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Old school friends. by Alan Durkin (Member 10317174) on 13-Nov-2017
Hi there. I went to St. Joseph's Orpington between 1959 and 1964. I am trying to find old friends.   
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St Mary Cray Primary School 1957 - 1964 by Janet Wicks (nee Pitman) (Member 10315353) on 24-Aug-2017
I was at St Mary Cray Primary School between 1957 and 1964. I have a class photo (around 1959/60) which I am willing to share. It would be great to find out what everyone is up to. Please contact me for my email address.   
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Time to check your old 1970s and early 80s Photo albums by Phil Anderson (Member 10311239) on 2-Feb-2017
its time to check your old photographic albums that were taken in the 1970's and early 80s as they have most likely fading away and if you want to keep them for the next generations, you may want to get them restored by a professional, here is the reason why,
photographs are generally composed of dyes which can be faded by three environmental forces:

1. Moisture, as dyes are water-soluble

2... more >>
  
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35 Midfield Way by Cathy Gillespie (Member 10309793) on 24-Nov-2016
I am trying to trace John Campbell and his wife Dorothy who lived at this address. He was an RAF Halifax Bomber Flight Engineer, was shot down on an SOE mission over Holland in 1944, was liberated by the Americans in April 1945 and lived at this address in 1946. I realise it was a long time ago but someone might just have some relevant information.

Many thanks

Cathy Gillespie
  
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LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER? by Danny Selclene (Member 10309662) on 17-Nov-2016
WE ARE A 20 YEARS ESTABLISHED CLEANING COMPANY AND WE SERVE THE ORPINGTON AREA. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER THEN GIVE US A CALL ON 0208 698 6953 FOR A FREE QUOTE TODAY!   
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HIRING CLEANERS NOW! CASH IN HAND by Danny Selclene (Member 10309662) on 17-Nov-2016
WE ARE A WELL ESTABLISHED LOCAL CLEANING COMPANY LOOKING TO HIRE CLEANERS IN THE BROMLEY AREA. WE PAY CASH IN HAND!!! GIVE ME A CALL ON
0208 698 6953 AND WE CAN HAVE A CHAT!
  
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Charterhouse school Orpington Kent by SARAH GILFRIN (Member 10309307) on 3-Nov-2016
Hi I went to Charterhouse school 1972-1977 looking for Carol Pringle,twins Vida & Adella, also friends from Poverest Sara Philip's & Yvonne Faithful who I know moved to France & Stuart Bowman who went to Ramsden school. My maiden name is Edey.   
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St. Mary Cray primary school 1956-62 by Irene (Member 10305997) on 18-Jun-2016
I would like to contact Francis Blaber (as was)
She and I were friends and of course we lost contact when she moved away, we were only very young.
It would be nice to make contact again.
So I hope someone out there in 'knowhere land' will know her.
  
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Ramsden and St Ann'es by Carol Shaw (Member 10302600) on 5-Jan-2016
Hi Everyone, I have only just discovered this site. I went to Ramsden and St Anne's. I was at St Anne's from January 1966 till about June 1966 when went to The Gorse. In August 1966 I went to a wonderful foster home and in September 1967 went to Australia to be with my mum. I was in 4th year at Ramsden Junior in Mrs Downing's class in 1966 and went to the Isle of Wight 4th year excursion. I had fi... more >>   
  • Re: Ramsden and St Ann'es by Margaret Reed (Member 10301286) on 14-Jan-2016
    Hi Carol.I left Ramsden juniors in 1964 to move up North. I certainly remember Mrs Downing,she was my godmother!! She took my class on occasions,i believe she was a cover teacher while I was there.I can still hear her telling me NOT to call her auntie in front of the other pupils,but it was hard.

    Lovely lady,she was my Mums best friend from their schooldays.!! I stayed with her on occasions an... more >>

  • Re: Ramsden and St Ann'es by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2016
    Campers. When I have collected my new set of wheels and after Easter, I will be looking for a venue for our next meeting as it has been awhile and we have new members to impress. Can I prevail upon you to come up with a venue that serves good food, not too noisy or we won't be able to talk and listen. A hotel would do and maybe I can get Barry to search in the Brighton area. Anyway I will leave th... more >>

  • Re: Ramsden and St Ann'es by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Apr-2016
    We have a venue and a date. The address was posted on here a week or so ago but I will dig it out and the week end that appears to suit us is July 23rd and 24th. Premier Inn
    Surrounded by high-street shops and restaurants, this modern budget hotel is a block from The Lanes shopping streets and 5 minutes' walk to the seafront. … More
    Address: 144 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
    Phone:0871 527 8150 ... more >>

  • Re: Ramsden and St Ann'es by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 4-Sep-2016
    HI VINCENT,
    I don't remember you but your dates coincide (I was at St J'S from Feb 56 to july 58!Read my earlier comment sent today giving names of boarders, teachers,aux staff and the Bros. I played for the senior team at footy and always seemed to captain teams played in the playground or on the fields above during hols especially.I remember I.O.WIGHT hols too! I was also an altar-boy! Any mem... more >>

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ramsden road infants and juniors by Margaret Reed (Member 10301286) on 16-Aug-2015
I started Ramsden school in 1958 and left in 1964.Would love to hear from anyone who was in my class then,i was Margaret Smith.just before I left I was in the play,Patience.Any memories of that? in particular I am trying to find my best friend,Linda Burrows.My family then moved up North and I lost touch with her.

I did get in touch with someone through friends reunited some years ago and she se... more >>
  
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St Ann's and St Joseph's by Anne Queally (Member 10282968) on 5-Apr-2015
Are we definitely on for 30th May? If so where are we staying, usually earlier booking means cheaper rates   
  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 5-Apr-2015
    Hi all, I/we will not be able to make it for Saturday 30th, but if originally planned we are stopping overnight at least I and possibly both of us will be there for breakfast with you, either first thing Sunday or even late Saturday.

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-May-2015
    Hi All, I am trawling through years of messages trying to find email addresses so that I can contact any or all St Joe's and St Anne's members.A lot of messages ask for help finding such and such. I have found that when an email address is attached I can then invite them to the Facebook site and increase their chances of finding others. The clock is ticking and after reading many messages I think ... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Pupil (Member 10300964) on 11-Jul-2015
    I was a pupil at St Joseph's from 1959-62. What a dump of a school it was. I prefer to remain anonymous as I'm ashamed of the place. It was originally an orphanage for boys but some time in the 1950's its role was to extended to became a "secondary modern" school for RC boys. It therefore had "borders" (those who lived there) plus day boys. I was a day boy. The quality of teaching was atroci... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 10-Aug-2015
    Too no name July! Sorry to hear you had a rubbish time of it at St Josephs. Why should you be ashamed of attending the school if you did your best? I was a boarder and did ok. It could have been better I attended worse different world then. I have tried to find some of the day boys on here and the St Joseph's facebook page. You were there same time as me do you remember Phil Draper red hair very a... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Carol Shaw (Member 10302600) on 5-Jan-2016
    Hi Anne,
    My brother and I were at St Anne's Orphanage but only for a short time. We were there from January 1966 to about June 1966 when we were moved to The Gorse Orphange. About August 1966 we went to live with a truly wonderful foster family and in September 1966 came out to Australia to be with our mum. My time at St Anne's was awful and I was glad to hear that it had closed down in favour of group homes.

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2016
    Campers. When I have collected my new set of wheels and after Easter, I will be looking for a venue for our next meeting as it has been awhile and we have new members to impress. Can I prevail upon you to come up with a venue that serves good food, not too noisy or we won't be able to talk and listen. A hotel would do and maybe I can get Barry to search in the Brighton area. Anyway I will leave th... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Apr-2016
    We have a venue and a date. The address was posted on here a week or so ago but I will dig it out and the week end that appears to suit us is July 23rd and 24th. Premier Inn
    Surrounded by high-street shops and restaurants, this modern budget hotel is a block from The Lanes shopping streets and 5 minutes' walk to the seafront. … More
    Address: 144 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
    Phone:0871 527 8150 ... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 4-Sep-2016
    St Joseph's was not a dump! The Bros did their best; okay it did not offer GCE at the time but it provided a stable environment, 3x meals a day, sports and discipline etc etc; the day teachers did their best too, I am grateful to have learnt Spanish their; *viva Mr Sheehan who sadly passed away during my stay 1956-8) as did a new head [who had replaced BRO EUSEBIUS] after playing soccer staff vs b... more >>

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 7-Apr-2017
    Well said Donald. They gave us some good grounding for what life had to throw at us. I have met some real sound ex pupils from there.

  • Re: St Ann's and St Joseph's by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 9-Oct-2017
    Hello Donald and Vince yes I agree it was ok nothing much to complain about life was harder then. Food every day clean bed shower sport tv and mostly no one hit you you couldn't fight back on. Too much whinging we were there mostly because our parents were crap. No place is perfect. Hope top meet all those again I have and any new faces too. Good luck everyone never give up! Phil Martin

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St Josephs by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 24-Feb-2015
Forgot to mention Johnny Page, Philip Norton he had a brother, Martyn Lyn he made a crossbow! Miss Hathaway the Crimean war nurse old as hills tried hard kind really Mr Turnbull woodwork good one. There was a man named Mr Finn? who used to come to the school and give us sweets kind nothing dodgy I never saw anything like that. It was not bad most of us arrived with inbuilt emotional problems home... more >>   
  • Re: St Josephs by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2015
    Good evening campers. I have looked at the messages and it looks like the 30th May is the choice. I am saying this now to make it a positive venue. Please reply if it isn't as we would all like to accommodate as many as possible as by past meetings we do tend to enjoy ourselves and a overnight stay would be even better. Thank you in anticipation. I will also put this on the Orpington Message Board just in case.

  • Re: St Josephs by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 13-Apr-2015
    Morning Phil, are you able to come to our reunion? We would all like you there if you are able to and I assure you it is good to talk and remember.

  • Re: St Josephs by Stephen Anderson (Member 10256167) on 29-Jun-2015
    Hi guys, How are you? Name of nurse was Sister Mary Holloway. Used to work with her for about 16 months. Hope to get over next year. God willing.

  • Re: St Josephs by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 10-Aug-2015
    Hi Stephen be great to meet you hope you can make it. I enjoyed St Joseph's and everywhere else too. I remember Miss Holloway she was old but kind really she was from a different era! Good luck. Can you remember any of the day boys names?

  • Re: St Josephs by michael nealon (Member 10301334) on 1-Sep-2015
    ..Hi Stephen, I remember you and Bernard. I went in to the big world in 1954. My contemporaries were Ted Stanton Mike Kinsella, Vincent Obrien the Sullivan Brothers. I worked in the infirmary for Sister Holloway for about 7 years. I am now 76 years old and quite fit. Ihave happy memories of you and your brother.

  • Re: St Josephs by michael nealon (Member 10301334) on 30-Dec-2015
    my memories of st joes include souting in Bromley and running thro bromley to catch the 9.29pm. also running thro orpinton to get to the cinema before 1.30

  • Re: St Josephs by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Apr-2016
    We have a venue and a date. The address was posted on here a week or so ago but I will dig it out and the week end that appears to suit us is July 23rd and 24th. Premier Inn
    Surrounded by high-street shops and restaurants, this modern budget hotel is a block from The Lanes shopping streets and 5 minutes' walk to the seafront. … More
    Address: 144 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
    Phone:0871 527 8150 ... more >>

  • Re: St Josephs by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 6-Sep-2016
    to Stephen Anderson

    hi remember me? Donald McCrory??I remember you with your almost bleached blonde silky hair etc; And did not your brother attend the local GRAMMAR SCHOOL??

    See if yo... more >>

  • Re: St Josephs by Stephen Anderson (Member 10256167) on 10-Sep-2016
    Hi Don, I remember your name but not your face or school details. I was a Gypsy as a kid after I left school ending up in the United States. I am retired now and live in The Villages, Florida. Great place to be. My email is:- lime07650@aol.com. Send a note and maybe we can catchup on each other's lives. Take care

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St Josephs & St Annes by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 24-Feb-2015
Hello everyone who went to St Josephs Orpington. I was there about 1957-1961 would love to hear from any other survivors long time ago now. I am 69 my name is Phil Martin I would dearly love to find Valerie Hodges who went to St Annes and Mitcham-8650 later to work if she is still on the planet I searched for many years no trace. She had a brother Denis who was pals with Tony Barton(Antoninus)he w... more >>   
  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 25-Feb-2015
    Hello Phil, Cant say I remember your name but I can ceretainly remember the people you mentioned above. Tom the farmer's surname was Pender and he had a dog called Monty. Tom's house was down on the road opposite the hospital. He had a daughter who went to day school at St. Annes. I think the nurse you mentioned was Sister Hollaway.
    Three of us old boys met up in Orpington a few weeks ago [ me,Ba... more >>

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 27-Feb-2015
    Yes I would like to and should be able to come. There will be a Premier Inn nearby will do me! I have put a couple of old photos I'm in behind the school on face book and contacted several people already some replies! Looking forward to meeting then group. Thanks for the reply good luck Phil. philipmartin46@yahoo.co.uk

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 2-Mar-2015
    I will come to this years meeting. Phil

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 18-Mar-2015
    Hi Eddie it was definitely Miss Holloway you are right. Did you know Dennis Hodges his sister Valerie went to St Annes who I would like to find after all these years? I will come to the meeting this Spring /Summer should bring lots of memories flooding back.Phil

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 19-Mar-2015
    Hello again Phil,

    Although I am not on Facebook myself, yet, Vincent Xerri is organizing the reunion using that method.

    Looking forward to meeting you.
    Eddie

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2015
    Good evening campers. I have looked at the messages and it looks like the 30th May is the choice. I am saying this now to make it a positive venue. Please reply if it isn't as we would all like to accommodate as many as possible as by past meetings we do tend to enjoy ourselves and a overnight stay would be even better. Thank you in anticipation. I will also put this on the Orpington Message Board just in case.

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Phil Martin (Member 10299301) on 25-Mar-2015
    Hello Vince will be there on 30th let me know the venue! Phil Martin

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Apr-2016
    We have a venue and a date. The address was posted on here a week or so ago but I will dig it out and the week end that appears to suit us is July 23rd and 24th. Premier Inn
    Surrounded by high-street shops and restaurants, this modern budget hotel is a block from The Lanes shopping streets and 5 minutes' walk to the seafront. … More
    Address: 144 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
    Phone:0871 527 8150 ... more >>

  • Re: St Josephs & St Annes by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 5-Sep-2016
    to phil martin,

    Hi! read my 2 comments posted yesterday -sept 4; I was at StJ'S from FEB 56 TO JULY 58!

    Donald

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Warren Road Primary School approx 1965-1969 by Jane Taki (Member 10297685) on 12-Nov-2014
Hi everyone
I used to live at 17 Cloonmore Avenue in Orpington. I attended Warren Road Primary until Feb 1969 when my parents moved our family to Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I still live in Canada but often think of the friends I made during my primary school years in England I am now married and the mother of two boys aged 22 and 25 years. My maiden name was Storey
Just wanted to check... more >>
  
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Save Money or Make Money with the Utility Warehouse by David Taylor (Member 10103609) on 4-May-2013
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  • Re: Save Money or Make Money with the Utility Warehouse by painiamm (Member 10290762) on 5-Jan-2014
    Hi all,
    sorry to if this is irrelevant to this discussion

    I'm looking to buy a house in Eldred drive - Hart Dyke Road, Tintagel Rd Area, Orpington, Kent BR5.

    Can someone please tell me if this is a good area for bringing up kid... more >>

  • Re: Save Money or Make Money with the Utility Warehouse by dave warren (Member 10291323) on 4-Feb-2014
    Not somewhere I would pick as first choice.
    Orpington South (south of the war memorial roundabout) is much better.
    Better schools and general environment.
    Anywhere in the crays (or north orpigton) is much less desirable. Not somewhere I would want to bring up a youngster out of choice.
    But of course it depends how much you can afford is always the bottom line.
    South Orpington is always going... more >>

  • Re: Save Money or Make Money with the Utility Warehouse by dave warren (Member 10291323) on 4-Feb-2014
    Pikeys and lower orders abound here. There are some decent people here, but not that many. Most are Job Centre fodder and the reason that many want to move away.

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Suzie smith lol theres a good memory by Jamie stone (Member 10280211) on 20-Nov-2012
She was so gobby she got caught smoking in our bogs at the boys end . I remember her and lisa i think was the other girls name run off lol i see her grow into a beautiful girl by the time id left school she still had a year half left . She also got done for cutting a teachers hair my cousin was a year below her she got into so much trouble my cousin said she also took money out of the pe teachers ... more >>   
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i can remember a girl who i fancied by Jamie stone (Member 10280211) on 20-Nov-2012
The ramsden girls school changed to the priory. I was a few years above her she stood out from the rest of them her name was suzie smith. She used to make me smile she was the first one to get chucked out of work experience. I recall the.school asembley she had to come back into school she got sat at the back of hall and in that asembley mr lawrence shamed her. Well he thought he did he told us th... more >>   
  • Re: i can remember a girl who i fancied by Jamie stone (Member 10280211) on 20-Nov-2012
    If i was back to those day she wouldve been my girl. Thats why i met my wife she reminded me of suzie not quiet as bad though lol funny how ur life turns out. See you on fb its gotta be the suzie im talking about shes still very attractive. Suzie and lisa me and dan would always see them walking out of school when i was a 3rd year boys senior they was 1st years my mates sister was .a prefect and s... more >>

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St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 1-Nov-2011
Hi i went to st joseph school as a border between 1953=1960,my three sister went to st annes,France,joesphine,and linda ward.I remember some of the guys in those days bobby wilson,ronnie frisk,jimmy glennon,I rememeber mrs shinners,had a son named sean,they look after us at the top of the hill,just beside st joseph.I remember brother domick,and brother gerald.Loved the walks we use to go on,in the... more >>   
  • Re: St joseph school by Robert spelman (Member 10261924) on 1-Nov-2011
    hi there my names Robert spelman does anyone remember me people like david ward paul machon,I used to go to david wards mothers once a month,when she lived in peckam

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 1-Nov-2011
    Hi,yes I remember you,well i think I do,your name rings a bell.Did you have fair hair,can you remember going bob-a jobbing,and going to the church,in between st annes and st joseph,had to go every sunday with the brothers.

  • Re: St joseph school by Robert spelman (Member 10261924) on 2-Nov-2011
    yes I remember bob a job,I use to serve at mass,do you no anyone else I can get hold of,david ward he was my best friend I think he was indian do you remember him

  • Re: St joseph school by Robert spelman (Member 10261924) on 2-Nov-2011
    by the way I did have fair hair,Iwas there from 1948 to 1962

  • Re: St joseph school by Robert spelman (Member 10261924) on 2-Nov-2011
    does any one know of a list of boys from st josephs around 1957 to 1961

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 2-Nov-2011
    Hi dave,As I said before i was at st Joseph from about 1953-1960,the only guys I can remember were,bobby wilson,micheal butlin,joseph wilson,ronnie frisk,dave powell,and jimmy glennon.I met bobby wilson years later in london,and the rest of his family lived in biggleswade in bedford.
    I also met jimmy glennon ,he worked in the mount plasent post office in wages department.in kings cross,london.I w... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 2-Nov-2011
    Sorry robert,got your name mixed up with someone else,thats old age for you.

  • Re: St joseph school by Robert spelman (Member 10261924) on 3-Nov-2011
    does any one a boy namen desmond egan

  • Re: St joseph school by david gowing (Member 10265647) on 3-Nov-2011
    yes new david ward very well. david gowing

  • Re: St joseph school by david gowing (Member 10265647) on 3-Nov-2011
    theres a picture of ts josephs. go to history of orpington kent. from david gowing

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 3-Nov-2011
    Hi guys,anyone one on facebook,be nice to see some of them old faces again,lets know.cheers

  • Re: St joseph school by Stephen Anderson (Member 10256167) on 12-Nov-2011
    I remember some of you guys. was there from 1947 until 1959...receiving home down the hill near Sevenoaks Rd., Don Bosco with Mrs Shinners, and the Juniors and Seniors. Had 2 older brothers there also, Bernard, he left in 1955 and Tony..he went to Cray Valley Tech. I remember Br. Borgie? who had the Bike.he minded the Juniors. Brs. Flannon, Patrick, Eusibius, Stephens, Vergilious?, spud-neck Domi... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 13-Nov-2011
    Hi stephen,yes mrs shinners,had a son his name was sean,had this big birthmark on the side of his face.I was in don bosco,oused to sleep in this room with all these other boys.Said the hail mary,before the lights went out.Mrs shinners used to smack me on the nuckles when i was naughty.I think when i got to a certain age we went down to st joseph,down the path at the bottom.St annes was on the othe... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by david gowing (Member 10265647) on 16-Nov-2011
    hi charlie. do you remember the night of the thunderstorm. it was very frighting. we where all up in the gum nextdoor to the television room do you remember us having to go to church to confess our sins. i was in the church choir. john mc donald used to stand behind me. he had a deep voice. and was well out of tune. you know when you look back it was all that bad. it was only ten or so years afte... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 16-Nov-2011
    Hi David,yes I remember that thunderstorm,scared the life out of me.I also remember watching a movie in the picture house,and it was an abbott,and costello in the film the mummy was suppose to be funny,but I got down behind the seat,I don't think it was that funny.I also remember the big holes in the field where the bombs had dropped during the war.Stange how certain things seem to stick in your h... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by nick ward-davies (Member 10253887) on 17-Nov-2011
    David....found your message today from September...yes same age just....65yrs next..name change since being in St joesphs it was George Corcoran...

  • Re: St joseph school by david gowing (Member 10265647) on 22-Nov-2011
    hi nick yes we must have there at the same time. i was 65 on oct 9. born 1946. good to hear from you

  • Re: St joseph school by caroline whitehead (Member 10267749) on 24-Nov-2011
    Hi Charlie,
    Understand you had 3 sisters at St.Ann's. I'm an old girl 1927-1941. I've written a book 'Surviving the Shadows' about my life in an orphanage and how the children were treated. Pleases support my book, available Amazon.com where you can read the press release.
    This message short. I'm not sure as a new member how the system works.
    Keep well.
    Caroline Whitehead (nee Marshall) member 10267749

  • Re: St joseph school by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 25-Nov-2011
    Hi Caroline,

    After reading Rosalinda (Linda) Hutton's book, it is good to heat there is another one concerning St.Joseph's/Anne's. I have had a very brief look at yours on Amazon and will be ordering it this evening for sure. Were you actually a pupil at the convent in Orpington and went on to work at St Joseph's (I noticed a photo of it on Amazon) on the other side of the church?(also pictur... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by caroline whitehead (Member 10267749) on 26-Nov-2011
    Hi Eddie,
    Thanks for responding to my message. I've never been a member of anything before so just don't know how it all works. No doubt, I'll get the hang of it.
    I appreciate you buying 'Surviving.' The more it is read, the more the public will understand what the children at St.Anne's and St.Jos. Orpington went through. For social history, the sadistic abuse should be recorded for posterity.
    ... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 26-Nov-2011
    Hello again Caroline,

    Thanks for the response,

    Certainly I/we will keep in touch and be friends. It would be interesting to know a bit about St.Anne's/ Joseph's in you... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by caroline whitehead (Member 10267749) on 26-Nov-2011
    Hi Eddie,
    Thanks for your brief message, and support. Yes, it is good to have friends. We all need them.
    If you have internet perhaps you could send me a note on cwhitehead689@gmail.com
    I can give you whatever details you want on St.Anne's, but not sure about St.Jos. One boy I liked was Michael Casey, very good-looking, and used to bring over the bread baked at St.Jos. When you read 'Surviving'... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Charlie page (Member 10273025) on 22-Apr-2012
    Hi all, I was also at St Josephs between 1957-62 my brothers and sisters Harry,John,Shirley,Pauline, we're also there, I remember being in the bungalow at the top of the hill next to the infirmary and then eventually going down to the main block where the indoor swimming pool was situated, I remember that night of the thunder storm in the bungalow and all of us being scared out of our minds, I rem... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by charlie ward (Member 10266922) on 27-Apr-2012
    Hi chas,was you a boarder,Your name rings a bell,i was at st jo's from 1952-1960.Also had three sisters linda,frances,joephine,they where on the other side,st annes.

  • Re: St joseph school by Michael Budgen (Member 10276595) on 21-Jul-2012
    I went to St Josephs from St Marys, Gravesend. I would thing it was probable 1954/5, it was the year that day boys were introduced. I left in March 1958 at 15 yrs of age.
    Sister Holloway (Infirmary) non electric if you remember, still lit by gas.
    Bro Eusebio ?Senior brother
    Bro Dominic of the clacking teeth and numerous sayings at assembly ie 'Time lost can never be regained' I believe his rol... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by charles head (Member 10256321) on 10-Nov-2012
    In my time Bro James ran the tuck shop,I also went to 11th Bromley scouts and had Sunday dinner with the Wetz family there after church parades,they were quite wealthy and had a tennis court.

  • Re: St joseph school by charles head (Member 10256321) on 15-Nov-2012
    My brother David who now lives in the Phillipines remembers the Bro.with motorised bike he was Bro.Borgia numberplate was FPO 751

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 23-May-2013
    Please go to Facebook and enter St Anne's & St Joseph's Orpington

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 2-Jun-2013
    Sorry about the Facebook sites wrong address. Please type in at the address www.facebook.com/groups/orpingtonOMG

  • Re: St joseph school by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 4-Jun-2013
    Hi Michael Budgen,

    I remember you well. We sat on the same table for meals. You had fair hair. Was hoping you could make the reunion.

    What part of the country are ... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Eddie Johnson (Member 10263370) on 4-Jun-2013
    Hi Michael Budgen,

    I remember you well. We sat on the same table for meals. You had fair hair. Was hoping you could make the reunion.

    What part of the country are ... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Alex Dunlop (Member 10285068) on 7-Jun-2013
    Hey, message for these guys, Charlie Ward-Robert Spelman-David Ward-Nic Ward Davies-Eddie Johnson
    Charlie Page-Michael Budgen-Charles Head-John Johnson.
    Tried finding you on Facebook to no avail. Hope you're all fine and you come on FB then you can friend me and maybe hook up with other ppl you may know

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Jun-2013
    Please try www.facebook.com/groups/orpingtonOMG to access the Facebook site we have set up with pictures etc

  • Re: St joseph school by Gilllian Marsh (Member 10290083) on 26-Nov-2013
    Hi Charlie

    I went to St Anne's between 1955 and 1959 and knew your sisters, especially Frances who was about my age (1945). Over the years I have often thought of Frances and wondered how she was. I would be very pleased to hear any news of your family.

    You may remember my brother, Phili... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Paul Macken (Member 10290085) on 24-Apr-2014
    Hi everyone, my name is Paul Macken I was also a border from about 1957/58 till the boarding part of the school closed around 61/62. I remember being one of the last boys to leave, there were 4 of us left at the end, a French boy called Allan, the 2 Whitney brothers (Billy and Peter I think) and myself.
    I also remember the 'Gillfouys' who went to live in the houses down at the entrance to St Anne... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2015
    Good evening campers. I have looked at the messages and it looks like the 30th May is the choice. I am saying this now to make it a positive venue. Please reply if it isn't as we would all like to accommodate as many as possible as by past meetings we do tend to enjoy ourselves and a overnight stay would be even better. Thank you in anticipation. I will also put this on the Orpington Message Board just in case.

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 24-Mar-2016
    Campers. When I have collected my new set of wheels and after Easter, I will be looking for a venue for our next meeting as it has been awhile and we have new members to impress. Can I prevail upon you to come up with a venue that serves good food, not too noisy or we won't be able to talk and listen. A hotel would do and maybe I can get Barry to search in the Brighton area. Anyway I will leave th... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by Vincent Xerri (Member 10258198) on 21-Apr-2016
    We have a venue and a date. The address was posted on here a week or so ago but I will dig it out and the week end that appears to suit us is July 23rd and 24th. Premier Inn
    Surrounded by high-street shops and restaurants, this modern budget hotel is a block from The Lanes shopping streets and 5 minutes' walk to the seafront. … More
    Address: 144 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
    Phone:0871 527 8150 ... more >>

  • Re: St joseph school by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 4-Sep-2016
    to Michael budgen!

    I have not forgotten you!Read my earlier comments sent today to 2 others {WHOM I DON'T REMEMBER]but were there between 1956-58, my time there!See my website www.donaldmccrory.co.uk

    Cheers Donald )from ALICANTE WHERE I LIVE!}

  • Re: St joseph school by donald mccrory (Member 10307694) on 6-Sep-2016
    to paul macken

    hi I remember you;you came to St J's late ie ( during term time from Ireland, 1957?); you liked playing football etc.

    We had some good footy/cricket?games in the pla... more >>

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