Welcome To Plaza School Day's

Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey, Hampshire UK

     

Mini reunion at the Newport Inn July 4th 2013

 

Peggy, Joan Smetham, Sue Ward and Jean Romsey

 

Roy Romsey (Jacobs), Ivor Ward and Ann Hemming (Cardy)

 

Romsey Secodary School reunion Newport Inn

Molly Irvine, Peggy and Joan Smetham

 

Jean Romsey, Bob Randall and Roy Romsey (Jacobs)

 

Ivor Ward, Ann Cardy, Chris Levy and Peg

 

Get together at The Old House at Home October 24th 2012

 

A few ex-pupils had a friendly get together on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at the Old House at Home pub Love lane, Romsey. The main reason for the gathering was to meet Louise Wyatt (now Marselle). Louise had travelled all the way from Canada with her daughters Rebbeca and Victoria to be at her mums 100th birthday.

 

 

Sue Gosman, Ann Cardy, Linda Pointer and Louise Wyatt

 

 

 

 

 

A very successful school reunion was held at the Town Hall on May 12th 2012. About 80 were present including Teacher Don Smith who made a great speech.

 

Thanks must go to Joan Smetham and Roy Romsey (Jacobs) for all the hard work they put in to make the event possible.

 

Ex pupils came from far and near (Molly) including Australia, USA, Cornwall and Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

Friends who attended the
Romsey Plaza Secondary Modern School 2012 Reunion

63 pupils 1 teacher 6 partners = Total 70 attended

Gals

Madeleine Andrews
Ann Allen
Melita Barlow
Dot Bartlett
Shelia Bobbett
Jacqui Bush
Jenny Bush
Wendy Bush
Ann Cardy

Doreen Cole

Janet Cooper
Shelia Cooper
Edna Cottle
Janet Curtis
Barbara Day
Sylvia Elworthy
Irene Fielder
Pat  Flux

Norma Flux

Angela Grace
Mavis Green

Marion Green
Molly Irvine

Peggy Irvine
Beryl Knight
Jenny Latta

Ann McConnel

Rose Morrell
Molly Mundy

Pam Parker
Eileen Riglar

Pam Sheppard
Joan Smetham
Janet Smith

Irene Stagg
Jean Sweet

Guys

Mike Barratt
Brian Basham
John Bobbett
Dave Bobbett
Charles Burnett

John Carroll
Colin Edwards

Malcolm Elworthy
Roy Jacobs
John Jarvis
Ray Kernick
Chris Levy
Bob Moncur

Bernie Moore

Tony Munday

Colin Nutt
Colin Pearce
Tony Pritchard

Terry Purver
Joe Ralph

Mike Sellick

Patrick Sillence

Mike Snellgrove

Sid Stagg
Colin Steel
Mike Thomas
Jimmy Tweedie

Teacher

 

Don Smith

 

Don Smith 90th birthday celebration

 

 

 

1950's school reunion May 12th 2007

 

A grand reunion was held at the Crosfield Hall on Saturday May 12th 2007. It was for anybody who attended the Romsey Secondary Modern at the Plaza during the 1950's. A great time was had by all. Many thanks must go to Joan Smetham, Roy Jacobs and Molly Irvine for all their hard work. ALSO our thanks to all the girls who helped to set up Crosfield Hall for the evening Sue Gossman, Shelia Cooper, Irene Fielder, Sandra Valor, Eileen Riglar, Pam Sheppard, Janet Cooper & Jean Romsey, and ALSO the non school helpers Margaret Rayner, Sandra Turner and Martin & Steven Bax with partners  Sarah & Teresa, not forgetting baby Fiona Bax (1 week old). 

 

Friends who attended the
Romsey Plaza Secondary Modern School 2007 Reunion

Gals

Madeleine Andrews
Ann Allen
Mary Badminton
Melita Barlow
Dot Bartlett
Shelia Bobbett
Sylvia Bryant
Jacqui Bush
Jenny Bush
Wendy Bush
Ann Cardy
Ann Carter
Pam Clark
Jill Clouder
Janet Cooper
Shelia Cooper
Edna Cottle

Barbara Curtis
Janet Curtis
Barbara Day
Sylvia Elworthy
Irene Fielder
Pat Scott (nee Flux)

Norma Flux
Sue Gossman
Angela Grace
Mavis Green
Pauline Henbest
Molly Irvine
Brenda Kemish
Carole Kelly
Beryl Knight
Audrey Knight
Jenny Latta
Jean Levy

Jenifer Livingood
Brenda Lock (First Aid)
Ann McConnell
Delphine Medley
Molly Mundy
Carol Philpot
Linda Pointer
Sally Pullen
Eileen Riglar
Pam Rogers
Pam Sheppard
Joan Smetham
Janet Smith
Jean Sweet
Sandra Vallor
Barbara Vane
Maureen Webb

Guys

Maurice Austin
Ian Barnes
Mike Barratt
Brian Basham
John Bobbett
Dave Bobbett
Richard Bundy
Charlie Burnett
Pete Clark
Mike Curtis
Colin Edwards
Malcolm Elworthy
Nigel Gould
Ron Green
Ray Head

Geoff Herwig
Michael Hunt
Roy Jacobs
John Jarvis
Barry Johnson
Ray Kernick
Alec Lawes
Chris Levy
Rodney Mansbridge
Kenny Mason
Bob Milsom
Bob Moncur
Bernie Moore
Colin Pearce
Tony Pritchard
Pete Pullen

Terry Purver
Joe Ralph
Bob Randles
Mike Sellick
Mike Shean
Patrick Sillence
Bob Smith—Douse
Colin Steel
Don Stickley
Rob Thomas
Jimmy Tweedie
Ivor Ward
Ken Watkinson
Neville Wilson
Rob Wyatt

Teachers

 

Don Smith and Eddie Moore

Middle Section Of A Photo Taken At Plaza School In 1953

Hover Mouse Over Faces For Names

Where are they now?

Can you help us trace Ann Parker, Pat Hudson, Jeanette Stevens, Sheila Anderson, David Slade, Tony Hurst, David Martin, Raymond Hicks or any of the boys from Palmerston House.

Mr Beeching (Science teacher)

No matter whether it was football, rounder's, cricket, netball, swimming, cross-country running or acting on stage, it was always an excuse for a photo opportunity. We are indebted to Mr. Beeching for recording our school days for us.

How to keep in contact

 Joan Smetham (Bax) is keeping a master contact list, so if you move or change your telephone number, do let her know by emailing her at joannie_b@talk21.com she may also be able to help you trace an old friend.

Age is just a number!

With good health and a little luck, we can still look forward to another 40 years ahead of us; so remember, you are not old until you feel your oats have turned to All- Bran.

Memories From Ex Pupils

Why don't you Email your memories and pictures to

Don't forget it must be the Plaza Secondary School, not the one at Priestlands.
 

A couple of anecdotes heard by Roy Jacobs concerning the reunion; In speaking to Sue Wilkins on the phone, who sends her regards to everyone, she mentioned that as a child she always had a season ticket for the swimming pool. "Some days it was so cold, that Mr Dixon would boil a kettle of water, pour it into the shallow end and say 'Ok girls, it's warmer now, in you go' and like lemons we believed him and would jump in. Brrrr!"

John Jarvis regaled us with memories of the day he ended up in hospital having attempted a vasectomy, a circumcision and castration on himself whilst practising hurdle jumping in the play ground. He said: "The worst part was having to drop my shorts in the teacher's staff room to show that one in the hand wasn't as good as two in the bush"

 From Jean Levy . The best memories I have are the snow ball fights we had with the teachers especially old Cuddy which was name we all had for him, and the giant slide just outside the entrance so we could wait for the teachers to come out slipping and sliding , it was wicked really but so much fun , I wonder if anybody else remembers , it would be rather good to find out , come on people rack your brains . I am sure someone can.

Molly Irvine (Facebook) Think everyone had a soft spot for "Cuddy" Bren. I think we were privileged to have gone to the " Cowsheds" instead of the big modern school

Sue Oats (Facebook) God I remember Percy Cudmore, he used to serve at The Bear and Ragged Staff part time.........what a character he was! He was a dead shot with one of those hard wooden backed blackboard rubbers if anyone was playing up in his lessons! We all respected those teachers back then, we knew where we stood with them, if we played up we knew we would be punished. It's all changed nowadays!

 

Recently passed away...

Derek Roberts

 

Passed away in March 2013 after a long illness. Ex Plaza Secondary School pupil in the 1050's. Will  be remembered always.

 

Norman Blackmore

Norman Blackmore an ex Romsey Secondary School pupil.  died peacefully after a long illness on 21st July 2011.

Gerald Bartlett

Suddenly passed away on February 27th 2011 after a long illness borne with such bravery. Special brother to Sheila and brother-in-law to George. Will never be forgotten.

Ian Williams

Passed away in December 2010. Great classmate  will never be forgotten.

Jean Levy (Pointer)

 

Sadly another ex Romsey Secondary School pupil. Jean Pointer (nee Levy) died on 4th September 2010,

 

Cynthia Blackmore

 

Cynthia Hazzard (nee Blackmore) an ex Romsey Secondary School pupil.  died peacefully after a long illness on 19th June 2009, aged 68 years.

 

Mr Waller

 

Mr. Waller, Headmaster of Romsey Secondary School for many years died on Friday 14th of August 2009 aged 94. The funeral service took place on Monday, 24th.August in Romsey Abbey. He was buried in the Woodley Cemetery in Braishfield Rd.

Gone but not forgotten

We have learned with sadness that the following pupils and teachers have passed away;

Beryl Clouder, Brian Ball, Pat Hurst (nee Flux), Margaret Gritt. Valerie Johnson. Shirley Kidwell, Phyllis Moody, Jean Parker, Sally Pitt, Pauline Pritchard, Pat Woods, Judy Crane, Margaret Crabb, Noreen Watkinson, Doreen Charlwood, Kathleen Levy, Leslie Bax, Graham Bloomfield, Ray Coakley, Tom Coakley, Terry Dowling, John Elworthy, Roger Fordham, Michael Mansbridge, Ron Moody, Roger Pearce, Tony Smith, Wesley Thomas, John Sutcliffe, Kenny Shaw, Gordon Stevens, Ray Wakinson, Francis Glasspool, Colin Ward, Terry Cardy, ‘Dickie’ White, David Kemish, Eddie Moore (Teacher), Bob Smith-Douse, Maurice Austin, Ken Dewey, George Dovey, Carole Kelly, Alfie Blake, Cynthia Blackmore, Jean Levy, Gerald (Grub) Bartlett, Norman Blackmore, Ian Williams, Derek Roberts and Bill Waller (Headmaster).