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1 Jan 2010

Well this site started in Dec 1998 so we have been going for 11 years now ! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Don't forget that if you are a paid up member of the Windsor Society you can have your email address passed on to anyone posting on here and also you will have access to the Windsor Society Forum where you will be able to post messages and photos and arrange meets/reunions yourself.

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

2 Jan 2010

I was known as charlie craddock and would be very pleased to hear from anyone who knew me
i.e Jimmy Quinn,Charlie stocks,colin Rose

Karl Craddock (H54-59)

4 Jan 2010

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope it is a good year for you all.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

4 Jan 2010

I am German and I have never been a student at your school. But I would like to ask you for some help to find a girl who was a student at your school in the early 70ies. I was at Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium in Osnabrück and this girl stayed at my home for one week in 1971 (?). Her name was Karen Bryan and her home-town was Wolverhampton. I would be very glad if you could help me to contact her. Yours sincerely,

Silvia Wilsing (Reißig)

8 Jan 2010

Hi. Have just read back a few months and saw the letter about the flood in 1960. I remember this very well because I lived in the Boys' school while attending the Girls' school. My sister Joanna was only 6 months old when the floods occurred and as the boiler room had to be shut down getting baby stuff dried was very hard. The boys were sent home early but their compatriots at the Girls' school were not. I was sent to school in one of the large (3 ton? seems a bit heavy) trucks and had to negotiate the floods. Great fun. I don't remember my brother Paul coming with me to the Girls' school though.I think that we had a big freeze after the floods because I can remember getting a pair of ice skates and skating on the field outside the field behind the church. Sounds dangerous to look back on now. Health and safety would not permit. I'm not a member at the moment but always look back fondly of my time in Hamm with my father Harry and my mother Jean(both now sadly 'passed away'). Have just enjoyed a super holiday in Switzerland with my brother Paul and his family. He lives over there permanently. A very Happy New Year to all those who remember me.

Heather Morrison nee Cutler (M54-65)

14 Jan 2010

Well I am absolutely gutted. I currently live in Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. In June 2008 I received an email from Ian Pulford via Friends Reunited with a link to this web site which I immediately checked out. It gave me goose-bumps. He asked if I would be interested in an AUS reunion of which I said yes. I then received a couple more emails the following month, then nothing. I relocated to a rural area just after and was unable to connect the internet at home. I still had access to my emails at work but 80% of sites were blocked, therefore I couldn’t get online to either FR or here. 2 weeks ago I moved back into ‘town’, back online and yesterday visited from 18 months ago forward. I am so sorry to hear that Ian passed away, hence the no contact. I even saved his emails so that I had the info. I was very pleased to hear that the Sydney re-union eventuated but I am devastated that I missed out by 4 months. From what I was reading, it all seemed to go like clockwork and a good time was had by all. The group is getting bigger so you will have to count me in for the next one. I am not sure if there are any others connections here in WA. I plan on registering membership, to avoid this happening again. On saying that, I do go back to the UK to visit as all my family are over there, I can always gatecrash a re-union. I would love to go back to Hamm also and re-trace steps. I even dug out the old black and whites last night, not just of WGS but going back to early days from Malaya onwards, hence very little sleep. It’s amazing how it makes you feel. Those 3 years had a big impact on my life, (early teens). I did notice a few names that I remember but as to whether anyone remembers me, my sister Lynda or my friend Margaret Docherty, for the good or the bad, remains to be seen. Although we live on opposite sides of the country now we are still very much in touch. The two of us emigrated together in ‘72 on a big adventure at the cost of 10 pound, and still here to this day. So for anyone that does remember me, say hi. Best wishes for 2010.

Angela Cottrell nee Walker (M62-64)

14 Jan 2010

Hi Linda Gant, not sure if you remember me but our families were friends and I was very friendly with your brother Tony. Have been trying to find him for a while now, as you can guess no luck. I am now living in Singapore and have been for the last year. Bill has my e-mail if you would like to get in contact. you may need to ask him nicely for it. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

Charlie Bull (H66-70)

15 Jan 2010

Ladies, Gents, There are a number of ex Windsors on FaceBook. A few of us have been talking to each other with referance to a Reunion. So initially I am trying to find out who would be interested in attending. The proposed venue and dates would be the 18th-20th June 2010 in Weymouth. Nothing is booked as yet as we would first need the numbers. I would like to book a function room for the purpose of a meal and entertainment for the 19th June 2010 as to keep us all together. Weymouth has plenty of facilities / accomodation so there should not be any problems. So if you are interested you can ask Bill C for my email and let me know.

Jed Bottomley (B77-80)

16 Jan 2010

Hi I used to attend Windsor school, I was in Sandringham House and when I first went the school was mixed. I attended in 1956, gosh that was a long time ago. If I remember the head girl in our house was Barbara, I will have to check out the attic and see if I can find some old photos. I remember I was never too keen on maths and the teacher's name was Miss Darymple (think that is the correct spelling), she was Scots. My name is Patricia Harte, my maiden name was Beckwith. I am enjoying checking out the website.

Patricia Harte nee Beckwith (S56-??)

16 Jan 2010

Hi Jed - yeah saw something similiar on facebook regards a reunion, whatever, count me in and i am sure i can vouch for several others interest too. Weymouth will be good, a summers balmy evening by the see lol give us a shout if you require any assistance and come on people lets join in and make it happen again...bye for now Chrisxx

Chris Harrison (B76-80)

17 Jan 2010

Hi Jed, yes I would be very interested in attending the reunion. I actually live in Tidworth so not that far from Weymouth.

Jean Cavanagh (StJ65-68)

17 Jan 2010

Nice one Jed! Great to see another reunion taking place! Pitch in eveyone! and no...there isn't another 70's takeover! Just a bid to keep things going! Hope most people can make it! Please tell everyone you know who went to Windsor, and let's keep things alive!

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

17 Jan 2010

I would be interested in a re-union and i'm sure others would be too.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

18 Jan 2010

Hi all, another reunion! Sounds good to me - am definitely interested, but will have to wait and see when the date is confirmed, it's a long way to go! Hi to everyone I know!

Sheryl Stuart (nee Blackmore) (B74-79)

21 Jan 2010

Ladies and Gents, I am proud to announce a Windsor Schools Reunion to Take place over the weekend 18th-20th June 2010. The Function will take place on the 19th June 2010.
The Venue for the Function Will be "The Rembrandt Hotel" Weymouth. A function room has been booked for midday on the 19th June until half past midnight on the 20th June 2010. There will be an evening Disco and Buffet. During the day the Bar will be open serving the normal plus tea/ coffee.

The cost of the event is £22.50 I need 124 people at least to cover the cost of the function so please pay at the earliest oppurtunity. Payment can be made via Maxine Danvers who is acting as bursar. You can pay buy paypal or contact Maxine to organise payment. The information she will require is Name, any guests and maiden name for the Women. Maxine will message all members with payment details. Gatecrashers will be charged the full price £22.50 on the door. Any Money over the cost of the function will be used for welcome drinks and possibly wine on the tables. Name tags will also be funded from the admission price. A financial statement will be available for members who wish to peruse.

The Hotel is offering discounted rooms for the event, however accommodation is the individuals responsibility. Please contact The Hotel if you wish to stay there.
If you have just joined this group to have a nose then I apologise if this invite has been sent to you. I'm sure Billc will provide contact details for myself should you ask.

Jed Bottomley (B77-80)

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24 Jan 2010

Great....will be going to the reunion Saturday 19th June in Weymouth. Noddy

Mark Holder (M73-78)

27 Jan 2010

Going to the reunion in June!! My sister Jacqui has just booked it so we're both going and staying at the Rembrandt Hotel. Look forward to seeing everyone again! Take Care, Sheryl

Sheryl Stuart (nee Blackmore) (B75-79)

29 Jan 2010

Looking forward to the re-union in June I have booked my room and it will be great to see everyone again. Sheryl and Jacqui Blackmore see you there it will be good to see you both again.

Steph Southall (B78-80)

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