Margaret Points

We are sorry to announce the passing of Margaret Points, wife of former Headmaster Peter Points, on Monday 23 January in Hampshire. During his 19 years at Pangbourne, Margaret was a constant source of support to Peter and a familiar figure around the College to many OPs. Messages of condolence can be sent to the…

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P.L. Byrne (58-63)

Les Byrne (58-63) is one of 12 members of the all-conquering 1962 1st XV who will meet together for the first time in more than 50 years at the centenary OP Dinner at the College on Friday April 21st. He writes: “After Pangbourne I went into the Oil Industry selling equipment used for extraction and production…

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Peter Middleton (57-61)

                Peter Middleton (57-61),  now retired, got in touch following the death at the end of 2016 of his lifelong friend and neighbour in Scartho, Grimsby,  Ross Bacon (59-62).  Peter wrote:   “After Pangbourne in 1961, I joined New Zealand Shipping Co. as a cadet, and for the…

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R.M. Roberts (58-63)

                    R.M. Roberts (58-63) arranged a hugely successful reunion of the 12 surviving members of the unbeaten rugby 1st XV at the College in conjunction with the April 21, 2017 OP centenary dinner.   Bob, a speedy wing-threequarter who was an England Under 19 XV trialist…

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New Year’s Honour for OP

              Michael Keigwin (86-93) has been awarded an MBE for his ‘Services to African Wildlife and Conservation and the setting up of the Uganda Conservation Foundation’ (www.ugandacf.org).   In 1998, helped by the Royal Geographical Society and Expedition Advisory Centre, Michael set up the project Elephants, Crops and People…

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Brian Panisset (58-63)

      (Brian, left, with Richard Strachan recently)         Brian writes from Port Macquarie, New South Wales: “Actually, those 1958-63 dates are misleading: I spent a total of eight terms in Port Jackson, and only seven in Macquarie, counting the three terms of my first year, and the five terms I…

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D.P.C. Daley (47-50)

  The death in November, 2016 of EAC Paul (47-49) led to a search for any fellow OPs who sailed with him in the Union Castle shipping line. Patrick Daley (47-50) was one of them, and he got in touch in December to update us on his career.     “There are five names on the…

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Andy Rowe (75-78)

                    Andy Rowe (75-78) is the bass guitarist in a band called The Room. It has two albums out and a live DVD is due for release in January, 2017 with a third album due in 2018.   Andy recalls tfhat his first-ever live performance was…

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Philip Wagstaff (69-72)

                Philip Wagstaff (69-72) lives in Halifax in Yorkshire and is keen to re-establish contact with some of his contemporaries at the College. To contact him, email op@pangbourne.com   Aftger Pangbourne, Philip went into the hotel and catering business, managing a hotel in Harrogate and spending two years…

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