Richard Wilkinson (59-63)

  Richard Wilkinson (59-63) is writing a memoir. So far he has completed more than 1,000 pages, so no stone in a varied career is being left unturned.   After Pangbourne, Richard went into the Royal Navy and served in HMS Whitby in the Far East during the confrontation with Indonesia. Other RN postings included…

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Lindsey, Ian D. St.G (45-49)

    Ian Donald St George Lindsay (45-49) died at home at Buderim, Queensland. Australia on March 27th, 2016 aged 84. He is the only Pangbournian to date to play in a representative schoolboy side at Lord’s. In 1949 he represented the Southern Schools vs The Rest. A fast bowler, he opened the bowling in…

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Richard Waldron (52-56)

From Richard’s LinkedIn summary profile:   “From a relatively poor academic beginning at Pangbourne (Nautical) College, I became a navigation officer apprentice in the Merchant Navy, was asked to join Norman Rockwell’s course but could not afford this. I left the sea after 3 years to attend Croydon Art School (against the wishes of my…

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Centenary book is launched at the College

  The illustrated history of the College published in connection with the centenary of the College was launched at a reception in Drake on March 22. About 150 members of the Pangbourne community including current parents, governors, members of staff, retired governors, retired members of staff and a number of OPs attended.   In a…

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Edward Bence (66-70)

  Edward Bence (66-70) and his wife Sarah, daughter Lucy and son Edward have been celebrating the 21st anniversary of their purchase of the Berry Head Hotel, near Brixham in Devon. A profile of the family appeared in the March, 2015 issue of English Riviera Magazine.   The hotel, set on a headland with spectacular sea…

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Standing, Guy (61-66)

Guy Standing (61-66) died on 6th March, 2016 “after a long battle with cancer” according to a death notice in The Daily Telegraph on 16th March which went out of its way to praise the treatment Guy had received at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. We have no other details and would be grateful for…

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Adam Lowcock (71-75)

Adam Lowcock (71-76) is a field-oriented marine geophysical specialist who, to quote his LinkedIn profile, is excellent “at keeping things running, whether it’s day-to-day operations or fault-finding.” He has, he writes, “a high level of initiative when seeing equipment for the first time” and “is adept at adding value to the job function.”   After…

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Centenary book published

    An illustrated history of Pangbourne College 1917 – 2016 has now been published by Third Millennium Information, an imprint of Profile Books Ltd.   Authored by OP Robin Knight (56-61), with more than 60 contemporary images taken by OP Angus Thomas (77-81),  an award-winning Getty photographer,  the book consists of 12 chronological chapters, 192…

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