- July 2001
[27 JUL 01] RICHARD
LEE / CALUDON CASTLE
I went to Richard
Lee primary school in Coventry (1956-62) and then on to Caludon
I left Coventry in 1978 and now
live in Australia.
It would be good to hear from any
others of this vintage.
[24 JUL 01] CRACKDOWN
I am trying to locate any
information on a undercover programme which was made for
possibly Channel 4 called Crackdown.
The main aspects of the programme
was drug dealers in Coventry.
I would be grateful for any info.
Pam Hinks < email@example.com
[EDITOR: I missed
this one - can anyone help?]
[24 JUL 01] HOLBROOKS
/ BARRS HILL
I went to Holbrooks
primary school in (1947?-53) and then went on to Barrs
Hill Grammar School (1953-58).
I left Coventry in 1972 and now
live in Vianen (ZH) in The Netherlands.
I remember meeting the Bablake
boys at lunchtime in Nauls Mill Park (strictly forbidden to
leave the school grounds at lunchtime!). By the way, I married a
My classmates included: Mary
Pugh, Pamela Worrall, Pauline H...? (had a boyfriend named Pete
Veasey), Jane Adams (wild party in Allesley!) and Robina
My teachers included: Miss
Palmer, Miss Melhuish (Head) and Miss Pellow (Music).
It was many years ago now, names
Ann Vollmer [née
Crabb] < firstname.lastname@example.org
[24 JUL 01] WHITLEY
I went to Whitley
Abbey secondary school in Coventry (1977-80).
I left Coventry in 1980 and now
live in Hereford.
I would love to get in touch with
girls from Whitley who remember me, especially those from
Stoneleigh North. I spent the first 3 years at Whitley then left
to go to Wales.
interested in getting in touch with Sukwant Grewal, Debbie Berry
and Sharon Manson.
If anyone can help please get in
touch by email, thanks.
[23 JUL 01] WOODLOES
I went to Woodloes
Primary School and Woodloes Middle School in Warwick until
1988. Then on to Aylesford
I left Warwick in 2000 and now
live in Huddersfield.
Hello to all my old mates and
James Lunn < email@example.com
[23 JUL 01] THE
BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE!
I went to Bablake
school in Coventry (1985-90).
No matter how poor we believed
our school days to be at the time it is undoubtedly true that
they are the best days of your life.
Richard Young < firstname.lastname@example.org
[22 JUL 01] BINLEY
I went to Binley
Park primary school in Coventry (1977-82) and then on to Binley
Park Comprehensive (1982-87).
Please can anyone who knows the
whereabouts of: Clare Smith, Ian Phipps, Emma Quirke, Ian
Pimlott and any others, please email me!
[22 JUL 01] AYLESFORD
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
I went to Westgate
Infants School in Warwick (1964-67) and then onto Newburgh
Junior School (1967-71).
I then went onto Aylesford
High School (1971-76). I left Warwick in 1977 and now live
I'm thinking of organising a reunion
for pupils who left Aylesford in 1974 - 1976. I have absolutely
no idea how to go about it.
Karen Beaumont [née Murray] <
[22 JUL 01] BRIDGET
Does anyone know of a Bridget/Brigid
Henry in the Warwickshire area in the mid 50's? She may have
been a nurse?
Thanks for your help.
Marion Murphy < email@example.com
[21 JUL 01] COUNDON
I went to Coundon
Court secondary school in Coventry (1975-80). I left
Coventry in 1987 and now live in Dudley.
Does anyone know what happened to
Paula Woodward, Mark Haywood, Kevin Jones, Andrea Finch, Kay
Shepherd or Joan King?
Anyone that remembers me please
Jacqui Brookes < firstname.lastname@example.org
[19 JUL 01] FOXFORD
I went to Foxford
Comprehensive in Coventry (1963-67). I left Coventry in 1967
and now live in Sunderland.
for any one who remembers me. Some of the names I remember are:
Peter Harding, Peter Bradford, David Crow and Dave Picker.
There are plenty more but not
enough space to mention them all here, and my apologies to those
I have not mentioned.
I was in Neptune House with Mr
Leadbitter and Miss Roundtree.
[18 JUL 01] TEMPLARS
/ WOODLANDS / BROAD STREET
I went to Templars
from about 1952 to 1958. Miss Dingley was one lovely teacher
that I remember. Another I remember, wore black leather boots,
and showed off plenty of leg - I think she knew what she was
doing! Sherene Schick was my girlfriend. On my birthday I was
given a crown (king for the day), Sherene was my queen. My
happiest school days were at Templars.
I then went on to Woodlands
- but hated every minute there.
After that I went on to
Street. That was an ok school. I knew the new school
builder, Jeff Adams, he was a mate of my brother, Mick (Killer)
Kiley. Jeff do pop in and see Mick, he isn't too well these
Singh was my teacher, he whacked me so hard on the head, that I
saw stars - I didn't rate him as a good teacher.
I am also trying to find Barbara
May McAnneany, née Webb, formerly from Nuneaton, then Kingfield
Road, and onto Treherne Road, Radford. Anyone finding her can
have free caravan accommodation at the Seddon Motor Camp in
sunny New Zealand.
I am now 54.
Kiley < email@example.com
[17 JUL 01] WHITLEY
I went to Whitley
Abbey Comprehensive in Coventry (1976-81).
I am trying to organise a school reunion
for pupils and teachers. If anyone is interested in a reunion
please contact me?
Jennie McEnery [née Batchelor]
[17 JUL 01] BARRS
I went to Barrs
Hill Grammar School in Coventry (1958-65).
I left Coventry in 1965 and now
live near Southampton.
Does anyone remember Joan
Beresford, Carol Anne Smith, Barbara ?, Diane Cooke?, Avril
Pullinger or Lindsey Harrington?
Sheila Shields [née Gibson] <
[16 JUL 01] WHITWORTH
We are rebuilding an Armstrong
Whitworth Whitley bomber aircraft for the RAF Museum at Hendon.
The Whitley was one of the most important RAF aircraft at the
start of the war and carried the fight to Germany in the dark,
early days of World War Two.
It is a great pity that none of
these aircraft survived the war and there are now several
projects to resurrect the Whitley. Unfortunately, few
manufacturers drawings for the Whitley survive which is a great
The Whitley was made in Coventry
at the Baginton plant and we would like to appeal for any former
workers at the plant to get in touch – we would be very
interested to talk with them and are especially interested in
any details of the Whitley’s construction and any memories
they may have.
Silverwings - Research & Resource Project Organiser
++ 44 (0) 7890 892147 < firstname.lastname@example.org
[10 JUL 01] BINLEY
I went to Binley
Park secondary school in Coventry (1971-76).
I would love to make contact with
Julie Houston and Isobel Alum.
Sue Lanigan < email@example.com
[09 JUL 01] HIGHAM
I went to
Lane High School in Nuneaton until 1963.
I left Nuneaton in 1972 and now
live in Canada.
I am seeking Heather Marston and
Stewart Harrington. I went to school with them. I always think
of them both and wonder today if they are still around.
[08 JUL 01] LOOKING
FOR A FRIEND IN ONTARIO
have been looking for an old friend of mine and came across your
website. I enjoyed reading the guestbook and thought I would
write a short message.
If anyone can help me in finding
my old friend who was living in Ontario Canada and is willing to
spare a few moments to help me then please email.
Thanks a lot for your time.
PS this is a great website!
[08 JUL 01] BISHOP
I went to Bishop
secondary school in Coventry (1954-57).
love to hear from anyone who went there during that time.
[08 JUL 01] DANNY
PECK - BOXER
I would like to know if you have
any information on the legend of Danny Peck - his real name was
John Parker. He was well known in Bedworth.
There was an article in the
Bedworth Echo. If anyone knows where I can get some information
about him I would be very grateful as he was my late dad's
I now live in Canada and people
ask me about him. My family were from Bedworth.
Valerie O'Brien < firstname.lastname@example.org
[07 JUL 01] BINLEY
I went to Binley
Park Secondary School in Coventry (1964-70).
I left Coventry in 1992 and now
live in Witney, Oxfordshire.
In particular, I would like to
hear from anyone who was in Robson House during my time.
Maurice Woodward < email@example.com
[06 JUL 01] PEUGEOT
500 GL STATION WAGON
I was wondering if I would be
able to find a manual that would help me in the maintenance of a
1984 Peugeot 500 GL Station Wagon. A manual being a book that
has all the car's features outlined in detail along with
diagrams on how to repair it if need be.
Does anyone know where I can get
such a manual - maybe someone can direct me to a web site that I
can find the information I am looking for?
James K < firstname.lastname@example.org
[04 JUL 01] PRIDMORE
PRIMARY / BROAD HEATH
I went to Pridmore
Primary School in Coventry (1961-68).
Mr Lawrance was the Headmaster
and Miss Kelly was one of the teachers. I can only remember the
names of the pupils I went on to secondary school (Broad
Patricia Richardson < email@example.com