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Name:   Paul Charlwood Email:   Info@Marlboroughsecmod.co.uk
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   13 Jul 2006 23:39:58 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone hope you enjoy this little effort. I am still looking for some bits for the site. 1. Has anyone got any pictures of the school. 2. Are there any plans of how the buildings were laid out anywhere? Can you remember the layout if so have a go at drawing it and add who was in what classroom. Remember Smiley ONeil (Science) Ticker Turner (english & malay slipper) Beatnik (Music teacher) Mr Hughes (Mooch) the list goes on come on give it a go. Look forward to hearing from you.

Name:   tony goodson Email:   anthonygoodson@btinternet.com
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   29 Jul 2006 09:17:23 GMT

Comment: Its good to see a dedicated site, was there 57-59. am now 60!! remember brimalcombe ( think that\'s spelt right), remember getting the strap for running on the lawn, and for fighting also the cold weather when we were still expected to play outside, the coke fires

Name:   tony goodson Email:   anthonygoodson@btinternet.com
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   29 Jul 2006 09:53:19 GMT

Comment: Hi me again, it would be good to talk to any one who was at the school from 55 /58. some names i remember - John Battey, Mavis Bull, Pauline Garrett, I also believe that there was another Goodson although not certain. looking forward to chatting.

Name:   Sue Ellis Email:   S.Lang@btinternet.com
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Country:     IP Address:   Date:   31 Jul 2006 20:32:17 GMT

Comment: Good work Paul, oh, those reminders from those bygone days came flooding back at the sight of the hall with those school plays!!Lets hear it from some of the girls please.I remember the Domestic Science room and one enormous cabinet that we used for rising bread, cant remember the teachers name though, I must be missing a few memory cells.

Name:   Graham Palmer Email:   g.andjepalmer@btopenworld.com
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   31 Jul 2006 22:49:29 GMT

Comment: A very welcome site that has already brought back many memories. I look forward to visiting here regularly for the odd fix of nostalga.

Name:   Mrs Paul Charlwood Email:   Barbcharlwood@aol.com
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Country:   UK   IP Address:   Date:   17 Aug 2006 08:06:55 GMT

Comment: Paul - think you have done and excellent job on this - I know as your wife I am biased...All - I have found out more about my husband and his school days with this project and to all I have met or spoken to recently dont be strangers.

Name:   Clive Goodman Email:   clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country:   WALES   IP Address:   Date:   17 Aug 2006 11:59:08 GMT

Comment: I to can on only applaud Paul for his very excellent efforts, his well meaning has already enabled me to chat with Dave Bowden,I have also had a really wonderful telephone conversation with the man himself, which was highly enjoyable, the site itself has really evoked some memories, how fortunate we were to have been schooled with so many enduring and indeed endearing characters, Paul I will definitely `fill you a pint` when we do eventually meet again, I hope its on this mortal plain, I rather think that a bevvy may be a no no in another place, if you see what I mean ! Love and Peace Goody, I`ve not been called Goody since 1965, they call me fairy liquid around here, I`m always washing my hands, it what retired nurses do !

Name:   Clive Goodman Email:   clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country:   WALES   IP Address:   Date:   18 Aug 2006 08:01:18 GMT

Comment: Sue I think one of the domestic science teachers name was Miss Box, a pettite little lady who did wonders for the development of young adolescent boys in the midst of their priapic youth, do you recall that any boy being found guilty of fairly serious offences would be pressed into wearing the `checked` headwear and apron and ferry coke with which to fuel the fires in the d/s/ room, much to the obvious amusement of the traversing classes as the changing of the lessons ceremony was played out at specific intervals during the day.

Name:   TANIA CARTMAN Email:   taniabarclay@tiscali.co.uk
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   16 Sep 2006 20:48:40 GMT

Comment: Hi, my name is Tania Cartman as was, I was at the common from 1961 to 1966, I was in the same class as David Blake Suzanne Timmer, Brian Mabbutt, Mary Shaw, to name a few, I was looking at the heading other stuff, when I saw a photo of myself sitting at the front of the class. It certainly brings back memories.I think this is a brilliant idea, keep up the good work.

Name:   kevin smith Email:   ksmith99_665@msn.com
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Country:   YORKS   IP Address:   Date:   25 Sep 2006 18:41:47 GMT

Comment: Hi to everyone on the site,I remember you Paul as I done some work for you at the pool with my old company, I attended MSM between 1959 & 1962,my old mates were Allan Barry Dave Ward,my cousin Roddy Chessall was also there, Smudger from up the Orchard, love to here from any old class mates, keep up the good work Paul, all the best to everyone.

Name:   sean murphy Email:   mrphy252@aol.com
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Country:   NORFOLK ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   29 Sep 2006 16:02:00 GMT

Comment: Like to hear from anyone that remembers me, left the school in 1963 went into hairdressing.I had a shop in the High Street in Marlborough for several years. I can remember John Slade, John Batty, Phillip Gull and many more.please e-mail if anybody knows me. I would like to hear from them kindest regards

Name:   Chris Mac Email:   cmac-kipling@tiscali.co.uk
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Country:   ENGLAND   IP Address:   Date:   4 Oct 2006 20:28:30 GMT

Comment: Hi all, well done Paul for all your efforts to get this site up and running. Great to read old class mates reviews,makes it all seem like yesterday.Gets the grey matter turning.Keep up the good work folks, Paul\'s got it started, let\'s keep it going.

Name:   TANIACARTMAN Email:   taniabarclay@tiscali.co.uk
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Country:   UK   IP Address:   Date:   7 Oct 2006 12:47:06 GMT

Comment: Thanks Paul for sending me some copies of the register, it was really interesting. seeing my name there, and also lovely to see all those other names I remember really well. I do have awful memories of the needlework teacher, that I could not abide. her name was Miss Ashcroft, and we used to call her hatchet face, needless to say to this day I do not like needlework. It would be nice to hear from some of the other girls around my time, 1962- 1966, Thanks again,Tania

Name:   Clive Goodman Email:   clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country:   WALES   IP Address:   Date:   23 Oct 2006 13:21:10 GMT

Comment: Hi Tania Cartman as was, I remember you and your family from Ogbourne St.George around 1961- 1962 time.Your younger brother Adrian used to spend time with my Dad when he worked for Poole\'s on the farm, in fact he still even today speaks of Adie, who it seems was apt to tease Father and the others quite a bit.I did not recognise you immediately from the photo bearing your image, but having looked again it should have been obvious.We all look different now, time is a great healer but a terrible beautician, almost as bad as my spelling, but there I am only a product of the huts on the Common.

Name: Sue Ellis Email: S.Lang@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 10 Dec 2006 19:36:33 GMT

Comment: Thought I would take this opportunity to use this page to send everyone from \'the good old schooldays\' A Very Happy Christmas.....and seasons greetings to everyone, may you all enjoy good health and wealth long into the distance. Sue

Name: Sean & Lucy Murphy Email: Mrphy252@aol.com
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Country: UK  IP Address:  Date: 14 Dec 2006 01:35:17 GMT

Comment: Hi everyoneMy name is Sean Murphy I was at the Marlborough Secondary School. I left in 1963. Just looking at the photos of the last reunion,I recognised Ken Chandler, I used to live next door to the Chandler\'s at no 14 Five Stiles Road with my brother Pat, who also reconised Paul Scarr.I do hope to attend the the next reunion,it\'s almost 20 years since I lived in Marlborough,so keep the good work up Paul on this site. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Regards from Sean and Lucy Murphy

Name: Chris Mac Email: cmac-kipling@tiscali.co.uk
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Country:   IP Address:  Date: 19 Dec 2006 21:20:20 GMT

Comment: Hi all,may I with the power of the guestbook send Christmas Greetings to you all and wish you all the best for 2007.

Name: TANIA CARTMAN Email: taniabarclay@tiscali.co.uk
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Country: UK  IP Address:  Date: 1 Jan 2007 16:07:30 GMT

Comment: Hi, I would like to send a message to Clive Goodman, my brother Ade says hello,and if you would like to contact him, his e-mail address is horntoad48@aol.com he would like to hear from you. It would be nice to talk about old times, Tania Cartman

Name: Sue Ellis Email: S.Lang@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 3 Jan 2007 20:31:06 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone and Happy New Year.A suggestion has been made to add some flavour to our \'memories\' by contributing an \'old\' and \'new\' photo of ourselves.......obvioulsy so we can all compare how we have aged! but more importantly so we can remember those we schooled with. So, having posted the invitation, who is going to be the first brave suspect (and its not going to be me!). I think this could be fun.

Name: Pat & Ali Murphy Email: p.a.murphy@hetnet.nl
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Country: NETHERLANDS  IP Address:  Date: 4 Jan 2007 15:17:55 GMT

Comment: Hi to anyone who remembers me.I lived at Five Stiles Road and then Barrow Close, my brother Sean had a hair dressers shop in Marlborough. I now live in Holland just outside of Amsterdam. it\'s some time since I last visited Marlborough. When I was at school I lived just outside the school fence just above the girls toilets 1950/1953. I keep in touch with what\'s happening through Joe Clarke who still lives in Marlborough.Happy New Year to you all and all the best for 2007.

Name: David Pike Email: davidpike@lycos.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 20 Nov 2007 23:45:53 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone. Its great that Paul has set up this so all us old wrinklies can communicate after all these years. I was a prisoner of education from 1961 to 1965. I used to live in Manton then moved to Aldbourne, then Swindon. I am still happily married to Sue and have two grown sons. I have been retired due to injury since 94. Old comrades include Paul,Chris Mack,Chris Morris,Dave Page,Dave Bowden,Sue Ellis,Christine Rodgers,Sally Odey, etc.Hope to hear from anyone soon.

Name: Goody Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 26 Nov 2007 06:58:44 GMT

Comment: Just for everyone to know Jimi Hendrix would have been 65 years old tommorow, R.I.P.

Name: Paul Charlwood Email: Doowlrahc@aol.com
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Country: UK  IP Address:  Date: 26 Nov 2007 23:57:44 GMT

Comment: Hi Guys Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the site, as it is coming up to Christmas don\'t forget to leave your messages for your fellow inmates that done time on the Common all around the world. Paul(Charlie) Charlwood

Name: Goody Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 11 Dec 2007 17:07:01 GMT

Comment: From the land of Dragones and song, and sadly Katherine Jenkins, I wish all old `Commoners` nothing but good for the Festive season and well beyond.

Name: Evelyn Butcher(Bellamy) Email: lyn.butcher@googlemail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 5 Oct 2008 10:42:22 GMT

Comment: Hi I remember the classrooms on the common very cold. It good to move to a modern school! I was there in 65/66 class 4C and 5C. I now live in Bristol with my partner Ken. My son is now 21 which makes me feel really old!! The brain cells are slowly dying and the memories are not what they used to be. I would be grateful for anyone to jog them!!

Name: Sean Murphy Email: mrphy252@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 10 Oct 2008 23:54:30 GMT

Comment: hi everyone what has happened to everybody out there, not many people using this web site i often log on but nothing new,i can remember most of you when i left the old school lets try and contact everyone the years are flying past,lets do it before its to late. Sean Murphy

Name: Ade Cartman Email: horntoad48@aol.com
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Country: UK  IP Address:  Date: 20 Oct 2008 17:50:01 GMT

Comment: Hi Paul, Sue, Clive just found this page just been reading through these emails, I can remember Mr Turner, and his slipper. I also remember one teacher used to throw golf balls at you if you were talking. Miss Davis the music teacher was very skinny wore glasses , reminded me of Olive Oyl from Popeye lol, anyway nice to see who is about .,PS Clive how\'s your dad went back to see him he was still in hospital it would be nice to hear from you all

Name: Goody Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 13 Nov 2008 09:51:40 GMT

Comment: Another goes to the great rock and roll circus some place beyond, r.i.p. Mitch Mitchell, the last of the Experience

Name: Anne Booth Email: a.booth@talktalk.net
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 17 Nov 2008 10:44:14 GMT

Comment: Well done brother,the site is brilliant.Amazed to see you in the photo at St Peters (you hated school and our cousin had to pretend to be a School Inspector to get you there!) The memories came flooding back. I burnt my coat on the coke stove trying to get warm in Mr Brimmacombe\'s class! Recognised Mr Lewis next to Bruce Taylor in the big picture he was so excited when the Severn Bridge opened, kept telling us how much petrol he would save!Those were the days!

Name: Goody Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 17 Nov 2008 11:07:51 GMT

Comment: Getting Old But Happy. When times are rather sad, And all my hope is gone I cycle up the mountain, And think of you with nothing on, A rhyme to my wife of almost thirty years, who despite everything still finds a place in her heart for me, although she did say the other day " If I throw a stick will you leave ?" Love and Peace.

Name: Glenys Weaver Email: glenys.weaver@ntlworld.com
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Country:   IP Address:  Date: 11 Jan 2009 19:43:50 GMT

Comment: Thank you so much for emailing me my old school admission entry.I remember every name on that page.Suzanne Bowler moved to Yorkshire and we have just met after 40 years.I also met Gillian Watts,Sally Martin,and we are all hoping to have a reunion this summer.I remember all the teachers who taught me.The inadequate heating on the common,the frozen milk,and PE outside.Then we transferred to Chopping Knife Lane,I learned to swim there, I still have my learners certificate.I was terrified of Mr Turner the Headmaster I was quite often sent to his office for misbehaving.Please lets have a reunion.If anyone has class photos of my year I would love to see them.I could reminisce for ever,as we get older we all seem to want to go back in time,I certainly do.Many Thanks.Glenys Weaver.

Name: Betty Fleet Email: elizabethbicknell@btinternet.com
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 18 Jan 2009 13:35:38 GMT

Comment: Can anyone name the missing pupils?

Name: David Leney Email: dal089@aol.com
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Country: SWINDON ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 16 Feb 2009 21:45:51 GMT

Comment: Hi to everyone really glad I found this site and thanks to all who put it together. Many names ring bells Sean & Pat Murphy, Pat really a mate of my brother Pete. I will dig out the old photos and see what I can find. I would be pleased to hear from anyone. All the best Dave Leney

Name: John Fleet Email: FRANCIS.FLEET@sky.com
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Country:   IP Address:  Date: 22 Feb 2009 12:47:49 GMT

Comment: Hi Paul thanks for the E-Mail and photo had great fun trying to place names to the faces.Thanks for a good site hope to send pictures shortly.

Name: Keven Smith Email: ksmith99_665@msn.com
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Country: IRELAND  IP Address:  Date: 27 Mar 2009 20:56:52 GMT

Comment: Hi Paul,sites looking good,viewed the pics,saw my cousin Kenny Chessall in there, and my daughters father in law David Pike,anyone from 4b 1962 in here, I know Alan Barry is mentioned,and Scarry, all the best.

Name: Clive Goodman Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  IP Address:  Date: 22 Apr 2009 06:34:48 GMT

Comment: Good to see Kenny Chessall mentioned in dispatches on the pages of the Gazette, well done Ken its \'time those old colonial types were taught a lesson, for far to long Marlborough has been in the vice like grip of the College and its acolytes, and those who made their piles in the old Empire, keeping the working classes firmly in their place, to much tugging of the forelock and doffing of the cap, they should be made to demolish the Nordic Hall in the college and build a Lidl in its place, up the workers. Love and Peace Goody

Name: Richard Osler Email: richard@river-leys.fsnet.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 5 Jun 2009 15:44:49 GMT

Comment: I have some memories of the huts on the common, where I "was schooled" between 1958-1961. I came from London and stuck out like a sore thumb with my accent, which got me into several scrapes. I was in Gordon Lindsleys class, and as well as having Mooch as my maths teacher, I believe there was another Mr Hughes (a Welshman) who was the RE teacher. I think the headmaster was Mr Taylor. Several of my classmates were: Jim Addison, Leonard Skinner, Julie Hicks, Maria Fox and Susan Power. Happy Days!

Name: tony goodson Email: annetony@uwclub.net
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Country: ENGLAND  IP Address:  Date: 12 Jun 2009 05:18:31 GMT

Comment: hi, me again,back after a long pause was living in durham now back in swindon.if any one canhelp i would still love to see a photo of mavis bull(dont know her married name) any one who remembers me

Name: Glenys Weaver Email: glenys.weaver@ntlworld.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 19 Aug 2009 20:32:37 GMT

Comment: A school reunion is planned for pupils attending the school at Chopping Knife Lane from 1965 to 1975.The school is being demolished and it is a chance to re live your school days.The reunion is planned for September 26th,10 till 5.I was hoping people may read it on this site if it can be allowed.I even have a friend coming from Yorkshire.The email address for the re union is reunion@stjohns.wilts.sch.uk. Many thanks Glenys Weaver.

Name: Ivan Keen Email: keenngl@yahoo.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 26 Aug 2009 18:07:30 GMT

Comment: would love to hear from any one who can remember me, i was at the marlborough secondary modern school on the common from 1956 - 1960

Name: Jackie McCarthy Email: jackie@minnear1.orangehome.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 27 Aug 2009 20:41:28 GMT

Comment: I went to school on the common in the huts 1959-1963 i have just looked at the photos and know most of the people my sister Shirley followed a few years later and my two other sisters Sandra and Vicky plus brother John a few years after i remember all the nick names for the teachers can anyone remember Mrs Brent and the dreaded Miss Copsy had some great times there does anyone know Glenda Mintys whereabouts I think she married Bomber Keith Brown look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me

Name: Clive Goodman Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  Date: 17 Sep 2009 09:52:37 GMT

Comment: Anyone remember the school levy money, which had to handed in ,I think at the beginning on the new academic year, I recall both Hughes Lyndsey, and Haines dealing out some pretty heavy `blackmail` tactics to entice compliance with this request, surely someone remembers.

Name: Marilyn Fremlin Email: marilyn.fremlin1@btinternet.com
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Country: WILTSHIRE  Date: 27 Sep 2009 11:13:19 GMT

Comment: Hi all, I went to the Reunion yesterday which really stirred up some old memories, good and bad!Cant believe the shower block is exactly the same!! Would like to have met a few more old friends from 1965-1968. Maiden name was Doughty, does anyone remember me? I was friends with Vanessa White, Maureen Smith, Pauline Puffet, all from Ramsbury. Fond memories are Miss Hughes reading Heidi, bad memories are Haines throwing chalk at me in Maths, still cant do maths thanks to him! Happy Days!

Name: Chris Cable Email: judith.cable@btinternet.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 2 Dec 2009 22:00:06 GMT

Comment: Anybody remember Marshall Tiller.

Name: Sean Murphy Email: mrphy252@aol.com
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Country: DOWNHAM MARKET NORFOLK  Date: 9 Dec 2009 15:24:14 GMT

Comment: Hi everyone another year is almost gone, I would like to wish everybody a very happy Christmas and a good New Year. Sean Murphy

Name: Paul (Charlie)Charlwood Email: Doowlrahc@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 10 Dec 2009 01:05:31 GMT

Comment: Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to all ex students and their families of Marlborough Secondary Modern School. Thanks for all your contributions to the site, keep them coming in during 2010 and with your help we will make 20,000 hits. Special thanks to Mick Eyles and his Friends for all their help in identifying the faces on the 1951 & 1954 school photos. Special thanks as well to the Welsh contingent of ex MSM students, Clive Goodman for  being a good mate and for having  great recall and an acerbic wit from those days of our youth and writing about them on the memories page and Sue (Ellis) Laing who was the inspiration for creating the site, thanks guys. Stay Lucky everyone, and with luck Swindon Town will get promotion.  Paul Charlwood

Name: Betty Stratton (Nee Smart) Email: bbstratt@tpg.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 30 Jan 2010 21:58:32 GMT

Comment: I was on the "Common" 1954-1958. and your sight brings back memories. Interesting to read some of the comments. I remember Jimmy Cartman, brother of Tanya, we used to travel on the same school bus picked up in Og St George and Og St Andrew, where I got on. Lots of the names are familiar, but I remember very little about teachers. Handicrafts Mrs Brent, Science Mr Black and Head Mr Taylor. If anyone that remembers me would like to contact me in Australia, just drop me an email

Name: Pauline Mills (Muckleston) Email: paulineconstance@hotmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 10 Feb 2010 14:41:17 GMT

Comment: Hi all ex pupils of MSM. Mostly happy days there. After 21 years in Aldbourne, I moved to Swindon, then Cirencester, but am now back home in "Dabchick Land" and am not moving again! My brother Ray (Raymond) is living in Hungerford with his family. I was a pupil at MSM between \'58 and \'63, Ray a couple of years earlier. I was one of the experimental lot who took \'O\' levels, didn\'t do too well, but when I had my sensible head on went to Swindon College as a mature student and did a lot better! School photo is goo. I think the girl sitting next to me is Sandra Weedon? And the boy on the end of front row (No 1) is Johnnie Graham whose dad used to run the paper shop in Aldbourne.

Name: Sally Cundall nee Stapleton Email: scundall@talktalk.net
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 22 Feb 2010 18:57:21 GMT

Comment: Hi Thank you Paul for sending me the copies of the school register for myself and my brother. I remember most of the teachers mentioned on your site, some of my class mates were Valerie Smith,Maureen May, Maureen Kirby,Linda Fox,Pauline Talmage, Patrica Green. I was in a C class while I was there from 1961/64, my brother Robin was two years older than me. Some others I remember are Diana King, Janet Mowlem, Roin Pontin, Robin Williams they are older than me came from Axford like me.

Name: adrian cartman Email: horntoad48@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 25 Feb 2010 10:59:22 GMT

Comment: Hi Clive hope all is well been trying to get in touch to find out hows your dad

Name: Mike Chandler Email: mike.chandler@live.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 6 Mar 2010 15:49:56 GMT

Comment: Hi Paul , just stumbled across this site, what wonderful memories it brought back, I left M S M in 66 because my Dad died and we moved to Somerset, I remember lots of names that I read on here today ,some of my class were Timmy Sherrat Freddy Dent Graham Palmer Bruce Titcombe Richard Allen Peter Tilley Bernadette Chessal Lynette Ash and some twins from Ramsbury who I think were Susan and Linda Ellis, it\'s sad to see our school is being demolished as it has only stood for just over 40 years , keep up the good work Paul. My name is Michael Chandler, i used to live at the youth hostel on Bath road just past Manton , my Mum and Dad were the wardens there until my Dad passed away, I also went to Manton school 

Name: Michael chandler Email: mike.chandler@live.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 6 Mar 2010 19:26:41 GMT

Comment: Got the cane from Mooch several times but got my own back later as I used to deliver his papers in Manton Hollow, he used to take autocar magazine and I managed to damage it occaisionally putting it in his letterbox, he was a right old misery, Mr Griffiths was a mystery to us , we never knew what the lesson was going to be about, he talked to his corgi more than us, I remember Mr Endley sending us up around the tower to "warm us up" at the start of the lesson, we used to stop round behind it for a rest and often he would send us round again for being too long, I liked him though he was fair if you tried your best, the ice cream van came into the playground at lunch time , imagine that happening today, all of us lads used to enjoy Miss Ruddocks lessons, cant think why?

Name: Patricia Fitzpatrick Email: tandpfitzpatrick@hotmail.com
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Country: IRELAND  Date: 9 Jul 2010 13:52:27 GMT

Comment: Hi, I attended MSM from 1954-1957, was then Pat Challoner; I remember Mick Eyles, We lived at Manton Down at one time. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me from school days. Have made contact with Lyn Whatley (Caldwell) and Betty Stratton (Smart) via the website. Good memories of my time on the common.

Name: sue (nee owen) Email: sue.sculley@hotmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 18 Jul 2010 21:18:49 GMT

Comment: Left MSM July 1966. Love the site.just found it,see lots of names I knew will look in again soon.Keep up the good work.

Name: Clive Goodman Email: clive.goodman2@btinternet.com
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Country: WALES  Date: 27 Jul 2010 12:14:23 GMT

Comment: Is this the Les Gale who worked for Prouts as a mechanic on the old London road Garage ?

Name: Paul Charlwood Email: Doowlrahc@aol.com
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Country: UK  Date: 13 Jan 2011 15:28:09 GMT

Comment: Guest Book now back up and working. 13/1/2010 15.28

Name: Robin Ponting Email: robin0709@talktalk.net
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Country: WALES  Date: 30 Jan 2011 23:02:22 GMT

Comment: One memory from my days on the common occured during an English lesson conducted by Mr Lindsey (who favoured the dreaded slipper when handing out punishment), who had set a tape recorder going as the class entered the classroom. When everyone had settled down the recorder was turned off and was then played back to the class with a comment that went something like " This is how noisy you are coming into class". I don\'t think it made much difference. They were good times on the common

Name: Barbara Wilson Email: blane@eln.co.za
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Country: SOUTH AFRICA  Date: 10 Feb 2011 20:30:37 GMT

Comment: I have been looking for this site for some time.Reading through the guest book brings back so many good memories. Some bad ones when recalling some of the teachers names.Congratulations on a well organized site.I have been living in South Africa for 28 years, but have visited the UK several times, many memories when driving past the commom. If anyone can remember me please get in touch.

Name: Karen Email: pugsly@blackfoot.net
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Country: USA  Date: 12 Feb 2011 17:09:59 GMT

Comment: I am looking for an email for Tony Leveika. I think we maybe distanly related through Joseph Richards of England. THank you Karen

Name: Robin Ponting Email: robin0709@talktalk.net
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Country: WALES  Date: 4 Mar 2011 21:55:52 GMT

Comment: It was good to see another name I recognise, that of Richard Osler. I have now been in Wales since May last year working self-employed. As regards the common there are many happy times to remember. Those of us who travelled in by coach, usually Barnes\'s coaches and if I remember it was a Bedford OB version. A favoured trick was when getting off at your stop someone would nip round and switch off the fuel feed, but something I never done.

Name: Jean Bryant Email: sherepoint@iprimus.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 8 Mar 2011 01:34:04 GMT

Comment: Great work Paul, interesting going through the photos, I only spent one year at MSM 1958 I thin. I was Jean Davidson, I remember Kathleen O\'Shanahan, Betty Ball, Dudley someone, Susan Hacker (whose parents had the Coffee Bar),Maureen Sawyer, Rita Smith etc. I enjoyed the photos too of Miss Gregory at the Infant school (what a dragon) and Miss Lloyd (lovely) and Miss Slade at the Girls School. Have been living in South Australia since 1970.

Name: Michael Hubbard Email: michaelhubbard2@gmail.com
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Country: CANADA  Date: 28 Apr 2011 21:42:39 GMT

Comment: I attended MSM between 1957 and 1959. I was in Mr. Lindsay\'s class photo April 1959. In that photo I am the missing person number 9 next to my best school friend Brian Wood. My parents moved and I finished schooling in Swindon. In 1967 I emigrated to Canada following a career in engineering. I am now retired and live in Victoria, British Columbia. I have many fond memories of MSM which came back when I saw the class photo.

Name: pauline shepherd nee browning Email: pauline.shepherd@ymail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 28 Jun 2011 13:12:37 GMT

Comment: Would luv 2 hear from anyone who was in 4c 1970,can remember sveral,vanessa libbiter,penny spreadbury linda brown robin nutley kelvin stagg,susan stacey,n many more,would luv 2 get in touch.

Name: Alan Oakley-Jones Email: a.oakleyjones@gmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 24 Nov 2011 22:42:21 GMT

Comment: Hi to all, I have stumbled across the site and seen a photo of my Dad (Trev Jones) in 1954 - he lived in Avebury and 2 brothers Ivan and Brian. If anybody remembers my Dad in his school days it would great to hear from you.

Name: tony goodson Email: anthony.goodson700@gmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 13 Dec 2011 07:32:49 GMT

Comment: hi to all , still looking at this site, waiting to find a picture of me, alas no luck yet. Any how have great xmas kep the messages coming. xx

Name: mike chandler Email: mike.chandler@live.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 19 Jun 2012 12:47:44 GMT

Comment: hi, anyone got an e mail address for david pike, the one on here doesnt seem to be valid anymore,thanks

Name: David Pike Email: davidpike1950@virginmedia.com
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Country: UK  Date: 17 Jul 2012 12:28:32 GMT

Comment: Hi its me dave had a few problems with email and facebook over the last couple of months, but back online now, feel free to email me or facebook request. thanks

Name: Donna Jacobs (nee Cullis) Email: donna@jjengineeringservices.co.uk
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Country: UK  Date: 12 Jan 2013 12:24:25 GMT

Comment: Hi, does anyone have any information on the Cullis family? I\'m hoping that my granfather Frank Cullis may have attended the school at some time. (b 1911 d1959). Look forward to hearing from you if you have any info. Thanks.

Name: Alan Gray Email: alan@aeroreg.co.uk
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Country: UNITED KINGDOM  Date: 22 Jan 2013 11:49:22 GMT

Comment: Hi I left 4C around 1963 early \'64 just found this site as i was looking for photos of the school we were discussing the winter of \'62-63 our school did not close and we had to fill the stove with coke and 4th year boy cleared the paths oh happy days

Name: Mike Bird Email: michaelbird357@btinternet.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 27 Mar 2013 20:46:39 GMT

Comment: Hi all you oldies. I left M.S.M. Xmas 1954. My early days were spent at Preshute school. My best mate was Dave (Butch) Rossiter. My memories of the School on the common, were of the draughty old building we used for P.T. I wonder what the kids of today would make of it?

Name: Brian Phillips Email: montysmansion@btinternet.com
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Country:   Date: 30 Jul 2013 18:30:35 GMT

Comment: Anyone remember me?

Name: David Stevens Email: glyn.stevens70@btinternet.com
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Country:   Date: 19 Feb 2014 20:59:24 GMT

Comment: Yes I was a member of Marlboroughs open (very open) university on the common from 1952-55. In the B stream & North House. Miss Sillman was our teacher in 1B, I remember every week we would bring some money to buy savings stamps,I used to bring 6d ie 2. 1/2p & I was always envious of the boy of Mingo from Beckhampton who used to bring a half a crown! ie 12 1/2p. Can any one remember the day when John Robins got his collar bone broken! as far as I can remember for some reason we all jumped on top of him, as you do, and poor old john was rushed over to the Convalescent Hospital, happy days. Dave Stevens.

Name: Stephen Nicholls Email: stevie.nicholls@btinternet.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 5 Dec 2014 13:24:44 GMT

Comment: Hi y\'all. I\'ve been reminiscing a lot recently about the old school and what became of the kids I knew there. I was talking to Paul on Friday 5/12/14 about all this. We talked about Stan Griffiths and touched briefly on Mooch and Assy Haines also Andrew Thomas aka Hatchet. Paul doesn\'t remember him. To be fair, I don\'t remember most of the pupils that Paul knew. Does anyone know what happened to Gerald Connolly, Rex Payton and Graham Macdivett for instance? I know that Colin Coles is still about, or he was in about 2000. Yvonne Mills is still alive and well or was a few months ago. What about Bob and Billy Newman? They lived at Overton. There were still Newmans living there fairly recently. Anyone know anything?

Name: Michael Newman Email: bookmark1953@gmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 10 Nov 2015 17:34:54 GMT

Comment: Hi.. Just found this site.. Spent first 2 years on the common before going to the new/pulled down school in chopping knife lane.. memories//The cane from Bert Taylor and chanting poetry for Mrs Hughes(I think) in a class room full of buckets for the leaks and a coke fire for warmth...still happy days though..

Name: Tim Fishlock Email: timfishlock65@sky.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 15 Jan 2016 21:42:25 GMT

Comment: Attended MSM 59/63 in the good old c stream. So many memories.Married to Christine( Braxton) the heroine from Ramsbury.Please contact me if you remember me.

Name: leslie gale Email: lesliegale161@gmail.com
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Country: UK  Date: 24 Mar 2016 09:38:07 GMT

Comment: hi I have been the site every couple of weeks but nobody seems interested any more makes one wonder how many are still in this world with us? Les Gale

Name: Alan Gray Email: alan.gray48@sky.com
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Country: UNITED KINGDOM  Date: 16 Apr 2016 15:35:48 GMT

Comment: has any body memories of Margaret McMorland (I cannot remember the correct spelling) 4C circa 1964?

Name: Karl Usher Email: karlusher1@gmail.com
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Country: UK  Date: 22 May 2016 10:38:14 GMT

Comment: Any folk remember me.

Name: sally stapleton Email: salcun50@outlook.com
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Country: ENGLAND  Date: 3 Jul 2016 11:04:13 GMT

Comment: Hi, I often come on here too Leslie Gale, I,ve seen loads of names I remember but no one seems to remember me, I was at Marlborough school for about 3 years from age 11 which was 1961. I would love to got to a reunion if another one came up. I don,t know you though Leslie, we lived in Axford at the time also my brother Robin was at this school.

Name: Denise Moore (Armstrong ) Email: denise.moore@hotmail.com
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Country: WROUGHTON  Date: 5 Jul 2016 21:15:43 GMT

Comment: hi i have just looked on this site and see Karl usher is looking for ppls in his class, i was one of them, is there anymore from the 70s

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