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2 May 2009

Andy quigley, I have managed to get our johns fiance,To let him come to york reunion.Mind you he had to get me to ask for him,While he hid behind a door.He keeps stalling with this marriage lark.So i cant tell you how funny it was to watch a short grown man grovel. He will probably try and get me back.But he know i have an ace up my sleeve,With the pictures of them annex boys in edinburgh house.(colin green,john palmer,john of course,but the guy who took pic?). By the way john i will be taking the pics to york. p.s. julie roberts i hope you and your sister are not hiding paper bags with bottles in,under your table.Wont look good in your home town.see you there

Kev Cheetham (E78-81)

2 May 2009

Oi oi Kev, John tells me he has a laptop now :-) Glad to see he is joining the technological revolution at long last. Tony, Paschal & I will be there on the 6th June. Noddy and David are going too, will be great to see each other again after such a long time. Can't say anything bad about Julie ;-) or I'll be sleeping in the garden!!

Andy Quigley(E76-82)

2 May 2009

Hi im looking for Dawn Bradley would really love to catch up with her and see what she's up to and any one else who remembers me .

Chris Wilson (C74-77)

3 May 2009

Here's is a Facebook link for the York Reunion with all the relevant info.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=74422842298&ref=nf

Andy Quigley(E76-82)

5 May 2009

got this site from ruby adams had to say howdy to all my old mates out there specially sammy "superstar" clelland, who i know is out there somewhere. miss those days so much and feel blessed to have attended windsor girls. tiny mcdermott thanks for the shout out.. really hope everyones okay out there ande cant wait to see some old faces when we get round to this reunionxxx

Tracy Walker ..aka Cosmo (M77-79)

5 May 2009

Tracy aka Cosmo, great to see you on the site! lots of people are wondering if you managed to hook up with Sam{my}? Where are you, what are you up to and are you heading to York in June? Would be great to have an update and to see you here in Yorkx

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

6 May 2009

Tracy Walker!! Where on earth have you been? Sammy was a great surprise on here, but you.... It's wonderful that you have finally found the site. I just had the photos out of the '88 reunion the other day and have several photos of you in your blue cotton dungarees with your baby who must be a grown man by now!! Paul McDermott - where the hell have you been hiding? Looks like this reunion thing is gathering momentum and looking forward to seeing all of you that are making the effort to get up to York - here's to a few jars.

Kelly Roberts (E77-81)

7 May 2009

Great to see so many 70's crew posting notes on the site. Mark Shrives, good to hear from you, where have you been hiding all this time? How is Dawn? Kelly Roberts, Sammy and Cosmo how are you all doing? I hope this finds you all well. Enjoy the re-union in York. I'm currently in Germany, but will be busy training to visit sunnier climates, so won't be able to join you for a beer or two. I'll have a few for you over here though. Will be thinking of you all. Best wishes to everyone.

Jim Alger (S77-80)

7 May 2009

Hi all, quick message for anyone attending the 70/80s reunion in York. Sara has asked me to pass on a message that Cosmo needs a lift from anyone travelling oop North. Tracy is in Kent so anyone coming from London area would be handy - any offers?? Looking good for this mini job & really not worth missing!

Keith Moralee (M77-81)

7 May 2009

I have just seen the message from Patrick Impey. I was in dorm 20 for half of the summer term of'63 - my first term, and remember you well. I moved to dorm 3 for the remainder of the term and then to dorm 4 for my other 3 terms before leaving school and venturing into the big wide world. Happy days?.........maybe! Good to hear from someone of that era, it seems to be all 70's and 80's recently. My daughter emigrated to Oz many years ago (Perth) and would never come back. Perhaps you could remind me of some of the others who were dorm mates. I remember David Ennis. Nice to know you are well and living in a nice part of the world. Let's hear from more of you early 60's mob!

John Bartlett (S62-63)

9 May 2009

Hi, looking forward to reunion, and yes i will see you Friday afternoon Kelly, gonna leave early morning from Brighton. As for Cosmo, i rang Sarah on Friday to tell her that if Tracey contacts me i am sure we can arrange something out. Cheers for now and see everyone soon.

Christine Harrison (B76-80)

9 May 2009

is patrick impey the football player?in the intermediates sandringham side?the younger of two brothers.i too was in the same team,usually in the subs position.i did however score one goal which i dined on for ages.i remember jim carr being the star player.

George Coughtrey (S61-64)

10 May 2009

Whats going on ? Why are the 70's old school dominating the visitors msg. board . Come on the 60's crew . Get yourselves into gear and lets fill the board with all our memories . Any one out remember the BENNETTS Ralph, James, Peter , David & Christine . We had the time of our lives at that school . Learnt absolutely F.A. but it was an unforgetable experience , if I remember correctly !! Had a great bunch of mates. Been to 2 reunions , the 2000 at Newbury was a goodun . Met a few old mates & former teachers , which was a little wierd , not having to be totally affraid of them , as we were whilst we attended W.B.S. Poor old teachers these days got no power at all. Anyways up come on the 60's old school boys & girls , get typin. Lookin 4ward 2 loggin on next time 2 c all the new blogs from people from my era. ...........(If there any still above ground ) !!

James ( Benny ) Bennett (M63-68)

10 May 2009

Hold on all you 60s guys. We 70s/80s are not taking over, just really buzzing that at last we are getting it on in anticipation of a big reunion for The Windsor Schools some time soon. You guys waited 30 years and so have we! Let`s get together on this and be happy that the friendship we shared all those years ago will never die - Long Live Concordia!!

Keith Moralee (M77-81)

12 May 2009

Hi there, Benny - like many others from the 60's, just lurking, and watching those young 'uns having a bit of fun. Your sister Christine was in the chapel choir with me, so I do remember your family. Didn't have much to do with boys - I was too shy! I have recently been visiting the location of my previous school to Windsor (we had been posted to Gibraltar)- another set of happy memories. It's a pity I already have the June weekend booked up, or I would have been happy to crash the 70's reunion in York, since I live locally, but we had booked our trip away a long time ago and can't change the timetable. However, I'm sure there will be more opportunities coming up?

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

12 May 2009

Thank you Keith and Pam! There is no domination! That's what the notice board is for, to keep in touch, and excahange, good and unfortunately,as we've seen, sometimes bad news! That's what the notice board is all about, keeping in touch, and upholding the true Windsor spirit of sticking by each other and keeping in touchx PS Pam How local are you?x

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

13 May 2009

Hi, Julie! Well, I live in Cawood, which is about 10 miles south of York, and I work in York - based in the city centre but go out on visits to schools in the York LA area. So, where are you based? I have been following with interest the arrangements being made for the reunion, but unfortunately that weekend has been earmarked for quite some time for our Open University Geological Society gold panning weekend in Scotland, which can't be moved. I'm sure you will all have a good time at your reunion, though, speaking from the experience of having survived numerous similar events in the past!

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

13 May 2009

Not to long now until the re-union, looking forward to seeing everyone again. Hello to Chris Lancaster, Chris Duxbury, Angie and Maz Barnard, Julie Tibbs, Jacqui and Sheryl Blackmore, Kelly and Julie Roberts and anyone else who might know me. See you in a few weeks.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

13 May 2009

Hi Pam, live in Haxby, but work at York District Hospital, as a theatre sister.We've probably passed each other in the street, spooky. Will pass on my e-mail address to bill. And yes we are hoping the meet up in York is a success! have a good weekend awayx

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

14 May 2009

Hello John Bartlett, you must have quite a memory to remember dorm numbers, I do remember David Ennis. In my first posting about a year ago I mentioned Howard Morrison and Albert Hill as they were the only names I could remember. George Coughtrey it was my brother Peter who was the soccer player. Have a great time in York all of you that are going.

Patrick Impey (S62-64)

14 May 2009

Well, Well, Kevin Cheetham & Andy Quigley, I wonder if you remember me from Edinbrough House. I came across the web site late last year and couldn't believe the names I still remembered.

Nigel Tanner (E79-82)

15 May 2009

cheers patrick for that info on brother peter.i've just recently found an old concordia from 1961 and inside found two photos of which peter is in both.also some other names you might recognise.john o'hare,jim carr,kevin savage,phil bronston,pete marshall plus myself,ron hunt,mike marshall and someone called brown with a teddyboy haircut.the pics were actually printed on 19 03 64.i left windsor xmas and joined up.but thats another story.cheers

George Coughtrey (S61-64)

16 May 2009

I was copying an old (vinyl) album to disk today and it brought back an amusing Windsor incident. The album is the Mamas and Papas, naturally a German pressing :-) The track that triggered the memory was California Dreaming. The forces broadcasting service had some sort of 'Top Of The Pops' program that came to WBS to record a session. The panel, senior students from both schools, listened to new singles and passed judgement. One of them was California Dreaming which was greeted with great scorn by the erudite members of the panel and promptly stormed to number one on the charts :-) Anyone else remember that episode?

Andrew Commons (B66-68)

16 May 2009

Hi my name is Carol i was in Hillsborough house my house number was H97 I was in a dorm with Jane Pykett Liz Smith Pat Robertson Kim Nixon Miss Ramsey was the housemistress and Frau Little was the matron I remember Kerry Shipton Carole Ambridge Julie Bartle Debbie Clayton the Johnstone twins Deneise Fletcher Carol Gibson i remember you all like it was only yesterday i think quite often of my days at windsor they were the best years of my life i wish i could find Linda Hughes she was my best mate we were in the same regiment 16th 5th queens royal lancers stationed in wolfenbuettle and we had also grown up together jane pykett i still have loads of photos of us when we were at school where are you all i look at the pages quite often but have never seen you on there jane and liz were on there a few years ago but nothing else since julie you took care of me and we stayed in touch untill 1980 when i was due a baby then we lost touch if you are all out there somewhere please! So get in touch i would love to speak with you all take care hope to hear from someone soon

Carol Gurr (H74-76)

18 May 2009

Hello Kelly.. Could you tell me what time it all kicks off on sat or are lots meeting up on friday aswell....have we got room booked like blackpool? must say great thats its just round the corner from my home!!!

Dawn Johnson( Benson) (H74-79)

18 May 2009

Well I wasn't. I was the only one at RAF Gatow that got sent back to England. My maiden name was Christine Griffiths and my Mum and Dad ran the Youth Club at Gatow. Just dropping in to see who is about who remembers me Chrissie x

Christine Griffiths (StJ70-75)

 

 

A mini reunion for all past students and teachers from Windsor Girls & Boys School Hamm.

To be held on 6th June 2009

If you need to book a Hotel room;

Millfield Hotel
White Rose Close
York Business Park
Nether Poppleton
York
YO26 6
01904 787630

Booking reference is OKR103382

Reunion is being held at;

Flares
6 Tanner Row
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 6JB
United Kingdom

There are a number of people who will be in the Hotel on Friday 5th, who will no doubt be out on the town. Others will arrive on Saturday 6th.

 

21 May 2009

I am half german and Jackie Cowles became my best friend after a good scrap in our room. I owe you so much and would love to know where you are and what you are doing. I used to be called nazi or boxhead and after I chose you to sort it out, me and you became best mates. Remember I sang in Hamm towncenter german songs and you loved my voice. Please if you are anywhere out there or if anybody knows the whereabouts, please please get in touch. I `ve been looking for Jackie a long long time. I remember a girl named Debby (we was nasty to you) and I remember a boy named last name `moody`or also I remember Miss Young. Please anybody out there knowing me, help!!!!

Susan Rafferty (B82-84)

22 May 2009

after success of blackpool, cant wait for york mini, might stay awake this time,murder working nights, c u all there.

John Cheetham (E75-80)

22 May 2009

Nigel Tanner! Now please forgive me, old age and the ravages of time have done untold damage to my grey matter. Tanner rings a big bell inside my head, not sure if it's because of school or the fact I work with a lad with the same surname!! Hope your going to the mini reunion in York!! It's going to be one crazy weekend for sure.

Andy Quigley(E76-82)

23 May 2009

nigal alvin tanner,not the same nat tanner who,s sister sang the pink floyd another brick in the wall, on a desk in the girls school?.hope you can now make some of the reunions,best wishes

John Cheetham (E75-80)

26 May 2009

Hello Anmari Trigona!!How are you

Maureen Nolan (H63-65)

28 May 2009

Further news on WBS Demolition

Ground breaking ceremony for new fire station on the back pitch
http://galerie.wa-online.de/main.php?g2_itemId=168005

Demolition of art block & assembly hall
http://galerie.wa-online.de/main.php?g2_itemId=163602

Progress on main teaching block + pics of other buildings
http://www.bunker-nrw.de/php/viewtopic.php?p=26228&
http://www.bunker-nrw.de/php/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1493

WWII Ammunition found on WBS site
http://www.feuerwehr-hamm.de/news/1638__Kriegsreste

Phil McGregor (C73-76)

29 May 2009

Thanks for posting the links, Phil - so, are you boys a little concerned, thinking how close you all were to these explosives during your time at Hamm?

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

29 May 2009

Hya All, well just a week to go till oor wee get together. Thanxs to everyone thats attending and so many folk that have put the effort in to getting this together. I started off planin to hook up with a few auld pals then things rolled n rolled from there to us making this weekend into a great wee reunion and am fair lookin forward to it, so cheeeeers to SARA Mac( ur a wee star hen ),Christine,Julie n Nic see u all next weekend CC :) xx

Cecelia Begley (S74-77)

29 May 2009

Update for Sydney Renunion September 2009

I know most of you have said the date 11 -13 Sept was ok, unfortunately Maureen Press cant attend that weekend, If you cant, I know Maureen isnt expecting this to change to suit her, but it would be great to have her with us

The new dates would be either 18 - 20 or 25 - 27 September . A couple of you would have mentioned you are staying at your preferred hotel, thats fine - we just need to have our base for the Saturday night dinner/gathering worked out. Our numbers havent grown as yet, there are a few others that are lurking, so hopefully they will show their faces sooner than later.

This goes without saying that if both nights are not possible for everyone, at least one evening is better than none....I am aware of costs for those flying interstate. Maybe a serviced apartment for some of you may be in order to keep it down, almost like being in dorms again ! Any comments let me know...we still have time to work this through

Ellen Warnaby has been in touch with the Australasian Windsor Rep - so far we havent heard from her. Is anyone intouch or know Paul Campbell, he lives somewhere in Sydney I believe

If these new dates dont suit let me know. Look forward to hearing from you all



Pam(Ella ) Fielding (Cann)(C62-64)

29 May 2009

I was a Balmoral House School Prefect at WBS in my Upper Sixth Form, 1978-1979. My Housemaster was Mick Donovan and I well remember other Balmoral staff: Mike Newton, Mr. Backhouse (my English teacher), Mr. Lewis (Music teacher) and, I seem to remember, a Mr. Bye (Biology teacher I think). I also remember Mr. Marsden (Drama and a Canaervon man) and a Mr Wen (Art teacher - not sure which House).Also, Mr. Kitchen Housemaster of Marlborough. The Headmaster during my time at WBS was Mr. Gysin. I was also a frequent customer in the school bookshop, run by Mr: Moore - I'm not certain that that is his name. the bookshop was in the Marlborough-Sandringham block.

I was absolutely delighted to come across your website while researching for my father's 80th birthday. Some of the happiest days my life were spent at the school - I remember clearly too a number of Balmoral boys: Andrew (A.J.) Wheeler, Head Boy, Mike Warmington and Terry Drew, whom he shared a dorm with, Walker Graham, Kim 'Fletch' Fletcher and Stephen 'Sponge' Owen. Mr. Donovan gave me a dorm to myself (most of the time, unless anyone else was in need of a bed).

I can remember Mick Donovan's wonderful wife, Lorraine - every Balmoral boy on his birthday got a cake or a fruit flan. The Prefects and School Officials, the Upper School generally, were also allowed down into the cellar bar in the Balmoral-Sandringham block for a beer and a smoke from time to time on Friday nights. The Balmoral Matrons, Inge Dille and Matron D'Silva were wonderful women.

I would like to join the Windsor Society and would be very interested indeed in attending any further reunions. How well I remember the British Military Train trips home to Berlin - my father was at BMH. I thoroughly enjoyed travelling with my parents but one of the shortcomings of that kind of life is that, while it enables you to be at home almost anywhere and to settle very quickly, it also enables you to 'move on' very quickly too. It is a source of regret that I did not stay in touch with any of the boys or, indeed, the school. For the last fifteen years or so I have been teaching English in Glasgow ( apart from a five year gap teaching in the United Arab Emirates and England) In July my wife (who is German) and son and I are relocating to Luneberg - it is my intention to visit the school soon, if that is possible, although I'm not sure if there is still a school there.

Simon Steel (B78-79)

31 May 2009

Thanks to Phil McGreogor (sorry, I don't know you) for posting the photo's of the demolition of parts of the school. Seeing just the basic structure of the chapel reminded me of the many times Ralph Bennett, Gerry Mills, Paul Clay and Rolf Byron tried to get me giggling in the middle of a service! Who can forget Stuart Gibson crawling under the pews to get ahead in the line for supper walking out with kids 3 years his junior! WBS was for me the best school I ever attended. So many memories!

Mike Downey (M65-68)

 
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