L.S. Jones (42-44)

Lionel Seddon Jones (42-44) died at Oakhaven Hospital, near Lymington in Hampshire, on May 26th. He was aged 84 and had been suffering from cancer. An obituary in the Lymington Times stated in part: Born in Wallasey, near Liverpool, in 1927 Lionel Jones was the son of a shipping agent. He spent two years at…

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Conway Worcester Pangbourne Asociation Queensland Australasian Biennial Reunion 2013ian Reunion planned for 2013

            THE CONWAY WORCESTER PANGBOURNE ASSOCIATION, QUEENSLAND  AUSTRALASIAN BIENNIAL REUNION, BRISBANE 23 MAY – 26 MAY 2013 All OPs in Australia or who may be visiting Australia in May, 2013, are welcome to attend. If you are interested, please fill in the form below and return it to Geoff Rae (53-56) at bengairn@optusnet.com.au    …

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OP fronts advertising campaign

Andrew Simpson (90-95) becomes one of the faces of Clarks deck shoes. In the run-up to the Olympic Games OP Andrew Simpson and his sailing partner Iain Percy have become the poster boys for Clarks deck shoes in a national advertising campaign launched by the Somerset-based company ahead of the July-August Games. The Olympic, World…

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Harding Communications Centre opened at the College

The Harding Communications Centre at Pangbourne College was opened by OP David Harding (72-78) on Saturday May 19th. The £2 million Centre combines a music school and ICT facilities together under one roof. It is the first stage in the rationalisation of the school campus that came out of an academic space audit. The building…

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Stories from the Old Pangbournian magazine

The anthology of stories from the OP Magazine are well received and are nearly sold out. Thanks to an initiative from Ian Lindsay (45-49) in Queensland the OP Society financed the publication of selected stories from the OP magazine. Ian’s compilation has 161 pages of unique NCP stories remembering times at school and life thereafter from pupils…

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Successful seafarers’ reception

A reception for OPs who went to sea in the Royal and Merchant Navies and the Royal Marines was held at the Hurlingham Club in west London on May 16th. Around 30 OPs, some wives and partners, the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and Lionel Stephens attended the event which was held at the Hurlingham thanks to…

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Alex Hunter (89-96)

Alex Hunter, one of the OP Reps in Sydney, currently lives on the beach in Manly, New South Wales and has recently moved jobs to become Head of Recruitment & Careers at Australia’s largest Life Insurer, TAL. His wife, Bonnie, works as an Interior Designer for Debra Cronin Design. If Alex isn’t on the golf…

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Simpson & Percy fall agonisingly short

Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson (90-95) narrowly miss out on the Star World Championship sailing title in Heyres, France. After six days’ close racing Percy & Simpson failed by just two points to win their second world title in the Star class after heading into the final day’s racing as series leaders. Instead the title…

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Mr. Molyneux

Mention of “Molyneux” in the poem submitted by Jerry Grandage (53-58) as handed down to him by his father George Grandage (18-20) set me searching through Lionel Stephens’ history of the College. “Little Molyneux”, writes Steve, “was a small, energetic and excitable instructor who taught Signals. On page 35 there is also this description of…

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OP nominated for a Tony award in New York

OP Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who lives in the US, has co-produced a musical entitled Once that has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The final selection will be made on June 10th. Once is set on the streets of Dublin where an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by…

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