Two OPs nominated for same literary award

Two OPs, Ian Dear (49-52) and Victor Gibson (56-59), were nominated for the 2016 Mountbatten Maritime Literary Award for books they have written that were published earlier in the year.                       Ian Dear’s The Tattie Lads (reviewed elsewhere on this website) tells the story of the…

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A Most Fortuitous Meeting

  In December, 1983 Jon Beadon (62-67) was sailing down the Red Sea to the Seychelles in a 50-foot steel ketch called ‘NYATI’. Nyati is the Zulu word for buffalo, and although the boat was far too beautiful to be likened to a buffalo, she was extremely tough and agile, just like her bovine namesake.…

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Mrs June Mitchell

  We have been informed by Lady Farrar-Hockley of the death of Mrs. June Mitchell who was Deputy Matron at the College in the 1970s and 1980s.   OPs who were at Pangbourne in that era  might like to pay their respects at June’s funeral on Monday  October 31 (3pm) at the Old Vicarage in…

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Ken Russell (42-44)

An exhibition of photographs taken by the late Ken Russell (42-44), subsequently to become a world famous film director, is to be shown at North Wall arts centre, Oxford in February, 2017. The black and white images taken in the 1950s include some showing teenagers – “Teddy” boys and girls – showing off their style…

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