Anthony Clifford (75-82)

“Anthony Clifford (1975 –1982) is organising a Reunion Dinner in the summer of 2012 for everyone who joined Pangbourne in 1977 (or for those who joined the junior school in ’75). To date he has found approximately 50% of his old classmates and would like to be in contact with anybody interested in attending a…

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Claud Brandt (51-55)

It is a very long time since I last communicated with the OP Society but having just visited the web site and read news about some OP’s whom I vaguely remember from my days (1951 – 1955)at Pangbourne I thought I must drop a line.When I left Pangbourne I wanted to enter the MN but…

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J.P.W. METCALFE (42-45)

Warwick Metcalfe (42-45), for many years Art teacher at Uppingham School, died in May, 2011, at the age of 83. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in his last years. His son Alistair gave the Eulogy at his funeral to a packed church in Uppingham. In part he said: Warwick was the son of…

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OPs beat the College at The Berkshire

Excellent afternoon at The Berkshire October 12. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) writes: “By all accounts everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the course. I have already spoken to the society Secretary at The Berkshire and they are happy to offer us another date for next year!  Date to be confirmed, but will be in early…

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OPs win annual golf match with the College

Close encounter October 12 at The Berkshire GC goes OPs’ way. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) writes: “By all accounts everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the course. I have already spoken to the society Secretary at The Berkshire and they are happy to offer us another date for next year!  Date to be confirmed, but…

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A.G. Husband (65-68)

A.G. Husband (65-68), who writes under the name of Allan Cameron, has produced another book. Titled “Can The Gods Cry” and dedicated to the memory of his English teacher at the NCP, Desmond Walker – “a veteran of the ‘unforgiving years’ whose wife and children were killed in the Blitz but whose humanity was never…

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Richard Waldron (52-56)

Artist Richard recently held an exhibition “Art in the City” at Painter’s Hall in the City of London and another show of his work with the Dorking Group of Artists at Denbies vineyard gallery. Richard works in acrylic, pastels, oil, watercolour, charcoal, conte and pen and ink and is happy to demonstrate or tutor groups…

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Robin Paterson (69-73)

Robin Paterson (69-73) appeared in the columns of the London Evening Standard in August in connection with a new development that he is planning on the private Caribbean island of Petit St. Vincent. According to the newspaper report, Robin has teamed up with a Texan and paid “about £10 million” for the island. The plan…

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Pangbourne Vocab

Further to Mike’s post many of those terms where applicable in my time 74-81. I remember also Official Rec (Recreation) Rig (Blazer/Paravucini with white shirt) and Unofficial Rec Rig, which was the same but with the option of a solid coloured shirt. If my memory serves me correctly this was worn when leaving the College…

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Pangbourne Vocabulary #2

We must not forget “Lids” for caps, “Grids” for bicycles, “Crystal” for what was the Loo – now the Library), “Mush” for a recent starter at the College, “Nervy” for an obstreperous junion cadet, “Congers” for Sunday service practice held on Tuesdays (I think), “Gobbo” for the mess hall steward and “Gobbo Duty” for those…

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