Updated on Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:44 AM
Bushy Park, 1952 to 1962.
Bushey Hall, 1963 to 1971.
Progress Report on Questionnaire.
From Cliff Willaims, the British historian that did such an incredible job for us at the vintage August London 2000 reunion.
—time to tap into your memories
and help out Cliff Williams
the British historian that did such an incredible job for us at the vintage
August London 2000 reunion, not to be confused with the youngsters who
shared memories in July! He’s compiled a questionnaire for both Bushy
Park and Bushey Hall students and would like you responses. Bill
Cooper ‘57 will be providing his personal drawings of the actual sites at
Bushy Park although they may be a little off - inside joke, but I’ve got the
picture to prove it, Coop.
Anyway, please complete any and all the info for me. And, if you don’t see a name of one of your classmates on my list please forward to them and send me their address.
The questionnaire starts with my regular mailing address and includes my e-mail address. Have fun and jog that memory.
My home address is -
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From Cliff Williams:
"Bobcats" who attended the London reunion (and to those who couldn’t make
it), I hope you had a memorable time looking at the three homes of London
Central during what was a packed day. I hope it brought back some
nostalgic memories for you...... judging by some of your reactions I
feel sure it did.
As some of you may know, I have been working on the history of Bushey Hall and Bushy Park.
Following your visit, I am writing to all of you, courtesy of Ron Crowe, to ask if you could reply to some of the following questions I have listed below. And I would very much appreciate it if you could find time to write a personal paragraph about a building or place in one of those two locations of which you have a particular memory and say why. This would be to use as an anecdotal memory. Please feel free to e-mail me with any additional information that could be used in a book or supplied to the Bushey Museum or the Royal Parks Office at Bushy Park.
Many thanks for your help. I look forward to meeting you and your classmates again when you return to England.
John Clifford Williams
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Please Choose The Set of Questions Which Applies to you. bushey
For ex-Bushey Hall students:
1- Compare what you saw on
the bus tour with what you remember from long ago - were there any differences?
2- Can you draw an accurate plan of the campus of your time and label everything? (classrooms, dormitories, etc.)(It does not matter if you cannot draw very well. Your effort might still be very valuable)
3- Where were your own quarters and what were they like? Or did you live off the campus?
4- What do you remember about your academic program and your free time?
5- Have you any contemporary photos of yourself, or friends, or groups that you can give, lend, laser-copy, enlarge? (For us backgrounds can be very important too, as we never saw things as they were)
6- What do you remember about the two gymnasium (sports halls) when you were a student? Were they always there?
7- Do you remember walkways, with asbestos roofs being built between all the buildings? When was that?
8- What kind of work were your parents doing in the service? Where did they live?
Links to Bushey Hall photos:
For ex-Bushy Park students:
1- Can you draw accurate plans of
the two blocks B and C? (It does not have to be a work of art.
However bad it may seem, it may help)
2- How were the rooms of the two blocks allocated to various different purposes? Name functions. Label your drawing.
3- Were you quartered in the dormitories or off the campus? Where was the boys’ dormitory?
4- What were blocks A and D being used for? Were they for school use or service use? What buildings other
than the 4 blocks were there?
5- Did you have any experience at all of General Eisenhower’s old office in C block?
6- What were your interests at school and in your free time?
7- Have you any contemporary photos of yourself, or friends, or groups that you can give, lend, laser-copy, enlarge? (For us backgrounds can be very important too, as we never saw things as they were)
8- How did the sports facilities at Bushy Park rate against others you have known? Why?
9- What kind of work were your parents doing in the service? Where did they live?
Links to Bushy Park photos:
'Roster'. Central High School in Bushy Park, London, England 1953 to 1962.
'54 - '62 Londoner & Vapor Trails . Yearbooks from 1952 to 1962 Bushy Park.
Kathie (Faulkner '66) Jones . London August 2000.
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