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Entry Number: 5218
Date: 28-APRIL-2019
Author: Brian J Spooner
Subject: Memories
Email: spooner@sas.upenn.edu

How nice to receive a message from my primary school. I would love to hear from anyone else who may remember me from there. I have been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. since 1968, and have not retired.

Entry Number: 5217
Date: 8-APRIL-2019
Author: Brian J Spooner
Subject: Memories
Email: spooner@sas.upenn.edu

How nice to receive a message from my primary school. I would love to hear from anyone else who may remember me from there. I have been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. since 1968, and have not retired.

Entry Number: 5216
Date: 27-JANUARY-2019
Author: Stephen Trump
Subject: Old Times

Hi. I haven't looked at this site for some time now. I chanced upon it having read about the school's current academy debate. I have mixed memories of being at Torbitt - one of the most vivid being the very first day when I couldn't believe that my Mum had left me! I don't see anyone that was in my class or year any more, although I have had intermittent dealings with a couple of people over the years. It's been over 50 years now since I was first taken through the Torbitt gates, into the Infants Playground and then into the Reception Classroom, where Mrs King was my teacher. My last touchpoint with the school was in 1980 when, as a member of Redbridge Youth Orchestra, I attended my last ever Saturday rehearsal. Is there anyone else still out there that remembers me or was in my classes at Torbitt?

Entry Number: 5215
Date: 19-OCTOBER-2018
Author: Paul Nicol
Subject: 1961 Cricket Team
Email: mrpauljnicol@gmail.com

I was a fast bowler and I remember Gary Hyams (in front of me in the photo) was wicket keeping in a match when I bowled, the batsman missed, and the ball went on to hit Gary just under an eye. His face (from memory) instantly swelled and turned black down one side, as in those days cricketers did not wear face helmets. This incident frightened me so much, thinking that I might easily have caused very serious damage, that it put me off cricket for life. The ironic thing is, that my partnerís two grandsons both play county cricket for their age group and hope to become professionals! Hope you're OK Gary!

Entry Number: 5214
Date: 19-OCTOBER-2018
Author: Paul Nicol
Subject: Ciao!
Email: mrpauljnicol@gmail.com

Stephanie Howlett Ė I know Stephanie later married an Italian gentleman and went to live in Italy. I know this as her younger sister, Susan, later came to work with me at J H Minet & Co in Gants Hill in the early 70ís. Sue, do you remember?

Entry Number: 5213
Date: 8-SEPTEMBER-2018
Author: Darrel Bird
Subject: Photos
Email: darmb@outlook.com

Can't find any photos with me in them. Would be happy if someone could help.

Entry Number: 5211
Date: 3-MARCH-2018
Author: Jabir Haque
Subject: 2 years ago
Email: jabirhaque55@gmail.com

I used to be in William torbirr until I left 2years ago to go high school Miss it more than I thought

Entry Number: 5207
Date: 27-OCTOBER-2017
Author: Brian Waghorn
Subject: Old Friends
Email: briwag84@gmail.com

Hello I am 86 so a little forgetfull of names, I do remember getting the cane for running on the sandbags covering the glass openings on the playground. Mainly remember the youth club held there upto 1948, friends were Bert Bacon Teddy Plant Connie and Joice sorry can't remember surnames.I am 86 and moved to NZ in 1949.from 12 Crownfield Ave

Entry Number: 5206
Date: 11-JUNE-2017
Author: Margaret Peacock
Subject: Just discovered the site

I was delighted to come across this site today. Loved looking through the old photos. Pleased to meet Jean Young at one of the reunions. Was in contact with Brenda Graisgour for a while some years back and renewed acquaintance with Liz DeBere at college in 1967 but lost touch now. I recognised many faces in the photos and even recalled many names. Would be delighted to hear from anyone who remembers me

Entry Number: 5205
Date: 4-APRIL-2017
Author: Mark Owen
Subject: lost form class picture
Email: jayneowen250@yahoo.co.uk

Hi William Torbitt School site, I have been looking today at all the class form photos that have been posted from the 1960s. Unfortuaintly looks like my class isn't there. My form teacher was in the picture, and her Name was Mrs Jenkins, I was at the back row on the left standing next to Paul Turell who lived next door to me at Freshwell Avenue Little Heath. The photo was black and white and taken outside next to the Assembly hall which was in the background. Mrs Richardson was the head I think

 

 

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