Friday, 28 October 2011



First of all I must thank Peter & Glenys for taking on the task of organising a reunion as I’m afraid it would be beyond my capabilities these days.

From what Peter says it appears that the Shubbery would be favourite but we must get some idea of numbers before we commit to a date.

I intend to contact as many people as I can but I need everyone to also help by contacting friends and family who may be interested. I then need you to contact me with numbers on my email address -

Or – Peter

If you have any comments or ideas please feel free to help out




Tuesday, 25 October 2011

News From Graham Whiting

“Hi! to all you Summervale pensioners.Just to let you know that I and my sister Carol are still here and fit and well.I have Three children Five Grandchildren with one more on the way. I also have two step grandchildren.Sad to hear of my child hood friend Kenny Laughton passing away plus many more on your list.My condolences to all. good wishes to the rest of you. A lot of good memories came flooding back to me with some not so happy.

Love to you all Graham”

1st. day at Convent 1948


I’m so pleased to hear from Graham, I have been searching on several sites to no avail.

This photo is of Carol & Graham on their first day at Chard Convent – Gloria Dixon & I were also there..

Love your man bag Graham!!!!


Saturday, 15 October 2011


Peter Westmacott has been busy networking and has told me the following people are interested in the reunion.

Mike Smith & Maggie plan to come, also Brenda Simpson plus her sisters.

Glenys ( Peter’s wife) has said she would like to come (but she might wander off at some time if there's too much nostalgia!!) and Clive Williams  wife, Pam, also plans to come.

David Westmacott   probably although not brother Paul as he is his Mum’s main carer.

Bobby Chambers has expressed his interest already.

Me, not sure about Mike, I don’t think it is his ‘thing’ but we’ll see. All partners would be welcome of course if they want to come.

Today – 15th October Peter is in Ilminster looking for a suitable venue. The Shubbery appears to be rather expensive but Peter has come across a place called Monks Yard at Horton.  You can check it out here -

Welcome to Monks Yard, your friendly local cafe, business and party venue. Let us help you plan your perfect event, be it a large conference or intimate wedding.  Come and see why we are different, we'd love to meet you!

With a lovely cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food and plenty of outside space we offer something for everyone. Need a conference room? studio? workspace? We are here to help.

Flexibility and a personal approach are two things that make Monks Yard different from the rest. We're close to the A303 and M5, with lovely outside spaces.

Peter will let me know more when he gets home.

Having spoken to Marion Brown and Roger Everson last week I think they would come and Marion said Carol Brown would love it if she is well enough.





Tuesday, 11 October 2011


EVERSON Maimie : Obituary

Published in the Torquay Herald Express on 6th October 2011

EVERSON Maimie Passed away peacefully at Mount Tryon Nursing Home on 26th September 2011, in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Harry. Dearest mum of Gary and Lois, Roger and Carol. She was much loved by all her family. A service to celebrate Maimie's life will be held at Torquay Crematorium on Tuesday, 11th October at 10.30am. Family flowers only please, enquiries to T. & I. Stockman 882385. Maimie's family would like to thank her friends and staff at Mount Tryon for their care and support over the years.

So sad to read this but more memories came flooding back.

What a lovely couple they were .Harry the perfect gent and Maimie with her curly hair and always so glamorous

Eversons, Vane &

Here is Maimie on the right, front row . Several other familiar faces too!

ladies at crown


I last saw Harry & Maimie by the harbour at Torquay. I was sitting on a bench in my lunch hour and they sat down beside me. We had a lovely chat about old times and Harry and I exchanged email addresses. We corresponded quite often and he kept me up to date re  STC et al.

My condolences to Roger and Gary.