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01 Jul 2011

Just seen a photo of 'Pop' Farrer, now chairman of Skegness Football Club, thanks to Phil McGregor, does anyone know  how to get in touch with him? It would be great if he could come to the next reunion. He is a legend among any of us that played football during his spell at WBS.

Scot Innes (M73-76)

 

3 July 2011

George remember the Impey bros also played in same house football team as Ron Hunt

John (tich) Hamilton (S61-63)

 

5 July 2011

Hi Carol its been a long time since i have heard, from you i hope you and your family are well? I'm still looking for Debbie Wells, and Tracey Dixon, we shared a dorm in 6th year.

Linda Wood (H75-80)

 

6 July 2011

Hi tich.you must be a year or so older than me,i was a very reluctant substitute for the intermediet football side.peter impey and jim carr were in the side also.do you have any photos at all?george

George Coughtrey (S61-64)

 

9 Jul 2011

Hi every body, well just about everyone who voted for Adelaide will be seated at our table on Saturday 6th August and final numbers look to be about the same as Sydney - 19 with a few new faces which I am very excited about.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking each of you for your coninued support of the Windsor Society Australasia as I know for most of you (including myself) it is 2 hour plus flight or in Ros's case a 8-9 hour car drive.
Thank you also to those who have already paid their $87.50 per person for Saturday nights dinner and if it has slipped your mind because of a 'seniors moment' it would be most appreciated if you could pay the money into our bank account within the next 10 days. This will make things much easier on the night and the only thing you will need to take care of is your drinks.

We know how many will be at dinner Saturday night, however I am not sure as to how many will be attending the other functions.
Please let me know if you are going to join us at The Earl of Aberdeen Hotel - Coopers Ale House on Friday evening as I will need to make a booking for dinner.
If you wish to take a tram ride with me to Glenelg for lunch, again please let me know as I plan to leave the Adelaide Railway Station on the first tram that leaves around 11am.
Sunday - Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Village excursion numbers are important here because of transport. Ros Fletcher and her husband have very kindly offered a ride in their car for a couple of people and I am hoping there may be a couple of other rides available. I plan to hire a car and hope we will share the cost of petrol in all cars but I do need to know numbers. I have already booked the Hahndorf Hotel for lunch but need to confirm numbers closer to the day. Would you please let me know if you plan to attend any of these functions. If I don't hear from you I will assume you won't be attending.

In the past few weeks I have found or rather they have found us, former students of Windsor Girls School living in some of the strangest places "Wodonga" for example and Canberra. Even an Ozzie girl whos father was on an exchange program from the Australian Army.

If it's not as clear as mud please contact me!

Looking forward to seeing you
Cheers
Ellen Warnaby (Brandon) B59-62
Australasia Representative
Windsor Society

 

9 Jul 2011

Hey Scot! just contacted Skeggy united and asked if Mr Farrar can drop a line, mentioned they may even get a few new members ;-))

Sean Cockroft (H74-76)

12 July 2011

Hi All

We're back from our Germany trip to Bad Lauterberg. Unfortunately we did not manage to get to the Boys School. We did visit Osnabruck and Munster where I used to live. Ran out of time having covered 1883 miles on my 15 year old Honda Goldwing motorbike (no break downs!). Made it back to Rotterdam ferry terminal with 35 minutes to spare. I do intend to visit one day!

Ian Murison (S71-82)

12 Jul 2011

George Sorry dont have photo like to see one but pete handley also played he had an older brother mike ther as well i will be 63 this year

John (tich) Hamilton (S61-63)

15 Jul 2011

I haven't been on the site for a while, so it was nice to see some names from my years. Patrick Impey was in dorm 20 in my first term, but I was only in there until half term then went downstairs to dorm 3. That was summer term 62. Then Autumn term 62 I went into the infamous dorm 4 and spent 3 terms in there before leaving at the end of Summer term 63. Happy days. I remember the name Titch Hamilton, but can't put a face to the name. Some more names from that time :- Nigel Wardle, Robert "Chet" Chetwynd, Gerald "Boots" Kelly, "Speedy" Carr, "Hod" Hodkison, Alan Banks, Keith Reade,"Wally" Wollaston, Alan "Pooky" Pook, to name but a few. I often wonder how everybody has got on in their respective lives, so if any of you see this - get in touch via this site. My Brother Bill was also there at the same time as me and was a House Prefect. We were from Paris and used to travel up on the Trans Europe Express, so couldn't go home for half term. We went and stayed with Chet one such half term and had a brilliant time. Hard to believe that this was almost 50 years ago...............seems like only yesterday. Is it me, or does time pass more quickly as you get older? - answers on a postcard please!

John Bartlett (S62-63)

15 Jul 2011

Hi John. I also used to travel on the TEE from Paris

Glyn Johnson (E63-68)

17 Jul 2011

Good shout Sean, it would be great if he gets in touch. I will definitely join their site if it helps!!

Scot Innes (M73-76)

17 Jul 2011

Hi John. I remember you and most of the others that you mentioned in your message. I knew your brother better because we were the same age. (Bill lent me a copy of 'Catch 22' which had just been published - still one of my favourite books.) It's all a bit fuzzy now, just snapshot memories. You and your brother always had the latest news of music from the outside world. It was a time of 'first times' for me: first time living away from home; first time I got drunk (Warsteiner); first girlfriends and meetings in the Kurpark. I remember standing in the dorm (I was in a dorm with Chet and someone else) when the news of Kennedy's assassination came in on the radio. That's where I heard the Beatles for the first time - and Buddy Holly too though he was already dead. Good times.

Ralph Harding (S61-63)

18 Jul 2011

Hi Basil (John) Bartlett, Don't usually frequent this site but had a look after a discussion on Facebook WBS/WGS Group and lo and behold 2 blast's from the past! You and Ralph Harding.Did you ever master the guitar Ralph? I met up with Ray Wolloston some time ago, lives in Downham Market. Come and have a look at Facebook you'll find a lot of old faces.
Best of luck "Boots"

Gerry Kelly (S60-63)

18 Jul 2011

remember a few names ,dave gordon ,mark venus and a few others, i was not at this school very long as i got stabbed in the dinner hall,what i do remember apart from that was all good

Garry Blinkhorn (H76-76)

 

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18 Jul 2011

Hi Gerry! It's great to hear from you. I remember you very well. I was in a dorm with you when I first joined in 1961. There must have been about 12 of us in there. You were a good friend and helped to make me feel at home. I had been trying to remember whether I had that old guitar at school with me. I must have driven you all nuts with it. I still play guitar but I don't know that I've improved much! It's hard to remember details of that time. I have no idea what sort of person I was. Everything seemed to happen so quickly, and then, just when I was getting the hang of it, it was over.

Ralph Harding (S61-63)


20 Jul 2011

Dorm 2 bad boys,frank mccarthy,jimmy mair,mike hughes,anyone know where they are now ?be could to chat about old time ,such as night runs to girls school,via the back dyke.The big fight with the local hells angels,booze runs for the prefects,the midnight feasts and of course six of the best for smoking in the showers and swearing at matron when the bell went of at 6am.

Kevin Mackie (C74-76)

20 Jul 2011

Hi "Boots". Fancy you remembering my nickname Basil - short for Basil Bootlace. My nickname now is "Sheriff". Good to hear from you and I hope all is as well as can be expected at our time of life. I understand that Chet is living in France. I do remember you now Ralph. As you say, you knew Bill better because of the age difference. I am now 63 and a half - halves are important again! and, having been in business for 21 years and then winding down to work for someone on the payroll for the last 4 years, I have just started in business again this week.........some of us never learn!? I live in Ipswich, not that far from Downham Market so Ray Wollaston - if you see this - get in touch. We were great mates back in the day and I can still picture you. I still play guitar and have bought and sold several over the years, but now have just 2, a Stagg electro-acoustic Applause copy and a Danelectro 50's replica solid. Like most people, I don't play enough. Anyone else from the early 60's, get in touch, the site seemed to be getting overun with them there 70's and 80's types! Better go now so I don't take up too much space. Cheers all.

John Bartlett (S62-63)

21 Jul 2011

Hi, I noticed that John Bartlett and Glyn Johnson,like myself used to travel on the TEE from Paris.Did you also go to the SHAPE school at St Germain-en Laye before you went to WBS? Or anyone else for that matter.It is listed on Freinds Reunited as Lycee International SHAPE Primary.And did anyone live on one of the caravan sites at Chavenay which were in use until 1967 when S.H.A.P.E moved to Mons in Belgium.Good to see some familiar "names" are still alive,not to mention MEMORIES,Paul E154

Paul Richmond (E66-68)

22 Jul 2011

Hi Paul. I think I went straight to WBS as we came back from a posting to Adelaide late 1962/early 1963. My brother Graham who is 4 years younger may well have gone there. I remember us living in a long, white curving block of flats with forest at the back, with other SHAPE families. I'm sure it was close to St. Germain. The old memory isn't as good now at 61.

Glyn Johnson (E63-68)

23 Jul 2011

hate to put the cat amongst the pigeons, did i by chance hear a little twitter on the unspeakable facebook site that maybe ..plans were afoot? Pray spill the beans members of the soceity! We would all love to see news of a bit of a get together! I'm sure lots of people would love this to happen, and would love to help! PLEASE PLEASE....post some details soon! Am sure that everyone on the various sites would really appreciate a response!
Yours in antcipation

Julie Roberts (E77-81)

24 Jul 2011

Hi Paul and Glynn. We were at SHAPE a bit before you and we also lived in the long curving block of flats just outside St Germain-En-Laye and lived in 1C1G - block 1 entrance C 1st floor left (looking from the front). Before we were packed off to WBS, we went to the grand sounding English School of Paris for 4 terms ('61/'62), which was a small private school in an old mansion on the banks of the Seine just outside Paris, but I can't for the life of me think of the name of the area/village - if anyone out there knows, please put me out of my misery. The owner/headmistress was a Mrs Cousins, who insisted on being called Mme "Coozens". We used to have our breaks in the grounds of the Mairie. I boarded there for a few weeks and lunch and evening meals were served with red wine - no minimum age requirement!? The caravans to which you refer were after our time - we left in the summer of '63 and came back to England (Ipswich) because my Dad had beeen posted to Borneo. I notice that you were both in Edinburgh - nobody's perfect! -, did you know Paddy Lafferty who was in my class?. I was in 5C Autumn '62 - Summer '63. I'm not sure if he left at the same time as me, or stayed another year. It's good to hear from you and I hope all is well with you both. Perhaps we will ALL meet up at the next reunion?

John Bartlett (S62-63)

24 Jul 2011

Hi John, I seem to remember an address similar to that and I'll always remember Dad's Austin A35 with the plate 4301SF

Glyn Johnson (E63-68)

28 Jul 2011

hi john bartlett,i remember you being a few years older than me [i think ].i knew paddy lafferty,not because of school,but of a meeting in libya.his brother tom and i were in the same class together at windsor. and our families were posted to libya at the same time.tom,paddy and myself formed a band,and played every night during the school xmas hols.sadly paddy died some years later,but is remembered always.tom and are still in touch.regards george

George Coughtrey (S61-64)

28 Jul 2011

I have just stumbled across this site and have seen the names of Mike Capey as well as Steve Green (we were in the same A level history group). Would love to renew contact with these.

Bill Gent (E57-60)

 

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