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Colin Milne
My older brother Ian and I were at Roan during 1957-65. Anyone remember ?
Janice Coleman
would like to make contact with anyone who was at the girls school 1960 -67- I was head girl in 66/67
Dave Bryden
Just heard the news about our ex president and longtime secretary: Absolutely devastated as he was a lot younger than many but put more into the Old Roan Club than most. So sad.
John Dennis
Rest in peace Tony Slaney.
Andy Daniels
A calendar reminder; The Old Roan Association Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on Friday 25th October 2013. The bar will be open from 6.30 pm and Dinner will be served at 7.45 pm.

Please ensure that you contact Monty Smith (email address on calendar page) or Andy Daniels for details (andydaniels.66@btinternet.com).
dave bryden
Obituaries of our friends : get used to it Mike and be pleased YOU are still around to read them!
Starting to feel very old when the obituaries show names of people I went to school with!
David Debenham
My favourite Alf Knott story:

A bunch of us had removed a fellow pupil's trousers in punishment for some long-forgotten misdemeanour.

He was walking through the hall when Alfie saw him. Ignoring the fact that this pupil had no trousers on, he shouted "you boy, take those trainers off and get some proper shoes on". Classic.

I also remember him paying boogie woogie piano while we had lunch on occasions.

Dave Bryden
Disappointed that the Old Roan website no longer carries news of Old Roan Lambethans' cricket and Old boys' football. Has it stopped or is no-one able to update the web pages?
Nigel Taylor
I was at the boy's from 62 to 70 and have long since lost touch with just about everyone. I am still in, very infrequent, contact with Bob Coomber and recently discovered Clive "Fred" Fuhr in New Zealand and Ali Rhodes in Australia.
If any of the class of 62 are out there then drop me a line


Paul Lacey
I was only at the school from 1964 to 1967 when I left with my family to live in South Africa. 46 years on! Just happened to be talking about school house names and hence........ I was in Rodney house. I remember a few names, don't suppose I would recognise the faces!
Ulrike Henning
Have just discovered this site and am responding to Roger Nightingale. Do you remember the Henning family, Roger? We lived 3 or 4 doors up from you and all four Henning children went to the Roan. Claus and Hini and Dörthe and me, Ulrike - we were there in the 50s. We had emigrated from Germany in 1948, so were quite an oddity in Eltham. Dörthe and Hini wanted to be as English as possible, so were known as Dorothy and Fritz - Claus and I had more confidence and stuck with our German names.
Ulrike Leigh (nee Henning)
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 !
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