Middle Section Of A Photo
Taken At Plaza School In 1953
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Where are they
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.
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
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
she may also be able to help you trace an old friend.
Age is just
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.
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"
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
Recently passed away...
Passed away in March 2013 after a long illness. Ex Plaza
Secondary School pupil in the 1050's. Will be
Blackmore an ex Romsey Secondary School pupil. died peacefully
after a long illness on 21st July 2011.
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.
Passed away in December 2010. Great classmate will never be forgotten.
Jean Levy (Pointer)
Romsey Secondary School pupil. Jean Pointer (nee
Levy) died on 4th September 2010,
(nee Blackmore) an ex Romsey Secondary School pupil.
died peacefully after a long illness on 19th June 2009, aged
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
Gone but not
We have learned with sadness that the following pupils and teachers
have passed away;
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).