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Since this project was started, here's some comments from people that have checked in...
Yes, I really do know how to spell terrific!
Sandra Glayzer - was Rance <cakemakermotherbrain@MSN.com
High Wycombe, Bucks England - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 18:51:21 (PST)
Sorry - messed up. To continue: Carol Grant (now Stammers) and I were vice head girls and I believe John Lee was head boy. Carol, Vivienne and Christine Cheeseman (now Hayman and living in Canada) have continued to keep in touch. Some names I recall are: John Lightfoot, Keith Wiggins, Peter Kirk, Michael Koblitz, Eddie Clark, Mavis Burles, Elizabeth Ainge, Christine Childs (now Croucher), Sandra Hawes....
Some of the teachers I remember were Mr Larwood of course who sadly went deaf before he died, Miss James the deputy head, Peter Green who, despite his personal problems was a terific history teacher and a superb actor. I was lucky enough to take part in some of the amateur dramatic productions he organised and have a lot to thank him for. Sadly, he too died some time ago. I also remember Miss Jenkins (and the impression she made on the boys), Miss Nino in Arts & Craft, Miss Chisholm - she gave some of us quite a surprise by appearing naked in the girls dormitory on our first Youth Hostelling trip... Mr Lipman, yes, Crater Head. I hated his habit of addressing the girls by their surnames; Mr Chapman, Mr Smith - how he must have despaired trying to teach me maths; Miss Margaret Murray, a superb English teacher whom I admired greatly and have to thank for my abiding love of literature.
Whatever some of you may have thought of the teachers there in the early 60's, I believe we were lucky. Although one of my daughters has a 1st class degree and the other is currently at university, the English department in their grammar school was nowhere near as good.
I met Eric Brown (why was he called Bomber?) about 8 years ago. He was, and may still be deeply involved with junior badminton in Essex.
Anyway, happy new year to anyone reading this and finally, thanks to the person responsible for setting up the site!
Sandra Glayzer - was Rance
High Wycombe, Bucks England - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 18:44:53 (PST)
Have just discovered this site and was amazed to recognise so many names. I left O.C. in January 1967 after doing just one term in the first 6th form.
At that time, Vivienne Nicholls (now Wren) was head girl and CaR
Sandra Glayzer - was Rance
High Wycombe, Bucks England - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 17:09:10 (PST)
Left Courts in 62, just found this site and a couple of names that I recognise. My sister Pat was also at the School and left some 3 yrs after me, she lives in Ontario, Canada. Regards to all old Courters,,,.Any one remember the old Buckles Lane Army Cadet Unit as well.
Uckfield, East Sussex - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 14:47:55 (PST)
Left Courts in 62, just found this site and a couple of names that I recognise. My sister Pat was also at the School and left some 3 yrs after me, she lives in Ontario, Canada. Regards to all old Courters,,,.
Uckfield, East Sussex - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 14:14:08 (PST)
I attended Courts from 1963 left in 67'.Was in 4R when i left. Attended the reunion in 85',but i think another one is due!I would really love to hear from any-one that remembers me especially Lesley Mitty.
bedford, ENGLAND - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 07:53:59 (PDT)
Hi there from Texas.I attended O.K.
1952-54.Anyone out there.who was at O.K. at that time.Marie Ottley.June Bullock. Barbara Huton
Ed Higgs Bernard Vandenberg just tonama few ,Ihave my old autograph book.Iwas only at the school 3 weeks when my father died. And these peoole were so kind to me thanks.
Pauline Ovenden. now Skinner
<ray brit@aol. com
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 18:07:17 (PDT)
Hi there from Texas.I attendedO.K.
1952-54.Anyone out there.who was at o.k. at that time.Marie Ottley.June Bullock. Barbara Huton
Ed HiggsBernard Vandenberg just tonama few ,IHAVE MY old autograph book.Iwas only at the school 3 weeks when my father died. And these peoole were so kind to me thanks.
Pauline Ovenden. now Skinner
<ray brit@aol. com
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 18:04:32 (PDT)
Hi there from Texas.I
Pauline Ovenden. now Skinner
<ray brit@aol. com
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 17:54:23 (PDT)
attended courts from 64 to 68 in the summer ..remember Alan Spencer he usedto have a monkey on his fence also riding moter bikes in marley woods at dinner time ?lived on kenningtons estate so loads of names on the list i remember ???also used to nip out break time wid sid seddon 4 a crafty fag ?? the web sites a great idea ROB
tilbury, essex england - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 15:09:29 (PDT)
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I am also anxious to find out what happened to the large sports photos that used to hang outside Mr. Larwood's office. They included my late brother Dave who represented the school in many sports. If anyone can help with this I would be extremely grateful as the family do not have any surviving sporting photos of Dave.
Grays, England - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 11:08:55 (PDT)
Marion Murphy, Are you out there somewhere. I would like to hear from you.
bury st edmunds, suffolk england - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 12:18:30 (PDT)
ammendment to e mail address
- Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 08:52:56 (PDT)
Barry Taylor here. 60-64.
I am so glad someone took the initiative. Well done Mate for setting the site up. I particularly love the report extracts, I am going to add to that and get some shit off my chest here!
I would love to hear from Chris Hindson and Mickey Crawley, I often wonder where thay are now. I have heard from lots of old mates on here and from Dilkes so please drop me a mail if you remember me, I am on here daily and wil reply.
My greatest memory from Courts was when Mr Green told me that I had wasted his time and that I would end up in prison...Who's the sad one now you perv! You didnt think it would be you in there though did you, how the worm turns! AND Mr Davies or Mr Owen, I hope that the two of you have had similar bad luck to Green for the times you humiliated me Jack Tregunno and Terry Watley in front of the school. You guys were the worst teachers I have ever met and pathetic bullies. YOU WASTED MY TIME!
Sorry to hear of the deaths of Bert Angier and Bernie Sumner great blokes
But on a happy note, I have to say my days at courts were he happiest of my life (excluding my kids of course) Love to hear from anyone.
Southend, UK - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 08:51:28 (PDT)
Hi. Hello from Australia. I have just heard about the website. A great idea. I was in 5X and left in 1958. Some 4 years ago I visited UK and caught up with Fred Seargent, Brian Dolomore & Roy Stockwell. We talked about getting in contact with our old school friends and now this web site comes along. Look forward to hearing from anybody out there.
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 21:29:11 (PST)
just to say ty to the girls who organised our school reunion. i still see quite a few ex courts people, still the coolest kids on the block
ockendon, essex england - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 09:54:37 (PST)
I left in 1961, same class as Geoff Camplin. Hello to anyone who knew me, or remembers me.
Purfleet, Essex England - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 08:12:14 (PST)
Well Reg (Buckland) this is just to let you know that it's JOHN Campany not Ron, or are your old fingers too decrepit to type properly? This just to let anyone who remembers me know that I am still alive and would be happy to hear from anyone who cares to make contact. I am on my second marriage and have 3 sons. eldest from first marriage is 33,from current marriage 26 and 22. I'm still involved in sport and exchange Christmas cards with Will Larwood who is still alive!
Ipswich, Suffolk England - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 06:10:18 (PST)
You old bastard , I wondered where you was ?
What are you upto (apart from doing this??)
Robert (Bob) Childs
Runwell, Uk - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 10:24:52 (PST)
Im Paul Shepherd tried to leave in 69 had to go back till 70/71 cant quite remember which year married in 76 to Jane from Chadwell st Mary have 3 boys 23-18-15 Remember Lol wadey Paul Turner Kevin Merry Tony Lee (He Knocked his front tooth out polishing my tankard in metalwork)Steve Smith Bobby Brown Dave Ellis. Remember Miss Chisholm (Chonkers)Mr Lipman (Crater-head)used to Frighten the shit out of me!
Bletchley, bucks England - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 10:10:43 (PST)
Im Paul Shepherd tried to leave in 69 had to go back till 70/71 cant quite remember which year married in 76 to Jane from Chadwell st Mary have 3 boys 23-18-15 Remember Lol wadey Paul Turner Kevin Merry Tony Lee (He Knocked his front tooth out polishing my tankard in metalwork)Steve Smith Bobby Brown Dave Ellis. Remember Miss Chisholm (Chonkers)Mr Lipman (Crater-head)used to Frightened the shit out of me!
Bletchley, bucks England - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 10:02:43 (PST)
Hi, I left in 1961 and remember Peter Green,
Geoff Shaw, Miss Murray and a few others.
friends: Chris Hill, Charles Herbert,
David Thorne, Gillian Tilbrook, Gillian Parks
Brenda Hibbert, Norma H..., Jackie Collins.
Hope you are all well
Portishead, North Somerset England - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 12:23:27 (PST)
i'm Christine Wilkinson. Working in the visual arts; exhibiting my own work, public arts projects, training projects, conferences, etc. I fondly remember, Jackie Harlow, Doreen Jones, Jimmy Beazley, Imogen Slater, Lorraine Mackin, Susan Guest and Phil Davis (for whom I did a stage set a few years ago, at Old Red Lion in Islington).
reading, uk - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 03:12:49 (PST)
I attended Ockendon Courts and left in `67. I would like to send my best wishes to all who were there at that time.
Darwen, England - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 02:36:04 (PST)
I attended Ockendon Courts and left in `67. I would like to send my best wishes to all who were ther at that time.
Darwen, England - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 02:35:26 (PST)
Well about time we had are own Web page.
Gravend, Kent UK - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 14:11:19 (PST)
I attended Courts from September 1954 until August 1959. I have many happy memories of the school and often wonder how people got on. The last form I was in was 5X. Peter Green was the form master. Some of the pupils were: David Allen,Ronnie Cornelius (Head Boy), Fred Botham, Eddy Benham, Bobby Hutton,Alan Sinfield, Ron Campany, Terry Baldry, Linda Lewis, Sandra Haythorn,Diane Williams, Barbara Allen. I am sorry if I have forgotten anyone.
Chester, Cheshire England - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 23:58:25 (PST)
Where are all the old crew from 5X who left in 1967?
Ess G.B. - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 10:37:29 (PST)
Hi any one remember me left courts 62/63 era lived in Garron Lane, was in class 4a can't remember the teachers name.
Great to find this webb site reading some of the letters it's sarting to come back
Suffolk, england - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 07:01:40 (PDT)
Hello there, I was at Courts until 1967 when my parents moved away. Mr Bull was my form teacher
byt remember Bomber Brown, Bert Angier and a few others. What happened to all those who I hung about with in the Orchestra. Anyone know the whereabouts of Chris Mitchell who was in the year above me? E;mail and chat
Daventry, UK - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 09:13:49 (PDT)
Hello to all 1958 to 1963 Ex Courts pupils.
Nice to see my old mate Bill Pilgrim's name again.
Like to hear from anyone who can remember me.
I've been moved away from the area for over 35 years
but Mum still lives in Foyle Drive and relatives
in Belhus, Rainham, Basildon etc so still get back
from time to time.
Oxford, Oxon England - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 05:24:49 (PDT)
Previous submission E-mail correction
Grays, Essex - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 14:23:10 (PDT)
Hi,If anyone remembers me and cares to drop me a line Iwould be glad to hear from them. I was at courts from 58-64, my last class being 5x.
Grays, Essex England - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 14:06:28 (PDT)
i attended courts from 65-67 (1st and 2nd year). Anybody remember me?
watford, herts england - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 14:57:13 (PDT)
Attended Courts from 1966-1971. Remember the choir? Bert Angier, The Pirates of Penzance, Oliver and Dave Connor playing the tuba?
England - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 10:38:11 (PDT)
Hi, anyone remember me? I was only there for the 1st and 2nd year, because my parents took it upon themselves to move us to this dump!!!
watford, herts uk - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 14:49:41 (PDT)
Like to hear from anyone who knows me. At Courts from 1959-1963, was quite small at school and used to go everywhere with Ronnie Simmons like we where joined at the hip. Also my first love was at Courts Narda Power we courted for two years but married different partners, where are you Narda?
Northants, England - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 08:51:41 (PDT)
Good to see a separate web page spin -off for the Old school, I have posted a inquiry regarding possible reunion on the friendsreunited web page, take a look Interested has been good so far.
St.Albert,Alberta, Canada - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 07:06:55 (PDT)
Well the list is getting long-left Courts in 1963-have not been back since as I now live out in the Cotswolds-someone told me they had knocked it down. How does ones name get on the list?
Any of you guys/gals out there drop a line
Cheltenham, Glos England - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 23:59:49 (PDT)
No comment until I get to look round
John Pike <email@example.com
Cheltenham, Glos England - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 23:48:49 (PDT)
I attended ockendon courts from about 1965/69 . My form teacher was Bomber Brown . Glad to see a website for the old school and its students! I lost touch with a lot of my friends from those school days as my famiy emigrated to Australia in 1972.I presently live in the USA.Would love to attend a reunion if there is another one .
Winder, GA USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 10:45:59 (PDT)
Val Ryall @ courts from 1958 - 1963
I would like to add my name to the list of girls and try and contact anyone who is still alive and remembers me.
I used to live in Neathan Drive Aveley, have a brother and a sister who also attended Ockendon Courts. Michael Ryall and Marilyn Ryall.
Teachers I remember were Larwood of course, Zena Jenkins, the sex symbol to all the boys at the time.Miss Kiddle the music teacher. Mr Green the history teacher. Mr Welfar English I think, Miss Bunkin who everyone referred to as the witch because of the boiling of glue and nettles in little couldrons in her art & crafts room. Mr Lipman English teacher Mr Williams art teacher,and Miss Murray English. I was in the x2 stream from the 3rd year on and hope that someone reading this will remember me. I was pretty distinctive and very sensative about being 5'10 and very thin, at a time when it was ideal to have a figure like marilyn munro
ttfn Val Ryall
Valerie Lockwood nee Ryall
North Cheam, Surry UK - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 14:05:44 (PST)
Went to courts 1966/70 form class Q married a courts girl.Never been brave enough to move out of the area.Often go back to the old sand pits where we did cross country and have a fag.
N/Stifford, England - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 12:14:01 (PDT)
Attended courts 1965/69 form class R unlucky enough to have Bomber Brown for my form teacher.Attended two reunions at the Archers Public House.Await the next one.
N/Stifford, England - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 12:03:31 (PDT)
You can contact me on this address after 17.10.00
Hope to hear from lots of you who knew me. I will return any messages. Those of you who knew me well will notice my spelling has improved.
Thats what happens when you marry a schoolteacher (ONLY KIDDING)
n. Stifford, esx uk - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 12:49:12 (PDT)
Hi Bob here I was at courts from 1960 to 65 for my sins if you remember me contact me by e-mail anytime day or night and i will get back to you.
essex, - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 11:10:25 (PDT)
Hi Bob here I was at courts form 1960 to 65 for my sins if you want to E-Mail me I am on firstname.lastname@example.org
essex, - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 11:07:51 (PDT)
Hi to anyone who remembers me. I was at courts 1960-65. Please Email me today (mon 16th oct) cos my address will be changing.
grays, esx uk - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 05:49:48 (PDT)
Would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers me
Grays, ex england - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 11:19:54 (PDT)
Would love to hear from anyone who started at Courts in September 1963.
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire U.K. - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 10:45:29 (PDT)
Left Courts in 1956. Oldest so far!!!
Canvey, UK/Philippines - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 15:32:39 (PDT)
Think I'm a couple of years ahead of the list. Left after GCE's in 1966. Can still remember most the names of the kids in my class 4A and a bunch of the teachers. Steve Mendham's brother "Munch" was a friend, and I recognise some of the other surnames so they are probably younger siblings of people I know. Hope this site picks up steam in the coming years.
Toronto, ON Canada - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 03:37:58 (PST)
Most of the people on the published list are a couple of years behind me. Where are the rest of you?
grays, - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 10:58:01 (PST)
Also Ockendon from time to time.
Battle Creek, MI USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 20:11:34 (PST)
Jeezuz... It took so long waiting for a Courts site to appear I figured I'd better start one. I have no idea where anyone is, so this space is dedicated to those unique Ockendon School kids (and teachers), who happened to occupy that one brief moment of time and space together in the mid-to-late sixties.
If anyone actually remembers me, feel free to e-mail me... I hope everyone's doing ok and all that...
Lastly, if Phil Davis is reading this, I'd love my copy of 'In The name of...' autographed. Hey, who can possibly forget Oliver?
steve greeno <email@example.com>
29 palms, CA USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 14:03:09 (PST)