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3 July 2018
Hi Deb Rose and thanks for replying yes I was Richards babysitter whilst you were at boarding school.please pass on my best wishes to your family.they were very kind to me and I enjoyed looking after Richard I've never forgotten him in all these years I think we all went to the cinema to watch grease also your dad would sign my work card even when I wasn't needed I've never forgotten that at all.nice hearing from you 
Carol  Whitehorn nee  Harrison (E72-74)
     
    
8 July 2018
Hey Ffoeg, What's happening? Have you been on holiday in you VW Up? How are you liking your wee car?
 
Are you short of water down there in this heatwave?  Are you coping all right in the heat?

I am going into the garden to do a rain dance LOL Sebrof
IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)
   

      

9 July 2018

This heatwave has brought me a funny memory I thought might amuse someone....
When we first moved to Germany it was a long hot summer which we were definitely not used to - when we eventually got rain it teemed down so mum, sister and I put on our swimming costumes and sat out in the garden to cool of
The neighbours wanted us admitted to the BMH P wing
It was great.......

IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)

      

     

9 July 2018

Hi Gerald, glad you have happy memories of the house parties, we were obviously extras at those parties as there was no St James at the boys school.  Toni settled in France about 35 years ago in a place called Souvigny, two of us were planning to go and visit this year , sadly we didn't get chance . Think you may of been 16 in 1972 and Toni would of been 14 .  They do still have reunions btw they are usually posted on one of the Windsor groups on FB. Take care.

Suzanne Thomas( nee Holt) (StJ70-73)

       

9 July 2018

Off to visit Berlin in September where I will go back to look at our old house and the camp in Kladow (very much minus a certain Berlin wall for anyone knowing Montgomery Barracks)- it looks like we only left yesterday. I took my wife in 2016, No1 Daughter last year and No2 this year so they all know what/where I am blithering on about when its another story from the best 2 years ever between Hamm and Berlin.
I have also got say this heat wave reminds me of 76- going on D of E in the Saurland, beating the school 1500m record (I still go on about it!) and just like today, lots of football...... 
Hoping for a reunion soon.

Chris Elgenia (C74-76)

    

       

10 July 2018

Rather a slow start to July from all of us. Is it the heat-wave, over-hyped soccer, Brexit chaos or something else that's slowing things down? Sebrof you must be writing about 1976 - the last time that we had such a summer. Swimming allocations were well attended  and the exam candidates had to sweat more than they usually did. However the D of E camp in the Sauerland (whoops he's mentioned it again) went ahead in spite of the heat. 'So hot that the soles of our boots melted on expedition .....'. How about that Malcolm? Hardy souls we were back then. Tell that to the young people of today and they'd never believe you.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

     

     

12 July 2018

Glad to see that Chris remembers 1976. Incidentally Chris talking of the Berlin I have just read a book that might bring back memories for you as it did for me - although you don't seem to need much prompting to open the nostalgia floodgates. It's called 'The House by the Lake' by Thomas Harding - Windmill Books paperback. 

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

      

   

12 July 2018

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Rev. Stuart  Brindley.  My condolences to  his wife who taught with my late wife at Hamm Primary School and the three children. We enjoyed a number of Sunday lunches with the Brindley family . I taught at WGS but knew the family quite well for a number of years. We did make a visit to Newcastle once and were guests with Elsie and Stuart.

Colin Hawthorne (M74-79)

       

      

14 July 2018

Hi Colin Hawthorne, What did you teach at WGS?
I recognise your name but unfortunately struggle to picture / place you!!! Please solve this mystery for me.
With kind regards

IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)

     

    

22 July 2018

Hi all, I ran into this site again and was browsing through the postings...good stuff.  Several mentions of DuPont brats and what became of them. Bobby Hoffman probably knows better than me (hey Bobby, give me a call some time. You have my number).  The good news is all of my cohort are (I think) alive and well.  I'm retired and waste my time restoring cheap cars (X1/9s, 914s etc.) bicycling and sailing while my wife plays with horses. As for the others some of this information is old and may be total rubbish by now, but: Tom Ritter was working for DuPont as a safety consultant last time I saw him living in a big house in Nashville.  Bill Galloway was involved in the Washington State university system helping foreign students with their english. I talked to Tom O'Barr years ago at his medical office, and I recall he said Bow (my tablet won't take the correct spelling) was in California with the Forrest Service but I was ever successful in contacting him. Mike Kolesar was doing something in the cell phone business.  I believe Bruce Kolesar has a farm in West Virginia. Nothing but fond memories of WBS (well, except for the misery of running cross country in PE).  Teaching staff was world class and somehow turned me from a mediocre student to an almost decent one. Still love the Christmas Carol "In the Black Midwinter" one thanks to Mr Berkeley.  Well, enough of my prattle...

Paul Nicholasen (H67-73)

      

       

23 July 2018

Great post from Paul and thanks for the update on other Du Pont lads. I have very positive memories of all those that he mentions. Especially Bill and Tom who had the dubious pleasure of putting up with my somewhat strange sums lessons. Great pity that none of them post but there's a chance that they may visit the site. And an even smaller chance that they'll be prompted to post in the future I suppose. Come on don't let Bobby do it all. As I've written before I was always amazed at the ease that they all managed to fit into the Brit education system.
On another tack. What's happening? Not enough posts this month to keep Bill busy. Is it the heat? It's only supposed to be senior citizens like me who are effected by it.

Geoff Hern (M60-80)

      

       

23 July 2018

Hi Frost. You are right about allowing Bill to be a little short of work this month
I have to disagree about Senior Citizens and the heat though - I can't cope with it all all BUT I was out working the community in all the winter snow and loved it.  When I fell over in the deep soft snow I had to crawl to a fence to pull myself up and thought it was hilarious
Each to their own and thank dog (Golden Labrador) we are all different

Take care we need oldies like you to keep the world a good place to live on
LOL Sebrof

IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)

     

      

24 July 2018

I'm wandering around in my Eric Morecombe shorts, flip flops with knotted handkerchief on my head being insulted by all and sundry and I DON'T CARE!
Must find that old kepi, it may be more alluring....
Yes, it's hot and yes, it was cold last winter and yes, it rains - that's why I love Britain.
Let's have another pint of IPA. :)

Malcolm Graham (E60-65)

     

     

24 July 2018

We had rain last night and I mean bordering on torrential.......
While parts of Scotland are on water restrictions and being given bottled water Strathcarron Reservoir hasn't let us down yet.......
But let's not tempt fate.......

IzzzzI Forbes (E72-75)

        

        

25 July 2018

Well, iZZZZi, in our part of Scotland we have had a few episodes of rain over the past week or so, just keeping our grass fresh - but living on the coast we also get a nice breeze.  I feel very sorry for those suffering with the heat and lack of rain.  The warm summer reminds me of a few when I was at WGS, especially after completing GCEs and no longer having to attend classes - off to the Open Air Theatre to sunbathe, or playing tennis on the tennis courts. Of course, we weren't allowed to swim in the pool unless the water was 17 degrees or higher - I think of that when I see the local children here jumping off the harbour walls into the sea, no idea what temperature that would be!  Mind you, they tend to be clad in wetsuits.  The older inhabitants here consider that to be wimpish - no wet suits in their day when they used to do it.  And of course, this part of Scotland is well known for ice cream, we are forcing ourselves to sample local varieties in several sea-s!

ide villages in order to support the local economy.  Number One Son has just been to visit and was blown away by Lossiemouth beach.  Sh!  Don't tell anyone!  Let's keep it a secret how nice it is up here!  (But I reckon you already know, iZZZZi)

Pamela Ross (StJ63-68)

         

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