Former Chipping Norton School pupils

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Peter Bridges 1950-1957 Login or Register to view email address. Sixth Form, National Service, Light Infantry. The trained as a Craft Teacher at Loughborough. Taught in a Warwickshire High School for twenty eight years. Now part of the local scenery between Binley Woods Coventry and Wolston.
11/12/11
Peter Clacy
1950-1955 Login or Register to view email address. After leaving Chippy went to Oxford Tech to study chemistry. Worked for Blue Circle Cement for 47years managing factories in Scotland, Malaysia, Nigeria and The United Arab Emirates.Married Sylvia in 1965 and we have a son, a daughter and six grandchildren (including two sets of twins). Retired early in 1997 to help my son set up a business in Oxford, living in Sibford with grandchildren, too much garden and six vintage/classic motorcycles. Have little contact with Old Nortonians in my year; Vic Hunt,best man at our wedding sadly died some years ago. Jean Goffe (now Giles) also living in Sibford. Of interest to the Gentleman who was asking after Robert Westecot _ I met him in Dubai where he and his brother Rodney were both working. Robert I think did something with horses and Rodney managed a cold storage company.
10/12/11
Isabel Dunbar 1950-1955

iagrable@global.net

Now Isabel Grable.
want to say i still live in usa missouri
2/1/06
Elizabeth Green 1950-1955 Login or Register to view email address. Now Elizabeth Moate.
I was born in Chippy in 'Oldner Bungalows' where my parents had been billeted, my Mother was a nurse at Chippy Hospital, and my Dad was a bus driver until he died when I was 5 years old, we then moved to Hailey Road. From there we moved to Cambridge I still live in that area, but have never forgotten dear old Chippy.
11/12/05
Wendy Money 1950-1955 Login or Register to view email address. Now Wendy Wearing.
29/01/05
Val Rouse 1950-1955 Login or Register to view email address. Now Val Rouse.
After leaving school I married Gil Rouse (another pupil of the school) We were married for 28 years Before we divorced. Sadly Gil died 4 years ago. We had four children 2 boys and 2 girls. We lost one boy aged 2 days. I became a nurse doing my training in Boston. Later after travelling extensively I changed career and did Social Work training and I became a registered manager in Homes for elderly people. I retired 3 years ago but am now working part time for the Alzheimer,s Society I find this very rewarding and I cannot imagine stopping work all together. I have a wonderful partner, We have been together 10 years. We live in Lincolnshire with our 2 dogs and a cat. I would love to hear from anyone from my school days.
13/06/07
Mary White 1950-1955 Login or Register to view email address. Now Mary Reed.
I am now retired and living now in Leicestershire. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, the youngest of whom is 17. I often wonder about my former class mates -all now retired I expect. I used to live at Ascott under Wychwood, but stay with my Grandmother in New Street during the week. I recently went through Chippy on a nostalgic visit to Ascott and was surprised to see how much the old town has changed. I'd love to hear from
anyone.
14/05/08
Peter Dix 1951-1955 Login or Register to view email address. I would like to hear from anyone that knew me then.
I now live in Witney
24/02/06
Cyril Harris 1951-1955 Login or Register to view email address. Left school 1955 and worked at the Co-op until 1960 then joined the Navy. Took the Mechanicians course in air radio and served 9 yrs.
Left the Navy in 1960 and worked for an office equipment company servicing early computers and word processors. 1988 I took a job in the Electronics and Computer Science Dept. at Southampton University.I have been married for 44 yrs. and have three daughters, 2 grand daughters and 2 grandsons.
My class mates included Harold Smith, Val Peachy, Janet Leech, John Betteridge, Bob Butler, Graham Taplin.
04/08/02
Pauline Kyte 1951-1958 Login or Register to view email address. Now Pauline Goddard.
See entry for Malcolm Goddard.After leaving school, trained as an Infant Teacher. Worked at Hook Norton then moved to Derbyshire with Malcolm. worked there, Herefordshire,then Devon, where we now live, as assistant teacher Deputy Head and Headteacher.
Now retired. Love to hear from any old friends.
14/03/09
Janet (Jan) McDermott 1951-1954 Login or Register to view email address. Now Janet Fischer
Moved from Chippy to Bloxham then to Bicester, then up "north" to Bourne, Lincs. Married 2 children born in Peterborough Maternity Hosp. Moved to Honley near Huddersfield. 1975 move to Brazil, South America, then in 1981 moved to USA and still there. Children married and have given us 5 grandchildren!
13/01/11
Jean Shingler
1951-1956 Login or Register to view email address. Now Jean Ball
Live at Lake Stevens, near Seattle in U.S.
14/04/10
Martin Bemment 1952-1959 Login or Register to view email address. At school from 1952 - 1959
Lived at the National Childrens Home at Penhurst during most of that time ,
then with Mrs Slatter at Combe

Form teachers were Mr Beard, Mr Partridge and Mr Cornwall in 6th form.

Went to 6th college at Jesus College in 1959? With Ken Hoverd and , Malcolm
Goddard. Teachers were Mr Cornwall and Mr Scott according to my written
notes on back of the photograph.

Suffered, and still do, from epilepsy.
15/03/13

Celia Brooks 1952-1957 Not supplied Now Celia Grantham
Now married to John Grantham also Chipping Norton Grammar, living in Salford nr Chipping Norton
Sheila Buckingham 1952-1957 Login or Register to view email address. Now Sheila Praven.
Married Mitchell Praven in 1968. We live in Seattle, WA, USA, where we have two sons and one grandson. I visit Chippy every year where all my family still live. Would love to hear from any former classmates!
25/04/01
Paul Burbidge 1952-1958 Login or Register to view email address.

After leaving school, I did a 6 year electronics apprenticeship at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern, followed by 10 years working in Worcester, then 30 years as a computer hardware engineer with ICL / Fujitsu at Bracknell, Basingstoke and other locations. I live back in Chippy since 1999, having married a Chippy girl, Anne Coleman, widow of the late Phil Barnes who was also a Chippy School pupil. I retired in 2006. Wife Anne died in 2010.

I have a daughter and son from a previous marriage; daughter a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy, flies in Merlin helicopters; son is a graphics designer in London, also married with 2 children.
22/04/12

Mary Holmes 1952-1959 Login or Register to view email address. Now Mary Cousins.
Went to teacher training college from school. Was there any alternative after A levels those days?Taught in London for 3 years then married an raf officer and went to Germany.
Spent the next 30 years moving around between Germany and UK. Now living in London. Have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren .
11/01/02
Michael Lord 1952-1956 Login or Register to view email address. nelson form masters richards,yospur,rogers,arnold,behenna
02/07/05
Brian Moss 1952-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Currently live in Kidlington with my Partner, Caroline. Have 4 children; 2 boys aged 27 and 18 and twin girls aged 16. Worked for Robert Maxwell for 31 years after leaving Chippy school and was a Director of various companies within the Maxwell Group including Pergamon Press in Oxford and the Daily Mirror in London. Currently run a fleet and distribution business in Eynsham,Oxon so if you are looking for a new or used vehicle, talk to me! Would like to hear from any of my contemporaries.
04/08/02
Irene Oliver 1952-1957 Login or Register to view email address. Now Irene Cooke.
Love to hear from anyone who knew me. Had brother John in year above me.
24/03/07
David Smith 1952-1959 Login or Register to view email address.  
John Tillotson 1952-1956 Login or Register to view email address. I was only at chippy for 4 years but remember it with great affection. I just wish there was a way to go back and say thankyou to the teachers.
Do you remember Mr Watts, physics, and Miss Scott who taught maths - and Mr and Mrs Partridge who taught English and Chemistry and Miss Bellwood and Miss Harrap.
And Mr Beard who struggled to teach us French. I has no expectation of ever using it - but go over there now every 6 weeks.
I am still working and live in Codicote in Herts with my wife Ann. We have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.
22/10/06
Barbara Timms 1952-1956 Login or Register to view email address. Now Barbara Pearson.
I have stayed in Oxfordshire and have been married to Graham for 48 years.We have 4 children and eight grandchildren.I retired this year after working as a nursing auxiliary for 22 years. I would love to hear from anyone from my years at Chippy. Does anyone know anything about Liz Ashmore?
18/09/06
Denis Woodhams 1952-1956 Login or Register to view email address. Went into Fleet Air Arm for eleven years and then into hotel business' Now own and run my own hotel in Warwickshire.
Still flying helicopters, aeroplanes and gliders and riding big motorbikes.
Married with two children and six grandchildren.
04/01/02
Patrick Cooper 1953-1961 Login or Register to view email address. hello out there,does anyone remember me,Where are you Dave Pickard,Shadbolt,Kenny Wakefield,I'm sure someone must owe me some money it would be nice to hear from you.
14/7/03
David Franklin 1953-1960 Login or Register to view email address. I well remember travelling from Long Compton to Chippy, over the county border !
Retiring next year from teaching career (Giggleswick, and Head's posts in Birkenhead and Sheffield). Married to Lindy, who is a Methodist Minister; we have two sons aged 31 (a teacher) and 29 (a Vet). Would love to hear from contemporaries !
16/11/01
Malcolm Goddard 1953-1959 Login or Register to view email address. Married to Pauline Kyte (51-58)Enjoyed Drama Club run by John Scott with help from Peter Cornall. Trained as Teacher but soon left the profession due to unexpected children arriving! Had 2 children, now with numerous Grandchildren.
Worked in the Motor Trade most of the time, now retired. Pauline and I would love to be in touch with any of our old mates.
14/03/09
Ray Marshall 1953-1958 Login or Register to view email address. Looking to hear from any of my old school classmates. Worked for BT until 1993 then spent several years doing websites including the Charlbury Town website. Now working for Stagecoach driving buses which must be the best job i ever had. Maybe see some of you when on the service 20 driving the double decker through Chippy
12/6/04
Elspeth McDowall 1953 -1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Elspeth Farrar.
After leaving C.N.G.S. I read English at Sussex University, followed by a PGCE at Exeter, then marriage (no1). I have taught English and special needs for many years and finally set up a dyslexia support department in a Bath school. My son is 41 and works for the Rainforest Foundation. I am divorced (again) and live in Bath where I am involved in chamber music and many other interests after retiring. I still do some part-time support work with undergraduates. I am in touch with Biffy Holmes, Janet Keen, Mike Hendy, and Jean Coltman.Would love to hear form others who remember me and my twin, Anne and sister, Stella.
20/02/10
Valerie Pickett 1953-1958 Login or Register to view email address. Now Valerie Carpenter.
Manager at Chipping Norton Library. Divorced with two grown up sons and one grandson.
Would love to hear from any contemporaries.
15/03/02
Simon Pontin 1953-1956 Login or Register to view email address. After leaving Chippy, I worked for nine months at the Oxford University Press as an apprentice compositor. My parents, my sister and I left for America in June of 1957. I worked several jobs in the States, then joined the US Air Force. After leaving the Air Force in 1963, I worked for Kodak for eight years. I started working as a classical radio announcer as well in 1963. Part time at first and then, in 1971, full time. I'm still (as of Nov. 2008) doing the morning show on WXXI (http://wxxi.org). I've been married twice and have three children and six grandchildren. My second wife, Lois, died of ovarian cancer in 2007. I'm engaged to Christy Simons, a librarian. (28/10/2008)
Patrick Scott 1953-1957 Login or Register to view email address. In same form as Malcolm Goddard ,David Smith, Jasmine Steele and Diane Taplin ect.
20/09/09
Jean Coltman 1954-1957 Login or Register to view email address. Now Jean Pearce
21/04/08
Anthony Crawford 1954-1959 Login or Register to view email address.
04/09/13
Rodney Hugo 1954-1960 Login or Register to view email address. So long ago now! I used to run (espcially in the corridors) and play cricket. Lived in Cotswold Crescent and our house backed onto Mr Miles' garden - the Maths Teacher. Got married to Sandra Clarke and had 4 great sons, David, Richard, Robert and Edward. Most of us ended up working for British Leyland/Rover/MG. I left Rover in 1987 and went into business with my eldest son, David and we still work together in Coventry.
Remember the names Burrows, Peachey, Franklin, Hutchinson, Thornton, Burford and many more. Teachers Harrop, Ransome, Dixon and Heads Martin and Hodgkinson. Email me if you have any memories you want to share or refresh. Anyone know what happened to Miriam Thornton?
5/12/04
David Longshaw 1954-1958 Login or Register to view email address. Great sporting memories especially soccer and cricket.
Does anyone know what happened to Shirley Woodward from Stonesfield.
Be pleased to hear from any old classmates.
04/02/07
Tony Betteridge 1955-1959 Login or Register to view email address. Have lived in Fairford, Glos for the last 37 years, own a shop which I run with my wife we have two children and two lovely grandchildren.
23/09/01
Chris Bolter 1955-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Married to Elaine(nee Godrey)in 65-yes the same girl I went out with at school!
We have 5 children & 4 grandchildren.
Had a really nice reunion today(22 sep 09) with-
John Richards (not seen for 47 years),Andy Adams,Bill Shirley.It was so nice to talk about old times at school.I see Dave(Sam)Pickard & Jessie Hitchcox are members already.What happened to all the other members of our year at Chippy?Names like Geoff Robinson,John Burford Paul Collier,Pete Joshua, Maurice Hatton-to name but a few?Both myself and Elaine would love to he from any of our old(yes you are!)school friends.The school photos we looked at today brought back loads of memories.PLEASE GET IN TOUCH -CHRIS.
27/09/09
Michael Goscombe 1955-1958 Login or Register to view email address. Moved to Southcombe, near Chippy in August '55 at the age of 12+. Started at what was then Chippy Grammar School in Sept '55, in form 2P. Form Master a Mr. Pickett, the P.E. Master Head was P.W. Martin. I also remember Mr. Ransome, Misses Bellwood & Dixon, Mr. Beard, Mr. C.E.N. Watts, and others. Left School in July '58, worked for a time at Hitchmans Mineral Water Factory(Where Hitchman Drive is now), later for Smiths Industries in Witney (in the '60s), then for almost 23.5 years at A.E. Malins in Oxford. Since mid 1995 I have run the "Radio Workshop" (still Trying to!), currently, Ironically from a cellar in West Street that used to be Hitchmans Brewery whilst also working in Threshers Off-Licence in Chippy. Other than when away on training courses I have always lived in Chippy
29/10/04
Gloria Harvey 1955-1959 Login or Register to view email address. Now Gloria Newman.
I entered Chippy school in the 4th form (4P with Mr Prtridge), arriving from chipping Campden school. I am still working - teaching special Needs in the Bracknell area. I live in Sandhurst, having married a soldier. We have two sons.
04/01/02
Keith Hitchcox 1955-1960 Login or Register to view email address. I have lived in South Africa since 1966. would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
21/10/05
Mary Lovegrove 1955-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Moved to the states 10 years ago.. have only been back once for a visit, would love to hear from anyone who remembers me
13/04/02
Dave Pickard 1955-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Left Chippy in 1960 and worked for my father for seven years during which I got involved in the 60,s music scene with band management. Got bred with that so joined the Royal Marines in Feb. 1967. After gaining the commando green beret I went into active service in Aden.I also served in Malaya, Singapore, visiting Australia & Maldives, invalided out in 1971 with leg injuries. Married Barbara,a Naval nurse and moved to Chepstow in 72, divorced 77.
Met current wife Maggie a dentist and married in 1980. We have two sons, Tim who is 18 and just got into Worcester Uni. and Josh who 13. Tim has played rugby for Wales 5 times at Junior and youth level and currently plays for Newport Youth as a tight head prop. We live just outside Monmouth in Wales.Look forward to hearing from any of my old school pals.
10/09/04
Jan(et) Tipping 1955-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Janet Cloet.
Living in harmony with 9 chickens, 6 cats & 1 husband (2nd) at the foot of the Burton Dassett Country Park in the southern depths of Warwickshire.

In regular contact with Dorothy Timms & Dawn Summers. Would like to know about anyone else that used to terrorise the other hockey teams!!
Have recently (28th September) had a reunion of our year at the Albion Tavern in Chippy. Next reunion planned for Saturday 27th September 2003.
Anyone interested let me know. We had 17 people this year and want more next year.
04/10/02

Barbara Widdows 1955-1959 Login or Register to view email address. Now Barbara Blundell.
21/09/03
Robert Barnes 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Worked as Senior Management Accountant for Rover and BMW where I served for 40 years until I retired 4 years ago. Married to Tricia for 41 years and have two lovely daughters - Julie and Debbie both married and we have two grandchildren who we spoil! When Tricia retired we moved out of Oxfordshire to Milton Keynes to be nearer the family. Spend most of my time serving on the local council and committees. Always grateful to the Grammar School for giving me the education and motivation that stood me in good stead thereafter.
07/06/09
Rodney Blackman 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Hello,
I am looking for an old friend called Robert Westecott. We were in school together at Chippy and then he left to join the army while I went onto a job in cable jointing. Since being at school with him I do not know what has happened to him or where he went. I would be very grateful for any information which anyone has about him. I would also like to hear from anyone else who knew me well or were in any of my classes at school.
10/05/01
Brian Cooper
1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Retired March 2007 now living in beautiful Woolacombe, North Devon. Son, daughter and three (soon to be four) grandchildren.
25/10/08
Stella Gardner 1956-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Enjoyed my years at Chipping Norton Grammar.

Possibly only remembered for my athletic skills, and of course hockey!!!

Had a varied career. Joined the Bournemouth Police Force and had a very exciting twelve years. Left to have a family, two boys, both attended University and have since gone on to excellent employment. Now caring for the elderly in beautiful Purbeck, Dorset.Have enjoyed two reunions for ex pupils over the last two years. Another planned for next year.
02/01/04

Keith Goodway 1956-1960 Login or Register to view email address. STILL LIVING IN CHIPPING NORTON MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN KIM AND SHANE AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN
08/11/03
Jenny Guy 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Jenny Carrington.
18/03/12
Martin Harvey 1956-1960 Login or Register to view email address. On leaving Chippy school in 1960, I took up a career of being a carpenter & joiner.
Working firstly at Shipston on Sour, then Stratford upon Avon, both in Warwickshire.
I returned to Chippy to be employed by Sole Brothers Ltd in Albion Street.
I then found myself back at Chippy school doing maintainence of the building for the next 29 years, whilst employed at Soles.
Also maitaining all schools from Great Rollright through to Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Shipton and Milton etc.
I think that I enjoyed spending these last years working at Chippy school, more than I ever did as a pupil.
Anyone who new me as a pupil or since please get in touch.
23/05/03
Christine (Chris) Howling
1956-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Now Christine Brundrett. 
I trained in Hotel & Catering on leaving school and met my husband, Stuart at the Crown & Cushion in Chippy. We managed hotels in Cheshire, East Anglia, London and West Sussex before settling in Timperley, Cheshire, Stuart's home town, in 1977. I have worked for IBM UK for the last 25 years.
We have one son, Anthony, who is an SSM in the Royal Engineers. Would love to hear from anyone in my year at school as a few of us are trying to arrange a reunion for later on this year, (2004).
11/02/2004
Helen Murphy 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Helen Evans
03/04/04
Anne Priestland
1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Anne Webb
Worked as a PA at Morris Motors in Oxford, married Norman in 1965 (whom I lost in June 2005 just before our Ruby Wedding Anniversary). We had a daughter, Helen, who we lost to cancer in 2001, and now have her son Ben 16 and doing 'A' levels living with me who keeps me both young and poor! We also had three boys, two who live locally and one in Norfolk, who is very useful for the odd long weekend. For over 20 years Norman was unable to do much due to a very dodgy heart so I was the one who went to work, working at Blenheim Palace for years where I met Terry Stokes, the fire alarm man, Rodney Blackman and Brian Shadbolt who both worked for BT.

I have kept in touch with Gill Brown and Sue Tait since leaving school and this summer we got together for the first time to celebrate Gill (the baby!) being 60 by going to Stamford, Lincs for a party. We have since met up with 'the school photo' and intend to meet again when the new grandchildren (Gills and mine) have arrived. Does anyone fancy a reunion? Do let us know.
01/01/07

John Richards
1956-1963 Login or Register to view email address. One of few to successfully graduate from The College Of Air Training Hamble Jan 1966.
Joined BEA as co pilot on the Trident aircraft European routes to as far as Beirut, Tel Aviv and Ankara.
Became Captain 1974 flying Viscount and BAC 1-11 mainly as Training Captain/Examiner Management. Converted to B747-100/200 in 1983, operating mainly to Caribbean, North America, Middle, Far East and Africa. Then B747-400 in 1990 with long range (12 to 15 hour flights) to South America and Far East. BA Base Captain for 5 years in Sydney.
Compulsory retirement from BA after 32 years in 1997. Joined Korean Air, first ever foreign licensed Korean Flight Examiner. Ops mainly Pacific ( Hawaii, Fiji Guam etc)
Now retired living in Warwickshire and Spain, and when not still travelling, CAA licensed Flight Examiner/Instructor on small private aircraft, inc. my own!
Married for 42 years, two gorgeous Doctor daughters and 4 lovely grand children inc. identical twin girls!!
Love to hear from old school pupils. Encountered Paul Hobkinson; Mike Peachey; Bill Shirley; Chris Boulter; Andy Adams; and Keith Hitchcox in recent years
04/02/11
David Sparks 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. I was at Chippy Grammar during the Headships of Mr.Martin and Mr.Hobkinson;my form teachers were Miss Bellwood,Mr.Ransome,Mr.Par tridge and Mr.Wright.I retired in 2003 after 38 years in Banking,plus a 5yr. spell working in Spain.Now living in Shipston-on-Stour,Warwickshire with 2nd. wife of 28 yrs. and have 5 grandchildren.My UK Banking career took me to Swindon,Bristol,Oxford,Aldershot,Basingstoke,Sunningdale,Stratford- upon-Avon and Leamington Spa.Would like to make contact with any of my contemporaries.
12/6/04
Neil Thornton 1956-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Hi,
Anyone who went to school with me and fancy a chat, please feel free to email me, I am still working, I married Valerie Edgington from Chipping Norton, we have two children, Richard, who is now 35 yrs old, he joined the Royal Marines when he was nearly 18 yrs old and is Seargent now,he has been to many places all over the world,he is doing very well,Richard is getting married this September to a Lovely young lady, her name is Roslyn Denson, Emma, our youngest is 32 yrs old, Emma is still single, and is working at the Ace Center in Chipping Norton, she is a assitant manager in her department, and also doing very well, Valerie is too still working,doing a really good job in Oxford Social Services with Rapid Response, that now brings you onto me.after working at Parker Knoll for over 32 yrs, I am now a Landscape Gardener, which I really love, should have done it years ago, so anyone who I was at school with would like a chat, please fel free to do so!!
03/05/09
Rosalyn Tustian 1956-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Now Rosalyn Thompstone.
I left school and then attended the school of art in banbury where i achieved a level in dress design and making.I then worked for my parents in their poultry unit and fitted in some fashion modelling locally.I married in 1967, lived at Napton nr Southam then Warmingtn,Ratley and now at Burton Dassett.I was widowed 5 yrs ago and have two daughters and one grandson.Those who remember me for my love of horses will not suprised to know i still ride and my daughters do.
09/06/07
Stephen Barnett 1957-1963 Login or Register to view email address. I started at the school when it was just the central core. I rememeber teachers - Smiler Miles who turned me on to maths and logic, Spotty Watts whose style of writing up experiments I still use, Eddy Wright who got me to like the written word, and many others. I've just retired early after 25 years in the nuclear industry, mostly doing technical stuff. Looking forward to running a bike shop and doing a bit of cycling.
25/05/02
Gillian (Gill) Brown 1957-1962? Login or Register to view email address.

Now Gillian Bolton.
Moved to live in Chippy (8 Middle Row- was a hairdressers then) with my brother Phil and mum in 1957. I did about a term at the girls school (Burford Road?) where I remember Anne and Julie being very kind to me as a new girl and then went to the Grammar probably, in the first year of it being joined with the secondary. I remember the chaos of tramping between the two sites, constantly being wet and late despite rushing. My brother did about 18 months at the boys school down Church Street before joining the Grammar. We left in about 1962 moving to live near Oxford and I lost touch with most friends. I am married with two children and two grandchildren. Would be happy to hear from anyone who remembers me or my brother.

September 2006. At my belated 60th birthday I had 2 special guests - Anne (Priestland) and Sue (Tait) We had not seen each other for over 40 years.We have since met up again, in a garden centre cafe and spent at least 4 hours talking and drinking several pots of tea! Just lovely catching up on our lives and remembering names and events. As well as passing the age of 60 I now have 3 grandchildren and another one on the way early 2007
14/10/06

Ryan Dix 1957-1962 Login or Register to view email address. On leaving started in meat trade,stayed in it for 30 years decided it was not for me and became professional photographer taking photographs of anyone and anything to earn a shilling.Married for 30yrs with two daughters 29 and 25 and living in Cirencester.
15/03/02
Brenda Dowdeswell 1957-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Brenda Shepherd.
Married to Alec, have two grown up children and one grandson.Living in chippy.Would like to hear from anyone from the "old days"
06/05/02
Trevor Evans 1957-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Hello, Still Living in Chipping Norton. I'll be glad to hear from anyone who knew me!!
15/03/02
David Hall 1957-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Left Chippy for Nottingham University and joined Gillette as a market research trainee. Since then have been in various marketing related positions and am now reaching the end of my career and looking forward to retirement!
Still keen on golf but not playing that much better than when it distracted me from schoolwork.
Married, living in Watford with two grown up 'boys' who have fled the nest (thank goodness!)but whom we see often.
Very pleased to enjoy Keith Hainsworth's company at my 60th birthday bash.
18/02/05
John Hunt 1957-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Still resident in Chipping Norton.
Would be pleased to hear from any old school mates!
21/04/01
Nicholas Kennedy 1957-1964 Login or Register to view email address. I have been married to Marilyn for 33 years and have lived in Abingdon/Radley since 1976.We had two sons James and Adam. Tragically James died in 1998. Adam has made his career in the Royal Engineers and has visited the hot spots in the world during the last few years. I am now retired after 40 years with Oxfordshire County Council as a Senior Finance Officer and am now self employed working on a consultancy basis to software companies and Local Authorities.For those of you that remember me I was more interested in sport than my education. Still the case to a certain extent but more as a spectator than participant.All good things must come to an end.
11/01/06
Terry Stokes 1957-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Well Well fancy finding this site after so long.After I left school I left Chippy though my parents lived there until their deaths.I lodged and worked in Oxford before moving to Southampton,on to a brief time in the Army.Thence to East grinstead,the Bahamas,to London and now for twenty years in a small village in South Northants.I have happy memories of friends in Chippy Grammar and still regularly meet up with Peter Hugo and less often with Brian Withers.We were the fellas with the lanterns and butterfly nets.We are all still involved with butterflies and moths with our local groups.So we all have happy memories of Miss Harrops lessons.I still remember almost all the friends from those years Mike Bridges,Paddy Huckin,Amy Rassmussen,Janet Cooper and many more.I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me for good or bad!!
23/09/05
Sue Tait 1957-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Sue Knights
I am now retired (hooray!) and so have time to look at websites like this. I have three daughters and three granddaughters. For the last thirty or so years I have lived in the Vale of the White Horse, south Oxfordshire. Last year I worked as a lockkeeper on the Thames (for those of you who can see my email address - this will be obvious!) It is a super job. If any of you remember me and would like to get in touch, please do, I would be pleased to hear from you. Last week (early September 2006) I met up with Anne Webb (nee Priestland) and we travelled to Lincolshire to party with Gill Bolton (nee Brown). It was the first time I had seen Gill in 45 years!
18/09/06
Algy Anderson 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. 01/07/06
Barbara Barnes 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Barbara Gregory.
Trained at Horton General Hospital 1965. Have been living in New Zealand for past 30 years.

We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I would love to hear from any old friends.
11/10/03

June Bloomfield 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now June Benton.
I was at Adlestrop Park Boarding School form 1958-1963 I am looking for former Pupils form these years. I have found Roger Stephens who was a former Pupil he is also looking for former Pupils from Adlstrop like me these Pupils were there at a round the same time as us:-
Ann Bannell
Peter Bannell
Antoinette Kennedy?
Doreen Burgess
Kathleen Watkins
Felicity Keen?
Susan cook
Peter Cook
Jimmy Handley
Michael Smythe
Alan & Ray Playford (Twins)
Christopher Priest
Ian Wippy
Richard Clements
Arther Stanton
Philip Brigges
Chris Osbourne

if you know any of these people plese contact me via email at jubenton@deloitte.co.uk
30/07/06

Robert Coltman 1958-1965 Login or Register to view email address. After 40 years as an engineer in the motor industry I am now retired. Happily divorced with two grown up girls and two (soon to be 4) grandchildren.
29/04/07
Judith Cripps 1958-1964 Login or Register to view email address. Now Judith Miller.
24/01/04
Sandra Feijo 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Sandra Wyman
Now on the point of retiring. Career mainly in teaching with a brief period as an education policy officer. Retired on ill-health grounds in 1994. Ran own business for a while from 1997 - 2002, then worked part-time. Married for 30 years, now widowed. Live in Leeds at present but planning to move to Northumberland in the next year or so. Present major interest combines Art (my best subject) and Needlework (my worst - I was definitely bottom of the class) - I spend a lot of time making arty textiles and love doing it. Would love to here from anyone from my time at Chippy.
18/05/08
Stanley Goscombe 1958-1960 Login or Register to view email address. Although I still have a home in Chipping Norton, where my brother Michael still resides, I currently live with my fiancée-partner, Janice, in a village called Wymington in Bedfordshire, although it has a Northamptonshire Postcode because it's attached to Rushden. I do visit with my brother roughly once a week as it's only a 116-mile round-trip. By and large I am kept up-to-date with local affairs such as the fire at the 'Blue Boar' a few weeks back
(SG-08/01/2009)
Pat Herbert 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Pat Dunlop
Since joining website I have made contact with quite a few ex Chippy folk. Some I have found on Friends Reunited.
17/11/07
Peter Hugo 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. 15/08/09
Rodger Hutchison 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. I now live in Wales with my wife Joyce, we have two girls and we now have three grandaughters and a grandson.
I still have friends in Chippy that we are in contact with although we have been in Wales for 28years.Joyce's Dad was the caretaker of the school from 1964.
I used to play football for the school and I was in Form B or T, I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me names like Malcolm Hatton, Shaun Leath, Algy Anderson, Wendy Hawtin, Sandra Sheffield, Calvin Healy etc etc.
12/04/02
Sean Leith 1958-1963 Login or Register to view email address. When in reflective moody I look back fondly of the time spent at Chippy.
29/08/10
Chris Matthews 1958-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Joined the Royal Navy from school in Jan 1963, travelled the world and left the RN in 1987 having completed 24 years not so unblemished service!
On leaving the Navy ran a pub, 'The Redlands Inn' in Fareham. Emigrated to Australia in 1988. Lived in Sydney for 13 years and moved up to the Central Coast of NSW to a small place called Wadalba. Married to Sue for the last 35 years and working for Honeywell since we arrived in Oz. My sister Gayle Matthews (now Hunter)lives in Sydney having emigrated in 1974.
Love to hear from anyone who remembers me or "our kid"
04/02/06
Trevor Payne 1958-1965 Login or Register to view email address. Living in Middle Barton. Happily married with two grown up children(who are also both married). I have been completely retired since 2007. We now have two lovely grandsons to keep us occupied. I would love to hear from old school friends.
29/08/10
Chris Baldwin 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Married to Judith (nee Franklin) who left school the same year that I did. She went on to Madeley College and I went on VSO to Jamaica. A year of teaching taught me that the school teaching profession was not for me so I dropped my place at Loughbrough and instead went to Liverpool University where I got both a BSc and a PhD in geology. I taught for ten years at UEA in Norwich and then left to become Chair of the Geology Department at Boston University here in the USA. Later I became Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at BU but left there seven years ago to become Dean of Arts and Sciences here at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. One year ago I stepped down as Dean and I am now Professor of Geology - both teaching and doing research, This year Judith and I celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. We have two children: Adam who is an architect in Dallas, and Chloe who is just completeing a biochemistry degree at the University of Texas at Austin.
We live on 30 acres (very green and very wooded - very unlike the typical image of Texas) in east Texas, about 65 miles north of Houston. We have a nice connection with the Cotswolds as we own seven sheep including two of the Cotswold breed (Our sheep are all named after famous "strumpets" and include Nell Gwynn, Madame de Sevigny, The Duchess of Alba, Cammila Parker Bowles, Monica Lewinsky, and the two Cotswolds who are Mandy Rice Davis and Kristine Keeler. They are all guarded by a donkey called Mrs. Simpson who is supervised by a dog called Mr. Darwin. The dog and donkey do frequent battle with coyotes and with the odd Bobcat that predates our chickens!
14/07/01
Janet Beard 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Now Janet Jones.
I trained as a teacher at Nottingham after leaving Chippy. I taught in Cambrideshire , mainly in Ely until December 1966, when we moved to Cornwall ,as my husband retired and I gave up teaching. I have been married twice and have two boys from my first marriage : Daniel who is a retail consultant for Michael Page in Manchester, and lives with his wife Jennifer (a dentist) in Glossop; Patrick who has just gained a BSc from Sheffield in Web design and networking, and is working for himself. I have two step-daughters,who have both presented us with Grandchildren (or ,in my case step- grandchildren)!! At the moment we live in a small village near Helston and Ken, my husband, teaches piano, while I work part-time in a bookshop in Truro. We have two cats, 16 goldfish (in outside ponds ) and spend lots of our time walking, gardening and singing with a local church group. Living where we do, we see a lot of visitors, but would love to hear from 'old' school friends.
05/10/01
Derek Brooks 1959-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Having left with a very uninspiring school achievement record, a spell in the Alcan factory laboratories left me bored. Various undistiguished jobs eventually settled into a career as a plumber which I have now been for 30 odd years, working for myself most of the time. I now live in the East Riding of Yorkshire with my wife of 32 years. I have two sons, 27 and 25. The youngest son works with me as a plumber, the eldest is a chocolate factory manager, and about to make me a grandfather for the firstb time. After four heart attacks and being on the provisional list for a heart transplant and being diabetic, I had my doubts as to whether I would ever see a grandchild!! I still have an acute interest in aircraft and used to fly a Shadow microlight until health put a stop to that. I still fly radio controlled model aircraft, a hobby I have pursued for more years that I care to remember. I lived at Little Chew and was in the same form as Rex Longshawe.
28/12/02
Julie Burden 1959-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Julie Ham.
17/04/04
Patricia Cousins 1959-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Patricia Miller
Married twice, second time to Ken for nearly 30 years. We have 4 daughters between us and 10 grandchildren. I was a secretary/PA for over 30 years, latterly for Early's of Witney,unfortunately the site is now houses, with everyone being made redundant in 2001. Now I work escorting special needs children to school and college, which is quite rewarding.
24/4/06
Linda Critcher 1959-1961 Login or Register to view email address. Now Linda Cook.
it is so long ago i cannot remember the exact time i was there but i have looked at the list and recognise some names. my sister dawn and i were friendly with sandra benwell and paul huckins brother, paddy married my best friend - sue newton
18/02/05
Michael Cross 1959-1964 Login or Register to view email address. ex-Chad. Long time ago.
Judith Franklin 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Now Judith Baldwin.
I live just outside Huntsville, Texas. I work as an Historical Interpreter at Sam Houston Memorial Museum. I am married to Chris Baldwin, also a former pupil of Chipping Norton School.You can find details about our family under his name.
22/03/02
Philip Gould 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Living in moreton in marsh. any news regarding old friends welcome but would like any info on old pal steve weston.
13/05/01
Wes Harris 1959-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Still living in Chippy,married to Mary for 33 years, two daughters Stephanie and Francesca,two grandchildren, Dominic and Evie May.Currently working as a courier/delivery driver after taking voluntary redundancy from Parker Knoll after 29 years.Would be nice to here from anybody who went to school with me.
21/5/06
Peter ( Jock) Hutchison 1959-1964 Login or Register to view email address. Best remembered as Jock Hutchison, still living in Chippy, married with two children both former pupils, Gavin & Jolene age 24 & 22, married to Maria (Oliveri) also former pupil. Still involved with Football and playing Golf.
Would be interested to hear from anyone in my year or above.
09/11/01
Teresa Keates 1959-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Now Teresa Paul.
06/06/02
Ann Morris 1959-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now Ann Linnington.
Living In Chipping Norton With Husband, Peter And Have Three Grown-Up Children, John, Neil And Kay, And One Granddaughter, Hannah.
15/05/11
Simon Quail 1959-1965 Login or Register to view email address. After leaving school Christmas 1964, I joined the Merchant Navy and after many many years gained my Master Mariners Certificate ( Foreign Going). I lived in Australia 1970-74.
Married an English girl, returned to UK in 1974, went to Nottingham, got a BEd.degree and now I am headmaster of a prep school in Surrey. I have 3 children:
2 nurses and 1 mechanical engineer, the latter now at Nottingham! Eldest daughter Jo died aged 25, 30/8/03 after a tyre blow out Fitzroy Crossing, W Australia, whilst on another gap year.
29/10/04
Elizabeth Ransome 1959-1964 Login or Register to view email address. Now Elizabeth Silverwood-Cope. 
I live in Colchester and have done so for the last 30+ years. I have 4 children in their late 20s or early 30s. No grandchildren and no teachers amongst us, though my brother's (Stephen)daughter is a teacher and so is his wife.Look forward to hearing from anyone who may remember me.
23/02/03
Martin Saunders 1959-1964 Login or Register to view email address. Any one who remembers me from either Chippy Grammar or Churchill Primary (1956-1959) Please get in touch. My folks emigrated to the then Rhodesia in 1964 and I've recently returned and would love to meet any old friends.
18/11/02
Sandra Sheffield 1959-1962 Login or Register to view email address. Now Sandra Douglas
sandra sheffield now sanda douglas living at cleveley near enstone
31/08/11
Colin Woodward 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Went to Birmingham University, BSc in Chemistry then PhD in Microbiology. Research Fellow in Micro till 1978 then Clinical Scientist at Public Health Laboratory in Leeds. Early retirement, in several voluntary groups.
18/09/05

Martin Scarsbrook
1959-1965 mscarsbrook@btinternet.com 01/01/09
Nigel Witts 1959-1963 Login or Register to view email address. Now living in Gloucester Married to Joanne nee(Townsend) just celebrated our 40th wedding aniverary. have son Simon aged 39 & daughter Claire aged 37. Now semi retired and enjoying a more relaxed life working for a property managing company.Still enjoying clay pigeon shooting and holidaying in our caravan
12/02/11
Colin Woodward 1959-1966 Login or Register to view email address. Went to Birmingham University, BSc in Chemistry then PhD in Microbiology. Research Fellow in Micro till 1978 then Clinical Scientist at Public Health Laboratory in Leeds. Early retirement, in several voluntary groups.
18/09/05