A truly delightful veterans' lunch yesterday - thanks so much for organising this. Very nice to see Queen's in good hands and doing well. David Simpson
Sheila and I would like to thank you for organising the Vintage Reunion. We had a truly memorable day. Many friends to catch up with and some who were not present last year. There were so many things to remember.The brilliant singing of the Juniors, a truly memorable meal (didn't have food like that in my time!). A most inspiring talk from the Head, it would appear Queen's is in safe hands. To cap it all Sheila and I had the pleasure of sitting next to Head Girl Beth - what an asset she must be to the school, a delightful young lady. We wish her well. We thank you all for your hard work. Again many thanks to all concerned. Very Best Wishes. Sheila and Richard Lerwill
Just a note to thank you for arranging the excellent Vintage Lunch. Please pass on my thanks to those who organised the day – it all went very well. There was one OQ in my year at the lunch who had not been back to the school since he left. Please also congratulate the music teacher for the brilliant, and at times very amusing, performance of the Junior Choir. They put such expression into their singing and you can see they enjoyed themselves. Please thank the Head Girl for giving up her time to show us around the school. I did show her one thing that she did not know about! - the old fives court. Malcolm Easton
Thank you so much for organising this amazing lunch. It was so nice to meet again some of the lads I was at school with when I first went to Queen’s. I sat near the Head Teacher, and was telling her that I was in a dormitory called Raverleigh, when I fist arrived. In this small dormitory was:- Clive Clerk, Andrew Gibson, Colin Hoad and Eddy Pemberton and myself. All of these were here at this Lunch. Amazing after all this time. The Sister that looked after us was Sister Laker. When she retired, I think she stayed on in the Gate House. I think you have a very positive Head who will take the School into a great future. Thanks again for Inviting Ann and me to this Great Gathering. Best wishes. Roger Sawtell
I was so pleased to see Queen's College was chosen by Gareth Malone and co. for their programme on BBC2.
I was at Queen's from 1947 - 56 when the Headmasters were Mr Wiseman and then Mr Haynes. Of course I will never forget the school legend H J Channon, known as 'Dapper Channon', one of the teachers.
The two things I recognised were the school front and the arch going to the Library! The stage looked good enough to be in a West End theatre. In my day the boards and trestles were brought up from a cellar and put up every December to put on a Shakespeare play. At the other end of the hall was a balcony and the music teacher Sidney Lawson fought very hard to get an organ from a church in Bristol, which took up half of the balcony. The choir sat in the other half and that included me!
I hope this blast from the past will make you smile. I was happy at Queen's. It gave me a good broad education for my life.
Malcolm S Thorp