here to join the windsor society now and contact your old friends
1 Nov 2012
Wow...what a blast
from the past! Hi Guy's! Hey Kev. Yes I remember the "international
incident" very well....my Dad never let me forget it LOL. To say
he was not amused is an understatement....not the fact I did it but
more so the fact he had to take me back and fore nand stand in front
of the GOC for a right b*******. I have been to Berlin a few times and
actually worked for the military there for a number of years (suprised
they gave me a job with my "record"!). It was a great time
in Berlin when were all at school and a real good group of people to
hang around with.
Hey Bob...yes the
maths lessions were interesting to say the least....not sure Ms Grey
took a shine to me....in her eyes I was one of those horrible WBS kids
LOL. It would be great to catch up for a beer or two when you are over
here.....how do I get to send you my e-mail as we are not allowed to
post it here? Are you still in contact with Bill Burford?. I had some
communication wit Bo Obar 6-7 years ago but not heard from him since.
4 Nov 2012
Just a note to say
that there is a thriving community on Facebook of former students at
WBS and WGS. As well as chat, memories and contacts there are many photos
(including many house, prefects and sports teams) going on the sites
and now Concordias. So far issues from 1960, 1968, 1969 and 1978 are
available. Others will follow. There is currently a positive discussion
on how the FB and Windsor Soc can integrate whilst keeping their own
focus. Of course Facebook is not for everyone. The WBS/WGS groups are
closed so postings can only be seen by those admitted to the groups..
they are not public on FB.
Steve Green (C66-68,
11 Nov 2012
Hi pamela,ta for
your reply,would you per chance have a photo of her? yes she was blonde,
generally in a ponytail.i used to have a picture,but in all my moves,it
seems to have been mislaid.thanks regards george
12 Nov 2012
Names that I can
remember from that era. Peter Lambert, Dirk Matthews, Tony Sugg, Nick
Venner, Roger Holyoak, Gordon Hall. Mr Wylie was headmaster. Mr. Robertson
an English teacher. Andy Roberts ( I think ) who was a really good bowler
at cricket. Ian Green ( I think ) very fast sprinter. Can anyone remember
digging holes under the perimeter wall behind the gym so we could escape.
Also remember the cross country runs along the river. White rabbit &
I.D.T. Very fond memories. Who was the sod in Marlborough House that
nicked my collection of pristine condition Marvel comics out of my locker.
They are worth a fortune nowadays. Still gutted !
Fred Sweeney (M62-64)
13 Nov 2012
did you used to live in a private hiring up behind the Mohne See Dam?
If so you and I used to share the mini bus down to the main Soest estate
where we would catch our buses to WBS and WGS. Best wishes.
Trevor Biggs (C71-76)
16 Nov 2012
Steve Green's message
regarding Facebook is interesting. I'm not - and don't want to be -
a member, but if it's closed to all but Windsorites only then I, for
one, would be interested. It probably explains why there are so few
messages on this site these days, which is a great shame - see my earlier
rant a few months back. Perhaps Steve could give some more detail.
John Bartlett (S62-63)
19 Nov 2012
John Bartlett and
Others. There are several Facebook groups that might
be of interest. The busiest of which are ‘closed’ groups’
membership is approved by the admin. In the case of ‘WBS &
CHAT’ and ‘Windsor Boys' School Hamm Germany’ prospective
Windsor credentials are checked prior to acceptance.
'WBS & WGS GROUP
CHAT' (closed group: Anyone can see the group and who's in it. Only
members see posts.)
'Windsor Boys' School
Hamm Germany' (closed group)
'Windsor Girls School,
Hamm,' (closed group)
'WINDSOR GIRLS SCHOOL..CONCORDIA
FOREVER!!!' (open group: Anyone can see the group and who’s in
it and what member post)
'Windsor Boys and
Girls School, Hamm' (open group)
In addition there
is a fledgling Facebook group ‘The Windsor Society’ specifically
for paid up members of the Windsor Society. It’s membership and
content is fairly limited at the moment but hopefully it will grow into
a useful addition to the Societies on-line armoury.
Phil McGregor (C73-76)
19 Nov 2012
As I have received
no direction from the committee I have decided to post the messages
received about FaceBook on this site. I have a FaceBook account but
having been on the Internet since its early days (expensive dial-up
connection to Birmingham) I would like to offer the following advice
to those who are going to sign up.
1) FaceBook is not
really free - you are passing on personal data about yourself which
they then sell on to others to target advertising or whatever else they
can think of using it for.
2) Nobody can guarantee
that everyone on a closed user group has the right to be on there (unless
they know them personally) - enough information to convince anybody
that you went to Windsor can easily be picked up just from this site
3) Whatever you
post on the web will be there forever, you will not be able to get it
With this in mind
I would urge you to have fun on FaceBook but take care what
you post or reveal about yourself on there, nobody yet knows
what the efffects of Social Networking will be. There is an old net
saying - TNSTAAFL (there's no such thing as a free lunch) and it applies
to FB. Why do you think people spend valuable time writing "Free"
Apps for it.
I am not posting
this in an attempt to scare or put people off FaceBook, I am on there
myself and its a great way to keep in contact with people but as people
who may not have been on the Internet that long are being directed there
from this site I feel that I should make sure that they understand the
facts that perhaps a lot of older FB members are aware of already.
Bill Craswell (C62-65)
20 Nov 2012
As this will be
the last opportunity to reprise the tradition of 8/8/88, 9/9/99, etc.,
will anybody be meeting at Trafalgar Square 12:00 on 12/12/12?
I did the Trafalgar Square meet I had such a good time that I missed
the last train home - cost me £40 for a taxi from Swindon.
21 Nov 2012
Hello again Alan Savage,
glad your doing well, seems a shame not too many of Caernarvon's early
70's intake post much would be nice to know how they are all doing.
Mark Day (C71-74)
29 Nov 2012
Hi Former Comrades, Would
love to hear from Debs Moyce and Sue Mckay who were in isolation with
me and helped me through the meningitis scare in Edinburgh House in
1972. Would also love to hear from Jackie McCallum (so would Jeannie
the escapee)!!! Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam as now known), Tea For The
Tillerman album -Father and Son. Would not have survived the aftermath
without Jonsey (Rock and Roll Suicide). Genuine thanks to all of you
- forever in my heart. With love, Izzy
Izzy Forbes (E72-75)
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