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1 Apr 2009

Hi Scott, Sara has the full list of everybody who is going to York. Its nothing on the scale of full reunions, but we intend to have a great time. The invitation is open to all teachers, and Mr Hern would be most welcome - as long as you dont test me on any maths stuff sir!!! The more the merrier, so sign up and come along. Looking forward to meeting you Bill. Scott, I've lost your number, please give me a call! Hope things are ok with you and Denise? Be great to buy you a pint in York!

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

4 Apr 2009

Well it appears it is all coming together in York, such a great central location,and it seems since the first time i chose and spoke to hotel, things have really moved on. Thanks go to sara especially for taking lead and cecelia for starting and julie roberts for helping out too. So if you havnt listed yourselves yet nows the chance to do so.....i always find reunions a good laff but strange in a way coz you remember each other as 16 or 17 year olds but meet up as 40 something imaginng we are all the same people, when in fact there is so much water under the bridge..spose catching up is the fun part? Looking forward to seeing al there. cheers for now Chris

Christine Harrison (B76-80)

4 Apr 2009

I have just read a mail from my old mate Rob Walker who I first met at RAF Larbruck when we were about 13yrs old (save you doing the maths - appx 40 yrs ago!). What a wonderful surprise to find you on the net after all these years. Have you heard from any of the gang? I noticed you were enquiring about Lindsey Naylor - have you heard from him or any of the others? Send me a mail, I would love to hear from you.

Phil Vipond (C68-70)

8 Apr 2009

Hi all, not long now to our little mini reunion in York, really looking forward to it and to seeing everyone again. Would like to see a few more names on the list so come on, all the info is on the message board. If you don't go I think you will miss out on a great weekend. A big hello to Chris Harrison, Steph and Sharon Southall, Maz and Angie Barnard, Sheryl Blackmore and sister (I'm ashamed to say I've forgotten your name, it's an age thing), Kelly and Julie Roberts, Cecelia Begley, Sara Mac, Dave Edmonds, John and Ali Falcus, Andy and Sue Youngs and anyone else I've forgotten. My email address has changed, If you contact Bill Craswell he will let you have my new one. Take care and see you soon.

Chris Duxbury (B78-80)

8 Apr 2009

Just want to say Hi to all who may know or remenber me.Chris Im sorry I deleted your mail before even getting around to reading it.Please mail me again. I was in Hamm today with my son and decided to visit WBS.Shock horror, to my dismay I found out that the town of Hamm sold the land and privateinvestors have now started demolishing WBS. The cinema assembly hall and parts of the main building and Arts dept have gone.I made a few pics but cannt load them up if anyone is interested. WGS is still in good nick though. End of an epoch!!!!! Sorry I brought bad news

Paul(budgie)Falcus (E77-80)

9 Apr 2009

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the partial demolition of WBS MT Block and the Main Assembly Hall.

Ex-inmates of a sensitive nature don't need to look at the pics shown on this site.

http://galerie.wa-online.de/main.php?g2_itemId=163602&g2_page=1


Phil McGregor (C73-76)

9 Apr 2009

If they are knocking WBS down I will get over and have a look. Am only 1 hour away.

Steve Graham (B74-77)

10 Apr 2009

Hi i was just looking at the wed site and was thinking about the 1st 15 Rugby team. There used to be a visiting team that came across from the UK that we played - but i have forgotten the name of the team. One of the Balmoral lads went there after WBS ? Walsh. Can anyone put some more meat on these bones?

Colin Keil (B71-74)

12 Apr 2009

Hi from an 'oldie' (1954 - 1958) not many of us around!! Have looked through site: thinking of joining - does anyone remember me?

Ellen Gill (Geyer) (S54-58)

13 Apr 2009

Hi from an 'oldie' (1954 - 1958) not many of us around!! Have looked through site: thinking of joining - does anyone remember me?Stumbled across this site whilst doing some research. Recognized a few names and faces (from the photographs), Dave Hodgson, Brian Bethnal, Derek Neale and Jehanghar Khan to name a few. Brought back some fantastic memories of the old place.

Ralph Snape (B63-68)

13 Apr 2009

I noticed a posting from Ralph Snape I do remember your name a year or two above me.I remember playing football in the gym with you when you broke your ankle.there are not many postings from the 60's memories are getting fainter but some good times were had especially going over the wall to the pub down the road.

Ray Wilson (B63-68)

14 Apr 2009

Hi Ralph I remember you from 'good old windsor days', do you remember me? My brother was Ian Pulford and was in the Balmoral too, sadly he passed away at the end of last year. Before he died he was very active on this site and he also sent me some photos, one of which included a photo of you it was the Balmoral soccer team. Hope life has been good to you.

Maureen Press (B63-67)

14 Apr 2009

Colin, I think they were from the Christopher Wren school in London

Sean Cockroft (H74-76)

14 Apr 2009

Hello Maureen, Please accept my sincere condolences on Ian’s passing. It is finding out such sad news that makes me regret that I did not find this site sooner and therefore missed the opportunity remember the good (and bad) times with former school friends. The grey matter is not what it used to be but I do remember Ian. Sadly, and it is my loss, I cannot yet place you Maureen but give it time. I would be interested in the Balmoral soccer team photograph if you have a scanned copy. Thanks for asking, life has brought its great rewards but with some desperately sad times. Nevertheless I hope, even with Ian’s passing, life has treated you well since the heady days at WBS & WGS.

Ralph Snape (B63-68)

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA REUNION 2009 - *SEPTEMBER

A reminder for those who read the earlier post 15 Feb 2009 & for those who are reading for the first time

The proposed Sydney Reunion 2009 is now underway, we are now 8 - 10 ex Windsors working toward a gathering in *September 2009, the venue suggested is The Vibe Hotel - North Sydney location www.vibehotels.com.au Suggested September 11 - 13 ( Friday afternoon check in - Sunday Check out) for those of you who are travelling in from interstate or overseas and might like to take in the wonderful sights or playground that Sydney has to offer......from Cultural pursuits, taking in the Arts, Night Sail on the Harbour in a large yacht is magical or even Hells Angels bike ride around Bondi Beach for those who need a bigger buzz !

For those not familiar with Sydney, this venue (Vibe) is extremely well located for most of what Sydney has to offer, it's only 15 mins from Sydney Airport, trains, buses within minutes from the door, and for those who love to be on foot -

some very pretty walks to be had http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2267-cremorne-point-foreshore-walk.asp

or North Sydney Olympic pool for the water babies http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2148-about-the-olympic-pool.asp

To make this happen I need your commitment / feed back in order to arrange / speak to the hotel re bookings etc - alternatively you may prefer to stay in accomodation of your own choice. From previous feedback regarding the success of a reunion, being under one roof is more convenient and cohesive I am assured

Look forward & need to hear from anyone else who might be thinking about attending , I will be only too happy to answer any questions or suggestions - I am Sydney based and know the place quite well.....so have factored in convenience, safety and overall costs

Pam Fielding (Ella ) (C62-64)



* actual date to be confirmed

Great idea Ella - come on you Antipodeans - get this going and I may put in a personal appearance - Bill C

15 Apr 2009

Hi all, especially those of you who remember me. Sad to hear about Coldiz. Was in H77-80 1st & 2nd year had to leave 3rd. Be nice to hear from anyone who remembers me, or trying to forget me. Just found out about this site and now trawling through years of messages.

Thomas Torrance (H77-80)

16 Apr 2009

Great work Pam - we'll definitely be there!!

Dave Naylor (H64-67)

17 Apr 2009

Thanks Pam, Those dates are ok.I will be travelling up on Saturday though. Two weeks later would be better. However I will fit in with the majority. Regards

Graham Keil (B110) (B71-75)

18 Apr 2009

Hi Marita, Nice to hear from you, I have often wondered how you are and thought you would be in Canada, I remember your Dad was Canadian and your Mum like mine German. I never forget when your Mum's chihuahua escaped from her coat and ran around the assembly hall on our cinema night, and had trouble catching it. I met Lorna and also Kathy O'Shea and a few others on one of the reunions. My brother Pat saw your message, I am a lapsed member. I live in Berkshire, and have done for 34 years. Hope to hear from you again. Regards Mary Docherty

Mary Murray (C66-70)

19 Apr 2009

Colin - Don't forget St Helen's who came over also to play rugby.

Mark Holder (M73-77)

19 Apr 2009

Hi Pam, sorry I did not reply to your previous 'post' it was a bit too soon after losing Ian. Sorry to say I will not be able to make the dates of the 'oz' reunion as my daughter has decided to get married on 12 September. I know Ian was really looking forward to this reunion, so I hope it all goes as planned and that my thoughts will be with all the those who are able to make it.

Maureen Press (B63-67)

19 Apr 2009

Hi Ralph, will endeavour to get you a scanned photo of the soccer team, my computer 'crashed' just after I sent you the message, but I know Ian's wife has a copy of the photo. Thank you for your kind words about Ian, we all still miss him and always will. Life has treated me very well, my family emigrated to Australia in 1968 where I married an 'aussie' and we had three wonderful children and they have given us two beautiful grandsons. Will keep in touch.

Maureen Press (B63-67)

20 Apr 2009

Hi Maureen, nice to see you are back, would you like to contact me re the reunion dates - would be so good if you could be with us all, especially as Ian had been so keen to get this going Warm wishes, Pam

Pam Fielding (Ella ) (C62-64)

20 Apr 2009

Sammy Cleland!! I found Cosmo WOOP WOOP

Ruby Adams (StJ76-80)

20 Apr 2009

Colin, you may not remember me, but you may remember my brother Guy, the rugby team that came across from the uk was Alasager College Simon Brindley, were you in the school football team that played in the local german league, we also won the cup competision in '74, Steve Hollis was a good friend, i also remember Hugh Scanlon

Roy Bird (B68-74)

20 Apr 2009

Am absolutly amazed at the amount of people who havn't discovered the windsor web site!Have discovered this through Facebook, and am only a beginner on the Web!! Should we be doing more to promote the Windsor web Site? Through Facebook,i discovered an ex windsorite, who i have known, through, my husband since 1996! Bizarre coinsidence! (and very freaky) Should we be promoting the windsor site on a wider scale? I Know it's a vast job, but there are thousands of us out there! Any suggestions?

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

21 Apr 2009

Hi Pam, yes I wll contact you but I will beed your email address as I would like to be at the reunion but just cannot make that date. Cheers Maureen

Maureen Press (B63-67)

I have passed your message on Maureen - BillC

21 Apr 2009

Can you believe this??!! Talk about the Power of The Mind eh?! It was just yesterday (20th) I was thinking about you Ruby "Charlie" Adams as well as Cosmo and the whole 70's Cru, and like Jim "BonnieBeanBoy" Alger, got what I thought could've been your email addresses I'd sent a pic of Jim & his posse, but never heard back, so I guess that particular email wasn't operational anymore. I guess too that it also serves me right for doing the shortcut - lol!! Something told me to go on the site today after such a long absence and there you were, with fantastic news re: my best friend Cosmo!! Supa Sleuth! How did you do it? Many many thanx Charlie, that has truly made my day! Having, trawled the WorldWideWobble for an eternity, the only person featured with her name, was a dance teacher in Hertfordshire - and she didn't look like my pal either - >groan<!! Charlie & Cosmo, we must try and organize a meetup in the very near future - and Cosmo, if you are reading this, I have a confession to make which can and will be swiftly rectified - >ulp!< Message to Bill C: I've got a new-fangled scanner printer business, and had promised to send pix to the main site. This I will now do in earnest, as well as sort out some kind of membership too. And to everyone who remembers me. Big Love to you all! I hope that it's all happening in your world!! Well done again for keeping this fantastic site alive and kicking, as without your dedication and commitment, it would have been almost impossible for such a great and positive situation to emerge... Peace Love & Much Blessings

Sam(my) Cleland (M75-79)

"From The Era of Ankle-Breaking Clod Hoppers, Funky Flared Out Trousers Matched With Dangerous Collared Shirts!!"

22 Apr 2009

hi everyone, just read the message from sammy where are you living now hows the family remeber all them trips with the cases back and forth to school hopefully going to the york reuninon with dawn wont have far to go as we still live in york so hope to make it on the saturday juggling a few arrangements round to fit it in as its dawn and my birthday so would like to spend it with old friends and family will sort something out, would love to hear from anyone who remembers the terrible twins,caroline gillatt has been in contact which was a big surprise havnt heard from her since 82 when she still lived in york

Debbie Johnson (H75-80)

22 Apr 2009

sammy and cosmo! A 70's windsor legend!Hope you catch up with each other, make sure you let everyone else know how you're getting on these days and what you're up to x

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

23 Apr 2009

Hi Pam, dates look good to me

Glyn Johnson E148 (E63-68)

23 Apr 2009

How wonderful to see Cosmo back in the fold, sadly missed and would be great to catch up, where you bin girl?, also note that Debbie has made contact with Caroline Gillat, again, fantastic that the old gang are surfacing, hope to catch up with all in York, not been on the site for a long tiome and great to see it is going strong, looking forward to popping up to York soon

Paul McDermott (M77-79)

24 Apr 2009

Hi Ray, It is good to hear from someone who I remember from Balmoral House. We were also in the house Cricket team; in fact there is a very good photo of us all on “The on-line Windsor Club” web site. From what I remember, going over the wall to the Pub was secondary I think WGS took priority.

Ralph Snape (B63-68)

24 Apr 2009

Hi Mareen, PCs are pestkey things when they misbehave. I have spent a couple of years in Oz working for the Australian Defense Force in Canberra and Williamtown and try and get back as often as I can to visit with friends. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be able to find time to be in Oz for the forthcoming reunion, which is a great shame. Regards and best wishes

Ralph Snape (B63-68)

24 Apr 2009

Ralph good to hear from you,I have some pictures of you that i can forward if you would like Can you send me your email???Glad to hear that you are fit and well,

Ray Wilson (B63-68)

25 Apr 2009

How good is this? Chatted to loads, read even more. Names from the past.Hope to catch up in York on the 5th/6th. (Room already booked.) L8rs xXx

Mark 'Marcus' Shrives (M75-78)

26 Apr 2009

Hello Pam, great idea for a reunion in Sydney. Being a local any dates would suit me, also be good to hear from any early 60s people out there.

Patrick Impey (S62-64)

26 Apr 2009

not touched base for a while. So sad to hear of niel carricks death. Whats happenin celia beggley?

William Henry (H71-74)

27 Apr 2009

To Patrick Impy,The last time that i saw you was on a bus in aldershot,you had just joined the army.You were also in the same class as me.remember ?

Paul Roper (B63-64)

27 Apr 2009

Ralph Snape, Ray Wilson. I have a Balmoral House photo circa 1967 that Ian (Pulford) and I were attempting to add names to - I think you're both in it - can copy to you (and anyone else), if interested.

Robin Anderson (B63-66)

27 Apr 2009

Robin I have some old photos if you want copies i can scan and send by email if you wish. i think that Bill has to organise that for us.

Ray Wilson (B63-68)

28 Apr 2009

Like to hear from anyone between the year dates

George Coughtrey (S61-64)

28 Apr 2009

Hello Paul, I do remember meeting you on the bus in Aldershot, as far as I can work out it was 1965. It wasn't the army but the merchant navy I had just joined. I was at sea for 10 years then I met an aussie girl on a cruise out of Sydney and the rest is history as they say. Have you come across anybody I might know over the years?

Patrick Impey (S62-64)

29 Apr 2009

Hi Ray and Robin; another blast from the past - good to here from you Robin and thanks for the offers of some photo memories which will be most welcome. Regards

Ralph Snape (B63-68)

29 Apr 2009

I would like to say a massive thankyou to all those ex pupils and members of staff who so generously sponsored me for my London marathon attempt this year. i ran this race last Sunday in memory of my Mum, Margaret Kitchen and Dad Peter and am delighted to say that I will have raised over £3000 once I have collected all my sponsorship money in. This is for the Alzheimers Society- a very worthy cause for those of you who have had loved ones affected by this devaststing illness. I am also pleased to say that I surpassed my wildest imagination and actually ran the whole race, finishing in 5 hours and 2 minutes! If anyone fancies joining me next year then please log on and get signed in!!!It is an amazing experience and an occasion not to be missed! Thankyou again to all who sponsored me.

Virginia Street(Kitchen) (M71-79)

30 Apr 2009

Hi All, hope alls been good for you so far this year. William Henry nice to hear from you pal. I just got in contact wi Jeanette last week but only through texing so nae doubt we will have a good blether soon,last time i saw any of u was when you first moved back to civvy street and i stayed the weekend @ your Mams place in Livingston. I was @ William Donaldsons wedding last month and all the laddies were there and Jock Carroll aswell as we're all still in touch its funny how were all the same but sooo much older !!!!!!. I'm going to York @ begining of June for a wee 70's reunion so i'm fair looking forward to that. take care n keep in touch ::

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

 
 
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