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Oct
10
Tracy Morton
Hiya,

Hi,

I'm looking to see if anyone remembers Victor Philip who was at roan boys in the 1950's? Tracy
Sept
27
Dave Bryden
A great night in Greenwich on Saturday but insufficient time for catching up; all over too soon but congratulations to the ORA committee for organising the event. Thoroughly enjoyable food and occasion.Merci
Aug
20
Barry Garwood
I have only just found out about Alfie Knotts passing, he was one of the true greats, always helpful and very knowledgeable on just about every subject! if only every teacher today had just a little piece of him in them education in this country would be in a much better state! R.I.P Alfie.
Aug
18
Russ Jackson
Alfie Knott a real hero , his infamous nose hold .....
Jun
21
Malcolm Simmonds
I only recently learned of the death of Alf Knott and his wife. A student from 1966 - 1970, I would simply like to add my respects for an outstanding educationalist and a great gentleman.
Jun
20
Peter J. Bailey
Hello,again,
I've just noticed an error in my previous message. It's clearly a forlorn hope that anyone would e.mail me when I gave no indication of my electronic address! As Messrs Gilbert and Holt would have said (and did!), "must pay more attention." So, direct your keyboard towards
g3pjb@milnet.uk.net and, hopefully, we'll chat.
All the best from Peter in Swanley, Kent.
Jun
20
Peter J. Bailey.
Hello, there,
Anyone from 1944-1949 remember "Golliwog"?
Well, I'm still about. e.mail me, if you wish. Cheers.
Jun
17
nicholas brannon
Sad news about Alfie, i joined Roan boys in 1979, and Alfie was old school proper teacher you would not cross him, a great story teller and person, sadly missed
May
2
David Clifton
How sad that Alfie Knott passed away. He made such a difference to my education, and my life.

I was just looking at "History of the Roan School" published in 1927 which my father Gerald Clifton left to me.
It was fascinating to see that Mr Binnie taught my father as well as me.
Apr
28
Rob Poole
Sorry to hear about Alfie, a really fine teacher. He got me started playing blues piano and I was the last person who saw him before the IRA shot him 1974 (I was a porter at the Brook Hospital and I was leaving as he left having dropped off Beryl for a night shift). I went and saw him at the school when I heard he was back...on sight he said 'who the hell did you phone that night?'...a joke, though, as someone one heavily connected with the left at the time, I'd waited to get hauled in for questioning...no one ever did, though he'd told the police about seeing me...incredibly lax investigation in retrospect...old school, but none the worse for that....
Apr
6
Andy Murphy
I was very sad to hear about Alf and Beryl Knott. Alf was one of the 'stand out' characters during my time at Roan (1972-79) - a great teacher and Vice-Head who (as Bob Hearnden reminded me just last night) seemed to be able to dip his toe into any subject with real knowledge and confidence. He was a great bloke too and real inspiration for later life. I was good friends with his son, Paul and remember being welcomed into their house in Maze Hill on many an occasion, including spending a few Saturday nights on their sofa after drunken parties at other nearby friends' houses. Beryl was always very understanding! RIP
Mar
30
Ian Brown (1951-59)
I am pleased to be in touch with Roan again after receiving an invitation to the Painted Hall Dinner which I hope to attend. I should be pleased to hear from any friends of my era.
Mar
30
DAVE BRYDEN
ALF AND BERYL’S FUNERAL : ELTHAM CREMATORIUM : 28 March 2011

It was a warm and sunny spring morning and more than 100 Old Roans , family and colleagues crowded into the chapel. It was a humanist ceremony, the simple caskets being made of basketwork and decorated with spring flowers.
The chosen music was Two Sleepy People by Fats Waller and Riverman by Nick Drake. Alf’s sons, Christopher (the actor) and Paul (the property developer) narrated tales of their Mum and Dad then after the committal we filed out and met up and chatted with colleagues and family. Chris confirmed that despite a) being shot by the IRA b) a heart by-pass operation and c) a stay in hospital before Christmas 2010, ALF would choose the time to go and (according to Chris) it was when he heard that Beryl had died ; “he just gave up” spoke Chris.
A fine tribute to a fine gentleman and a real lady.
Mar
30
Malcolm Royer
As one of Alf's nephews, i would like to say thank you to those of you who attended the funeral on Monday. It is good to know that he was so well liked and respected by his students. As an uncle he was a great influence to us as well and will be greatly missed as will Beryl. I have read some of the stories here but i am sure there are others.

Regards
Malcolm Royer
Mar
28
John Dennis
Just returned from the funeral of Alfie & Beryl Knott. I was pleased that so many Old Roans had turned out to pay their respects. Alfie has been and will be an inspiration wherever Roan boys are building up the light.

Very pleased to see Bill Ellis who is still teaching part time!
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