Angus Mackenzie (65-70)

    Angus Mackenzie (65-70) contacted the OP Society after seeing a photo of himself on p32 of Issue 46 of the OP Magazine which came out recently. He lives in Fingal Bay in New South Wales, Australia, and writes:   “After leaving the NCP, (or Pangbourne College as it had become by 1970), I…

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Connell, Lynn (53-55)

  Lynn Connell (53-55) died  on 10th February, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11 and “spent the war years with his mother and grandparents in Essex – a county he retained fond memories of throughout his life,” wrote his daughter Penny Connell. Lynn…

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William Skinner (82-87)

                              William Skinner (82-87) has been elected the new Chairman of Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRB).   The fifth generation of the Skinner family to join the tailoring trade, William that says under his chairmanship he will be actively lobbying government…

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OP appears on BBC TV’s The Voice

    Actor Tom Read Wilson (98-03) made a memorable appearance on BBC TV’s The Voice programme on February 13th performing Accentuate The Positive, a song written in 1944.   In a striking black ensemble with flowing dark locks, Tom camped it up for the audience who responded enthusiastically. The mostly young judges, facing the…

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Felton, C.M. (23-26)

Old Pangbournian war deaths in the Second World War were thought to have totalled 177. Now that figure has risen to 178 following a communication from the son of an OP who had lost contact with the OP Society in the mid-1930s — Colin Felton (23-26).   In February, 2016 Colin’s son Simon got in…

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Mike Smith (60-65) in India

  Mike Smith (60-65) writes:   “I’ve just got back to London from 11 days in India, 19 to 30 January, where I was invited to speak to over 500 MBA students, aged 22 to 24, at the Sri Balaji Society Institute of Management in Pune on 20th January. Awesome, as one student commented on…

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Le Blanc Smith, Stuart (33-37)

  Stuart Le Blanc Smith (33-37) died on 13th January, 2016. Born on 31st December, 1919, at he time of his death one of the oldest OPs. For much of his life he farmed in Norfolk. His daughter Krista Hanratty, writes:   “My father regaled us with many tales from his Pangbourne days. Early morning…

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Coleman, Neale (81-88)

      Neale Coleman (81-88) got in touch in January, 2016 when he saw that he was listed as a ‘Lost’ OP. He wrote:   “I live in the Turks and Caicos Islands working as a lawyer for an offshore law practice. On leaving the College I studied law at university qualifying as a…

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Richard Kennan (65-70)

  Managing Director, Film Director, Gig House Films   Richard Kennan (65-70) completed a Short Service Commission in the Royal Navy, in submarines, before starting his career in Films and TV with 12 months on The Spy Who Loved Me at Pinewood Studios.   After training as a Film Editor at BBC Television, London, in…

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M.G. MacDowel (46-49)

A Michael MacDowel (46-49) died in January, 2016. An obituary published on the website of the British Racing Drivers Club stated:   “With great sadness we have to report that Michael MacDowel passed away yesterday at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. In recent years, Michael will be known to many BRDC Members…

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