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satwant Banwait

Surrey, Canada

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#389
Feb 7, 2013
 
Brez wrote:
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We need a photo of the medals and certificate on the blogspot Sat, Trev Teasdel mentions the link in alter post. Hope you and your family are well. I expect your kids are in their 30s by now....
Hi Brez,
I will emailthe pictures of the medals I won,whats the email address.Are you in Union City CA ? I have friends living there .
Sat
satwant Banwait

Surrey, Canada

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#390
Feb 7, 2013
 
John McFarland wrote:
My god I too have just found this site really good to know that there are some survivors of the school still out there I remember loads mid night swimming raiding the tuck shop
And eating the housemasters cereal under their dinning table in their dinning room and being found by Allan Thorne sorry to learn about his passing away as an army cadet at the school and spending many weekend away like the time we as cadets went to Germany Hammel
If any one would like to get in touch
jtm1942@live.co.uk
Hi John,your name sounds familiar,which house were you in ? Who were your class mates
Satwant Banwait
satwant Banwait

Surrey, Canada

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Mahendra Patel wrote:
Boy I must be really slow or thick as a plank but thanks to google I now find names which I can put to faces. I was in the Mortimer House between 72-76.
Hi Mahendra,hope you are well ? Are you still living in Portland Oregon ? Send me your info as I am currently living in Vancouver Canada.
My email is benzly@hotmail.com
Thanks
Satwant
Edward Boswell

Aberdeen, UK

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#392
Feb 16, 2013
 
For those of you who were at the school in April 1969, I have just managed to get hold of the footage taken by ATV Today showing over a period of about 10 minutes various aspects of school life. Those I immediately recognise are Gordon Plaice in the metalwork shop, Alan Thorne refereeing a rugby match, a boy called Sinclair taking a shower (top half only) and, I think Rick Jones playing chess.

If any of you want a copy of this DVD I can let you know how to source it. It cost me 72 to have it transferred from the original 16mm film to DVD, so since this part of the process is complete, one would assume that anyone else could get a copy for considerably less.

Part of the agreement for providing a copy is a no copying clause, so unfortunately I can't provide copies without being in breach.
Keith Ison

Coventry, UK

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#393
Feb 20, 2013
 
Hello Edward have you still got my email, i would be very interested in getting a copy of the film from 1969, look forward to hearing back from you.
Chris North

Sydney, Australia

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#394
Feb 24, 2013
 
One of the kids with the bunsen burner or some other bit of science equipment should be me, if it's in there. I remember the filming in the new Science lab. Would love to get hold of a copy. Cheers and well done for getting hold of it.
Tell us how to pay you etc etc.
Keith Ison

Coventry, UK

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#395
Feb 25, 2013
 
We were filmed playing basketball, i think it showed about 15 seconds of it on the film clip, thats my claim to fame
Kevin Gale

Stouffville, Canada

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Mar 1, 2013
 
Andrew Cyfko wrote:
Hey Dave, good to hear from you, yeah some people are so twisted they think life should be a breeze. I have been here almost 29 years in June and i knew when i got off the plane back in 82 i was supposed to be back here in Canada, dont get me wrong i wouldnt have passed up on growing up over in England, the school made me who i am it instilled an independance and the ability to make it any were, i wouldnt have passed up those years for anything, i wish i could have sent my lads there, lol.
We have a saying over here, You can take the man out of the north but you carnt take the north out of the man. Ill be taking my Grandson canoeing and fishing in a couple of years, nothing quite like paddeling across a lake and down a river, somtimes you dont see another person for a week or 2, see the northern lights and tell him all my stories of Cleobury,the great times i had and the lads i went to school with.
Got to go but take care and i hope you get your ticket out of the Rat-Race, if your ever into a trip to the north drop me a line, its a big country lots to see and do. Harry has my info.
cheers Andrew.
Just came across this site, and as small a world as it is I remember you and I also live in Canada. I was in Dudley(JD11) for a short period before leaving and had an older brother named Nigel
Billy Morrison

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Mar 9, 2013
 
Jaz Manak wrote:
Hi irvine
My name is Jaz Manak I was in Mortimer and was there over the same period as you 74" - 78. I too would b interested in finding out about aidan Campbell, Wayne Mullhall, George huguez, and others
hi jaz I was in Mortimer when you was their do you remember me ?.
Billy Morrison

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#398
Mar 9, 2013
 
Hi jaz I was in Mortimer when you was their do you remember me,or doses any one that was in Mortimer from 1974 to 1978
Brez

San Jose, CA

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Mar 14, 2013
 
satwant Banwait wrote:
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Hi Brez,
I will emailthe pictures of the medals I won,whats the email address.Are you in Union City CA ? I have friends living there .
Sat
No Sat, a little further South, in Niles, Fremont
trevor bonehill

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Apr 29, 2013
 
Christopher North wrote:
Wasn't Jake Williams the history teacher? He was the one with the dogcollar? I remember Mr Bartholomew - forgotten his nickname- as house master of Mortimer. Plus a young science teacher who couldn't control us.
jake was history and religous education.science teacher was a student with a big nose, bless him,he only lasted about a term
trevor bonehill

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Apr 29, 2013
 
Edward Boswell wrote:
For those of you who were at the school in April 1969, I have just managed to get hold of the footage taken by ATV Today showing over a period of about 10 minutes various aspects of school life. Those I immediately recognise are Gordon Plaice in the metalwork shop, Alan Thorne refereeing a rugby match, a boy called Sinclair taking a shower (top half only) and, I think Rick Jones playing chess.
If any of you want a copy of this DVD I can let you know how to source it. It cost me 72 to have it transferred from the original 16mm film to DVD, so since this part of the process is complete, one would assume that anyone else could get a copy for considerably less.
Part of the agreement for providing a copy is a no copying clause, so unfortunately I can't provide copies without being in breach.
was in the library playing chess when they filmed
henry doyle

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#402
May 19, 2013
 
What happened to TJ walker ? I was there 70-75 in dudley
david james dunn

Coventry, UK

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#403
Jun 9, 2013
 
like mr boswell i was at the school from 1965 to 69 yes i was one of those to leave at the end of the fourth year.in retrospect that was a mistake,but i was in a hurry to join my two elder brothers at the M orris factory earn good money and gain some freedom.I had been away from home from the age of seven through ill health.first bramcote childrens hospital,then corley,then cleobury .so you can understand me wanting my freedom.my favourite teachers were bugsy harper,mr lovatt,mr williams and mr thorne.The school tought you how to get along with people,because you coul'nt run home to your mummy like the day school lads.like everything in life ther was good and bad about the school,but mainly going there was a positive experience.
Edward Boswell

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Jun 12, 2013
 
Keith Ison wrote:
Hello Edward have you still got my email, i would be very interested in getting a copy of the film from 1969, look forward to hearing back from you.
Keith, I sent you an email link a few weeks ago, did you get it?
Edward Boswell

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#405
Jun 12, 2013
 
Keith, I sent you an email link a few weeks ago. Did you get it?
Ron Collins

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Jun 18, 2013
 
henry doyle wrote:
What happened to TJ walker ? I was there 70-75 in dudley
H,
How are you mate, its been many years, Hope youre well buddy.

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Lance

Reigate, UK

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#407
Aug 21, 2013
 
Just looked at the Wyre Farm site and have to say that Trev and Keith did a great job pulling together the recent reunion just sorry I missed it but was away on a business trip.

Some great images of the old place and some of the old masters including T.J Walker to pick up on an earlier query.

If you haven't already take a look.

Lance
Ron

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#408
Aug 22, 2013
 
Can you post a link to it Lance? Are you Lance Rudder?

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