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Dad holding sign at Robert Montefiore School c1925

January 26, 2013
by the gentle author

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  1. Judy Stern permalink
    January 29, 2013

    I am wondering how old the kids in the school photo are. My mother went to that school and I am wondering if she is in the photo. She was born in 1920. I now live in Canada but subscribe to Spitalsfield Life.

  2. sheila butt permalink
    April 28, 2013

    My mother also went to the said school she was born in 1923 and I still have her royal jubilee prize she got in 1935

  3. steve harris permalink
    May 31, 2014

    I attended this school in the 1960s. I would so love to trace the whereabouts of a teacher – Jean Ritchie -I owe her a word of thanks as she helped transform my life. Would anyone know of her?

  4. Kim Davies permalink
    July 5, 2014

    I attended this school in the 60’s loved mr Martin and the head mr sockoloff xx

  5. Shirley Day permalink
    July 18, 2014

    My mum, born 1913, attended the Robert Montefiore School, starting at age three. She used to say that she ‘was ‘thrilled to see toys when the teacher opened the cupboard door’. She lived in Stepney Green (the poor Jewish East End) and had little in the way of toys at home, so the school was obviously a wonderful place to be in those days.

  6. Richard Greenslade permalink
    August 29, 2014

    I was also at the school in the 60’s and remember the same teachers and all the laughs everyone had, a great school in it’s day

  7. September 30, 2014

    How interesting, I have just discovered my grandfather was the headmaster of the school until 1933

  8. jacky Blanks permalink
    December 27, 2015

    I went to Robert Montefiore primary from 1965 to 1969. My mum was also a classroom assistant there. When I first started on the infants the headmistress was Mrs Gosler who happened to be my mums teacher many years before at Scrutton Street school. Steve Harris I was taught my Miss Jean Ritchie who was great. I know she married and was then Mrs Jeffries. Mr Sokolof my the headmaster.

  9. steve harris permalink
    February 28, 2016

    @Jacky Blanks. Thanks for the information related to Jean Ritchie. I remember her so well. She is probably retired now. If you have any other information on her e.g. what other school(s) she went to or notable achievements then this would help me locate her; or should you have friends who have information I would love to know of it.
    I also remember Mr Sokoloff – he gave me a severe dressing down once for misbehaving !!

  10. steven harris permalink
    March 1, 2016

    I have just noticed the banner picture for spitafields life. It shows a crowd of people milling about – I think in Brick Lane market (can’t be quite sure). But the woman to the extreme right (with the bouffant blond hair) is, I believe, my Aunt Joyce (otherwise the spitting image of her). Sadly she passed away in 1993 but we always got on well. So good to see her picture – revives memories of her and the market days, not to mention the daft things I got upto!

  11. steven harris permalink
    March 1, 2016

    I’ve also just noticed the name of one of the commentators – Richard Greenslade. Richard, did I know you? I lived in Great Eastern Buildings and your name rings a bell.

  12. Martine Kaufman nee Bluestone permalink
    March 4, 2016

    I was taught by Miss Ritchie too. She was wonderful

  13. steven harris permalink
    March 5, 2016

    Martine, do you know any more of what happened to Jean Ritchie?

  14. ming cheung(man on ) permalink
    May 22, 2016

    I was studying there in 1972, but now retired in Hk. Would love to get in touch with my old classmates

  15. steven harris permalink
    May 31, 2016

    @Ming Cheung. I am currently based near Shanghai. I frequently travel to HK. Though we were not classmate would be good to speak with someone who was of the same era at Robert Monte. Problem is this site doesnt allow us to leave email addresses so not sure how we can communicate.

  16. Alan Martin permalink
    July 5, 2016

    My father was Harold (Harry) Martin, who was acting head after Mr Sockoloff retired. I also went to Robert Mont. I remember Jean (Jenny) Richie as well.

  17. July 13, 2016

    Hi, I am currently a teacher at Thomas Buxton school, Buxton Street E1 and am researching the history of our school. As I understand it, The Robert Montefiore School left Deal Street in March 1973 and moved into new premises round the corner in Buxton Street,

    At some point, in the late 1970s, the school’s was split into separate infant and junior schools and renamed Thomas Buxton. The school remains in Buxton Street. Can anyone tell me more about this part of the school’s history?

  18. Alan Martin permalink
    July 28, 2016

    Hi Sasha, I have a lot to tell. Please call me on 07542 257342 for information.

  19. Alan Martin permalink
    August 18, 2016

    Trying to contact Jay Wagner. He would now be 59/60 years old. If anyone knows him or knows how I can contact him, please let me know. We were at both Robert Montefiore Schools together and in the same class and were very good friends. Lost contact with Jay after my parents moved to North London.

  20. Stellios Papi permalink
    August 22, 2016

    Hi All.
    I was a pupil at Robert Montefiore Sec School from 1969-1975 (lower 6th).
    Age is not a helper in remembering names ,but would dearly love to hear from anyone who remembers me (or my last sister-Christine).Thanks to all..(

  21. Shanaz permalink
    September 16, 2016

    My dad mentioned this school a few times. I’m assuming he attended during 1970s. Il have to ask him for more info. He also said this school is now known as Thomas Buxton.

  22. Miriam Sholaim permalink
    October 8, 2016

    Hi Alan I remember the name Jay Wagner. Didn’t he go to Brady Club?

  23. Alan Martin permalink
    October 16, 2016

    Hi Miriam, We both went to Brady Club and we both went on the 20 mile walk to Skeet House.

  24. November 15, 2016

    Alan – I have only just noticed your response to my request from the summer. Is it still ok to ring? My email is selliott@ Let me know.
    Many thanks,

  25. Mary Tabone permalink
    November 29, 2016

    Hi everyone who attended R/M I attended the school in the 60’s and have some very fond memories and some not so fond ones. Unfortunately I don’t recall any of your names from your messages, but would be interested to know if anyone remembers me, lol.
    It would be great to have a school reunion. I would love to meet up and reminisce about the old times/good Timesheetportal would love to hear back

  26. Mary Tabone permalink
    November 29, 2016

    Hi All
    Did anyone attend R/M secondary school. I did for a couple of years 71-73

  27. Susan nee Dorras permalink
    December 23, 2016

    Alan, your dad taught me, a lovely man and a super teacher, he got me through my eleven plus. I can remember him bringing you and your brother Frank into school one day. I did send you a text as your mobile appeared on this site, fine to call me if you wish.
    Susan Richardson nee Dorras.

  28. Alan Martin permalink
    March 30, 2017

    Hi Susan and Sasha, sorry about the delay in replying. Yes, it’s ok to call me 07542 257342 or email me
    You have a good memory Susan, my brother is Frank. Looking forward to hearing from you both. Best wishes. Alan

  29. Colin Piper permalink
    May 15, 2017

    Hi All
    Over a glass of red wine tonight with Steve Kay reminiscing about Robert Mon, tapped into this site. We both remember lots about the Deal Street school. We both left in ’66 me to Daneford and Steve to RM in Valence Rd. names: Tony Purse, Frank Greenslade, Dave Josephs Lata Patel, John Alexander, Roger Diss, Gary Tabner, Carol Goody, Steven Beager, Alan Tucker, Debbie Forbes, Michelle Carver, Hazel Green, Tony Viles, Janice Brewer, Eddie French and Lorraine Kay.
    Teachers: Mr Paddon – Head, Mr Baker. Mrs Braham, Mrs Tanner, Mrs Powell, Mrs Ritchie, Mr Martin, Mr Grodzinski. Good times, good school.

  30. Frank Collings permalink
    June 2, 2017

    Hi All
    Does anyone have any news on Carol Briggs? She attended Robert Montefiore Primary and went on to Robert Montefiore Secondary in Vallance Road from 1966 to 1971. Thanks

  31. deborah roberts permalink
    June 11, 2017

    My Gran attended the school in around 1930/1939 she has a photo of the school and still remembers all their names. She is 92 now and used to live in Buxton ..her name then was Shirley Pearlman. Is there anyone around who knows anything from those times?

  32. Alan Martin permalink
    July 22, 2017

    Hi Deborah, does your Gran remember Beatrice Solomons? This was my mother who lived in Buxton Street in the early 30s/40s. Alan

  33. jude legge permalink
    November 20, 2017


  34. Lesley keeper permalink
    November 26, 2017

    To frank collings. , Was carol Briggs the younger sister of Jennifer briggs

  35. Ming cheung permalink
    December 2, 2017

    Hi steven harris. Sorry to reply late , you can contact me on 00852 53422410 hk or email to

  36. Alan Martin permalink
    December 5, 2017

    Hey Jude, we’re you in the same class as Jay at the primary or secondary School? I was in Jay’s class at both Schools.

  37. Frank Collings permalink
    December 10, 2017

    To Lesley Keeper: it is possible she had a younger sister although I did think it was a brother. Carol lived in a block of flats on Commercial Road.

  38. January 16, 2018

    Message for steven Harris, I saw your question asking if Richard Greenslade lived in Great Eastern buildings, I remember a Marion Greenslade from there who now lives in Poplar East London. I assume she must have been related to Richard. I lived in Grey Eagle Street and went to Robert Montefiore Primary until we moved to Hackney in 1965. I was ten years old. Mr Padden was the head teacher then

  39. Sunahwar Ali permalink
    January 24, 2018

    Is there is possible to get information about school records during 1973-1977..

  40. steven harris permalink
    January 31, 2018

    @Angela brown. Thanks for leaving the comment Angela. I would love to speak with you about those days if possible. Almost certainly Marion would be sister to Richard and I remember Grey Eagle street – the pub and Leon’s very well. Don’t remember Mr Padden, but certainly Mr Sokoloff – a scary individual!

    If the Gentle author would be kind enough to allow my email: Please do get in touch.

  41. Nazma Islam nee Khanum permalink
    March 25, 2018

    Hi All
    I attended Robert Monte from 1972 until 1978 when I moved over to Robert Montefiore Secondary. Those were the best and I have the fondest memories of those days especially the summer of 76! I remember the following junior class teachers Mr Smith, Miss Furness, Mr Murray, Miss Buckley and Mr Jones (headteacher). I remember the infant teachers Miss Green, Mrs Tavvy, Miss Banks, Miss Hanky and deputy head Mrs Bloor. Loved the school and cried so much when I had to leave to start secondary. The teachers were some of the best and I don’t think I will ever forget them. Hope someone out there was in my year/class and remembers me.

  42. Jackie Williams permalink
    March 28, 2018

    Hello all

    I went to Robert Montefiore infant/junior school between 1965 and 1970 – my name then was Jackie Goodey. I remember Mrs Gosler, Mr Sokoloff and Miss Ritchie. I also remember Miss Mary? She had short black hair and wore beautiful sari? That’s what we called her but looking back now I am pretty sure that couldn’t have been her proper name.

    Others in my class were Sui Wong, Stephen Ballam, Susan Conlan, Maureen Worrell, Patience Black. I lived on Cranberry Street, right at the end by the shunting yard gates, backing onto the underground.

    My family moved to Aveley in Essex during final year of juniors and I travelled up to RM for six months so I could finish the year and take my 11+

  43. Sally Caplan permalink
    April 8, 2018

    I am trying to find out about my dad’s teaching career – Harry Reuben.
    He taught science.

    Any information woudl be gratefully received – we do not where else he taught, ad soule love any iformation.


  44. April 9, 2018

    Does anyone have memories of coming up Gorsefield the old house and gardens in Stansted Essex. I presently run the centre on behalf of Tower Hamlets. A photo or 2 would be fantastic.

  45. Nita Guz permalink
    April 27, 2018

    Does anyone have any memories of being evacuated to Stretham in Cambridgeshire in 1940

  46. Sue Fox permalink
    May 1, 2018

    My late father LEW Goddard (Goldberg) born 1920 lived in Princelet Street. went to Deal Street school. I believe he is in this photo and is the little boy at the end of the front row on the right. I have another photo from 1931 with him holding the board with the name of the school. If anyone had any memories of him I’d love to hear.

  47. Anthonias comwillis permalink
    May 25, 2018

    Hi my name is anthonias comwillis i attended Robert Montefiore from 1971-1976. I was very involved in the music & drama department.

  48. Anthonias comwillis permalink
    May 25, 2018

    I have some pictures of gorsfield which Gavin Gynn might like. I remember Patience Black, Steven Balam were in the year above me. Anyone remember Rufus Clark and his brother’s, Mr hunt in music department, Bella nassau, Mr Abrahams. While I was there we put on plays, we did events with the drum majoreets at old people’s homes and so forth. Here’s my number 07956659388 get in touch if you remember any of these details I listed.

  49. Claud Magras permalink
    June 24, 2018

    Hi All
    A name in a newspaper today (Sokolof) inspired me to look up Robert Montefiore, and I came across this site. I lived in Greatorex Street and attended RM in Deal St (1964-69), as did my four younger brothers. I have fond memories of my time at RM, and remember a few class-mates including Steven Harris (who helped me learn to swim in Goulston St Baths, yes I remember you!) and his brother Kevin (in class with my brother Kenneth), Gary Beager, Gary Allan, Jackie Martin (I also remember your mum as a lovely lady), Michelle Mowlem, Sharon Leach (lived on the same landing as us in Greatorex Hse), Rosemary Navser, Cynthia Bretao, Anthony Proc, Jay Wagner, Michael Flood and David Schroeder. I also remember David Baker and Michael Conlan as we all left RM and attended Central Foundation Boys School from ‘69.

    Mrs Shaw was the teacher who made the major difference to my life (my parents still mention her in conversation), and I remember Mr Martin, Mrs Bloor, Mr Sokolof, as well as Miss Ritchie and Mr Hickman. I am sure somewhere I still have a couple of photos from the annual trip to Seaford. I also spent time at the Brady Club during those years, and joined trips and camping holidays arranged by Derek Cox.

    Nice to see others also have fond memories of RM.

    Regards, Claud (Claudius) Magras

  50. Joe moses permalink
    June 26, 2018

    Hi everyone, I attended r/m till Feb 1970…
    My name is Ezekiel moses…mr boyson was our headmaster. I now live in los Angeles where I’ve been for the last 35 years.
    Anyone remember me??….

  51. Alan Martin permalink
    June 28, 2018

    Hi Claudius, I was in you class and remember some of the names you mentioned, including my dad, Mr Martin. I remember Jay Wagner, my best friend, Gary Allen and Michael Flood.
    Obviously I remember all the teachers you mentioned. I also remember going on “School Journey “ to Seaford.
    Did you ever go to Skeet House, or do the sponsored 20 mile walk to Skeet House?
    Keep well,


  52. sirajul HOQUE permalink
    July 19, 2018

    I attended from 1974—1979 i enjoyed every moment of my life. try link

  53. July 29, 2018

    To jackie Williams nee’goodey- I lived in cranberry st next to the gates at the end. Lived next door to daisy & Fred cruchington & the michell family lived opposite my name is Lesley Keeper .i was about 13 when I moved from there I am now 70

  54. Jackie Williams permalink
    July 31, 2018

    Hello Lesley, do you remember the huge fire in the rail yard?

  55. Sharon Marney permalink
    October 11, 2018

    I attended from 1970 to 1974. I am living and working in the US now and need to find someone from the school to verify that I attended. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

  56. November 11, 2018

    Came across this website by accident wow!
    I recognise some names here! I went to RM with my sister Shelly Jones, we lived in Bloomfield house old montage street, We left in 70/71
    Claud I remember your brothers too
    Would like to hear of any reunion happening
    Best days My school life attending RM

  57. Steve Morpurgo permalink
    November 19, 2018

    Alan Martin, i remember your dad, he was my teacher at Robert Montefiore. Everyone i went to school with remembers him with great affection, a really wonderful man.
    I was a Brady member and then manager and also did the Skeet walk. I was also the cook at Skeet for a while.

  58. Alan Martin permalink
    December 7, 2018

    Hi Steve,
    I’m pleased you have good memories of my father. I recognise your name but can’t place you.
    As went to Brady, do you by any chance remember my mother, Beatrice (Betty Martin) nee Solomons? My mother was manager at Brady for many years. She was also a teacher at Harry Goslin, Redmans Road and Stepney Jewish Schools.

  59. Maggie Linton permalink
    February 4, 2019

    I went to RM, started in the nursery, then on to the primary. I left in 1968 and went to Central Foundation Grammar school for girls. My maiden name was Zihni. My favourite teacher was Mrs Shaw, who played the clarinet if I remember, or was it something else? I also recall Miss Ritchie, she scared me for some reason, so much that I sat and wet myself in her class!! And when I was a lot younger there was a lovely lady called Miss Miller, who unfortunately got pregnant and had to leave. I remember playing on the roof playground, buying biscuits with my biscuit money, and the lovely school dinners. The library with windows up to the ceiling where I used to lose myself in their books. The prize givings, and the music lessons, where I learnt to play the glockenspiel. Many fond memories of Mr Sokaloff, who I met again many years later when I was in my twenties, and he lived in the Downham area then. He was lovely. We lived in Greatorex Street, and I remember going camping to Minehead once. I cried for weeks when we came home, my home life was not happy and I loved being at school.

  60. Alan Martin permalink
    February 25, 2019

    Hi Lesley, do you know if Fred and Daisy had a son called Victor? I went to school with a Victor Cruchington.

  61. Rebecca Smith permalink
    March 3, 2019

    Dear all
    My parents Roger Patrick and Sandra Patrick (nee Sankey) met 1966?? and married (1969) while working at Robert Mont. They were both geography teachers. They have amazing memories of that place and I (as a teacher now) love hearing about the “good days of teaching”
    Anyway in a month it’s their Golden wedding anniverary and if any one at al remembers them and would be willing to send me an email ( with some words or even better a video comment with your memories I would be so grateful. Thanks in advance Becky

  62. Alan Martin permalink
    March 8, 2019

    Hi Becky, as a matter of interest, did your parents teach at the primary school or secondary?
    If they were at the former, they may have known my father, Harold Martin. If they were at the secondary, I may have known them, although I don’t recognise their names, or they may have known me. It would be interesting to know.

  63. Russell shapiro permalink
    March 30, 2019

    I went to Robert Montefiore from 1965 to 1970. Names are now a blur but I was in the classes of Miss Ritchie and Miss Mary. I have fond memories of the school and certainly remember Mr Martin and Mr Sokoloff. Had a fun time at Seaford. I lived in Vallance Road near the senior school but went to JFS at 11.

  64. Alan permalink
    April 6, 2019

    Hi Russell, your name sounds familiar to me. I also went to the Junior school around those dates. Do you remember Jay Wagner, he also lived in Vallance Road?

  65. Russell shapiro permalink
    April 7, 2019

    Honestly I do not remember Jay. Did he live in Hughes Mansions. It has been a long time and in those days we never kept records. It would be lovely to have a class list form somewhere. I recall Shui Wing Wong and Steven Harris and Bradley Vancliff. Unfortunately I lost contact with everybody. Jeffrey Ross was with me at JFS. I cannot recall any of the girls names maybe there was a Tania Ramsden but I could be wrong.

  66. Alan Martin permalink
    April 22, 2019

    Hi Russell, Jay lived in Valance Road a a few hundred yards up from the secondary school. The only name I remember of those you mentioned is Jeffrey Ross. Never mind, I’m sure someone will recall those names.

  67. Judith Legge /Hillocks permalink
    July 8, 2019

    I attended RM 1964/1969 lived in Valance Rd in the same class as Claud Magras jay Wagner Gary Allen Jackie Martin i used to go to her house her mother was wonderful lady i know all the other class mates mention THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIENDS”i went on to embark as a fashion model and worked in the TV INDUSTRY GOOD HEALTH AND BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL

  68. Barbara Joan Brown permalink
    August 19, 2019

    I went to Robert Montefiore school from 1950 until 1954 , born in 1939, I travelled each day from Debden, Essex, I was told it was a Central school and that was why I had to get a tube from Debden Station to Mile End then change to Whitechapel Station.
    All my friends were from the local area I can remember some names of classmates and some teachers,
    Mr Nurse was headmaster, Mr Lloyd taught French, on one report he put Barbara is a very nice girl but her and French do not agree. The geography teacher used to aim the chalk wipers
    Skimming across the class at boys behaving badly, it was prudent to duck in his lessons.
    Does anybody remember me, if so will add more memories.
    Barbara Joan (nee Brown) now Wilson

  69. Maurice permalink
    September 18, 2019

    I was at the primary in Deal St and then went to the secondary from 1974- 1980.
    I remember Mr Martin and Mr Sokoloff. Does anyone remember Mr Carter, music teacher ?

  70. Maurice Nyman permalink
    September 18, 2019

    @Sirijul Hoque,
    I think I remember you. Did you live in Hanbury St?
    Anyone remember Curtis Lendor,Mohammed Nabi and Alan Lord( and his sister Debra) ?

    Used to love going to Gollops sweet shop.

  71. Frances Stapley wasLassman permalink
    September 29, 2019

    I remember Barbara Brown and have list of lots of teachers names and pupils. Was in mr Lloyds class. From 1950 to 1954

  72. Frances Stapleywas Lassman permalink
    September 29, 2019

    Some names of people in my class Doris Tonge Joan Morris Betty Smith Louise Sanders Gloria Camozine Mervin Ritter Brian Macarthy Gerald Eriera Frances DelmontDerek Free.Teachers I remember Miss Fagg, Mr Anderson Mr Arter Mr Lloyd Mr Levine Miss Cox I loved French and needlework had a prize presented at Toynbee Hall. My best friends were Joan and Barbara Gerber, identical twins Happy days?

  73. Sharon Finch wagner permalink
    October 11, 2019

    For everyone who has mentioned my brother Jay Wagner he is alive and kicking and lives in Sweden.

  74. Shanaz (Shanay) Randera permalink
    November 23, 2019

    I attened RM 1963_1969.
    I was briefly in Miss Bloors class, then another teacher, who’s name i dontt remember, I think she was a Thai teacher.

    Then juniors it was Ms Baynard, Mrs Pollock, Miss Ritchie and Mrs Shaw.

    I knew Michelle Baker, Elizabeth Cohen, Debbie Buttoner/Green and the headmaster was Mr Sokoloff.

    I also attened the Brady club and took part in plays and other activity there.

    Dont know if anyone remembers me, would be great if there could be a reunion.

  75. November 26, 2019

    Hello, my name is Marilyn and I attended RM primary school 1955 to 1957. We moved away from the area around 1957. I remember Miss Perry, Mrs Gosler, and Mrs Bloor. Mrs Gosler was my nursery class teacher and one day my mother forgot to pick me up from school! She was working away at her sewing machine and suddenly remembered! I recall walking with Mrs Gosler at the age of 4 up the road to see my mum running along and apologising! I liked RM school very much and was happy there. It would be good to reminisce with anyone who attended around that time.

  76. March 30, 2020

    I remember Lenny Crutchington, who lived in my flats on the Collingwood Estate. Jackie Williams, did you have a sister Carol?

  77. Lawrence shenker permalink
    March 30, 2020

    I am one off Rita Shenker was Jacobs son she is trying to contact one off he friends, her name was Susan Nyman, I saw that a Maurice Nyman posted on here and wonder if they are in any way related

  78. Lesley keeper permalink
    April 14, 2020

    Susan Nyman was my friend at school & used to live in the next street when I lived in cranberry street I am in touch all the time with her younger sister Betty nyman

  79. Lesley keeper permalink
    April 14, 2020

    To Alan Martin Daisy & Fred cruchington ha a son called Leneord who lived next door to me in cranberry street

  80. Brian Yeaman permalink
    June 19, 2020

    I attended Robert Montefiore Central School from 1950 to 1954. Mr. Nurse was Headmaster and our form teacher was Mr. Paddon (a great teacher). We were lucky to have him as our form teacher every year.
    Mr. Lloyd was the French teacher, I also remember Mr. Levy, Mr. Addison, Mr. Golstien, Ms. Hughes.
    My school friends were Eddie Button, Alfie Paxton, Tony Keefe, Derek Free, John Crowley, Harry Mendez.
    I remember going on many school holidays, Lake District a few times, Paris.

  81. August 20, 2020

    I attended RM Central school from 1952 until Dec 1956, our Head Master Mr Nurse and Form Teacher a Mr Goldstien. Can anyone out there remember our trip to Stratford upon Avon in our last term at school. I do know that some stayed on and went to ” Technical College “, some names that come to mind are Brian Reagan, Harry Hooper, Sylvia Day and Sally Levy

  82. Rajni permalink
    September 5, 2020

    My dad went to this school in 1970 I would like to find if there is any school photos

  83. Maurice permalink
    September 9, 2020

    @Leslie Keeper, I’m the youngest brother of Susan and Betty. I never knew the house in Anglesea St but I grew up in Ramsey St.

  84. September 9, 2020

    I lived in Valence road,also went to Deal st&RM secondary left in 1967 . Still in contact with Lesley Keeper &Sandra Pollock .good old days mr Boyce was Head &Mr Mitra deputy. I did go to the reunion some years back would be nice to have another one. Rebecca

  85. Yvonne (Buffman) Cheyney permalink
    September 21, 2020

    I was at Robert Montefiore Secondary School from 1953-1958. Headmaster Mr. Nurse, headmistress and French teacher Miss Abrahamson, French Teacher and shorthand teacher Mr. Lloyd, class teacher Mr. Castleton. He passed away around 1956 and we then had Miss Diamond. Math teacher – Mr. Addison who married the art mistress Miss Field. He also taught recorders to the boys. He didn’t think the girls should learn recorder. Caning was used on the boys, but not on the girls. Mr. Levine – history teacher. Mr. Reuben – chemistry and science. I stayed on to the 5th year and took GCEs. I still have my prefect badge ! I lived on Elder Street off Commercial Street. It was about a 15 minute walk down Hanbury Street to get to Vallance Road. I also went to Brady Street club. I moved to America in 1964 now living in Southern California. I was in touch for several years with Mr. and Mrs. Nurse (now both gone) and Miss Abrahamson (also gone). I have never forgotten my RM days. I really enjoyed my life at RM. I am in touch with one of my school mates who lives in Colorado – Patrick Crowley. He has been in touch with several RM’s. Please contact me if you remember me. The Gentle Author can give you my email address. We are so privileged to have this talented gentleman open our minds each day with his articles. Particular during these worrying times, we need plenty of “brain” food. I send best wishes to all the readers and “be safe.” Yvonne

  86. Anniemarie permalink
    October 4, 2020

    Hi my name is anniemarie may
    I used too go too deal st school RM
    And also the new building in Buxton st.
    I lived in hanbury st opp my infants school RM
    I remember lots of class mates. From late 60s
    Till we moved too the new building.
    I remember Curtis lendor . Kim mc Murray . Diana heard. Sandra Godfrey
    Kim Schroeder. The Abrahams. Conlans. Nymons
    So many more.
    Mrs Eaton lovely teacher. Mr Lucas
    Good old mr Blackmore headmaster
    Unfortunately I ended up in C/homes
    Tower hamlets school for girls
    Left before time
    The rest is history
    My name was Annie
    I had 2 brothers Danny
    Lots great memories from my school days
    Does anyone remember us
    And of corse gallops sweet shop
    Evenses Buxton st that was like dairy shop next too the pub
    Great days
    Be lovely too have reunion
    I in my 50s now
    Living on the south coast
    Please anyone contact who may know me
    Either call
    Me or email
    As follows
    Leave message no I will reply
    Re RM
    Annie xx

  87. Barry Silkman permalink
    October 17, 2020

    In answer to Rebecca Smith, I remember your dad Roger really well, he was a good footballer. I hope he is still with us and if so tell him Barry Silkman never forgot him and please send him my best wishes. Thank you

  88. Steven buttery permalink
    November 26, 2020

    Was at Robert montifiore until 1967 great memories
    A wonderful time to be in the area

  89. Brian hersey permalink
    January 14, 2021

    I looked up and seen on my phone
    I seen that my name was on
    this phone about October 2020
    Robert mote secondary school year
    1967 to 1968

  90. brian Smith permalink
    January 14, 2021

    School name was brian Smith
    Now changed Hersey

  91. John Morley permalink
    February 10, 2021

    Hi when to rm school from 1964 1969 mr Martin was a great teacher one of my best teachers my name is jJohn Morley any one remember me Alan Martin your dad was a great teacher mate if you are still looking for jay wager he’s in Sweden you can look him up on face book

  92. Alan Martin permalink
    February 12, 2021

    Hi John, thanks for your kind comments about my father. I was able to trace Jay Wagner through his sister, who heard I was trying to find him. I also went to R.M. for two years, 1969/70

  93. February 13, 2021

    My father went to RMS high school around 1956 I think, trying to track down anyone that may have known him! His name I believe then was Wayed ullah or butler but may have been known as Roy.

    He grew up in Bethnal green, mile end.
    Born in 1946
    Would love to hear any stories you may have and how you know him
    As he has fond memories of his childhood.

    Praying someone knows him!

  94. John Morley permalink
    March 2, 2021

    Hi Jackie goody I used to live at 9 cranberry street 4 doors from you I was in your class at r / m

  95. John Morley permalink
    March 2, 2021

    Hi Jackie goody I used to live 9 cranberry st 4 door down from you I lived their from 1964 to 1975 I was in the same class as you take care

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