William Percy Adams (39-42)

W.P.C. Adams (39-42; Hesperus) died in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on October 18th, 2017 as we were informed by his daughter Alison Kishbaugh. He was 92. He left a wife Margaret, three sons and a daughter. He spent much of his life in real estate development in the United States and had a lifelong love of…

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David Kent (39-43)

      David Kent (39-43) passed away peacefully in New Zealand on the 2nd October, 2017, as we were informed by his widow Margaret. Mrs. Kent wrote: “He had been failing in health for quite some time and needed rest, but he leaves a huge gap. He was in his 92nd. year so had…

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OPGS 2018 dates announced

Charlie Parry (81-85) reports:   “The dates and venues of our two 2018 meetings have been agreed. They are:   Summer meeting: Wednesday 20th June at Frilford Heath GC, Abingdon OX13 5NW   Match versus the College: Tuesday 2nd October at The Berkshire GC, Ascot SL5 8AY.   Richard Givan (57-61) will be in touch…

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The Staff in the 1930s

  Before he died in September 2017 aged 97, the actor and writer Bryan Matheson (34-36) recorded some Memories of the Staff at the Nautical College during his time at the school.   Captain Tracy (Captain Superintendent): A handsome man with a pretty wife. He had a manner that was polished and urbane. To a…

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Bryan Matheson (34-36)

      Bryan Matheson (34-36) who died on September 21, 2017, aged 97 was an actor, playwright and theatre manager who spent the final 27 years of his life in Denville Hall, the home for retired actors in Northwood, London. Someone who worked with many of the leading performers and directors of his era,…

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84th AGM of the OP Society held in London

The 84th AGM of the Old Pangbournian Society was held at 6.00pm on 17th October, 2017 at the Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, London W1J 5NS. The AGM was followed by a Committee meeting and by a reception afterwards in the club library. About 40 OPs attended.   The retiring chairman of the Society, Merrick…

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OPYC Arrow Trophy 2017

                                                                                  Arrow Trophy – 14th October 2017     Preparations for this year’s regatta, against alumni of 24 Independent Schools, started early, writes Peter Kewish (Rear Commodore, Events, OPYC). We learnt from past years that practice make perfect. In an attempt to improve our chances of silverware, we chartered our boat for an extra…

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Nab Tower race October 7, 2017

                                                                              OPYC Nab Tower Race – 7th October 2017   Crew; Andy Roy – Skipper Peter Kewish (’89) Ian Kirton (’88) Robin Myerscough (’88) Nick Woods (’88) Jeremy Owen James Alsop Larry Howard Rohan Batra   The Nab Tower Race is the last of the Island Sailing Clubs Inshore Series. Put simply, it’s…

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Keith Hiscock (68-73)

  Keith Russell Hiscock (68-73) died suddenly at the age of 62 in Hastings, New Zealand on 26th April 2017. His sister Carol May writes: “Keith left Pangbourne College in 1973, having represented the school in rowing in the 1st V111, rugby in the 1st XV, and gymnastics, particularly cutlassing. He emigrated to New Zealand…

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