Alfred Goodson (60-63)

Alfred Goodson (60-63) died in April 2015 aged 69. He was married twice and had six children, four by his first marriage and two by his second.   Alfie, as he was known at the Nautical College, came from a wealthy, well-connected Devon family. His father Sir Hugh Goodson was High Sherrif of Devon, a Justice…

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Rob Sargent (61-65)

Rob got in touch with Caroline Kemp at the College after the recent OP Dinner. He wrote: “Dear Caroline, Just to say how good it was to see you again at the dinner last month at Pangbourne. Your efforts organising such a fabulous evening were much appreciated. I know, it can be quite a thankless…

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From Peter Kewish

OPYC Summer Rally – Weymouth 12/13/14th June Only a few weeks to go to 2015’s Summer Rally, this year in Weymouth, home of British Olympic Sailing. Berthing at the Town Quay and Dinner at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club on Saturday night. We still have a few spaces left and some crewing opportunities too. For…

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New crest for OP Society

                        A new OP Society crest has been designed. From now on it is the authorised crest to be used at all OP Society and related events such as dinners, receptions and reunions, and also on invitations and menus, in the OP Magazine, and…

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Service of Thanksgiving for Anthony Hudson

                    A Service of Thanksgiving for former Headmaster Anthony Hudson, who died of cancer on 8th March, was held at Pangbourne College on 27th April in the building he inspired – the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.   A huge congregation approaching 1,000 people attended, with many…

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First OP billionaire

                According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2015, published at the end of April, David Harding (72-78) has joined the billionaires’ club “proving the appliance of science in finance really does add up.”   The latest annual Rich List, the 27th to date, claims that Harding, a…

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Peter Cheney (42-45)

                Peter Cheney (42-45) died on 4th January, 2014, aged 85. He is survived by his wife Susan, who informed the Society of her husband’s death, and a son Andrew. An obituary in the Littlehampton Gazette, from which this obituary is adapted, stated in part:   After Pangbourne Peter…

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OP Yacht Club collects Charterhouse Bowl

                For those who are unaware, the ARROW TROPHY is a yacht-racing weekend, held annually in the Solent, off Cowes in early October, under the auspices of the Royal Corinthian (RORC) YC. The competitors are all from former pupil associations of British Public Schools. Entry is currently restricted…

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