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Andy Daniels
The John Roan School featured on BBC London (94.9) Robert Elm's radio show on Monday 29th April (12pm-3pm) with a slot 'Your old School' inviting Old Roan Boys and Girls to call in. It'll invoke some memories for all at Maize Hill and Devonshire Drive. Callers ranged from the 1940's to a last year leaver, the Association gets a mention as do the wonderful playing fields and Alfie Knott of course among others. You still have 5 days from today to 'play back' and can scroll to about 2:00pm to listen again. Enjoy.
Lesley de Hoog

Old Roan Golf Society

We are pleased to say preparations are well underway for our 2013 golf events which will be hosted by this years Captain, Matt Podger (1989-1991).

We have managed to secure an excellent rate for a full days golf at Nizels Golf Club on Thursday 27th June. Please put the date in your diaries and pass the details on to your guests.


Full details will be sent out to our regulars in the coming weeks.

Please confirm your attendance to Les De Hoog at:


We will also once again be heading down to Sandwich, Kent on Friday 1st November for the 29th Old Roan Golf Championship at Princes. Again, please put the date in your diaries and pass on to your guests.

Les de Hoog (ORGS Secretary).
Robert V Taylor
I was at Roan from 1951 - 1957 and still have vivid memories of my time there. It was most interesting to see pictures of teachers and see a couple of familiar names in the guest book. Both my brothers were at Roan - Mike who was four years earlier and Geoff three years later.
Mike was in the same year as Gavin Read who I met when he was Bishop of Maidstone and guest speaker at our village Alpha Course. I am also in touch with Colin Calegari who I think keeps in touch.
We all had several trips to Braithwaite and I still have my Braithwaite Badge. My best friend at Roan, Alan Bell went on to be a TV producer of many well know programmes such as 'Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and I think he did 'Last of the Summer Wine'. But sadly I lost touch after he came to my wedding - to a girl from Eltham Hill Girls !
Well sorry for any spelling errors. Mr White had a hard job with me !
David Ballard
I left in 1980 and was an 'Old Roan' for a year. Life moved on and I have always thought about looking up the old school and finding out how th ol boys have got on

I have always been proud to have attended Roan and having been a Grammar school boy from a working class background

I have not been in touch with any one from my year (1974 - 1980) and it would be good to catch up with anyone that was there with me

Just seen that here is an Alf Knott memorial - a shock to think that this great fella is now not with s

Look forward to catching up with any old class mate

John Marks('59-67)
Discovered this site today...Wow...so many memories of 8 wonderful years in just 20 minutes of reading!
I now live in Cambodia,but return regularly to UK...Anybody out there remember me(I was the tall,spotty nuisance).
Hope to hear from anyone interested.
Sad I was not on'lost members list''...I joined ORA when 16....can I rejoin?
John Marks
Alistair Rhodes
Alistair Rhodes 1962-1969.
A quick 'Hello' to those that may remember me. I'm still living in Perth, Western Australia (since 1983) and all going well, apart form the old age aching joints !
david bryden

John Bruce writes : I can confirm that I have booked Cafe Rouge, Greenwich, for Thursday December 13 at 12.30h for this, the XXIInd occasion of Old Roans 1954 era onwards. As last year we will be choosing from the Christmas Menu. If you intend to join us, I do need to send a £5 per head deposit. My address is 14 Brookmead Avenue, Bromley, BR1 After lunch we will move on to a local hostelry mid-afternoon (I would not recommend that any really important meetings or decisions are scheduled for the afternoon). Cafe Rouge is next to the Ibis Hotel, Stockwell Street (just to the west of St Alfege's Church) and easily accessible by bus or train - nearest station is Greenwich.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Brian Clare
I made my first trip to Braithwaite in 1946 in a party led by Mr. Binnie and the all-in cost was £4.00 which included the rail fare from Euston to Braithwaite which, at that time, still had a railway station. We slept on the floor and were divided into groups of 6 to take turns at the household chores. I went back to the area with my 2 daughters in 1976 and have been back at least once every since the - now with my granddaughters. I have so much to be thankful to the School for. I entered the school in 1945 with Mrs. Croucher as form mistress and left reluctantly in February 1951.
Chris Evans
Does anyone know of:
Sarah Garstang
Jane Rice
Jean Mathews
plse contact Chris Evans at evanscj@usa.net
Dave Bryden
Colin - sorry to read this; I knew Dave Lee well; we were both chartered surveyors and I also played cricket with him and like many, I always remember him asking the umpire for 'middle and orf please' as he took guard. I hope his family are all OK. Thanks for the news but, o so sad.
Colin Wesbroom
Just a sad note, to let people know who were friends with Dave Lee (1963-70 @ Roan). Dave sadly passed away in December2011. After 30+ years without meeting, we actually met up in Sept '09. Dave was a great guy, and a stalwart of the footie team. He will be much missed by his friends & family.
barry chenery
Bowsing the web came across this site which brings back many memories. I scanned the school photo but couldn't find my ugly mug. I am still in touch with Bill White who told me of Alfie Knotts demise, I have many fond memories of him. As a pupil during 1951 - 1959 I dont know if there are many of my contemporaries still around who rememeber me
Steve Armstrong
At Roan 1965-72. Been in touch with a few old faces recently, Peter Cox, Keith Banks. Ron Edworthy. Any others out there?
I am researching my mothers history and she tells me she attended the then Roan School before it moved over to the John Roan School. Her name was Betty Cosker and she was born in 1920 so I'm not sure what years she was there. Is there anyone out there who might remember her?
Roger Nightingale
In my old age I have just come across this site. Would like to correspond with anybody I know that attended the school when I did, ie, 1950 - 57.

I have lived in New Zealand since 1998 and prior to that lived in Canada, 1974 - 1998. I'm a Canadian Citizen.

Roger Nightingale
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