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charlotte honychurch



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: HELLO BOYS!!!  Reply with quote

Hi do any of you remember the gorgeous girls at the grammar school from 1962-1964 who you used to meet in the Miami and various other places no doubt!!!???
I have a great photo of about 10 of you lounging around on the prom and I lived opposite wavecrest....so I know you all !!! Wink
I think thats enough excitement for now!!!!!
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Jack Edwards



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Don't believe it!!!!!!!For some years two ancient ex merchant seamen and one not so ancient merchant seaman cum R.A.F.man have been striving without result to get our 'younger' members to come aboard us on the forum!Then  suddenly out of the wide blue yonder comes a gorgeous grammar school girl with a James Bond heroine sounding name!  Hi Charlotte,I note that you are interested in ,lost merchant seamen and lost dogs. Well you've found three of them ,thanks for finding us and Dave Baker our Leader is a great dog lover and shows his dogs at many shows! Miami meeting place eh? Well in my days the 1940's we used to meet in more prosaic sounding names Adneys Snack Bar in Seaview Road and the Dingle Cafe,up the steps!  I hope the thought of you gorgeous girls in your gymslips and your hockey sticks will stir the blood of some of our members and tear them away from the fireside in their carpet slippers doing the Times crossword!Perhaps they may even be persuaded to contribute their memories of those days,if they dare!  By the way I married one of the gorgeous grammar school girls circa 1940's we still  are are! Thanks Charlotte for making an ancient mariner happy!!! TTFN Jack. P.S. I don't suppose you know what TTFN means!
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Jack Edwards



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte,I meant to mention that on the Main College Site at www.wirlesscollege.co.uk,click enter, on the left hand side is a list of subjects with red dots at the side. 17 of them are photo galleries of ex students.  Jack.
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charlotte honychurch



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: oh goody a reply Reply with quote

Very Happy
Thanks for the reply...yes Ive seen the pics thanks...I am on one of them !!!!!!!
Well done for marrying a grammar school girl! I wonder if some of the staff were there in their younger days...does she remember
1. Hep.. Miss Heptonstall
2. Ma Parry Miss Parry who usd to be very very friendly with Josh who taught maths
3. Butch who taught physics
4. Daddy Dawkins who taught history
5.poor Scraggs who taught french and was shell shocked in the war
6. ME Roberts who taught Biology
7. Mr Mrs Clatworthy
8. RE Roberts   THE BOSS
I was there 1957-1962
Of course we all remember the Dingle but the caff wasnt our watering hole!!
The lads we remember werent there when you were there and dont seem to be on the members list although I seem to recognise a couple of names.
Is Maureen near the end Mo that was at Wavecrest???
I lived over the road to wavecrest!!! Lovely could keep my eye on everyones comings and goings!!!!!
The lads I remember may be remembered by some on here but can see that not many pop on..but maybe turn up at reunions????
well these are the names that spring to mind
Ian Urquart who was the snappy camera south african
Jim Fisher
Hugh Gillespie
Nick Dean
John Edwards
Terry Plant
Dick Wilgress
Ray ? lived at wavecrest
Lonny?
Peter Couch
Hugh (bit gorgeous looking!!! and well remembered by most)
Alan? with glasses and a beard I think
I have a pic of a group lounging on the prom from 1962
Anyway sorry to have raised the blood pressure with thoughts of gymslips...think we abandonned them and just rolled our skirts over several times to make them short...great with our white sox!!!!!
I have a springer spaniel and we do agility..he's a rescue and I do voluntary work for DOG LOST.
nighty night for now!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: BY THE WAY....... Reply with quote

I should have ended by saying

TA TA FOR NOW!!!!!!
and as my old school chum recently reminded me we used to put on the back of envelopes  S.W.A.L.K (of course) and  Come on postman, dont be slow, be like Elvis GO MAN GO!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Charlotte,I didn't think you were old enough to know what TTFN meant!   My Wife remembers,Miss Heptonstall and Miss Parry. By the way we were speaking to an ex Grammar School girl in the Bay recently who said that Miss Heptonstall had to quote her "Walked into the Sea!" My Wife was too shocked to question her further!  Miss Heptonstall appears in the Friends Reunited Site  'C.B.Grammar School'discussions' and on the BBC North Wales 'School interviews' Site. TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte,I think Ian Urquart and Terry Plant may still be on our list. I will dig further and let you know. TTFN Jack.
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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, welcome aboard Charlotte but you must realise that you've fallen among thieves and vagabonds  Very Happy  Very Happy

I was at THE College from '66 to '68 so we probably wouldn't have met.

"Then I snap my finger ha, ha-ho, ho
I don't care should the parent pine
Once aboard the lugger and the girl is mine."

Where does that come from Jack??

Incidentally, I've had a few emails from Alan, so hopefully he's on his way back into circulation

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte,sorry you had to meet our resident cad! Terrible reputation,when he twirls his moustache,girls go weak at the knees! Don,my old Dad used to sing that ditty to me.it's from 'The Good Ship Yakki Hikki Doola' Charlotte,you can see now why we are outcasts from the more sober minded ex students. I will retire from your nicely named 'Hell boys Site' Oops I meant to say 'Hello boys!' A freudian slip eh Don? See you on the 'Bull Site'TTFN Jack.
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charlotte honychurch



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Don.   was Alan a   er umm robust gentleman with glasses...I cant find my pic of chaps on the prom but must have a search.
Jack I think it was Trenny  ie Miss Trehearne, latin mistresss that walked into the sea although Miss H may also have done.
Anyway thanks for replying Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Charlotte,e the Heppy mystery, my, Wife remembers Trenny as a french mistress. She can't imagine Heppy 'walking into the sea'. Perhaps there was an ex teachers sea bathing club. Sorry,rather bad taste unlike this Tavern! I heard that, Don!  By the way, Alan certainly wasn't portly as you diplomatically put it and didn't wear glasses. He was well before your time was our Alan. TTFN Jack.
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charlotte honychurch



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Old Girls!!! Reply with quote

TRENNY TAUGHT US LATIN AS WE HAD THE RHYME
Trennibus seddibus on the deskiorum
Deskibus collapsibus Trenny on the florum!!!
Maybe she gravitated to latin over time.
No cant see Miss H walking into the sea but Trenny def did in old colwyn, think after her mother died and think after retirement.....a chap called Mr Griffiths took over and had everyone singing Gaudiamus Igitur!!!!!!
Was your wife there when CI Jones (maths and arithmetic) composed the school song 'A school by the sea with the hills looking on...........

Yes sadly I was way behind you erstwhile stalwarts!!!! where you there before, after or during the war????   er 2nd world war !!!!! Laughing  Shocked
Must dash got to get to my TANGO CLASS Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Russian Tango class submarines (Project 641B Som [Catfish]

Now THIS is what I call a "Tango Class".

Ah, happy days.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: tango class Reply with quote

Crikey. Ive stirred SOMETHING!!!!!That looks amazing, so when was that taken and why was it tango class??? What were you boys up to????? Were  you radio officers on sub marines????????down in the bowels??
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NATO named Soviet submarine classes by the phonetic alphabet Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta etc., in fact, at one stage we had run out of letters of the alphabet, the Sovs had so many different classes of submarine!

The photo was taken sometime in the late '70s or '80s as I recall.

At that time I was in the Royal Air Force, flying in Nimrod Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft (a career that spanned some 20 years) and surveillance of both surface and subsurface vessels was our stock in trade, along with Search and Rescue duties and other tasks.

Of course, all that has gone with the scrapping of both the Nimrod and its successor the MRA4 following the loss of an aircraft in Afghanistan a couple of years ago and the scathing conclusions of the Haddon-Cave report into the incident.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey Charlotte,you've managed to get more postings on this Forum in a couple of weeks than we've managed in years! Strange what black stockings,suspenders and gym slips can do! No I am not related to Mr.Saville!You've managed to get more Info from our Don than we ever did. he tells us that he is bound by the Official Secrets Act and would have to kill us if told us any secrets! Alan who is at present rather 'under the weather' now resides in wildest Peru. We were at the College at the latter days of the Boer War. I wonder if the O.S.Act prevents Don telling me if I was correct with his poser re the Good Ship Yakki Hikki Doola? I'm sorry that we haven't managed to stir up the red blood in the veins of our members with memories of their youth. What's new? we will keep on trying! TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black stockings? Suspenders? Gym slips?  Good heavens, I gave up wearing them AGES ago!!! Very Happy  Very Happy

Quite right Jack, I would have to kill you ALL if I told you any secrets - which is why nothing I've spoken of is a secret (well, apart, perhaps from the sentence above!!)

Of course, falling back on the O.S.A. is just a face saving alternative to admitting I can't remember.

I replied to your question in the Bulls Hit (see, I remembered the space this time) but just to reiterate, yes, Jack you were quite right as, of course, you already knew.

I must agree that Charlotte has engendered an increase in postings and most welcome it is too but the replies still seem only to be from the usual suspects. (Note, NO split infinitive this time!)

Being strictly NON-sexist, I must say that ANY new contributor who showed an interest in the Forum would likely have achieved the same result, (probably with replies from the same sources) unlike those, now consigned to the fires of the old Tavern, who popped in once or twice and were never heard of again.

I DO hope that Charlotte will not be one of them, it is so nice to have some fresh comment. (See, I do take the odd day off from being the College Cad!! - Have Some Madeira M'Dear).

Mind you, I guess we'll have to save some of the more risqué stories and jokes for emails.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: Deep Water Reply with quote

M'mmm I search for Lost Dogs, little did I know it would lead me to searching for old sea dogs!!!!!!
What exciting lives you've led!!So what else have you all been up to apart from strutting your stuff in Fifty Shades of Grey??
To what lengths have you gone  to seek out these young lads that have gone missing, so to speak??? chrystal balls apart......  Is there anyone special that you'd like to hear from??
Do you think, perchance, that they may have migrated to Facebook????
Well boys, time for my beauty sleep.
PING PING PING PING   OOOH!!!! WHATEVER COULD THAT HAVE BEEN Wink  Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte, I'm sure we have never strutted our stuff as you put it. We should be so lucky!  As for the missing ex students. We know where they are alright, but they just want to be left alone it seems. They don't know what they are missing with such sparkling reparte that abounds on our Forum! Best joke of the year so far......Man walks into Tescos and orders a beefburger. Waitress says. "What do you want on it?"  He replies, "£2. each way,please!" I heard that Don,well I liked it anyway. TTFN Jack.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when you were in colwyn bay, avidly studying at the wireless college, how did you amuse yourselves in your spare time?? I lived there from 1955-1966, well just came back in the hols from 1964-66 and what did you then go on and do....apart from the galant mr armour with all the excitement...... I remember lurking in the library a lot.........in the hopes of seeing certain people........searching the daily telegraph to track whereabouts of ships...........


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