Richard Pickwoad (59-64)

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…


Simon Macfarlane (60-64)

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 Grandage (53-58)

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…


Toby Hickman (56-60)

“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…


Rhodri Lewis (01-08)

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…


Steven Edwards (80-87)

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…


Claire Whitehead (90-92)

      “It’s been a long time since I last posted something for the OP Magazine and website. So there may be some duplication for which I apologise. Having graduated as a vet from Edinburgh back in 1999, I worked for a few years in mixed and small animal practice before heading out to…