Class of 1960

Stoneleigh West CS Technical Stream of 1959-1963

 

 

 

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Some of you put messages in the guest book to share your thoughts with other visitors.  I regret I have had to remove the facility as some perverts were placing inappropriate messages here.

If you have any thoughts to share please email me and I will add your message to this page.

Some of the messages are reproduced below

 

 

Sent: 13 April 2015 15:30

To: chipbwood.co.uk

Subject: Class of 59/63

Hi Brian or rather Chip

After the apparent demise of Friends Reunited and not being a Facebook fan, I googled SW Tech and found your excellent photograph collection. It was very good of you and with great foresight to build up this lovely collection, I should imagine many have been pleased to see them, they certainly bring back the atmosphere of T3 to T1 or was it T3 to T ?

I should imagine, like me you can recite the class register. We were at opposing ends:...... "Coombs, Cooter" and finishing of course with yourself. My nick name then was something like "Plonk" or "Conk" or similar.

Not a prize pupil, achieved the grand total of two "O" Levels. Left school Friday 26 July 1963, started work Monday 29 July 1963. Continuously employed ever since and still working!

Attended a couple of re unions at the Gamecock donkeys years ago - 1985-90 ?

I hope you are keeping well and it would be nice to hear from you even if it meant listening again on (Griffiths held the boring autopsy post exam) how I wasted an hour going wrong on the hemispherical bowl question in the 63 paper. Mind you I think you passed Maths "O" level before this and was already flying away.

Kind regards

Gordon Coombs

 

 

 

18 January 2009

Hi Chip (aka Brian)   Wow!  What a blast from the past, stumbling across the photos on your website.   Over the years I kept in touch with Roger Teagle, John Bright and Gary Kenny in particular. Gaz is still in Australia and when he retired from the army became a Vicar.  He visited UK some years' ago and with his wife Jeannie, stayed with us for a week or so.   My life has been interesting (for me anyway) ... leaving school joined Westminster Bank and became a tutor at the London Training Centre.  Like Gary I ended up in full time ordained ministry with two parishes under my care. Later years established a computer training school in USA and Banbury, UK.  Sold this about 2 years ago and at the grand age of 60 retrained as an 'alternative therapist'.   For the last 9 years we live half the year in Florida, the remainder in cold & wet UK.   Thanks for brightening my afternoon.   All the best ... glad you are still alive and kicking!!    Blessings Dave (Abel)  

 

 

Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2005
Time:
07:10:11
Comments
IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE GEOFFREY LEE AT
LEWISHAM HOSPITAL AS A PATIENT , TO BE CARED FOR.
BEST WISHES TO HIM FROM TEAM ON B1 WARD
 

 

 

Remote User:
Date:
23 Nov 2004
Time:
07:55:43
Comments
Brian - well done on the photos - outstanding !!
...my daughters now know I was once young ... and
did go to school ! Alan Fuller just sent me the
link - in fact I have four of the photos in my
photo album to this day ... and its funny because
I lost the one of Holloway/Coleman and myself
which I very much regretted ... particularly of
course because of David Coleman ... Once again
many thanks for putting the site together -
that's terrific ... its great to see the photos
so many years later, and indeed testament to our
really very good school and teachers ...
best wishes Jeff Williams

 

 

 

 

22 November 2004

Hello Brian I just found your fascinating photos and they brought back a lot of memories. I am in regular contact with Jeff Williams and occasionally exchange e mails with Ian Putley and Eric Watson, otherwise I have lost contact with most of the others. In your photo number 1109 I think that the missing name is Geoff Walsh.
I couldn't see Bob Dowling, Rick Patten or Gordon Coombs...are they there ? Maybe I should look again.< Hoping you are well. Best regards Alan Fuller

 



 

 

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