Where are they now? - Saturday July 28, 2012

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Lonely? We can help you in Portsmouth

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LEE SCHOOL: A Lee School reunion has been arranged for Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Lee Community Centre, Twyford Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 8JU.

It is for those pupils who attended the school during its first 50 years, from 1908-1958 only.

The hall will be open from 1pm-5pm. A charge of £2 per person will be collected at the door.

Mrs Herwig (023) 9247 3883

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, Australia. grkseymour@gmail.com

PEEL: I’d 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 (in Hampshire then, in Dorset now).

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

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. 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


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