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Liz Bunston (Nee Race)

lizziebunston [at]

(At Kent School from 1977 to 1980, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Hi Dave

You've got the wrong person I'm afraid and I don't have any younger siblings. You may know me from Bruggen Youth Club if that is where you went otherwise I'm at a loss. Anyways always nice to meet a fellow Kentie - see you at the next reunions perhaps! Cheers

02-Dec-2007 21:18:01

Dave Cosway (Nee -------------------)

davecos88 [at]


(At Kent School from 1976 to 1979, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Hi Liz, sorry Im sure I knew you from Bracht.My Mumms name is Joan And my Dad Ron, he used to work in the QMs.the RSMs at the time were Chippy Chandler and a guy called Chilsolm Ive two brothers, Andy and LLoyd. Andy went to kings and Lloyd also to kent. The bus escort was a Mrs Ingham. Used 2 go to the the youth club on camp on a wed and friday.Went on a skiing trip with the youth club and remember visiting Schloss Neushcwanstein (the chitty chitty bang bang castle) also had a joint birtday gig in the youth club with either Allison Lowe or Allison Whitelegge. Cant quite remember. A guy called Allen ran the youth club.Saturdays there was a bus on for the flicks in JHQ. We never used to go to the pics but bimble around the NAAFI.My Dad had enough of my Bracht antics so he sent me to boarding school in wales ("Llanfairpg" ish for short)A naval trg colledge for my last school year. Then after that joined the Royal Engineers and Started my first tour in Osnabruck Germany and been here eversince.Did you have like shortish redish hair and lots of freckles and a younger sister?

02-Dec-2007 07:10:30

margaret crawford (Nee maynard)

margaret.maynard08 [at]

west sussex

(At Kent School from 1971 to 1974, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

hi its margaret crawford , was known as maggie in kent school in the early 70s and also in the boarding school,sister of the twins kathy and lorraine crawford.

28-Nov-2007 11:05:08

Jane Braithwaite (Nee Connelly)

janemargaretuk [at]


(At Kent School from 1970 to 1975, academic years: 2ND to Lwr6TH)

I knew Rosemary Taite and her brother Mike. They lived in the house behind mine in Agrisstasse Bracht where we hung out together. I think we left in around 1973 to move to Moncengladbach. As Rose was a year or two younger than me we didn't really see a lot of each other at School. I remember her best mate at that time was Kim Pickering

28-Nov-2007 08:30:51

Liz Bunston (Nee Race)

lizziebunston [at]

South Wales

(At Kent School from 1977 to 1980, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Dave, I didn't live at Bracht, lived on Bruggen camp but your name does ring a bell, tell me some more about you so I can make my brain work and think who you are!! Thanks Liz Race

28-Nov-2007 08:20:49

martin buckingham

neilbuckingham01 [at]

(At Kent School from 1985 to 1988, academic years: 3RD to Lwr6TH)

hi does anyone remember me. i went to kent 85 to 88 and was a boarder. would be good to hear from people

24-Nov-2007 22:55:45

Lorraine Crawford

lorrainecrawford [at]

(At Kent School from 1969 to 1972, academic years: 2ND to 4TH)

Does anyone remember Rosemary Tate and Gail Meakin? They were my sister Margarets friends. We remember Susan Swain. She used to live at the back of us, in Stressaman Strasse in Krefeld. Does anyone remember the Deans. There were 3 of them. Two boys and a girl. I think the youngest son was called Wayne. Also, the Moores. There was Tony and Christopher. There was also a sister and another younger brother. Can't remember their names. The Arnolds were Terry(Tereasa)and Lisa.We used to go iceskating every Saturday without fail in the winter, and swimming to Bradbury Barracks and Bocum, with our German pals. Had great fun.

19-Nov-2007 03:17:48

Kristin Michelle Lester (Nee Lester)

keyi [at]


(At Kent School from 1982 to 1985, academic years: 4TH to 5TH)

Loved my years at Kent. I was the lone American there (though I think another came at the end of my time there) I'd love to chat with anyone who remembers me and didn't dislike me. Anyone?

17-Nov-2007 01:39:54

Richard Maior-Barron



(At Kent School from 1972 to 1977, academic years: 1ST to 5TH)

I was in Rochester house with Miss Miller as my House Master...she was alos the music teacher. I lived in Dusseldorf and on leaving kent i joined the Royal Navy. I had great fun at the school and captained the cricket team, ran for the house and played football and rugby as well. Anyone seen or heard from Mr Laclinson (speling may not be correct)and anyone remeber the science lesson and the sawing of the stools??i stil laugh at this today. Paul Dobinson where are you now?

16-Nov-2007 22:16:14

Dave Cosway

davecos88 [at]


(At Kent School from 1960 to 1960, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)

looks like i scared everybody away. nobodys talking anymore

15-Nov-2007 18:48:14

Dave Cosway

davecos88 [at]


(At Kent School from 1960 to 1960, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)

does nobody remember Paddy, or me even?

12-Nov-2007 22:33:58

Dave Cosway

davecos88 [at]


(At Kent School from 1976 to 1979, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Subject: RE: Old school mate "Paddy Breden" 1976 - 1979 ish The last time I saw Paddy was when i joined the Army, I was at Aldershot(basic training) I visited Paddy during training when he lived with his parents in Slough, Bucks.That was the last I saw or heard from him. I Know his parents(Maureen, "MO" and Alan) moved to London. His Dad Alan, A master chef in the Army got a job, after his Army career, in one of the Hotel kitchens at either Heathrow or Gatwick airport.He had 2 brothers Lee and ive forgot the other and 2 sisters Adrian and forgot the other. I heard he had various jobs. A tree specialist or doctor and working for a formula one or two in the pit stops. That was a long time ago. So since then Ive been trying to find him. Maybe he doesnt want to be found. Other names from Bracht are Briony Poulson, Liz Race, Allison Whitelegge, Martine Dean, Micheala Gavaghan, Julie sawyer, Nick Roadnight and Mike Emerton.Just to mention a few.So if anybody knows of any of the above whereabouts. Please let me know. I have been in contact with a few since school, Good ol friends reunited.Thanks, Dave :-)

10-Nov-2007 19:01:26

Lorraine Crawford

lorrainecrawford [at]


(At Kent School from 1969 to 1972, academic years: 2ND to 4TH)

Hi Anne, great to hear from you. Unfortunately I don't really keep in touch with anyone from kent. I wish I had. I don't know where Angela is, but I hope that she finds this web site and gets in touch with us. Do you remember some of the girls in our group? I think there was a Susan or a Janet. She had bobbed blond hair and was quite slim. There was also Christine. She was a bit on the plump side, but was always cheery and game for a laugh. There were others, but I can't remember them yet. I didn't go on the ski-ing trip, but Kathy did. She went on about it for weeks, she also had a great time. I'll get her to put an entry on the web site soon.

10-Nov-2007 00:40:23

Angela Kirkham (Nee Davis)

bilsdean [at]


(At Kent School from 1980 to 1984, academic years: 3RD to Upp6TH)

Lived in Krefeld (Leipziger St) and had a great time at Kent. Would love to go back and visit one day. Have a younger sister, Caroline, who was in the year below. I can remember Mandy, Tina, Julie, Ali - hope you all are well.

07-Nov-2007 19:04:44

Ann Larkin (Nee Tripp)

stevenl [at]


(At Kent School from 1971 to 1974, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Hi lorraine,i wonder if you remember me,do you have contact with Angela?we all went on a school skiing trip to the black forrest many many years ago.

07-Nov-2007 17:08:20

lorraine crawford

lorrainecrawford [at]


(At Kent School from 1960 to 1972, academic years: 2ND to 4TH)

i remember the schol disco's well. Does anyone remember the snowball fights on the playing fields, and the resultant afternoon in the sewing room, either because of your trousers being too wet to wear, or because they had split and had to be mended, or both. Does anyone remember the tuck shop? I don't think I ever bought anthing out of it, yet still had a good stash and change. No I didn't steal, not technically anyway, but I had freinds on the inside. There were lots of us at I can tell you. Anymore memories out there I,d love to hear them.

07-Nov-2007 09:58:12

John Jones

john.jones56 [at] ntlworld,com


(At Kent School from 1970 to 1973, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

Great to hear Mr McNultys news He was my History teacher, remember him well always made class enjoyable. I was in Tonbridge house T21 T22 T23 with Martin Perry & Billy McShane fantastic time at Kent & lots of other great kids who's names escape me for the moment. Loved the lunch time disco,s and exploring the cellars which were strictly out of bounds !!!

06-Nov-2007 17:13:03

Lorraine Crawford

lorrainecrawford [at]


(At Kent School from 1969 to 1971, academic years: 2ND to 4TH)

Hi, what memories from those wonderful kent school days. Does anyone remember the twins kathy and Lorraine(thats me), Crawford. We also have Margaret our sister. House was Tonbridge. Hi to Angela Phelps and Linda Amess. Sorry but thats all I can remember for the moment. We also lived in Krefeld. Does anyone remember the youth club and all the youth club events/discos that we went to, ie:visited surrounding youth clubs. Also remember the Arnolds.

03-Nov-2007 06:14:04

Paul Hunter

paul.hunter [at]


(At Kent School from 1982 to 1983, academic years: Lwr6TH to Lwr6TH)

Greetings to anyone i knew in the 15 years spent in good old germany, Great times

01-Nov-2007 11:08:46

Antia Linda nicholson (Nee Nicholson)

nicolajlewis [at]


(At Kent School from 1960 to 1960, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)

Anita is my Mum
She use to go to kent school with her 3 brothers jim, David and John and Sister Wendy. she is now 52. I live in JHQ so anyone want any photos or help get in touch

30-Oct-2007 22:21:01

Susan Linda Dalton (Nee Collett)

suziewong62 [at]

Herford ,

(At Kent School from 1974 to 1976, academic years: 1ST to 2ND)

Hi Brenda,

I am one of Loretta Emery's (nee Collett) sisters. I am the youngest Sue. Monica is the middle one and in fact all 3 of us went to Kent. I live in Germany at the moment and so does Monica although she is moving to Thailand sometime between Mar - May 08.
Loretta lives in UK.

30-Oct-2007 10:54:48

sue baker (clancy) (Nee protheroe)

emmasnan [at]

(At Kent School from 1980 to 1987, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)

does anyone remember Mark and Lee Jackson sons of Eileen and David Jackson they lived at Wildenrath in 1970s/1980s. where are they now? email me

29-Oct-2007 19:28:43

Brenda Redpth

BrendaRedpath [at]

RAF Wildenrath,

(At Kent School from 1966 to 1971, academic years: 1ST to 5TH)

I have wonderful memories of the time in my life when I lived in Wildenrath & attended Kent School with my twin brother & Sister Nick & Vicky. I have been lucky enough to remain in contact with Denise Boyland and Tony Izatt. I lost contact with Penny Wicks and Derek Jezzard. I noticed that Joan Summers left a few lines here some time ago. Tony & I tried once to tack down Dave & Pete Hayes with very little success. I have a scrap book with school photos and names etc. But can't put my hand to it just now. 'Kenties' that lived in Wildenrath; Jackie Fletcher, Janice Lees, Linda Lewis, Linda & Mike Hubbard (GSO). I have tried to find Loretta Collette who had a younger sister who also went to Kent. The ole grey matter is not what it was so my memory is not brilliant. I was rather keen on sports & swimming and did both of these for the school. (I will post some photos of the Netball & Hockey team)c'69/70

25-Oct-2007 07:32:36

Brenda Redpath

BrendaRedpath [at]


(At Kent School from 1966 to 1971, academic years: 1ST to 5TH)

What an amazing site! Well done to those who have made this possible.
House: Tunbridge - Green
Stationed @ RAF Wildenrath

25-Oct-2007 07:25:35

Andrew Palmer

palandr6 [at]

N.E. Lincolnshire
United Kingdom

(At Kent School from 1975 to 1978, academic years: 2ND to 5TH)

Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd add a few names (teachers), I recently found an old school report that has not only jogged a few memories but also made me realise that I shouldn't be too hard on my own kids with their reports!!!
My form tutor was Mr Taylor, a very good teacher from what I can remember. The report is from Spring Term 1977 and I was in 4RT (Rochester House, Yellow).
Does anyone remember Mrs Barbara Stainsby? she taught English.
Her husband Paul Stainsby was my Maths teacher. Under the very watchful eyes of Miss/Mrs? Robinson I learnt to cook in Home Economics (in the Science block). In the same block we had the pleasure of "operating" on dead frogs and learning about Photosynthesis guided by Mr Maguire.
I was one of the first to take the "New" C.S.E in Physical Education, it meant 7 lessons of P.E. a week, (never again). I also ran for the school along with Andy White and Paul Blackhead in the 100M, 200M and 4x100M relay. One of my P.E. tutors was Mr Gibbs.
I'm sorry I don't remember alot of names but some do ring a bell.
My old man was stationed at Wegberg and we first lived in the flats at Erkelenz then we moved to a house in the village of Ellinghoven, about 2 miles away from Wegberg.
I remember swapping buses at "Queens" in Rheindalen and also going to the cinema and swimming pool in Rhein D.
I agree with you all, Kent was, out of the 12 or 13 schools I went to, the best. It is a shame that it has fallen into such a bad state of repair but the memories live on. If we all put in a Tenner we could maybe buy the the old place!
Well, that's all for now folks, don't want to bore you. If anyone from that era would like to get in touch,please feel free.
Auf Wiedersehen!

18-Oct-2007 19:47:18

Graham McGirr

gmcgirr [at]


(At Kent School from 1982 to 1984, academic years: Lwr6TH to Upp6TH)

Like Nick (kind of remember you, younger than me,long hair, heavy metal kid?)travelled from Dusseldorf each morning....bad with names though! Both older brothers also went to Kent prior to that....anyone out there?

18-Oct-2007 14:10:12

Kristyn Mary Peacock (Nee Green)

spiderbuttocks [at]


(At Kent School from 1977 to 1979, academic years: 4TH to 5TH)

Lived in De Greiff Strasse in Krefeld with my two brothers (big) Michael and (little) David - now both taller than little ol' me :( it would be interesting to see if there is anyone out there who remembers any of us!

16-Oct-2007 19:07:17

Laura Lee Turner-Scott (Nee Laura Lee Turner)

turnerscott [at]


(At Kent School from 1986 to 1989, academic years: 3RD to Lwr6TH)

I think that I recognise a few names here, Pauline Rilley - did you have a twin sister? I used to hangout with Sam Robinson and lived in St Tonis and Krefeld. Anyone rember Mr Green (history) used to sing as he handed you back your essays songs with your name in it e.g. Tell Laura I Love Her etc. Other names I remember are Yumi and Motoko(think that I spelt this wrong) two Japanese girls, Jason Shillingford, Paul Laidlaw and his heavy metal friend whose name escapes me...

13-Oct-2007 21:06:25

Julie McGlade (Nee Hulme)

julie [at]


(At Kent School from 1981 to 1984, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

Lived in Erkelenz and then Wildenrath, Went upto Kent from Merlin Primary were my best mates were Becky McGeough and Nicky Robinson, would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or were they are now.

12-Oct-2007 10:05:45

Nick Jones

njhj [at]

New York,
New York

(At Kent School from 1984 to 1986, academic years: 3RD to Upp6TH)

I used ot get the bus from dusseldorf to kent school everyday. What a trip espically if the buss drivers raced each other. Use to hang out with Marcus Deare a german kid. And a kid called Danny, thats all i can remebr of my classmates. :(

09-Oct-2007 16:47:09

Jenny Wicks (Nee Quarington)

(At Kent School from 1969 to 1974, academic years: 1ST to 5TH)

Hey does any one remember me.

04-Oct-2007 06:54:58


denisemcfaul [at]


(At Kent School from 1972 to 1975, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)

hi all
i lived in krefeld have many memories of the old school remember sian and mandy davies steve and andy ibbertson (ibbos) sue swain vannessa eddington still in touch with jim and angela armstrong, don't remember many teachers only really mr taylor he used to tech german. spent most of my time at 16 sigs larking around the pool etc. also had a sister bernie who went to kent as well also remember tony and steve perryman pam lecarpenter anyone who remembers me or my sister please email. love to hear from you

03-Oct-2007 14:31:12

Andy Saunders

andy [at]

(At Kent School from 1983 to 1987, academic years: 1ST to 1ST)


Been a while since I looked on here, some great photo's.

If you remember me please get in touch,

I ran Radio Kent and Windsor Sound from 85 to 87 I think it was then, I also ran the school disco. Still involved in radio after this time, I've presented on BCR FM, Quay West FM, The Severn, Telford FM and The Wyre.

I remember Mr Rylance, Mr Booth, then my mind stops working! Well I'm nearly 40 now :-(


26-Sep-2007 18:47:08

Adrian Moorby

adrianmoorby [at]


(At Kent School from 1978 to 1981, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

Hi. Great to find this website with so many people who went to Kent. I started in Kent january 78 and left in about october 81. My dad was based in Wildenrath and I remember how there was rumours that the school was used by the Gestapo during the 2nd world war

25-Sep-2007 09:34:18

Justian Stubbings

ianthejust00 [at]

Scotton, Catterick Garrison,
N. Yorkshire

(At Kent School from 1980 to 1982, academic years: 5TH to Lwr6TH)

Hi all just an up date of my Email. It's really great to see people so interested in this site. Hope to hear from someone I know, if I don't catch up with them first.

24-Sep-2007 16:55:24

Kevin Knowles

kevink [at]


(At Kent School from 1969 to 1974, academic years: 2ND to Lwr6TH)

If anybody has a myspace and wants to check mine out...please do....make nice comments nasty comments run away whatever...

Kevin's myspace link (click here)

25Sep2007 10:50

Stephanie Schuhrk (Vavasour) (Nee Schuhrk )

stephanie.schuhrt [at]

Essen ,

(At Kent School from 1983 to 1986, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

I can remember faces better than names, (I know won't help were all - mutch,my neighbour in Wilders (31 Heron Road) was Gordon Gillies, his brother was called Bruce. I remember a Caz and her pal Yevonne. Oh yeh, there was also Fish (red hair) with the sweet smile, who I fancied like hell....I also remember the tragadies of kent School, the girl who died after she feel out of the bunkbed. (or so I was told, I only saw the coroner in the morning infron of the dorms) and Meggan who died in the accident on that Hovercraft, I really liked her...and still think of her. Maybe someone remembers me...I used to have my Stepfarther's name (Vavasour) I use my maiden name since I was 16 (Schuhrk). I would find It great to hear from you folks, exchange a few stories from the kenti days. untill then Steffi (Steph)

22-Sep-2007 23:41:24




(At Kent School from 1982 to 1984, academic years: 3RD to 4TH)


12-Sep-2007 22:22:42

Eve Hepworth

evehepworth [at]

London ,

(At Kent School from 1983 to 1986, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

I also hung around with cherly Hicks (chicks) we did bump into each other about 19 years ago, she lived around the corner from me in Chippenham, we kept in touch for a while but not heard from her ages.

29-Aug-2007 14:57:55

Eve Hepworth

evehepworth [at]


(At Kent School from 1983 to 1985, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

Hi, OMG I have found about this web page from Ken Oliver, I used to hang around with Nikki Mckidd, Ann Caster (I think that's right) and Paula Johnston, she used to live 2 doors down in Wildenrath, and Damian & Fenton lived across the road, if anyone remembers me, get on touch. Eve x

29-Aug-2007 14:52:24

Anne Mackay (Nee Doherty)

bubalicious17 [at]


(At Kent School from 1985 to 1987, academic years: 4TH to Lwr6TH)

Hello, I lived at 66/7 Erdgrabenweg, Weeze, big sister of Maggie.
Was also at Laarbruch as a wifie 93-96 - way better as a teenager... Loads of happy memories.

25-Aug-2007 00:08:05

Samantha Moore (Nee Watson)

roysmrs [at]

(At Kent School from 1984 to 1987, academic years: 3RD to Lwr6TH)

Hi, I loved my time in Kent. I remember Mr Cassidy, our year head, Mr Taylor Our form tutor. I think I had a home ec teacher called Miss Puzic (or something like.)I remember names Lisa Bashford, Maxine Welford, Stuart Greenough, I was really quiet at school and quite shy. Some things do! I lived in Krefeld and remember going to the youth club and going ice skating with a big group. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me, sorry I don't have anymore names i remember faces better.

22-Aug-2007 10:05:33

Paul Mileham

pnmileham [at]


(At Kent School from 1973 to 1977, academic years: 1ST to 4TH)

Hi used to live in Waldniel. My father worked for NAAFI .People i remember are Graeme Hall, Philip hall,Kim Parsons ,Jackie Bradley .Please E Mail me if you remember me.Have been back last year to see the old school and i still remember it .

22-Aug-2007 02:08:03

Glyn Heath

g.h.heath [at]

Greater Manchester

(At Kent School from 1975 to 1977, academic years: 4TH to 5TH)

Enjoyed my time at Kent. Would like to meet old friends

14-Aug-2007 23:42:54

Roland witham

roland.witham [at]


(At Kent School from 1963 to 1967, academic years: 3RD to 5TH)

Went to kent on its opening day with dennis duggan/john warren(blogs)stewart parker/jo bowers/phil bryant/mike ord/mary stewart passed the school in the eighties so if you know me drop me a line i was known blondie or rollie

08-Aug-2007 17:53:19

Clemency Godfrey (Nee Godfrey)

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(At Kent School from 1984 to 1988, academic years: 2ND to 5TH)

I can't believe the pictures! I have so many memories of Kent, I think to be honest they were the best years of school ever! I would love to get in touch with some old friends, so if anyone remembers me then please get in touch.

25-Jul-2007 09:44:52

Hans-Jürgen Cilvert

j.kariger [at]


(At Kent School from 1963 to 1964, academic years: 3RD to 3RD)

Started up in 63 from Queens lower to Kent Hostert lived in Krefeld at the time. Sad to find only wo entries of 63, Steven Sayers (Flossy)Roger Fielding, Martin Gillard, Philipp Bryant, Dennis Duggan all klasssmates. Girls in the class Christine bowrie, Marianne Cox Deiliah ? Patricia Turney or Turner. Class3 C.Agree with all - it was a good time. Mr. Lacklison Sports,Mr. Woodall, Woodwork,Miss Gilmour Art, Mr. Cork maths. Monsieur Worral, languages. almost 57 and yet reading the pages brings all bach as if it were yesterday. Sad to see state the building now are in.

10-Jul-2007 21:03:31

Chandra Payne (Nee Ross)

chandra.ross [at]


(At Kent School from 1982 to 1986, academic years: 3RD to Lwr6TH)

only actually did 3rd year and 6th form! Came back to the UK to do 4th and 5th form

08-Jul-2007 23:30:25

Andrew Paul WILLIAMS

andrew.p.williams [at]


(At Kent School from 1963 to 1965, academic years: 1ST to 3RD)

I was at Kent from when it opened in '63 until posting back to UK in Nov '65. Mr Ford was the Head, Mr Myhill the deputy, Mr J A Davies my form master. Mr Worrall taught us French and German, Mr Cork, maths. I remember the efforts we put in digging the long jump pit - probably much to the delight of Mr Lacklison! I visited Kent in 1977 when having joined the army I was serving in Germany - must have been acouple of years before it closed. Many fond memories of the old place, and after all it isn't every day you get to go to school in an old hospital. If there's anyone from my vintage out there do please get in touch.

07Jul2007 12:23

Bev Reeves (Nee Kent - yes really)

(At Kent School from 1976 to 1977, academic years: 1ST to 2ND)

Yes - I was there 76 to 77, you must have known my brother Mick Kent. He left the 5th year in 77.

04-Jul-2007 18:38:20

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