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2012 (Xmas) News and Messages - 1.

26, Queensland Road,
Boscombe, Bournemouth,
Dorset.

CHRISTMAS 2012

Dear Friends,

On behalf of The Boscombe Convent past Pupils' Association, I wish all former pupils and members of Staff, all the joy and Blessings of the Christmas Season. We pray that the remembrance of the Birth of Our Lord, The Prince of Peace, will bring much needed peace in our world and in our hearts and lives.

As there has been no response to the appeal for someone to take over the producing and editing of the Newsletters I am trying to send one more to you. IT MAY WELL BE THE LAST. If the newsletters cease there will be nothing left to hold the Association together and it will go the way of other Past Pupils' Associations and end in closure. That would be a great pity as I know that many of you value the links which we are able to maintain.

Many have given much time and energy to keeping the Association going, over the years, particularly our President JEAN WALSH (HUGHES), former pupil and member of staff, now aged 96 and with many infirmities is such a strong supporter that she made the journey from Devon, with her daughter ANGIE, in a Motorhome, to attend the Reunion.

WE WILL STILL TRY TO HOLD THE ANNUAL REUNION. IN CASE THERE IS NO NEWSLETTER TO REMIND YOU. IT WILL BE. AS ALWAYS. ON THE 1ST SUNDAY IN JULY. IN 2013 THE 7TH. The USUAL VENUE . THE HALL OF ST THOMAS GARNET SCHOOL. PARKWOOD ROAD. BOSCOMBE. FROM 2.30P.M.

This year's Reunion was very enjoyable, 53 signed the Visitors' Book. There were 6 new members and 2 who re-joined. There will be a fuller report inside this edition. Thank you to the Committee Members, who work so hard to provide a good afternoon.

The Head Teacher, JULIE-ANNE CUTLER (MATTHEWS) and Secretary ROSANNA FOX (BREDDA), both Past Pupils, always make sure that the Hall is booked for us and allow the Caretaker to prepare it, a great help. ROSANNA also prints the Newsletters for us. We are very grateful to them.
We have learned that JULIE-ANNE is to retire in July, we wish her a very Happy Retirement, we will miss her support. I have just heard that ROSANNA FOX (BREDDA) is retiring on 14th December!!

Some of you wrote news for printing in the Newsletter, at the Reunion, thank you. it is always of interest to our readers. I receive some pieces via e-mails, particularly from overseas. The website, with its Search is a great help in enabling me to locate and obtain information, to help rekindle friendships.

We wish you Good Health and Happiness in 2013.

With best wishes,

MARY BROOKS (BROWNING) - Chair & Editor.

THE REUNION JULY 2012

The following is a list of those who signed the Visitors at the Reunion on 3rd July 2011. Throughout the Newsletter, where appropriate, your married name will be followed by the name by which you were known at school, printed within brackets.

The following is a list of those who signed the Visitors' Book at the Reunion, on 1st July 2012. Throughout the Newsletter, where applicable, your married name will be followed by the name by which you were known at school, printed within brackets.

AL AMEDDINE SANDRA (MATTHEWS)
ATKIN-SPIVEY BARBARA - COMMITTEE.
BLAKE PAMELA (KENNARD) - COMMITTEE
BROOKS MARY (BROWNING) - CHAIR
BROWNING PAULINE
DALY ELLEN (KERRIGAN)
DAVISON PHILIPPA
DOYLE STELLA (BUTLER)
ENTWHISTLE THERESA (SUTTON)
LUCAS MARY (GREENMAN)

HEARD ANGELA (ABBOT)
HUNT MAUREEN (DALY) - COMMITTEE
KENEFICK ANNE (BROWNING)
LING MARGARET (BROWN)
LUCAS JAYNE (MILLER)
NASH MR.
NICHOLLS JENNIFER (DAWSON )
PHILLIPS CELIA (GILLINGS)
RIQUE LEONIE (COTTELL)
RUTTER JANE

TAVENDER DAPHNE (HOPGOOD )
TOBIN RITA (CARPENTER)
VINCENT GILLIAN (WILLETT)
WALSH JEAN (HUGHES) - PRESIDENT
WILTON FIONA (DE SOUZA)
ALLEN SARAH (WASS)
AVERY JONES CATHERINE (BOBBET)
BRIGDEN PAMELA (BUTLER)
BROOKS FRANK
CREW-GEE LOUISE

DANVERS JENNIFER (SHAW)
DE SOUZA JULIETTE (MOORE)
ELLIOTT SHEILA
FIELDING GERALDINE (ZUPAN)
GULLIVER DOROTHY (FORD)
HUGHES EILEEN - TREASURER
HURLL MARY (BATTEN)
LILL NICOLA (CESTA)
LLOYD FIONA (KNOTT) - COMMITTEE
MONCKTON JUDY (HURT)

NICHOLLS GERALDINE (MAHY)
O'BRIEN JANE (THURGOOD)
PILLEY VERONICA (HAMPTON ) RULE MARGARET (KIRRANE)
STONE HEATHER (DAY)
THACKRAY CHRISTINE (BROWNING)
TOBIN PETER
WALSH ANGIE WHEELER ELIZABETH (DAVISON)
WINIECKI ANNE

SISTER FRANCES LOTINA - HANDMAIDS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
FR. PETER HACKETT S.J

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