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Oct
29
Derek Carter
To Harry Flack.
Just on the website after many months so just read your reply to my earlier reminiscences. Mr Cherckersle I do not recall. But I do recall that Trottier would hurl his wallet of keys at any boy being inattentive. & with deadly aim.
I don't think he'd get away with that these days. And you are correct in your observations re:Lepinniere & Milne.
This past week I had a lengthy phone chat with another of our classmates: Dr. David Hamblen, C.B.E. Do you remember him? He's fit like me but more so I suspect - but it's all relative at our age isn't it!!?
I was carrying on a correspondence with Dennis Leigh for a few years but he seems to have tired of that. He is a retired C.of.E. Reverend.
And several years ago now I was speaking a few times by phone with Frank Bulloch, the X-country champ. He lives in Canberra, Aus.. Then one day I called him because I hadn't heard from him for awhile & he told me he'd become a reclusive & didn't want contact with anyone. Strange to say the least!
We lost Burgess to a heart attack a couple of years back.
Regards.
Derek C (45-52)
Oct
28
Denise Barnstable
At Roan 1969-74. Ann Brengelman - I remember you very well. We did some kind of excursion into the woods (Epping Forest, perhaps?) and then performed a little play in the classroom. We wanted to be all American and use the term "Buster" but you said it wasn't polite! Living in Pennsylvania now. I have such fond memories of my time at Roan, and remember all the teachers you mentioned. I loved Miss Vincent, although she terrified me. Mrs. Pollock was my favourite and I still think of Mrs. Barker whenever I cook Yorkshire puddings!
Aug
12
Harry Flack
Many thanks to Derek carter. Sorry to be tardy in replying. You may also recall a Mr Checkersle, who had been in the commandoes. He had a 'short fuse' and a tendency to throw the Blackboard Rubber ( a heavy wooden one) at a pupil when provoked. he played in goal at various foot ball matches and was very fit. Mr Lupinierre (French) was hopeless in keeping order in class but Mr Milne (English ??) had only to walk into the room for complete silence .Every boy was on his feet as soon as he appeared.
Jul
24
David Clifton
Good news that the site is working now.
Jul
20
David Clifton
Why are there so many photos missing in Galleries. Or is it just my PC at fault. David Clifton.
Jul
17
Derek carter
Further, to Peter Walker
My e-m is drake2@rogers.com
Jul
17
Derek carter
Reply to Peter Walker msg. of Feb 10.
I am a 45-52 Roan Boy also but I don't recall your name. Were you a prefect? If so send me your e-m address & I'll send an annotated pic of we prefects taken in 1951 & you can identify yourself to me. You obviously did better than me in Lionel Berry's eyes. I had a place at Queen Mary College lined up for a Chemistry degree. However after the mock exams of 1952 I was very discouraged by Berry's evaluation & subsequently left school to become a Navigator with the RAF. After a couple of years I ended up spending all my working life in Aeronautical research, retiring in 1990.
Jul
17
Derek carter
In answer to Harry Fleck:
In 1945 I believe we had 8 houses. This was reduced before 1950 to 4 which were Nelson, Drake, Wolfe, &, I believe, Collingwood. I was a 1945-52 boy & was in Wolfe House.
In 1945 we had 2 female teachers due to wartime shortage of men. One was 'Old Ma' Craddock & the other teacher's name escapes me at this time. They seemed very old to me and very, very stern!!!
There are several Masters whose names don't seem to show up in correspondence or Mag articles. I'm thinking of Lepinniere (french), Harry Hall (German) who also organized the orchestra & from whom I bought the violin I have to this day. Also Trott(i)er (music), Dalzell (Art - preceding Eric Geddes), Davies (Physics) who I think had been a Commando in the war & imparted two maxims to our impressionable minds 1) You don't get punished for doing something - you get punished for being caught doing something! 2) Do unto others before they do unto you! Seems to me like good advice for a Commando!!
And who could forget 'Chips' Carpenter (Math) - such a nice man and old as the hills; so old that his degree was a BD in a Math Tripos from Cambridge. It was he that brought my maths ability to light enabling me to get an 'A' level after only 1 yr in the VIth, & which served me throughout my working life.
Others of my time at Roan and who are mentioned in the articles are Tommy Holt, 'Shag' Whitton, Lionel Berry, Messrs. Morey, Milne, & Peddie ('Yooou boy! Come herrrre', as he picked his nose in his gown covered in chalk!!)
And what was the name of the Woodworking teacher that was with 'Hoppy' Hopewell?
Happy Reminiscing!
Jun
25
Harry Flack
I was reading of the current House Names. I was at the Roan between 1945 and 1950. The names then were Nelson, Drake, Blake and Collingwopd, plus, I believe, two others which I do not recall. I began in class 3B. I have lived in Buckinghamshire since 1963 and married since 1957. Harry Flack
Jun
19
Alan Patterson
Just like Roger Cooper (see post Mar 10 below) I too spent many an hour playing snooker at Bob Burton's house (he is my cousin). Most school holidays were spent there under the watchful supervision of our grandmother. I do remember Roger being there a few times. A long time ago now.
I was at Roan from 1964 (Nigel Ballantyne's form 3B), and after a career in banking, and then IT, retired (early!) in 2009. I am now an active member of the Morgan Sports Car Club and run the website for the local South East Centre. So if you see a red Morgan around the South East countryside give it a wave - it might be me!
Jun
11
Anne Puzey
I was at Devonshire Drive 67-72. Known then as Anne Tite. I was on the trip to Switzerland in 1971 staying at Montreaux. Does anyone remember me?
Apr
20
samantha fairbanks
Hey Clare Lund and Renee Ahluwalia, I remember you too. I was at Devonshire Drive in the same year as you. Miss Collins was my French teacher. I now live in Western Australia, apparently so does Shane Tobin (no I haven't seen her yet)
Mar
17
Claire Lund
I have just found this site and so nice to see postings from a couple of people i recognise. I was in the same year as Renée Ahluwalia and seeing those names brings back lots of memories. Miss Collier was my Form Tutor for a couple of years and i was also in the Alice production along with Oliver!!!! It would be interesting to see how many people are still in touch.
Mar
10
Roger Cooper
Funny how, as you get older and nearer to meeting your maker, you seem to get more and more nostalgic. Anyway, I stumbled across this site whilst trying to remember the school song....sad but true Wonderful to see a few names from 1959-65 that I can still remember ....John Malpas, John Marks, Graham Green.Mickey Burt and not least Bob Burton with whom I spent many hours playing Billiards & Snooker at his parents' place!
Still in contact with Phil Harrison - our claim to fame was having to repeat our fifth year due to a rather poor GCE performance the first time round...we both left in 1965 and went on to have quite successful careers despite that early bath. Now based in Havant, retired and living the dream playing guitar in a band and making sure the groupies don't scratch the van with their zimmer frames..... All the best - Roger Cooper rogercooper@ntlworld.com or look me up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/freefromgravitymusic/
Mar
8
Peter Bailey (Golly)
No answers to previous e.mails-last ditch attempt to contact 1944-1949
compatriots. I've made it to 85-there MUST be others, or did I bore you all
to death? Write soon, before the crem claims me! Best Wishes.
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