ERIC GRAHAM TURNER (36-39), a former Chairman and Treasurer of the OP Society, died in July, 2011, at the age of 88. Graham served in the Royal Marines 1941-50, was mentioned in dispatches in 1945, became Life President of Barnes Cricket Club and later Chairman of the Club Cricket Conference. After the Marines he worked…Details
A satisfying reunion on the water and at dinner. Graham Jex (66-71) writes: “The reunion row at Henley Royal Regatta on July 2nd of the winning 1st V111 in the 1971 Princess Elizabeth Cup turned out to be most successful. Everyone involved could not have been more enthusiastic, plus the weather was perfect. We all…Details
Headmaster Thomas Garnier writes to all OPs who contributed towards the cost of this development. Construction of the new Music/Computer Technology complex at Pangbourne College began on 9th May. Thomas Garnier has written to all those OPs who contributed towards the £2 million target to thank them for their loyal support. In part he wrote:…Details
Jeremy Richardson, lately Chief Executive of the Injured Jockey’s Fund and a retired solicitor based in Newmarket, was awarded the OBE for services to horseracing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Jeremy became responsible for management of the charity in 1969 in his capacity as a solicitor. It gradually grew in size. When he…Details
Tim Tilden-Smith (44-46) Specific memories…I don’t think I ever did fire watching from the top of Devitt tower but I know it went on. I do remember that there was an Italian PoW camp on Pangbourne Hill which used to fascinate us. Canadian troops were stationed near the school before D-Day. We spent a lot…Details
The Chairman of the College’s Governors invites the OPs to update them on OP activities. On 6th July 2011 Mark Dumas, as Chairman of the OPs, made a presenation to the Colleges’s Governors at their Summer Meeting. He said there were probably over 3,500 OPs ranging from their 90’s to those who left Pangbourne at…Details
Tim Langridge died peacefully at home on May 28th, 2011, aged 93. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at All Saints Church, Waldron, on June 13th. Addresses were given by two of his three sons and by a grandson. In part they said: “It was the doctor who introduced him to the world in March,…Details
OP images realting to Founder’s Day 2011 may now be viewed in the Gallery section under Nos. 298-337.
Images of the OP golf society outing at Hankley Common July 5 may be viewed from Nos. 338-350.
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Chris Sutton reports: O.Ps Cricket Match 2011 The annual cricket match held on Founders’ Day between the O.Ps and the College XI proved once again to be a great success. This year’s O.Ps side was made up of a mixture of old and new leaves from the College, with the bulk of the side coming…Details
An enjoyable day on a splendid course only slightly spoiled by afternoon rain. Some 25 OP golfers turned out at Hankley Common on July 5th for the annual summer meeting of the OPGS. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry had to do some fast footwork early in the day when it was discovered at the last moment that…Details