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- I am Mala Balakrishnan nee Halder from Calcutta (now Kolkata), India... I studied at Woodcot County Primary Junior School, Bridgemary from 1957 to 1963. I used to live in 44 Tukes Avenue, Bridgemary. I had the opportunity of going back to Gosport for a day in 2003 when I contacted the current Principal of my old school. I did meet up with one of my old school friends but would like to meet up with anyone who was in my particular class when I left . My school teacher was Miss E.L. Damp and our Headmaster was Mr L N Waterfield. There was several classmates whose names I remember well and a couple who had lived in Malta earlier whom I am anxious to trace. I will write again on hearing from you. Thank you for this amazing site. Best regards Mala (10/5/07)

- I try to find Karen Toastwine or Toastvine who lived in Gosport back in the 70's Can you help me ? Thank you Dr Eric Mandel (Added 8/07/07)

- Please would Francis Daley who contacted Bryan Maloney about HMS Adament and Bulwark, please email me so that I can pass on their email address. (15th July 2007)

- My enquiry concerns two Gosport evacuees (brother and sister) who came to live with us in our home at  during the Second World War. Both arrived in 1940. I was only 4 years old at the time, but remember, vividly, their arrival on this particular afternoon, and can recall my mother's story surrounding how this particular pair of children were chosen by her. Their names: Freda and John Mills, who up until then lived with their mother and father in San Diego Rd, Gosport Our address was:  3 Vernon Hill Cottage Vernon Hill, Bishop's Waltham. They stayed quite a while - perhaps a couple of years, maybe longer, but certainly at the end of the war the two families maintained contact for several years. I vividly remember spending part of a school holiday with the Mills' family, so a firm bond was established between us. The Gosport to Portsmouth Ferry was a fascinating place to spend the day going back and forwards for 2d. Peter West (29th July 2007)

JOAN MARTIN was born in 1942 at 29 Frater Lane, Elson and attended Old Elson School, New Elson School, Grove Road School and Brune Park. Some school friends were Sandra Beames, Diana Parnell, Wendy Taylor, Eric Rice and Joan McAnulty. I used to play piano duets with Carol Staples who lived in Anthony Grove. I left Gosport from 18 Cedar Close in 1964 and emigrated to Canada where I retired in 2003 from teaching and now travel between Montreal, Canada and Murrells Inlet,South Carolina where my husband and I have a summer home. I would love to hear from the class of 1950 from Old Elson (Miss Austwick was the headmistress) or the class of 1952-54 from New Elson. At Brune Park my teacher was Mr. Eeles and I used to work for Blake Lapthorn Rea and Williams in Portsmouth. My email address is edenvale2@aol.com Joan Martin Painter. (Added 29th July 2007)

- I am trying to find a friend of mine. We lost touch about 15 years ago. His Name is Darren Halford   He would be about 34-35. He used to visit his dad in Orlando, Florida which is how we met. His dad worked at Disney. He came to my school, Colonial High School. He had a younger brother and a older sister. We kept in touch for years. Anyhow if anyone knows Darren and can give me info to find him, I'd appreciate it. We plan to visit this summer and I want to track him down and catch up!Contact Ann Simpson-Ormesher (Added 4th August 2007)

- I am from Florida, I am trying to get phone number of Dawn Prickett or Hamuda. I think, she lives  in Rowner. Thankyou Hugo (26th Aug 2007)

- I married a Gosport born and breed man and 2 of my three children still live here (the other one went to Plymouth to uni and decided to stay there!!!) My husband's name is Alan Scard and some of his relations owned a wet fish shop in North Street and we were wondering whether there are any other relations still living in Gosport now.Judy Scard (16th Sept 2007)

- I am also looking for any relations of Emily Langridge and her husband's Leonard Francis Tucker and Robert Ernest Moore they may have the surnames Langride, Tucker, Sparkes or Moore and also for any relations of James Herbert Hampton Stent his wife Mary Ann Parvin and his common law wife Lillie/Lilian Marion Richards and her first husband Ernest Sawle  who may have the surnames Stent, Sawle, Clissold, Martin and Parvin. - Emma

- I would like you to ask if Kay Arnold of Bridgemary in the 1940/50s is still about, also Teresa Morgan, married a marine also lived in Bridgemary as well, her dad was a submariner. Regards Bryan Maloney.(4/11/07)

- I am hoping to contact a Jacqueline and/or Wendy Bucksey from the Gosport area who I knew when I was in Malta in 1966/67. Jackie worked at the Naval base at St. Angelo and her father was a Naval Officer there. We were part of a group of friends who had a great time together, dining out, swimming and bowling etc. I've just found a lot of photos from that time, which I thought were lost, and would love to get in touch and send them copies. Its about 40 years ago now, but those days still seem like yesterday. If anyone can put me in touch with them, or have them contact me, I would be very grateful. G.Davies (Somerset) (Added 3rd December 2007)

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