The Staff in the 1930s

  Before he died in September 2017 aged 97, the actor and writer Bryan Matheson (34-36) recorded some Memories of the Staff at the Nautical College during his time at the school.   Captain Tracy (Captain Superintendent): A handsome man with a pretty wife. He had a manner that was polished and urbane. To a…

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Grids in the 1970s

  The exchange below took place on Facebook on the OP page during May, 2017: Paul ClinchFacebook ON YA BIKE!…..Anyone in Illawarra remember bicycle scrutineering by our then Housemaster Peter Politzer?….If our bike passed, we then had to display a disc on it afterwards. I found mine when clearing out the garage this morning. I…

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“Dogo”

  Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46), a retired financial expert who lives on Guernsey, got in touch to share the image above with his contemporaries.   When Tim was at the NCP, the College possessed a river boat nicknamed “Dogo” by the cadets. Many years later in the 1980s, when Tim was working in the Bahamas, he…

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Soccer at the College

    This rather grainy black-and-white photo has been donated by Richard Givan (57-60).   It shows a real rarity in the history of the Nautical College – a College soccer team which took the field to play a game against the Stewards in November, 1960. The team is:   Back row (ltor): Les Byrne,…

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In the early 1960s

Mike Beavington (59-63) has been rooting around in his attic and discovered some photos of his time at the Nautical College. If you can fill in any names, please let us know at op@pangbourne.com          Bowden/Harbinger entry summer 1960 – Sitting (ltor): Mike Beavington, Nigel Hollebone, Quentin Parker.  Standing (ltor): Julian Coles,   Tim Dow,…

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