2 July 2017

Hi, I would like to contact anyone who was a student at Windsor Boys School during 1971-1973, cheers

Mark Williams (S71-73)

3 July 2017

Good morning/evening!

Now before you say it, I know some of you are miles away and this idea might seem ridiculous BUT just in case anyone has planned a trip to Australia, I thought I'd include you in this email.

Lesley Annabelle is travelling at that time and will be in Brisbane for just one day - 2 Jan. Linda Nash (nee Wright) and Jean Douglas (nee Page) are also coming over from NZ then, and Angie Cottrell (nee Walker) from Perth is flying in on NYE.

So if anyone would like to join in, please let me know and I'll book a table somewhere! All the best - Donna x

Donna Wilson nee Williams (H61-65)

4 July 2017

Hi John Weston, I was in Caernarvon from Easter 61 (4th form),until the end of summer term (5th form),1962. I'm afraid I remember very few fellow house-mates from that time in spite of the similarity in our names.

John Watson (B61-62)

6 July 2017

An update on the history of the Windsor Schools. First many thanks to everyone who has sent me material, by post,emails as well as through Facebook and the Windsor Society.pages and Imperial War Museum and the National Archives. I have a few gaps in my collection of Concordia and Ambassador so if anyone has spare copies or can scan these most grateful: Concordia 54-63, 69-75 and 79-80; Ambassador 60-64 and 69-76. These years are also where I have least information especially 69-76 in both schools.. Stories I am missing are: experiences of day students from Soest/Werl? where did people go to school after the school closed in 83? A few more teachers stories would be nice, the WGS "strike" in 1970, school bands from skiffle to punk (any bands at WGS? I'll add a new topic from time to time over the summer before settling down to produce a text (quite possibly ti start with in a blog format so that there can be a collective approach!) Steve C66-68 E6thform 68-69

Steve Green (C66-68)

6 July 2017

Hi Steve Green, I remember a concert given in the school hall one Sunday evening, I guess sometime in 1956/7, featuring Graham Buttonshaw and his Skiffle Group. Graham was a pupil at the school but not in Sandringham.
I have just "googled" Graham Buttonshaw and he comes up as a member of the group Dr.Jazz playing Clarinet and Alto Sax - am pretty sure its the same guy.

Geoff. McPate (S53-57)

9 July 2017

Hi Steve Green.After windsor closed Both King school Gutersloh and Queen school Rheidahlen took on boarders, the boarding part of queens was called the Windsor Annex. it grew so large that after a while it became Windsor School and the name queens only existed as the name of the main education buildind. So the name Windsor lived on well after Hamm. well into 2000.

Anthony Cummings (H72-77)

9 JUly 2017

Drifting through Waterstones en route to Cornwall I came across two books not previously seen. One has to be read and enjoyed by G Hern, if not already... 'Can you solve my problems' by Alex Bellos, subtitled A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles,
I commend. Equally another non fiction titled Grit, not unlike Blink in the manner of things, but a different approach to examining why passion and resilience are the secrets of success. My only thought here was to wonder how many got beaten for such novel events as eating pickled onions after lights out! We sure had to be passionate about eating after lights out and resilient to a slipper! I'm not sure at 72 I'm that driven, but eh great read on the beach, it fills one with the passion and the desire not to accept NO for an answers. Somewhere in Cornwall on a mission with my dog

John Eustace (M59-62)

14 July 2017

looking for my best school mate leslie kent.we both lived at soest and went by bus daily to that great school together.sadly lost touch when returning to england.any help welcome.

William O'Connell (H71-73)

16 July 2017

When I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Leppard recently the topic of a re-union came up(as you'd expect) We agreed that, as two aging folk with time on our hands, we'd be up to organizing a 'gig' for those of us so minded. Subject to a positive response I'd be happy to join forces with like minded Windsorians and get on with it.
Action anyone?

John Eustace (M59-62)

Would be interested only if a lot of people were going from my era also where would it be? - Bill

24 July 2017

Hi all, Just returned from a holiday in the Hossie which could be compared to Windsor in many ways - regime after regime, don't step out of line, etc..... when I couldn't sleep I was even told not to leave my 'dorm' after lights out as it upset the staff..............

On a more positive note - I was in a ward with a relative of the Armour brothers (Ian, et al) who were boarders in Caernarvon around the early 70's. The relative had visited Windsor and we had the other patients fascinated with the tales of army boarding school and life in general - it was a better tonic that anything the Docs' prescribed - I think the nursing staff were glad to see me go to get a bit of quiet!!!!!

If the Armour brothers read this please tell their relative I thoroughly enjoyed their company and hope they are fully recovered.

The reminiscing made the Hossie holiday worth while.........

IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)

26 July 2017

John (Animal) Garnett
There you are buddy, been waiting for you to pop up. How have the years treated you? Would be great to catch up mate

Tony Parslow (H 77-80)

28 July 2017

I hope you are now fighting fit again, Izzzi, ready to fettle the world and all it throws at you!

It made me think back to the couple of times I was in Sick Bay at school (the dreaded Nurse Kneller in charge!). On one occasion, despite feeling really poorly, there was a dance on the Saturday night, so I delayed going off to report to Sick Bay in order to attend the dance. It was probably a good thing none of the boys bothered to smooch with me, as when I reported in sick the following morning it turned out I had measles. It was almost the end of term - my father was most unimpressed that he had to drive to the school and take me home by car, lying under a blanket on the back seat.

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

30 July 2017

IZZZZZZZZIE - speedy recovery, hen!

and it's better news from me - I managed to survive another birthday without being thrown into a cold bath! Life is good!!

Malcolm Graham (E60-65)