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Dave
Happy birthday Winnie Norton
Goldings Old Boy, Pelham House, Printer,
and a very good Sportsman for the school
13 March 2022

Dave
Happy birthday to 60s Old Boy Tony Angell have a great day Tony
6 March 2022

Dave 62-65
Hello Denise
A very interesting story, and a very similar story to what I come across from lots of ex Dr. Barnardo Boys and Girls, and many of them I'm sure could write a book reflecting their time in Dr. Barnardo's and many Goldings boys did.
Fred Barnes became a very good friend of mine, and we used to discuss Goldings a lot, he spent many years of his own time researching the history of Goldings, as we both had a lot in common in Goldings.
Fred as a boy did so want to be sent to Goldings, but it didn't materialise much to his disappointment. So the one year I made sure that Fred was invited and came to one of our Reunions at Goldings, which he really enjoyed.
We also gave him an award from The Goldings Old Boys and Staff of Goldings for spending so much time on our behalf recording the History of Goldings.
Fred was a wonderful old gentleman and one year invited me to a reunion of Much Wenlock which now is an old folks home and we were made very welcome by the present staff at the time. One of Freds famous saying when he used to ring me
"Any fiddles count me in"

To continue your research on your family can I suggest you contact Making Connections formerly Dr. Barnardo's.
Contact Kate Roach you can tell her you have contacted me.
Telephone No- 0208 552 1004
Address is
140 Balaam Street
London
E13 8RD
email address is makingconnections@barnardos.org.uk
Doctor Barnardo's should hold records and the history of every boy and girl who entered Barnardo's.
They are reluctant to pass on information if you are not direct family, so I suggest that it would help with your research and possibly enlighten you and your family a little bit more.
They have recently asking for a charge for any information they may hold, I totally disagree with this charge, but this is the way they have gone.

Good luck with your research and if I can be of any further help don't hesitate to get in touch.
p.s.
Fred never published a book about Dr. Barnardo's just a compilation of Goldings photos.
As far as we are aware there are no old boys who went to Much Wenlock and then attending Goldings still attending our reunion, there was a group of early 50s boys but sadly no more.
Dave
4 March 2022

Denise Fallaize
Hi Dave

Firstly may I congratulate you on the website for Goldings. It is packed with interesting information and itís especially nice to see how much is provided by the boys who attended.

My quest concerns two of my half uncles. My grandmother had two boys Raymond Le Pelley and Roy Le Pelley out of wedlock in 1921 and 1922. When she married my grandfather in 1932 he refused to take the boys on. They were sent to Barnardos at Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Roy was later sent to Watts Naval School as the two boys were feral (Rayís words) and it was thought better to separate them. Like Fred, Ray learnt to trade of printing and later joined the RAF during WWII.

Both boys returned to Guernsey, Channel Islands, after WWII, but never lived with their mother again.

My parents separated when I was only 2 years old and I was unaware of the existence of Ray and Roy until I began researching my family history a few years ago.

I have now, after a few years of trying, made contact with a son of Ray. Both Ray and Roy have now passed away. There is a story that must be told here and I hope to be able to put it together. Rayís son has asked me to find out as much as I can so that we can understand a little more about their lives.

I believe that the boys were initially sent to Corris House, Much Wenlock and was interested to read on your website about Fred Barnes and the books that he had written. I was also sorry to read that Fred had passed away in 2014. I have searched the second hand book sites for copies of his books but have not had any success and I wondered if you were aware of anywhere that I might be able locate a copy?

Many thanks

Denise Fallaize
3 March 2022

Dave 62-65
I would like you all to remember it is 100 years this year since Golding's opened November 1922, so I'm hoping we have a tremendous turn out to commemorate the occasion at the reunion
1 March 2022

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