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Ex-pats chatroom - Thinking of Nottinghamshire, England?


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12th August 2002
Looking for Friends

I am trying to locate Kathleen Cassidy. This is her maiden name. She lived on Bluebell Hill Road just around the corner from Monk Street. We spent lots of time together especially down at the Ice Rink. Skated together in the Pantommimes. If you are out their Kathleen or anyone who knows her please email me. Would love to hear from you.

Sheila Shoun(nee Harby)
Colorado USA
8th August 2002
Roundhill Infant School 1949

Beeston Nottingham 1949 Roundhill Infant School It was a wooden hut type of school but a great place of learning. If anyone went there please drop me an email. Also Beeston Fields Secondary School around the time of our Queen's Coronation. I have lived in Canada since 1975 and love it but sometimes I miss a good pint of Shipstones or Home Ales - both gone by the wayside now I hear, pity.

Frank Lowe
Vancouver, Canada
7th August 2002
wendy elms

WENDY ELMS My name is luigi butti and live in Verona, I met Wendy in Shanghai almost 15 years ago. She is from Nottingham and was studying Chinese in Leeds University. We met in Leeds last time I saw her, she has a daughter now, she should be 10. I'm seriously looking for her. My e-mails are: ZAMSCO@iol.it luigi.butti@katamail.com

Luigi Butti
Verona Italy
6th August 2002
Looking for old school chums

Am trying to locate Pauline Danby, Pat Cullen and Ann Pugh. All maiden names of course. Pat and Ann went to my school, Pierrepont. Carlton, Nottm. If anyone else out there who may remember me who whent to my school 1948 thru 1952 would love to hear from you. If you are out there would love to hear from you. Also anyone who knows Maureen Butterworth and her whereabouts. Her and I left England in 1960 to join the Ice Capades in the USA. Courtney Attenborough, if you are out there would love to hear from you also.

Sheila Shoun(nee Harby)
Canon City, Co. USA
2nd August 2002
West Bridgeford

John & Carol Hall would love to hear from any old friends. We lived in West Bridgeford from the mid fifties untill 1974 when we moved to Africa. We have been living for the past 23 years on a diamond mine in Namibia. On a recent visit (July 2002)we went for a drink in a pub at the end of Stratford Road (near Central Avenue). We used to live accross the road in the conrner house (Bridgeford Road). How Nottingham has changed and what a stark contrast compared to Africa.

John & Carol Hall
Oranjemund, Namibia.
2nd August 2002
Jonnie Young

Anyone know the whereabouts of Jonnie Young, late of Patterson Road, Hyson Green. Worked at Bulwell Drill Hall (South Notts Hussars)

Ron Haines
Noosa Heads, Australia
2nd August 2002
Corpus Christi School Ruddington

My name is Margaret and i went to Corpus Christi RC school, I left in 1963 and was hoping to contact old school chums and yes it is now called The Becket. If Marie Rothwell or Christine Coombs remembers me please get in touch, i'll be extremly happy to hear from you. Remember when we went to see the Beetles?!!!!

Margaret Taylor
Nottingham
1st August 2002
OLD

As a young man i had the pleasure of meeting a very nice family, of course the attraction was the daughter whose name as I remember was Alwyn, I had a few memorable visits to Braybrook, Nottingham about 1947--48 ( giving away my age now) and never ever kept up the association. With the modern technolgy and the wonder of your site ,,maybe someone has a connection to the family. The sirname being Asher.It would be wonderfull just to say Hi.. to a past memory SO !!! who knows. Regards ernieducky.. Melbourne Australia..

ernest thompson
ocean grove,Vic., Australia
1st August 2002
KRAUSE OF GOODLIFE STREET

I AM TRYING TO TRACE ANYONE THAT NEW THE KRAUSES OF GOODLIFE STREET HYSON GEEN EMAIL ME.

tess

31st July 2002
alison muir

I have been trying to find Alison's whereabouts for about a year now. We were at Trent College together in 1979 and 1980 and lost touch fairly soon after when she went to Oxford and I joined the Navy. I now live in Memphis, Tennessee and have had no luck finding her on the Trent College website. I am originally from Nottingham, although I lived in the Long Eaton area from 1972 to 1980. The schools I went to were Robert Shaw, Portland Junior School, Harrington Junior and Trent College. Very definitely a Forest fan living in exile in the Bible Belt.

Ricki Barnes
Memphis, USA
girlfriends from Edale school!
ayup all you old girls out there, i'm coming over to Nottm Aug 9th, would love to catch up with my old friends from school,Bridgit Handley,Kath Mellors,Dianne Drain,Christine Bell,Bev Parkin and Christine Zedgit to name a few, we all left school around 1967, now living in New Zealand, married to Keith and we have three girl's.I will be with sisters Joy and Bunny,hope to bump into one of you. Julie Buckley [Grant]

Julie Buckley
Wellington New Zealand
29th July 2002
looking for old friends

My mother [Margaret - nee Neale] would like to hear from Jean Ross [nee Phillips] who used to live at Cowper Road, Woodthorpe. She thinks Jean moved to Canada in 1956/7. She remembers much of Nottingham, also would like to know where Sheila Reeve [nee Naylor] is now . Many thanks.

Katy Selby
Cornwall
22nd July 2002
Henry Whipple Padstow Secondary

Anyone out there who attended in early fifties when Mr Bond was head master. Miss Tew deputy. Now residind Perth W.A. Would like to recieve e mail

James Gell
Perth Western Australia
22nd July 2002
Nottingham in the 80's

Hello all to those who know of me. Left in 87 and came to Sydney Australia. Had a great time in Nottingham, namely clubbing it at Ritzy's, Madisons and Easy Street but loved the Orchards. Played soccer for Parkhead and Padstow and recently met a guy who played against us for Clifton All Whites. His name was Dean Hennessey and lives in Melbourne. He scouts for Derby County and has set up an academy down under. I think for those in Australia we should have an Ex Pat party. All of you that are interested please email me. It has to be strictly pies mushy peas and heaps of beer (shipstones)

Roger Dosanjh
Sydney Australia
20th July 2002
Tracing Deborah

It was in 1979 since I began to listen to BBC world service when I was a secondary student in China. In 1983, I made a British penfriend via BBC. We exchanged corespondences for several years, including campact cassettes and pictures, and so on and so forth. Unfortunately, we lost contact after my graduation. Now I have come to the University of Nottingham to do my LLM here and I would like to trace her so as to contact her. I was just wondering if you could offer me some help in doing so. To be honest, I have been a devoted and loyal audience of BBC, and I learned a lot from your programmes such as Question and Answers, Just A Moment,Can I Help You, Sadrina Project, Walter and Connie, Follow Me, Follow Me in Science,Bidding for Power,and so on.The process of tracing her could be regarded as a contribution to the development of freindly relations between British and Chinese peoples, and therefore it is both conducive and worth-while doing so. All the informations about her I can provide is as follows: Her name is Deborah Ann(?)Brown, Deb for short, lived in a town(or district)called "Swinton", in Nottingham(?), her hair was curled, her fiance at the time was Malcolm, she liked collecting toys, she sent me a compact cassette recording the most popular songs at the time, including "Do you really want to hurt me ?","New Life","Ghost"and so on. My name was "Little Red", and I was an English major at Anhui Normal University in China. I still have several pictures of her and I have brought them with me to the UK.I am always dreaming of her and looking forward to seeing her before I go back to China. As you can understand it is quite rare to meet an old penfriend in her home country, and possibly I will not be able to meet her in my whole life if I missed this cherished opportunity. I am thinking if you could find her address in your penfreind files recorded in 1980's, or from the magazine entitled BBC English, or just ask your audience (or even police) for help. I should be grateful if you could donate your generous assistance for me.Your early notice and consideration will be highly appreciated. Note: I came back to China last November and found another quick note she wrote to me from Ravenshead, Nottingham on 07/01/1984. SHENG Hongsheng LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict School of Law Nottingham University shenghongsheng@yahoo.co.uk

Hongsheng SHENG
Beijing, China
19th July 2002
LOOKING FOR AN OLD SCHOOL FRIEND

I am organising a school reunion for The Rawlett High School in Tamworth. I am looking for a Phillip Haywood, he left this school in 1985. He lives in Nottingham with his wife who I think is called Kerry (I think she works in Boots), and I believe he works for UPS. Desperately trying to find him so that he can come to this reunion. If anyone knows where he is please e mail me on caroline.salmon@ntlworld.com. Thanks

Caroline Salmon (McBain)
Tamworth
10th July 2002
Looking for old friends.

Am trying to locate Pauline Danby, Pat Cullen and Ann Pugh. All maiden names ofcourse. If you are out there would love to hear from you. Also anyone who knows Maureen Butterworth and her whereabouts. Courtney Attenborough, would love to hear from you also.

Sheila Shoun(nee Harby
Canon City Co. USA
10th July 2002
Nottingham

Anyone from Bramcote hills grammer school class of 67? Beeston lads club boys brigade,remenber the Dungeon,Beechcomber,Britt away 16 years i really miss Nottingham anyone who remembers me pleasedrop me a mail im very nostalgic seeing this site...Tim Northern Marbella Spain

Tim Northern
Marbella Spain
8th July 2002
Nottingham

Hi ,like you all i now live abroad (Spain)i have a little boy who dosent even speak English! but im always thinking of Nottingham and maybe one day coming (home)!id love to hear from anyone whos made a new life abroad but is from Nottingham im 50 years old left Bramcote Hills Grammar in around 1967 ive been away for 15 years now great to hear from anyone whod like to drop me a mail Tim-----

Tim Northern
Marbella Spain
8th July 2002
Patricia wright

I am looking for a person called Patricia Wright, well wright is her maiden name dont know her married name. She is the one and only cousin I have her dad cyril wright was my dads brother, there was also another brother ernest wright who was married to Doris wright Cyril was married to Mary wright, if anyone knows the where abouts of Paricia please email me i would be so grateful/ Patricia was a flowergirl at my wedding 26 years ago . my name is Leonie Tindall nee wright now living in toronto canada. The wrights lived in Newark Nottingham

Leonie Tindall
toronto, ontario canadaanda
6th July 2002
FOREST

To Dan Bassford in TORONTO YES THERE ARE...I am one Drop me an email if you want.
Cheers

Paul
TORONTO CANADA

1st July 2002
Forest - Toronto

I see from some of the posts that there are a number of Nottingham expats living in Ontario. Does anyone know if there are any Forest supporters here?

Dan Bassford
Toronto, ON
6th July 2002
THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET.

MY NAME IS WENDY ROBERTSON[CLOUGH]
CAME TO AUSTRALIA WITH MY FAMILY IN 1967.

WENT TO ROLANDGREEN SECONDRY MODERN SCHOOL.

I USED TO LIVE IN RUPERT STREET NOTTINGHAM, BUT I HERE IT ALL WAS PULLED DOWN YEARS A GO MY FATHERS NAME IS JAMES THOMAS CLOUGH,HAS A BROTHER RONALD , MATHEW, SISTERS VERA AND BETTY. WHICH HE HASNT SEEN SINCE HE WAS YOUG WHEN THEY WERE PUT IN A HOME WHEN THERE MOTHER RAN AWAY WITH AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.

MY MOTHER WAS DOROTHY MAUD CLOUGH[DENMAN] HAD A SISTER LILIAN, BROTHERS PAT, BRIAN,PETER, RONALD,DOES ANY BODY REMEMBER US .ANY SCHOOL FRIENDS REMEMBER ME WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY BODY THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS OH BY THE WAY I HAVE A SISTER CHRISTINE DESIREEN AND A BROTHER COLIN.WOULD LOVE TO COME HOME ONE DAY FOR A VISIT.

I WAS 12 WHEN I LEFT NOTTINGHAM
THANKYOU. ALL THE BEST TO YOUR READERS

WENDY ROBERTSON
TOWNSVILLE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.
5th July 2002
Missing Nottingham

Just moved to sunny Lafayette in the heart of Louisianna - love the weather but missing everything and everyone I know in Nottingham. If anyone is in the South and fancies a chat then please drop me a mail - will even chat about those Reds, which is had hard thing considering I am a Nott's fan ;-)

Marc
Lafayette, LA, USA
1st July 2002
Forest - Toronto

I see from some of the posts that there are a number of Nottingham expats living in Ontario. Does anyone know if there are any Forest supporters here?

Dan Bassford
Toronto, ON

6th July 2002
FOREST

To Dan Bassford in TORONTO YES THERE ARE...I am one Drop me an email if you want.
Cheers

Paul
TORONTO CANADA
1st July 2002
Looking for school chums

Trying to locate some old school chums. I attended Pierpont Secondary Modern on Gordon Road from 1948 thru 1952.If there is anyone out there who remembers me please contact. I am living in Canon City, Colorado USA. This little town is 130miles south of Denver, Colorado.

Sheila Shoun(nee Harby)
Canon City, Co.
28th June 2002
Burton Joyce

After living at Burton Joyce 1999/2000 and beng back once 2001 still miss Nottinghamshire. In one way of saying thanks and if anyone is contemplating a trip down under and we can help in some way let me know.Shirley and I are late 50s and still at work. We are comming over again for 5/6 weeks May 2003.

John Kember
Christchurch NZ
28th June 2002
Jeans Corner chat now available

Hello all Thanks "Speakout"....great website. Come have a look at my website, called Jeans Corner. It is a website for Nottingham people (especially Nottingham people living overseas). It features photos of Nottingham, jokes, poetry, olde English Recipes, Olde Pubs and much much more. We now have a private chat room for Jeans Corner users. Enjoy...Jean Lang (Nottingham Expat in Australia). http://www.users.bigpond.com/jeanlang/index.htm

Jean Lang
Albany Western Australia
26th June 2002
Looking for David Sharp
I have a rather strange request but I hope that you will indulge me. I am looking for an individual named David Sharp who lived or lives in Nottingham. We have been searching for quite a while. Living in the US has made it hard to come up with any leads other than the name. We have no pictures. David Sharp had a relationship with Isabel "Ann" MacConnell in 1965-66 at which time she became pregnant with a daughter, my wife Dorothy. He was a Cook in the Navy and apparently has two sons. Apparently he was married at the time he was involved with Ann and did not acknowledge the relationship or his daughter. We do not need anything from Mr. Sharp but are curious about who he is and frankly, what he looks like. If you can help please reply.

Ronald Slutter 268 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390 United States of America
26th June 2002
Trying to locate old friends

Am trying to locate any relative of Maureen Butterworth. She and I came over to the states together in 1960 to join the Ice Capades. Have lost touch with her and would like any info of her whereabouts. Also Cortney Attenborough if you ever get on the web site would love to hear from you. Anyone who has information regarding these two people please email. jgshoun@piopc.net Sheila (Harby) Shoun, CaƱon City, Colorado USA

Sheila Harby Shoun
Canon City, Co. USA
21st June 2002
Seeking Wrinkly Friends

I'm 80, so you'll have to be getting on to remember me, specially as I left Nottingham in 1963, to work in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I left Westdale Lane School (the wooden hut, headmaster Jimmy Wright) in 1936. worked for the GPO as a Telegraph Messenger , later Sorting Clerk until 1941, RAF Middle East until 1946; back to the GPO until 1948, then worked for Ericcson's at Beeston for a year (The year of the Great Flood!) 6 years radio and TV servicing at Clark's of Netherfield then back to Ericssons DH department until the Plessey takeover. At the age of 41, much to my surprise, I got the job of Head Warden in the West Riding Dales and remained in the National Park Service until I retired in 1983. Came to live in Kirkcudbright with my wife Joan (nee Beresford) soon after and we celebrated our Gol! de! n Wedding here in 1999. If anyone remembers either or both of us please e-mail proctorwilf@aol.com - reply guaranteed!

Wilf Proctor
Kirkcudbright, Scotland
18th June 2002
Looking for my old penpal who used to live at Watkin Street in Nottingham.

I'm writing in Tokyo, Japan. About more than 35 years ago, I had a penpal in Nottingham. I'd like to find her now. Her name is Ms. Jean May : her postal address is ; 11 Grimsby Terrace, Watkin Street, Nottingham. My name is Natsuyo Sadamoto, nickname: Miyuki. I've been to England 5 times in these 15 years, but unfortunatelly I couldn't have enough time to visit Nottingham each time. She used to help me a lot learning English, which I really appreciate to her. Does any one know about her? My e-mail address is: natsuyo@ma3.justnet.ne.jp I'm now 55 years old, and I think she is about 60 years old or so. Please help me find my good old penpal. If I find her, I'd like to visit her in England as soon as possible.

Natsuyo Sadamoto
Tokyo,JAPAN
17th June 2002
OLD MATES

MY NAME IS RAE COLLINSON I LIVED AT CAMPBELL DRIVE IN CARLTON AND WENT TO CAVO SCHOOL FROM 1963/1968(ISH) UNDER THE COMMAND OF JOE SMITH DOES ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER ME OR KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF DAVE CRISP/STEVE MERRITT/ROGER PEATMAN/BOB(RUSTY)TAYLOR OR MARGRET ALEN

RAE COLLINSON
PLYMOUTH
17th June 2002
St. Thomas a Becket School 54 - 60

Ey up! My name is Phil Wallington, used to live in Radcliffe-on-Trent, born in the Alexander Nursing Home, West Bridgeford (Do they still collect chips in violin cases??). Went to Saint Joe's, Derby Road (Sister Mary Augustine was Kampe Feurer then - don't mean it sis). Now emigrated to South West (Near Bristol)- haven't been back to Nttm. for years.Please drop a line if you remember me, Thanks.

Philip Wallington.
Near Bristol, S.Glos.
15th June 2002
i would like to locate Mr Peter Carnell

Please help me find my pen friend Mr Peter Carnell of Mapperly, Nottingham.mY NAME IS kERRY Ann Johnstone . Ican be contacted at BBarrettus@yahoo.com

Kerry Ann Johnstone
Kingston Jamaica
15th June 2002
Margaret Glen Bott School

Lived in Wollaton 1961-65/6. Attended MGB School during that time Looking for Jeff Ditchburn . Met him at a bar in Barbados in the late 80s also Bud Barnes - Member of "10 years after" and all those who remenber me from the school.

Mike Banks
Toronto, Canada
15th June 2002
please help me find my penpal Peter Carnell

i would like to locate a pen friend Mr peter Carnell of Mapperly .If anyone knows him please ask him to contact Kerry Ann Johnstone at BBarrettus@yahoo.com thanks

Beverley Barrett
Kingston, Jamaica

13th June 2002
looking for anyone that might know me
Elaine Kirby (now Elaine Miller), grew up in Meadows, StAnns, then to Beeston. Went to Blue Bell Hill, Mundella, then Elliott Durham. I've been living in Cincinnati, OH for the past 15 years and would just love to hear from anyone that knows me. I don't get back too often. Elaine_Miller@hotmail.com

Elaine Miller
Cincinnati, OH, USA

10th June 2002
Looking for Conabree Family that live in Nottingham

Early this year we found out we had relatives that lived in England.Through the electoriallist I found the name of Emma L. Conabree, they gave her address as 42 Inman Road,Harlesden,London,England. I wrote to her,but the letter was sent back with no forwarding address. I wrote to the occupant, of that address and she informed me that Mrs. Conabree,an elderly lady,has moved in with her daughter and son-in-law in Nottingham. I do not know the daughter's married name, so am unable to contact them.I am very anxious to find her, and to get to know her, and her family,to let her know that she has over 100 relatives here in Canada, which I am sure she does not know about. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather was sent, to Canada as an indentured servant in! 1! 904, we do not know anything about his family, and are anxious to learn all about them.

Claudette Conabree Simons
Alberta, Canada
3rd June 2002
my old mates
looking for an old school mate i have'nt seen for 50years his name is harry eley he moved to brantford in canada,my name is doug wood and i was born in lenton i went to cottesmore school, if there is anyone who remembers me please contact me, my email address is douglasw41 @aol.com

doug wood
tasmania australia
3rd June 2002
FOOTITT JOAN & PETER
LOST CONTACT IN '64 WHEN WE MOVED TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA. MEMBERS OF BOND MINICAR CLUB IN THE LATE .50's PETER WAS EMPLOYED BY MIDLAND BANK. REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES WE HAD IN THE CLUB, WOULD LOVE TO GET IN TOUCH AGAIN.

JOAN &TONY ELLIS
ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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