Sinjuns Guestbook - January 2004 ~ December 2004

I can't think why it's taken me so long to look for this site. I've just looked back through the guest book and was amazed to see so many familiar student names from the years I spent on the staff {1971-84). I live in Northamptonshire and am still teaching. I was interested to see that reunions take place and will try to make the effort to attend . Best wishes to all who remember me. Paul Meaden
Paul Meaden <>
- Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 06:31:37 (PST)

Hi Paul Meaden... I certainly do remember you, together with my brother Michael. Hello to all you GB'ers
David Lister <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 05:12:14 (PST)

Brief though my time at Sinjuns was, it has remained a fond memory. There the year Dr. Presswood died and other unhappy events took place at the school.
Jarrod Dyson <>
Sussex - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 06:07:30 (PST)

Anyone remember the different coloured exercise books we used at Sinjuns? From memory red was for English, brown for history, yellow for Geography, blue/grey for Physics, etc. Why did we have to cover them all in brown wrapping paper, rendering them in distinguishable?
George Shaw <>
Outer Mongolia - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 02:25:18 (PST)

Well....people,where are you?Me,steve price,dean elliot... all went to the school annual piss.-up.It seems to be wholly unreported.We made total unsinjunlikes fools of ourselves,to which lippy thomas et williams at last admitted we were funny.25years/'ergo'.We gratefully paid our 30 odd quid.When we got to the Woodman....Turkeys and trouser legs were involved,Suffice to say.Sinjuns reunions has become a middle class sub standard mason's lodge.If only some Sinjuns attended who where realloy at the school for what it was.IE people with brains but not pompous or nouveau riche.Sadly,the whole evening was hijacked by sad old ex school types who brefriended no one,[let alone there wives,children etc].Any road up;an exceedingly boring speech went on and on and on,while various middle class octonogenarians[in there own endearing senile way]tried to hide wine we had all paid for,I woke williams up and told him.but he was totalled[3ft6 sports teacher].Some fat william blake type attacked steve.[fair play you might say]However it was way past our bed time and so.... we all went home.Paul Meaden,don't.You know it makes sense.We were tolod not to attend any more school reunions.SEE YOU THERE.BOLLOX.Its our school.
vic garrick <>
london, england uk - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 18:39:47 (PST)

sorry about the grammar Mrwalker.Can do better just ........ed
hb <]]]>
']#']', - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 18:43:48 (PST)

I was at the dinner that Vic garrick refers to : I was also in the Woodman : and he is right - what a bunch of middle aged , middle class wankers run this show. This year I am 48 years old , and I am middle class. But I fucking HATE what this school did to me : I am gobsmacked that we came out as a normal bunch of people - we have grown up to be caring sharing folk - not self centred cunts that we were taught to be.
windy <>
- Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 17:04:35 (PST)

old sinjuns fc web site is updated once a week this web site is never updated , so come on sinjuns old boys come down to the old sinjuns club house open saturday & sunday .
old sinjuns fc <>
london, battersea - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 09:14:59 (PST)

come to old sinjuns fc web updated once a week so come down to old sinjuns club house football & cricket every weekend .
old sinjuns fc <>
- Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 09:20:16 (PST)

A few weeks ago I managed to bugger up my PC and lost all my email addresses and contact information. Can anyone who has contacted me in the past please send me an email so that I can log you in my little black book again. Thanks, Paul Barnett (LT 1972-77)
Paul Barnett <>
London, England - Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 15:25:56 (PST)

At School 1945 to 1951 Last year in 5J, Form teacher Jackson anybody out there. Remember Derek Sammonds and also a Guthrie. Younger brother,Chris, at school with Al Read
Brian Singleton <>
Twyning, Glos - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 13:01:58 (PDT)

Hi there all who remember me. I was at SWSJ from 1974 to 1981 in LT before the shadow of William Blake and comprehensive-ism crossed our paths. What a f**ked-up decision that was. Hope that you captains of industry are in good health as well as the rest of you mere mortals. I tried a while back to get some my contemporaries together for some reunion-type events but I was just totally overwhelmed by the apathy I received in response. Should I try again? I'd like to just to see how bald and fat most of us have become (note the use of the word 'us'). Come on you guys who started in '74 - respond here, or, better yet, send me an e-mail to the address supplied. You know it makes sense! BY the way, FYI, I gave up real work 3 years ago in order to become a novelist. Hands up those who've read one and can tell me the pseudonym I use. (Well you didn't think I'd use my REAL name did you?) Anyway, best wishes to all. P.S. Hi to Paul Meaden. Hope you're well. Glad you could join us. Didn't realise your name was Paul - thought it was 'Pig Face' a la Lee Wells. :)
Ian Bolton <>
Wolverhampton, West Midlands UK - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 09:48:24 (PDT)

I shall be pleased to hear from anyone who attended 1960 - 1967 - where are you all?
Alan Brock <>
Sussex - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 07:58:56 (PDT)

1960-1967 - I would be pleased to hear from anyone who attended during these years
Alan Brock <>
Sussex - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:03:02 (PDT)

Just found this site,i was at sinjuns from '68-74'.My name is John'spiney'Norman and i was a member of the famous Blizzard band along with,John Greenway,John Murphy & Les Moir.Not forgeting official photographer Steve Waspe! Does anyone remember Gary Greenland?
John Norman <>
Bracknell, Berkshire England - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 04:08:49 (PDT)

Hello- can anyone tell me of any Arsenal supporters attending Sinjuns-from any period.
D Smith
Dallas, - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 14:57:25 (PDT)

I was at Sinjuns from 1953 to 1960. A while ago I had a letter from Roy Macnamara, with whom I wanted to keep in touch. Unfortunately, last year I developed a severe case of cardiomyopathy and had to have a heart transplant. In the ensuing kerfuffle I lost all kinds of addresses. Would anyone please let me know of any addresses they have for Roy Mac, Dave Snelgrove, JAS Sullivan, Roy West, Steve Roy, Paul Stalder, Marcel Escudier, Ray Parker, Tony Howick, 'Rusty' Steele and anyone else of that era. Many thanks in advance for any clues. Incidentally, part of this site seems to have died. A year or so ago I sent off a whole load of old Sinjun magazines which I had scanned to be placed on the website, but none of them seem to have appeared. Anyone know what is happening with these? as my mother has dug up some more and I could scan them and send them if it is worth while. Regards to all.
Peter Racher <>
East Grinstead, West Sussex England - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 05:09:23 (PDT)

It would seem that our Nigerian friend wasn't in Ackers English class!!!
John Norman <>
bracknell, Berkshire England - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 01:30:48 (PDT)

Hello, it was a pleasant surprise to discover the Sinjuns website and even more so that someone had actually remembered me (Roger Price 2001, what happened to John Bridges and Ron Girle etc). I was also a little sad to realise that I have not visited what was so much a part of my life for six years, since I left in 1960. After leaving Sinjuns I have worked in industry (for the last 30 years as a consultant) throughout the UK. I currently live in Lichfield in Staffordshire with my wife Linda. I have three children and one grandchild; two of whom live in England and the other (and grandchild) live in Paxos in Greece. Sorry, I don't know what happened to John Bridges, but I would be delighted to hear from anyone who remembers me from the past. Ron Girle
Ronald Girle <>
Lichfield, Staffordshire England - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 13:06:16 (PDT)

Just noticed that F.T.Smallwood's nickname was left off the staff list. He was, of course, "Chips" to everyone.
Forest Hlls, NY USA - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 17:09:56 (PDT)

I was not at the school but I am trying to trace an old friend who was at the school in the 1960s. His name is Steve Brant. I last heard from him in the 1980s, but then lost contact and don't know his current contact details. If anyone can help please email me at Many thanks.
Ray Noble <>
MILTON KEYNES, buckinghamshire UK - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 08:57:50 (PDT)

I attended Sinjins from 1980-1985 There was some Good time
Angus LH Ollivierre <>
St Vincent - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 14:08:44 (PDT)

Anybody out there remember Paul Mudan? He left Sinjuns in 1965. In one of those "it's a small world" situations, Paul and I, who both work for the same company in New Jersey City, found out today that we are both Old Sinjuns! Neither of us remembered each other when we were at school -- I left in 1962. We've both lived in the States since the early 1980s.
Dave Holt <>
Staten Island, New York U.S.A. - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 17:53:30 (PDT)

I don't remember Paul Mudan but Dave Holt were you one of the Holt brothers who starred at the annual inter house athletics tournaments? If so which house did you represent?
Alan Brock <>
W. Sussex - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 09:43:06 (PDT)

Responding to Alan Brock's posting responding to my inquiry about Paul Mudan. Yes, I am indeed one of the Holt brother's that you mention. Nice to be remembered. Bob & I wore the green of Tregoze. While writing, I ought to correct an error in my earlier posting. Paul & I work in Jersey City -- as any New Jerseyite worth his salt will know, there's no such place as New Jersey City!
dave holt <>
Staten Island, New York U.S.A. - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 17:30:04 (PDT)

I learnt about this site from a gentlemen, David Holt, who has been working at the same company that i do for the last 27 odd yersa. I have been with ISO for the last 22 years and we met last week during a blood drive, and became aware that we had attended the same school. I was there in 1965.
Paul S. Mudan <>
Montclair, NJ, 07042-1914 USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 09:57:35 (PDT)

Dave, pleased to read your further entry. I was in Beauchamp House and as the late Doctor Cavell used to say 'Beauchamp, we'll teach 'em. A few years ago I met John Towers who was at the school about the same time, although maybe a year or two older, he excelled at the annual swimming gala at the Latchmere.
Alan Brock <>
- Monday, August 09, 2004 at 10:09:07 (PDT)

Hey ho lets go
- Monday, August 30, 2004 at 16:26:06 (PDT)

Me work all day - an then me come and wait on de ole boys who get drunk. Iron sharpen iron.
- Monday, August 30, 2004 at 16:31:30 (PDT)

Douglass Wingflaps ; Nobby Clarke : Knacker Thrasher Walker ; Chippy Smiff : Dylan Tilley ; Charlie Pigg ; Boris Thunderguts Roberts ; "You'd better fucking stand up, boy , when I enter a room, cos I am a self important snob, and you are a piece of snivelling shite."
Poor Jah person
- Monday, August 30, 2004 at 16:38:38 (PDT)

am here pls boys keep offfffffffffffffffffff
mugu <>
lome, kara togo - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 18:27:32 (PDT)

Thanks for the memories. It's been a long time. (1958-64)
Roy Dowley <>
Ashford, Kent UK - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 14:44:10 (PDT)

I attended Sinjuns from 1954 to 1959. Lydiard. I have lots of memories of schooldays. mostly about away games with the 1st.XI. Some of the names I remember are: Derek Gridley.Alan McGowan, (who lived next door but one) Stuart Farnham.Alan "Tinker" Taylor, who had a smelly sock contest with Roger Dale.Christopher Lister. Rex Stevens. Del Borrows.Peter and Paul Saines the Terrible Twins.Richard Lowings(What ball control!!!!)Michael Gee. Dave Fisher. Arthur Griffin(Gentle Giant) Ted Lewis. Tony Scarborough.Fred Roberts. Graham Gurr.Brian Muldoon. "Chick"Sanders.Terry Stanton. Richard Dingley.Rodney Mallett.Alex Todd.Ken Welch.Micky Britnell.Arthur Hudson.And many more. I was one of those kids that you will have trouble remembering,fortunately. Regards to you all, RON WILSON
RON WILSON <ron@wilson>
NORWICH, NORFOLK UK - Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 16:59:23 (PDT)

NORWICH, NORFOLK UK - Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 17:10:11 (PDT)

Old Boys'Reunion Dinner at the school Friday 1st October. Tickets 35 from Dodgey Dyer on 07956 1504446. School uniform optional
Thunderguts <>
- Monday, September 20, 2004 at 02:25:10 (PDT)

old sinjuns club house open weekends till late come down this weekend two games on saturday 1pm and 3pm k.o
old sinjuns f.c <>
london, wandsworth england - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 07:14:22 (PDT)

More nicknames of staff who joined between 1913 and 1944. E O Cozens 'Ernie'; E L Edlin 'Dynamite Dan'; R W Pyne 'Bobby'; E G Ashton 'Bill'; R G Westbrooke ' Winnie'; A Wadsworth 'Waddy'; V C Osbourne 'Ozzie'; W G Jackson 'Jacko'; J I Peatfield 'Boggy'; J G Redmayne 'Mickey Mouse'
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 01:14:20 (PST)

At Sinjuns 68 to 72, at Monster Park for 49ers against Dolphins Thanksgiving weekend, anybody fancy a beer ?.
Derek Pooley <>
- Friday, November 12, 2004 at 01:52:19 (PST)

Please forgive the intrusion by a mere "girlie", but it's been 26 years so I'm going ahead anyhow. Class of 73, Jon Rushworth (you know who you are!) Tony Philpot (ask Jeanette to get in touch) Darryl Turner (did your voice break?) Dean Elliott (resplendent in that long, black leather coat) Steve Begley (how did you end up working with my dad?) Steve Price (the memory of your bright green cap sleeve t-shirt obliterates any others) Lloyd Ridgeway (I never showed my face at the Ideal Home Exhibition again) ... summer of 1977... So you win again (Hot Chocolate), Show you the way to go (Jacksons) Hotel California (Eagles)... long, hot summer days in Roehampton... 2 tiny slices of cheese & tomato pizza and a 10 year old baked potato (the cheapest thing on the menu at Pizzaland) waiting for the 93 bus, regrouping when none of us could get into an X at Putney flicks...the stuff that nostalgia's made of, thanks for letting me share...oh and... "Cancer - my name is Larry"
Fran Somerville <>
Crawley, West Sussex - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 07:34:10 (PST)

Have not looked at the website for a couple of years. Nice to see some of the old favourites making an appearence. That was a coincidence Fran !! You still Tom Catching?? If anybody would like to meet up for a drink please get in touch ( Dave Piotrowski,Terry Mahoney,Dean Elliott,Steve Price, etc etc)
SURREY, WORCESTER PARK UK - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 06:38:30 (PST)

Just found this web site - If anyone remembers me (in BB from 1974-9)then I would love to hear from you.
Mark Leadon <>
Harlow, Essex UK - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 13:54:36 (PST)

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