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Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« on: Monday 22 October 07 23:17 BST (UK) »
can anyone help with info on the above institution do they print registers or similar ? My father and his sibs were pupils there during the war and I would like more info if possible.

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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 October 07 23:55 BST (UK) »
According to this article the buildings were sold in 1955 to the Purcell School.

http://rcst.org.uk/history1903.php

Might be worth giving The Caledonian Schools Trust a ring under 'contacts'???

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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 October 07 00:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tricia

I have sent them an e mail but I thought someone might have some personal info, I have the same photo of the school in a family album that is on their site, so definately the right place.
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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 October 08 17:45 BST (UK) »
I went to the Caley a while back...do you have an email contact address?

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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 October 08 17:47 BST (UK) »
It's ok...I have found your email address...I will contact you

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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 October 08 19:20 BST (UK) »
I have received a reply from the RCST and they are digging out their records for a 'donation' of 25.00, what I get will determine if it was money well spent. I am hoping to find out why they were there. They were not orphans, my mother tells me now that only my father went there! Maybe he was a problem  child!

They do not rush with the info considering the cost!
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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 19 October 08 15:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

My wife went to the RCS in the 1950s. As I understand it, it was mainly for the children of Service families - boarded there whilst the parents were overseas

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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 19 October 08 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi

Yeah thats what I gathered from the school website and although the kids were there during the war, Mum was alive. Nothing has ever been said in the family about their father. Possible that he did go to war born 1890 would have been 40 ish when war started.

Will have to see ehat the records say hopefully there will be some sort of request for admittance, talking to my mum yesterday and she says only my Dad attended the school. His elder sister had polio. elder brother born 1920 apparently attended (according to school) twins born 193o ish.

I will post to let people know what I receive
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Re: Royal Caledonian School Bushey
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 October 08 23:15 BST (UK) »
hi

my dad and his 4 brothers and sister (surname Edgar) were at the school in the 50s too and i did highland dancing competitions there in the 80s! My dad was there recently and they had quite a few old photos so you may get a bit for your money.
good luck!