Successful summer meeting at Huntercombe GC

Twentytwo OPs attended the summer meeting at Huntercombe Golf Club, near Henley, on the 19th June.  We were greeted by bright sunshine and warm hospitality in the club house and we knew we were in for an excellent day. The turnout was slightly down on previous years although we were  pleased to welcome a few…

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Pat Stephens (1922-2012)

Kathleen Patricia Stephens (nee Bradley), Sister in charge of Sick Bay at the Nautical College from 1959-63, wife of Lionel Stephens and an Honorary OP, died of cancer on August 17th, 2012, aged 90. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. Mary’s Church, Streatley-on-Thames on August 29th. It was attended by many OPs, former…

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Richard Norris (1931-2012)

Richard Norris, housemaster of Hesperus division at Pangbourne College 1972-88, maths teacher at the College 1957-58 and 1972-92, an Honorary OP and a former Great Britain and England hockey player, died of heart complications in Pretoria, South Africa, on August 25th, 2012, aged 80. Richard Owen Alfred Norris was born in Bombay and grew up…

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Death of Richard Norris in South Africa

Richard Norris, who taught at the College in two spells between 1957-58 and 1972-92, latterly as Housemaster in Hesperus, and played hockey for England and Great Britain (in the 1952 Olympic Games), died in South Africa on August 25. The funeral was held in Pretoria on August 31. A full obituary will be published on…

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Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59)

The August, 2012, issue of Yachting Monthly carries a report of a sharp disagreement between Ewen and the Falmouth Coastguard following the rescue of a solo sailor competing in the Jester Azores Challenge which Ewen founded. According to the Falmouth Coastguard, the singlehanded sailor had to be rescued after his yacht was overcome in very…

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Barney Spender (76-81)

COMMENTATING THE OLYMPICS The London Games should have been a highlight of my journalistic career. After all, it isn’t everyday that you get asked to anchor the opening and closing ceremonies of an Olympics for an international television station. Sadly, though, I don’t really feel as though I can stick it on my list of…

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