- May 2000
[30 MAY 00] SIDNEY STRINGER MILLENNIUM REUNION
Are you a former pupil who attended Sidney Stringer School
and Community College, and started in September 1984 and finished in June 1989?
We are organising a reunion which is going to be held at
Coventry Working Men's Club, Cox Street, Coventry, on Saturday 8 July 2000, from 7pm til
If you are interested and want to be part of the reunion,
please contact us for details:
024 7622 3971
024 7666 6655 x 2542 (work)
024 7668 0445
0778 8917785 (mobile)
Please make sure you give your name, address and telephone
number, because this is going to be a ticket only event and 60 former pupils have already
Former teachers are also welcome to come.
[28 MAY 00] LOOKING FOR WENDY WILKINSON
I don't know how unusual or usual this letter may seem to
you, but I would like your assistance to help me find an old friend.
Back in 1963, I started writing to Wendy Wilkinson. Her
name was given to me by the Red Cross through my school. We were penpals for years and I
have only spoken to her once in all these years. Our lives took many roads and we became
separated and I have since lost her address in Coventry.
All I remember is she bought her parents home, married and
has a couple of children. I believe she may be in the medical field.
I am reaching out to anyone I can, to assist me. Any help
you provide me with is greatly appreciated.
Judy Sullivan < email@example.com >
[27 MAY 00] ARTHUR STARTIN OF ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH
I am hoping to get in touch with anyone who knew Arthur
Startin (my dad) who was born on 29 March 1927 in Nuneaton.
Sadly he died when I was 7, so I am now trying, without
much success, to gain some knowledge of his earlier years.
As far as work goes he spent several years in the Royal
Navy, followed by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. I believe he married a lady called Mae,
following divorce married Betty (my mum) and moved to Weymouth, where he worked for the
We returned to Nuneaton in around 1970.
If anyone remembers (even vaguely) Arthur Startin, or can
put me in touch with any of his school friends/colleagues I would be hugely grateful. I
believe he went to Stockingford school.
I look forward to hearing from someone soon.
Jennifer < firstname.lastname@example.org
[25 MAY 00] WYVERS IN CHERINGTON
As many people are now doing, I have been researching my
family tree and have come across some ancestors in Cherington, Warwick around 1843-1844.
Does anyone who might know the area recognise the surname
Wyver, if so perhaps you could pass on any info you have.
Gary Wyver < Gary.Wyver@btinternet.com >
[15 MAY 00] LIMBRICK WOOD & WOODLANDS
My name is Ken Johnson. I went to Woodlands Comprehensive School
between 1958 and 1963. My primary school was Limbrick Wood (1953-58).
I remember many of my primary school coevals with greater
clarity than high school. I was in Malins house under Mr LEE and had friends in Stringer,
Perrins, McLaughlin, Smith-Clark among others I have since forgotten.
I left Coventry in 1965 and now live in Brisbane, Australia
and would like to hear from anyone who associates with the dates and schools mentioned.
I worked in Leamington Spa at PH WOODWARDS department
store. Some old friends were Beverly Speight, Malcolm Godson, Johnny Johnson, Charles
Allen (Leamington), Phil ???, Brian Henderson, Glenda Ford, Yvonne ??, Michelle and Louise
from OWEN OWEN and many more whose first names probably wouldn't mean much.
I still have many relatives in Coventry and visit every so
often although for only 5 to 6 weeks at a time.
I look forward to contacts from afar.
Ken Johnson < email@example.com >
[14 MAY 00] FINHAM PARK & SIDNEY STRINGER
I went to Finham Park secondary school
in Coventry (1974-78) and then to Sidney Stringer
(1978-79). I now live in Dallas, Texas.
I am looking for Aqbal, Guinny. And also looking for David
Leonard who went to King Henry VIII.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of these old friends please
Farzad Mirmohammadi < firstname.lastname@example.org >
[11 MAY 00] RESEARCHING GREAT GRANDFATHERS
I am researching two great grandfathers - Thomas Mills and
Charles Shenstone both of Coventry.
Thomas Mills is listed in my History of Warwickshire 1874
as a watch case maker residing at 83 Craven Street, Chapel Fields, Spon End. He married
Alice Collingbourne in 1879. He had nine children including my grandfather Thomas Mills.
My grandfather married Rebecca Shenstone (born 8 March
1882) whose father was Charles Shenstone (b 1861) and died in the 1950's. Charles had
about 7 children including at lease two sons - Arthur and William.
If anyone has any information on these people or if there
are any descendents living in the area I would appreciate hearing from them.
Kenneth F Johnson < email@example.com >
[07 MAY 00] LOOKING FOR SUMMER WORK
My name is Veronika Eningerova. I am student from a small
country in the middle of Europe. I am going to study English in Great Britain during
As a student studying for 15 hours a week I am allowed to
work for 20 hours a week during term time and 40 hours a week during holidays.
I would like to find work for the summer in Coventry and I
try it in pubs and restaurants, because I have some experience with work in the pub,
especially in the kitchen.
I am 20 years old, I am student of Computer College of
Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
If you are interested to offer me a summer part-time job I
will be very happy. You can contact me through e-mail.
Veronika Eningerova < firstname.lastname@example.org >
[04 MAY 00] LOOKING FOR DEREK OXTOBY
Hi, my name is Michael Morris (Mick).
I think your site is one of the best I have logged on-to.
I was born in Bulkington (1947). I worked for 18 years at
Brico Engineering (now Federal Mogul I believe).
I now live in Barnstaple, north Devon with my wife Diane
(née Depper of Galley Common, Nuneaton) and our 15 year old daughter Debby.
I would like to trace an old friend if possible - Derek
Oxtoby who I worked with for a long time then lost touch.
Anyone who knows us please email.
Thank you for this opportunity
Mike Morrisu < email@example.com >
[04 MAY 00] ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE
Hi, I am looking for an injector pump for the Armstrong
Siddeley Twin Cylinder engine.
The serial no. is 10Y657 and the engine no. is TU13552.17 -
21.75 HP @ 1700 RPM.
Can you help please?
< GNEZZ@aol.com >
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