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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.
Dec
16
John Dennis
Many thanks Bob Burton for the wonderful gallery http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/2296974175 .Very fond memories and great to see younger versions of Ray Stone, Steve Rider, Richard Hitchens, Graham Johnson, Steve Nelson, Viv Lawrence etc but mainly of Tony Slaney - embedding that love of the lakes. How many more do you have?
Dec
9
Kim Taylor
I was in the old Roan school building for girls from 1979-1984 and i can remeber Caroline Vansverry who has also put a note on this page -Yes a sad day when the doors closed for good. I also have the final photo of the last girls left outside the school steps
Dec
7
DAVID CROCKWELL
1959-1963. John Marks ! Wonderful to get your message. Yes I remember it all like it was yesterday. I see Chris Cove and John Malpas have also posted messages. My e-mail is davidcrockwell@sky.com. If any more of our old buddies read this I would love to stay in touch. i.e. Alan Brown, John Page Graham greene, Peter Oliver, Alan Simmons, Alan Grove,Ron Secker,Jimmy Knell,Bob Keene etc. I am now retired and living in Somerset. Have got Multiple Sclerosis for my sins. but most of my bits still work !
Nov
30
Peter Bailey
No replies to previous entry. Maybe all 1944-1949 lads have left the planet! IF you are still about, please call above, updated e.mail url.
School nickname of "Golly" may be better remembered. Best wishes for
Christmas and the New Year. Peter.
Nov
10
Andy Wren
Roan (76-83). Belated greetings from Ezo, W Equatoria, south Sudan to those who know and those who don't. Doing my utmost catching up with ORA news so I'll add to the elongated list reading about Alfie and Tony Slaney. With a Bangladesh peacekeeper presence (no pun intended) at least there's a source to play a form of competitive cricket. Glad to read ORA re-established contact with Mark Squire although Orpington CC are still searching for him. Best to all, Andy

Andywrens@gmail.com
Nov
9
Meena Parkash
Hi Caroline Vansverry, I remember you...Do you remember me and my 2 sisters? I think I left just as it turned into 6th form. I remember Grant, Manoj, Mr Turner, maths teacher.
Oct
29
John Malpas
my email.......jgmalpas@hku.hk
Oct
29
John Malpas
incredible to see those names from the past! Would love to make contact with old friends and colleagues. I have been roaming the world for the past forty years and now find myself in Hong Kong! Was at Roan in the early 60's if anyone remembers me....the tall, gangly guy into basketball
Sept
25
Micky Walpole
Retired to West Ireland after 30yrs service in The Met. Married, one stepson and now caring for 2 horses, a donkey + dog & cat. Irregular visitor to UK and CAFC & certainly miss real ale and the Old Boys Club.. No evidence of an Association magazine this year or has the overseas list been lost?
Aug
31
john marks
my email.......
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