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Susan Gillard (new Wiles), Penryn, Cornwall on 27/05/2018
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Hi Sandra, I see you used to live in Mancroft Avenue, Lawrence Weston. I had a very good friend at Portway Secondary Modern School for Girls. Here maiden name was Sandra Bradley and she lived in Manctoft Avenue. I was just wondering if you knew her when you lived there. I have been trying to get in touch with her for ages.
Susan Gillard (new Wiles), Penryn, Cornwall on 27/05/2018
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Hi Gilliam, I was at the school from 1958 to 1964. Miss Harris was my form mistress in the 5th year. Were you there in assembly when the chair collapsed under Miss Milne's weight and all us girls had a good laugh? I've never forgotten it. Do you remember Miss Powney who drove a bubble car, Miss Bibby the art teacher, Mrs Knee the English teacher, Miss Dyer the deputy head and Miss Draper the head mistress. Do you remember any other girls who were there during 1958 to 1964? I am trying to find Sandra Bradley who was a good friend to me. She went to Leicester to train to be a PE teacher.
Richard Sparkes, Bristol UK on 11/04/2018
Hi Bob Wiltshire, My name is Richard Sparkes and believe I was in your class at Portway School and in the two Rugby teams you mentioned and as a prefect. I have the photos of our Rugby teams in 1959-1961 showing yourself, Paul Nash and Alan Reddings our scrum half. I also have a class photo of when we were in the 2nd year Mrs Mairs. If you would like me to send you a copy of these photos I can send it to you. Is your email still the email@example.com. Let me know regards Richard
Jeanette Parkin, 5,MUNDY AVENUE on 17/01/2018
Hi, just went on to this sight and seen your message. I recognise your name, I was at school at the same time as you, my maiden name was Jeanette Goodyear, and I'm sure we were in some classes together, don't know if you would remember me
Ray Westlake, Shirehampton on 02/02/2011
Hi cant remember u but your name rings a bell friends u might known Mike Moore Roy Clark Garry Button Candis Button Rabeca Grant Colleen Odonavan
Stewart Hopkins, Doncaster on 07/01/2018
07970 268868 Shopkins17@sky.com
Hi Charlie, was that the Barry Fisher who lived in Sea Mills?
davehowells, bristol on 10/09/2017
diane is now back in Bristol she is living in Lawrence weston
Leigh, Australia on 01/09/2017
Hi Pauline I was at Portway until 1975 There's a reunion for those who were born in 1957 and went to Portway at Portway Old boys TONIGHT!!! Starts 7.30 Probably too late for you and you may have been in a different year but just thought I'd let you know xx
dave howells, bristol on 23/07/2017
I met George in the late fifties early sixties my dad was his right hand man they had a falling out so George employed me his son
Stuart Andrews, Canterbury, Kent, UK on 30/06/2017
Hi Helen, I can't really remember you but your name does sound familiar. I was at Portway from 69 to 76 so the year behind you.
Steve Gregory, bristol on 21/07/2011
Hi Helen I remember you!......although you will probably remember my brother Brian better. He lives in Eastbourne now but I am still here in Bristol. Feel free to reminisce!! Steve
Rosemary Rawcliffe (Day), Farnborough on 27/05/2013
Although I have no details of Betty she was in my class at Portway 1953-55. She used to hang out with Jane Powell at school. As far as I know Betty lived at Sea Mills.
Les walker, Shelly Bach cen on 04/12/2012
Tony I reckon we lived opposite you in port bury grove I was at portway the same time as the dates you have given I remember mrs chivers across the road I am in touch with a lot of the old boys
darren eyles, bristol on 19/07/2012
im see ernie most saturdays, i will tell him about your request, hopfully he will get in touch. regards darren
Steve.R.Taylor, 22,Springfield Avenue,Shirehampton. on 03/01/2012
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Hello Brian, Although your post is three years old I've just registered with this web site and was browsing these pages and seen yours. You MAY remember me as a cadet but you most certainly WILL remember my dad Charlie, who is sadly no longer with us. I see Ernie Rich regularly. He has just had one of his knees done over christmas so haven't seen him this year yet, but I'm sure that it won't be long before he calls in the club (Shire) for a pint. Hope you get this reply seeing that it is such a long time since you posted. Will also try your e-mail address too.
peter mann, stoke bishop, bristol. on 11/02/2012
Hi Dave. I seem to meet the criteria that you have listed above but must confess to lack of memory of many names from that time. Sid Watts and Chic Vincent ring a bell. I lived at 1 Kingsweston Ave. At the time. From Avonmouth Juniors I went to Portway and then on to Bristol Tech Building School. If any of that rings a bell with you, please get in touch by e.mail Peter Mann
Hannah Thomas, Taunton on 20/01/2011
Dear Bev, I know you posted this a long time ago now but Carol is my aunt so if you haven't managed to contact her yet, I'm sure I could get hold of some details for you. Please mail me if you are still trying to contact her. Hannah
carol broome, 25 penpole ave, shire bs11 ody on 20/05/2009
I have been trying to contact Bev for years but the e mails keep coming back to me saying the inbox is full. Bev empty your inbox. Would love to catch up.
KEN RANDALL, 22 moorgrove house aldercombe rd bristol bs92qf on 21/06/2010
I WAS AT PORTWAY BOYS 1960 TO 1965 APPROX. I PLAYED IN ALL THE RUGBY TEAMS AND THE BRASS BAND TILL I LEFT. I COUNT MYSELF VERY LUCKY AND EVEN PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PUPiL AT THAT TIME AND SOMETIMES WISH I WAS STILL THERE. IHAVE ONLY FOND MEMORIES OF FRiENDS AND MASTERS, MR TURNER IN PARTICULAR ALWAYS A GOOD INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME PLEASE GET IN TOUCH, KEN.
don francis, po box 260 rockingham 6168 on 17/04/2009
hi just had a another baby boy 30 3 09 name harrison reginald francis
John Rogers, USA on 14/03/2008
I was contacted and was told where he was living and just by a stroke of luck I was visiting Australia and had the pleasure of meeting him and talk about old times. Many Thanks to the staff of the Shire.
John Rogers, USA on 07/12/2007
I happened to work for Mr. Jack Newman the father of John and Trevor in their shop on Bradley Crescent prior to their move to the High Street. It was 1943 and I was 13 years of age. I became the Butcher Boy delivering the wartime meagre joints of meat and strings of sausages on an old bike to Mr. Newman's customers in Shire. I worked after school and on Saturdays in the shop being taught how to de-bone the meat and make the sausages for the special customers. John and Trevor had been called up for the service at that time; John served in the navy. I’m not sure what branch Trevor served. Mr. Newman (Jack) was in the Home Guard along with many of the other local villagers. The other person who worked in the shop was a Butcher by the name of Frank, a very good Butcher who worked for the Newman's many years to include working in the shop on the High Street with the brothers after they were released from the armed service.
Margaret O'Connor, Portishead on 19/10/2007
Many thanks for your reply, I have already had a reply from the website from Trevor's niece, so I have obtained his address. I am also trying to trace a Roy Peters who apparently lived in Meadow Grove, apparently they were all in the Scouts together with my father in Shire. For my own interest my Uncle who was killed in Italy in WW2 owned the barber shop just past the new motorway bridge on the left going towards Shire, his name was Reg Thomas, and his Dad was Sydney, they lived in Bean Acre, can anyone remember them?
Ray Morris, Australia on 15/10/2005
I thank you most sincerely for publishing my letter in your September issue of "Shire on the Web". It is most appreciated. So far I have had the good fortune to have been contacted by two people and am in email contact with them.
Louise Argent, Somerset on 04/02/2004
Just to let you know that thanks to the Information Wanted page that Julie Smith (nee Ford) made contact with me today. She is my mother's second cousin and I hope very much that she may be able to help with my FORD family history search. Thank you.
Joan Carr, Tennessee, USA on 14/10/2003
I just received an e-mail from my niece whom I have been trying to locate through your paper. A former worker saw my ad and got in touch with some one who knew where my niece was. I can't thank you enough, and the people who cared enough to let my niece know that I was looking for her. Thank you all so much.