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Right
Somerset bathroom
renamed Goldings Hall,
this is where we knocked the lamp over for
He Who Rides a Tiger Spring 1964

Present day archway,
what’s happened to the oil tank

The remains of the original house by bottom field

At last somebody has painted the tower.
Could it be Tony Angell as a foreigner he always
had a head for heights

Wooops what happened to the dining room

Do you remember walking through
this in Oct 1963 when President Kennedy was shot,
and Pinhead shut the dance down.

The hole in the wall

Door leading to the dining room
Many a hungry boy passed this way

Charlie Charlie,
do you remember
the rest?

The last person out of the kitchen
(along with Katie, Paul and
Jan Walkeden’sDaughter)


There were Many names inscribed
around the door way, which have
now been removed by the present
owners

Goldings today. September 2005

Trying to find

Page Compiled February 2005

Mike Justice made a suggestion at the re-union in 2006 that we reintroduce the “Queens Cup”
for the day and award it to the House that attended the most on the day.
The winners this year were Aberdeen and Somerset with a drawer.

The smaller Trophy to be
retained by the winning team

The Goldings Cup

THE BARNARDO AWARD

The Barnardo Award is cut glass, and has been donated to Barnardos by Goldings Old Boys and Staff.

AWARDED BY GOLDINGS

FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO

THE BARNARDO FAMILY

www.goldings.org

DONATED BY GOLDINGS 1922-1967

IN MEMORY OF THE BOYS AND STAFF WHO

PASSED THAT WAY

FINIS CORONAT OPUS

www.goldings.org

This is the Wording on the Award

I’d like to thank David Wheatley for his very generous gesture.
David has given the reunion the Queens Cup.
More details click here

The Goldings Cup photos and write up are on the Photo Gallery please click on the title

Once again I can only count the boys who put their house name in the visitors book.
2007 winners were Somerset
2008 winners were Cairns
2009 winners were Aberdeen
2010 winners were Somerset
2011 winners are Somerset

2009 Cup photos

2008 Cup photos

2010 Cup photos

The Goldings Boys graves at Waterford.
The service at St Michael & All Angels Church Waterford
was at 11-30 Saturday the 1st of October It was an opportunity
to remember the Boys who are buried there, and who never
got the opportunity to pursue their training taught to them at
Goldings, but remain forever overlooking the grounds that t
hey enjoyed in their maturing years but sadly forgotten.

2011 Cup photos

Over 100 Old Boys, Staff and their Families attended the Memorial Service to the Goldings Boys who are buried at Waterford. Every seat was taken with
Old Boys standing at the back and outside the Church to listen to the very moving service from Reverend Fairbank, and then David Wheatley also a very
poignant but with a little humour added his Eulogy.
Two of the headstones was removed and then replaced by the one pictured right. Fred Barnes and Jean Clark above right helped make this day possible.
Below are photographs of Jean and Fred receiving their Awards

For full Match Report and Photos

2012 Cup photos

New graves project

A tranquil nature reserve in London's East End

Tower Hamlets Cemetery today

NOTICE BOARD

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2013 Cup photos

At the 2013 Aftercare approached me to tell me when they was clearing a office they came across a card system used by Barnardo’s which indexed boys
who were in Barnardo’s and later went to Goldings. The cards appear to have the persons Barnardo’s number and their number at Goldings along with
personal details as viewed by Barnardo’s. If your name appears on this list or perhaps a former Barnardo friend for them to contact Aftercare, contact
Martine King on Tel No 0208 4987553.
I have already returned at the re-union, cards belonging to Gordon Rath, John Burr, John Mercury, and Bob Bone (Jordan)
Dave
To see the list please click here

2014 Cup photos

2012 winners are Somerset 10 Aberdeen 10
2013 winners are Somerset 10
2014 winners are Aberdeen 9 Somerset 9
2015 winners are Somerset 9
2018 winners are Somerset 10

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2015 Cup photos

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Goldings Old Boys Reunion 2nd October 2021

Buckingham Palace Photos

Wimbledon Photos

Congratulations Jean youve made it

An achievement to be proud of

Jean quest never ends and is still collecting funds while she decides on her next graves
project.
As Barnardos seem to be un forthcoming with any ideas of where Jeans next project
will be she is hoping somewhere there will be an old Barnardo Boy or Girl, who may
come up with suggestions.
So if there is someone who knows of the whereabouts of a Barnardo child’s, or children’s
grave, as the boys and girls where very often buried in large numbers together, and it
appears to have been forgotten please contact the site and maybe Jean can take it from there.
click here to contact

The Goldings Cup will continue in the Hertford Schools F.A. Sadly it seem to have been decided that there will
no longer be an opportunity for anyone to watch the games as it will all be done internally by the schools

Old Boy David Swinger has his Autobiography
"Just a number" released this month
31st March 2018 available from Amazon £7-99.
I'm sure it will be very interesting reading

An Email sent to David Willacy from Mr John Annet and David Willacy 's reply February 2018
Harvesters FC has been booked on Tuesday 27th March, 4:30pm, for the HSFA U/14 Goldings Cup Final.
I would be very grateful if you could let me know who wins your semi-final. I shall organise officials as well for you
and collect the medals and trophy for the game. If you can send me some squad details, including players names,
manager names and route to the Final by Monday 12th March I will also try to put together some programmes.
Cheers John

Our first Award winner Margaret Roberts 2008,
pictured above being presented with the Award
by Andrew Nebel from Barnardos.

July 2019

I have recently been in touch with a very interesting Old Boy from
Druids Heath, a Barnardo Home/Borstal for boys in Aldridge a small
village near Walsall. He has wrote a short book about his time there,
he has given me a copy to bring if anyone is interested in taking a read,
also a couple of other items printed for Druids Heath by our own
Goldings Printers.

March 2018

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June 2019
I am in the process of printing some of the Stories and Profiles off from the web site, to give those who do not have access to our site a chance
to read them, these will be available at the reunion.
Also I have it in mind to put the stories in book form obviously I would like opinions and on this before I can even begin.
I have had permissions for these to be used on the web site, and this can be viewed world wide so hopefully there shouldn’t be any objections.
It would be lovely for these experiences to be carried forward into the future for our generations to enjoy when we and the web site are long gone.
Dave

Well just got back from a really wet weekend, but Storm Alex didn’t stop us doing
some restoring work on the paint work of the Golding's Bench. Also a visit to the
Memorial to the Boys buried in Waterford by Jean and myself.
I would like to thank Ron Porter (BSP) and our Bluenose and her husband Dave Clark
for helping me I couldn’t have done it without them Also my daughters with Josh
and his girlfriend Charlie, my granddaughters who have been so supportive over the
weekend All spruced up now.
I met up with Jimmy Street, had a couple of pints with a meal while we caught up
about our Golding's years.
All in all not a bad weekend.
Some photos will be on in the next couple of days.

I've just had a call off Ron Porter to let me know he has been back to clean
and polish up our Bench, Ron has also cleaned and spruced up our Memorial
to the Boys who are buried in Waterford Graveyard.
He will also continue to do so every month Many thanks Ron cant thank you
enough from all Old Boys and Staff
16-10-20

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2015 Eric Fell Holden
has wrote his Autobiography
Don’t Come Crying Home,
a very good read.
He has wrote other books available
on Amazon £3-99 under the name of
William Fell Holden.

11-11-2020
I would like to thank Ellen Perrier who has made our Memorial Wreath below. Due to lock down we were not going to be able to lay
a Wreath this year, but Ellen surprised me with this today, and she has delivered it to Waterford W.W.1. Memorial, on behalf of her
husband Old Boy Brian Perrier and The Goldings Old Boys and Staff. What makes it more special is Ellen isn’t in best of health herself.

Ron has also done a sponsored bike ride visiting 11 local memorials the weekend of the Armistice Day
Well done Ron

October 6 2020

Ellen also visited our memorial to
the boys who died and are buried in
Waterford graveyard

Many Thanks Ellen