Hello Shipmates, Just an update on what I’ve up to since my last post. I’ve returned to sea working as a deckhand on bulk carriers on the Great Lakes. The Lakes stay open from March to January so its Arctic conditions in blue ice at the beginning and end of seasons – rough work. For…Details
I have just found this site and decided after many decades to join the Old Pangbournian Society. I attended the College around 1959 and 64 (not entirely sure of the precise dates). My house was Illawarra. I left the school with five O levels and went into the theatrical world. At the age of 67…Details
Simon retired recently after a succcessful later career in horticulture. Following the NCP, he went to Grenoble University and then joined the Army. Poor health shortened his military career and he went into futures trading for a while before moving into horticulture. He lives near Norwich in Norfolk.
Jerry writes from Melbourne, Australia: “Since leaving Pangbourne in 1958 I ‘haven’t tried very hard’ to keep in touch with the College, but I now offer a brief summary of the last 56 (!) years. Starting with ‘work,’ I served as an Engineer Apprentice with the Handley Page aircraft company, finishing in 1964 with a…Details
Both Mark Holbrow and Mark Haynes joined the Metropolitan Polce Force in 1980 and may have been at Hendon at the same time according to a discussion they have been having in the OP Group on Facebook. Holbrow did 30 years in the police including spells in the Diplomatic Protection Group and in Aviation Security.…Details
“I was in MacQuarie Division. I left the College to join Union Castle Line, MV Kenilworth Castle with Peter Fleming, during the seamen’s strike in London in August 1960, then joined the BSA Police in Southern Rhodesia in 1962.” (Ed: Toby returned to the UK in the 1980s and worked in the security industry for…Details
Rhodri is raising money for Shelter Cymru, a local charity which he works with alongside his job in Swansea. He is taking part in the Ride to the Rugby – destination Paris. If any OP is able to sponsor him, he would really appreciate it. Sponsor through http://virginmoneygiving After Pangbourne Rhodri went to Swansea University…Details
Bob Bird (70-71), a P&O scholar at Pangbourne for a year in the early 1970s, has lived in Australia for the past 25+ years. He is a Group Chief Operating Officer of ASP Ship Management, based in Melbourne.
After Pangbourne Steve joined the Metropolitan Police Force. Here he brings us up to date with his career. He is now an Inspector, in charge of the Chiswick area in west London: “I recently spent a few years at Scotland Yard in a fascinating, if rather time consuming, job. After getting some increasingly obvious hints…Details
Marcus Gondolo-Gordon (88-93), the OP Rep on Corfu, was one of several hundred passengers rescued in heavy seas in the Adriatic from the Norman Atlantic ferry which caught fire at the end of December while sailing from Greece to Italy. Marcus, 40, was travelling with his wife Mia and their two daughters Phaedra and Seraphina.…Details