Stoatley Rough School

Stoatley Rough School was founded by Dr Hilde Lion in 1934, largely through the efforts of Bertha Bracey, a Quaker eager to alleviate the plight of German refugees. It was a mixed boarding school and catered mainly for refugee Jewish children from Nazi Europe.

Recognised by the Ministry of Education in 1940, it continued as a school after the Second World War, its intake gradually changing to disadvantaged British children sent by local authorities. The school closed in 1960 on the retirement of Dr Lion.

Quartermaine School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere

Quartermaine School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere

The house was acquired in 1960 by The Ockenden Venture who renamed it Quartermaine and ran it as a school/children’s home. Click here to read more about the Ockenden Venture.

The Stoatley Rough School Historical Trust website includes photographs of former pupils, biographies of staff members, a history of the development of the school and description of courses taught, together with archive film footage from around1938. Click here to visit the website.

Surrey History Centre has a small collection of items relating to Stoatley Rough School (click here to see a copy of the catalogue pdf format (). The main archive is with the London School of Economics and Political Science, Portugal Street, London.

78 thoughts on “Stoatley Rough School”

  1. Norbert Kaugars says:

    Hello,I`m Norbert from Hannover Germany
    I remember visiting my brother Peter who was at keffols a Quarermain in the late 60

    1. Violetta says:

      Hi. My name is Violetta and I am an artist and historian. I am researching the Stoatley Rough School – the Jewish pupils from the Kindertransport. Please could you contact me if you have been in this school or if you know anybody who has been until 1950s…? I am also looking for the artistically talented pupils from this school. I am planning to write a MA dissertation in 2020 in relation to Jewish Stoatley Rough School pupils with artistic/musical talent. I am also planning to make an artistic visual project inspired by people who I hope to interview soon. Please get in touch Thanks Violetta Liszka

      1. Carolie Owens says:

        Read Barbara Wolfenden’s book, thoroughly researched, entitled Little Holocaust Survivors and The English School That Saved Them. Her husband (my father-in-law) was a student there from September 1938-May 1945. He has deceased.

  2. Jill Hyams says:

    The Stoatley Rough School photos from the LSE collection can be viewed at

    1. Jill Hyams says:

      Unfortunately this link is no longer working as at 24 January 2013

      1. Jill Hyams says:

        The link to the Stoatley Rough School photos has now been restored:

  3. Barry Meisel says:

    Hello, I was a pupil at Stoatley Rough School between1948 and 1950. I would very much like to hear from anyone at the school during this period.
    Thank you B.Meisel

    1. Rocky says:

      Hi, my grandfather Henry (Henick) was a pupil between 1945 and 1951. was 14 through 20 at the time.
      Do you have any recollection of him?
      If so, contact me on [email protected]

      1. david meyer says:

        i think i remember your grandfather –hope he is well –if so; love to hear from him –He was one of the prefects when i was there>>>>And in the Choir –He had terriific bass ..
        Ask him he rememembers Stevie the maths teacher..
        Or Bernard;

        Edik the head prefect..

        He can get in touch with me on Skype under Somewhattarnish or [email protected]..Would love to catch up
        God Bless

        David M meyer

    2. Ray gross says:

      Hi there I was at the school when dr lion and dr leven were there. My name is raymond gross

    3. Violetta says:

      Hi. My name is Violetta and I am an artist and historian. I am researching the Stoatley Rough School – the Jewish pupils from the Kindertransport. Please could you contact me if you have been in this school or if you know anybody who has been until 1950s…? I am also looking for the artistically talented pupils from this school. I am planning to write a MA dissertation in 2020 in relation to Jewish Stoatley Rough School pupils with artistic/musical talent. I am also planning to make an artistic visual project inspired by people who I hope to interview soon. Please get in touch Thanks Violetta Liszka

  4. Richard Graham says:

    Hi- I was a pupil in the last 3 years until the school closed. Does anyone have any photos fron this period? Also, anyone know where the photos from the link above can now be found?
    The obvious place to put them would appear to be on the website!

    Thanks Rick

    1. re William Bishop says:

      I think you would have been a contemporary of William Bishop, who became a good friend when in 1960 he transferred into the Sixth Form at Godalming Grammar School. Sadly, he died on 11 June (2014). If anyone out there remembers him and wants further info, do please get in touch with me. Not sure if this webpage gives a link, so I’ll give my email as [email protected].

      1. David Meyer says:

        I Knew a guy Calls Bishop..
        Nickname Bouncer,,
        Came from a place near Rom ford
        Is this Him?
        David Meyer….

        1. David Meyer says:

          Tried to send …to the e-mail given –says invalid
          D Meyer

          1. David Meyer says:

            Does any one else remember Guy called Bishop Nicknamed Bouncer ..
            Was there in 50,s..
            came from place near Rom ford Essex
            All the best
            David Meyer

  5. BOB PHILLIPS says:

    I was a pupil at Stoatley Rough from about 1954 – 1957. I just found this site and I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from that time. I can be contacted on Skype at: bikerider33


    1. David Meyer says:

      Was there about this time –But don’t recall you..
      David Meyer

  6. Bill Church says:

    I remember Bob Phillips.We were pretty good friends.One day we decided to hitch-hike to London.We got as far as Staines.

  7. David Meyer says:

    I was there from 1951 till 56 but can’t say I remember you – does anyone remember a Mrs Stevenson was maths/biology / teacher was called “Stevie”–and Dr Wolf the French /German etc teacher?
    Does anyone recall a guy named Malcombe Bishop, Bouncer for short, or a guy called Michael Deacon?
    Anyone remember Edik…the head prefect….Tanis Wison Barbara Wilson. The gardener name I Quarik. Or guy called Thomas Beck –called him professor beck he was mad keen on nuclear physics hope to hear from somebody who knew all these people/or at least some. If any students remember me –From around 1950s–please contact me

    1. david meyer says:

      or any one rememebr the Twins John n george Mace??

    2. Effie Harris says:

      Hi My brother and I were both at the school we think around about 1950 1952. We both loved it there. our last name was Kidgell. we remember the teacher Stevenson. a very tall athletic type. then there was the Reverend David Kirby Burt ( I think) Doctors Leon, Wolfe and the one who taught languages and when angry which was often her eyes went red.
      I have a friend visiting UK right now who was intending to visit the school now a museum we believe.

  8. Rocky says:

    Can anyone remember Henick? He’s my grandfather. He was 14 when he first arrived at the school. He was there from 1945-1951 until he sailed to the US.
    If anyone remembers, I’d truly appreciate it.
    Feel free to contact me on skype: rochaibm
    or email at [email protected]

    1. Barry Meisel says:

      Yes he was Edik a prefect when I was there 1948/1950 I also remember many others but can’t trace them

      1. Barry Meisel says:

        Anyone at the school between 1948 and 1950 can contact me, I remember all the names from this time
        Thank you
        Barry Meisel. [email protected]

  9. David meyer says:

    also on yahoo messenger–Skype somewhattarnish

  10. David Meyer says:

    Well! I have tried in every way to make myself available..I have tried to contact
    all the names were contact details have been given ..All to no avail!

    Again; here Are my contact detailes .:-

    [email protected]

    can also be contacted
    on yahoo messenger same Id.
    Also skype..somewhattarnish.
    Again Facebook Somewhattarnish..

    Love to hear from any one who was at the old Alma Mater During the 1950’s.

    I remember Henry –

    And have done my best to contact his Grandson –Realise now is time of Jewish holidays –so may be one reason no response

    certainly love to hear from any one at the school at the time I was there
    A few names comes to mind :

    Thomas Beck
    Michael Deacon
    Tanis wilson
    John N george Mace
    marylyn stevens
    Strevie- (Maths teacher}-or her decendents

    1. Tom Beck says:

      Amusing to this reference to me after all these years. I was once Tommy Beck, aka as ‘the prof’. I still love physics, which I was only able to study at such an early age as I was considered educationally subnormal, and thus only had the time to do so during the countless lessons from which I was excluded; I could read whatever I wanted, which was indeed science, especially physics, the history of mountaineering and on the quiet, music. Dr. Leven considered me totally unmusical, refused me any music lessons and often threw me out of her normal music lessons.

      When I left the school at the age of around 16 I went to a leading scientific grammar school in London, took my O-Levels and A-Levels, Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Applied Maths, (plus A-Level music in the last year), in spite of what Stoatley Rough thought of me, and then, given the choice between Physics at Imperial and Music at B’ham University, chose the latter, continuing my postgraduate studies on 12-tone music to D. Phil. level at Oxford and Vienna universities with a pupil of Schoenberg. There was a certain irony in this, as I left Stoatley R. completely unable to read a note of music or play an instrument. So much for Dr. Leven!

      Dr. Wolff assured me I would never learn a foreign language, so again I see a certain irony in the fact that I have written for the FAZ, Die ZEIT, the NZZ, and published books in German, broadcasting on German radio, as well as translating Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin into English verse (see my name, Dedalus books, and the Pushkin on the Internet for further details). So much for Dr. Wolff.

      My memories of Stoatley R are thus almost entirely negative and I was lucky to have managed a career for myself in spite of the school. But that’s in the past, it is pure chance that I came across this site and my wife suggested I reply, letting you know that I still exist, which I herewith have done. Cheers, ‘the prof’.

      1. David M Meyer says:

        Well can totally relate to om Becks story –Was told By Dr Leven that I was Not Musical–Now play two instruments
        Have fairly good grasp of mos languages –No thanks to Dr Wolf
        The school-was good in some respects; If you were on of..
        the Teachers favorites ..
        There was a lot going on there ; that is better left unsaid ..
        Thanks guys for-allowing me to vent
        David Meyer MD DPM PhD BA {sociologyLa trobe][ assoc Dip welfare studies {Monash}{ post grad Cert policy develop{James Cook}

      2. Effie Harris says:

        I seem to remember my brother Peter Kidgell mentioning you often . I think you were in the same classes. Our mother often spoke of Peters letters and the constant references to “My friend Tommy Beck”

    2. Violetta says:

      Hi. My name is Violetta and I am an artist and historian. I am researching the Stoatley Rough School – the Jewish pupils from the Kindertransport. Please could you contact me if you have been in this school or if you know anybody who has been until 1950s…? I am also looking for the artistically talented pupils from this school. I am planning to write a MA dissertation in 2020 in relation to Jewish Stoatley Rough School pupils with artistic/musical talent. I am also planning to make an artistic visual project inspired by people who I hope to interview soon. Please get in touch Thanks Violetta Liszka

  11. David Meyer says:

    Sorry! But got no response–From any one i tried t contact.

    If this site, is to be active –Good idea to respond!\

    Very disappointing…

    When I found this site –was so thrilled..But the lack of activity–Is so frustrating..

    I was hoping to reestablish contact..Would of loved to found some of old class mates,,,and traced what happen with some teachers!

    OK God bless
    David Meyer

  12. David Meyer says:

    Hi Robert !
    saw you for a brief moment –can yu get back to me on the contact details given..
    David M

  13. David Meyer says:

    Hi again !
    well you who are actually using this site–will no doubt be “overjoyed to know”
    That Bob got in touch with me –We were not actually at the school at the same time –But we still know a few people who were still there –when Bob was there –I think, I must have just left -after bob arrived..

    Also Henry’s Grandson contacted me ..His grand father has been diagnosed with Dementia which is getting worse..

    So hopefully, maybe some memories I have of him –and his exploits might spark of something..

    God bless Henry..Hope that something can be done to help you..

    My invitation still is open –Anyone can contact me on the face book-or Skype contacts ..

    ..Sadly yahoo saw fit to make my password redundant (all hail to mighty yahoo-who are all powerful ha hah}–

    But not as powerful as the three woman that governed the once proud Alma Mata {stands to attentions and kow tows low to the ground}

    well bye for now\
    your friend and mine David M Meyer

    1. David Meyer says:

      my new yahoo and e-mail id is [email protected]

      1. David Meyer says:

        Please note !
        due to forces beyond my control –Have new e-mail address…
        [email protected]…Also am in Facebook Under David Meyer..
        If any one should like to contact me ..
        D Meyer

  14. Bill Church says:

    I remember David Meyer vaguely.I also remember Bob Phillips,who I am currently in touch with via email.I remember Tanis Wilson,Rae Paine,Bouncer,the Mace twins,Tommy Beck et al.I think the prof was a guy named Graham Oliver.Will rack my brains further.
    Regards. Bill Church.

    1. david meyer says:

      The guy called the professor was Thomas Beck..called him this cause had a far reaching knowledge of nuclear physics–V knowledgeable even at young age…11 or 12–
      Also mad keen on mountaineering; and tobogganing Does this trigger any ones memory ??

  15. Bill Stephenson says:

    Very pleased to find this web site. I have been involved with another organisation which is collecting an archive on the school at the LSE and which has organised reunions. I have met some of the people mentioned in the comments.

    So who am I? Well I am Stevie’s son, Bill Stephenson, although I might have been known better as Billy. I was educated at Stoatley Rough from 1951 – 1953 and then at Godalming Grammar School living all the time at the Cottage with my mother. She married again having been divorced and had a daughter and son. Sadly she died in August 1996.

    1. David Meyer says:

      Hi Bill I remember Stevie the Maths teacher right?..sorry to hear of her passing –Knew her quite well!

      1. David Meyer says:

        Hi Billy–Sent you a E_Mail–hope you got it ..
        Knew your mother quite well -She was my favorite teacher there..
        I was in the cottages –so met you –and had games of chess with you –You were quite the champion..
        So nice to meet up with you once again –Hope you are doing well–
        Would love to hear from you
        [email protected]

    2. Tom Beck says:

      Hello Billy,

      I remember you and your mother extremely well and in a most positive way (I believe we even spoke on the telephone for some reason about 20+ years ago). I have replied at some length to one of David Meyer’s posts, if you’re interested. You both had a very good influence on me, though your passion for chess put me off the game for life: I was useless at it then, and still am, Bridge being more my line. I recall making all sorts of mathematical models with your mother (icosahedrons?), and science has always been a passion of mine, though when push came to shove, I opted for music, which I learned to read after I left Stoatley R, and picked up the rest in three years, alongside maths, applied maths, physics and chemistry. I had a chance to do my beloved physics at Imperial, but the lure of music, even after my very late start, was irresistible and it turned out to be worthwhile. Anyway, many thanks for what you and your mother did for me, you were the only ones who cared about me. I am very sorry she has died, for, as I have said, I have the fondest memories of her. Do reply if you should wish, I’d welcome it, kindest regards from

      Tommy (now known as Tom) Beck

      1. David m meyer says:

        hi all
        Especially Tom Beck
        Tried to get contact with you from Bill Stephenson ;;
        But his e-Mail no longer valid ..
        I can be contacted on face book
        David Michael Meyer MD DPM PhD Ba Soc Science –Associate dip Welfare studies ..Post grad Cert Policy development

        Yes i am showing off a bit

        Like tom Beck I was told in no uncertain manner –by the teachers of the old Alma mater That i would not amount to anything …

        .Well Like Tom I think we have both Proven them wrong

        Teachers have a huge responsibility ; They should never be putting Kids down rather the opposite..

        >I think i succeeded in spite of –Not because of my experiences in Stoatley Rough

        -I will say \for me the rough part was very apt..I had a real rough timer there

        ..My army days were nothing by comparison..

        If the moderators do not publish this will only go to confirm the judgmental character of the school

        Sorry folks but that is how it was!

        –I could say more but dont want to impute those who are no longer with us ..

        my e-,mail is

  16. Maike Stricker says:

    I am a teacher in a school in Krefeld, Germany. We have a new school name which is Luise-Leven-School. In a couple of weeks we`ll have a namegiving week in our school and we will do a lot of activities for the children in our school to get to know Luise Leven, the time she taught in England, her religion etc. It would be great if anyone of you could send us pictures of your schooltime, of Luise Leve or little reports of your life in school or even about Mrs. Leven.
    Greetings from Krefeld, German
    Maike Stricker

    1. Jill Hyams says:

      Hello Maike. I would suggest that you look at the following websites which contain many pictures of the school, its teachers (including Luise Leven) and the pupils:

      Hopefully you will hear from some of the former pupils.

  17. John Sloane says:

    I and my sister were students at Stoatley Rough School from 1939-44. Under the name of Hans Jurgen Schleimer and Ingeborg Schleimer. Any one remember me?

    I was a student of Dr. Leven at Stoatley Rough School in Haslemere. She taught me to play the violin. At 83 years old, I still play.

    1. Danny Fyne says:

      Hi John. My mother, Kaethe Klein now 92, was at Stoatley Rough from 1939 fo 1944 together with her Sister Hanna and her two older brothers Ludwig and Bertl. Her younger brother, Walter, eventually joined them in 1941 although he was only 5 years old at the time.

      I’ve recently been reading all the letters between Dr Lion and the various organisations involved over the welfare of the children and the children’s own letters to her from that time. I found an archive of the letters my mother had requested from the LSE as I’m assuming she’d been doing some research.

      Reading the letters, I get the feeling that the children felt Stoatley Rough was a ‘home’ and they seemed to enjoy being able to return there for the odd vacation or weekend after they’d left to take up vocational courses in London towards the end of the war.

  18. david says:

    Hi All of you –Well was in touch with Bill the son of Stevie the Maths -chemistry/biology teacher..We seem to remember a lot of people who were there at the same time –But seems although I can recollect him very well –He Is a bit vague as to I am
    Story of my life ! LOL
    If any one else can recall Stevie the Maths teacher and Bill her son —Would love to hear from you….
    [email protected]
    I will be leaving for Australia on the 7th of Sept ..But thanks to the wonder of the internet, can still be contacted ..
    All the best
    David Meyer

  19. davidf meyer says:

    Hello there was in touch with Billy stevenson..The son of Stevie the maths teacher–She passed away sadly..We all new her as “Stevie”..

    But was nice to catch up with “Billy”.

    He was/is a lecturer –Billy was a “wiz” At chess–I remember he used to play several people at one time ..\..
    Stevie was a great teacher–She inspired all of us –I hated maths–But she even inspired me to enjoy some aspects of i.t..

    In fact i became so fascinated with biology –I got involved with psychiatry–So i owe this to her–Her memory;is with me to this very day..

    If any ex pupils are teachers today;never underestimate the great influence you can have on your students ..Hopefully for the good;Stevie was a great example of this I shall never forget her..Nor my deep love and admiration for her..
    Prof David

  20. David Meyer says:

    Hi Again

    Please note;; My new E-Mail [email protected] ..
    thanking you all
    David Meyer

  21. David Meyer says:

    hope all is well—If any of you guys remember me please leave contact at my E-Mail

  22. david Meyer says:

    Please not my new e-mail–hope all of you have great life The site was great idea–Pity more don’t use it
    All the best
    David M Meyer

  23. david Meyer says:


  24. Prof David Meyer says:

    Hi there love to hear from any of the “Survivors” {LOL} of he old Alma Mata –Please get tin touch
    Best regards
    Prof David

  25. David Meyer says:

    Please note
    My new e-mail is ‘[email protected]
    Can be contacted on Facebook Under David Meyer

  26. david meyer says:

    Hi all !
    Glad to say still in touch With Bill Stephenson–The son Of maths/biology/Chemistry..teacher –He is doing fine –Was on local council–If anyone recalls Him or his mother “Stevie”..Then please do get in touch with him or myself–My e-mail address is as follows [email protected]….If you visit the site Bill has his e_mail posted
    I am retired now –would dearly love to hear from any one who remembers me –Was there as a boarder around end of 1950’s..All the best
    David Meyer

  27. david meyer says:

    Hi All!

    Please note have had to change my my-e-mail it is now [email protected]..
    My yahoo messenger Is [email protected]

    Also have a face book page under David Meyer…..

    If any former boarder/student during the later part of the 1950’s remembers me –Would love to hear from them.

    all the best!

    David M Meyer

    1. DAVID MEYER says:

      Hi all please not my new e-mail address [email protected] Also can be contacted under David Meyer on face book –Would be glad id anyone who remembers Stevie the maths teacher…Malcolm Bishop..Michael Deacon..The twins john and George Mace Maryline Stevens …

      Please contact me at the given sites..

  28. Barry Meisel says:

    I was at Stoatley Rough between 1948 to 1950. Here are some names I remember
    Robin Sterberg, Natalie Johns, Audrey and Brenda Yason, entry Ebner, Patrick Badmin,
    Edik Scheinsicht, Helen Hororwitz, Ralph Solinder, Pavel Kraus, Gladys Americano, Ruth Linden, Freddy Zentner, Jerry Van Tetts, Wolfgang Archinhold,
    If anyone remembers any of these please contact me at [email protected]
    Thank you

    1. David Meyer says:

      Hi All
      Yeah Barry
      I remember Henry and Edik and cant say much about the others’ that you mentioned –

      -Edik was the head Prefect –Was not very well known by us–He really kept to himself a lot ..I remember very well the Maths teacher-And her son Billy-

      -She inspired me greatly maybe why I became a psychiatrist ‘
      ‘She was a surrogate mother” to all of us in the cottages where she was the house mistress..we were all about 10 or 11 at the time.

      .Remember Henry Ebner.. ..He was a bit of a wag..

      Thomas beck {Nickname the professor}…Micheal Deacon ;Malcolm bishop( Nickname the Bouncer};The twins John|And George –Tanis Wilson And Barbra Wilson;Sally Edleman -Her brother was the shot put champion David Edleman ..Simon Wynman was the gifted violinist —That will do for now
      Prof David Meyer

      1. Barry Meisel says:

        Thanks a lot David,
        Not been able to get much news between 1948/1950. I understand Edik has changed his surname to Shannon, Henry Ebner is a solicitor I remember David Edelman also a Angela Roberts ,Were you there at this time ? you can contact me at [email protected] I am also on facebook

  29. wladyslaw kalisxewski says:

    Please contact me on email whoever went to Quartermaine School 1960 and knows me.

  30. David Meyer says:

    hi tom-beck love to hear from you pls contact me on e-mail or face book under my m\ name

  31. David M Meyer says:

    Hi-all so good to hear from Tom Beck ..We all knew him as the professor..I was always impressed by his large knowledge on moat things –He was always up o date with current affairs –Appreciate his negative thoughts regard Dr Wolf and Leven –I myself was told that i would never be any good Music nor languages ,,Have a good grasp of most languages now and play-two musical instruments
    I must say they were not the most encouraging of teachers those two {God rest their souls}
    Sorry for the many different times have changed my id “s Here is the latest [email protected] ..You knw what they say about a moving target–Also you don’t have to be paranoid for the sine to be able to get you //also can be found Under Prof David M Meyer in face book

  32. David M Meyer says:

    Hey all !
    It would be remiss of me , If i did not thank the creators of this site..
    I would like to thank you for the work and thought -that you have put into this site.

    For me, it has allowed for a measure of Closure ..

    There are things that i have left unsaid –As it would serve no useful purpose ..
    The people involved are no longer alive .

    It would serve nothing to bring up the the things that happened then ..
    As a young man ==I was very much impacted upon by those years at the old Alma Mater .

    I think that teachers have to be reminded often of the huge impact they have on the people who come under their care

    In Stoatley Rough ;the teachers were often surrogate parents by default–So theirs was a huge /heavy responsibility..
    I mindful of Tommy Beck : when he said in his post the things that he felt ..
    Well I Certainly never viewed him in that Manner
    I can remember many times in the lighthouse –talking to him about current affairs ..In an effort to be knowledgeable..So when i sat with Dr Lyon; i could be conversational\..

    It was through the conversations with Tommy ; that i started to take an interest in the politics of the day

    I was amazed to hear about what he thought the teachers thought of him

    To me he was one of the most intelligent of all the kids at that school
    Way ahead of his years In fact .

    Tommy If you see this
    please get in touch with me
    David Meyer On face book
    Or e-mail
    [email protected]

    If anyone remember me or the times were talking about
    When stevie was maths teacher
    Edik head prefect
    Please get in touch to here from you

  33. David M Meyer says:

    Well It is a really great experience to be able to catch up with some of the people i was at the school with..

    I actually contacted Billy Stephenson,; his mother was chemistry teacher the maths/biology/ Chemistry…

    She was in charge of the cottages..Was alike the house mother there ..For me she became a mother figure..I was very attached to her ..Knowing her; really changed my life –In more ways than it is possible to explain..

    In fact; looking back on the whole experience of boarding school, ;It was in fact a life changing experience..

    When i think about it ; this was a mixed boarding school…..I don’t think if one was to research the fact ..There were not too many of those i existence in the 50″s i
    that in itself was a unique experience .!.

    I can say without a doubt–The school had a huge impact on my life ..

    .A lot was not positive ..But I am sure that there were a lot of aspects ..That gave me more strength and forbearance; than I was aware of at the time..

    I would have dearly loved to have made direct contact with Tom Beck aka the professor .

    ..But if he sees this would love to hear from you ..Can be contacted on Facebook

    Prof David Meyer {Psych} or my e-mail [email protected]

    Once again thanks to the creators of this site–Giving us all the opportunity to catch up with the days gone by …It is a rare treat to again meet the people who were with us –When we were young ..

    All the best to all of you ..May your God be with you .
    .May you “Get to follow your dreams”

    again; All the best!

    Prof David M Meyer MD. DPM PhD {Psych} BA{soc} Assoc Dip Welfare studies..Post grad cert policy development _{James Cook} + Almighty bloody show off

  34. David M Meyer says:

    well –I must re-iterate.It was a wonderful surprise to find this site –Which I will re-visit often …Of course I had some bad experiences at the school
    -But it did give me a lot of positive factors–

    I learned to take failure, not as a negative thing ,,,Rather through failure we can learn

    -I learned that to preserver,was one of the greatest human qualities .

    .That music was such a great up lifter of the human spirit

    ,,That humor –sometimes misplaced in my case–was after all the best of medicines..

    I hope to hear from any of you;who remember me –

    -Even if you do not and were a pupil at the school;please do get in touch .

    .I can be reached at [email protected]..In Facebook..

    To all of you
    “Long Life-and Prosper!”
    Be well !
    David M Meyer

  35. David M Meyer says:

    Hi all –well was overjoyed when i first came across this site –Cant thank the developers enough ..Shame that those i have contacted now lost touch …Is really disappointing that more people did not use the site more I would of deary liked to keep in touch with Thomas Beck and also Billy Stevenson …..But seems that is not going to happen …Again such a shame to waste a really great opportunity …Best of luck to you all for the future ..If any one wants to contact me can be contacted DR David M Meyer Face book

    E-Mail [email protected]

  36. David M Meyer says:

    Well sadly this site is underused ..Wan to thank all those who made this site possible ..For me it has been great to be able to have/use this site …

    It has been a form of closure;on those years..I was able reach some of the people i knew back then ..

    The most important person for me at that school, sadly past a way..She was like a surrogate mother fr me ..Th’s was Stevie the maths teacher ..I caught up with her son Billie..But have since lost touch ..

    If any one one remembers me –Was a the school from the early 50s till middle 50s

    Please get in touch [email protected] or can be contacted Prof David M Meyer Facebook best wishes for new year god bless and keep you and yours from harm

    1. David M Meyer says:

      hi all –well this site is not really being used to its full advantage ….Please fell free yo get in touch with me [email protected] or faeebook Prof David M Meyer
      I was a pupil between 1950-1954…
      Can give yu some names of people there at the time
      Would be great if people could use this site–as a means of catching up
      All the best Prof David M Meyer

  37. David Michael Meyer says:

    Hi my name is Prof David Michael Meyer–Was a student of The old Alma Mater in 1951–was there till 55–I remember there was a head prefect named Edik –The maths teacher named Stevie ..English teacher was Mr chambers….If any one can use this resource it is a valuable one would be so great to hear from any one a the school at the time I was there ,,,If any ex-student wishes to contact me I am in Face book and my e-mail is [email protected]
    all the best

  38. David Michael Meyer says:

    Well is very discouraging –to see how little this website is used my name is davis meyer can be reached ..on [email protected]–also under david meyer facebook

    All the best

    David meyer

  39. David Michael Meyer says:

    Very Very disappointing ..Seems many of you are not interested in using this valuable resource …..My Name Is David M Meyer [email protected] and can be found on face book…..I was at the old “Alma Mater 1951-54..If any one remembers me please, love to talk to you Dr David Michael Meyer

  40. John Bucksey says:

    I have just found this site and am pleasantly surprised that former pupils are still around,.I was at Stoatley 1951-1956 and have fond memories of being there. If anyone wants to chat with me my email is [email protected] Hope to hear from someone.

    1. Gilbert Eli Benzakein says:

      my name is Gilbert Eli Benzakein i was in stoatley 1958-60. anyone remembering me and wishing tomake contact can find me on facebook or directly [email protected]

    2. Liliane Mitchell says:

      Hello….I am writing this on behalf of my husband Jack Mitchell.He came from Hackney and attended Stoatley about 1948.He left at 15 ,So didn’t get his General Certificate.However,Jack went on to completing 2 degrees!His memory is still very sharp but he finds IT difficult now to negotiate.He has led a really interesting life and I know he would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.

  41. Jenepher Allen says:

    Hi, I have just found this web site and so interested to learn a bit about SRSchool – I was there 1951 -1952 as a day pupil. I cannot remember many fellow pupils except Shelley Edward’s, the daughter of Monica Edwards a children’s author, and the Glennie sisters whose parents had (?) divorced and both remarried, and a boy who had been smuggled as a baby out of Germany in a carrier bag. I remember Drs Lion & Wolfe and Mr Kirby Burt who gave me the creeps partly due to his squint and partly due to how he stood over me when he corrected my work – he taught English and set obscure subjects for essays to be done as homework. I was hopeless at music and languages but fairly good at art. I left due to my parents relocating to East Devon. Would be interested to hear from anyone who remembers me – I was probably known as Janie.

  42. Violetta says:

    Hi. My name is Violetta and I am an artist and historian. I am researching the Stoatley Rough School – the Jewish pupils from the Kindertransport. Please could you contact me if you have been in this school or if you know anybody who has been until 1950s…? I am also looking for the artistically talented pupils from this school. I am planning to write a MA dissertation in 2020 in relation to Jewish Stoatley Rough School pupils with artistic/musical talent. I am also planning to make an artistic visual project inspired by people who I hope to interview soon. Please get in touch Thanks Violetta Liszka

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