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Family Events and News from the southeast region

 

 


31 December 2010

A reminder at the end of this year
that most books
have some sort of ending,
and this is it.

This book of People Events is now closed.
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Merry Christmas
and wishing all of you a prosperous
and healthy New Year 2011


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December 2010

Congratulations to the fourth octogenarian
of the Godstone Group.




Happy Birthday Dieter

Don't count the years! Count the blessings!
Enjoy life's precious gifts and remain young at heart.
Have a wonderful Birthday!
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December 2010

Congratulations to the third octogenarian
of the Godstone Group.




Happy Birthday Gerhard
Congratulations on managing to complete 80 years.

You can't help getting older,
but you don't have to get old.
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The 2010 Godstone Reunion
was held on
Saturday 25 September
at the White Hart Inn, Godstone Green
.

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Memories of the summer of 2010
:

Travellers from the Godstone Group went for
an extensive tour of Scotland,



and others visited the delights of Dorset,



and some enjoyed the stately homes
and gardens in East Sussex













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February 2010
Congratulations to the second octogenarian
of the Godstone Group.




Happy Birthday Maria
Congratulations on managing to complete 80 years
Age is mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Maria at the birthday party, with visitors
from Hamburg
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with younger brother Sepp and wife Hilde.


Family group with Susi and Richard.


Celebration at the Devil's Dyke Inn, Brighton -


with Glyn, Anita, Hilde and Sepp.


Richard, Mark and Susi.


Celebration at the Devil's Dyke Inn.



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December 2009
Congratulations to the first octogenarian
of the Godstone Group.

Happy Birthday Margot
Congratulations on managing to complete 80 years Remember age is just a number
The higher it gets, the more valuable it becomes.


Margot at the birthday party,
with sister Irma, and nephews Peter and Andy


Group photograph


Christopher, Julie, Marie and Thomas


Margot and friend Frank at the day centre Christmas do

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The 2009 Godstone Reunion

Mesage from Dieter:
This is just to reconfirm, all has been arranged
for Saturday 19 September,
12:30pm at the "White Hart", as always.
Looking forward to seeing you all,
best regards Dieter.
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Visit to Nottinghamshire,
Derbyshire and Leicestershire
in September 2009

Nottingham Castle Walls


Castle Gatehouse


Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn


At the Inn


Robin Hood and Maria outside the castle


Nottingham Old Market Square


Sherwood Forest


Major Oak in Sherwood


Southwell Minster


Rufford Abbey


Rufford Abbey Country Park


Wollaton Hall


Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire


The Hallaton Treasure, Leicestershire

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The 2008 Godstone Reunion
was held on
Saturday 20 September
at the White Hart Inn, Godstone Green
.



The group, from the left,
Maria, Gerhard, Anita, Glyn, Dieter, Doreen and Margot.

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Friday 9 November 2007.
Simon Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Congratulations Doreen & Dieter Simon
on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Good luck, health and every happiness be yours always.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your Golden Day.
With love & our very best wishes on your special day.
Party in Godalming for a family get-together on Saturday.


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The 2007 Godstone Reunion
was held on
Saturday 29 September
at the White Hart Inn, Godstone Green
.


The group, from the left,
Anita, Glyn, Doreen, Dieter, Margot, Gerhard and Maria.

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Tuesday 31 July 2007

Happy Event

Congratulations to the Grandparents Simon,
on the arrival of baby Lola Rose Simon,
at 10 lbs 15 ounces.


Mum and daughter are doing well.

Lola Rose safely in the arms of big sister Ruby.


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Rudi Kaselow

80 on
Thursday 15 March 2007

Happy Birthday Rudi


Rudi Kaselow with his wife Anneliese on his 80th Birthday.
Rudi is now living in Frankenthal in the Pfalz near Worms

Since the start of the Godstone website we had hoped that
someone would find us and say hello.
Well, it really has happened and it was all thanks to Rudi's nephew. He was looking for that special birthday present for his Onkel.
He knew of the1951 connection with England and used "yahoo.de" to search the internet.
Among the many Kaselows he found there was only one with the correct first name and surname and that was on the Godstone page.
See the Gallery for a picture of Rudi in his earlier days.

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Sylvia Barr

50 on
Wednesday 14 March 2007

Happy Birthday Sylvia


Sylvia in 1957
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Visitors from
Canada
December 2006

Christopher Fenn (as he used to look)
came to visit his Mum in Aldershot for
a three week reunion
.

And this is Chris now, accompanied by his
16 year
old daughter Camille
.....

Pictures from the reunion

Family group


The Fenn and High Cousins


Tom and Camille.

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23 September 2006
Godstone Reunion

The 2006 reunion was held on Saturday 23rd September in Godstone Green at the White Hart Inn,
where we always received very friendly service.

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Visit to Tresco, Isles of Scilly
in September 2006

Arrival on Tresco after a 20 minute helicopter ride from
Penzance by a 28 seater Sikorsky S61 helicopter.
Followed by tractor-bus ride to the hotel.


Island Hotel Tresco and the crystal-clear sea.


View from the hotel balcony to the northeast.


View from the hotel balcony to the east.


View from the hotel to the Blockhouse in the southeast.


View of the New Grimsby Channel, which separates
Bryher (left) and Tresco (right).


Dolphin sculpture by the sea



Excursion by golf buggy to the wonderful Abbey Gardens.
This visit was one of the highlights of our visit to the island.
There are rare palms, cacti, succulents and exotic plants from the tropics in a scene you will see nowhere else in Britain.


Entering the gardens


View towards the Shell House.


It is a very large garden, we needed several rests.


Ooh, look at this, never seen one that big.



Gaia, the Earth Mother, by David Wynne.
.

Leaving the gardens.


The tractor-bus taking us back to the heliport.


Return to Penzanze

Tresco is the second largest Island in the group.
The north of the Island is wild and barren, the centre is made up of green fields, cottages and farmland leading through the tree lined avenue to the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens.
The gardens are home to species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.
Even at the winter equinox more than 300 plants are in flower.
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During September 2006
Travellers from the Godstone Group
intend to find their way to
Aachen, Germany,

Aachen Cathedral

and to the

Wartburg in Eisenach, Germany,

also nearer to home,
to the Scilly Isles


to the Tresco Abbey Gardens.
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Saturday 24 September 2005
Godstone Reunion

The 2005 reunion was held on Saturday 24th September at the White Hart in Godstone.


Saturday 24th September 2005
The group, from the left,
Dieter, Margot, Gerhard, Maria, Anita, Glyn and Doreen.
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1 September 2005.

Visit to Godstone


An Anniversary visit to Ivy Mill Lane, where the camp used to be.


The site is now occupied by the Godstone Village School.


Ivy Mill Lane


Just as quiet as it used to be.


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Saturday 18 June 2005
Andrew Barr

50 today

Happy Birthday Andy


Andy in 1955

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Sunday 20 February 2005
Happy Event
Congratulations to the Grandparents Simon,
on the arrival of baby Ruby Simon, at 7 lbs.


Ruby in July 2005
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26 November 2004
New Home

Hello Doreen and Dieter, Congratulations on managing to complete the most stressful move from the hillside mansion. Hoping that you will be very happy in your new home.
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24 November 2004
Moving House

Message from Dieter: The time has never flown as fast as it has these last weeks, when things have been really fraught, although on the whole all went pretty well in the end. We are now on the home straight and can see the target in sight. It had been a close call once or twice. We are moving on Friday - yes, in two days' time - still all the while keeping our fingers crossed that nothing may go wrong last-minute. Anyway, we are looking forward to the new house.
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18 September 2004.
Reunion.

The 2004 September reunion was held on Saturday 18th at the White Hart in Godstone.
See separate report and pictures on the Reunion page.


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September 2004.
Family news.
Dieter and Doreen have some great news, they are going to be grandparents. Their son Dan and wife Jo informed them that in about six month's time - hoping all goes well, there will be a happy event.
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August 2004.
Anita & Glyn Golden Wedding Aniversary cruise.

They had a wonderful time on their Norwegian coastal voyage. The trip on this luxurious ship has been absolutely fabulous.
The cabin was superb, and the food was out of this world.
The scenery was breathtaking with magnificent fjords and mountains, following the coast, crossing the Arctic Circle, then to the North Cape and on to the Russian border.


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Wednesday 28 July 2004.
A Tadley anniversary.

It was 34 years ago that the Ostkamp Family arrived in Tadley.
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Tuesday 27 July 2004.
Outing to Hinton Ampner near Winchester.
Anita and Glyn were on their way home to Bexhill from a short stay in Dorset and arranged to meet Maria and Gerhard at the National Trust property near Bramdean.
Long walk around the nice garden and the nearby church. The house contains Ralph Dutton's fine collection of furniture and paintings, only some parts of the house are open to view. Afterwards tea/coffee and tasty cakes in the Hinton Arms pub (nice country pub).







Photos from a nice memorable day in Hampshire.
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Saturday 24 July 2004.
Barr Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Congratulations Anita & Glyn Barr
on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Good luck, health and every happiness be yours always.
Have a wonderful day on Saturday, and enjoy your Golden Day. With love & our very best wishes on your special day.
Party in Brockham for a family get-together on July 24th.

The Golden Couple



Golden Wedding Flowers

The Golden Wedding Celebration Cake

The family get-together at the Dukes Head in Brockham


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Saturday 1 May 2004.
Great-grandparents.
Congratulations to the Great-grandparents Barr,
on the arrival of baby Luca Barry Barr.


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Friday 28 February 2003.
Ostkamp Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Message from Gerhard and Maria.
We have managed to reach another milestone; on the 28th of February we completed the 50th year of our marriage.
Our Golden Wedding celebration went a lot better than I had thought, mainly thanks to our lovely daughter.
We (meaning me) had no wish to have a big celebration, it was our day and we were going to have a quiet do by ourselves in nice surroundings. The children had other ideas and we eventually came to a compromise agreement.
To avoid getting caught in surprises I booked rooms at a hotel at the distant seaside for a celebration dinner and breakfast. Susi had in the meantime been in secret talks with my sister and husband John and they were waiting for us when we arrived in the hotel bar for pre-dinner drinks.
It was a total surprise, I was momentarily speechless and the conspirators were very pleased with themselves.
It was a lovely surprise and the evening was a great success. On the next day we travelled around the surrounding area of Dorset where we often used to spend our summer holidays.
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