FOR YOUR 2012 DIARY

Dates of OP events scheduled for 2012 released.   A reunion lunch for OPs in New Zealand will be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Auckland, on Monday February 20th. OP Society president Robin Knight will be present. Any OP in New Zealand at the time who wishes to attend should contact Nick Edwards at…

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J.W.H. ORMEROD (40-43)

John Ormerod (40-43) died on 29 April, 2010, at Lavenham in Suffolk. He joined Alfred Holt & Company, the Blue Funnel Line, after the NCP. On leaving the sea, he moved into journalism and then advertising. His widow Rhoda writes: “John was sent to Pangbourne from the Downs prep school in the Malverns – an…

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H.K.A. RUSSELL (42-44)

Ken Russell, a flamboyant film and opera director with a talent to entertain and provoke in equal measure, died at his home in the New Forest on November 27, 2011, after a long period of ill health, aged 84. According to his widow Lisi (his fourth wife), his last wish was for “a Viking funeral.”…

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The Macquarie Song

THE MACQUARIE SONG – as sung in the mid-1950s to the tune of “This Old House” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WhLhF12TBE. This old school was once a heaven, This old school once knew no strikes, This old school was kind and lenient, This old school let us ride bikes, But since the police objected, There has been so much…

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OP DAY 2011

OP Day 2011 is set for Saturday, November 26 at the College. All OPs will be most welcome. The day will commence at 1030 hours with the AGM of the OP Society, to be held in the Gerres Room (NOT Yellow Room as previously stated) which is located in the current College Library, on the opposite…

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Successful Over-60s lunch

A second lunch for Over-60s OPs was held at the Turf Club in central London on November 10th. A full house of 34 OPs plus the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and the Honorary Vice President of the OP Society Lionel Stephens attended the lunch which had been organised by Turf Club member and OP Soc. chairman…

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C.B. HEALD (43-46)

Colin B. Heald (43-46) died of cancer on October 1st, 2011, aged 82. He was a former governor of Dartmoor Prison. A half-page obituary appeared in The Times from which much of this account is taken together with memories provided by his friend Roger Slater (57-61) and material taken from his daughter Fiona’s Eulogy at…

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Kevin Price (76-81)

Kevin has spent most of his working life in the construction industry. He found that writing poetry helped him to cope with the sudden loss of his daughter in 2009 and soon after he turned to writing rhyming children’s stories. Subsequently he left the construction business and in 2010 set up his own children’s publishing…

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OP storming Waterstone’s

Children’s book publisher Kevin Price (76-81) has a record sales day in west London. OP Kevin Price, currently on a nationwide tour of Waterstone’s book stores, notched up record sales for a day while visiting the Chiswick branch of the store October 22. Helped by a sunny day, plenty of customers and the support of…

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C.A. Latimer (43-47)

Courtenay Latimer (43-47) died suddenly on 12 September, 2011, aged 78. Known as Corky, he enjoyed his time at the NCP and left Pangbourne to do his national service in the Army, writes Lionel Stephens. Commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps, Courtenay hoped that his love of boats and his nautical background would enable…

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