HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy’s Communications and Navigation school occupied the 120 acre Peel Family Leydene Estate two miles north west of Clanfield, Hampshire, from 1941 to 1993. Over half a million personnel served or trained at Mercury during the 52 years of its existence and amongst its distinguished visitors were The Queen, Prince Phillip,…Details
Richard Waldron (1952-56 and one of the first rowers) exhibited his artwork at the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers in the City alongside other artists including Ken Howard RA OBE and Jennifer Evans, country and animal artist and the wife of another OP. (http://www.paintersfineart.org.uk/). Incidentally, whilst the following account is from the year after my…Details
In an article published in the October issue of Standpoint magazine, Lord Vinson argues that “anyone who cares about the hardware of democracy should be concerned that in the European Parliamentary elections in May 22, 2014, almost a quarter of a million people voted for an unknown political party called ‘An Independence from Europe’ which…Details
In September Malcolm was in the news berating AIM-listed oil and gas explorer Tangiers Petroleum which had raised more than £4 million in February 2012 to prospect off Australia and Morocco. By August 2014 the shares in this company had lost nearly two thirds of their value and trading in the shares was suspended. Tangiers…Details
William has a new job – General Manager of the Lots Road Auction Houses in west London. He says it will keep him off the street.
Among his forthcoming commitments: eight episodes of a fly-on-the-wall television series presumably about the life of an auction house.
The travails of Jamie Lonsdale and his decision to sell Kingstone Lisle Park, an impressive estate near Wantage in Oxfordshire, continue to intrigue the national press. In mid-September The Times devoted two pages in its Bricks & Mortar section to new developments in the saga. In 2013 the main building, which dates back to 1677…Details
Ed is now a Sales Executive at Softcat Ltd. based in Bristol. Softcat sells and supports products and solutions from all the world’s leading IT companies. It was named as the No. 1 Sunday Times Best Company to Work For in 2010. Ed got a BA in French and German (which he speaks fluently) from…Details
Alex has graduated from the University of Westminster. He is now working for a small film production company based at Old Street on the edge of the City of London. He still lives in Clapham. Recently he has had several overseas assignments in France and the USA.
The Financial Times devoted a full page in its weekend feature ‘Lunch with the FT’ to a profile of the co-founder of what it termed the “alternative style bible Dazed & Confused” in its August 9 issue. According to the feature, Jefferson, now 43, is editorial director and publisher of the Dazed Group. This has…Details
I ended up in South Africa after having done a year and half in Australia, New Zealand and Belgium (and London) doing various jobs like truck driving, construction site labourer, stockman and realising that I did not want life like that and that I did want to study at university level. So I applied everywhere.…Details