City of Coventry Boarding School

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Irvine Holloway

Dörverden, Germany

#1 Jun 20, 2006
Hi i am looking for some old school mates from city of Coventry
Boarding School in Cleobury Mortimer (shropshire).
i was there 1972-1975 ,in Blunt House (JB 37)
i still live in Germany,hope to hear from you all soon
Irvine Holloway
contact:Smirvman@aol.com
Mike McAvoy

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 Sep 5, 2006
I was there 10 years before you and was the house captain of Blount House,would also like to find a database of souls who passed through.
Mike McAvoy
info@spasdirect.net.nz
New Zealand
Phillip Walker

UK

#3 Nov 3, 2006
Greetings!i was apupil from 1964-1969.The school closed in 1982.I was at a re-union during September 2000,held at the old school.this was largely prompted by the death of Alan Thorne,former teacher.
I am now resident in Shropshire and passed the old school just a few weeks ago.7671
Nigel Fisher

UK

#4 Dec 8, 2006
Irvine Holloway wrote:
Hi i am looking for some old school mates from city of Coventry
Boarding School in Cleobury Mortimer (shropshire).
i was there 1972-1975 ,in Blunt House (JB 37)
i still live in Germany,hope to hear from you all soon
Irvine Holloway
contact:Smirvman@aol.com
Hi
My memory must be getting bad because i was at the school between 1970 and 1975 and can't recall you. Anyway, i was in Mortimer (my younger bro' Paul was also in Mortimer, but left the school 3 or 4 years after me). I'm still in the UK; Coventry, but hoping to move to Shropshire, soon. How's Germany treating you? It's one of my favourite countries (underrated by most Brits, i think). My sister lived there for 8 years and i visited many times.
if you want to reply my email is nigejfisher" hotmail.com
Happy Christmas
Gary Vaughan

UK

#5 Dec 30, 2006
I was in Mortimer house from 70-75 and would be interested in catching up with former school mates.
Mike McAvoy

Hastings, New Zealand

#6 Jan 9, 2007
Phillip Walker wrote:
Greetings!i was apupil from 1964-1969.The school closed in 1982.I was at a re-union during September 2000,held at the old school.this was largely prompted by the death of Alan Thorne,former teacher.
I am now resident in Shropshire and passed the old school just a few weeks ago.7671
Alan Thorne was my Science Teacher and I will never forget his wit. I commented on his sarcasm one day in class, stating it was the lowest form of wit. He responded by sayin " used on the lowest form of life"
H lived a long life by the looks of it. He was good freinds with James Lovatt who became a minister in the church in Bournmouth. Mike McAvoy
Irvine Holloway

Dörverden, Germany

#7 Feb 22, 2007
Sorry my memory is bad,can`t recall any of your names,the only brothers in Mortimer house that i remember are Paul & Chris Betts,both great runners!!
Jeff Parker,Great fullback (Rugby)
Aiden Campbell,allround sportsman
Mr Walker,Art Teacher
Got lots of faces in my head,but seem to have lost their names,sorry boys
irvine-holloway@t-online.de
DARREN GASCOIGNE

Belfast, UK

#8 Apr 9, 2007
I WAS THERE FROM 1977 TO 1779 I WAS IN DUDLEY HOUSE I REMEMBER DOING CROSS COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER ON A SATURDAY MORNING THEN HAVING KIT INSPECTION AFTERWARDS BUT HAD A GREAT TWO YEARS
Edward Boswell

UK

#9 Aug 19, 2007
I was in Dudley house from 1965 to 1970. The teachers I remember were: Gordon Plaice (house master)- metalwork, Mike Chopping - Technical Drawing, Barry Harper - English, D. A. Williams - History, James Lovatt - Scripture, Alan Thorne - Maths, Mr Matthews - Biology. I seem to remember that some of these taught more than one subject.

I'm intrigued by Darren Gascoine's dates. This must have involved an element of time travel!
Steve and Andy Davies

Canberra, Australia

#10 Sep 29, 2007
We spent three years there from 1971-74, in Dudley house. The military style training was invaluable as we both joined the Royal Navy and found basic training easier than at boarding school. Steve now lives in Renwick, South Island NZ working as an engineer on the Interisland ferries. Andy lives in Australia, after 10 years in the middle east and works in admin in Aged Care. We remember Mr Plaice, Mr Walker and the French teacher, who we remember as Pete.......a scout leader.
pip hawkes

Birmingham, UK

#11 Nov 18, 2007
that would be pete germain
martin cureton

Rotherham, UK

#12 Nov 22, 2007
I was in mortimer house between 1971 and 73ish ,sorry but i thought the school has affected me to this present day. mr parker was a sadist with his STRAP,barebottomed and inspecting behind youngters foreskins?
martin cureton

Rotherham, UK

#13 Nov 22, 2007
pete germaine was having sexual relations with pupils
martin cureton

Rotherham, UK

#14 Nov 23, 2007
i winessed teachers leaving their jobs there because of the treatment of the young people there
martin cureton

Rotherham, UK

#15 Nov 23, 2007
witnessed sorry,anyone else got negative comments?
or is it just me.
martin cureton

Rotherham, UK

#16 Nov 23, 2007
i remember the name pip
Peter Cobham

Lincoln, UK

#17 Dec 28, 2007
Sorry Martin, but without absolute proof, you cant just state that Peter Germain was having sexual relations with pupils, I was at the school from 1972- 1976, I used to work for Peter Germain on saturdays with another pupil, Trevor Buck, Peter Germain would take us to a house in the village to work where a woman lived, her husband was often away, she would give us jobs to do then she and Peter would spend the rest of the day inside the house, we suspected an affair, but perhaps that was our imaginations running wild. I also remember, Paul Slevin, Gary Sesko, Martin Fisher (deceased), George Houguez, Peter Syrat to name a few, I can be contacted on p3t3r35@hotmail.com
Peter Cobham

Lincoln, UK

#18 Dec 28, 2007
Sorry that should be Gary Setchell, (not Sesko), and Andrew Sifko
Philip Lynch

Yeovil, UK

#19 Dec 28, 2007
I was there around 1958/59 and have fond memories of the place. Good grounding for any boy, if there were more schools like it today then the youth would have more respect and learn how to survive. I was in the school orchestra (Oboe), football team and was in Dudley house. I remember Mr Elkinsgreen (Sport), Mr Foy (Music), Mr Breeze and am still trying to remember.
Robert Sutton

Mumbai, India

#20 Dec 31, 2007
Just found this forum, was in Mortimer House 68 to 71 ish, younger brother Paul was also in Mortimer 70 to 74. Was not good for much at school other than getting in bother. Agree with Martin, some of the teachers were real sadists.
Can handle any thing in life after that place.
Anyone feel free to get in touch.
bob@rcsutton.wanadoo.co.uk

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