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Harvey Roberts here in South Africa.
Just wondered if there’s anyone there from 66-70 who I could get in touch with.
Bessie, Buttons, Chris Fidler, Lanky where are you all?
Also Charlotte, JF, Fred Mudd……..
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My name is Neil Wilkin and I attended CGS from 1961 to 1967 following in the family tradition as my mother also attended (in the 1930s). I used to walk every morning up Castle Hill to school - a daunting prospect. I lived in Caistor at the time so did not board although I remember Grove House as the boarding house. At this time there were no buildings on the terraces below the main school but in my last year building work on the swimming pool was coming on apace. In fact one of my abiding memories is of being thrown fully clothed into the pool when it was first filled for testing - a dubious honour.I left CGS for a job in the Pathology Dept. of Scunthorpe General Hospital (or War memorial Hospital as it was then) where I stayed until 1977 ending up in charge of Histopathology/Cytlogoy. I then had an epiphany and decided to leave to join British Rail. I am still there having worked my way through the Permanent Way, Utrasonics and Signalling.I am married these last 37 years to Shelagh and have two sons and a grandson and now live in Barnetby.
Best wishes to anyone who remembers me.
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I'm Peter Gamble, a boarder from '64 - 69 with my brother Richard. After many many Primary schools all over the world , our folks got us into Caistor while they went off to Cyprus so that we at least would have a stab at a tidy education, how many others were "scaley brats" as boarders? seemed to be a few of us with our folks in the Services. Richard was up at the Comp and I was at CGS. We started in the old boarding house Grove House, Mr Mudd was the housemaster ? and a gentleman from Bristol never without his pipe and a lisp , what was his name? steel framed beds, flourescent orange bed blankets and carbolic soap. Were we really only allowed to watch TOTP during the week? Bare boards on the floors, a pear tree growing outside the window. A Matron who could lance a boil quicker than any surgeon. Laundry that came once a week, so stiff with starch you had to beat your vests against a wall to get them on. The dining room of pine lined roof, fighting to be the first to scrape the "butter" off the Stork margarine, big loaves of unsliced bread you cut yourself. The Girls !!!! seperate in their own house but at least they were there, how many did I fall in love with ? ............. all so beautiful.
Saturday night Activities in the Old Hall where they taught you Scottish Dancing and you got to hold a girls hand ................ happy days.. .
Every night we had Prep, compulsory homework sessions. The Teachers ... Mr Mudd of course, Physics, Mr Flunder ( was that really his name? ) we all helped dig out the Pool he was so keen on down in the old orchard, Deg the mad Chemist who could see through the back of his head. The Geog and History teachers who always wore their gowns and clouds of chalk dust followed them in the sunlight whenever they moved.
I didn't do brilliantly, bit of a clown really , still am really with a Circus Entertainment business and a post lecturing in Sports. Who was the PE teacher who finally dispaired of ever getting the fat little boy with glasses to hit , catch or kick a ball and said.... " See that thing down there..( pointing to an unnervingly heavy metal ball) " Pick it up and chuck it! and I did and it went surprisingly far and I had found my sports vocation in life , knowing what it did in transforming my life from mediocricy to at last some form of success, I've supported Sports Developmenty in all its forms ever since ... the ISRM made me a Fellow last year ... Me! who left CGS with 4 O'Levels, passes and one of them was in Woodwork......... The very best to all current students, you've got a great school there. To all who remember me and Richard, Love and Peace.
I was at CGS from 1953 to 1960. I have just discovered the alumni site and thought I would mention my recent visit to the school after a few of us from the 50s-60s got together for a lunchtime reunion at The Hope Tavern, Holton Le Moor whilst I was on a family visit to the UK.
The school visit was organised for us by Charlotte Linsell, and Pete Taylor gave very generously of his time to show us around. It was a most informative tour and I was very impressed with the school facilities which have been obtained in recent years, particularly, the technology and science facilities.The school seems to go from strength to strength academically and it is hard to believe we had to fight for its survival by marching in a blizzard to Lincoln more than 45 years ago!!
As some of you would know I emigrated to Australia in 1965 and have settled here in Sydney. Indeed have many other Old Caistorians seem to have done the same over the years, so maybe we could form an Australian chapter of the CGS Alumni. I would be delighted to hear from fellow students of my era at CGS.
Hello everyone who just may remember myself, Glenda Taylor & my husband of 33 years, Paul Blackwell. This is a great site which I have just discovered[June 2006]- not being exactly au fait with web sites etc! We have now been living in Australia for 22 years & have 3 fine sons- Matthew 27 & twins, Nathan & Sam,25. We receive the very welcome Old Caistorian from Charlotte every year for which we are extremely grateful. We would love to hear from anyone from our year. Glenda Blackwell.
My name was Susan Lane when I attended the school. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I was there from 1959 to 1964. I would love to know where June Howden as she was called then is now.
Richard (Dick) Halliday, left CGS in 1962, now
(Dec 2001) studying full time for a MSc in Health Economics at the
University of York (and finding it hard going!). Will be very pleased
to hear from any of my contemporaries at CGS- especially those who
Hello from, David Hartley a boarder at CGS from
1961 to 1966. Food Safety and Occupational Health Manager in Local
Government residing and working in Northamptonshire.Married
with numerous children. Best wishes to all who I was at school with.
It's been a long time but I still keep in contact with many old Caistorians and have lost touch with many more.
I was at Caistor between 1972 and 1977.
Anyone wanting to get in touch can do so on email@example.com (still living in the past with no land line or modern technology at home).
David Parsons wrote: Graduated CGS 1976. Moved to a land over the hills and far far away. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . Shout out to my old CGS pals Rob Turner and Steve Phillips. Look on Facebook. Its all the rage now you know. Good times, good memories. You gave me a great academic start for my future (which is now) thanks to all...
Hello from Claire Quint
I was a boarder at CGS from 73 to 80. I keep meaning to come and revisit the school - from the Old Caistorian and from the website and from updates I hear, I imagine, I wouldn't recognise it now! I know they say memory is selective and you tend to remember the good bits - but I have many fond memories of my time at Caistor and the friends I made. Keep up the alumni pages - they are such a good idea.
Best wishes to all past and present
PA to Nigel Duncan
Hi, I was at CGS
for 8 years from 1970 until 1977.
I think the idea of enabling former pupils to contact each other via the school
web-site is an excellent one: I hope it catches on. I'd be really happy to catch
up with news of (increasingly) old friends (including teachers!) from around
the 1970 period.
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please mail me!
I was a boarder in Lindsey House from 1972 to 1977. I have very fond
memories of CGS (But that could be something
to do with hitting the big 4 0H. Would love to here from any one who
remembers me especially David Lee (Augie), Peter Wilson and Kevin Sherrat.
If any one knows there whereabouts.All the best to both school and old Caistorians.
My name is Hamish Byrne and I went to Caistor
Grammar back in the early seventies and left in July '77. My best friend
at school was a lad called Matthew Woodcock, lived on a farm down the
South Kelsey Road, which I cannot remember the address of, can you
help? If you have an e-mail address or anything like that, I would
I have just found the web site for Caistor Grammar School and have spent some
time looking through it. Some pictures led to fond memories and some (like
the visit of Lord Puttnam) made me realise how time is flying by. The article
said that Lindsey House was refurbished, when I was at CGS it had only been
When I was at CGS I was Brigitte Jackson and attended between Sept 1967 and July
1972. I would love to get more information on the School, but will find this
difficult as I now live in Australia. If you have any ideas on how to overcome
this, or if you want any information about an Old Caistorian please contact me
Thank you and please accept my Best Wishes to all at CGS
Brigitte Carlin (nee Jackson).
I was at CGS for 7 years from 1971. I have very fond memories of those
years and keep in touch with a few school friends. I am now living near
Taunton and run a small accountancy practice from home. My two daughters
have now started at secondary school. It is all very different from cgs
in 1971; a comprehensive with over a thousand up to year 11. I would
be delighted to hear from any old friends. Best wishes Stephen Phillips
and my email address is Stephen@phillipsdinnes.co.uk