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brian perrier
dave it is hard not to brag about success after such a low start in life but some where lucky such as bob,stephen,youand myself as you know i left goldings with no qualifications but with hard work an perseverance managed to go to medical college when i finaly became a sugeon at the royal brompton hospital in heart surgery i was knighted in the 2000 new year honours list became a master of the royal college of surgeons in 2003 i will retire next year to my home in florida with my good lady wife ellen best of luck to all and hope those less fortunate have peace and good fortune in the future
brian
15 January 2006 - hertfordshire

Dave Blower
Tony,and Bob I tend agree with both your sentiments but lets just remember that this is a site for Goldings boys and staff to mull over and remember the fantastic time for most of us spent there.Life is about the have's and have not's.But how do we measure success? a large bank balance? or friends and family that are pleased you are part of there life.
One most personal thing that I wanted besides a way of earning a good standard of living thanks to Goldings was a family, which I think most of us missed in our early life.Good health?what price would you put on that one.
For you lads out there I wish all of you success but not in the material sense,because this can be a shallow success. As for Tony,well what can we say,or do other than support his situation,along with others no doubt.I just hope that this friendly disagreement does'nt upset our unique Goldings friendship,which not many other schools enjoy.On a lighter note to finish,I've got to go just heard the bugler sound "Come to the Cookhouse door" beetroot,cheese,and a cup of Grog,Sunday Tea..see ya Dave.
15 January 2006

ANGELL
HI,BOB I WAS SINCERELY PLEASED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS FOR THE 2ND TIME, AND HOW YOU PUT IT DOWN TO BARNARDOS.
BUT WHAT I OBJECT TO IS THE CALLOUS WAY YOU REFER TO LESS UNFORTUNATE BARNARDOS BOYS, AS THOSE WITH CHIPS ON THEIR SHOULDERS. WELL I'LL JOIN THEIR CLUB.
THEY WERE PROBABLY CAREER BARNARDOS BOYS!!
THE ONES WHO CAME IN STILL IN THEIR NAPPIES OR JUST OUT OF THEM LIKE ME,
YOUNG CHILDREN BECOMING EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED, PINING FOR THEIR MOTHERS NEEDING LOVE AND AFFECTION-AND WHAT DID BARNARDOS DO FOR ME AND THE OTHERS IN MY HOME, THEY EMPLOYED A PAEDOPHILE TO TAKE CARE OF US, AND MY GOD HE TOOK CARE OF HIM SELF. WHEN HE HAD FINISHED WITH ME I WAS TRAUMATISED, AND THATS HOW I ARRIVED AT GOLDINGS XXXXXX IN THE HEAD. I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY ME IT HAPPENED TO UNTIL I WENT TO MY 1ST GOLDINGS REUNION IN 2003,MY EXPERIENCE OF BARNARDOS WAS CERTAINLY NOT A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS.
BOB OF COURSE NONE OF THIS IS YOUR FAULT.BUT JUST BE A BIT MORE CONSIDERATE
FOR THOSE WHO SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF BARNARDOS.
15 January 2006 - LONDON

bob robertson | bobr@norex.com.au
thanks Steve hundreds of Dickie boys done well just a few with chips on shoulders I was in Mt stephen in the little 6 bed room off pin heads quarters we used to climb down front of building with pillow slip to raid orchard those were the days the only difference between us and Borstal boys we were to smart to get caught
15 January 2006 - Australia

steve J Chamberlain | steve.chamberlain1@btinternet.com | www.tetroc.co.uk
Good for you Bob, me the same but in engineering.Same reason for being in Barnardos to.Just ten years younger.
look forward to meeting up perhaps one day at a reunion or 2.Good health & good wishes to you for 2006.
Yes I new Pete Law Mr Angel he was at one time in my bay at Pelham.Soon be spring chaps.
14 January 2006 - Southern UK

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