometime in the near future, I lived in York for a couple of years
before dad was posted to Germany so should hopefully be able to find
my way, if not I'll let the old Traffic Master do it for me. I will
get in touch as soon as I'm properly settled, take care of yourself.
Also a big hello to Chris L, Angie and Maz B, Steph S, Julie R and anyone
else that I may have forgot. Hope to see you all at the next Reunion.
Chris Duxbury (B78 - 80)
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