A Most Fortuitous Meeting

  In December, 1983 Jon Beadon (62-67) was sailing down the Red Sea to the Seychelles in a 50-foot steel ketch called ‘NYATI’. Nyati is the Zulu word for buffalo, and although the boat was far too beautiful to be likened to a buffalo, she was extremely tough and agile, just like her bovine namesake.…

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Philip Davey #2

In 1936 Philip took charge of cricket at the NCP. In 1991 he was interviewed for a feature in the OP Magazine on cricket at the College. In his words:   “We were lucky that first year. We had a very good captain and opening bat, John Groom (33-37),  an excellent wicket-keeper in Ian Stoop…

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Philip Davey (1936-74) #1

  In August, 2016 an author (Steven Hill) writing a history of Somerset County Cricket Club contacted the OP Society to find out more information about Philip Davey who taught French at the College 1936-74 (with a gap for WW11 service in the Fleet Air Arm/Royal Navy) and played some cricket for Somerset in the…

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David Ray

Who from Illawarra remembers ‘Bunnet’ our Assistant House Master, David Ray?….He left Pangbourne in 1979 to teach at Rugby School until 2009. Crossing paths with another Illawarra ‘house mate’ Pat Derham who was Headmaster there 2001-2014. David is now retired and living in Weston-Super-Mare. He was awarded an MBE in 2010 for his commitment and…

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