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tom hill cairns 1961 1966 | tomhill2949@gmail.com
just wish all us oldies a safe journey through this pandemic.heres hoping everybody is safe and in good health, want to see you all at the next reunion, was great to see david fall and derek hammond at the last one .
2 May 2020 - geordieland

Dave 62-65
Hello Jessica,
I would like first of all to thank you for rescuing the album as Golding's was very important to many of us as it gave us the standard of life that was to be expected of us.Every year we spent three weeks at Dymchurch,by New Rommney holiday Camp which was a former Army camp in the war which started in 1921.In 1938 we believe the huts were occupied by the Army so the boys would pitch up tents there.The School used to print a booklet called the "Goldonian" which was printed by our Printers which was news about the school and activities that we did.I have most of the booklets from 1927 (when it was first printed)to 1967 when the school closed.Because of the war clouds gathering they only printed one because paper was rationed in 1938 of which I have a copy,and it tells us that the holiday was cut short due to situation gathering.When I was there in 1962-65 they used to name all the boys who entered and left the school but they didn't do this in 1938 because of censorship.We every year have a re-union at the school and grounds just outside Hertford in the next village called Waterford which was were the school was.We did have a few old boys from 1938 who would have helped I'm sorry to say they passed away,as the oldest we have was there in 1945-47,as we spent three years training at the school for a trade and in my days it was 13-16,but in the years you mentioned they remained between up to 17-18.Iwould be very grateful for a copy of the photos so we could display them at our re-union,and perhaps some one could put a name to him, slim chance I know but worth a try.
If you do go on our site once more if you look down the index on the left hand site,press Sport And Leisure as pictures are on there of Dymchurch in various years,perhaps you may find a likeness? But thanks a lot for your interest in the persons life in Dr Barnardo,s.If you need any further help please don't hesitate as I would love to a name to the person
Regards Dave Blower, Re-Union Organiser
I now live in Walsall, West Midlands.
1 May 2020

Clive Gillingham Somerset House 50`s | clivegillingham@yahoo.com
What a find,way before my time, hope someone may know who is on the photo`s,did they go to Dimchurch in the late 30`s as that may be the summer camp mentioned ??.
Take care all you brothers out there,hope we still have the reunion in October.
1 May 2020 - Great Bardfield, Essex

jessica mannering | jessicamannering40@yahoo.co.uk
hi i know this might be a bit of a strange one and a massive long shot but i have to try.

i bought a photo album out of a antique shop as i felt horrible that people were prodding through this mans personal memories and family photos. so i purchased it in hope i could return it to a family member or anthing that had some kind of connection with this man once upon a time.

on one of the photos he has written down the side "goldings Manor " 1938 im estimating he was maybe 16,17 in the photo as shorty after in the book he writes about last camp before war breaks out.

i was hoping if you could give me any information that im searching in the right place.

to your knowledge did there used to be a summer camp at goldings maor at that time with little white tents.

if you would like to see any of the pictures that may help with anything just email me back.

as in the photo album the man has a lot of relatives and friends so im hoping that i can reunite this amazing funny photo album to someone who it belongs to.

many thanks
jessica mannering
30 April 2020 - essex united kingdom

Dave
Another week of lock down week 5 but its different this week ITS RAINING and forecast RAIN all week no sunshine so no garden bored even more now.
Still must do as we are told and stay in.
Keep safe
29 April 2020

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