Apologies for the 30's and 40s

The Reunion was held on the weekend of November 03rd  2007  information below

Reunion Programme Booking Reunion Year information Previous Reunions Accommodation All Home
pre 1940 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950+
1945 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956   60sRugby 1967 Toast Group Photo Apologies
Forties Overview Photo OGS 1&2 Photo The School Photo The Dinner 1 Photo The Dinner 2 Thankyou Talk

From: dennis.painter (New Zealand)

To:  david.howes

Hi Pedro I would dearly love to be at the reunion as I have always had fond memories of my time at WGS, to me it was a retreat from less than desirable foster-parents. My greatest friend at the time was Jim Tompkins, which reminds me I haven’t heard from him lately. I was never good at remembering names, but I do remember “Flash’ Munday, Arthur Groome, Nat Tompkins and a few others whose

names seem more than familiar when I come across them in the panoramas.

 I had been a year at Leek High School before the Children’s Home in Staffordshire was transferred to Hatton Hall between VE day and VJ day. I remember too my complete horror at learning that hockey was not played a WGS, it was cross-country running instead, which in the end I thoroughly enjoyed. I remember a few years ago, more than a few actually I asked the school for a for my scholastic references and the reply correctly listed them but added a pass in Spanish which I had never studied, so for all those who have trouble with foreign languages, just wait and one day you will be rewarded with the ability to know a foreign tongue.

Perhaps in your capacity as MC you could mention that this expatriate once known as “Willy” Webster would like to be remembered to everyone of my time. I will be thinking of you all on the day.

To you Pedro grateful thanks for being so caring despite a lack of reciprocation, please keep in touch and I will keep you informed as best as I can. Take care and my best Regards.

Dennis Webster