Queen Elizabeth's Barnet Unofficial Website. Please note that opinions expressed by contributors to this site are not necessarily shared by the website owner. STICKY (stays at the top). NAME: Vic Coughtrey (site owner) CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1.
Click the button at the end of this line to go back to the Famous Firsts main page The names appearing below are just a fraction of the Canadian women of. African Branch News African Branch News Click on the Article below to expand full version. Sharpie in the middle had just been thumped by bouncer Bob Jones . Seemed to be two sorts of Sharps back then - the.
Jack Lemmon, Actor: The Apartment. Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a. Facts checked against references including: FiftiesWeb by Candace Rich, the best such website there is, with over 1,000,000 unique visitors. Go here if you just want to see replies posted over the past 28 days (all boards). But remember that no thread is ever out of date on this this site!
Please remember to refer to the features that work in conjunction with this Notice Board ! CONTRIBUTORS tells you who has contributed to the site, how many messages they have contributed and provides links to all the threads they have either started or replied in. FORMER STAFF is a very long way from being comprehensive but it at least lists ALL the former staff who have been discussed on this site, with links to the all the threads in which each one appears. EDITING LOG was instituted in 2. HOT THREADS is a list of threads which have had more than 1. NUMBER LIST is a list of ALL threads, but unlike Hot Threads contains no summaries of their contents. Its main use is to enable you to reach any thread easily when you know which thread number you're looking for.
Hi Alan Yes I do remember you Alan and I believe that you were slightly older than me, You were quite tall. The Union of the Crowns (Scottish Gaelic: Aonadh nan Cr Catalog, Research Library Updated, October 29, 2011 Scroll down to view the listings in the following categories, or do a search for the topic you need.
However, it also tells you when each thread started and when it was last contributed to, so it may tempt you to revive a thread that has seen no action for a very long time. Remember that no thread is ever out of date on this site because Editlog alerts people to new messages. WHERE ARE THEY NOW? You can suggest names to be added. VIC'S NOTICES is where I tell you of developments or just comment on things.
THE SEARCH ENGINE (top of this page) enables you to find anything on this or my personal site. You can use it either to locate something you've seen on one of the two sites in the past or to see if something you haven't seen is mentioned anywhere on either of them. There are a few remarks about it on my board. WIDER WORLD is an alternative message board where OEs can discuss activities and interests not directly connected with QE. And, of course, don't forget the MUSEUM. New stuff doesn't come in as often as I'd like, so if you have anything you think would be of interest, please let me know, using the form for private messages. Please note: this is not a thread and it sticks to the Forthcoming QE & OE events.
THREAD NAME: Hugh Hoffman. DATE: 2. 5 August 2. CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1.
I went to an old boys dinner around 2. Hoffo Pools (which I had forgotten). I remember Graham was in my form 1. B in 1. 96. 2 and he was in Broughton House. NO REPLIES YET - BE THE FIRST ! RETURN TO TOPTHREAD NAME: Tommy Wells. DATE: 1. 9 June 2.
CONNECTION WITH QE: Knew former pupils. Does anyone remember Brian Cooper, who was at QE 1. He died at home and it was sudden in the sense he had not been known to be ill at all. The date of a funeral has yet to be arranged. He came to the last two Founders Day events at the school after my invitation for him to do so. I am letting the OE membership secretary Alan King know.
He had 5 children, who are saddened in grief as is the rest of the family. After leaving school after O Levels John's career was in farming and building construction and he had recently started to ride a motorbike once more. He kept fit by cycling and running with one of his daughters. VIEW 5 REPLIES RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 1. March 2. 01. 5THREAD NAME: Andrew Hersom. DATE: 2. 8 December 2. CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1.
I recall JC Swann, who might have been deputy school captain about 1. Last time I saw the name he was a major.
Unfortunately he may have been the same as a Lt Colonel Jonathan C Swann killed by the Americans in the infamous 1. Black Hawk shoot down incident. His age and the location of his mother make this plausible. Does anyone have any idea if he is the same person? I don't keep up with OE official news but someone (perhaps James) may remember. NOTE FROM VIC: This thread has prompted me to start a new feature: 'Where are they now?'VIEW 6 REPLIES. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 2.
February 2. 01. 5THREAD. NAME: Mike Cottrell DATE: 1. December 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1. I have received an email from Martin Craggs to say that his father Peter, who was a fellow pupil of the 1b class of 1. Peter has postings on this site, in Threads 3. I believe he was a pupil at QE from 1. VIEW 1 REPLY. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 0.
December 2. 01. 4THREAD. NAME: Nick Dean DATE: 2. November 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1. Just to record for those who may have known him, that Ed Clarke, who left the school c. November at the age of 6. I didn't know Ed during the couple of years that we overlapped at QE, but, through a mutual friend in the early 1.
Friday evenings for the past 3. We shall miss him.
VIEW 3 REPLIES. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 0. May 2. 01. 5NAME: Max Dyson.
DATE: 2. 3 October 2. CONNECTION WITH QE: pupil 1. I was trying to remember the names of all the bands that played in the hall from about 1. The school was surprisingly enlightened at the time to let these activities go on. Hatfield and the North? VIEW 1. 6 REPLIES.
RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 3. July 2. 01. 6THREAD. NAME: Vic Coughtrey DATE: 1. August 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1.
On the 3. 1st August 2. John Bibby slapped the newborn website into life with the very first thread. Neither he nor I could have suspected that it would grow and grow into something of a sprawling giant! To mark the first decade - or to start us off on the next - I've initiated this special anniversary thread with a sort of summary of how we came to be and how we have developed over the ten years.
It's a little (well, a lot) too long for this main board but you can read the full message (and perhaps reply) on the thread's own page. VIEW 1 REPLY. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 1. September 2. 01. 4THREAD.
NAME: Nick Dean DATE: 2. July 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1. A rather convoluted explanation by Susie Dent on Countdown (Channel 4) about the origin, probably in the 1. I would have recognised as such were, I think, told to the whole school by masters departing to go overseas. Taffy Wright, a classicist who has contributed to this site and went off to Australia, told one about an animal called a rari (not sure if it had a spelling) who complained about being pushed off a cliff because it's a long way to tip a rari.
Kaye Townsend, off to Africa, recounted one whose details escape me, though the punchline was . Both brought the house down.
Have I correctly attributed these departing flourishes; and are there other stories that were shared in this communal way? VIEW 5 REPLIES. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 0. August 2. 01. 4THREAD. NAME: Nick Dean DATE: 1. June 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Pupil 1.
Great to see this picture from The Tempest. This was the last play produced at the school by Colin Carter, who left at the end of the summer term, 1.
I played one of the sprites lined up in the front row: not sure which one, but hopefully not the one shying away from the camera! I still have the programme . Miranda was played by A H Bullett (possibly a brother of J R Bullett, who used to own my signed copy of John Wakelin's Roots of an Diplomacy - the subject of an earlier enquiry on this site). I used to have a photo of just the eight sprites but it disappeared after I went away to university. Willy Biggs, about whom some of us have written previously, evidently provided original settings for Ariel's songs. Many thanks for the confirmation or correction of most of those school play dates, Nick.
VIEW 3. 3 REPLIES. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 3. June 2. 01. 5THREAD. NAME: Martyn Day DATE: 0. June 2. 01. 4CONNECTION WITH QE: Inmate 1.
Two men once came to Q. E. The first was Miles Tripp. He lived at Ganwick Corner near Potters Bar and was a pupil during the 1. After the war he wrote The Eighth Passenger - a personal account of his experiences as a bomber aimer in Lancaster 'A- Able' in the night skies over Germany. In the book he details his attempt to locate his fellow crew members after the war and find out in retrospect what they thought about what they done.
Although sometimes appalled by the destruction they had brought about the crew's general feeling was that at the time the bombing campaign was the only way of striking back at the enemy and it had to be done even though 5. The other man who visited Q. E came only once. He was neo- Nazi, anti- Semitic and Holocaust denier David Irving, who visited the school in the early '6. The Destruction of Dresden and to harangue the 6th form about the morality of the bombing of the city, an event that he described as . Certainly after the bombing of London, Coventry, Manchester and a dozen other cities the British were happy to see Germany getting a dose of the same medicine,!
All I know is that the young men who flew those planes were brave and determined to destroy Hitler and everything he stood for. Miles Tripp was one of those men and he went to our school and I wish that he could have been in the school hall the day that the fascist Irving visited! It would be interesting to have your comments. These include (and I quote) . I truly don't think we know each other'. It turns out that, although Coren and his sister Victoria both went to independent schools, their late father Alan Coren was at East Barnet.
In fact, I seem to recall the latter mentioning in an article how, when living in Potters Bar, he used to drive to Barnet every Saturday just to buy a seedy plait loaf from Victoria Bakery (something still I do myself, though less frequently and from further north). This all reminded me that what the Queen did do was visit QE Girls in the 1. I distinctly remember Grahame Morris telling us (in the late '6. Princess Anne. In the '6.
I would have been aware of two VCs and an Archbishop of Tuam (Broughton), but the latter is maybe stretching a point and I didn't know where Tuam was (Co Galway, actually). Am I missing anyone (apart from the mixed bag on Wikipedia, that is)? VIEW 5. 5 REPLIES. RETURN TO TOPMost recent reply to this thread: 1. March 2. 01. 6NAME: Martin Reeves.