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Date and Time of Entry:15 Mar 2018 20:19:44
Name:Malcolm Coe
Email address:chilled12@hotmail.com
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:Really surprised (and delighted) to have discovered this website. There is a downside though... it's very worrying that I'm struggling to remember names - both students and teachers! Two names I do recall are Geoff Anscombe and Phil Donovan. I see Geoff has made a couple of entries, and been very open about his 'experiences'. Phil, I remember was into boxing and extremely enthusiastic in tackling (football) in the school playground! Thank you Tim for this site.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:11 Mar 2017 22:08:02
Name:Clive Wood
Email address:clivewood55@gmail.com
Country:Uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:Wonderful seeing certain teachers names...Bill Carnell...peter arnott...'pip'..Piper.Memories x
How the website was found:Other Search Engine
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Date and Time of Entry:1 Feb 2017 21:21:27
Name:Ian Jackson
Email address:ianjackson6@virginmedia.com
Country:Caterham Uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:I came across this site after wondering what happened to those people of my class of `65 onwards. After putting a few names into google. Messom and Savva. the deadly duo. Sadly I discovered that Brian passed away in 2003. Greg returned to Cyprus to play professional football and now retired. Clive Wood has made an acting career both on stage and the small screen. Would enjoy hearing from any of that remembers the good old days
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:16 Oct 2016 14:14:13
Name:DAVID SCOTCHER
Email address:david.scotcher@hotmail.co.uk
Country:ENGLAND
Year of entry into CSTS:1955
Comments:Mr Ryan was my form teacher I thought he was a very nice person very easy going. I went on a school holiday to Italy(Rome) and Switzerland(Lake Lugano) great fun all the way there by train through the alps. Some of the names I remember were Sid Smith. Alvin Eastern.Ican still remember the first few names on our register. Ashby, Bourne, Braine, Bushell, Bylett, Chester, Coppard, Everett, Flatt, Frith ect.ect
How the website was found:Other
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:6 Oct 2016 23:03:34
Name:Martin Donovan
Email address:martingdonovan@tiscali.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:First time I have been on this site, but I did visit the Friends Reunited site. I came across a few names I know. Thanks to Frank Coburn for your comments and also sorry to read the comment about Peter Batch. If anyone remembers me, send me an email.
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Date and Time of Entry:8 Sep 2016 22:50:51
Name:Geoff Anscombe
Email address:
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:I checked this site a few years back and ended up reading every entry in the guest book. Only found 2 or 3 names from my year but left a message to anyone knowing the whereabouts of my very good school mate Chris Conway, tonight I found him and I'm guessing he'll be writing on here too very soon
How the website was found:Other Search Engine
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:15 Aug 2016 13:57:26
Name:R J Thornton
Email address:robertyjanet@yahoo.co.uk
Country:Spain
Year of entry into CSTS:1955
Comments:Just discovered this site as I m not on any other social media site. Sadly for me very little early stuff. I am a bit confused by the official opening date of 1958 as I m sure I attended the new school in 1955-6 and was in the Upper Fifth in 1958. From my fading memory I recall Elsie(History/RI) handing out punishments of lines written line by line from the text book and Gould(Geography) drilling facts into us then having tests and appointing a Top Boy for the class. Is that a picture of Mr Piper (Physics) in the 2002 reunions? Went from Ingram school in 1953 to CSTS in South Norwood then to the new school in South Croydon. As a school then it seemed to be a political experiment to educate pupils for a non academic technical career. The Upper Fifth (GCE O level) had a set number of subjects. I remember Richards (English) selecting the AEB exam as we would not have coped with other examining boards in the year we had to get up to standard. Although we took Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Maths, English, Physics and Chemistry, Brickwork, Metalwork, Geography and History were excluded. Did later years take these subjects? I see a French teacher was recruited later was this move to Grammerise the school? Also were GCE A levels introduced? Any more information welcome.
How the website was found:Other Search Engine
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:29 Jul 2016 21:16:28
Name:John Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:Still around,now at Councillor in Windsor. Our motto was the best, still use it. Must have another reunion soon.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:30 Apr 2016 11:24:55
Name:Trevor smith
Email address:Trevor.r.smith@outlook.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:13+ entry with barry whale,deceased. Paul coppard, motor bike crash years ago.Steven page,ginger twot became a copper.very fond memories. Been married twice and still live in new addington. Noticed David smith, who lived in Q.E.Drive .still remember his beatifull speed twin he did up.Love to hear from all you Bill Carnell sufferers. No he was a great guy, even though my hair still smarts thinking of him.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:20 Apr 2016 15:45:07
Name:Dave Bryant
Email address:davenmarg51@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Hello to anyone out there. Don't know if its just me but I would have hoped for more entries on the guestbook than seems to happen? My first entry was August 2014. Makes me wonder how many of us are left these days! Still be good to hear from anyone from my year if it were possible.( Don't think I upset too many people in my time there?)
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:5 Apr 2016 18:59:49
Name:roger hart
Email address:rogerhart@talktalk.net
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1950
Comments:Last weekend attended music hall performance by Roy Hudd. His review of the subject was outstanding,in particular his. Potrayal of Max Millar ...This all took place in the original Regency Theartra in Bury St Edmund's.The place was packed out so I did,nt wait to see Roy since we had met up last year and chewed. the 'Cudd'! He lives nearby so I'll report if I run into him again.Regards to all CSTS ex's.znec
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Date and Time of Entry:29 Jan 2016 22:17:51
Name:John Gallard
Email address:ashen85@hotmail.com
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:Cannot say ALL my memories of CSTS are happy ones but seeing so many names that I recognise convinces me that most of my marbles are intact! I often tell my grandsons how, when queuing in Thornton Road for the 115 bus to Purley we would take our caps off but quickly put them on when the bus came along in case there were prefects on board. So surprised to see the school had been demolished on a recent trip to Croydon
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:11 Jan 2016 13:30:24
Name:David Smith
Email address:davidsmith565@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Ah, a wonderful trip down memory lane. Recognising old mates like Chris Bevins and the other smiths, Frank, Richard, Ian and Trevor. Fred Sherrington taught me how to lay bricks and was a very good artist too. AND Bill Carnell who brought music to the school (the oh fortuna chorus from carmina burana) was a wonderful achievement. (sorry about spelling, I'm old) But, at least I remember where to use a singular verb. Thank you Mr Young!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:15 Dec 2015 09:55:55
Name:Leonard Rutter
Email address:eljayarr@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:My brother Dennis followed me in1954 from Lanfranc Secondary Modern, the school motto was Facta non Verba (Deeds not Words). The school houses were Brunel, green, Wren, blue, Scott,red, Lutyens, yellow l believe.l was in the UpperV in1956 and left on Dec 12th of that year, we threw our caps over the railway, that was the tradition. Burning blazers what a brilliant tradition, not in my day.Still got my school prizes, also my original dictionary and logarithm book, my grandson has my school repor
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:14 Dec 2015 23:49:29
Name:Leonard Rutter
Email address:eljayarr@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Finally after inumerable canings for smoking by Mr Chapman l gave up in 2003 so much for the deterent qualities of corporal punishment. On the way to our dinner hall in Portland Road there was a tobacconists next to the much visited chip shop where we could buy tuppenny masters, or if you were flush those very long ciggies called joysticks for fourpence halfpenny or those packets of 5 very small cigarettes called dominoes l think. We bought vienna loaves and filled them with chips.Paul Sowan hi!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:14 Dec 2015 23:11:29
Name:Leonard Rutter
Email address:eljayarr@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:13+entrant from Waddon Secondary Modern, brilliant school with great teachers, started in lllG,Trig Gibson, others Fred Sherrington(brickwork)Mr Quirk(plumbing)Mrs Gee(art)Mr Mcadam(technical drawing, brilliant teacher)Mr Gould(geography)Ben Elsie(history, Rl)Mr Newby(PT)Mr Chapman(headmaster)Mr Piper, Mr Williams(Physics).Remembering Brian Rich,Freddy Rix, Lachlan Yaxley, Brian Jervis,Roy Hudd,David Payne, Geoff Trotman,John Hayward,Brian Jones, Leon Garcia,??Semprini,Norman Surtees,John Cawsey
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:23 Nov 2015 19:13:40
Name:Mark Pettigrew
Email address:mark@pettigrew.co.uk
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:Would love to hear from anyone in my year. Great that this site is here. Thanks.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:OK

Date and Time of Entry:28 Oct 2015 12:36:54
Name:Keith Aldridge
Email address:Keithaldridge5@bigpond.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Enjoyed school life and have many fond memories, although unfortunately failed to gain much on the qualifications front. Nevertheless achieved some success in later life and happily retired in Brisbane.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:22 Oct 2015 18:41:37
Name:Patrick Yorke
Email address:paddy.yorke@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1969
Comments:I remember Mr. Piper who said to us all that the happiest day in his life would be when he paid his mortgage off! My year were trapped in the conversion to the Comprehensive System and so badge and motto were lost in the new Haling Manor High School. Scared the hell out of me having to go to the Kendra Hall Site.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:9 Sep 2015 15:49:03
Name:Geoffrey M Thomas
Email address:geoff.thomas@mail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:Came from Lanfranc 13+, stayed on as long as possible. Reading all the names brought back so many memories.
How the website was found:Other Search Engine
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:29 Jul 2015 15:06:34
Name:David James
Email address:davajam@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Calling all those who knew me! I lost touch with everyone when I left Upper VI form in 1966 (Mr.Purdy). I would be glad to hear from you all. I qualified in architecture in 1972, practiced same until 2012 and am now living in Chichester.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:2 Feb 2015 22:58:57
Name:David Banks
Email address:banksdavid5@sky.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:'Praise now to this our school' They were good times. Lived in New Addington during those years! Played football for school team. Got cane for not hearing bell, concentrating on game in playground. Moved out of area at end of schooling in 1962. See kevin coughlin has posted regards to all who knew me. Good education !
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:15 Nov 2014 17:53:01
Name:Ken Wright
Email address:iamkenwright@gmail.com
Country:England, UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:If anyone can remember so far back, I am one of the twins(Ken & Vic). Mr James was my form tutor. Happy memories of bowling out Don Wardal in the nets. His encouragement lead me to be cricket captain for the next five years. I was in Brunel House - Vic in Scott House. Messrs. Gould. Fletcher. Ryan. Watson. Stroud. Sherrington. Young. were staff at the time, and of course Shirley the lovely lab technician. First intake at 11 years old. Feel free to email me. All the best, Ken Wright.
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:3 Oct 2014 15:39:26
Name:Tony Thompson
Email address:tjni@btinternet.com
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:Fond memories, cross country running on Purley Way, cold swims at Croydon Baths, flying blackboard rubbers in the Science lab (unerring accuracy), Mr Piper, Bill Carnell, school orchestra at Fairfield Hall speech days... basically a good school with good friends and teachers, did me no harm
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:7 Aug 2014 12:13:38
Name:dave bryant
Email address:davenmarg51@gmail.com
Country:england
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:some fond memories, some not. left at 15 so no glory, but wanted to earn money. Spent most time in engineering and 'some' schooling did help. always wondered what became of old classmates. would love to hear from any. shame school is no more. would have been nice to go back and look around. doesn't feel like so many years. Met my wife to be just before leaving in 67 married in 71 had 40 good years before she died. now in new relationship and very happy. thinking of early retirement. no regrets!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:11 Jul 2014 14:17:23
Name:William (Bill) West
Email address:billwest38@yahoo.co.uk
Country:UK East Sussex
Year of entry into CSTS:1950
Comments:Happy days. I was pleased to see an entry from Roger Hart I believe we were class mates in Form 3Q. I share Rogers memories of the daily trek to the Civic Hall for school dinners, and also recall that on the return journey there was a sweet shop on the corner of Clifton Road where you could purchase loose cigarettes. I still visit the area as I am an ardent fan of Crystal Palace FC whose ground we had to pass for swimming lessons at Thornton Heath baths.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:26 Jun 2014 20:13:54
Name:Tim Ecott
Email address:timothy.r.ecott@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Howard: The reason is that I had an idea to allow pupils to create a small 'then and now' page with details such as occupation, no. of kids etc. etc. The idea did not really get developed..hence only a few names are in the red text.
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Date and Time of Entry:23 Jun 2014 13:47:25
Name:Howard Ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1952
Comments:Just wondering why my name appears in black as against your contemporaries who appear in red & have reference to their details.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:17 Jun 2014 16:20:57
Name:Peter Bush
Email address:pbush@warlingham68.fsnet.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:I joined partway through the third year when my family moved to Croydon and was placed in the 13+ class. I think this was IIIS (as I appear in VS in the 1962 roll). Like many on this site I have happy memories of (most of) my time at CSTS. I used to play the piano for the hymn in assembly and remember being told off severely by Mr Chapman for "jazzing up" the hymn one morning! Mr Purdy (Mechanics) deserves a mention for me as an outstanding teacher.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:13 Apr 2014 15:28:56
Name:David Reed
Email address:
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Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:I experienced only 3 years at the school, leaving in 1967. My family moved out of the area (to Tunbridge Wells) when my father retired. Many happy memories and good friends though not in touch with anyone now. > Recently browsing through the website I came across the speech day programme for December 1967. In it I see that I was awarded the Form 3 French subject prize. I had no previous knowledge of this, maybe my parents didn't leave a forwarding address. Great site, keep up the good work.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:15 Feb 2014 17:16:55
Name:Mark Pettigrew
Email address:mark@pettigrew.co.uk
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:Interesting... second time I've found the site. Nice to see entries from Dave Harriott and Monika Gadd. Would be very pleased to hear from old friends.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Jan 2014 22:38:53
Name:David Hortop
Email address:dhortop@hotmail.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:Ooops sorry about last entry - I actually joined the school in Class 1Y in 1957 (not 1962) Its my age you see ...... But I am not on the roll for 1957 either!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Jan 2014 22:26:38
Name:David Hortop
Email address:dhortop@hotmail.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:I joined the school in 1962 and was in Class 1Y ( I note I am not on the roll of pupils - but I did attend the school!) Left in 1965 to join the RAF as a Halton Aircraft Apprentice (Airframes) - then full RAF career until 1986, Second career as HM Inspector of Health and Safety 1986 - 2007, 3rd Career now as Health and Safety Advisor. From no qualifications to BA(Hons) via HNC/ONC 'O' Levels and 'A' Levels - thanks to CSTS. Motto changed to Facta et Verba after 1965 I believe?
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:3 Nov 2013 20:31:13
Name:roger hart
Email address:
Country:england
Year of entry into CSTS:1950
Comments:When is the next reunion going to take place? I'm willing to help if someone would supply me with a contact list.Regards to All Roger Hart
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:31 Oct 2013 08:25:51
Name:Richard Hydes
Email address:rhydes
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Really excellent - well done Tim for keep this going. Many memories for sure. Strange how increasingly important these things become.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:24 Sep 2013 12:38:26
Name:Andrew Scragg
Email address:Asi@asi.co.nz
Country:New Zealand
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Haven't signed guest book since 2002 so well overdue. Have been regular visitor to uk for many years and usually stay at Hilton on Purley Way while in Croydon. Looks right across the old cross country course where those school runs were held each year. Certainly brings back memories. School choir and orchestra photo is incredible and have recognized so many faces from 50 years ago many from my entry class 1W of 1962. Great job on maintaining web site Tim and Igor
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:13 Sep 2013 17:34:15
Name:Alan Sutton
Email address:alansutton@hotmail.co.za
Country:South Africa
Year of entry into CSTS:1952
Comments:Some memories good Headmaster sad Maths master clever but could not teach 'you'll not make it Sutton' Qualified as C.Eng. Mr Elsie history good guy. Mr Gould ditto. Mr Gibson closet commie so it was rumored. Mr Piper physics. Times were hard then survival of the fittest
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:OK

Date and Time of Entry:31 Dec 2012 17:09:07
Name:David James
Email address:davajam@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Good Site! Looking for anyone from my year who remembers me. 61 years is a long time! David Dives and David Morrison in particular...
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:3 Nov 2012 10:15:20
Name:howard ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Sorry Tim, it wasn't a complaint just a query.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
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Date and Time of Entry:15 Oct 2012 18:52:24
Name:Tim Ecott
Email address:tim.ecott@highdown.demon.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Re the previous guestbook entry: The sudden increase in hits on this website is almost certainly the result of the website being 'bombed' by some web crawler or other device - this stuff goes on all the time. I do try to filter out all the web rubbish from any stats figures so they dont get counted, but I'm always playing catch-up. Websites with guestbooks are favourite targets... I'll keep an eye on things..
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Date and Time of Entry:14 Oct 2012 23:47:42
Name:howard ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:A few days ago there were 60 odd visitors to the site. Today 103. Usually there are single figures. Can anyone explain the sudden nostalgia?
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:10 Oct 2012 21:07:19
Name:Kevin Coughlan
Email address:kev.marge@gmail.com
Country:Somerset U.K
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:I joined at 13+ Mr. Richards class 3R. Some of us called him Syd or Pilch....shortened rhyming slang for Richards. Great teacher and nice bloke. I then got streamed into Peter Fletcher's class 4J then 5J leaving after 'O' levels in the summer of 1962. Great memories including digging footings for the sports pavilion which I don't think was finished! Had traditional burning of uniforms on last day outside school gates. How brave [or stupid!] We need a big reunion before rigormortis sets in!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:21 Sep 2012 00:45:03
Name:David Clarke
Email address:davidclarkehome@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Message for Martin Salter (see previous entry): We had an English teacher called 'Pilch'. Ours was not Mr Pilcher but was Mr S W Richards BA (Wales). I suspect it was the same chap as you had. Never knew why he was called 'Pilch' - maybe an abbreviation of 'Pilchards' which almost rhymes with 'Richards' - maybe someone else can shed some light on this ?
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Date and Time of Entry:20 Sep 2012 13:45:58
Name:Martin Salter
Email address:martin.salter@rhconsultants.com
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1956
Comments:A wonderful discovery to stumble across this memory evoking website. I started at the original Selhurst Road building that was rumoured to be the setting of a Dickens novel and called Brunswick Villa, this may be pure fiction. Most of the great memories have already been expressed, but I do recall a room in that old house that was used for English lessons, Mr Pilcher (Pilch), that was exited via a fire escape from a window at lesson end. The Ben-hut for history with Mr Elsie. More another time.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:19 Jul 2012 09:04:55
Name:philip donovan
Email address:ppdonovan@hotmail.com
Country:queensland australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:l was recentely visiting the old country. I met an old school mate. Glynn williams. I heard one of my close mates peter batch had passed away. Glynn had mentioned that he had attended a school reunion. Not shure if any ex croydon tech pupils live in australia. Thanks philip donovan
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:7 Jun 2012 19:52:27
Name:roger j hart
Email address:rogerhart@talktalk.net
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1950
Comments:It's taken me years to find this site, now I have here's some info. remember South Norwood well.School meals along walk to the civic centre, which was a remnant of the 2nd WW. Tuck shop in the Rec, Playing John Collins in the Tennis tournament. Masters, form Simon, others, Gibson, Gould,Adams,Copley, who nicknamed me "Panter". The Artmistress, I can only remember fancying her!I wonder why? I was a Prefect. Head of Brunel House, School High jump champ and competed in theInter School Sports .AFN
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:20 Mar 2012 14:43:11
Name:Monika Gadd
Email address:monikagadd@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:I was laboratory technician at CSTS for seven years.I loved working at the school and have many happy memories.
How the website was found:Other Search Engine
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:7 Mar 2012 16:49:34
Name:christopher gumrell
Email address:rachris004@hotmail.com
Country:uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:glad to have foundm th site will look forward to speaking to anyone in my year
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:14 Feb 2012 23:53:26
Name:Brian Jones
Email address:brianjones108@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Good to see so many faces from so long ago that I knew but could not put a name to.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:13 Feb 2012 14:52:07
Name:David Clarke
Email address:davidclarkehome@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Another Appeal: During my time at CSTS (61-68) I recall many of the musical events being recorded on a fairly large (school) tape recorder. If you have any of those tapes please email me and we'll get them converted and uploaded to the site for everyone to enjoy. Also, do please have a rummage with a view to supplying more 'stuff' for the site, before it becomes lost forever. Anything CSTS related - all originals will be returned to you once they are consigned to the web. Many thanks.
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Date and Time of Entry:12 Feb 2012 13:51:17
Name:David Clarke
Email address:davidclarkehome@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:CSTS had 2 School Songs and both are documented on this site For the 1st one we have included a recording of the song. However, we do not have a recording of the 2nd School Song ie Praise now to this our School etc. So... 1. does anyone have the music ? 2. better still, can you record your playing of the music on piano ? 3. or even better, can you arrange for a bunch of male voices to sing the song to piano accompaniment and record it ? If anyone is able to help in some way please email me.
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Date and Time of Entry:12 Feb 2012 09:38:17
Name:howard ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Thank you for that information, I remember Mike Ryan starting at csts or csb, he wore a choc brown jacket with patch pockets & fawn strides. I thought one day I'd like that combination but I never did.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:10 Feb 2012 21:21:19
Name:David Clarke
Email address:davidclarkehome@gmail.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Reply to Howard Ellison's email below. There was no reunion because nobody stepped forward to organise it! I do know that Bill Carnell (Music) has since been located. Retired and living in Devon I believe. He was hoping to attend the reunion which symbolically was to be held in/around Croydon. Sadly, we've lost John Piper and Michael Ryan who were previous attendees. Anyone willing to rise to the challenge to make something happen in 2012 ?
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Date and Time of Entry:10 Feb 2012 12:07:54
Name:howard ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Was there a reunion in 2011 or am I wasting my time looking for a report?
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:6 Feb 2012 15:44:50
Name:Nicholas (Nick) Murray
Email address:nickmurray@sky.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1968
Comments:Hi all, I was at CSTS from 1968 until mid 1971 when I went into the Army as an apprentice Marine Engineer. I have very strong memories of John Piper, Mike Ryan & Bill Carnell. Also, Miss Hoare & of course 'Drac' in the science lab! Reading through some other staff names also bring back memories, as do some pupils from that era. I would love to contact any of the above, named or not. Any reunions planned for 2012? I love the site!
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:29 Jan 2012 04:21:31
Name:Victoria
Email address:euroyoung24@yahoo.com
Country:USA
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:Dear All, I am one of Roger's long time friends. Roger and I met back in Eastern Europe in 2004, when I was living and working there. He was awesome ! Such a loving, caring, smart, affectionate guy with a big heart. A real English gentleman ! So tall and handsome. When I moved back to the USA in 2009, I called his sisters and found out he's no longer with us. Thank you so very much for sharing the best moment of Roger's life. I love him very much and can't believe he's gone.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:7 Dec 2011 10:53:41
Name:Howard Ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:I was in the U.K. in Sept. but when the reunion was due I was in the North of Scotland. Would still like to hear about it, hopefully in the not too distant future.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:16 Nov 2011 11:41:24
Name:Keith D Varnals
Email address:keith.varnals@btinternet.com
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1949
Comments:South Norwood was a great place to go to school, the staff were good and the town was like a village in surburban London. These were the best years of my school life.
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:9 Nov 2011 21:34:53
Name:Vic Knight
Email address:
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:Very interesting. As an ex Stanley boy from the mid 1940's I remember quite well the rivalry between the two schools. What I find strange is the opening of a school in 1958 and closing in 1966 an eight year life. It is a great pity that both types of school no longer exist. Stanley has become a Harris Academy. Congratulations on the great web site
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:30 Oct 2011 21:50:35
Name:Derek Lee
Email address:derek.lee@virgin.net
Country:Northants, United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Fascinating and scary at the same time, glimpsing the past and wondering where all the years have gone. Sad the school as a building has gone - I still dream of walking through the gates - but pleased that the spirit lives on.
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:12 Oct 2011 05:00:17
Name:Stephanie Perry
Email address:stepperry2010@yahoo.com
Country:USA
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:I am a young person who is interested in Education history of both in US and in the UK. However, I find the British Education system more interesting in part because of the exam system. The the periods I am most interested in the transition from the School Cert. and Higher School Cert. to Ordinary level(,Alter. OL) and Advanced level as well as the transition from O-level/CSE to General Certificate of Education.
How the website was found:Other
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:2 Sep 2011 23:59:05
Name:Richard G Smith
Email address:richardgordon_smith@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:What an extraordinary experience, looking back nearly half a century - seeing myself aged 12 leading the orchestra under 'Bill' Carnell with friends I never expected to see again Neil Metcalf, Nigel Kewley, Andrew Pettigrew, etc. I loved Bill s off-beat teaching methods and was impressed by his Cantata. I am a composer, violinist and teacher now - I partly owe my career to Bill s encouragement. My 1965 year 3 prize for English and Music was the dictionary I still refer to daily [it sits before me as I write]. Thank you all for the trip down memory lane brilliant!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:21 Aug 2011 21:11:55
Name:John D Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:Anybody reflecting on the recent "riots" in Croydon compared to our life in Croydon. Reeves Corner was just down the road from the Croydon Swimming Baths which was a feature of CSTS life.
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Date and Time of Entry:23 Jun 2011 03:09:10
Name:cedric rice
Email address:ricecedric@yahoo.com
Country:usa
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:this is a wonderful site...congradulations on your excellent work...
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:19 May 2011 13:47:35
Name:Henry JOHN Price
Email address:henryjprice@ntlworld.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Reminiscing! Having moved away shortly after leaving school I lost track of just about everyone. Coming up for 46 years since leaving I am interested in finding out what happened to us all and maybe organising a 50th Reunion. Also on "Friends Reunited".
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:17 May 2011 08:56:58
Name:Steve Grafham
Email address:s.grafham@syd.gdst.net
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Memories come flooding back, so many schools of this era are no more.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:19 Apr 2011 11:39:46
Name:FRANK COBURN
Email address:
Country:ENGLAND
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:I never really enjoyed school mainly because I was very shy at that time.However I came across this site and memories have come flooding back.Despite not enjoying it I have always wanted to thank three particular people who were very friendly and kind.I do not know whether they are still alive but will mention them anyway.Peter Brooks,Keith Smith and Martin Donovan.Thankyou to you all for being my friend at that time.I am very pleased that at last I have been able to record my thanks.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:11 Apr 2011 19:29:46
Name:Chris claessens
Email address:claesc01@o2.co.uk
Country:U.K.
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Brings back lots of memories. Sad to see our old school has been knocked down. Re-Union pictures very moving. Reading other comments ring many bells, names from 40+ years ago, sadly not all with us now. I bought my first car from Mr. Duffield UTT 922. Happy days!
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:28 Mar 2011 02:27:37
Name:EDWARD MARTIN STACK
Email address:ted1905@live.com
Country:United States of America
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Sunday night fooling around on the laptop,Last time I looked the school did not exist according to Croydon schools records.Very scary to see familiar names from the past.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Aug 2010 22:53:54
Name:barrie Hughes
Email address:barrie@hughs.orangehome.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Such fond memories come flooding back - thank you. Making some evil concoction with Igor at his house in Thornton Heath!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:14 Aug 2010 11:30:05
Name:David Clarke
Email address:davidclarkehome@googlemail.com
Country:Surrey, England
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:I have written seperately to Graham Batchtold (previous entry) but thought that perhaps others may be saddened to learn that Roger Sperring passed away May 2007. I appreciate the news is quite old but until the entry below appeared it did not occur to me broadcast it more widely.
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Date and Time of Entry:13 Aug 2010 14:37:46
Name:Graham Bachtold
Email address:bachtold@hp.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:I have previously made an entry into this Guestbook but this time I am attempting to locate and speak to Roger Sperring. Roger, Kevin McCarthy and myself all drove Lambretta scooters in 1967 and Roger was my best man in September of 1971. Roger - I want you to know Barbara and I are still happily married with 3 children and grandchildren on the way. We are having a celebration this year and just want to make contact with you. Are you in the UK? In America? Please contact me, if you want. Graham.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:27 Jul 2010 10:37:16
Name:David A Bailey
Email address:david.bailey20@btinternet.com
Country:england
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:I never thought i would see the content and detail you have assembled - we had a great night reviewing and remembering
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Jul 2010 10:56:52
Name:Dave Harriott
Email address:d.harriott@talk21.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:66 to 71, was in Lutyens. Remember Mark Pettigrew, Mark Causer, Mac (from Selsdon?), Graham Howell, Deep Purple Watkins, fights with Croydon Sec, Hiawatha at Fairfield Halls, firing a drainpipe rocket from the smokers alcove across the playground, Mrs Hoare and mad Mr Cavay? from science, sadly Port induced alzheimers is fogging my memory about the rest :-)
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:4 Jul 2010 16:28:10
Name:Mark Farnham
Email address:mark@profide.demon.co.,uk
Country:Sussex, UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Was at CSTS for 2 years before moving to Bexhill in Sussex. In those days communications was not as good so never kept in touch. Nice to see a few names I remember before the move.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:8 May 2010 15:40:24
Name:Dave Jell
Email address:dave-jell@supanet.com
Country:U.K.
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Great site brings back many happy memories and pranks we got up to. I couldnt have had a better education anywhere else. Staff were great. Where else could you learn brickwork at school. Love to hear from old collegues can be contacted at dave-jell@supanet.com or call 07860 424890.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:2 May 2010 02:19:53
Name:Howard Ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Does anyone have a photo of the originai school tie (black,red & gold stripes) & the school badge with, I think, compass etc.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:19 Apr 2010 23:05:33
Name:Paul Almond
Email address:svpnut@hotmail.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Thanks,Tim....Happy Daze!! Steve Mills & Graham Page are still around but sadly, Trevor Wastell is no longer with us. I'm still saddened that the School has been pulled down!
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:22 Mar 2010 10:18:32
Name:Tony Webb
Email address:Anthony.webb573@btinternet.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:I was in form 3M onwards and I see you have my picture (tallest in back row) with a group of us helping to win the Cross Country Shield (Brian Squires was the winner though) In some of the years I won the High Jump with Brian not far behind.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:30 Jan 2010 22:54:47
Name:Howard Ellison
Email address:hellison@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS: 53
Comments:Seeing the photo of Fred Sherrington playing cricket, I didn't think he looked that young in 1955. Perhaps when he was swinging THE BLACK DEATH he looked older. This was the large sand shoe he used occasionally on some poor unsuspecting brick layer. He was also a very nice bloke.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:21 Oct 2009 18:44:09
Name:Mike McCauliffe
Email address:mccauliffe@btinternet.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:I started at the South Norwood buildings, then moved across to the new school when it opened. I was supprised to find the old school had a web site. It bought back a lot of memories. I was no good at sport so I will not appear in any photos. I am sorry to see that the old place has been knocked down. I live on the Surrey/Hampshire border and hardly ever get over to Croydon. Keep up the good work with the site.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Oct 2009 20:39:16
Name:Michael Jupp
Email address:lyn-mike@hotmail.co.uk
Country:Cyprus
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Pleased to find site, brought back memories mostly good ! Left circa 1967 moved out of Croydon. Thanks for refreshing the names of our "formative" years
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:22 Sep 2009 20:10:52
Name:Kevin Coughlan
Email address:kev.marge@googlemail.com
Country:Somerset U.K
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:I passed 13+ with Pat O'Connor.Joined Syd Richards class 3R Sept.1959.Others included Baz Green,Tev Gonyou,Fuzz Farrant,Barry Wilcox,Chris Tidy,Colin Sandlands[the Snobs]Tony Stannard,Dick Care,Tony Jenner,Dave Jones.Then I streamed into Mr. Fletcher's 4J then 5J.Left after 'O'Levels in 1962.I became a stonemason.Moved to Somerset 1972.I remember 'Buck' Ryan&Fred Sherrington.Fond memories! I still work, sing & conduct barbershop music.I visit Croydon &family.Would be great to have a reunion.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:30 Aug 2009 21:56:09
Name:ROBERT RANN
Email address:
Country:EAST SUSSEX UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:JUST REALISED STARTED IN 1966
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:30 Aug 2009 20:51:38
Name:ROBERT RANN
Email address:
Country:EAST SUSSEX
Year of entry into CSTS:1967
Comments:Just found the web page. Loads of memories came flooding back. Picures of the buildings can take you back.
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:19 Jul 2009 03:51:54
Name:Robin Cox
Email address:jacandr@verizon.net
Country:USA
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Have fond memories of my time at the school. Remember seeing Mr Chapman staring out of his window every morning as we walked by to make sure we were wearing our school caps. Also remember having the bottom of our trousers measured to see if they met the requirement for proper width, as many of us liked to wear the narrower style which were in fashion at that time. I started out in form 1F. Is anyone in touch with Will Parkes, Trevor Clark or Clive Holtham?
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:8 Jul 2009 15:48:48
Name:Robin Wardley
Email address:robin.wardley@orange.fr
Country:S.France
Year of entry into CSTS:1949
Comments:Entered School of Building, Selhurst Rd April 49, from Benson. Heard of forthcoming move, but never ascended to Pampisford Rd myself, occurring after left April 52. Notwithstanding, trust sign-in can be accepted to excellent site that surely enriches the farther back it s scope. Mr Copley was form master and I was in Wren s (blue) Compatriots, from Shirley, were George Bevan, Michael Jeanes, David Bennett, David Fuller, ? Frier & Keith Varnels. Roy Hudd also same form. Interested in reunion.
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:3 Jul 2009 06:53:07
Name:graham rhodes
Email address:badger43@bigpond.net.au
Country:australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:I was first in south norwood and moved with the school. My class teacher was Mr Fletcher. In 1965 I moved to Australia with my wife I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren
How the website was found:Other
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:18 Jun 2009 15:31:20
Name:Trevor Searle
Email address:trevsearle@gmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Browsing through the site brings back many memories. Seeing the pictures of the school building being demolished is sad.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:22 Apr 2009 12:08:52
Name:Ian Laughton
Email address:ian_laughton@yahoo.com
Country:Florida, USA
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:Entered the site quite by accident, very pleased to see it is informative and to view where all have moved on to. Keep it up!
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Date and Time of Entry:17 Apr 2009 13:34:26
Name:Andrew Batchelor
Email address:
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1969
Comments:Great site, brings back many memories. I only started at CSTS in 1969, a year or two after that it became Haling Manor & the beginning of the end IMO. Shame the building was demolished in 1996.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:10 Mar 2009 14:22:36
Name:Paul Pyant
Email address:PaulPyant@aol.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Its amazing what turns up on the internet! Stirs fond memories of C.S.TS...especially Bill Carnell the Music Master and his amazing warts and all performances of "The Beggars Opera", "Hiawathas Wedding Feast" etc etc. Spent most of my time at school working on school and house productions. Very much a catalyst for my interest in theatre and music...a profession I have been in now for 35 years. Still in contact with some friends and teachers all these years later..based now in Lewes in Sussex.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:22 Feb 2009 18:52:46
Name:John Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.uk
Country:uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:Any news on a possible reunion in the future? We could all turn up at the hotel (Hilton) at the bottom of Purley Way one night, or does if have to be formalised - regards to all.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:27 Jan 2009 21:17:32
Name:Mick B Hyde
Email address:mick@radicalsportscars.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:Amazing, I can remember the photos of the school like it was yesterday. Entered in 62 and left in 64 after passing 13 plus and am surprised to see my name in the 1965 speech day leaflet as achieving something in woodwork. Strange as I make my living working in metal and plastic. My main recollection is that there were two streams of pupils and I came top of the bottom lot! Most probably better than bottom of the top lot. We of course spent a lot of time in the brickwork, metalwork and woodwork shop.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:27 Jan 2009 14:11:09
Name:Chris Marshall
Email address:cjmbox@optusnet.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1968
Comments:I was at the school in 1968 and 1969; went to Australia; form teacher was Mr Arnott; class surnames I remember include Savva, Marriott, Lynch, Pettigrew, Lockhart, Thompson, Watkins, Wood (Goalie and later Actor). I was in Scott House; Deputy Head was John Piper; the music teacher was mad but very good; we did Hiawatha's Wedding at Fairfield Hall; anyone got any info about those two years, love to hear from you here downunder.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:4 Jan 2009 18:32:30
Name:Robert (Bob) Broadway
Email address:bob.broadway@googlemail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1955
Comments:Have just looked at this site(didn't know it existed) after a contact through Friends Reunited from Geoff Tilbury. Are we really all that old? It did bring back fond memories though. Went from Ashburton to South Norwood site before transferring to new school in South Croydon. Lots of things to remember but especially, nipping off for a fag during cross country running, chatting upp the girls from school next door during sports day and Mr Richards and his Rugby.
How the website was found:Friends Reunited Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:10 Nov 2008 19:48:03
Name:David King
Email address:david561@btinternet.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1954
Comments:13 plus entrant at the South Norwood building, moved to the new building on Purley Way. Class mates Colin Whittaker Mike Swift Billy Baker. No contact with the school or friends since leaving in 1957.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:18 Oct 2008 20:02:43
Name:Trevor Montague
Email address:trevormontague@blueyonder.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:The site is absolutely great but my brother Kevin and i were wondering if there were any sporting pics or records. We both played cricket for the school and in the staff v boys matches which were great fun. I also won the annual inter-house cross country which was quite a feat for someone who ended up being a sprinter, albeit a poor one. The pic of Kev and his friend Dave Clarke brought a tear to my eye. And those industrial bins, i used to hide behind them frequently when bunking off!
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:18 Oct 2008 16:11:36
Name:Kevin Bernard Montague
Email address:Kevybiza@hotmail.com
Country:Spain
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:I was a student in Peter's class.Peter Arnott.My best friend was Dave Clarke.You may have seen the photo.I fell out with Don(sports) because we didn't see eye to eye.Graham Thorpe was also a good friend.My music teacher inspired me to go on.Happy days they were.'Chas' was a good person although he did give me the cane for smoking in the toilets
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:20 Aug 2008 16:19:44
Name:Gerald Cooper
Email address:gerry.cooper1@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:Great website, enjoyed the re-union in 2002, had not laughed so much for ages! Hopefully there will be another re-union soon. Has anyone seen or heard of Nick Lynch?
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:11 Aug 2008 13:01:18
Name:Mike O'Reilly
Email address:mor@mor-2.demon.co.uk
Country:uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:My apologies.....have not had the time to organise a reunion for this year. Will now endeavour to arrange one for early next year . as its probably to late to arrange for 2008. Any one wants to help?
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Date and Time of Entry:7 Aug 2008 18:02:43
Name:Alan Brinklow
Email address:troutpool@hotmail.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1949
Comments:I have just been browsing the web site. I noticed the name Colin Atherton I think we must have been in the same form to-gether,as he mentions Roy Hudd. Other names I remember were Les Broughton, Charlie Husthwaite, Slog Goddard ( who I believe suffered a fractured skull after a cycling accident) Be glad to hear from anybody who rembers me. Great site. Alan Brinklow
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:13 Jul 2008 11:38:25
Name:Pat Dennis
Email address:pat.dennis!@ntlworld.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Brilliant site just discovered today - well done to those who started and maintain it. Wonderful to read about John Bowden and Geoff Anscoombe and to have such positive memories of the place. I left in the 4th year as my parents moved us to Hastings. I was disappointed not to be able to follow the tradition of splitting the back of the school blazer and burning the tie (what remained of it once we had 'picked out half the coloured cotton on the stripes'). I hope many of you did.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:3 Jul 2008 10:54:43
Name:barry green
Email address:thegreenos@talk21.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Entered the school at 13+ level and left in 1961, I think. Is there a full roll call for that year avaliable? Can anybody help.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:12 Jun 2008 15:11:06
Name:John Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.k
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Any news on a possible reunion for 2008? & Thanks for the upkeep of this site
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:8 Apr 2008 20:21:19
Name:paul young
Email address:you852@aol.com
Country:uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1952
Comments:Great site. Will add some comments when I can get my mind around it. Does anyone remember Roy Cayley or Norman Surtees, brother, I believe of John Surtees. Also Roy Hudd, the comedian. I note that someone is asking about him.
How the website was found:Google
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Date and Time of Entry:30 Jan 2008 22:56:41
Name:Colin Goldie
Email address:colin@colingoldiephotography.com
Country:Canada
Year of entry into CSTS:1962
Comments:My oh my, how the years go by.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:23 Jan 2008 11:20:39
Name:Mike O'Reilly
Email address:mor@mor-2.demon.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1965
Comments:Good to see those who attended Johns' funeral and especially Mike Ryan (now a young 80)! Further to our conversations I will try to arrange another CSTS reunion for possibly Aug/Sept this year at the same venue as 2002.
How the website was found:Other
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:17 Dec 2007 16:03:08
Name:Roger Perriss
Email address:rogerperriss@aol.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Good site. I have been aware of it for quite a while. Someone else's comment about The Beggars Opera reminded me: I played the piano for 2nd act, but in act 1 acted on stage, even dancing in spite of having to do it without glasses (short-sighted). I left from 6th form in 1966. Went on to qualify as an architect but spend most of remaining years as a Baptist Minister. Now partly retired in Yorkshire.
How the website was found:Other
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:8 Dec 2007 16:11:49
Name:Ray Rodgers
Email address:rayrodgers@lineone.net
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Brought back many happy memories. Started in 1J Sept 1959, Upper V 1964, left July 1965. Wonder if any others from my year entry have discovered the site ?
How the website was found:Linked here from another Website
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:17 Nov 2007 23:23:35
Name:David Reed
Email address:davidnreed@btinternet.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Fascinating to see pictures of school, they bring back happy (honest!) memories. Only there for 3 years as family moved to Tunbridge Wells when I was 14. Sadly only remember 2 names from 1W and 2W (1964 and 1965) Glyn Hall and Steve Wright - where are they now?
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Very Good

Date and Time of Entry:9 Oct 2007 02:44:01
Name:John King
Email address:jwking@sympatico.ca
Country:Canada
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:Interested to see this site although most of the info is from a time after I left. Wondered what had happened to the school as it wasn't there the last time I visited the UK. If anyone was in Mr. Goulds' class in 59 wants to e-mail me I would be pleased to hear from you.
How the website was found:Google
Website Rating:Good

Date and Time of Entry:10 Sep 2007 18:47:34
Name:Tim Rangecroft
Email address:tim.rangecroft@virgin.net
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:Nostalgia is not what it used to be! Thanks to Igor for pointing me to the site. I will add it to my bookmarks and check back to see what's new.
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
Website Rating:Excellent

Date and Time of Entry:26 Jun 2007 21:23:10
Name:John Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:
Comments:Further to my last comment below, I have now identified myself in the class photo described as 1R or 3R. I am reckon it is 3R. Thanks for posting that photo.
How the website was found:Google
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Date and Time of Entry:25 Jun 2007 20:37:18
Name:John Bowden
Email address:jdbowden747@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:Found this website few days ago, member of Lutyens house, from 1960 thru to July 65. I noticed the school had been demolished several years ago whilst visiting relatives. Remember watching the aircraft at Croydon aerodrome (at last I am a pilot as well), and that dreaded run around Purley Way in all weathers. Picked up good technical background, schools should be the same now, but no "O"'s got them later elsewhere! I know one contributor so far will remember me?
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Date and Time of Entry:24 Jun 2007 08:02:17
Name:Graham Childs
Email address:childselgr@aol.com
Country:uk
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:I met Mike O'Reilly recently and chatting discovered that we are both CSTS old boys so he introduced me to the Site! I remember all the staff were really dedicated, nice people, likewise all the friends I made at the school. I have dug out some old photographs which I will Email shortly. Thanks to everybody for your hard work constructing the site and when's the next re-union?
How the website was found:Told about Website by a friend
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Date and Time of Entry:23 May 2007 02:55:18
Name:Robert (Bob) Vince
Email address:speakerfactory@gmail.com
Country:canada
Year of entry into CSTS:1957
Comments:Checking around the www I was suprised at finding this site about the old school. I still have an old booklet with a full listing of pupils and teachers which I will pass on as it pre-dates any you have on this site. I moved to Canada in 1968 and was suprised, like several other former students that the building was no longer there when I returned several years later to "pay them a visit". I started at CSTC in the old building in Norwood and was transfered to the 'new' school when it opened.
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Date and Time of Entry:Mon Dec 18 12:36:16 2006
Name:Graham Bachtold
Email address:graham.bachtold@logicacmg.com
Country:GB
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:I found this site early in 2006 and I very much enjoy the photographs. I remember Kevin McCarthy, Roger Sperring and building rockets with Igor Andronov. Do you remember the hospital roof incident, Igor? I have fond memories of the school and I have had the words of the school song in my head for years! I've done a lot of travelling for my company and I'm grateful to the teachers for my education. The "CSTS" site is good for nostalgia......well done.
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Date and Time of Entry:Wed Nov 15 00:28:38 2006
Name:geoff anscombe
Email address:geoff365@btinternet.com
Country:england
Year of entry into CSTS:1960
Comments:Fascinated to find this site and to read old boys memories of teachers etc.I was a bit of a tear away in those days and didn't appreciate what was on offer, I remember holding the school record for being the youngest boy ever to be caned for smoking (1st year)and it wasn't my last by any means. Spent the best years of my life there, friends like Chris Conway, Malolm bishop, Pete Brooks and many more, would love to get back in touch. I've very fond memoris of some teachers, Richards (english)gave me confidence where all others failed. Count Drac for lending me money to buy fags, brickwork teacher (can't remember name) for catching me smoking and not reporting me. Spencer (art) for encouraging me and finally Chas Chapman, although caning me frequently never gave up on me and always treated me fairly.
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Date and Time of Entry:Mon Sep 4 15:00:44 2006
Name:Colin Atherton
Email address:C.Atherton @sussex.ac.uk
Country:U.K.
Year of entry into CSTS:1949
Comments:I tried to email you from another part of the site but it appears to have failed.I was refered to your site whilst looking up a classmate (Roy Hudd). We attended the school at the S.Norwood site,but none of us ended up in the building trade.I became a photographer, but I have no idea what career path Roy Hudd chose.
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Date and Time of Entry:Thu Aug 3 11:43:35 2006
Name:Les(lie) Thompson
Email address:leseva@bigpond.com
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Disliked school and never thought much more about it when I left. Stumbled across this site and was interested to see an old photo(1959 1R class) with me in it.
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Jul 14 05:02:52 2006
Name:Richard J. L. Stone
Email address:tgc2006@bigpond.net.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:At last I have found something about my old school, which I see, on visit back to the UK, has been replaced by houses!
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Date and Time of Entry:Thu Mar 16 21:49:21 2006
Name:rory oneill
Email address:oneill@cats04.fsnet.co.uk
Country:great britain
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:enjoyed the 2002 reunion when will the next one be before we all get too old and decrepit and bits start falling off!!!
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Feb 17 10:17:06 2006
Name:Dean Raffaele Sargeant
Email address:drs@deansargeant.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1958
Comments:I am getting old so I suppose that I can remember what I choose but I am not sure that the happiest days of my life were while I was at CSTS. Perhaps this was my fault rather than theirs. I recall many of of the teachers listed, Spencer, Sherrington and of course the head 'Charlie' Chapman. Greetings to Martin Ecott who I do remember, not sure without further thought about the others who have posted. Will look you up again.
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Date and Time of Entry:Mon Aug 29 17:31:34 2005
Name:Robert Evans
Email address:ree.mail@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1958
Comments:I confess I hadn't thought too much about the old school until last week when I was down Pampisford Road and was amazed to find the building no longer there. When did that happen?
Like Roger Cohen I was in form 1H in 1958. I can't remember who was form master in that 1st year, it was Norman Beale in the 2nd and 3rd and Mr Gent in the 4th and 5th. I only ever saw two of the boys after I left in 1963 and then only once but I remember everbody in the form very clearly.
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Date and Time of Entry:Thu Aug 11 15:51:06 2005
Name:Michael Taylor
Email address:mike.taylor@rfib.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Blimey! Finding this was a shock!
Joined CSTS in 59 in form 1R - left 1964.
Either I'm incorrectly down as Alan Taylor on the roll-call, or there was another Taylor?
Have not been in contact with anyone since, apart from bumping into John Dean some years ago.
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Date and Time of Entry:Wed Apr 6 12:29:02 2005
Name:roger cohen
Email address:roger@hinderwell.wanadoo.co.uk
Country:england
Year of entry into CSTS:1958
Comments:1 was in ih 1958 and went on to upper 5 and lower 6. i have only been in touch with eric hedger since then, and even that contact has faded away. i'd be interested to hear from any old class mates.
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Date and Time of Entry:Thu Mar 24 21:25:40 2005
Name:Terry Kempton
Email address:telpaul1940@yahoo.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1953
Comments:Iwas at the old school in Selhurst Rd,some great
memories of my 3years there.Played football for the school.Some great teachers Mick Ryan,Len Gould,Fred Sherrington,Mrs Gee,John Piper,and of
course Mr Chapman.
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Date and Time of Entry:Thu Nov 18 17:52:21 2004
Name:Anthony Terry
Email address:a.terry@ns.sympatico.ca
Country:Canada
Year of entry into CSTS:1954
Comments:Attended school in South Norwood. Headmaster CJ Chapman, Form Master VH Quirk and AW McAdam.
My house was Brunel(blue).I was on the school swim team. I moved to Canada in 1967.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sun Oct 3 13:19:33 2004
Name:Geoff Tilbury
Email address:geoffrey.tilbury@btopenworld.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1956
Comments:After 13+ exam, joined CSTS in 1956 at the old school in South Norwood and soon moved with the school to the brand new premises in Pampisford Road. Sad to see it's been knocked down. No sixth form at that time so left (with two others) in 1959 to go to John Ruskins Grammer - also demolished!
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Oct 1 17:22:49 2004
Name:Trevor Cole
Email address:mail@tcl-consulting.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1958
Comments:Joined 1958 left 1964 1W-5W with Norman Williams as form master.Looking at the reunion photos leaves me feeling I'm in a time warp! I'm still in touch with Martin Barnett and Paul Kelsey and Dave Winslett has just contacted me (Sep 2004)
Has anyone any news of the other lads in 1W-5W?
I'm a consulting structural engineer with a practice in Wells Somerset married with 3 sons - grown up now of course!!
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri May 14 14:17:54 2004
Name:Keith Charlwood
Email address:linda.charlwood@ntlworld.com
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1963
Comments:Started in 1963 after taking 13+.Left in June 1965.
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Apr 16 03:45:26 2004
Name:Howard Ellison
Email address:aellison@alphalink.com.au
Country:Australia
Year of entry into CSTS:1952
Comments:Attended CSTS from 1952 to 1955 in South Norwood will be on holiday in U.K. May to July 2004 and will no doubt wander around the old area to see what changes have taken place in the last 50 years.
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Apr 2 12:09:02 2004
Name:Alan Saunders
Email address:alan at saunders0.freeserve.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Thanks for the site - it brought back memories, especially "The Beggar's Opera". Dave borrowed the wheels from the Scout trek cart. Laury & I were drinking lemonade - honest!
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Date and Time of Entry:Sat Mar 9 18:32:07 2002
Name:Keith Bush
Email address:keith@bushk29.fsnet.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Went to CSTS from 1959 to 1964, started in 1J.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sun Mar 10 00:29:12 2002
Name:Andrew Scragg
Email address:asi@asi.co.nz
Country:New Zealand
Year of entry into CSTS:19xx
Comments:Great fun and some great memories.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sun Mar 10 11:52:36 2002
Name:Keith Varnals
Email address:keith.varnals@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:19xx
Comments:Delighted to see a web site for our old school. I wish I had known about our reunion because I would have been there and probably picked up old basher on the way. The school song is different to my day. We had a school hymn which went something like Our Father By Whose Servants Our House was built of old. Can't remember it I am not religious. I wonder if anybody can fill in the names in my school photograph.
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Date and Time of Entry:Wed Mar 13 11:59:16 2002
Name:Martin Ecott
Email address:martin.ecott@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1958
Comments:Hello brother like the website, it brings back lots of memories, and that school song ! As far as I can remember I was there from 58-61 (or 62), house was Lutyens. Last form was 5s, with Mr Spencer the Art teacher as I recall. Keep up the good work, I will visit regularly. Have put a link in from my personal website.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sat Mar 16 09:46:38 2002
Name:Dave Binks
Email address:davebinks@ntlworld.com
Country:Leicester, UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Memories come flooding back when I looked at the photos of the buildings. I was in Mr James's 1J class of 1959 and left in 1965 after doing an extra year in the Upper 5th.
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Date and Time of Entry:Tue Mar 19 09:20:21 2002
Name:Mark Farnham
Email address:mark@profile.demon.co.uk
Country:United Kingdom
Year of entry into CSTS:1964
Comments:Went to CSTS from 1964 - 1966 before move to Sussex. Remember the school plays, especially Beggars Opera (Chorus), and the Faifield Hall Awards days.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sat Apr 6 20:54:02 2002
Name:Steve Stokes
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Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1966
Comments:Went to CSTS from 1966 to 1972, I was in Lutyens,
sorry I missed the reunion as I live in Old Coulsdon. I was in Pete Arnotts class, wasn't that school song dreadful? It was always dragged out at speech day to please the old headmaster.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sun Apr 14 21:56:09 2002
Name:Roger Pett
Email address:roger.pett@adage.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:19xx
Comments:Joined CSTS from Ashburton after 13 plus exam. Left in 1964. Still in touch with my best school-mate Ian Edwards and have, recently, been in contact with John Moyce and Kenneth Hill. Now living in Cumbria, but would be very happy to travel if there was a reunion event for the (leaving) year of '64.
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Date and Time of Entry:Mon Apr 15 10:05:27 2002
Name:Ian R Edwards
Email address:ian.r.edwards@btinternet.com
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:19xx
Comments:Great Idea. I shall at some time try to make my sports day 1963 & Staff V Boys cricket match 8mm available to you.
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Date and Time of Entry:Sun Apr 28 21:25:55 2002
Name:Colin Sawmy
Email address:colin@cornwall-guide.co.uk
Country:England
Year of entry into CSTS:1959
Comments:Went to CSTS 1959-1964, same as Keith Bush, IJ. Lived next door to Graham Batchtold - anyone know where he is? About time you put in the roll call for other years now!
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Date and Time of Entry:Fri Jan 16 09:24:27 2004
Name:Tim Ecott
Email address:tim.ecott@lavenderconsulting.co.uk
Country:UK
Year of entry into CSTS:1961
Comments:These entries are the surviving ones from the original offsite guestbook. If you signed before and your entry is not here, please sign again!
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