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by annabelle
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 28910

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread

Sorry to see from The Blue that Eileen Downing has died, hope she enjoyed her life, RIP; also Barbara Borgers is in the same list. I suppose we are at an age where this familiarity with such named individuals can only increase, perhaps I will take out my chapel hat tonight as a mark of remembrance.
by annabelle
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Fiona Toplis
Replies: 13
Views: 3561

Re: Fiona Toplis

Fascinated to read this string of posts - who is the Judy in it is it Judy Jones? For those of you who have not picked this up elsewhere sorry to say Carola died over 10 years ago suddenly, having led as extraordinary a life as you would expect, she lefy three children Karina Tabitha and Matthew, th...
by annabelle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Universities
Topic: Choices after University are now more difficult
Replies: 1
Views: 4521

Choices after University are now more difficult

As many students are now discovering a degree does not get a job any more, and for those who can afford it internships are often the only way forward (as I have discovered with a daughter just completed Part 1 in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art) so I think the site should have a forum for this...
by annabelle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Miss Von Stetten
Replies: 33
Views: 6110

Re: Miss Von Stetten

Nutto taught me German about which I was initially enthusiatsic, sadly not for long I was never a linguist; how ever when I had an emergency op because of my appendix I received a present from her, of a small Steiff rabbit - anyone who watches the Antiques Road Show will know that was a very generao...
by annabelle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Hertford Photos
Topic: Munch's colour slides!
Replies: 36
Views: 10837

Re: Munch's colour slides!

Hi God what memories = came across thses while trying to track down Judy Jones anyone know here whereabouts - sad reason her close chum and room mate Gill Poland who I met again after over 40 years last year has just sadly died of cancer and will be buried at Golders green Crematorium on 24th Feb at...
by annabelle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: The Poland siblings [FOUND]
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Re: The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Yes all very sad indeed but Bill did have a son now in his mid twentys with his italian wife. Hope his life is happier, he is in the Uk to see his dad and aunts ashes buried together on Thursday at Golders Green.
by annabelle
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Lesley Bonham [STILL LOOKING...]
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Lesley Bonham [STILL LOOKING...]

I know a bit about Leslie as she remained in touch with Carola Combe(nee Curwen) Leslie had a very unusual life as I recall and it may be someone via Carolas friends and family (who I am still in touch with) knows where she is.
by annabelle
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Gill and Bill Poland
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Gill and Bill Poland

Gill and Bill Poland For anyone who knew Gill or Bill here is the news as of Feb 2011 I met with Gill late last summer for the first time in over 40 years and sadly life had not been very good to her in many ways, but she was ever cheerful in spite of the fact that she had been diagnosed with cancer...
by annabelle
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: The Poland siblings [FOUND]
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Re: The Poland siblings

Last saw Bill Poland on Victoria Station during summer hols in 67. I was on my to Spain he was heading into town. Gill and Bill Poland For anyone who knew Gill or Bill here is the news as of Feb 2011 I met with Gill late last summer for the first time in over 40 years and sadly life had not been ve...
by annabelle
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Miss Von Stetten
Replies: 33
Views: 6110

Re: Miss Von Stetten

Such a strange little woman who tried so hard to teach the B form German - a sort of second class status which made us all uncomfortable but even tho I was not much good at it when I was taken ill and ad my appendix out she sent me a samll Steiff rabbit which still sits in my bedroom to this day - o...
by annabelle
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Full Circle
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Full Circle

In October 1953 my father the singer Gordon Parfitt died aged 40 too early in what would have been a wonderful musical career – I was 9 months and my sister 2 years.Later we were both to be pupils at Christs Hospital, in part because of these sad family circumstances, as with so many of those who ...
by annabelle
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Miss Morrison
Replies: 64
Views: 6384

Re: Miss Morrison

How strange all these memories are in bringing back long forgotten things - Mrs Betterton used to read out Katherine Whitehorns columns from the Observer in class (too radical for the Telegraph taking House reading in 3s). Miss Morrison to my utter surprise used me in a number of school plays before...
by annabelle
Mon May 26, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: The Poland siblings [FOUND]
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

The Poland siblings [FOUND]

I wonder if anyone knows what happened to Gill Poland who was at CH 63-69 her brother Bill was at Housey around the same time.