Memorial Services for two OPs

OP Society Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) writes:   “Coincidentally details of both Ian Shuttleworth and Nigel Hollebone’s Memorial Services appeared in the Daily Telegraph yesterday:   IAN SHUTTLEWORTH (57-62) A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 13.00 hours on Friday 25th September at Holy Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 SHA. Tickets on…

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Rowing successes

              Beth Rodford reports:   Here is a quick report regarding the Pangbourne College international representation this summer.   Luke Towers (OP 2015) raced at the Junior World Championships in Rio in the Junior Men’s Four which finished with a silver medal (photos above). The full report can be…

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Jeffrey Bernard (46-48)

              Jeffrey Bernard (46-48), who died in 1997, popped back into the news in August when BBC Radio 4 staged a production of the famous 1989 Keith Waterhouse stage play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.   In this production Sir John Hurt played Bernard. According to the leading radio critic…

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Keith Evans (33-37)

              The redoubtable Commander Keith Evans (33-37), now aged 95, sprang into action recently following the news that the bell of the famous World War Two battlecruiser HMS Hood had been recovered from the Denmark Strait where the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismark on May 24th,…

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Anthony Clifford (75-82)

                  Anthony Clifford (75-82) is having a mid-life crisis and departs at the end of August on a five-month break from his work in the financial services sector in London to take part as a crew member on several legs of the Round-The-World Clipper race. He writes:…

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President of the O.P. Society dies

                        It is with profound regret that the OP Society announces that its President¬† Nigel Hollebone (59-63) died on 16th August, 2015.   OPSociety Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) said in a statement August 17th:   “It is with great sadness that I have to…

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Sailing in the 1970s

Charles Williamson (69-74) remembers:   ” I was in the Public Schools Firefly Championships (PSFC) twice and we finished 4th as far as I can recall – it was one of the best regattas I can recall – it really was great.   “I met and had dinner with Stewart Morris, part because my brother…

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Centenary Cup update

                  [The Centenary Cup is handed to Richard Givan by Mark Dumas at Denham GC. Also present: Pip Smitham (l) and Kingsley Borrett (r)]     Richard Givan writes:   “Gentlemen, we have now reached the semi final stage of the inaugural matchplay competition. It has, it…

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Philip Worssam (47-50)

Philip Worssam (47-50) died in Melbourne, Australia, on July 4th, 2015 aged 82 after a long illness. He leaves a wife Rosemary and three children.   His daughter Susan O’Shea writes:   “My father Philip Worssam went to Pangbourne in 1947 from the age of 14 before joining the Merchant Navy.¬† I have a photo…

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Samantha Garland (98-00)

                      “I left the College in 2000 having being Chief of St George ( that was the first year the girls marched on their own) and the year the FIM chapel was opened and Anthony retired.   Since then I have studied Drama at university…

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