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1 Dec 2010

I'm up for it Nic but only if you can get your Jill to go as well. There are a couple of others I am in contact with that might be interested too.

Pat Innes (E74-76)

2 Dec 2010

Hello Russ My memories of you were more from Linton on Ouse in 1976 where I think both of our dads were stationed?? I remember arriving at Hamm when it seemed you were there already?? As for Jeanette Winkworth - the name rings a bell but have no direct contact with her. Think you are the same age as myself or maybe slightly younger??

Christine Law (M77-80)

4 Dec 2010

hi, my name is ian cutts. wonder if anyone remembers me, (short and fat) lol. i remember lindsay kitchen, the law twins (wgs). steve wiltshire,moody brothers, kinchin brothers, andy potter, ian king,teachers mr hearn, mr stevens, the late mr kitchen,mr greedy. would be nice to hear from anyone

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

5 Dec 2010

Ian Cutts - I remember you!!!

Christine Law (M77-80)

6 Dec 2010

hi Christine, hope you and your sister are well. i seem to remember you from rheindahlen st davids school as well as wgs? i have not changed much (now have tattoo's, ear piercings). not the quite person you knew. i am married (2nd time), 2 step sons and live in Derby now.

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

6 Dec 2010

Jack Worrall- sorry to hear about your son bernard,i used to play with him when i moved to no:3 am huckenholz in 1970 -72. Russ Clarke (Crapp) i remember you well. Mr Hearn - i remember you and you did inspire me in the end to take o level maths - scraped through with a 'c'. was put off at an earlier stage by a Mr Stevens (his name still haunts me). happy to supply email if requested

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

7 Dec 2010

Hi Ian. I remember you, but more particulalrly your older sister Kathryn(spelling?) who was in my form in the early years at wgs. I remember her as very studious and we all aspired to achieve grades as good as hers! I also live very near Derby- Ambergate- with my husband and two sons. Would be good to catch up!

Virginia Street (nee Kitchen) (M71-79)

7 Dec 2010

Janice has started to put together another newsletter so she would love to receive any articles, stories from the past or about how you are doing now maybe. Get your thinking caps on - you can email them to me using the "Post Your Own Message" link below and I will pass them on.

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

8 Dec 2010

hi virginia, i remember all your family well. i live in oakwood, derby. Would love to catch up. hope your brother lindsey is fine. Kathryn is fine,very studious came out with about 3 degrees and now a doctor (non medical)and has retired.was saddened to hear about your mum and dad. my mum still around but dad died back in 1983 heart attack aged 50.i am married with 2 step sons aged 20 and 16. hope to hear from you soon.

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

9 Dec 2010

The last few postings look like a mini-Marlborough reunion. Brings it all back again even at my advanced age. After the Maths Block of course, Marlborough was really special place for me. Ian I'm sorry but I can't quite put a face to the name. Something I clearly remember your dad being able to do Virginia - he 'nailed' every returning student as soon as he saw them - worked for him as duty master for almost 20 years and never met a man who gave so much to the job. I have many great memories of him and the whole Kitchen family - seem to remember that I helped you a bit with your sums too Virginia or does my memory fail me? And as a bonus young Christine Law is also part of the action. I have always considered myself privileged and lucky to have taught at Windsor but sadly upon my last visit they were demolishing Marlborough/Sandringham block. Enough nostalgia have a great Christmas and a Healthy New Year all of you and apologies to those that I might 'haunt'.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

9 Dec 2010

Hello Mr Hern - how could I ever forget those memorable maths lessons!!! Sadly I have to admit I am no better now than I was then!! But maths is not and will not ever be my choosen path in life - but I am married to and have a 17 yr old and 14 yr old boys who think maths is ok??? How strange!!! Ian Cutts - I do remember you from St Davids - early 1970s - pre Hamm!!

Christine Willmott (M77-80)

9 Dec 2010

For Mr Hern: It always great to hear from you. I like your comment, "After the Maths Block of course, Marlborough was really special place for me". I hope you have not forgotten the gym and all the Saturday 5 a side games! Best wishes to you and everyone from the 1960's.

Michael Downey (M65-68)

10 Dec 2010

Hello Mr Hern From the not so young aged 47yrs Christine Law!Where have those years gone??? I am no better at maths now as I was then - I still will never get to grips with binary, equations etc and still fail to understand how that has ever helped contributed to my career development??!! But I still have those maths books that you marked... a genius at making a maths no hoper actually feel that there was some hope!! Have a fantastic Christmas - I am in contact with the Marsdens - how about Mr Harris - my fantastic history teacher!!

Christine Law (M77-80)

11 Dec 2010

hi Christine Willmott - thought so i was at St. Davids 1972-1974. Lived on camp at no 8 sussex drive. Mr Hern you probably would not know me as was a very quite person then. however in the end the school did bring me out of my shell as they say. does anyone know where Mr Clarke, Mr Greedy and Mr Bugden ended up? WBS was the best school i ever went to, at the time i held different views.

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

12 Dec 2010

Hi Geoff!!! Yes, you did help me with my maths- Dad used to do yours and Pete Stephens prep duty so you could try and get my O level maths for me! I found it so hard, but with your expert tuition I am pleased to say I passed first time. I now find myself doing the same with my 13 year old son!! Good job my husband is the maths genius in our house!Marlborough House was definitely a great place and Dad certainly gave 100% to the place- I think he was married to the job!I taught in Gutersloh at Kings School for three years in the 1990s and I was expecting to have the same experiences as I had in Hamm, but of course it was very different, especially as I was on the other side of the fence as it were. I visited Hamm a few times, but found revisiting school too upsetting -it was a very special place.I have very recently heard from John Fielding and I still keep in touch with Barbara Walker( now in New Zealand) and Jane Brindley. I also hear from the Bugdens, Terry Lake and the Heaps.

Wishing all Windsor society members a very happy Christmas and a healthy new year.

Virginia Street (nee Kitchen) (M71-79)

13 Dec 2010

Hi Virginia and Mr Hern, neither of whom will remember me. Virginia, I spoke to your dad a few years ago and he kindly pretended to remember me but he did recall the characters of my time..Steve Twigg, Frank Hamilton and Trev Graham and a whole list of others. Im still occasionally in touch with many of them. Mr Hern..unfortunately even your teaching skill couldnt get me through my maths. Fond memories

Tony Reilly (M73-76)

13 Dec 2010

Hi Mr Hern, It's great to read all the Marlborough posts. It was a magical place and I have no doubt that was down to Mr Kitchen, ably assisted by Mr Bugden, Mr Greedy, your good self and others I may have forgotten to mention. There were some real characters in my 'era' the likes of Bob and Ian Mynott, Al and Geoff Gravener, Al and Bill Barber, the Stapleton Brothers and of course my mate Neil and his Brother Shane Barnes. I also have good memories of Nigel James, who still sends me an Xmas card and I wish I hadn't losy his address so I could send one back and maybe meet up with him some time. Is there any other Marlboroughites from this era, if so post a message so we know your about?

Scot Innes (M73-76)

14 Dec 2010

Mr.Hern, sir, Iremember you very well including the characteristic pipe tobacco aroma from those days!(can still smell it now!) Always a pleasure to see postings here from yorself and others I remember from way back in a different world!.Very best wishes and a happy and peaceful christmas to you and and all Windsorites.

Ron Williams (M60-67)

 

15 Dec 2010

Wow, the Marlborough postings increase in number. It's great to be remembered and as I wrote before - it brings it all back. Mike Downey, of course I remember the 5-a-side games in the gym. Are you still in the States? In the 70s the 5-a-side developed into a regular Friday evening Inter-House unofficial tournament with trophies provided at first by Gordon Rowell (usually an felt-pen-inscribed cracked Dining Hall teacup) and then by the Art Dept (John Wenn) who made special scrolls for the winners. I wonder if anyone else remembers them. Christine you do yourself down, you were never a no-hoper at Maths (just blame the teacher) and I stick by the 'young' tag, 47 years is nothing since when you reverse the digits you'll nearly be at my age. Your little group was one of the really happy memories of my last year at Windsor - we had some fun and did a bit of Maths too. Did not think then that a year later I'd be teaching in an all-girls school - that was a great job to. So your lads think Maths is OK - not what you'd call a ringing endorsement but it will do.

Ron Williams (weren't you called Ronnie in 1960?) yes I remember you well - we both joined WBS in Sept 1960 - pre- Kitchen Marlborough with Mick Schofield as Housemaster. Tony Reilly you're wrong I do remember you too and of course Scot (Westunnen!) , Neil and (Knights in White Satin) Shane, Steve Stapleton, the Kinchins, the Graveners, the Barbers. Nige James and so on. Someone from an earlier time, Ralph Bennett, sends a Christmas card each year so if you read this many thanks Ralph and have a great Christmas. As a little present how about this very simples (Aleksandr fan) little Maths problem for you all but especially Christine and her lads. What is the value of a in the following sequence? a, b, c, d, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,....? Apologies if that's too simples but I'll post more demanding ones if you want them. Must stop now or Bill will get understandably fed-up with the length of the posting.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

16 Dec 2010

Mr Hern, does a = 0? looks like the fibonacci number system to me. if it's right, yeeeeeaaahhh go Hillsborough, if not, knew i shoulda been in marlborough ;-)

Sean Cockcroft (H74-76)

16 Dec 2010

Wishing all Ex-Winsorites a Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

Phillip Doust (S77-78)

16 Dec 2010

Sorry Sean it's not 0 but you are right to recognise Fibonacci. So try again although I expect Christine and her lads to do it soon. What do you know about Fibonacci? In fact there is a Fibonacci Society - it's worth Googling. Just noticed I made a typo in last night's posting - of course 'to' should have been 'too'!

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

16 Dec 2010

Mr Hern, im a little bit lost on a,b,c,d but hopefully the next number would be 13?, marlborough was great, but like all ex winsorites the house didn`t really matter it was the overall exprience that lives on inside us all, if i got the answer correct please send me a commandation, in all the time at windsor i only got 1, but plenty of detentions (thankyou scott innes) best wishes to all for the festive break

Gerard Gilmer (M73-77)

16 Dec 2010

Won't even attempt the maths thing a ma gigy! Bit early i know, but Happy bar Humbug to All! Just remember sticks and shoes from the Matrons....Sticks meant you were naughty...sweets meant you got sweets in your shoes! Memories are great...

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

17 Dec 2010

wishing those i new at WBS and WGS a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and remembering all those who are no longer with us.

Ian Cutts (M77-79)

17 Dec 2010

Hello Mr Hern - the boys are on to it!!

Christine Willmott (M77-80)

18 Dec 2010

Hello young Gilmer (weren't you called Gaz or Gez?) a, b, c, d, represent the figures that came before the 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, in the sequence. The next number after 8 is 13 but you were asked for the value of a not the next number. In the old days I'd have put R.T.B.Q. after your answer. Christine I do not expect it to take your lads too long but why didn't you try it yourself? It is easy just a matter of simple adding. Go on make an old man proud of you and the feeling of success alone would make it worthwhile.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

18 Dec 2010

Mr Hern Is the answer -3, because it is in the Negafibonacci sequence :) I wish we had Google in the '60s Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who went to the Windsor Schools

Dave Naylor
(H64-67)

19 Dec 2010

Dave Naylor Fibonacci it is but have you got the right term? Check it. Please.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

20 Dec 2010

Mr Hern, I have re-checked my research and come up with the following:- negaFibonacci numbers are the negatively indexed elements of the Fibonacci sequence.

They may be defined by the formula F-n = (-1)to the power n+1*Fn.

n F(n)
-1 1
-2 -1
-3 2
-4 -3

I reckon that -4 to be substituted for a in the negaFibonacci sequence and therefore a= -3

Merry Christmas

Dave Naylor (H64-67)

20 Dec 2010

Is 2 the answer?, Using the Fibonacci sequence,a calculator and working backwards, subtracting as we go instead of adding, d =1-1= 0, c= 1-0=1, b= 0-1=-1, therefore a= 1- -1=2

Only just scrapped through ‘O’ level math’s at WBS meself, never heard of Fibonacci (probably did but as usual wasn’t paying attention in class)

Wishing all ex-Windsor inmates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…

Phil McGregor (C73-76)

The Committee of the Windsor Society wish all members of the Society a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

We would also like to thank our overseas representives
Ellen Warnaby, David Dunlop & Wil Oxford for all the work they have done for the society in the past year.

The committee will be meeting early in the new year to set a date for the next Official Reunion. We are looking at June 2012

Best wishes

Bob Jordan - Chairman

20 Dec 2010

Mr Hern
does
a = -2
b=-1
c=1
d=0
Therefore c= 1 + d=0 = 1 to start the positive sequence therefore

Dave Savage (C70-74)

20 Dec 2010

Phil you've made an old man happy. 2 is the answer. Dave you have gone too far back -3 is the term which would come before a. The Fibonacci sequence is built up by adding the previous two numbers to get the next (eg 1+1=2, 1+2= 3, ... so working back from the 1,1 we'd subtract 1-1=0 so d=0 and so on to get 2, -1, 1, 0, 1, 1, .........check by adding any two consecutive to see if you get the next. Dave you can then see that the term before would be -3 (-3 + 2 giving -1). Thanks for trying it and have a great Christmas - maybe I'll set another later. Fibonacci by the way introduced our number system which he got from the Arabs and its introduction of place-value was far superior in calculation to the old Roman X,V,VI,... jobbie.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

20 Dec 2010

Hallo Geoff Hern !!! Well how are things...? I have no idea where all these Marlboro people are coming from all of a sudden. Who is that Tony Reilly guy anyway?.....haha sorry Tony !!No bad feelings mate. I wish everyone a great Christmas....and take care.

Mark Third (M71-78)

21 Dec 2010

Mr Hern, I havent got a scooby doo what the Fibonacci sequence is, but some of the maths you tought me sank in which has helped with yield management!! You cant of forgotten Gez Gilmer by the way, he was our daily run away!! Settled down in the end tho eh Gez!

Reunion.....at last, I will keep June 2012 free. Great news! Pat, I'll try and get Jill to go!

Has anybody heard from Mr Donavon over the years? Id love the opportunity to chat to him and possibly apologise for some of the grief I caused him! He taught me to play rugby, I owe him for that!

To all other ex Windsorites, Happy Christmas and prosperous new year. Health, wealth and happiness!

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

21 Dec 2010

Good to see so many names reappearing in the message board, Season`s Greetings to one and all. Sorry about this Mr Hern - I thought Fibonacci was an Italian footballer or some kind of exotic tobacco, pleading for ignorance Sir!!

It is great news to see the chance of a big reunion in June 2012 - count me in. Over the years I often wonder what happened to some of the staff (many of my school pals are friends on Facebook!) so it is nice to see mention of Mr Heap, Mr Bugden and others this month.

This time of the year I tend to remember those who have passed away and the folk they left behind. Take care everyone Best Wishes to all...KM

Keith Moralee (M77-810)

21 Dec 2010

To all ex windsors, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Michelle xx

Michelle Healey (Bradbury) (S76-78)

22 Dec 2010

I Hope everyone has a great Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Great news about reunion in June 2012.

Steph Southall (78-80)

22 Dec 2010

Well as another year is soon to close, there's always a new one not too far away. Had a great year this year, reunion back in June. Catching up with long lost pals from way back :-)

Never was any good at maths (still not either). Don't think it was down to the teachers ;-) My grey matter just wasn't geared up for number crunching.

Anyhow, to one and all wherever you may be. Have a stonking good Christmas & hope to catch most if not all of you in the new year!!

Andy Quigley (E76-82)

23 Dec 2010

Wishing all ex Windsorites a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Kevin Parfitt (H71-73)

23 Dec 2010

Good grief Mark Third, you even write loudly....LMAO

Tony Reilly (M73-76)

23 Dec 2010

Maths was never a strong point with me even at WBS. I remember being in maths lessons with Mr Hern, my maths certainly picked up under Mr Herns tuition, but failed terribly when I got back to the UK, finally getting a U (ungraded) in CSE maths. But I went to college and achieved an A in A level maths and got a degree in Electronics from Queen Mary College (University of London). Now into my 28th year in integrated circuit design for mobiles and using maths in digital signal processing I often think back to my maths days at WBS.

Ian Craigmyle (B71-74)

24 Dec 2010

To our chums where ever...Good Tidings from Australis, look forward to another serious renuion in UK.....2012

Please make it happen, we are all wanting this I am sure

Over and out....as Newton Faulkner sings - Ella in Sydney

Pamela Fielding (nee Cann) (C62-64)

24 Dec 2010

Merry Xmas and a fantastic New Year from sunny Australia it is a balmy 39deg here today for Xmas Day. Will be in the UK for new year so will be going from one extreme to another but looking forward to it.

Maureen Press (nee Pulford) (B63-67)

24 Dec 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Ex-Windsors from the guy that puts your messages up. Don't worry about tomorrow as its already happened in Australia ! Ella good to hear from you and Maureen I am looking forward to meeting up with you and Trevor again when you are over here - need to find something to match Doyles (fat chance!)

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

24 Dec 2010

Christmas is in full swing here. The ham and the turkey is cooked, just doing the potatoes and veg. One hour to go to Christmas lunch!

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all ex-Windsor people, wherever you are.

Dave Naylor (H64-67)

(Australians get to start Christmas early...)

25 Dec 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS FROM WBS AND WGS.

Dan Shuttleworth (E63-66)

26 Dec 2010

Warm wishes to everyone! (Brrrgggh) Bit early i know..(Some of us have to work)...damn NHS! Happy 2011 to one and all! 2012 bring it on...Chequers as usual i presume? Booking soonxxx Please advise if elsewhere Bill!!!!!

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

Venue is not fixed yet so hold on Julie...

29 Dec 2010

Hello Tony Reilly & Mark Third......Yes I may be older than you two hoodlums but I'm quite sure I also look far younger than you both!! So no change there then :-D I wish you all a Great New Year PS Hello Mr Hern... I'm sure you don't recall me but I remember you with great respect along with the other Marlborough House masters Mr Kitchen,Bugden,Greedy & Clark.I wish you all good health! Regards

Nigel Murray (M74-76)

29 Dec 2010

Mark Third...Nige Murray always was a crawler...ooh teacher, youll never guess what Mark Third did?! Obviously I was innocent of all alleged indiscretions

Tony Reilly (M73-76)

31 Dec 2010

Best to all, may only happiness be at you door in 2011.

Billy Wilson (M60-62)

31 Dec 2010

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2011

Rae Mitchell (nee Cleverly) (M77-81)

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