More news from former staff/St Francis staff meet up
|May 2002 |
LEO WHITE writes to thank us for his invitation and we are sorry to hear that he is not so well. We wish you improved health, Leo. He writes,' I often think of my association with St Francis and wish you well. Greetings to Joe Hughes and Paddy Henry. We sometimes argued but always remained friends!'
ALISON TESSIER (See her photo album also) writes to say she worked at IBM on their global business programme and spent one and a half years in Hampshire. She has been an extra in a film with Gerard Depardieu and his son called 'Honour thy father'filmed off Portsmouth harbour. Now on secret MOD work - hush, hush or I'll be prosecuted. She's been on the catwalk for an 80's fashion show and went to Tunisia on holiday with Sandy from reception at Hurstwood Park and still keeps in touch with lots of people from SFH.
Busy, busy bee Alison. Thanks for the news.
In between meeting with VINCENT RYAN he told me of his attempt at writing an Irish World Cup song - I'll be putting the words on the Web so escape now!
The RAMPERSADS tell me they have completed 30 years in the NHS having commenced their training in January 1972 - NEWCOMERS!
Kath Martin left work a few months before she was due to retire to look after her husband who was very ill at the time. They are enjoying a quiet time together and miss us all. Good luck. from us too Kathy and we miss that great laugh of yours - the one we could hear whenever we opened that door to the Admin coridoor.JH
ST FRANCIS STAFF MEET UP
Although the Reunion weekend was postponed several former members of staff did meet up. I hear through the grapevine that Jim Roche, John Donne and John Browne managed to sink a few until late on that Friday evening and that they seduced the innocent Mick Batchelor, new bar steward, into their wayward behaviour.
I bumped into VINCENT RYAN who had me in stitches with his tales of Jim Roche at St Bernards but the details are not for the Web!Jim will know them well.
Also rambling in whilst I was in full laughter with Vincent were Paul Casey and Mark Crossley and recollections of some of the old times were fleetingly enjoyed - all before 2pm!JH