here to join the windsor society now and contact your old friends
01 Oct 2012
I was at WGS in
1965 with my sister Janice Grant and we were both in Edinburgh house.
I think at that time the head girl of Edinburgh was Sue Rae and head
girl of school was Sue Griffin (not sure if correct sur name but something
like that) I don't really remember much more apart from that I am sure
the headmistress was a Miss Evans. It has been great looking at the
pictures as all the memories have come flooding back of inter house
swimming competitions that I took part in to playing the violin in the
school hall. It would be great to hear from anyone who may remember
me or my sister. Our Father was in the Royal Air Force and we lived
in RAF Larrbruch (again can't remember correct spelling) so were full
time borders. Kind Regards
Denise Grant Whitup
01 Oct 2012
Pleased to hear
that reunion proceeding - despite sad news about Steve Dipper! Can you
please tell me if anyone from the 50's is going.
Ellen Gill (S54-58)
02 Oct 2012
Re George Coughtrey's
message (September) -I was in St James, but as to boys, I was a very
shy flower and knew very few boys and therefore very few names! So I
can't tell you if it is a Kev Savage in my photo, as I probably didn't
know. I know, I know, hard to imagine me as being shy, but believe me
I was. I made up for it after I left school and went to university -
Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)
02 Oct 2012
Hi, just read some
past messages from old school pupils, there right about memories, it
dose bring them back, I remember the day's of smoking in the gaffers
block, on the back fields where the wall is (or was)there were a few
smoking areas in the main block as well, lol, my notority in both school's
was renound, I used to hang around with the like's of Pete Kneyon (blast
from the past there) the McRitchie brother's, Ian, Donald and David,
Nick Loats to name but a few, some of them were in the school's athletics
team and football team, brilliant day's, if anyone wishes to get in
touch with me you would be most wellcome.
12 Oct 2012
Just updated my
Google Earth, went to have another look at WBS and it's now mostly a
vacant block...should have taken a pic before they updated the imagery.
What a shame
Glyn Johnson (E63-68)
24 Oct 2012
Haven't been on
here in a long time. Just seen that Neil Carrick passed away (a good
few years back so sorry for bringing up bad news again). He was my dorm
mate for a number of months very sad to see the news. Also see a few
other people from the dim and distant past...Bob Hoffman - we tried
to play in a band together, him on piano and me on git box....I was
bad back then and still am now LOL. Anybody know what happened to Sue
Gouldbourne? I see Will Henry in the posts and a number of other....Hi
to you all!
Pat (Paddy) O'Neill
Hi Paddy. This
is a strange coincidence. I've just arrived home on 23/10 after a weeks
holiday with my wife in Berlin. The first time I've been back since
1973. I was also in your dorm with Kev Bayes, Richard Gatehouse, Stillwell
(Jimmy??) and a few others. We were one of the Berlin group. We certainly
got up to some pranks. Do you recall the time we were late catching
the military train out of Berlin. We caught it just in time and a whole
group of us, Kev Bayes, John Moseley, Paul Ramshall (sadly killed a
few years ago) ended up next to the catering car. By the time we got
to Helmstedt we had thrown hundreds of boiled and raw eggs out of the
train windows at E German trains and coal barges over the River Elbe.
The Russians were apoplectic with rage and by the time we arrived at
Braunswick the Red Caps escorted us all of the train and took us to
Hamm by military escort. We were taken to Jack Worrells office by Hayden
Jones as I recall, expecting the cane etc but Jac
k Worrell just said "it's in the hands of the military now"!
Our fathers had to go and see the GOC Berlin, The Earl Cathcart who
said the Russians were furious and that it could have caused "an
international incident". My dad said it was only a school boy prank
but he wouldn't have it and we were banned from the military train.
We had to be taken to and from school at the start and end of term,
viso weekends etc by car as our parents had to drive from Berlin along
the 'corridor' to collect us.
When we arived at Tegel airport last week, the German Customs Officer
studied my passport for quite some time. Perhaps we are still on a wanted
list for defacing E German property!!
As well as the usual tourist places, we visited Spandau (I lived near
the prison and you by the BMH as I recall. The place has changed a lot
and there is massive building work going on all over. The old BIB HQ
with the Olympic pools etc is still there just along from the Olympic
It's always at this
time of year approaching Xmas that thoughts return to those happy and
care free days.
I hope you and any
other ex colleagues and teachers who remember me are all well. I keep
meaning to write a book about exploits in Berlin and Hamm.
The day I left Berlin one of my dad's sargeants nearly clipped me around
the ear as workmen in a JCB on a building site unearthed Spandau machine
guns still in grease proof paper, ammo, helmets, grenades and I tried
to pull the trigger of one of the guns!! Perhaps when I retire!!
Kevin Parfitt H154
27 Oct 2012
Hi Paddy O'Neill:
I saw Neil Carrick at one of the Windsor reunions (I think 2000) and
was also sorry about his passing. I still plunk away at the piano now
and then (still playing songs Thomo taught me). And I remember our time
in A level pure maths at WGS with Ms Gray - I don't think she appreciated
students from WBS. I was in the UK last year and had a couple beers
with John Dudley you may remember (Geography and basketball teacher).
I am in the UK occasionally - send me your email an I will let you know
next time I am there.
Bobby Hoffman (E69-75)
28 Oct 2012
Does anybody know
the whereabouts of Jane Blake (or sister Carol) at Windsor about 1956/7
time? Her home was at Krefeld. Father Royal Marines or Royal Navy.
David Starkie (B56-57)
28 Oct 2012
hi pamala ross,this is my
3rd attempt at replying to your msg.would you have known val young and
jenny knipe,both in sandringham house?.regards george
George Coughtrey (S61-64)
29 Oct 2012
George - I think the name
Val Young rings a bell - did she have blonde hair in a ponytail?
Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)
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