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Oct
27
John Bruce /Bryden
Hi All
Alf Knott Memorial Christmas Nosh (AKORN)
I propose that we meet up for our annual reunion lunch on Monday, December 14 at Café Rouge in Greenwich.

Please let me know if you can make it.

I’ll book a table as soon as I have an idea of the numbers. As usual I’ll be asking you to choose what you want to eat from the attached menu and asking for £5 deposit to be sent to me.

Please pass this on to any Old Roans you know and let me know if you are coming as soon as possible.

All best wishes

John

John Bruce (1954 to 61)
Oct
3
John Dennis
And I am on
johndennis@db12.co.uk
should anyone care to contact.
Oct
3
John Dennis
OK Brian Goddard I did spot you in the pictures (https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/album?album_id=2296974175) but couldn't name-check all - not enough hours. They have just given me another few minutes of joy though. Pleased to say that the new school building in Vanburgh Park is one that I think we would all be proud of. A fantastic Opening Day. Hope to see many at the Reunion on the 16th.
Aug
2
Ann Brengelman
Ann Brooks. I remember you. I was the red haired yank from California. email me ann@balconypress.com. Now I go by Ann Gray.
Aug
2
Ann Brengelman
I attended Roan in 1969/70 as a first former visiting from California. Visited Greenwich at the time the school was being converted to apartments and cried the entire day. I also remember Ms. Vincent. We thought she was a bit nutty but a great teacher. Ms. Barber, Ms. Gatwick (Scatty Gatty) lots of great memories. I would love to track down my bestie Julie Secker if anyone knows where she is. Current name is Ann Gray.
Jul
19
Brian Goddard
Slightly disappointed that John Dennis didn't recognise me in the Prefects' football team or wearing a strange hat and someone else's mac in the Prefects' Room near the end of the collection. Mind you, I was somewhat more handsome then. By the way, I caught up with Monty Smith and Bernie Hampton in Leicester recently. How do they still do it? Real Old Roans that the OR A should be really proud of.
May
17
Colin Bentley
I have eight half yearly magazines from my time at Roan Boys 1954-1958.If anyone would like to borrow them please email me at Bentleyc@woosh.co.nz
Apr
30
John Hubbard
I have been meaning to do this for ages. Started in 1975 with Mr Hoare the French teacher - he gave me the name of Franciois! I was born in France so it sort of worked. I actually had a bad time and left in 1978 but kept in touch with a few people for a while - Simon Mills, Jimmy Cameron, Simon Cuffe to name a few. They were certainly the best times of a lifetime. I am now based in Bournemouth.
Apr
28
Dave Bryden
Yahayyyyy it's arrived; the latest Old Roan mag. Thanks everyone (Head down and reads furiously)
Apr
4
Peter Crockwell
My brother told me about this site so I thought I would say hello to many friends from the past. After leaving the Roan in 1963 I went to Imperial College and then went to work in the Midlands. Started at the BSA, then SU Carburretors and from 1979 til retirement I worked for Land Rover. During this time I have not met any former pupils. One of the last times I spoke to Terry Barry was when we were running in the annual cross country race in Greenwich Park - we finished 13th and 14th from memory.
Apr
1
terry barry
I just wanted to point out that I bumped into Arthur Smith a few weeks back as I was exiting Waitrose in Balham. I would like to flag up my admiration for Arthur and his considerable gifts as a comedian. I was fortunate enough to attend a gig he performed down at the Club about 4 years ago and had one of the best nights for years. If you read this Arthur - good on you mate - you are a star!
Mar
29
Garry Pendergast
Retired to Canada - Revelstoke, British Columbia in 2005 after 33 years as a teacher and Headteacher. Really enjoying life here but I do visit the UK a couple of times a year to see our 5 granddaughters! Best wishes to anyone who remembers me - 1963-1970 was a great time to be at the Roan school!
Feb
27
Colin Bentley
I was at Roan from 1953-58..came 2nd in the cross country & my maths teacher announced to the class I was a loser for not coming 1st..I wont name him..Alfie Knott entered my life the same year..I went from 31 to 2nd in English..says it all about teachers..Bill Ellis was my PE teacher..used to have his lunch in his room in the gym so the basketball team could practice lunchtimes ..great guy..we won the London finals that year..I have been living in NZ for last 42 years..cant decide if I like it here.any of my old mates out there ?...Colin Bentley
Dec
30
Tony Howitt
Rediscovered this site after some time and so sad to read about some of my contemporaries - I am now retired and living in Derby having recently had my cancerous prostate removed - just seen the photo of my old mate Brian Hamer which brought back fond memories of Christmas at Brian's parents house and the several trips to the pub across the road. I shall be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers me. My email is :-
tonyhowitt47@gmail.com
Dec
27
sheila cleary
I left Roan girls school 36 years ago. I loved miss Vincent. She was a scream, the only teacher who could handle me. I remember going to switzerland on a school trip and being up to real scandal. I think they were glad to see the back of me, although they never had the heart to actually expel me. I recall Mrs Scott telling me I was the sort of girl who beats up old women and leaves them to die ! This was after a punched Vijay, a brilliant very Ghandi groove, Indian girl who was genious at maths. If your reading this Vijay I would like to ask you to forgive me for thumping you. Glad to inform you that I now teach art and english in France. Spent six weeks in an orphanage in Lebanon this year with pupils that had been thrown out of every school. The boys would discuss weapons and run riot. I loved the beautiful library and it gave me a love of books (spent a lot of time there after being thrown out of class). No doubt some of my old class would remember me. After being the school yob I have transformed into a classic, cultured sophistication. Far from the psycho granny killer label stuck on me by the headmistress. But the rebel spirit lives on, I have redirected it in to martial arts (wing chun kung fu and Aikido). My old grand master Austin Goh recently wrote his biography (my journey) that has a chapter on me and says that I was the first woman to be taught outside of China.
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