Robin Paine (55-58)

In June my wife Sandra and I went on a spectacular cruise of the Norwegian fjords and Spitsbergen on board the cruise liner ‘Queen Elizabeth.’ The guest speaker was Ivar Hellberg (56-60). We had not seen each other since I left the NCP in 1958, some 54 years ago! A photo of myself and Ivar…

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2012 OP Dinner & OP Soc. AGM dates released

A double OP event will be held at the College this autumn. All OPs are urged to attend. On Friday evening 26th October the delayed 2012 OP Dinner will take place at the College. Further details will follow later in the summer from Lindsey Hughes Lindsey.Hughes@pangcoll.co.uk   Bed and breakfast will be on offer to those…

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Three leaving members of staff

In his speech at Founders’ Day on July 7th, the Headmaster Thomas Garnier paid tribute to three leaving teachers who together had served the College for 65 years. Darrell Paddick arrived at Pangbourne in 1990 to work in the Learning Support Department and became a cornerstone of its success. In his time he worked with…

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Victor Gordon (44-47)

Victor Gordon (44-47) died on May 29, 2012, aged 82. He was a writer, chiefly on food. He married in 1958 and is survived by his wife Juliet, two sons and a daughter. An obituary in The Daily Telegraph stated in part: After Pangbourne Victor Gordon did his National Service and then became an industrial…

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D.C.B. Stuart (54-57)

Charles Stuart (54-57) died on March 7, 2012 in Australia. He was 72 and for many years was the OP Representative in Victoria. Diagnosed with cancer in early December, 2011, “he faced his illness with courage and dignity and died peacefully with his family by his side” in the words of his children Joanna and…

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Jeffrey Evans (61-66)

Jeffrey Evans (61-66) has been elected to the ancient office of Sheriff of the City of London for 2012/13, often a precursor to election as Lord Mayor. After the NCP Jeffrey went to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he read Economics. His career in the City started in 1972 as a graduate trainee with Clarkson’s, the…

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J.M. Ackroyd (44-48)

John M Ackroyd (44-48), known as Jack, died on June 18, 2012, aged 81. His funeral service at St. Andrew’s Church, Clewer, Windsor, where he had been a church warden for 20 years, was attended by a standing-room only congregation as was the wake on “The New Queen of the Thames” vessel. His son David…

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James Ash (95-02)

Since July, 2012, James has been working for the London-based public relations and communications company Liberty Conms Ltd as an Account Manager. Previously he had worked for Spreckley partners – also a London-based PR firm – in various capacities from 2009-12. After Pangbourne James went to Loughborough University where he was awarded a 2:1 in…

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G.G. Macpherson (50-52)

Guy Macpherson (50-52) died on May 26th, 2012, aged 76. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at a packed St. Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames on June 13th. It was attended by Guy’s much-loved dog Fitzroy, his two OP sons, James and Grant and their families, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the President and Honorary…

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