The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Post requests for information about people you've lost touch with, and would like to contact again.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
annabelle
2nd Former
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 3:25 pm
Real Name: annabelle mark nee parfitt
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Post by annabelle » Mon May 26, 2008 3:34 pm

I wonder if anyone knows what happened to Gill Poland who was at CH 63-69 her brother Bill was at Housey around the same time.
Last edited by annabelle on Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 15248
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey
Has thanked: 125 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: The Poland siblings

Post by J.R. » Mon May 26, 2008 4:30 pm

Annabelle.

You'd probably do better to post this in the 'Looking For...' forum.
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

Misterbee
3rd Former
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:43 pm
Real Name: Richard Briggs
Location: Tonbridge Kent
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: The Poland siblings

Post by Misterbee » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:45 pm

Last saw Bill Poland on Victoria Station during summer hols in 67. I was on my to Spain he was heading into town.
Mr Bee
Peele A 1960 - 1967

annabelle
2nd Former
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 3:25 pm
Real Name: annabelle mark nee parfitt
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: The Poland siblings

Post by annabelle » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Misterbee wrote:Last saw Bill Poland on Victoria Station during summer hols in 67. I was on my to Spain he was heading into town.
Gill and Bill Poland
For anyone who knew Gill or Bill here is the news as of Feb 2011
I met with Gill late last summer for the first time in over 40 years and sadly life had not been very good to her in many ways, but she was ever cheerful in spite of the fact that she had been diagnosed with cancer - thereafter she came to visit me at home and we spent a long time chatting about the past at CH and what had happened since. She was particularly sad to hear of the death ten years ago of our contemporary Carola Curwen.
Her brother Bill lived for 30 years or more in Italy teaching, he married and had one son, but he too had his own demons to conquer, sadly he died some years ago. Much to Gills regret she was not with him as he had said he was getting better, but he may have been protecting her from the inevitable.
Sadly Gill died on Saturday 12th Feb at home in London, and her funeral takesplace on Thursday 24th Feb at Golders Green Crematorium at 10 am, her ashes will be buried with her brothers. May they both rest in peace.
In an ironic twist, given I had wondered over 40 years what had become of her, her best friend for 20 years, with whom I am now in contact, works in the same University as I do so the world is always so much smaller than we think.
Annabelle Mark (nee Parfitt)

Misterbee
3rd Former
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:43 pm
Real Name: Richard Briggs
Location: Tonbridge Kent
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Post by Misterbee » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:12 pm

Annabelle,
Thanks for posting the update on the Poland siblings. Sorry it has ended so sadly for both of them. at least you had a catch up opportunity will Gill. Makes one count ones blessings.
Mr Bee
Peele A 1960 - 1967

annabelle
2nd Former
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 3:25 pm
Real Name: annabelle mark nee parfitt
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Post by annabelle » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:23 am

Yes all very sad indeed but Bill did have a son now in his mid twentys with his italian wife. Hope his life is happier, he is in the Uk to see his dad and aunts ashes buried together on Thursday at Golders Green.

Angela Woodford
Button Grecian
Posts: 2880
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:55 am
Real Name: Angela Marsh
Location: Exiled Londoner, now in Staffordshire.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: The Poland siblings [FOUND]

Post by Angela Woodford » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:39 pm

Gillian Poland... a beautiful girl with wonderful hazel eyes and perfect arched eyebrows!
"Baldrick, you wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple, and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing "Cunning plans are here again.""

Post Reply