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Tony Dyer (Churchill 64-67) |
Hello to all. My apologies to all , especially Warren and dave :( Ive been rather poorly over last couple of years , but , am now back on the road to recovery. Looking forward to next years reunion and hope my sons will come with me this time. see you there guys I hope. Take care every one. Tony
28 July 2010 - Hampshire

Richard Bowyer |
Ar RWS 1957/1962. Recovering from Shingles at present, so not able to play much cricket this summer. Can still give that ball a "tweak or two" with my offspin bowling. Colin Mewitt was my "fag" when I was a dorm monitor in Babylon House, along with John Rutson and "slim" Gilbert2. Glad to hear he made it to Uni and has a good career
27 July 2010 - Chelmsford Essex

cliff willis |
Anybody remember me, Cliff(Conk) Willis. I was only at the school from 1959-1961 and left after taking the O levels. I remember John Lavender well, a good headmaster who gave me and my mate Hoss 6 of the best after we sneaked out on a Saturday to watch the film "The Time Machine" in Leytonestone. Worth every wack!!
26 July 2010 - Loughborough

Kelvin John Evans |
I thought I was popular and a well known guy,wrong!It is funny how your mind conveniently rearranges your memories.I met Colin Mewitt at the last but one reunion and talking to him I realised that I was a more disruptive influence than he was!He went on to university and has had a very good carreer,I myself have not even quite grown up yet!So if there are any more people out there who might be hurt that no-one seems to remember them don't worry ,still post here and come to the next reunion,perhaps you can donate towards the foundation who still help Kids,JUST AS THEY HELPED US,Regards Kelvin(Taffy)Evans(1956-1964)
11 July 2010 - Holbeach Hurn,Lincolnshire

8 July 2010 - EVERYWHERE

Steve Sampford |
Is there any news about the next reunion.
29 June 2010 - Harlow, Essex

Steve Sampford |
Hi Charlie Wilson I remember you and names such as Mick Brace, Paul McKendry, Kevin Kowerlesser, Steve Wallis, Andy Bennett, S.Coveney, Graham Richards.I have great memories of the old school such as bunking out at night for chips,staying up late at night in Mr Cornicks room with toast and watching Monty Python if we did well at sport,the masters such as Pog O'Gorman,M.P.Rat,Tugs( standing on the steps smoking his pipe, and that bloody bell being rung at 7.00 or was 6.45.I was at the last reunion in 2008, and Ernie Thomas ( English Teacher) and Dr. John Davis both attended.If you look on Friends Reunited Website, and type in Royal Wanstead School, you will see some photo's that I've added. Best Wishes. Steve Sampford.
29 June 2010 - Harlow, Essex

bob maddock (fish) |
was at r.w.s. 1959/1967 give or take a year. after living in spain for 8 years have returned to live back in woking, surrey. best regards to anyone who remembers me. cheers
26 June 2010 - woking, surrey

bill weights |
recently found website (fantastic), deeply saddened to hear of Bert Knight's death. He had such a huge influence on my life. Does anybody out there know where he is buried? As I would like to pay my respects.
Would also like to hear from any old mates.
25 June 2010 - Littlehampton West Sussex UK

charlie wilson |
pleased to have found this site.! are there old school chums about named steve wallis steve sampford kirk watson andrew francis and many more who were in grenfell house i was there from 1964 to 1971 times were goood and bad. Maybe some of the teachers will recall me.? I dont think they would forget me !!!!
21 June 2010 - dorset

21 June 2010 - DORSET

9 June 2010 - IPSWICH

Mike Hamill |
Hi all, just to apologise for my tardiness and to let you know I am still around, living in Norfolk and working in IT for the local fuzz.
29 May 2010 - Norfolk (England)

Robert Smith |
i went to the RWS with Roy (jelly) Thompson - he was my best friend there, Roy if you see this message can you please email me - or if someone else knows Roy, they could pass on this message. thanks
29 May 2010 - United Kingdom

Arthur Strivens |
Many thanks to Pete Munro for the photo's hope the missing names are a help.
21 May 2010 - Cochester,Essex

Arthur Strivens |
I was at RWS c'63 in Churchill, I was prefect in the juniors. We had a great footbal team with Lionel Steed in goal.
16 May 2010 - Colchester,Essex

Cherys Bygrave was Cherys Clark-Darby |
hi,I was at Sawbridgeworth from 1963 until 1966. I have seen a few names that I recognise. I hope you are all doing well. I am still in touch with Dianne Thompson and Frances Littlechild from school. I was in touch with Christine Meadows too but it seemed to peter out.
29 April 2010 - St Albans,Hertfordshire

Debbie Chowns (THORNING) |
For those who remember Dick Thorning who passed away in 2006, his loving wife and mum Margaret joined him on 24th March 2010.
We did bring mum to a reunion a couple of years ago and as children have happy memories of our early childhood at Royal Wanstead School.
31 March 2010 - Norfolk

Nestor Ellinopoullos |
Surely with my unusual name (in those days) someone remembers me? I was at RWS 1960 - 1962.
3 April 2010 - Goulburn New South Wales Australia

Jeffrey Finch |
Hi Tich do you remember me, I'm Jeff Finch.
1 April 2010 - Hertfordshire

Anthony Finch |
Sorry that I have been a bit quiet lately guys and guyesses.
Happy easter to you all and take care.
1 April 2010 - Norfolk Broads

Rod Harmer |
Hi there Guys and Gals, well belated, very much seasons greetings to you all and the fellow crazies.
Life plods on down here in the antipodes, now having a great summer at last.
Does any one know if johhny wright has changed his address or phone number.
Am keen to get in touch with him.
Now fully retired, boring !!!!! due to Parkinsons but managing with medication.Now a grandad 3 times over and number 4 on way.
26 February 2010 - Auckland New Zealand

matt bailey |
My Dear older brother Julian Bailey who was at Royal Wanstead 1963 -68 montgomery house sadly passed away on the 19th january 2010 aged 57 after a long illness
21 February 2010 - bordeaux

Ray Playforth |
Happy New Year to all. Just found this site. Was at RWS 63/69 Churchill House.
Was member of rowing team, football first XI, house monitor, school prefect.
1 February 2010 - Streatham London

Wilf Ager |
Hi and a Happy new year to anyone who know's me, iam sorry to say i lost my wife 18 months ago and have spent the last few years looking after her and never managed to atent the last RWS meeting but wondering when the next will be.
27 January 2010 - Horley, Surrey

keith looker |
happy and prosperous new year to all
31 December 2009 - witham essex

Terry Giles |
Hello from Great Falls, Montana USA. I was at RWS from 1951 through 1956. I enjoyed the school. I was in Athens house, Flo was my house master. I remember him as being very strict. Like many though, my memory is slipping some. Came to the USA in 1959. Put 23 years in US Army. Saw a good part of the worldand I came out all in tact. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas with friends and family. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me!!!!
18 December 2009 - Montana, USA

Richard Bowyer |
Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year
20 December 2009 - Chelmsford Essex

Brian Moakes |
Hi again, Sorry Keith I meant to say Stephen Foster has a copy of the 1971 school photo. If anyone else has it please please let me know.
Many Thanks. Brian.
19 December 2009

Brian Moakes |
Hi all, I am led to believe that Keith Jemmet has a copy of the 1971 school photo. Any chance of getting a copy Keith. Best regards Brian (smiler) Moakes.
19 December 2009

Dave and Maria Dyer |
We would like to wish everyone of you a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a healthy 2010.
5 December 2009 - Spain

Dennis Welch |
Looking forward to the service.
29 October 2009

19 October 2009 - HOUNSLOW, MIDDLESEX

Louis Porter |
1960-1962, anyone there who remembers myself and my twin brother Anthony?
11 October 2009 - Chester Cheshire uk

Clive Austin |
does any one remember me I was at wanstead from 1957 to 1961. I would love to hear from old friends, Eugene, Gibbo, Roger Lancey etc where are you.
28 September 2009 - Norfolk England

Barry Mardell |
Reading Bert Knight's obituary in the Old Wansteadian reminded me of the great time we had as 2nd Royal Tank Regiment cadets. He ensured we had the best equipment available including the arrival of an armoured car (minus half a barrel) a well stocked armoury and enough ammunition and explosives for a very realistic demonstration on open day. I was on the first camp at Honne Barracks in Germany. We had a fantastic action packed few weeks driving Chieftan Tanks, live firing on the ranges, flying in helicopter even cultural visits to the Iron Curtain and Bergen Belsen concentration camp and lots more that hormonal teenagers get up to.

The other event this year that made me think of school was the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Peter O'Gorman, Montgomary House Master and science teacher got us out of bed and we all watched it on his TV. Wouldn't be allowed in today's PC world!
17 September 2009 - Wimborne, Dorset

Jon Ray |
My memory sure is flawed (but I'm well aware I'm in good company). I was doing a little research and discovered that Project Emily installed sixty not ICBM but IRBM missiles starting in 1958. This confirmed info I got that I started dear old RWS in 58. There is a real dirth, however, of classmates from 58/59. I wonder why. The school seemed full at the time. Oh well. If you attended during this time, I would enjoy hearing. God bless!
3 September 2009 - Foresthill, California,US

Brian Moakes |
Hi, does anyone have a copy of the last whole school photograph taken in 1971? If so please share it with us all.Thanks. Brian (smiler)Moakes.
31 August 2009

Phill Dobbinson |
Thats odd!, just seen my brother, Andrew's, message on this site which i have just discovered a few weeks after he did, though we havent spoken of it!. Anyway- i was in the juniors, B dorm' 1969 through 1970 and echo Andrew's comments in as much as there were plenty of tears on my part on arrival but by the time we left i'd rather gotten used to and fond of the school , made some good friends and had a much needed kick start to my education!. Boys i remember are- Ken Norris, David Bassett, John Holt and brothers Joe and Danny, who's surname i cant recall. I remember my housemaster Mr Corrigan who was a decent kindly chap, Mr Porter the junior's head and the very lovelly Miss Casswell !.I wonder what became of them all?, dose anyone know?, or remember me?.
20 August 2009 - South Wales

Andrew Dobbinson |
Found this site recently and the memories came flooding back,many more good than were bad. Tears when I arrived and tears when I left.My Brother and I were at R.W.S. in 69/70. Phillip was in the Juniors and I was in form 1b Nelson House. We are both in the School photograph of 1969.
11 August 2009 - South Wales

Jon Ray |
1 year, around 57. My dad was with McDonald Douglas Aircraft from California setting up ICBM sites (9) for Britain’s defense against Russia. My mom agreed to let dad take me with him on the project if he would put me in “one of those good English boarding schools.” I can hear the laughter. I was 10. Cambridge Hall, I believe. The curriculum was years ahead of what I was used to in the California school system. Oh, I remember struggling with compositions, French, the periodic table in chemistry (there was a very interesting thin, accentric chemistry teacher with wire-rimmed spectacles and wiry hair), divinity, cross country through the forest, chapel. I recall more. Miss Rocket was in charge of uniforms and sewed. RWS is big in my memory. I spent many hours constructing a glider which I launched from one of the towers and it flew beautifully — right into the pond. Do you remember the huge public pool that was in the forest? There was a German measles epidemic and quite a few of us went into the infirmary for a week. There was a fellow practicing javelin throwing and, as a few friends and I were standing in front of the (back of) the building, I was knocked to the ground from misdirected toss, quite a long one actually. It hit me squarely on my left shoulder — better there than in my chest! This gave a serious fright to the poor bloke throwing! This could go on, but I’ll stop here and give you the chance of answering. Best wishes!
28 July 2009 - California

Barry Guthrie |
any know of OR REMEMBER a John kyle Shirley who was at the RWS IN 1957 .AS I would like to contact him.
28 July 2009 - UK

Barry Guthrie |
I attended the RWS .in 1956/57.
does anyone remember me or my brother Tony
28 July 2009 - uk

john maskell |
are any of you fans of the band the enid if so they are putting a tour together .if so can you let me know so that we meet up at a gig sometime ,or you can always look them up on facebook
27 July 2009 - england

Ian Bonnick |
I attended RWS 60-62? Remember Peter Finch, Nicholas Gasper. French teacher we called "Beaky" butnot much else.
18 July 2009 - Australia

Martin Thompson |
Andy Fennel, where are you? I would like to get in contact some time.
Known as Bomber, in Churchill 62/68
16 July 2009 - Kuryk, Kazakhstan

tim 'willie' wilson |
Hows it going all you survivors of RWS.
Im still social working for my sins. now in stoke on trent.what a dive!!! I must have been programmed for a career in this after all the stick i got from loony parents and the bad experiences i had at RWS.wasnt all bad though cos i can remember some great laughs with great mates for the 5 yrs i was there in churchill was rough at times but not as rough as home.
oh well better get back to work,,,,the computer has just started up again.any one know how to get password for crazy gang site.i had it at one time but some of my clients loaded the entire contants of my house into a van while i was working late on a child protection job.ha life can be funny.whens next reunion??
22 June 2009 - Toke on trent

John Keith Bergman (Minor) |
looking to get in touch with anyone who remembers me or my brother Roy - 1949 - 1959
12 June 2009 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Anne Morgan |
Inspired by finding Robina Browne in this guestbook, I am trying to find Margaret Totten (Peggy), Janet Harrington, and Christine Biney. If anyone has a current address for them I would appreciate hearing from you. We all seem to have scattered to other countries and lost contact over the years. Thanks and best wishes.
11 June 2009 - USA

Richard Peros |
Memories! I was Incarcerated here at the age of six between 69 and 70 along with my two older brothers Dino, who was about eight and Tony who was about ten or eleven. The whole experience was of course a bit of a trauma for myself but I think that my older brothers fared a little better as they were older. My memories from that time are clear as far as the perception of a six year old can be. I remember learning the alphabet and being taught to read and write here from a book about a ship. I was taken to tea and cream cakes in Wanstead by the fantastic blonde teacher who I recited the alphabet to, as a reward. There was an occasion when the same blond teacher asked if a couple of boys would like to volunteer to do something for her, to which half the boys in the school erupted up the fire escape to her assistance.(wow she was nice). I also remember a poignant moment at the sports day (400m) when I was chasing someone referred to as (Lemon Kurd) who was in front of me by a mile. He was about 12, so I didd'nt stand a chance of catching him up but the crowed roared to woo me along with sighs of ahhh. I could have blushed! Some of the other kids made toys out of wax candles, elastic bands and lolly sticks. They used to amaze me as these toys, after winding them up would roam about the dorms for ages (B Dorm, Mr Corrigan's). I also remember Mr Porter (the head) and his labrador dog who I would sometimes accompany for walks in the grounds. He was a first class old school type who had genuine feeling for the children in his care, as i'm sure that this was generally the case for all the staff there. As for bullying, well I don't suppose that there was any more or less variations of psycho-pathological behaviours in that particular institution as any other, (human nature being what it is.)
9 June 2009 - LONDON

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