New Entrants during Spring Term, 1959
CHURCHILL, MICHAEL, from Much Wenlock, to train as a Carpenter.
DALE, PETER, from Much Wenlock, to train as a Bootmaker.
DAVISON, ANTHONY, from Hexham, to train as a Carpenter.
DUXBURY, JOHN, from Hollins, to train as a Carpenter.
FURLEY, ROGER, from Cheshire L.A., to train as a Sheet-metal Worker.
HUNDLEBY, PAUL, from Village Home, to train as a Carpenter.
LOGAN, ALAN, from Foley House, to train as a Bootmaker.
MAJOR, JOHN, from Woodford, to train as a Gardener.
MASON, JOHN, from Crowborough, to train as a Sheet-metal Worker
ROWAN, RICHARD, from Village Home, to train as a Printer.
SAMBER, DAVID, from Bromborough, to train as a Sheet-metal Worker.
SMITH, ROBERT, from Aberdare, to train as a Carpenter.
WILLIE, MICHAEL, from Foley House, to train as a Bootmaker.
Boys left during Spring Term, 1959
BAREFIELD, ALBERT, Aberdeen; September, 1955, to February, 1959. Bootmaker. Trade situation.
BROWN, JOHN, W, Somerset; September, 1955, to January, 1959. Sheet-metal worker. Trade situation.
BRUNTON, JEFFREY, Aberdeen; December, 1954, to January, 1959. Gardener. Trade situation.
CARRIER, THOMAS, Kinnaird; February, 1958, to February, 1959. Gardener. Trade situation.
FOSSEY, FRANK, Aberdeen; December, 1954, to January, 1959. Bootmaker. Restored (taking up situation in trade).
JEFFRIES, FREDERICK, Somerset; April, 1955, to February, 1959. Carpenter. Prefect, 1958. Trade situation.
McATAMNEY, CHESTER, Somerset; September, 1955, to January, 1959. Painter and Decorator. Trade situation.
MENNELL, JOHN, Kinnaird; September, 1957, to January, 1959. Gardener. Restored.
MENNELL, ROBERT, Aberdeen; September, 1955, to January, 1959- Gardener. Restored.
PEOWRIE, MICHAEL, Somerset; January, 1956, to January. [959 Non-trade. To Queen Elizabeth Training College for clerical training.
READER, JAMES, Aberdeen; April, 1956, to January. 1959 Bootmaker. Trade situation.
SPENCER, RONALD, Cairns; April, 1956to January 1959 Painter and Decorator. Prefect, 1958. Trade situation
TAYLOR, ANTHONY, Somerset; September, 1954 to January 1959 Gardener. Trade situation.
TOWNSEND, PETER, Cairns; September, 1955, to January, 1959. Bootmaker. Trade situation.
WHITE, FREDERICK, Cairns; September, 1955, to January, 1959. Sheet-metal Worker. Prefect, 1958. Colours for football. Trade situation.
WRIGHT, JOHN. Cairns; September, 1957, to January, 1959. Carpenter. Restored (taking up situation at trade).
News of Old Boys
JOHN CRAMPTON: Is doing very well in his job as an apprentice carpenter and is still keeping his interest in "drumming". Present address:
14 Cheviot Avenue, Goole, Yorks.
MICHAEL COWENS : Is a L/Cpl. in the R.E.s and enjoying life very much, especially as he is a tradesman and still able to carryon with his
bugling. Present address: 23494966 L/Cpl. M. J. Cowens, H.Q., A.E.R., R.E. (T.N. & M.C.), Longmoor Camp, Liss, Hants.
ROBERT DAVIES: Has completed his apprenticeship as a Printer (Machine Minder) and has now settled down to his trade with a London
firm. Present address: 22 Rutland Park Mansions, Walm Lane, London, N.W.2.
STANLEY FAWSON : Left Goldings in 1940 and has recently written to renew his contact with us. Present address: 417 Crock Face
Road, Hold. Nr. St. Helens, Lanes.
BRIAN GREGORY: Spent a weekend with us in December last, And is doing very well at his job. Present address: "Corner ways.
Southwood Avenue, Highcliff on Sea , Hants.
REGINALD KNIGHT : Came down to Hertford for the Christmas holiday, and spent most of his time at Goldings. Is a good voluntary worker
for the Homes. Present address: 55 Shottery Road, Stratf ord-on-Avon.
JIM PAGE: Left us at the end of last year, but comes to see us when he can at week-ends and helps the Senior A football team to keep their flag
flying. Present address: 72 Albert Road, Braintree, Essex.
ARTHUR STEADMAN: Left us some months ago to carry on in his trade as carpenter, and is doing very nicely down in Somerset. He spent a
few days with us around Christmas time. Present address: 7b High Street, Wincanton, Somerset.
DAVID WIGGETT : Wrote to us at the beginning of the year and seems to be very happy at his work and in his lodgings. Present address: 52
Lilac Road, Hoddesdon, Herts.
JOHN WINTER : Has his own shoe making business and after years of hard work is now progressing very well. John does a lot of good work
for the Homes too, especially for the handicapped children. Present address: Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Goldings Old Boy writes from Canada
Readers of THE GOLDONIAN may be interested to read a letter from a Goldings old boy:
l0th February, 1959. Dear Mr. Millar,
The enclosed newspaper is a recent copy published in the community where I am a resident. I am sending it on to you, not as a gesture of
personal tub-thumping, but as an indication to the boys presently at the School that Barnardo boys can go just as far as those more fortunate
in their early years. Most of the other candidates in the election referred to have the benefit of a university education, but I was still able to
compete with them on equal terms.
I have been living in Canada for eleven years and for most of that time have worked in the composing rooms of various daily newspapers. At
present 1 am employed at the largest newspaper operation in Canada (318 men in composing room). Despite my comparative youth I have, for
the past five years, been employed in a supervisory capacity. This would appear to give a good indication of my early training at the trade.
You probably need a few clues to place me among the hundreds of boys who have passed through your department in the last twenty years. I
started in the composing room, working in your office, in June, 1940. After working at the case under Mr. Riley and Mr. East, I was moved
down to the Linotype department under Mr. Gladwell, where my fellow-students were William Long and Dennis Smith. I left Goldings in
August, 1942, to take a job at a country weekly at Royston, Herts.
While at the school I received my cricket and football colours (one as Dennis and the other as Victor), and was a member of the band.
I hope to visit England some time this year for a holiday. I will very much like the opportunity of showing my wife and three children around
the school when I come over.
Hoping that you and your staff are able to carry on your invaluable work for many years to come.
Also enclosed was a newspaper, The Citizen, which gave reports of the Municipal Elections in North Vancouver. The poll was the largest ever
and Victor Barber was the candidate who headed it. Making reference to Councillor Barber, the newspaper said "Friends insisted that he would
not only win re-election but would top the polls but Councillor Barber didn'1 take any chances ..." and in another paragraph: "No one was
surprised when Councillor Barber topped the Polls."
The letter needs little comment but we should like to make reference to what a proud story this is. Although the present members of the School
can be justified in taking a pride in such old boys as Victor Barber they surely must realise that simply coming to Goldings did not produce such
results. Rather it was the training at Goldings plus a good character, a stout heart and the determination to do well that made the difference.
We shall look forward to a visit from the Barbers when they come to the "Old Country" later in the year, when our congratulations will be given