Where are they now? - Saturday August 3, 2012

The Bridge Tavern and Camber Dock''''Picture: Paul Simpso

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Helping people locate friends and family they’ve lost contact with.

PEEL: I would love to have news of my school friend and one-time tennis partner.

David John Peel - used to be known as Scotty, as he was thought to be a descendant of the John Peel In the song about a huntsman in the Lake District.

We both went to the GPNSS School in Mayfield Road, Portsmouth. He was of course at the adjoining boys BPNSS School.

We were very good friends and I eventually lost touch when my family relocated to Christchurch.

He lived at 293, Chatsworth Avenue, Cosham, and had two brothers. He left school and trained at the Dockyard, I think as an apprentice shipwright. I think he married and moved to London eventually.

At school I was known as Kitty Bailey but when I married I used my original name of Kathleen, now Long. He did attend my wedding at Christchurch Priory in June 1951, but then I lost touch. He was born in 1929, I think June 12. I was born, May 9, 1930. We used to go to the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth on Fridays with a school group. It would be good to know how his life turned out.

Kathleen Long

Flat 7, 90, Dorset Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 2HS

Tel: (01424) 222489

JANET: Janet was the adopted child of Len and Hilda Short, and once lived in Farlington. I last saw her maybe 30 years ago in the Baffins Pond area and so would be in her 60s. At that time she was married and had children. I would love to make contact and say hello.

Geoff Seymour

Tewantin, Queensland,




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