The Wyvern Writes ….
Class of ‘83. Photo taken in 1982 when they were in 5th year. Thanks Hok Siong Wong for the memory.
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Thursday July 2nd, 2020
What a wonderful time of my life. So many familiar faces! Hope you are all doing well!
Great memories - 37 years eh? Hope you are all well.
I left in '81 just after Intermediate Cert, but this was my year 😍 Lovely seeing all the faces Boarded from '76-81, formative years!
Oh that’s fab. Doesn’t seem 37 years ago!
Can't remember the ministers name! Anyone?
My brother Paul Blair is there
Linda good Karen Loane Lucy gyres marina guest
Peter Payton Andrew Marshall
My brother Johnathan Kellett is, also Ivan Sheppard
Brings back fun memories Hok Siong Wong 😊. Suzanne, Marian, Karen, Carol, Nicola, Janet, Ian, Ian, Susan, Hazel, Denise, Hilary, Heather..... I’ve missed loads but just tagged a few for starters 😊
Mr Duncan looks so virile.
Heather Baileys got the giggles !!
John Strevens behind me, back row.
Front left is Stephen rue and Karl Cazzini
This photo was taken in 1959, it is the class of ‘65 when they were in Prep A with Mrs Brown. It was sent in by Margaret McKenna (nee McMillan). She said; “Also in the photo is Wally Devers. I'm fairly sure one of the pupils is Gerald Myles son, Richard. Second from the left on the front row. I am the one third from the left in the middle row”. Are you in this photo? ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 2nd, 2020
I was a year behind and Henry Bird was in our year. Next to Alan Boate in front row is the late Gordon Gray. Could 3rd from left be Brian Cornish? Is Scott McNutt perhaps one of the blonde guys? Alan Mathews in the back row? George Leech? Many names come back to mind when I had to bring my detention to Brosnan’s class the next day and be humiliated and often brought to tears in front of these guys. One of the few bad memories of WCD.
L to R, starting in the back row. Pat ???, Alan Kron, Heather Johnson, Johnny Burrows, ???, ???, Lorraine Squire, Philippa Green, Pauline Vanderzee, Stephen Good, Margaret McMillan, Patrick McEwan, Stephanie Kew, Gregory Richardson, ???, Richard Myles, Henry Bird, Michael Gilbert, Brian Egan, Robert Kirkpatrick, Alan Boate, ???, Susan Holmes. I'm open to correction on some of these names.
4th from right in the front row is Robert Kirkpatrick, the Vice Principal Wm Kirkpatrick's son. 2nd from the left front row is the Principal's son Richard Myles. Farthest to the right on her own (front row) is Susan Holmes whose siblings Rosemary, Roy and Diana were both at Wesley..Rosemary was in the Class of 1953, Roy who became a commissioned officer in the RAF was a year or two behind her and Diana was my year 1963. Their father Herbert Holmes was a very famous jockey who won the Irish Derby in the late 1950's.They are all living in the United States.I recognize almost every other face in the photo but can't for the love of me put names to all the faces. 😀 Poor Willy Devers - he was such a nice man when I think about it although every time he gave us detention for being naughty, he always started by saying "This hurts me as much as it hurts you" - I'll bet you anything that many of you border boys will remember that ! But he was a decent fellow - sadly missed. 😀😀.
Thanks to Dudley Dolan for this photo. He said it is Class 11A also taken in 1954 without Gerald Myles. The teachers are Sam Magee and Mary Smith. It seems that the photographer in 1954 liked this location rather than the front steps. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday July 1st, 2020
Again, can anyone see similarities to this girl, name is Joan and dated 1949
Many Epworth memories come to mind when I recognize many of these faces, and who could ever forget our intrepid leader, "Smithy"? Valerie Ellis ( Barkman)
Sam Magee ? Also called George Magee,went to teach in Raphoe.
Thanks to Mark Cazzini, who sent this photo in on behalf of his Uncle, Don Cazzini, Class of ‘55. This was taken in 1954 when they were in 5th year. Donald Cazzini is the last boy, front row on the RHS. Do you know anyone else in the photo?
Mark’s father Hans Cazzini also attended Wesley College.
Mark and his brother Karl also attended, year of ‘83 and ‘86 respectively.
His daughter Emily Cazzini year of 2019 and Son Jonathan Cazzini attending just completed 3rd year. Great family connection to The College. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 30th, 2020
Oh yes I remember little Hans Cazzini and his remarkable journey to Ireland... Didn't Don Cazzini work for Rex Robert's studio? You will gather my vintage so forgive me if I am having "" flights of fancy"" but I picked out : Hazel Thompson, Sheila Veale, Elaine Bradshaw (golfer) and Brenda Irwin.
Dear Mark, sending greetings to Don from my father Gordon Cadle. He remembers your Uncle in school he was a year ahead of him.
I remember Don and Hans Cazzini. The teachers in the photo are Mr. Hardiman and Miss Abernethy as far as I can recall. Other names that spring to mind are Hilda Tennant, Sheila Price, Margaret Gordon??, Len Moore?? and Leslie Gill. Also regards to Gordon Cadle not in photo but mentioned in comment.
Front row left to right. Leonard Moore,
wonder if this girl is one of them, drawing dated 1949, her name is Joan which is all I know of her. Artist was Betty Moore, whose husband Samuel who died in 1924 had been maths teacher at Wesley. any info welcome, thank you!
Interesting so many more girls than boys in that class. I started in Wesley in A Upper the following year but remember a couple of the names who were 6th form then, form hockey I think, Hilda Tennnant and Sheila Price. My sister Shirley was three years older than me so would have known more of them.
Making a Difference is a wonderful opportunity for recent past Wesley pupils. The College is seeking to support pupils of the class of 2019 or 2020, or past pupils who completed 6th Year in the College in the years 2015-2018. This support will comprise a financial contribution towards their endeavour to enable them to undertake their making a difference project. Go to the college web site for an application form and have a read of some of the projects that the 175 Making a Difference has helped out over recent months. They are FAB! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday June 18th, 2020
Dudley Dolan posted this photo of his Wesley 150 umbrella. Isn’t it lovely? Anyone else have one? ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday June 11th, 2020
Need one now 🌧🌧🌧💨
Loved mine but disappeared at a match ..... Will there be 175 umbrellas for sale?
Where do you get them?
1983 Boys side also got to the Leinster Senior Cup final losing to a strong Belvedere team. Thanks to Rob Quin for the terrific photo. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 5th, 2020
Talented team 🏏
Thanks to Carol Metchette, Class of ‘83 for this gem. It’s the Wesley Snr Cricket team who lost to KH in the 1983 Leinster Schools Cup final. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 5th, 2020
Incredible seeing this pic again after so many years of our cricketing days in school with my mum and dad in the picture .What fun we had and the Wesley girls turned out to be a pretty awesome team for their first year too !
The first year of girls cricket in Wesley. They said it would never catch on!! Most of us had never played before. We had lots of fun and great to see many girls still playing cricket in Wesley.
Great photo....sporting legends one & all... Met JR Snr for 1st time on a YM tour to Bath in ‘87....great friend for many years... Always left his company in better form....🍸
The late great J.R. Ridgeway too RIP
Wow, don’t even remember!!!!! 🥺
Seemed a close game in the end go on kh!!
Have a look at these fantastic memories from Carol Metchett, Class of ‘83. These photos show the 1983 Snr Hockey team that won the triple. Best school memories ever!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday June 4th, 2020
Thanks to Rinke De Fouw, class of ‘76 for sending these photos of her time in Wesley. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 2nd, 2020
Dank U to Rinke for such a wonderful class photograph! I hope that the class of 1976 went on to much greater heights afterwards!
Great photos Rinke!
This is the Wesley College Prep class from 1969, in Ballinteer. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday June 1st, 2020
Valerie Barrett looks fabulous! She was one of my favourite teachers of all time!
Prep class, not first years?
Mrs Barret never aged !!
My sister front row on the right....Sylvia Magill
So sweet and small. I recognize most of you. 😃
Well before I knew any of you!!!! Little treasures 🤔
Is that Peter Pobjoy beside Michael Petters?
Definitely Prep A
that's my sister front row in the middle Lynsey Halimeh show your mum x
Tried to enter Russell Best's name but it put in someone else's.
I’ll give it a go! Now edited for completeness and thanks to all for filling the blanks Back row: Charlie Green, Susan Baker, Stephen Harris, Sheelin Kilroy, Keith Kirkland, Russell Best Middle: Michael Petters, Peter Pobjoy, Dawn Taylor, Philip Berber, Geraldine Pleass, Keith Bloomfield, Jean Peters Front: Miss Sweeney, Linda Allen, David Britton, Corrina Baradi, Frederick Bryson, Sylvia Magill, Valerie Barrett Prep A Upper
Welcome to the Alumni, Class of 2020. What an amazing group you are! ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday May 30th, 2020
Per Ardua ad Astra as they say in Latin to the class of 2020! They will have to clean up the mess made by our generation for the rest of the 21st century and save the planet from the current chaotic mess!
2 pictures: 1st: Form 6B, class of 1961. 2nd: Some of the same students in 2nd or 3rd year.. names below. Thank you Denton Rae for the photos and information. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday May 28th, 2020
Yes that was me, Geoff Livingstone, Des Wallace , Grace Wright, Patricia McGregor( I think)
πάντα δὲ δοκιμάζετε, τὸ καλὸν κατέχετε!
Form 2C or 3C (I think it was form 2C as I remember I was quite please when I heard the George Egar was our form master. Back Row - Daphne Ringwood, David Edwards, Adrianne Crocker, David or Alan Boate, Dorothy Tomkins, Alan Wine, No Name, Colin Simon. Mid Row - George Egar, Lorraine Leech, David Brown, Anne Symes, Andrew Barron, No Name, David Hamilton. No Name. Front Row – Denton Rae, Miss Humphries, Barry Little, No Name. Michael Ainesley, Miss Wallace, John Pocock. I hope these names are ok and nobody will be offended if some are wrong – it is 62 years ago.
Form 6B - The Class of ‘61 Back Row – Heather Thompson, David Daniels, Gordon Murray, Ian Wallace, Michael Livingston, David Brown, , Emily Wright. Mid Row - Mr Kirkpatrick, No Name, Garth Armitage, Rhona Murphy, Mr McDowell. Front Row – David Elliott, John Pocock, Denton Rae. I am a bit doubtful regarding first names and my apologies to those I have misnamed. I have never met any of them since I left school except Mr Wallace who I met in Kilkenny and David Elliott who now lives in the North West England through business.
One correction, it should be Geoffrey Llivingsto
Geoff Livingstone you in this?
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