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1 Sept 2010

Hi Carol, It's great to hear from you again. I left W.G.S three years after you, I was 17. I can't believe you are a grandmother (Where has time gone.) I'm not a grandmother yet Emma is 24, Victoria is 18, Lucy & Katie are 14 & matthew is 12. Carol I live quite near you (Airdrie) i can't believe we live so close, hope to hear from you soon. Hi to Denise and Carol Martin , could you please tell me a wee bit about yourself as i cant remember you ( getting old lol)

Linda Hughes/Wood (H75-80)

5 Sep 2010

Hi all, I'm hoping that someone will help me to find two old freinds, they are Gary Turner and Tony baker, Both were in Marlborough house in 1966 through 1968. Greatful for any information Thanks

Steve Watson (M66-68)

7 Sep 2010

I was at WGS in 1968/9 with Marita, Mary, Donna, Dominica etc.
Would love to hear from anyone from that time!!

Vanessa Moore (C67-69)

7 Sep 2010

Matron was Frau Sura. My dorm mates were Pat Vilday,Pam Taylor. My sister was Patricia Jolly and she was Head Girl!!!!!!! Staff I remember were; Miss Roberts(geog) Miss Yeadon( biology) Miss Waldron(maths) Miss Fewrek (head mistress!!!!!)

Ann Millar (nee Jolly) (C68-72)

7 Sep 2010

Renewals are coming in thick and fast but please remember if you are in America, Canada or Australasia you should contact your local representative and renew/join with them they are - :

In Australasia
c/o Ellen Warnaby (Brandon) fhewarnaby2@bigpond.com
Phone: 0488747592

In the USA
c/o Wil Oxford
wiloxford@earthlink.net

In Canada
c/o David Dunlop
dunlopdr@rogers.com

Sorry but we cannot accept any payment from members in the above areas - any made will be refunded, please deal with your local representative - Thanks.

Bill Craswell (C62-65)

8 Sep 2010

Hello All, I attended WBS from 1970-72 and finished my American High School years there as a member of Sandringham House. I and my 2 brothers and sister were day students at WBS and WGS
respectively. I then went on to graduate with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Villanova University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1976. I am writing because after more than 35 years, I recently returned to Hamm to see WBS and can report there are only two buildings left standing: the dining hall and the chapel. It was quite shocking to again view the website pics and the massive shadow Sandringham formed and to know that is now gone. Very sad. WGS appears to be complete but I fear the wrecking ball is not far away for it either. It is essentially vacant, save for a few buildings in use, but I encountered a security guard who told me it was all slated for demolition. I have pictures of the nearly vacant WBS campus, let me know if you¹d like to see them or want to download to the website. A BMW dealership is under construction just past the main class room building location. I suppose one could view the grounds as having a re birth for the next generation but it still saddens me. I was able to collect 5 pieces of Sandringham brick to distribute amongst my siblings which helps some. It was a fun and interesting time, one I am grateful for the experience. At least we have those memories. Best Regards

Harry F. McPartland III (S70-72)

8 Sep 2010

I was in hillsborough house as a boarder then returned later in 1977 as a day girl from werl . Mrs Ramsey was house mistress, matron was miss little . Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me , friends were Debbie wilson, jackie deveraux,Gail and Shelley Jackson, Andy White , Kim Fletcher

Zena Stalker (nee Wood) (H73-75)

8 Sep 2010

Hi Debbie Calloway , Good to see all the names that i rememeber . I still live in Germany been here for 30 years now. Married with two children 17 and 13 . I have been in touch with Carol Gibson for many years now I met up with Jacquie Deveraux in Raf Gutersloh about 20 years ago she was married to a guy in the RAF. Be good to get in touch

Zena Stalker (nee Wood) (H73-75)

8 Sep 2010

Hi i'am looking for Debbie Wells she was in hillsbrough and she lived in wolfenbuttel all i know she is married and has 2 sons Matthew and Ben. Also looking for Jane Pykett if anyone has any information get in touch x

Linda Hughes/Wood (H75-80)

8 Sep 2010

I haven't had as fun as I have recently reading notes from old names that have come back to me....I can't wait to rekindle good friendships and see where/what everyone has been doing. With kindest regards, I am

Thomas J. McPartland (S70-74)

10 Sep 2010

Hi Bill (Craswell), I know this is a question on everybodys lips, but is there any news on a full Windsor reunion of the quality and standard of the previous Newbury racecourse reunion? I see more and more people on this site, and I for one have tracked down 4 or 5 old friends from Hamm that would love to see a full reunion! There has been some reunions held over the last few years that have been great, but the last one at Newbury was spectacular!It will also encourage people to renew membership so it'll be a double wammy! What do others think!!?

Nic Cuthbertson (B73-77)

I'm keen but they do take some organising - what u think Bob.....

10 Sep 2010

Hi my names Dave Chenery and I was a student in the late fifties. Our dorm in Edinburgh house , as I recall had new brickwork around one of the windows , which gave way to a story of a one legged German ghost , that stalked the corridor of Edinburgh house . would be pleased to hear of anyone that remembers this and me . best wishes to all , Dave

David Chenery (E57-59)

11 Sep 2010

This is for Kevin Adams, Jock Carroll and Nic Cuthbertson. Firstly a big thank you to Kevin for the best wishes which I reciprocate. Whilst teaching at Windsor there were many 1AF'S (One Absolutely Fantastic)but your year stand out as one of the best. Wil Oxford made the same comment about the Roman Apricot Stew but, of course, the whole thing was about experimental archaeology! I wasn't trying to compete with the food served up in the Dining Block! Yes, at the time we were living underneath Balmoral, Edinburgh and Sick Bay in Block 5A next door to Mr Dudley and the Edinburgh Annexe. Mr and Mrs Dudley now live in Lichfield which is on my route (I live in Scarborough, North Yorks) to see my son in Shrewsbury and I always call in for lunch.They are both just the same and enjoying their retirement. They too, like so many of us, have made the nostalgic pilgrimage back to Hamm - before demolition began. Now Nic and Jock -I was exactly the same and, even as a long established teacher myself, could not call my old teachers by their Christian names. I know how you feel but do call me Tony if you like or just "Sir" will do! Jock you are right in saying that we had something schools back in the UK, then or now,could never aspire to - the two Windsors were a one off and I only wish my own children could have been pupils there. The really sad thing is that we both received brilliant HMI reports (on both social & academic fronts)shortly before our closure was announced.Every good wish to you all. Cheers! Tony, Mr Fox or Sir

Tony Fox (E67-81)

12 Sep 2010

And this one is for Julie Roberts. We must have met at Socials etc. since you were in E77 - 81 but I can't put a face to the name. However, it was your letter of 22nd August which sparked off old memories concerning Peg Leg's supposed activities when a Friday fell on the 13th. of the month. My classroom was at the top of the Teaching Block opposite the Catholic Chapel. Even at this height there was an empty attic above and directly below the roof tiles. On one Friday 13th. I asked an Edinburgh senior to go up there, armed with a broomstick and instructions to wait until the first afternoon History lesson got under way. Then he was to clump around using the broom handle Peg Leg fashion! When this happened I nonchalantly told the class (2nd or 3rd years I think) to ignore the noise. "It's only Peg Leg getting ready for this evening",I said and carried on as normal.This casual statement was greeted with noises of disbelief so I invited them to go up and say 'Hello'. As the stairs were narrow it was only possible for one person to ascend at a time. Many a brave soul volunteered but none made it past the second or third step before fear/panic or whatever set in and they retreated in confusion! Not one of them was brave enough to go all the way. What a great, pratical way of teaching the power of myths and legends upon a superstitous people! Naturally all was revealed in the end. Thanks, Julie for the memory!

Tony Fox (E67-81)

12 Sep 2010

Scarborough, eh? Well, Tony - er, Mr Fox - I shall have to look out for you next time I am there (if only I could remember what you look like!) - I live in North Yorkshire too, and it's my favourite place (after my own village, of course) - I go there whenever I can reasonably find an excuse to do so. I agree about it having been very special, although I only ever went to school once in the UK, and only for a few weeks at 6 years old, so don't have any UK schools to compare Windsor with. But it gave me the opportunity to develop my own personality which I might not otherwise have had, so feel it had quite an impact on my life.

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

15 Sep 2010

Bloody Hell...! I was at Windsor Boy's during the late 70's. My name is Stuart Lloyd and my House was Hillsborough, I was on the second floor. My number (allocated to my before I stepped off the 'Tin Can' was H150. I never forgot it. I remember Mr Haden Jones lived at the end of the corridoor with his family - I still remember the smell of his cigars. I remeber it like it was yesterday - except I'm in my 40's now. What a crowd - we even did a stage play called the 'Dracula Spectacula'. My Physics teacher was Mr Donovan and we used to have an Irish maths teacher who would take his shoes off and jump up and down on his bended toes (he was also a Karate fanatic). I remember the shelves on the walls where rifles used to be stocked in it's former life. My best mate at the time was Chris Thompson, who always said he wanted to join the RAF, like his dad. I wonder what happened to him. Well done on the website - Kind regards

Stuart Lloyd (H??-??)

16 Sep 2010

Hey Carol, I hope you and your family are well, Ihave not heard from you for awhile so i hope things are okay. hope to hear from you soon and to go for that coffee.

Linda Hughes/Wood (H75-80)

17 Sep 2010

I wasn't there for long but I remember it as if it were yesterday. WBS set me up for the journey through life and gave me some great memories. It would be great to hear from old buddies from Hillsborough. Kind regards. Stuart

Stuart Lloyd (H76-78)

18 Sep 2010

Great Memories Mr Fox...Tony! We have met,am Kellys younger sister, think you visited her at work in Helmsley a few years ago?? Also met you in newbury and Blackpool! Kelly and i both live in York! I Remember the Upper attics very well, steep, steep stairs, where the suitcases were stored. In the first year we used to play true dare double dare after lights out, the double dare was to go up to the attic and get a label off of a suitcase! No-one ever managed it, tooo scary, great fun trying tho! Someone at work recently asked me if i had any hang ups about going to boarding school.....Just one...didn't go there for long enough!

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

18 Sep 2010

hey carol just been talking to jane pykett it was good to catch up bill if there is another reunion i owe you a pint or two

Linda Hughes/Wood (H75-80)

Would love to collect but nothing at the mo.... Bill

19 Sep 2010

Hi, can anyone remind me of the name of the Frau for Hillsborough in 1977 on the second floor? Also, the name of those horrible losenges that the sick bay used to feed us on when we went up there? Cheers. Stuart.

Stuart Lloyd (H76-78)

22 Sep 2010

Hi linda sorry that i havent been in touch have been quite ill with a chest infection and havent been out at all. Debbie wells was living in andover quite a few years back last i heard not sure where she is now. where is jane pykett living have been trying to get in touch with her where is airdrie have heard of it but am not quite sure where it is had a feeling that it is near to new cumnock i live quite near to livingston in a little villiage close to the airport how did you stay at windsor for so long i really miss that place i loved it there i got married when i was 17 and moved back to germany munster. my son shaun was born in 1980 in bulford wilts when i got married i went back to germany for 4 years after germany i had a baby girl we were in blackpool and from blackpool we went to ireland after ireland we went to berlin and in 1991 i had another baby girl after berlin we moved back to tidworth and then on to colchester after colchester we went on to cyprus where we spent 3 years in 1999 we moved to scotland where i have been ever since would love to meet up with you for a chat god we went to school together for quite some years i still have a photo of us both at school in fallingbostal when we went to shackleton school in fact the teacher we had was scottish please get in touch cant wait to see you again take care speak soon carol xxx

Carol Gurr (H75-77)

23 Sep 2010

Hey Carol it was really great to hear from you, I hope you are feeling better. What's the name of the Village you live in? I live in Airdrie 15 miles from Bathgate heading towards the Glasgow area. Jane Pykett is living in Eastbourne we caught up, it was like i was living back at the dorm listening to her i don't know how we never kept in touch.Are you in touch with anyone else from Hillsborough? I hope to hear from you soon. love Linda

Linda Hughes/Wood (H75-80)

30 Sep 2010

Hey you lot!! Well I just turned 50 (oh God) and was wondering how others feel about it.......
I know Tony and Nige are even older....hahaha... Time goes by huh?....... Take care and God bless everyone from WBS and WGS

Mark Third (M71-78)

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