Submitted by Name: Clive Midgley From: Skipton North Yorks E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was a boarder at Thornleigh from 1950 to 1954.After the initial shock of leaving home I settled down fairly well.Didn't do very well in education, but was given an enduring faith. Left after 4 Gamma to do my GCEs at a local technical college. Worked in machine tool engineering.
I loved Fr McGovern and played the flute in the orchestra. Happy days!
Added: August 14, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jeremy Taylor From: Oxford (Currently Abu Dhabi) E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Fellow Guests,
I was at Cowley up until 1958 and my last form was 4B (i think). I would love to hear from anyone who was at the school around that time.
It's so good that people are able to get in touch through initiatives like this, although many of us maybe a bit too old to bother?
Although it was so many years ago, some things i remember as if yesterday. Fr Crummey (English), Fr (Killer) Jennings (Boxing), Bro Broder(Science), Fr McTague (Latin), Fr Power (French), Fr (Dizzey) Doyle (Head Master), Fr Dr Archer (Head of 6th form) Fr Maguire (?) (Music). (Excuse spellings).
Added: July 31, 2014
Submitted by Name: Stephen Dearlove From: Peterborough E-mail: Contact
Comments: At Cowley 1951 - 1960 with Richard Blake and David Purdham mentioned here among others, would be pleased to hear from anyone at the school during that time. Known as Dil.
Admin reply: Dear Stephen, Many thanks for your message in our National Guestbok. Trust some of you former friends will make contatct. Best wishes, John
This will take place at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, 15 The Green, Heston Road, Post Code TW5 0RL; as follows:
Reception of he body at - 7pm on Wednesday 12 March 2104
Requiem Mass on - Thursday at 1030 13 March 2014.
Followed by a short a short service at - Hanworth Crematorium
Family request is for flowers only from the family. Other may make a donation to the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster).
Hope to meet many of you at the funeral for a great worker for Children in Need
Added: March 1, 2014
Submitted by Name: John Ward From: Uxbridge E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Readers,
Norman Taylor called me this morning with the sad news that Deacon Jim Rchards died on Saturday morning at home.
I will post more details as I get them, re funeral arragements etc.
'MAY HE REST IN PEACE'
Admin reply: The home addess for the Richard's family is: 73 Heston Avenue, Heston, Hounslow, TW5 9EY.
Added: February 24, 2014
Submitted by Name: David Purdham From: Powick, Worcester E-mail: Contact
Comments: At Salesian College, Oxford period 1952-57. Would like to hear from anybody during that time.
Admin reply: Dear David,
Thanks for your message in our National Website Guestbook. I hope you soon get some reactions to it. Best wishes, John Ward
Added: February 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: joe doogan From: glasgow E-mail: Contact
Comments: glad to see 14 shrigley old boys for don bosco day at st. benedicts in easterhouse. We have arranged a shrigley retreat here in easterhouse for sat.29th. march. Anyone wanting info can contact me at 07868180254
Admin reply: Dear Joe,
Thank y0u for your message in our National Guestbook. I wish you all the best in your plaans. Best wishes,
Added: January 27, 2014
Submitted by Name: carlo encanto From: philippines, now in scotland E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am an alumni of Don Bosco Mandaluyong City, Philippines. I graduated last 1988 and migrated here in scotland last 2003. :D :D
Admin reply: Dear Carlo,
Many thanks for your message in our Guestbook. Hope you get some resonses. Best wishes, John Ward
Added: January 20, 2014
Submitted by Name: John Wolfe - lupi From: London E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was a pupil at Cowley from 1946 until 1953. I have a lot of old memorabilia such as school reports, sports day programs etc. I also have a lot of school annual photos. My friends were Michael Bonfiel and Ken Trotman. I am now 77 so will all my old school chums still be around.
Admin reply: Dear John,
Many thanks for your message in our Guestbook. I trust some of your school mates will make contact. Best wishes,