The Visitors' Book for St Augustine's Grammar School Old Boys

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My dear visitor, thank you for visiting www.staugs.org, the virtual home of the Old Boys of their alma mata, St Augustine's Grammar School.
All friends of this great school are cordially invited to mark the occasion of their visit by appending their signature and comments to this esteemed visitors' book.
However, be assured that in the event of inappropriate entries, particularly from those who have no regard for this school, these will not be tolerated and the usual and full measures will be implemented including suspension.

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Viewing entries 71 through 78 (Total entries: 78)

Name:
Nick Casey
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@ The Webmaster
Can I - at the risk of appearing to fawn - congratulate you for having created a most inspiring website ? The various subsites are carefully worked out and in terms of style , the background of the home page depicting the pattern of perhaps the most embarrassing school blazer in the world is a masterstroke .Didn't we all at one time or another beg our parents to buy us a plain blue blazer as soon as they could ? That way the Sharston lot stopped calling us 'pyjama boys'.
I vaguely recall you , sir , three years my senior , but we didn't know one another . I did know a few of your peers , including Tav , John Gill and Simon Bailey , aka 'Baz' .
I didn't have any acquaintance with your brother born 62/3 , but when I moved to Xaverian VI Form College , I met your sibling born 59/60, on a biology field trip in Easter 78 and thought he was a very affable person .But I did associate alot with Paul , whom I invited to my eighteenth birthday party and I found him to be kind , cultured and witty .My parents thought he was a regular guy , as they did with several of my other pals. Please send him my warmest regards .
As to the school itself , I found my final three years to be most enjoyable with Messrs Scrowston , Moore ,Addis ,Kearney and Leonard to be caring form-masters . And Mr Mc Cabe , Mr Brennan and Mr Thorpe were ideal templates for any fledgeling , aspiring teachers , the profession that I chose for 26 years.A couple of masters , who shall remain nameless, were very nice people , but they couldn't control the seething masses and , bless them , their techniques left alot to be desired - the compendium of what not to do, to avoid discord in classroom management .Nevertheless , I have fond memories of them as compassionate , albeit misplaced people .
However , my first two years at St Augs were horrendous , being the subject of peer-derision - and between 72-4 I got into several physical altercations with my classmates and occasionally received what 18th- century mariners termed 'The Cat' , especially from the top . Thank God I grew out of all that.
So , to summarise , it was like a borstal at first - then I began to feel like a human-being.
Webmaster - keep up the excellent work .
Thursday, 04 July 2013 - 05:16 PM
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Bernie Fitzpatrick
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shocked to find this page- attended '77-'83
Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 10:01 AM
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Tony Kelly (1970 - 1G)
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Hi to anyone who remembers me. Mostly unhappy memories from this school, I spent most of my formative years with red lines across my arse from Spike's exuberant strapping, but I'd guess most ex pupils have had successful careers.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 - 10:34 PM
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John Gee
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Stumbled across the site and brought back loads of old memories
Sunday, 02 June 2013 - 10:31 PM
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Simon Godfrey
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Known by my middle name, Pete. Brings back memories seeing all these names, bet I wouldn't recognise the faces now :-)
Monday, 20 May 2013 - 10:12 PM
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Dave Mayers
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Never thought I would find a St Augustines web site. Hello to anyone who remembers me '74 to '78. Hung with Johhny Marr and Andy Rourke.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 - 01:10 AM
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chris chemney
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i attended for 2 years from 1965 before leaving to move to leicester, unfortunately my name is not shown on the old boys list. regards to anyone who remembers me.
Saturday, 27 April 2013 - 09:43 AM
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Webmaster
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Due to the increasing amount of SPAM cluttering up the Visitor's Book, I have been requested to tighten up the security.
So here is the new Visitors' Book, please let me know if there are any issues.
You can still access old entries by year from links above
Thursday, 11 April 2013 - 10:02 PM
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