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DAVID REDDICK |
JUST A CHANCE THAT HE MIGHT READ THIS AND REPLY:
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE MICHAEL BAILEY ( FROM YEARS 1966-68 ) IS. I REMEMBER HE WAS GOING TO JOIN A NEWSPAPER ON LEAVING THE SCHOOL. HE USED TO HANG AROUND WITH WARREN STONER AND MYSELF. BE NICE TO HEAR FROM HIM. HELLO ALL FROM CRAZY GANG AND DONT FORGET . RE-UNION 12/07/2008 GRAHAM AND KEITH HAVE PUT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT INTO MAKING IT HAPPEN
ALL THE BEST PEOPLE AND STAY SAFE
5 June 2008 - BASILDON

DAVID REDDICK |
Keith,
sorry about this but can you send me app forms again for warren and myself. i've mislaid them and i'm paying for both of us ( how the hell did that happen ? ) regards
Dave r ( now b )
5 June 2008 - basildon

Richard Bowyer |
Looking forward to 2008 Reunion. left RWS in 1962. Remember Frank Perriam Mick Lindley, John Rutson and Robin Stubbs Ian Turner and Mr Mcdowell housemaster of us in Babylon.
31 May 2008 - Essex UK

Keith Jemmett |
JUST TO REMIND YOU TO SEND BACK YOUR APPLICATION FORMS FOR REUNION TICKETS IF YOU HAVE NOT ALLREADY DONE SO. THE RESPONSE SO FAR HAS BEEN VERY GOOD.THANKS
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ALL
31 May 2008 - ENGLAND

Richard Bowyer |
I was at RWS 1957-1962 in Churchill and Babylon Houses. Played 1XI football for the school and Babylon.
Retired in 2005 after spending many years in Uganda Africa. Heard recently from Mike Harvey. who lives in Worcestershire. Enjoyed my time at RWS, the values of which have stood me in good stead in later life.
20 May 2008 - Living in Writtle Essex

Thomas Bailey |
I was at RWS '49-'59.From infants to senior School. Nickname "Bombshell" would appreciate some correspondence from anyone of that era, Cannot say that I enjoyed RWS, only appreciated what it did later on in life, Discipline was hard, but it was needed, More so today, Good and bad memories flooding in, love to share them with my contempories.
6 May 2008 - Perth,Western Australia

Andy F |
Still seeking Michael "Wuz" Sly (Churchill house) from about 1962-66. Please get in touch through this guest book.
19 April 2008 - Midlands UK

Neil Maclean |
Hello all,

I was at RWS '65 to '70. I only discovered this site last night and have only given it a brief scan; but the names have certainly struck a chord.

I was in Nelson house with "Tugs" at the helm. Tony Brimble, Bainbridge, Adlam, Hurley, Baldwin, McWhinney, Newrick, Carpenter, Fitzpatrick and Dinsdale are only a few of the names I remember.

I have many memories of the school's inhabitants, and antics. In the main I believe my time at the RWS gave me the firm footing required to stepping out into the world.

If my name is familiar to you please feel free to contact me.

All the best.
19 April 2008 - Isle of Skye

robert (bob) maddock |
hi to anyone who remembers me. i was at RWS from about 1956 till 1967. currently living in spain and my details are on friends reunited.
19 April 2008 - spain

Robina Browne |
Inadvertantly deleted confirmation message for previous message sent. please resend as I do not want to type it out again. You have a short mesage time span on the site.
30 March 2008 - HAWAII

Robina Browne |
Just came across this site. Have looked in previous years, but found nothing. Certainly a lack of "old Girls" I have mixed emotions about my experiences there!! I remember Christine Deakin, Anne Marie Stockwell, Ann Drake,Head Girl 1962? Janet Reay (great pianist and head girl 1960/61), Beryl Towell, Janet Harrington, Susan Randall. Oh Yes. and Anne Morgan (left 1962)and Cheryl Kennedy, Josie Williams ( left early (Transferred) before 1963 - Anybody out there remember any of these girls?
I visited Hyde Hall in 1997. They certainly did a great job restoring the stable, rose garden, main hall and building. I met one of the residents - terrific lady. we had tea and talked story about the history etc. I also told her about some of the escapades we used to get up to. Shhhh.

Would love to hear from someone
30 March 2008 - HAWAII

Keith Roberts |
I have been searching for pictures of schools I had been 'educated' in.I was pupil for a time in the fourties.My three brothers were also there,Gordon Richard and Robert.The picture of the cricket team has Robert in the team but I believe it is Richard.
3 March 2008 - Norwich

Peter Smith |
I was at royal wanstead from 1966-to when it closed in 1971. I was in montgomery house and still stay in touch with Reg and Ron mercure. managed to make the best of things while there. Now live in the Isle of Man have been married for 25 years and have 3 children. Hoping to get to the next reunion to see how everyone else has got on since leaving.
2 March 2008 - Isle of Man

Ian (Peanut) Croft |
Hey, thanks for the memories and nice that so many of you keep in touch and can recall names of others. I'm still beating on drums and am still 13, but going on 55 - so nothing changes. Feel free to mail me and hope to see some of you in July at the reunion. Thanks for maintaining this site by the way.
21 February 2008 - Cambridge

Frank Perriam |
To Mick Lindley (or any other Wansteadians) Here I am and you owe me two shillings.probably
7 February 2008 - Surrey

Keith Jemmett |
APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE 2008 REUNION WILL BE SENT OUT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE MAILING LIST AND WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL YOUR DETAILS TO ME, PLEASE ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE MOVED AND NOT FORWARDED YOUR NEW ADDRESS.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AT SNARESBROOK ON JULY 12th 2008
29 January 2008

ian john maskell |
hi greg hodgson, will contact me ive tried by contacting nigel blundon but you know nigel
7 January 2008 - st albans

peter clough |
just came across site and reconized a few names. was at rws from 68-till it closed in 71. was in the football team and have a team photo 69-70 season. remember making the robinsons advert which took all day so no school work :) and we got 5 pounds each for doing it.
1 January 2008 - essex

Robert (Tich) Braithwaite |
Hi All,
Just to let you know that John Walsh is making a good recovery after his recent illness.
Also we would like to wish you all 'A Very Happy & Prosperous 2008'
Bob(Tich) & Janet
31 December 2007 - Nottingham, England

keith looker |
just to wish every one a merry xmas and a happy new year
23 December 2007 - uk

Keith Jemmett |
Just to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2008
23 December 2007 - Hounslow, England

Martin Thompson |
I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, and prosperous New Year
23 December 2007 - Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Tony Brimble |
Keith
Let Mr Thomas know that should i make it to the reunion i would very much like to catch up with him. I still have my old english text books about Animal farm with plenty of red ink comments and his trade mark way of signing his name.
19 December 2007 - Australia

Keith Neat |
Dear All,

My partner and I have just spent a very enjoy day with Mr Thomas (English Master 1962-1971). He asked me to pass on his good wishes and seasons greetings to everyone who remembers him. Mr T adds that he is hoping to be at next years reunion and is looking forward to meeting some of his former pupils but not without some aprehension!

I will do my best to make sure that he comes along. It will be interesting to see how Nigel Adlam and Tony Brimble get on with him now!!

Have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you next year.

Cheers!
Keith

RWS 1961-1971
15 December 2007 - Hertford UK

john walsh |
just to say thanks to all.
ive still got a few years to go ,hopefully!!!!!
9 December 2007 - sussex

kelvin evans |
The last I heard About John (wally )Walsh was that after an operation he is well and at home.
3 December 2007 - Lincolnshire

Colin Morrison |
Just a shameless reminder to everyone to try and support the Royal Wanstead Children's Foundation in any way you can. We need more donations to help us help more vulnerable children (just like we all once were). For details of our work and how to contribute, please visit our site.
Hi to anyone who remembers me from RWS days (Grenfell, left 1969). Thanks Anthony for a great site.
All the best for Christmas and 2008 to all old Wansteadians.
Colin Morrison
30 November 2007 - UK

Webmaster comments   In support of this message, thanks Colin for your annual message. Listen up folks the Foundation needs all of our help so send all you can. Thank you all.... Anthony

Robert Townsend |
I was at RWS but unclear on dates, probably early 60's in Juniors for a couple of years then 1 year only in seniors. Housemaster was from Ceylon and called Abeysekara or similar.I remember, and sadly can recall the songs word for word, starring in a play we did about a giant called Grindlestein and performing it in the big (or so it seemed) theatre. Ring any bells with anyone out there?
30 November 2007 - York UK

Robert (Tich) Braithwaite |
I have today received messages from Linda Walsh (wife of John) & Kelvin Evans to say that John Walsh has been admitted to Worthing Hospital following a heart attack. The latest info is that he has had an operation and is recovering well.
John left the RWS in 1965 and was a member of Athens/Montgomery.
I will let you know when I hear anymore on his progress.
22 November 2007 - Nottingham

Keith Jemmett |
THIS YEARS CAROL SERVICE, IN OUR OLD SCHOOL CHAPEL, WILL BE ON MONDAY 10th DECEMBER. ALL OLD WANSTEADIANS (PUPILS & STAFF) ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS ISSUED THIS YEAR. PLEASE ARRIVE 7PM FOR 7.30 START.
ANY QUERISE PLEASE CONTACT ME.
16 November 2007 - Hounslow Middlesex England

Adrian Thompson |
Hi
I was at wanstead between 1950-57.
First in the junior school and the last 5 years in Babylon I was in the scouts. While I remember my time at The School I do not remember many names (sorry)
24 October 2007 - Holland

Frank Parker |
I'm an old boy of Reed's school. A number of my contemporaries had begun their school careers at RWS. I was just Googling to find out more about RWS and was surprised to discover that, when I was at Reed's in the 1950s RWS was still educating over 11s. This made me wonder why pupils would switch from RWS to Reed's.
15 October 2007 - Now residing in Co Laois in the RoI

barrie smith |
was rws snaresbrook.68/70.in montgomery.got expelled .ended up my youth in a navy training school in a place outside bristol.T.S formidable portishead with chris page.who was also in mongomery and the story of us both didn't stop here or our friendship.now live in Holland.
3 October 2007 - Holland

Robert kerr |
i attended this school from 65-69 i was in churchill house, i enjoyed looking at this website after all these years, i only recognised a few people, if anyone which one is me in the school pics could you point me out?
23 September 2007 - oxford

Kenneth (taffy) Evans |
Found the site after all these years. Have made contact with a few past friends, Lee and Graham (spotty).Great effort by all to have created the site. I will certainly make an effort to attend next years reunion. Churchill 64-69
21 September 2007 - Sydney Australia

Dave Dyer |
I have just received a mail from Dave Cable with the sad news that his brother Keith passed away after a short illness on 15*12*04 aged 55. He has been trying to contact me for some time and i thought it would be nice to mention him here.I knew Keith fairly well at RWS, hopefully it is never to late to say how sad we are to all of Keith's family for the loss of their loved one. Dave and Marie Dyer
19 September 2007 - Galicia Spain

Derek Allen |
I was at RWS around 54/56 our dorm over chapel nurse Jones our carer teacher Miss Bothwell had a great time.
4 September 2007 - Maryborough Victoria Australia

mike harvey |
i have now made contact with wilf agger, paul shearer, kelvin gosling and vic burling of the 1960 form 4b anyone else please get in touch.
2 September 2007 - worcestershire

Nigel hobro |
I was 14 when the school closed; myself and stephen Ponsford were sent at he foundation's expense to a public school, Berkhamsted,for the rest of our education. This was a magnanimous gift. when I remember the head boy Caitlin staying on to get "O" level french grade 4!! Consider that Stephen and I with help of private education got places at Imperial college London and Oxford it shows how the foundation's money can unlock gates.
30 August 2007 - Liverpool

Elaine Lydon |
Hi there have been trying to put a message on here for quite a while now but for some reason this machine is not allowing me to, so if I do get through I hope someone can remember me from RWS BETWEEN 1965 TO 1969 those were the best years I can remember. Can remember all of the school and most of the girls My close friend there was Julie Taylor and we are now in contact, and even went to see the old school last week, What Memeories. Would love to hear from anyone during that time. Elaine
17 August 2007 - England

David B |
I used to live in Waltham Forest and remember the school in the 60's as my parents used to take me and my sister on walks through the Eppping Forest most Sundays in the better weather. I remember looking through the gated walls, across to a lake and the main buildings and recall what looked like temporary classrooms on the site.

I feel a bit invasive commenting on this site as I did not attend your school, but I was educated at day schools very close by. There is a range of good and bad experiences written about on here. Some obviously have less happy memories than others, and to be sent away as a child to live at school must have been initially a hard cross to bear.

All I would say is that people like me were also going through a mixed range of experiences at other schools. Most of my own memories were not that good either, and I wonder would I have faired better in a boarding school. On balance I think had the chance been open to me, I probably would have done. But I cannot re-write history. While for the majority your experiences and memories are mixed, I am sure that by and large, thousands of children did gain from the experience of association with RWS. For as long as the charitiable foundation comntinues its work, ever more young people will be provided with that opportunity to benefit. I wish the RWS Charitable Foundation well, and thank the creators of this site for drawing our attention to its history and continued work.
17 August 2007 - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England

Ernest Thomas (c/o Keith Neat) |
11th. August, 2007

Greetings and best wishes to all former pupils and staff of the Royal Wanstead School (1962-1971).

Thanks to the technical skills and kindness of Keith Neat I am able to send this communication. Iím afraid this world of technology has eluded me!

When the RWS closed in 1971 (a very sad time in my life) I moved to Ipswich in Suffolk and taught English, Drama and of course Cross Country Running for 26 years at Ipswich School (H.M.C.). I was compulsorily retired in 1997 (they canít do that now!). However, I started immediately supply teaching for Suffolkís primary schools in the Ipswich area. Believe it or not Iím still doing this! Itís certainly very different from the RWS and Ipswich School. I could write a book on my experiences.

It was great when Keith contacted me a couple of years ago. Iím very grateful for all the kind messages Iíve received from many ex-pupils through Keith. Thank you all.

Today Keith and his partner are taking me out to lunch in order to celebrate my birthday, which is actually on the 25th August. I canít bear to write down the number but, if you really want to, you can work it out by reading this missive very, very carefully! I sound like a schoolteacher!

If you would like to write to me please do, and I promise Iíll try to reply.

God bless you all,

Ernest Thomas

PS. Iím still running, but sadly, without MPD.
12 August 2007 - Ipswich, Suffolk

Webmaster comments   I have removed the address posted. If anyone would like Mr Thomas' address please email me or Keith. Thanks. Anthony

Susan Thorning |
For those who knew Richard Thorning who taught at the school this is from his daughter. Would love to talk to anyone who remembers him as he passed away November 2006
11 August 2007

Brian Moakes (smiler) |
Hi I was at RWS 1968-1971 when it sadly closed. Contrary to what my brother said I for one did enjoy the reunion and am looking forward to July 2008 for the next one. I remember the hostie brothers, brown,poulton,slug ainsley.coveney,mini dumbar,taffy evans,smith etc,Got the cane only once by the deputy MP Davies (rat) but I did skip 2 lessons ,missed detention and broke a window with hostie so I guess I had it coming.If anyone remembers me let me know as memories are precious.
10 August 2007 - Kent

John Wisbey |
I was at the school form 1964- 1968
3 July 2007 - UK

Keith Jemmett |
Sadly Chris Sey passed away on the 2oth June 2007. His funeral will be held Friday 29th June at Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Road Oxford at 1030am & locally afterwards.
27 June 2007

dave spinx |
i came across the site by accident! blimey. its certainly brought back a lot of memories. perhaps someone could mail me when the next reunion is.
11 June 2007 - surbiton. surrey

Keith Jemmett |
The next RWS re-union has been booked for
SATURDAY 12th JULY 2008
Details will follow in the newsletter
29 May 2007

Steve Sampford |
Does anyone know when the next reunion is? Not many messages being posted at the moment.
28 May 2007 - Harlow. Essex

Dave Wakeford |
Very sad to hear belatedly of the death of Andy Thorning. Until the last reunion I only remembered ĎMr Thorningí as a slightly scary and stern character complete with crew-cut. He did however organise the sailing which I loved. However, when I attended the last reunion I was please to see him in a different light as I was now of course an adult also, I met him on the steps and together we walked down to the old metalwork shops and had a good nose around then down to the lake and we chatted like old school chums. I think that in a way is what we all were teachers and pupils alike although we never dreamt of it when I was at school. He was a warm and understanding man and I felt totally at ease with him as if we had been friends for years. From my own point of view I must say I have few good memories of my time at RWS and only decided to go to the reunion out of curiosity but have to say I enjoyed it and would go again.
Best wishes to all
Dave Wakeford 1953 Ė 1959 Babylon
25 May 2007 - Camb's

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