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1 June 2009

I remember you from Marlborough 60's crew , I was one of the four "Benny's" younger brother to Ralph Bennett.You are right about the fond memories , compusory Chapel , I ended up in the choir , cos I liked the purple robe you got to wear , it really suited me (Hmmmm). Are you still in contact with any old Marlborough House Boys from that era . I have lost touch with everyone from those days. Would like to contact a couple of me old mates.. RSVP.....Benny Bennett

Jim Bennett (M63-68)

2 June 2009

Hi Mike Downey ....I just looked at my last msg. & realised I did not address it to anybody ...lol !!! It was a response to your msg.!! My memories of W.B.S. are a little vauge now , but my memory at the mo is absolutely rubbish......forgive the lapse plz. Now what was I saying.

Jim Bennett (M63-68)

2 June 2009

James Bennett....of course I remember you too! I was one of the prefects that turned your lights off at 9 and then kicked you out of bed for roll call at 7! At one time I was able to recite the roll call of names but alas it's now slipped my memory. I seem to remember only two Bennett's though! Other names I remember include Phil Stafford, Dirk Matthews and perhaps you may remember my brother Robert (2 years younger than me). He was in the CCF which I believe you were too! Pass on my best wishes to your brother, Ralph!

Mike Downey (M65-68)

4 June 2009

Anmari Trigona, are you in Canada? Get in touch if possible, would love to hear from you!!

Maureen Nolan (H63-67)

5 June 2009

Just saw a message from Mo Nolan - how are you, Mo? And how is Tessa? I lost touch with her when you all went back to the UK - would love to hear from her.

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

5 June 2009

How great to see two more names I recognise from our era - Mo Nolan and Annmarie Trigona. Like Pam, hope you are all well and love to hear from any of you. We're gearing up for a bit of a reunion ourselves, down here in Oz.

Dave Naylor (H64-67)

6 June 2009

Would like to hear from old friends from WBS/WGS. Thanks

Bailey Mundy (M66-71)

6 June 2009

Hello & welcome to Bailey Mundy... Is that THE Bailey Hamilton Mundy 111 (the third...) A name for some reason that has stuck in a dusty corner of my brain for all this time.. A citizen of the US or Canada as I recall? If it is you and not some other Mundy we certainly knew each other and am reasonably sure you were a contemporary of mine (same classes etc) I was tall, ginger hair, gangly and probably a twat... ring any bells? Anyway leaping slightly sideways.. I notice that a get together for the 70's crew is happening in York soon.. When I left WBS in '68 my father was posted to Rawcliffe about 1 mile from your hotel in Poppleton. Because I had been doing ok when I left WBS I got put into the local Grammar school where I mixed with the offspring of the executives of Rowntree's and Terry's the local chocolate factories and for some reason they all seemed to live in Upper and Nether Poppelton and as I recall were referred to as 'The chocolate Knobs' It didn't take long for the Grammar School to realise I was about 2 years and 5 subjects behind them so they booted me out to the local Secondary Modern school which supplied the manual workers for the chocolate factories... Anyway I had a splendid year or so in York and do get into town for a look around if you can.. some very pretty streets around the Minster.. Rather like Canterbury for those of us who live below the Mason-Dixon Line. Regards

Moe Chamberlain (E65-68)

8 June 2009

Just a short note to say what a great time we had in York at the mini reunion this weekend.
There was also a couple of ladys (sorry, forgot names, it's the age you know!) from the late 60's early 70's, and weven a lovely couple from the 50's who came over from Hull. Well done to Cecelia and Sarah, job well done! One last thing, is there going to be an official reunion as previously held in Newbury soon??? Nic

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

8 June 2009

great time in york, good to see andy,dave paschal,tony mark andeveryone else,to many by name,but thanks for yet another good reunion,nice to see one from the 50s there aswell.bring on the big one, lets get this one posted early so we can sort out early,time off. thanks john

John Cheetham (E75-80)

8 June 2009

I'm looking for Wendy Gregory E71-74 and Linda Dawson E68-74 I have been a boyfriend from Linda in 1971

Hans-Walter (B68-74)

8 June 2009

I would also like to thank the lasses for organising this event. I had a great w/end.
On another note does anybody have a copy of Concordia 1979, a pdf copy is fine or any other sort of copy would be great.

Jed Bottomley (B77-80)

8 June 2009

Great to see so many people in York for the mini reunion! Even better to see how many people are still in touch! Lovely to see the couple from Hull (the motor homers), who were there at Windsor in the 50's. It was a great weeekend, hope the Oz reunion is as much fun for you all!

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

8 June 2009

Hya to ah the folks that made York reunion @ the weekend and thank u ah for a great time,the effort and ah the laffs we had 2gether.( u wer ah a gr8 crowd n full eh fun x ) Aye i think that it will be gr8 to get the big yin rolling soon as poss for next year for 50s,60s,70s n 80s ..hopefully Newbury again !!! Can i just say a special thanx to ah the committee who have helped keep this site goin cos if it wisnae for them we would never of had the contact we ah have and managed to get last weekend rollin so thanx again to u all and keep up the good work :) take care CC xxx

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

9 June 2009

What a night, early June back in 2009....lol....Think a good night was had by all...what killed me was lack of sleep and then driving down M1 towards Brighton in hazardous weather conditions....i had to keep kicking myself to stay awake, thanks to Chris Duxbury for sharing room, nice to be reunited with Dawn Shrives, Kelly Roberts and Chris Law make execellent dance partners lol...Wendy, Mich, Steph etc etc ..hi to you all and to the lads, thanks for great weekend.....One question..where was Maz Barnard, Sheryl Blackmore, Michelle Bradbury..we missed you guys..hopefully we can get together sooner rather than later and have a blast..cheers for now..work beckons...oh the reality of life lol.......

Chris Harrison (B76-80)

9 June 2009

Always interesting to read these messages and spot names from a past era! Not sure if many or any people remember me but people tend to remember my face rather than my name. Still...Bill will remember me as we were in the same dorm (14 I think) for a year Out of curiosity, I wondered how many people live in Essex or close by? I mailed this a couple of years back....but I have a small collection of original photos (Caernarvon House) that I can mail to anyone who wants a copy. Or...if someone knows how, they can be posted on this site. Cheers everyone....

Tony Jobber (C62-67)

Yes Tony of course I do, wonder what happened to the rest of the dorm... As to the pics, I am working on a project to increase the facilities of this site - watch this space...... BillC

9 June 2009

Hi all Windsorsjust found this website and staight away i got my old photo album out & found some old pics & some of them might be one of you, i have some first names & some with surnames so here goes,for all the crazy Bay City Rollers fans there was Coleen Andrews, Wendy from scotland, Jo, Darlene, Angie Smith, then some of the boys Trevor McArdle and another lad who was his mate with blond hair, sorry but i think you might have been called nic not 100% tho,and yes i have have photos of all of u. i was Alison Dyson please get in touch if you remember me

Alison Dyson (C72-76)

10 June 2009

Thanks to everyone who attended the mini reunion in York this last weekend, it was great to see everyone again and everybody had a fab time. Sorry not to see Maz and Angie Barnard, Sheryl and Jackie Blackmore, Julie Tibbs and many others. Does any of the committee members have any idea when the next big reunion is and where it is likely to be held? I can't wait, missing everyone already. CC don't forget to visit, I'll keep your room ready and a bottle of plonk chilled, bring Joannie with you. Well got to go, hubby is hungry and he's forgotten where the kitchen is again. Take care.

Chris Duxbury (B78 - 80)

10 June 2009

Had a good weekend at York. Thankyou to Cecelia and Sara for organising the re-union. Hello to Chris Lancaster, Chris Duxbury, Kelly and Julie Roberts, Mich Hall, Wendy Duncan, Cecelia Begley, Tina Kirby and anyone I have forgotten. It was good to see you all, look forward to the next one.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

10 June 2009

Hi everyone, sounds like you all had a really great weekend in York. Sorry Christine, wasn't that I didn't want to go, already had plans for last weekend otherwise I would have been there! Looking forward to finding out when the next big one will be? Hope everyone is doing well and you all got home ok!! Take care, Sheryl x

Sheryl Blackmore (B74-79)

10 June 2009

Hi Bill Craswell, Just noticed that the shires classic bike show is on 25th July at Bishops Cleeve. That's up your way, any chance you will be going, if so I could meet you up there. Any other windsor bikers up that way? regards

John Fisher (H65-68)

Hello John - good idea, anyone interested?

11 June 2009

York Re-union. We are the couple from Hull that attended the re-union on 6th June. Mike Conboy from Caernarvon 1954-57. We had a great time. Can't remember a lot of names but everyone made us feel very welcome. Have some photos from this era if anyone is interested. Hope to meet you again at the next one.

Mike Conboy (C54-57)

13 June 2009

The Windsor Society Membership List has been updated today.
Don't forget to send me any address changes, etc.

Doug Pruden (membership secretary) (S62-63)

15 June 2009

Hello everyone, well I arrived at York at 13.00 hrs and had lunch until booking in at 14.00. When I enquired about the reuinion the receptionist was vague and said "Oh the boys are in town and the girls have gone shopping." We hung around the bar looking lost with no Signage for the reunion until we decided to go to the Pub that the receptionist mentioned. When I said to the receptionist I thought taxi's were booked to take us to Flares at 20.00 hrs, she looked up and said "computer says no". We arrived at the Pub and were greeted by a disembarkation party from HMS York, - nice polite bunch of Mariners yet no signs or any hint of Windsor Society. In the end we trawled around York and found some nice pubs. Flares was not my cup of tea having walked up to the outside to be met by York's youth throwing up so we walked away. I hope to attend a future Windsor reunion, can't say the missus was that impressed.

Steve Pleasance (E71-74)

15 June 2009

Steve P, I'm sorry you got all the way to York and then didn't get to meet with anyone and that your experience wasn't too good. Thing is, it was really an informal reunion organised off the cuff, hence no signage, hotel staff not up too speed and on and on... I know Flares doesn't look like much from the outside (if truth be told it's not 5 star on the inside), but those of us in there had a great time and I hope that you have a better experience at the next reunion, be it a Society organised one or otherwise.

Kelly Roberts (E71-81)

15 June 2009

Really sorry to hear that Steve! We were in the bar at the hotel,and the taxi's did leave at 7.30 onwards to Flares, Yes HMS York were in town. Apolgies if you encountered a bad expereince,certainly wasn't the Windsor crew! Hope this hasn't put you off? and hope you make the next reunion!

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

16 June 2009

Thanks to everyone at the reunion, it takes a lot off effort in arranging a night out. enjoyed flares the hats and ties were good fun good job some one remembered how to do a real windsor knot. My sister and i had a fab time, it was our first reunion we did not know anyone who was going to be there however, everyone was really friendly and made us feel welcome.

Kim Nixon (H76-78)

18 June 2009

Hi Steve, also sorry you "missed" the York reunion! I got to the hotel at 1230 and found a group of lads in the bar area. I only new 1 guy and 1 girl from the whole reunion. However, we went to town at about 1pm and returned at around 7pm. Taxi's picked us up between 7 and 8 and we went to Flares. With you on the look of the place, and when we first went in (it was empty!) I thought we were on a looser! However, by 1000pm you couldnt move, and our own privatly arranged VIP area was a godsend. If you had of asked at the door you would have been fast tracked by the puking youth and joined us. Tell your misus it'll be different next time and I promise it will be. Bill and Doug, any updates on a Newbury style reunion, possibly 2010...........

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

20 June 2009

A Reminder for Posters ...........

This site contains no advertising or statistical collection of any kind, we do not dump cookies on your computer. The site hosting has to be paid for out of Windsor Society funds, (design and day to day running is done on a purely voluntary basis), to encourage people to join we do not allow contact to be made via the visitors book by non-members.

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This is to encourage people to join the society, please note phrases like "I am on Facebook" or "you can get me on Friends Reunited" contravene this rule.

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Some news -

Janice Moser has agreed to take responsibilty for producing and also posting the newsletter out to members twice a year, she will need lots of material for it so please get your stories in. Anything interesting to members be it from the old days or up to date stories about what you are up to now will be much appreciated. You can send your article to me billc@btinternet.com and I will pass them to Janet. A newsletter has been prepared will be sent out soon.

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

22 Jun 2009

If there are people out here that remember me or my brother Shane, then we would be interested to know> having looked back over some of the postings I think that there will be...Ian Mynott, Scott and Denise Innes, Geoff Hearn to name just a few. Having just come across the site whilst idling on the internat one day and wondering what had become of my last dorm mate at Windsor (Scott Innes)> Finding the site did stir some memories and emotions!

Neil Barnes (M72-76)

23 June 2009

Neil and Shane Barnes..I sort of remember you both. You were in the years above me, wasnt Shane the older brother?

Tony Reilly (M73-76)

24 June 2009

Neil Barnes, I have waited years to see your name appear on here. How are you and Shane doing? Denise and I are still together and have twin girls aged 18.

Scot Innes (M72-76)

24 June 2009

Well John Cheetham, Sorry to reply to your message so late . Yes to your question, the same Nigel Alvin Tanner who's sister, Julie, did the Pink FLoyd stunt. Julie lives in Lincoln and I live in sunny Surrey, married with two kids.

Nigel (nat) Tanner (E76-80)

24 June 2009

Hi all, Sounds like the reunion was great fun, really sorry we missed it but we were on hols in Turkey. When and where's the next one. Great to see so many people turned up and by the sounds of it there were alot of new (old) faces!! Hi to Chris H, Steph S, Chris D, Kelly R, Denise, Jackie, Sheryl and of course Julie and Claire Morgan in sunny Oz (sorry if I've forgotton any one, still in holiday mode). Hope to see you all soon. Maz and Kim xx

Maz Barnard (B76-79)

25 June 2009

Scott /Tony nice to have a reply. Yes Shane is the elder! We now both live in Stratford upon Avon and enjoy good health, both married with family. I have 3 boys 23,24,25. Once I get my pack through and pay my subscription i will get your contact details and catch up in more detail.

Neil Barnes (M72-76)

25 June 2009

Glad to hear things have worked out well for you. We live in Colchester, Essex. It would be good to hear more from you. Over the years I have met up with Nigel James, Shippo, Al Copley, Paddy Hawkins, Ian Mynott, Pete Lambert and quite a few others that you will no doubt remember at the reunions. Geoff Hern has been to a reunion and Jack Worrall. Mr Hern had not changed a bit and is as charming as ever (thought I would write that cause I know he is a regular reader). Speak soon

Scot Innes (M72-76)

26 June 2009

When i awoke this morning i was greeted by terrible news of death of Micheal Jackson...I always remember "off the wall" album, so much apart of school days and life at Windsor.....even danced to a few tracks in flares nightclub in York...it just feels so sad...but as the saying goes...his music will live on and he can rest in eternal peace, god bless him and his family. On another note...hi to Maz and Kim and yes it was a blinder, a real good weekend, se we should see you at next one??? ok must dash, have to sweep garden before hubby gets home, can't really complain its my only contribution to garden upkeep lol, bye for now Chrisxx

Chris Harrison (B76-80)

28 June 2009

Neil, We live in Brum..have done for 13 years. Three kids 25, 22 and 20 and one grandchild. Still in touch with Nige Murray, Kev Springate, Monti Powell and Steve Graham plus a host of others. Got to speak to Mr Kitchen and Ted Wick before they passed away which was great

Tony Reilly (M73-76)

30 June 2009

Hello All, it’s been some time since I have visited the site, apologies to Keith Moralee as unable to attend the reunion in York, but hope that a great time was had by all, but hope to attend the next reunion. I still remember vividly the ‘days of Windsor’, the loud whistling sound for the roll call in Marlborough whilst Sandringham House had a distinct bell sound , and carrying of the heavy coco urn down the path , jumping on the sofa, and acting ‘paddling’ to the theme music of Hawaii- 5-O, and being late for CCF and Vizos. Lost touch with many of the friends I made. Best wishes John Hamlet (middle of 3 brothers)

John Hamlet (M79-81)

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