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The Lancing Club 2010 Contents 2/3 4 6 24 28 35 40 45
Annual General Meeting 2009 Club News
A Big Thank You To Our Advertisers Personal News and Obituaries Sport
The Friends of Lancing Chapel Financial Accounts
Editor: John Selmon
Published by: The Lancing Club Artwork & Printed in England: Lancing Press (01903) 753145 www.lancingpress.co.uk
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Officers President: Sir Tim Rice (Second’s 1958-62) 31, The Terrace,
London SW13 ONR
Chairman: Capt. Graham Robinson, R.N. (Gibbs’ 1958-62) Malthouse Mead, North Lane, South Harting, Petersfield, Hants GU31 5NN
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Treasurer: David Rice (Sanderson’s 1960-64)
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Secretary: Anthony Phillips (Gibbs’ 1954-59) Old House Farm, High Bar Lane, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 3EH
Editor: John Selmon (Sanderson’s 1947-52) Hemingfold Grange, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0SH
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Past President: Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, K.C.V.O. (Olds 1952-57) Rose Hill, Port Navas, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5RN
Vice Presidents: John Bell (Sanderson’s 1945-50, Master 1960-92) Old Barn, Hyde Street, Upper Beeding, West Sussex BN44 3TG
Telford Shute (Head’s 1955-59) Cobblers, High Park Avenue,
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Nigel Ventham (Field’s 1945-49) Braky Plat, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9LL
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Members of the Club Committee
Spor ts Secretaries
Hockey: Richard Wyatt (Sanderson’s 1978-83)
David Wylie R.I.B.A, F.C.S.A. (Head’s 1973-78) 28, Halesworth Road, St.Johns, London SE13 7TN
Rob Black (Teme 1993-98)
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M-J Clifton (Head’s/Second’s 1997-02) The Long House, The Square, Eastergate, West Sussex PO20 3UP
Nick Evans (Sanderson’s 1953-57) 95 Palewell Park,
London SW14 8JJ
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Simon English (Field’s 1997-02) 58A Oakmead Road, Balham, London SW12 9SE
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Football: James Butcher (Sanderson’s 1997-02)
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Golf: James Souter (Sanderson’s 1989-94)
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Ladies’ Sports: Hannah Cobbold (Field’s 2004-09)
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Tennis (Men): Vacant Squash: Vacant
Shooting: Andrew Morley (Gibbs’ 1969-73) Fothersby, 46 Westbourne Avenue, Emsworth, Hampshire
Sailing: Chris Foster (Head’s 1973-77, Master 1991-) The Common Room, Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW
Rugby: Chris Callaway (Sanderson’s 1991-96) 07799 608792
Development Assistant: Claire Welling
Cricket: Tim Mackenzie (Olds 1981-86)
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Debating: Andrew Wagstaff (Second’s 1997-99) 15, Powis Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3HJ
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Fives: Stuart Duncan (Gibbs’ 1991-96)
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Cross Country: Vacant
Swimming and Water Polo: Vacant
Real Tennis: Harvey Rawlings (Sanderson’s 1982-87)
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Annual General Meeting 2009
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The minutes of the Annual General Meeting of The Lancing Club held at HQS Wellington, London WC2R 2PN on Thursday 7th May 2009 At 6.00pm The President, Sir Tim Rice, welcomed members of The Lancing Club and their guests. APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Mr Nigel Ventham, Mr John Selmon, Mr Simon English and Mr James de la Mare. MINUTES OF THE 2008 AGM
Mr Nick Parker seconded by Mr Ian Robinson proposed the approval of the Minutes of the AGM held on 8th May 2008. The Minutes were approved. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
There were no matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting. CLUB COMMITTEE REPORT
The annual report of the Club Committee was given by the Chairman, Captain Graham Robinson RN (printed in full on page 6) The President thanked the Chairman for his report and asked the meeting to accept the Chairman’s report. It was accepted unanimously.
The President thanked the Chairman for his hard work throughout the year. TREASURER’S REPORT
The Treasurer, Mr David Rice, in his first report reviewed the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2008. He made a number of observations. www.lancingclub.org
He explained the new format of the accounts which were now presented to conform with best practice. The main change being to show all the income and movement of funds on one statement headed Income and Expenditure rather than relegate some of this information to the notes. At the same time it can be shown how much is overspent against income each year. The accounting policies are also stated giving the basis on which the accounts have been prepared.
He commented that the income from dividends and interest had shown a 22% increase on the previous year at £25136 which includes a bonus dividend of £3200 from the Reed investment. There were 98 new members from last year’s leavers giving an income of £27200. Expenditure increased by 40% on the year primarily due to the increase in costs of social events. There was a deficit of £3857 on the income account and an overall surplus for the year of £24618. He emphasised that it was necessary to increase the reserves to generate sufficient income to support the Club in the future.
On the balance sheet, year ending 31st December 2008 had been a very difficult year for investments and a conscious decision was made not to buy and sell shares after this time last year. During the year the value of the investments fell by 25% to £283759. However as of 6th May 2009 the fund value had improved to £311518.
He reported that the Club had invested £21288 in one of the Icelandic banks which had gone into administration. The relevant claims had been made with the Financial Service Compensation Scheme and it was hoped that the funds would be reimbursed shortly. 4
Mr Michael Eke seconded by Mr Nick Parker, proposed the adoption of the accounts and the accounts were approved. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
All officers of the Club (except for the Past Presidents) retire at the end of the meeting under the rules. Sir Tim Rice, Captain Graham Robinson, RN, Mr Anthony Phillips and Mr David Rice offered themselves for re-election. It was noted that the Club was still actively looking for a replacement for Mr John Selmon as Editor of the magazine. Mr Ian Robinson, seconded by Mr David Wylie, proposed that Sir Tim Rice, Captain Graham Robinson, RN, Mr Anthony Phillips and Mr David Rice should be re-elected en bloc respectively as President, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer - they were elected unanimously. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mr Anthony Eland, Miss Neesha Gopal and Mr Angus Ross retired from the Committee in rotation. Mr Simon English offered himself for election. Miss Neesha Gopal, seconded by Mr Anthony Eland proposed this election and Mr Simon English was elected unanimously. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
There were no matters under Any Other Business. Captain Graham Robinson RN Chairman
Mr Anthony Phillips Hon. Secretary
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Annual General Meeting 2010 The Lancing Club Annual General Meeting will be held at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN on Friday 14th May 2010 starting at 6.00pm. An members and their guests are welcome. AGENDA
1. Apologies for absence.
2. To approve the minutes of the AGM held at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN on Thursday 7th May 2009. 3. Matters arising.
4. To receive the annual report of the Club Committee. 5. To approve the accounts of the Club for the year ending 31 December 2009.
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6. To elect new officers of the Club.
The Peter Tinniswood Music Prize
8. To deal with any other business.
The Prize, which is financed by the donation made by The Lancing Club to the College on Peter Tinniswood’s retirement, is awarded each year on Founder’s Day. It was awarded last year to Ned Mortimer.
7. To elect new members of the Committee.
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Chairman’s Report to The Lancing Club AGM 2009 Mr President, ladies and Gentlemen, Having first been elected as your Chairman in 2001, this is the 8th occasion on which I have had to make an annual report to you. I say this for two reasons. Firstly it shows that Dennis Day was very good at teaching me arithmetic, secondly there will be some, may be many, who will say that after such a tenure enough is enough. When I initially thought about what I should report to you today I thought that perhaps we had had a somewhat unspectacular year. On reflection, I have changed my perspective. We had a very good attendance at our Spring Reception at the Hurlingham club last May and I continue to get favourable comment on that event. Since reestablishing our annual dinner in 2002, we had a record attendance at the House of Commons last October when Christopher Martin-Jenkins
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proved an excellent speaker. This was followed in December by an extremely good Lancing Club Carol Service at Chelsea Old church with the considerable support of David Reindorp OL the incumbent. This occasion was enhanced by a quite magnificent OL choir under the masterly direction of Peter Davis. Outside these flagship events, Club members have also supported and enjoyed other smaller events organised by the Development Office. We will be repeating these major events this year.
It has not been an unspectacular year for our sports teams either. Our Football team reached the Final of the Arthur Dunn Cup but sadly lost 5-4 on penalties the game being drawn 1-1 after extra time. Even more unfortunate was that the opponents were, and booing is allowed, our old rivals Charterhouse. Our golf team did well in the Halford Hewitt Cup beating Aldenham and Sherborne before succumbing to Bradfield. They have also held successful Golf society days. I do not do golf but I do do lunch so I joined them for a very convivial lunch at Worplesdon
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GC last Friday – our golfers are in very good heart. The OL Shooting team remains very active under the guidance of the ever youthful Ian Robinson – although I know Ian is looking for some younger OLs to be members of his team. Tennis and real tennis are also thriving. I am disappointed that the Lancing Rovers once again did not make a report to the Club magazine on their activities on the Cricket field but overall our performances on the sports field have been better than I had at first considered.
As I speak I can say that our financial situation is much better than it was even 2 months ago given the recent partial recovery of the stockmarket. After the steady financial stewardship of Michael Eke, David Rice has stepped into the seat very capably and you will hear from him shortly, (actually ‘stepping into the seat’ is a mixed metaphor for which even ‘Hardly a Scholar’ would have chastised me). So all in all a very reasonable year. For this I must record my thanks, and I trust yours, to all the committee members who give up their time voluntarily to show their affinity to the Club and our College. Especial thanks to Neesha Gopal who stands down from the Committee on the 3-year rule (actually she’s done 4), and Anthony Eland who steps down under the same rule. Anthony has done an excellent job as Chairman of the Events committee and I have been most grateful to him for his advice on other Club matters. Angus Ross has been our conscientious Representative with AROPS and he steps down under the same rule. We will miss them all – not only for their input to our affairs but they have been good fun to have with us. Thank you all very much indeed. I am sorry for the later than usual arrival of your Club Magazine. We had to change the advertising agent
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at the last minute but I think in cost terms the delay proved worthwhile in that we were able to harness a much greater revenue than we had anticipated given the recession we are in – you may have heard about this elsewhere. I do not want to under estimate the enormous amount of hard graft put in to preparing for the gathering of advertising revenue by Richard Rawlings especially in the preparation of lists of potential advertisers. Richard we are hugely grateful; thank you very much indeed. Richard wishes to stand down from this after many successful years and having set up a good structure is looking for someone to take over.
While on the subject of Magazine advertising, businesses do not generally advertise in the Magazine because of an affinity to The Lancing Club, although in some cases they do. They advertise to make money for their businesses. So I would repeat my pleas of earlier years for Magazine readers to use those businesses that advertise in the Magazine. Someone who is also looking to stand down, and indeed has been for some years, is our magnificent Editor of our excellent Magazine, John Selmon. Notwithstanding some unusual difficulties this year John has produced yet another excellent Magazine and I know from speaking to OLs over the last couple of days that it has gone down well. John cannot be here this evening but I hope you would support my proposal that I write to him expressing the Club’s enormous gratitude for another sterling effort. I must also mention another Rawlings, Harvey, who manages our investments so effectively and also more than worthy of our thanks is Stephen Dexter who acts as reporting accountant for our annual accounts. Both Harvey and Stephen do this on a voluntary basis and I am again most grateful. Someone who is very helpful, most personable, highly industrious, very innovative, extremely efficient, very approachable, ever willing and most highly respected and at the same
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A matter that I wish to bring to the AGM’s attention is one that follows on from the point that James De la Mare raised at last year’s AGM concerning the motives of the Development office in organising social events for which he felt the underlying purpose was fundraising. As our President and I explained last year in response the role of the Development office is wider than fund-raising nevertheless the confusion between the role of the Club and the Development Office which James mentioned has been commented on elsewhere. The Club is therefore working with the Head Master on his proposals to ensure that we have a much clearer understanding of where we respectively stand and that the Club Membership knows who is doing what. A Club Sub-Committee, under the able Chairmanship of Telford Shute, has been examining the matter and further discussions have taken place with the Head Master. It may be that we will need to seek your approval to amend the Club Objectives as laid down in the Club rules but not for the moment; the Head Master’s views which I wholeheartedly share is that it is better to let things evolve rather than to rush into something that 7
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might not be in the best long term interests of either the Club or the College. We will continue this work and, of course, report back to you. In the meantime, you would wish to know that the current Director of Development, Ian Mclean, will be leaving the College to take up the post of Director of Development at the Leysin International School near Geneva in August. I am sure Club members would want me to wish him and Jacky well in Switzerland and thank them both for their work on behalf of our College – I hope this is so because I have already done so.
individual achievements as well as some very pleasing overall statistics. Most gratifying perhaps is the consistency of our pupils’ achievements at A Level in recent years – with 85% A and B grades this year it is the sixth year running that we have exceeded the 80% threshold. 58% of A Levels received A grades and more than 40% of our candidates achieved at least three A grades at A Level. Lancing’s average of A and B grades for the last six years is 83.4%, a record of high achievement at A Level that is unmatched by any Sussex school.
Whilst the academic success of the school is very important we have no ambitions to become an academic hothouse. Quite the contrary – the Lancing ethos is of course about so much more than just academic work and we remain committed to providing an all-round education of the highest quality. It is perhaps no coincidence that the busiest pupils tend to achieve the best academic results. Achievements in drama, music and sport have been excellent in recent years -last year the 1st XI football team won the southern schools’ league, the U15 squash team reached the final of the SRA national competition, the shooting team returned from Bisley with some silverware to mark several individual successes as well as first place in the Schools Four, an outstanding production of West Side Story topped the bill in the theatre and the release of Surrexit by the Choir crowned another year of superb music making. I have no doubt that this year will see equal levels of enthusiasm, commitment and achievement both inside and outside the classroom.
In closing, Mr President, I must on behalf of all the Committee and the members thank you for your support to the Club in so many ways. I am frequently told how lucky we are to have you as our President; not that I need to be reminded. Having grovelled I hope suitably may I now request that you ask the AGM to accept my report.
From The Head Master Dear Members of The Lancing Club, The October Half Term break which provides both a welcome lull after the storm of the early weeks of the new academic year as well as the opportunity to pen my annual letter for the Club magazine. The publication of examination results in August gave us the opportunity to celebrate many fine
At GCSE we had a record year with 30% A* grades and 64% A* and A. The last two years have seen our A* and A*-A percentages each increase by more than 10% following changes to study leave arrangements and the introduction of a new target grade system to encourage pupils to achieve their best possible grades at this level. The signs are certainly encouraging!
Many OLs ask with interest about the effects of the economic downturn on recruitment. We are in no doubt that times are more challenging for many parents and the trend seems to be for parents to make decisions later in the recruitment process. That said, we started this term with more than 525 pupils in the College – the largest number for many years and an increase of more than 25 pupils compared to the Summer Term. Not being able to fit the pupil body into the nave of Chapel is a nice problem to have at the start of a school year! That said, we are certainly not resting on our laurels, and we continue to work hard on our marketing for future intakes. At our autumn Open Morning in early October which saw a record number of visitors we launched our new prospectus which includes a short DVD film. We feel that it reflects Lancing very well and trust that it will encourage even more families from London and the South East to visit us.
Lancing College now provides a high-quality education from age 3 to 18 on its two campuses. Lancing College Preparatory School in Hove is thriving under the leadership of its Head Master, Alan Laurent. The outcome of last year’s inspection by ISI was an outstanding report and this year sees record pupil numbers. There is a separate letter from Alan in this publication with more detailed news of Lancing Prep.
At the College site the summer holiday saw the completion of the major phase of the refurbishment of Teme House as well as the final stage of the refurbishment of the Science Department. Work is now focused in the Undercroft to create a new cafe facility and social area which will replace the Grubber when it opens early in 2010. At the same time the east face of the Dining Hall is covered by scaffolding while re-roofing work is completed. The Reeve Art School is proving to be a wonderful addition to our facilities. It was formally opened by
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HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 22 September – a splendid day for the College and a very fitting way to mark Robin’s dedicated service to the College over many years. Robin retired as Chairman of the Governing Body in December 2008 and was succeeded by Dr Harry Brunjes who will be well known to many of you.
The end of the Summer Term 2009 saw the retirement of two muchloved members of staff. Arriving ten years ago with the wealth of experience of two prep school headships as well as that of school chaplaincy, Father Roger Marsh has been one of the rocks on which the strength of the Lancing community in recent years has been built. One of his many virtues was the way he fulfilled the role of being parish priest to the whole College: in addition to his outstanding leadership of our collegiate worship his willingness to be everywhere and anywhere made him a constant and reassuring presence and source of encouragement in the everyday
lives of pupils and staff. In more difficult times, be they personal or collegiate, he was calm in a crisis and a tower of strength, compassion and support through periods of great sadness. Mrs Marsh is the other half of a great team and a tremendous servant of the College, helping out in many ways, both seen and unseen - on the farm, in Chapel, covering lessons, offering comfort to those in distress, providing hospitality at Ladywell House. Father and Mrs Marsh left with our very grateful thanks for everything they did for us as well as our very best wishes for a long and enjoyable retirement on the Kent coast and as well as for their new role as grandparents. The news that Adrian Arnold also decided to retire will, I know, have been received with great sadness. Adrian served Lancing for 29 years as an outstanding teacher of Classics and sometime Head of Classics, Housemaster of Sankey’s and latterly Head’s, a great enthuser and enthusiast for the many areas of school life in which he was involved
– as an actor, director, football referee, a loyal supporter of Chapel worship, an organiser of overseas trips. The needs of the College and its pupils were always placed before his own. It is a great pity that we had to mark his retirement in his absence, but it is therefore all the more important that we celebrate a career of service to the College. Any OL wishing to communicate their good wishes to Adrian individually and personally can do so c/o the Porters’ Lodge, Lancing College.
Many of you will already be aware that Ian McLean left his post here at the end of July to move to pastures new in Switzerland. Ian did excellent work during his four years at Lancing in establishing a Development Office: he has built a very solid foundation on which we can continue to develop our development strategy in the years to come. Our warm thanks go to Ian for all his hard work and his many achievements for the College. Following Ian’s decision to move on I took the opportunity to review the progress of the Development Office
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and to consider future staffing possibilities. We are, as I write, in the process of appointing a successor to Ian in the role of Development Director. Furthermore the Governing Body agreed to my proposal that the successor to Jackie McLean’s part-time role in the Development Office should be a full-time post, in order to ensure the necessary amount of administrative support to both the Development Director and the Development Officer, and consequently Claire Welling became Development Assistant at the beginning of this academic year, relocating from another role within the College. Catherine Reeve, the Development Officer, is in charge of the Development Office during the interregnum and a full programme of OL events is planned for the coming months.
At the end of last academic year Mrs Hilary Dugdale completed her tenure as a Housemistress, firstly of Manor and subsequently of Field’s. One of the key architects of full coeducation at Lancing and an outstanding Housemistress, she led her House to many successes as well as through great sadness, guiding her charges with warmth of character, close personal care and attention to detail, and always with their very best interests at heart. I know that she and her family will be greatly missed in Field’s. Mrs Dugdale continues in her important senior role of Deputy Head. Amongst the new members of staff who joined us in September 2009 we welcomed Father Richard Harrison (who joined us from Uppingham School as our new Chaplain) and Mrs Michelle Creer (Housemistress of Field’s House from St Catherine’s School, Bramley). In January 2010
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Mr Rob Pavey OL joins us from Dulwich College as Head of French and Head of Modem Languages.
The College website www.lancingcollege.co.uk – continues to be developed and improved. I hope that it will help to keep you informed throughout the year of the news and events at the College. I trust that each year’s editions of The Quad will also be received with interest by you.
I was most grateful to receive from your President at the Summer Reception a donation to be used at my discretion for the benefit of current pupils. This has enabled the College to provide financial subsidy to pupils who would otherwise not have been able to participate in school trips. Your support is much appreciated by both the pupils who have benefited as well as their families, and this letter to you provides an opportunity for me to communicate their, as well as the College’s, gratitude for your support.
We were very much looking forward to hosting The Lancing Club Dinner at the College this year and were sorry that it had to be postponed, but hopefully by the time you are reading this letter it will have been re-arranged. You may be interested to know that our Service of Remembrance this year included – for the first time, I believe – the laying of a wreath by your Chairman on behalf of the Club.
We have enjoyed seeing many of you at the various OL and Lancing Club events which have taken place since I last wrote to you. We look forward to a similar round of
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With very best wishes, Yours sincerely Jonathan Gillespie
The President’s Message I have survived another year of being President of The Lancing Club and I trust that members have survived me.
Once again I must thank Graham Robinson for his terrific support and organisational talent over the past twelve months which has resulted in memorable social occasions and invaluable committee meetings, all of which have been to the advantage of the College. Enthusiasm and friendship within the OL network spreads throughout the Lancing corpus; to the Development Council, to the Governors, to the Head Master and his staff, and to the current pupils – and these qualities are reciprocated. My most recent visit to Lancing, for the Evelyn Waugh lecture, reminded me what fine shape the school is in at the moment and I am delighted and relieved to report that the Club appears to be keeping up with this early 21st century success.
OL Secretary's Report 2009 In my fourth year in this post I feel I can say with confidence that I am finally getting to know you all! The role of OL Secretary gives me the opportunity to meet so many of you at different events in London as well as at Lancing and communicate with even more of you by phone and email that I believe in a few years time I will be able to choose OLs as
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the past that ensures you want to come back and support us as much as you do.
my 'mastermind' subject. In the meantime I thought perhaps it was time I should share with those of you whom I have yet to meet, the most frequently expressed feeling about Lancing. The votes are in as they say and I can reveal that it is the values that you learnt at Lancing that have stayed with you through life; the team spirit, the respect for each other and the balanced appreciation of culture, sport and spirituality that are important to you. I believe the College continues to uphold these values, albeit in a new century and it is this ability of keeping the future continuous with
We have had another year of memorable events and a big thank you for continuing to turn out for these occasions despite inclement weather and recessions. I continue to be impressed by the spirit of Lancing true grit; a tube strike could have badly affected one of our Over 60's lunches but instead you all showed remarkable tenacity in getting to the venue on time, including one of our stalwarts, Colin Macgregor, (Second's 33-38) in his ninety-first year who took a bus and then walked the rest of the route! An example to us all. One of my favourite occasions in 2009 was for our Oldest Old Boys. It was a glorious April day for the fifty or so who returned to Lancing to celebrate their fifty, sixty or seventy years since they had left the College. They brought with them wives and guests to share again the experience of the Sunday Eucharist Service in the Chapel with the pupils. It was a moving occasion to see so many generations of OLs gathered
together with those of our future OLs. Nigel Ventham, (Fieldâ€™s 45-49) read the first lesson, a job he was well accustomed to as Captain of the School. At the end of the service the Old Boys processed out of Chapel after the Head Master. Coffee was served in the Sanderson Room and pupils were on hand to show the OLs around the houses if they wished whilst others stayed to look at the photo display from the archives. This photograph was taken of the whole group to record the occasion both for archives and for those attending. A similar event will take place in April 2011.
When I came here four years ago I decided to re-introduce the Year Book for the leavers so that they would have an individual and photographic record of their Lancing school days. Also, it provides a great opportunity for me to meet the entire Upper 6th before they leave and to find out their hopes and aspirations for the future. As a result of this every year we are able to help young OLs with work experience through our ever increasing network of 6,500 OLs. Obviously we cannot guarantee success every time but
here are a few examples of people we have helped in 2009. Oliver Tritton (Head’s 02- 07) has spent time working at the British Embassy in Slovenia courtesy of Andrew Page, (Sanderson’s 78-83) who is the British Ambassador there. Alastair Edgell, (Head’s 02-07) has been on a work placement to improve his
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German in Otto Wisskirchen’s property business in Hannover. Otto was also in Head’s (75-80), twenty years ahead of Alastair. Catherine King (Handford 04-06) is reading medicine at King’s College, London and is hoping to have a placement with Professor Robert Stubinski (Olds 82-86) in the department of
Urology at the University of Milan. I look forward to meeting even more of you in 2010, sharing memories of past times with you and enjoying the lasting companionship that a Lancing education brings.
The Woodard Schools (Southern Division) Benefit Fund If you are one of the many OLs who belong to the Fund, remember the benefits which membership bestows.
Bursaries can be awarded to members’ children who are being, or are about to be educated at Lancing or one of the other schools in the Southern Division. Financial need has, of course, to be demonstrated but, subject to this, the Head Master has the authority to recommend Bursary awards, and applications should be made direct to him.
School House – Shoreham
Grants to cover the further education of members’ children, or for use to reduce hardship in situations where members are themselves in distress, are also available. Application for these grants should be made direct to the Secretary.
The Life Composition Fee is currently £100 for those joining within twelve months of leaving Lancing, or £150 thereafter. Further information can be obtained from: The Secretary, The Woodard Schools (Southern Division) Benefit Fund, 5, Aldermoor Avenue, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4PT. Tel (daytime): 01273 833636. www.lancingclub.org
An OL Architect’s encounter with the ‘School House’ in Shoreham which was used by Nathaniel Woodard to establish his family of schools.
David Kemp (Gibbs’ 72-77) advised a client on the conversion of 24, Church Street, Shoreham, into a private residence. The house has now been restored to its original two storey format – a permanent reminder of the foundation of the Woodard Schools. This was the School Chapel at Shoreham 12
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The Lancing Lodge Nigel Hardy Fellowship. The above fund made donations to OLs for educational purposes. Please look at the “Bursaries available” page 19 in this magazine for further information. Over the last eight years the “Fellowship” has made thirty three donations to OLs who met the criteria. Application forms are available from the Head Master’s Secretary or from Phil Cook (Secretary Old Lancing Lodge).
Fellowship of Lancing College Lady and Gentlemen,
Last year the Governors introduced Fellowship of Lancing College to recognise outstanding contributions
to Lancing over a significant period of time. I am delighted to be able to pass on to you that, at the LOBFC Dinner on Friday, the Chairman of Governors announced that his Board had conferred Fellowship to Nick Evans for his unique role in support of Lancing, notably but not exclusively in the field of sport, over more than 50 years. I am sure colleagues will share my pleasure over this very well deserved award.
Captain Graham Robinson, RN.
AROPS Conference 2009 The 42nd AROPS Conference took place at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield on Saturday 9th May 2009. The Chairman, Bill Gillen (Old Instonian and Old Arnoldian)
welcomed all participants and said he was particularly pleased that the Conference was once again being held in the North.
The Headmaster of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Mr. Michael Gibbon and the President of the Old Savilians, Mr. Neal Rigby, gave an interesting insight of the School and its very strong relationship with its former pupils.
There were two Guest Speakers: Mr. Nick Gibb MP, the Conservative Shadow Minister of State for Schools, who chose to speak on “The Conservative Party’s Policy on Education in Schools”; and Mrs Pat Longham, Headmistress of Wakefield Girls’ High School and former Chairman of GSA, whose chosen topic was “Measuring Schools”. There was a short Questions and Answers session before lunch which was chaired by Roger Moulton (Old Pauline).
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In the afternoon there were discussion groups and workshops. The two workshops were concerned with electronic communication (Facebook) and were directed by Joff Manning (Old Lawrentian) and Tristan Bradley (Old King’s Club). The discussion groups which allowed for beneficial exchange of ideas and experiences, were as follows: 1. Liaison between Old Pupils Societies and Development Offices – Chairman, Roger Moulton (Old Pauline). 2. Liaison with Parents and other Friends of the School – Chairman, Tim Neale (Old Radleian). 3. Smaller Schools and Smaller Societies – Chairman, Susan Woodward (Harenc School).
When closing Conference, the Chairman reminded Representatives that the AGM would take place at Queen’s Gate School, London on 8th October 2009, and the next Annual Conference on 8th May at Dean
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Close School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
This year the AROPS Committee decided to hold a dinner on the evening before the Conference. The dinner took place in the Reception Hall at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. The Guest Speaker was Dr. Paul Whittaker, OBE who gave a fascinating account of how he founded his own charity – “Music for the Deaf”; The AROPS President, Mrs Margaret Carter-Pegg (Old Crohamian), expressed the Representatives’ warm thanks both to Dr. Whittaker for his speech and to the Headmaster, Mr Michael Gibbon for his generous hospitality.
The Old Lancing Lodge No. 4660 The year 2009 was good for the OL Lodge. The Master, The Rev. Canon D.P.E. Reindorp (Field’s 66-71) performed two Ceremonies, ably assisted by his Immediate Past
Master, W.M.J. Partridge (Head’s 7176) and Wardens, J.Staunton (Second’s 91-96), and P.Kemp (Head’s 47-50). Other members of the Lodge also helped, as the Lodge now distributes the work involved in the Ceremonies to keep everyone involved.
The Lodge held its usual September open dinner for wives, friends and recipients of funds from the Nigel Hardy Fellowship. There is an open invitation to OLs to come to this dinner. Just let me know a minimum of two weeks beforehand, so that I can book dinner numbers. This year we will be dining at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Great Queen Street, London. The next open dinner is on Tuesday, September 28th 2010.
The Lodge made donations to :- The Lancing Foundation, Lancing’s Malosa sister school, (Malawi), School Reading prizes. Other donations last year were made to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, The Royal Masonic Benevolent
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Membership is open to Old Boys or close associates of the school. Old Boy Masons who are not members are made welcome. The Lodge meet three times a year at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London. The annual festival of the Public School Lodges Council last year was hosted by the Old Etonian Lodge. This year the festival will be hosted by the Old Rugbeian Lodge. Many of us enjoy these visits with our wives, and it gives us a chance to meet friends from the other 33 Public School Lodges. The Old Lancing Lodge Centenary will be in 2024 and our festival is planned to take place at the College. The last festival held at Lancing was in 1985, and was attended by nearly 500 Masons and their wives.
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four children would be educated at the College, I would become a Governor and eventually Chairman. As a family our association with Lancing has become more rewarding as the years have gone on. Our four children flourished at Lancing - Emma (Manor 98-00) was Peter Tinniswood’s first Head Girl. Harry (Head’s/Gibbs’ 96-01), Eric (Teme 99-04) and Ralph (Gibbs’ 0106) were very much involved in all aspects of school life including music and drama. All four played first team sport in hockey, soccer and cricket. The three boys were Captain of Golf.
lists. The reputation of Lancing is established and reinforced by success both in and out of the classroom.
I was approached by Robin Reeve and Peter Tinniswood to join the Governing Body in 2002. I became Deputy Chairman in 2006, succeeding Robin Reeve in 2009. As many of you will know, Robin Reeve was previously Head Master of KCS Wimbledon and in many ways I am his last pupil! Two important landmarks occurred during Robin Reeve’s time as Chairman. Firstly the acquisition of Mowden which is now firmly regarded as Lancing Prep and secondly the creation of the Development Council chaired by Sir Tim Rice. Tim Rice is enthusiastic and generous to his alma mater and regularly hosts events both at Lancing and London. As Chairman one of my roles is to celebrate the past, focus on the present and plan for the future. Great schools like Lancing wax and wane but at this moment in time Lancing is ‘on a roll, with a full roll’. Both the senior and prep school are full, with waiting
From the Chairman of the Board of Governors When Jacquie and I first drove past the glorious Lancing Chapel as prospective parents we did not imagine for one moment that all our www.lancingclub.org
Dr Brünjes speaking with Sir Tim Rice
The Governing Body at Lancing is substantial. I have compared with others and it is difficult to find better. The Head Master and the Common Room are supported by individuals from the world of law, business, finance, economics, planning, accountancy and more. The Governing Body meets every term in addition to the finance meetings, strategy meetings and other ‘get togethers’. There is also frequent contact by telephone and email. Support is the key word of Governance. The Lancing Council supports the Head Master and, therefore, by definition the Common Room in his ambition, vision and management for the College. There is much on the agenda. The Art School is remarkable and was officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester a few months ago. Our current aim is a new Sports Centre and hopefully with a prevailing wind a Performing Arts Facility will not be far behind. The Charity Commission is very much a focus. Lancing was ‘strong’ in terms of public benefit before the topic fell under Government scrutiny. There are understandable concerns regarding the ‘credit crunch’. However, as I stated earlier the school roll is sound and the projections long term are excellent. That being said, all involved in the Lancing community must not be complacent in that regard. It is hard to earn a reputation but easy to squander it. Lancing is the flagship
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profile of the College continues to grow, enhanced by events not only locally, but in London, nationwide and indeed internationally. I intend to participate as much as my diary will allow and I look forward to meeting staff, parents and alumni as much as their diaries will allow!
school of the Woodard Corporation. Being part of the Fellowship, if you wish the Commonwealth, of Woodard Schools is important to us, but Lancing remains autonomous in terms of its direction and financial independence.
As for myself, I have enjoyed immensely working closely with Jonathan Gillespie during my first year. The relationship between Head Master and Chairman is an important dynamic. I am grateful for
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all the support of my fellow Governors but I feel duty bound to mention two. Simon Gurney (former parent) has now completed twelve years as Chairman of Finance and his commitment to the College and the Bursary is significant. Richard Stapleton (former parent) has been central to the Art School project from start to finish and is an invaluable member of Council. In the years ahead I intend to work as hard as possible for Lancing College, both internally and externally. The
Finally I am grateful, as always, to my wife, Jacqueline. Jacquie is a stage director and choreographer. She has been involved in numerous productions at both the senior and prep school in recent years...in fact, a total of fifteen up to date and is busy planning for the future as I write. At Founder’s Day, I stated that Lancing College has been very good to the Brunjes family and the time has come for the Brunjes family to be good to Lancing College. Jacquie and I will endeavour to ensure that during my years as Chairman we will support the Head Master, Common Room and indeed all aspects of Lancing life and hopefully play our part in the continuing story of this great school.
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As a Friend of Lancing Chapel you could help us achieve something truly worthwhile The Friends of Lancing Chapel is a charity independent of Lancing College. For over sixty years, we have been providing both financial support and professional advice to help maintain and enhance this wonderful building. The Chapel is not just an iconic symbol of Lancing College; it is recognised as a nationally important masterpiece of the gothic revival. So far the Friends of Lancing Chapel have already:
Helped towards the completion and maintenance of the Chapel of St Mary and St Nicolas
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Built the west wall and rose window
Mini-Social Events The Club Committee is always looking for ways of increasing the number of social activities for Club Members both to enhance the camaraderie amongst us and to boost the opportunities for networking. With this in mind it has been suggested that there may, from time to time, be events, e.g. sports or cultural or other occasions when a Club Member has the opportunity to attend an event where the presence of a small group of like-minded OLs would add to the enjoyment. Members attending would be expected to cover the cost of admission and any refreshments. Examples might be Goodwood Races (there are a number of OLs
furnishing of the Chapel
Contributed to the Handford porch, the south aisle door and the new crypt altar
Given more than £1 million towards stone conservation work over the past 30 years However, because of its size and exposed position, Lancing Chapel will always need expensive maintenance. We also wish to complete the west end to a standard worthy of the rest of the building. That is why we need people who appreciate everything that Lancing Chapel stands for to add their name to those who have helped us do so much. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of OLs and parents over the years, the Chapel is now in excellent condition and well cared for. Plans are also being drawn up for the proposed west porch. This is a very real possibility that building can begin once funds become available. Some of this money will come from visitors’ donations and specific appeals. The rest, though, must come from members’ covenants and legacies. That’s why Lancing Chapel needs as many Friends as possible - and why we would like you to join us. The minimum subscription is £10 per annum – that’s all. Although, if you can afford more, we will of course gladly accept it. Each year you will receive a printed report of our activities in the previous twelve months, together with an invitation to the annual Friends Festival Service. There is no need to send any money now. Simply register your interest in becoming a Friend of Lancing Chapel by calling the Hon Secretary, Jeremy Tomlinson, on 01273 452213 or by emailing him at RJT@lancing.org.uk.
who are members of the Richmond Enclosure), Sussex County Cricket or Football or Cricket matches in London. The procedure would be for the Club Member wishing to host an event to contact the Lancing Club Secretary (Anthony Phillips– Tel 07770795882, Email: email@example.com) with details of the event and how many Club Members are invited, giving as much notice as possible. The Club Membership would then be informed but thereafter, in order to minimise bureaucracy, all contact would be with the host of the event/occasion. So, any Club members wishing to take up this idea of hosting an occasion please inform Anthony Phillips accordingly.
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The Lancing Club welcomes the following New Members who have joined since Spring 2009: Edward Akufo-Addo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Yana Ancheva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Daniel Baboulene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 06-09 Simon Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Max Barnard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Finola Begg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Rachel Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Lucy Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manor 04-09 Thomas Betts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Marie Block-Grupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 08-09 Henry Bowlan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 07-09 Sophie Broad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Charlotte Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Vincenzo Cacioppo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 William Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Christopher Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Abby Chan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Nicolas Chung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 05-09 Edward Clowes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Hannah Cobbold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Tristram Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 08-09 Thomas Colgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Thomas Coventry-Brooker . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Juliet Craven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Steven Crosby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 06-09 James Crymble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Edward Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Will Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 09-09 Edward Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 07-09 Fanny Diehl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Henry Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Angus Edgell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 George Gane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Olena Golovina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Harry Harper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 06-09 Oliver Harper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 06-09 Andrew Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 09-09 George Hilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Matthew Holbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 07-09 Polly Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 06-09 Christopher Hopkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Sui Tow Ip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 05-09 Mark James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Charles Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Hugh John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Bethany Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 07-09 Banipreet Kahai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Jasmin Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Sophie-Charlotte Kebekus . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 08-09 Piers Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Yuliya Knyazhanska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Howard Ko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Yulian Kredisov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 07-09 Michael Lam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Joon Sang Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 08-09 www.lancingclub.org
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Michell Lo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Alice Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 James Macfarlane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 William Macpherson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Scarlett Maguire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 06-09 Yrja Matthiasson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Osson McCollum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 07-09 Aleksandr Minkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 07-09 Laura Morrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sankey’s 06-09 Edmund Mortimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Assel Nemerebayeva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Katharina Neuhauser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 08-09 Douglas Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 06-09 Georgina Nightingall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Julia Onnasch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 05-09 Alexander Parfitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 06-09 Timothy Partridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 06-09 Harriet Partridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Mihit Patel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Thomas Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Charles Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Thomas Quested . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Yorick Reufer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 08-09 Josh Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Jack Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Laura Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Hannah Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manor 07-09 James Sava . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Mylo Scurr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 04-09 Joshua Shotton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 04-09 Francis Sloan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 04-09 Rory Stride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second’s 06-09 Nikita Sychev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 07-09 John Symons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Anna Timoshenko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Lawrence Ting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teme 05-09 Alexander Topham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 06-09 Alexander Viand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 07-09 Andrew Vicat-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Louisa Villeneuve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sankey’s 07-09 Marie-Elizabeth von Bomhard . . . . . . . . . Field’s 07-09 George Walton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Julia Whitehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sankey’s 08-09 Maxine Wille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Hannah Williamson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 07-09 Ann Wong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Ryan Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 04-09 Stephen Woodley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School 04-09 Charlotte Woolliscroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manor 04-09 Darcey Wynter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field’s 04-09 Joseph Yim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbs’ 07-09 Connor Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head’s 06-09 Jing Zhang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Chenyang Zhu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handford 07-09 Jia Yu Zong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manor 07-09 We wish you all a long and happy association with the Club and hope to see you at one of our events soon. Please keep your contact details up to date in our database by visiting www.lancingclub.org 20
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Editor for the Magazine – Negotiable Honorarium John Selmon has edited The Lancing Club Magazine tirelessly for 12 years. He now wants to relinquish his role, so the Club Committee is seeking another OL to take over this key role in keeping over 13,000 OLs and their families in touch with developments at the College, in the OL Community and The Lancing Club. The highly rewarding role of Editor offers the opportunity to develop the magazine content and visual impact to keep it at the forefront of The Lancing Club's engagement with members. The Club Committee will look to the Editor to support its Strategic Review of the role and format of the Magazine. Central to this is the integration with other channels of communication with OLs – the
website, e-newsletters, facebook and online business directories – as well as with Lancing College Development Office's communications strategy and with the Lancing College Marketing Officer and Quad magazine.
As the Editor is responsible for co-ordination of the layout and content of each annual issue, some familiarity with publishing and print will be invaluable.
Applicants for this key position should contact the Club Chairman, Graham Robinson, Telephone 01730 825203 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquee Hire and Catering Marquees for all occasions both personal or corporate complete with full service catering and all you need to make your event special Over 35 sizes of marquee in a range of styles and sizes Full service quality catering Hire of tables, furniture and all you need for the event No matter which option you choose, you will get excellent serviceat a reasonable price
For more information: 01273 694304 www.brightonmarquees.co.uk Over 20 years experience in Sussex Advert 18
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Friday 14th May 2010 All aboard again! After popular demand the summer reception is back on HQS Wellington. Owned by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, the Headquarter Ship Wellington is moored on the Thames by the Embankment, centrally positioned between the City and the West End. The open-air Quarter Deck has panoramic views of the Thames and with the other grand rooms on board we can accommodate up to 220 guests across the whole ship.
The AGM will be at 6pm in the Court Room on board the ship. The drinks reception will start at 7pm; the Club will provide a free glass of wine on arrival and canapes will be supplied during the evening. A cash bar will be available as usual. Dress code is jacket and tie. The closest tube is Temple. Please apply early to get a place! Reservations to be made to Claire Welling on 01273465709 or email email@example.com
HQS Wellington Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN www.lancingclub.org
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BURSARIES AVAILABLE The Lancing Lodge - Nigel Hardy Fellowship invites Pupils and young OLs to apply for bursaries. The Old Lancing Lodge of Freemasons was founded in 1924. Its membership is limited to OLs and those closely connected with the College. Through the generosity of one of its long standing members, Nigel Hardy (Heads 1935-39) who died in 1998, income from a capital fund is available for bursaries. Awards can only be made towards charitable objects. These include education and travel which has an educational purpose. School tours, sporting or otherwise, and educational trips, such as a field trip, qualify. Travel during a GAP year or while undertaking further education also qualifies, but those who apply need to show that there is an educational aspect to their travels. Applicants must be under 26 years of age at the time of their application and will have to demonstrate that there is good reason for financial aid. Funds are limited. The Trustees of the Trust will assess applications and will normally seek comment from School staff who know the applicant. Whilst only men may become members of The Old Lancing Lodge women have their own Masonic organisation - the bursaries are available to both sexes. Application forms are available from the Head Masterâ€™s secretary, by phone, post or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Advert 19
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Many of the advertisers in this issue are regular supporters of the Lancing Club. As word gets around about the effectiveness of advertising in the Lancing Club Magazine, new advertisers continue to join them. Many of the companies are run by OLs, or are well-established suppliers to Lancing College, so they are all names that you can trust. They offer a wide variety of services and products; further information is available in the individual advertisements. This 2010 edition is posted on-line at www.lancingclub.org where you can be hyperlinked to each advertiser’s contact details at just a click of a button! Please mention the Lancing Club Magazine when replying to any of the advertisements.
R&M Marketing – Publicity services for Lancing Club members Over the years R&M has helped several businesses run by OLs with their marketing. With experience of clients from corporates to one-man businesses, R&M can access the talents of some of the finest publicity people in the country. Find out just what makes it better than most at what it does by sending for the free report entitled “How much of your marketing budget actually increases your sales?” Or call Richard Rawlings (OL) on 01273 857776 email@example.com or visit www.rmmarketingltd.co.uk
Local coach hire from A1 Executive Travel Lancing-based A1 Executive Travel provides a comprehensive coach and mini-coach hire service from school trips to airport transfers and from weddings to corporate events. The friendly, family-run, local firm has been established for over twenty years and has built an excellent reputation for always providing a prompt and reliable service at competitive rates. All the company's fleet of 16, 21 and 35 seater mini-coaches and 35, 49 and 53 seater executive coaches are non-smoking and seatbelts are fitted throughout. The service is available all over the Lancing, Brighton and other Sussex areas and A1 Executive Travel is especially pleased to support the Lancing www.lancingclub.org
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Club; Lancing College is one of its many satisfied customers. So, whenever you need a reliable, professional mini bus or coach hire service in the Lancing or Brighton area, then A1 Executive Travel will be pleased to discuss your needs, answer any questions about the service it can provide and ensure all your requirements are met at a highly competitive price. Contact them on 01903 767644 or visit www.a1executivetravel.com
Accel Consulting – project management and surveying With core skills of quantity surveying, project management and building surveying, Shoreham-based Accel Consulting operates across all sectors of construction in the South East of England and abroad. 24
The company is particularly proud to be providing its professional services to Lancing College. Visit its website at www.accelconsulting.co.uk for details of its experience, projects and references.
Highly rated Worthing hotel – the Ardington The Ardington, Worthing's 's highest AA-rated hotel, is by the seafront overlooking Steyne Gardens, just two minutes from the town centre. Well known for its personal service and excellent Indigo restaurant, its 45 bedrooms range from standard to spacious luxury, so cater for all needs and budgets. Contact the Ardington on 01903 230451 or visit www.ardingtonhotel.co.uk
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Will service from Bunkers Solicitors
Data suggests that two out of three people die without making a will. So often that means problems that could easily have been prevented. Making a properly drafted will avoids: • uncertainty and distress • unintended beneficiaries from receiving your estate • added costs in winding up your estate, eg tracing extended family potential claims against your estate. Anyone over 55 can benefit from a 60% subsidy on the cost of a will or codicil from Cancer Research. Bunkers will apply for this on your behalf and the offer is not conditional upon making provision for the charity in your will. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 766910.
Complete service from City Carpets & Flooring City Carpets & Flooring Ltd has 20 years specialist experience in all commercial and domestic flooring. As well as carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate and safety flooring, all aspects of floor preparation, such as hardboard, ply board and latex screed, are offered. The company also offers comprehensive maintenance services – carpet cleaning, floor-sanding and finishing. For a first class service call City on 01273 416100 or 07979 506290
Count on craftsmanship from Clarke Roofing Consistently winning awards for craftsmanship, Clarke Roofing is pleased to have been able to support Lancing College in its roofing projects.
The company was founded in 1949 and still works using traditional techniques as well as all modern practices. Work ranges from small repairs for householders up to major contracts for customers including the National Trust, local authorities and contractors. Call 01323 640 777 or visit www.clarke-roofing.co.uk.
Coral Cliff House: Barbados villa for rent Coral Cliff House is the May family's own holiday villa on the west coast of Barbados. Built in the early 70s by Henry May (Olds 1930s) it is still regularly used by all the family. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, the house is positioned on the cliff edge with stunning views over the foreshore and the Caribbean Sea. Many guests are repeat visitors, some of whom have been enjoying Coral Cliff for over 10 years. Further details from Tony May on 07792 557474 or visit www.coralcliffbarbados.com
extensive selection of diamonds, precious stones, gold, platinum and silver jewellery. It has introduced the new ranges of Pandora, Links of London, George Jensen and Mont Blanc pens to appeal to all tastes and ages. A valuation service for insurance, sale and probate is complemented by in-house workshops for renovation, repair and remodelling jewellery and watch repairs. Pressley is always interested in buying jewellery – particularly gold and silver items at a time when the price has never been higher. For further information, Pressley can be contacted on 01903 238997 or at its website www.ghpressleyjewellers.co.uk
A century of quality at Pressley
Gardner & Scardifield Ltd has what you need
Present owners Charles and Neville, grandsons of founder, George Henry Pressley, are proud to be the third generation in the business and to have celebrated its centenary last year. They are equally proud to have been educated at Lancing College, both establishments that value quality and tradition. Pressley still values and promotes the same standards of personal service and expertise that have always been its trademark and sells traditional lines alongside innovative and modern designs. It has agencies for prestigious watch brands such as Rolex, Omega, and Longines and offers an
Traditional ironmongers, independent builders merchants, decorating supplies, electrical wholesale, garden centre, timber yard, joinery shop, general hardware, plumbing merchants. Gardner & Scardifield exists in many guises because that is what its customers want. With over 40,000 products available for the tradesman and the home improvement enthusiast, you can be sure to find the widest range of products. Call them on 01903 753144 or 755774.
Consistent high performance at Lancing College Lancing College is the most consistently high-performing coeducational school in Sussex, with its A and B grade percentage at A Level exceeding 80% for the last six years. However, examination success is only one of its strengths and each new term brings fresh opportunities and exciting challenges across a diverse range of extra-curricular, sporting and cultural activities. With outstanding pastoral care and exceptionally good facilities, Lancing College offers the best of modern boarding and day education in a place where individuals can thrive and develop safely and happily. More information at www.lancingcollege.co.uk
All occasions covered by Brighton Marquees Established in 1992, Brighton Marquees takes great pride in having provided the marquee for Lancing College's Founders Day for the past four years – ever since the marquee was moved from the field. For this prestigious occasion, 1,000 guests need to be accommodated. The Leavers' Ball marquee is also provided by the company and has even been used for a wedding on the very next day. These are typical events that the company regularly handles and indicative of the service it strives to achieve. Brighton Marquees looks forward to erecting for Lancing Club members in the future. Call them on 01273 694304.
Happy and successful children at Lancing College Prep
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become one of the most sought after schools in Brighton and Hove. Lancing College Prep takes children from three years of age and gives them a wide ranging educational experience that prepares them for senior education at 13. Children learn so much more if they feel valued, safe and secure and to ensure that happens the small school is run on family lines. This gives all pupils their own special part to play, welcomes parents and allows teachers to provide an exciting and enjoyable learning environment. Telephone Lancing College Prep on 01273 503452 or visit www.lancingprep.co.uk
Seymour & Lisle for garden machinery Seymour & Lisle Ltd is proud of its long association with Lancing College having supplied and serviced their garden machinery for the last 15 years. The company specialises in selling only market leading equipment to domestic and commercial users and has a reputation second to none for backup and service, a reputation for which it is suitably proud. Next time you need a replacement machine or service for your existing equipment, call 01903 784898
TaxiLink will get you there TaxiLink provides a reliable 24 hour service offering discounted fares on all long journeys and competitive rates for airports. The company makes no extra charge on Bank Holidays or Sundays. The fleet of over 70 vehicles includes saloons, estates, multipurpose and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Why not give Taxi-Link a try!! Call its 24 hour service on 01273 59 59 59; www.taxilink595959.com 26
Pensworth – delivering milk and more Pensworth was established in 1975 as a local, dairy by two traditional South Wiltshire farming families – the Bishops and the Jeffreys. Rapid expansion from its local origins has extended its supply area to include Central and Southern England. The company now offers an extensive range of farm-fresh milk and dairy goods to the education sector and is pleased to include Lancing College as one of its many customers. Contributing to its success has been the adoption of modern technology throughout the company. This has included the development of a modern, well managed chill chain, a production facility relying on the latest processing and packaging machinery, a new and reliable transport fleet and a fully computerised and linked administration. Complementing technology, the company is committed to retaining the qualities associated with its size and family-owned origins – attention to detail, high levels of service and a flexible ‘can do’ approach. This combination has the aim of making Pensworth the market leader in the supply of milk and related products to the middle ground market throughout Central and Southern England. Find out more at www.pensworth.co.uk
DMH Stallard the experienced and approachable lawyers DMH Stallard is one of the country’s leading law firms with 54 partners and 160 lawyers. Whilst offering all the advantages and expertise of a City law firm, it retains an informal and personal style. You will receive the very best advice, delivered by our highly experienced Partners and you will notice that all its people are friendly and approachable. The firm is recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500
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in all of its key practice areas; these directories offer independent evaluations of law firms based on interviews with clients and peers. The firm looks forward to working with you soon. Details at www.dmhstallard.com or call 020 7822 1500 (City) 01293 605000 (Gatwick) or 01273 329833 (Brighton)
Service and Quality from Lancing Press Established 50 years ago, Lancing Press still strives to be at the forefront of its industry whilst maintaining its ethos of surpassing customer requirements in service and quality. This is the approach that has helped the Company in the past, in the present and will undoubtedly be the key to its future. Call 01903753145 or email email@example.com
Watch all British TV anywhere via THETELLY(.NET) Since leaving Lancing, Robert Dew (Olds 1970-72) has lived in the United States. Like millions of other expats, he missed the telly! Almost all he could watch were Benny Hill reruns!
Outside the UK, you simply cannot easily view every channel to make you feel at home. BBC programmes are edited down to have commercials added to them! And there's no ITV! Recently available new technology enables the 'streaming' of TV programming – both live and recorded – over the internet, making them readily available anywhere in the world. So, in 2007, Robert Dew set up THETELLY(.NET), the only purpose-built, UK-based, offshore TV programming provider. It offers short and long term private feeds for holiday or longer. Designed for the British traveller, expat, and anglophiles who want to watch everything British, THETELLY(.NET) is the easy way to watch the telly, relaxing on your settee, remote control in hand, surfing all UK channels on your computer or giant screen plasma TV – in Sydney or Dubai, in Bermuda or Florida – just as if you were back home. See advert for special Lancing Club promotion; for more information or to sign up visit www.thetelly.net
Book now for 2010 Glyndebourne Festival The 2010 Glyndebourne Festival takes place from 20 May to 29 August, and booking is now open. This year, the Festival season opens with two exciting firsts: Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Britten’s masterpiece, Billy Budd, and the operatic debut of one of our leading theatre directors, Michael Grandage. The second new production is Don Giovanni, conducted by Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, and directed by Jonathan Kent, following his ingenious interpretation of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen during the 75th Festival season. Four productions are also being revived: Nicholas Hytner’s elegantly classical period staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte; Laurent Pelly’s deliciously witty 2008 production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel; Richard Jones’s wildly and wonderfully ‘out of the ordinary’ take on Verdi’s Macbeth; and John Cox’s acclaimed production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, framed within David Hockney’s delightfully post-Hogarthian crosshatched designs. Full details of all the operas and the complete 2010 Festival brochure can be viewed at www.glyndebourne.com. Tickets can also be booked online, or by calling the Box Office on +44(0)1273 813813 (7 days a week, 10.00am to 6.00pm).
Steele To Brian (Field’s 81-86) (son of 5439; nephew of 5984; brother of 7854; cousin of 8306, 8461) and Helen Steele, a fourth son, Jethro Douglas, on 15th January 2009. A brother for Henry, Mortimer and Noah, all of whom are currently at Lancing Prep.
General Baldwin Dr Mark Baldwin (Sanderson’s 5762) has sent a short report of some recent activities.
Dr Baldwin’s presentations on ‘The Secret War’ continue to draw audiences around the country. Although most of his presentations focus on the most famous cipher machine in the world - the Enigma machine - and how its codes were cracked at Bletchley Park, he also talks on related subjects such as the Battle of the Atlantic and the work of the Special Operations Executive.
A particular honour was being asked to contribute to the celebrations for the 8OOth anniversary of Cambridge University by addressing an alumni group on ‘The History and the Operation of the Enigma machine’ at Bletchley Park itself. That took place in the morning; on the evening of the same day, Dr Baldwin appeared at the Chertsey Hall to deliver a full evening’s show on ‘Behind Enemy Lines’. His programme continues this year with about twenty further bookings. Highlights of the year include a commission to mount an Enigma display at the Air Open Day at RAF Cosford, a trip to Brussels to address the British Computer Society, and a fortnight working as a guest lecturer on a Baltic cruise. www.lancingclub.org
Rawlings Richard Rawlings (Head’s 54-58), in his capacity as Chairman of Edburton P.C.C. was instrumental in raising over £300,000 to restore Edburton Church, West Sussex.
The College Choir and the Head Master took part in a special Thanksgiving Services in the Church on 11 September 2009. Wheeler The Revd. Nicholas C. Wheeler B.A. (Second’s 63-68) was awarded the LVO in June 2009 and his name included in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He is Head of Church Appointments, The Cabinet Office.
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throughout the world painting and walking with me.
“He leaves his widow Carol and his son Ashley”.
Goldsmith David F Goldsmith (Gibbs’ 40-45) M.B.E, died October 1st 2009 following a short illness, aged 82.
Deaths Ayliffe Roger D. Ayliffe, MA, Dip.Ed., (Sanderson’s 49-53) died 2 September 2009, aged 74. At Lancing he was a School Prefect and in the Cross Country and Swimming Teams. His brother Nigel (Sanderson’s 46-50) writes: “Roger was a man of many parts – A Lancing Scholar he went on to obtain a First in Engineering at Cambridge.
“He then became an Army Officer, serving in Hong Kong. He joined BP, spending time in Malaysia setting up their distribution there and later Brussels. “After some ten years he married, left BP and emigrated to Canada where he went back to College to become a teacher in physics. After a successful career in teaching in Vancouver, British Columbia he again changed course and became a Real Estate Broker and Developer. “On retirement he became an acknowledged amateur artist and golfer and travelled widely 28
David Goldsmith’s school days at Lancing were among his most formative years and he retained a life-long affection for the School. During this time, when the School was evacuated to Ludlow he developed a love for the South Shropshire Hills that later in life benefitted his family when he and Jan bought a cottage not far from Ludlow. One of the first places he took the family to was De Grey’s Tea Shop where he asked to see the “Lancing Book” – a book produced after the war for OLs to sign on their visits back to their old haunts. It is therefore fitting that three OLs, two former school friends and one a colleague in later years give their reminiscences here. Simon Hutchinson (Gibbs’ 40-44) writes:
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In September 1940 David and I were new boys in Gibbs’ and in the same dormitory at Lancing which, after the school buildings were requisitioned, had reassembled in various country houses near Ludlow. Thus we were contemporaries from 1940 to 1944 and David was certainly not someone who one would readily forget. Of course in those days the use of Christian names amongst schoolboys was inconceivable and David quickly earned the nickname of Bear which is how I have thought of him ever since. “Did you see Bear on TV last night?” I asked a friend many years later after watching that marvellous programme in which David was the star performer.
Why he acquired and retained this nickname I cannot remember, but animal nicknames were then almost ‘de rigueur’ and even our Housemaster was invariably referred to as The Ape. Bear quickly
became renowned as a ‘character’ and humorist who professed to believe in a philosophy of extreme reaction. “I am against all change: even if it results in an improvement” was one of his tenets that I recall. We never met again but I often thought of him and the announcement of his death came, as is always the case, as a shock and surprise. Sixty two years of dedicated teaching! Schoolmasters have – if they are lucky – a rewarding life but seldom earn official rewards or any particular recognition. I calculate that he must have taught a minimum of some 2500 pupils all of whom will have been influenced to some extent by his personality and some of whom he will have inspired to undertake some particular kind of work. They will all, as I do, remember him with affection and respect.
Michael Jackson (Gibbs’ 41-46) writes:
David was a very good friend. We were both in the School Choir and shared a love of music. He was a skilled pianist and often accompanied my efforts on the violin. Our endless rendering of Handel’s “Let the Bright Seraphim” (with impromptu variations) must have wearied everyone within earshot.
In our time at Lancing most of the teaching staff were markedly individual in both manner and patterns of speech. David was a superb mimic, and his sudden impersonations were uproarious. Interestingly, some of his best portrayals were those of the two Mathematics Masters. Perhaps it was here that seeds were sown for a highly successful and worthwhile career as a Maths teacher. Advert 20
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Towards the end of our time at Lancing, David composed a setting of the final lines of Edward Lear’s “Hunting of the Snark”. It opened with a Baroque style of recitative, covering the lines “they pursued it with forks and hope" and "they threatened its life with a railway share”, then the music burst into an utterly crazed Handel-like fughatto in several parts declaiming repeatedly:- “For the Snark was a Boojum you see. “It was typical David: intelligent, sharp witted and immensely funny in his unique kindly mock-serious mode. Michael Jenkins (Second’s 49-54) Chaplin of Radley (65-83) writes:
David Goldsmith at Radley 1950 1979
In November 1964 the then Warden, Wyndham Milligan, introduced me to the College in Chapel as the new Chaplain. Afterwards he made a point of introducing me to “the other OL on the staff” – David Goldsmith. This meant that when I finally arrived at the College for the Michaelmas term in 1965, there would be someone there who was known to me and would help build my confidence. It also gave me the privilege of experiencing what so many generations of Radleians experienced. David’s kind, gentle, but firm, pastoral concern. This was of enormous value to me as a ‘new boy’, as it was to so many, and it led to everyone at Radley referring to David with very real affection as “Goldie”.
Goldie had arrived at Radley in 1950 to teach Maths, a subject which he had already taught at Hurstpierpoint for two years. This meant that his background in education had been entirely within the Woodard tradition, a tradition with many similarities to that of Radley. It was one of his greatest regrets that it was only in his last term at Lancing that he had been able to experience the glories of the Chapel, for most of his time had been spent in exile at Ludlow. In spite of that, however, the Woodard influence had left an indelible mark. www.lancingclub.org
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He was a staunch supporter of Chapel at Radley and he knew what the Tractarian tradition of the College meant, and he loved it. He was a weekday communicant and server, and he nearly always served the Common Room eucharists on Sunday as required. He personally preferred the liturgies of the 1662 Prayer Book, but he was fully supportive of the new liturgies which were introduced in the sixties and seventies.
He was well known for his desire to be the first in Common Room to complete The Times crossword every day, and so conversation with him at breakfast was best avoided. It was also best to avoid him if Ipswich Town FC had lost a match, because he was a keen supporter of that Club. Racing was another of his interests, and the proximity of Lambourne to the College enabled frequent visits to trainers in preparation for attendance at Meetings as often as other responsibilities allowed. He was quite often approached for advice based on his considerable knowledge of ‘Form’. Every Maths period he taught during his years at the College included a short burst of mental arithmetic to keep the class on its toes. The portrayal of this in the BBC TV series ‘Public School’, which was aired in 1979, made him the undisputed star of the Series! His dedication to those he taught was also splendidly demonstrated on the cricket field, where he chose to coach the 3rd XI for no less than 27 years. Goldie was made a Social Tutor (Housemaster) in 1958, a post he held until1974, and in which he demonstrated a very deep and wise pastoral sensitivity. In 1974 he was appointed Sub Warden and after only a term was required to undertake the task of Acting Warden while the Warden himself (Dennis Silk) was on sabbatical. In doing so he inherited the Warden's Secretary, Janice Baxter. In due course, and to everyone’s immense delight, an engagement was announced. There followed, on 16th July 1975, a very beautiful concelebrated Nuptial 30
Mass in the College Chapel. Three sons were born to this union, two of whom – Charles and Robert – were born at Radley and were each baptised at a Sunday eucharist in Chapel, the third – William – was born after David had been appointed Headmaster of Cokethorpe, a post in which that depth of pastoral understanding and sensitivity, which had been so characteristic of his years as a Tutor at Radley, was to be invaluable. Gore
Frederick J. P. Gore (Head’s 27-32) died August 31, aged 95. At Lancing he was a Scholar and Captain of the School. His Obituary notice in The Daily Telegraph appears below. FREDERICK Gore, was that rare thing in the art world: a prolific and successful painter who also managed to sustain several active and parallel careers, as teacher, artschool administrator and committee man. Nor does this take account of his many interests and enthusiasms – most notably Russian folk dancing and the history and practice of icon painting.
On the staff of St Martin’s School of Art for more than 30 years, he was its vice-principal for nearly two decades. He was also chairman of the Royal Academy’s exhibitions committee from 1976 to 1987.
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Frederick John Pym Gore was born on November 8 1913, the son of the Camden Town painter Spencer Gore, regarded by most of his contemporaries as the leader of the modern art movement in London before the First World War. Though Spencer Gore died just a few months after Frederick’s birth, the aura of affection and respect in which he was held remained an important element in his son’s later career.
After Lancing, Frederick went up to Trinity College, Oxford, ostensibly to read Classics. In the event he spent more time painting in the Ruskin School of Drawing. He exhibited at the shows organised by the Ruskin’s distinguished Master, Albert Rutherston, at the Maddox, Cooling and Mayor galleries in London. Gore left Oxford determined to follow a career as a painter, and he went on to the Westminster School of Art and then the Slade. At the former, Mark Gertler and Bernard Meninsky were powerful influences; while at the Slade he was impressed by the eccentric and individualistic painter Sir Cedric Morris, Bt. In his final year Gore had his first one-man show. He then went to Greece, where he produced richly coloured landscapes in the PostImpressionist manner which was to become a consistent feature of his art.
This was followed by an exhibition in Paris, at the Gallerie Borghese, for which the catalogue introduction was written by Louis Vauxcelles, the critic who had coined the term “fauvism” to describe the early experiments of Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck some 30 years earlier.
Gore secured a teaching post at the Westminster School of Art in 1937, and two years later had a one-man show of his landscapes at the Stafford Gallery. During the Second World War he served with the Army. Between 1949 and 1962 he enjoyed a series of one-man shows at the Redfern. He also returned to
teaching, notably at St Martin’s, where he was appointed head of painting 1951 and vice-principal in 1961, a post he retained until his retirement in 1979.
This was a period of rapid expansion within the art-school system, and Gore thoroughly enjoyed his role: “I like the purely intellectual aspects of the problems of institutions and solving problems,” he once said. “An institution within a culture is tremendously important.”
Equally important to his success was his openness to new ideas and his genuine liking for young people. During his tenure St Martin’s established a reputation as an important nursery of talent over a broad range of visual arts and design. Gore’s own painting – though influenced, he said, by Jackson Pollock, Klee and Kandinsky – continued to suggest PostImpressionism in its brilliantlycoloured, freely painted treatment of landscape and cityscapes. Over the years he tackled a variety of subjects, among them Charlotte Street and Soho in the late 1940s; Elm Park Gardens and Fulham in the 1950s and 1960s; and New York in the 1980s.
He is survived by his wife, Constance, and a son and two daughters. Ley James R. Ley (Second’s 36-40) (brother of 3651) died 13 February 2010, aged 87. James was a stockbroker, a keen gardener and a amateur painter. His wife and son predeceased him. Peerless Clive E. Peerless (Sanderson’s 53-57) (brother of 5200; uncle of 8694) died 31 July 2009, aged 70. Extracts from his Obituary notice appear below.
When Clive left school, he came to regret missing out on the learning and acquisition of knowledge, so he worked hard to qualify as an accountant. But jazz was central to his life. As a young New Orleans style trumpeter in the late 1950s he played in a band in the Croydon area, including also playing at the Chislehurst Caves jazz club. The high point of his musical life, he always said, was when he visited New Orleans, while he was still young. Clive much enjoyed travelling, and when visiting his sister Jennifer in
For landscape, he was always drawn to the Mediterranean: Greece, Majorca and particularly Provence, often painting the same few places over and over again. Gore showed regularly at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, and in 1991 his long association with the Academy was celebrated in a retrospective exhibition.
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Clive Peerless trumpet (left) and Keith Smith trombone, practising outside the 30 yard .22 rifle range. www.lancingclub.org
Kenya with his friend Christine Waller, he nearly lost his life. He went snorkelling in a sea lagoon to view the rich marine life of the reef. But he went too far, swimming through the surf line and so beyond the reef edge till he found himself over deep water, unprotected in the swell of the Indian Ocean. Luckily his predicament was seen and he was rescued by an ex-pat friend Ralph Brookes and a local fisherman. Afterwards, Clive gave the fisherman about the equivalent of a year’s income. Before he qualified as an accountant, Clive worked in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia at the time), and in a casino in the Caribbean. He really enjoyed the hot climates. Eventually he qualified for his FCA, and as a chartered accountant later Financial Director with Soho/Chinatown based EupoAir he travelled frequently to the company’s offices in Hong Kong, Canada and France. All this time Clive had his trumpet with him and played jazz when and where he could. Back in Britain he even briefly tried jazz journalism. He convinced a local newspaper in the 1970s that they needed a jazz correspondent, which meant a plentiful supply of complimentary tickets to events. But at one such concert Clive became bored and went for a drink in the bar, and then went home before the end. After his review was printed the editor received a letter pointing out that their jazz critic could not have been at the event because of serious omissions in his article. So no more journalism.
Clive confided that his sadness in life was that he had not become a top trumpeter and a fully professional jazz musician, and that he himself recognised that he lacked such talent. But he was a good band leader and arranger, and was highly respected and well known in the jazz world, especially in the southeast. Clive did have another great enthusiasm, which he shared with his late brother Trevor and nephew Bart, for vintage cars. He owned a www.lancingclub.org
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1937 Lagonda LG 45 Rapide latterly, and before that he had many other types of vintage vehicle. His early introduction to vintage motoring was the many and varied ancient cars owned in the 1950s by several Lancing masters. Such a hobby of course entailed him becoming an accomplished amateur mechanic. In his younger days Clive also enjoyed sport, playing squash, and also hockey for one of the Purley teams.
After academic underachievement at school Clive became an avid reader, and accumulated knowledge of many subjects, including world history, politics, and religion. He read the Bible from cover to cover yet remained an agnostic. He loved an argument, whether about the existence or not of God, or whether global warming was man made (which he did not accept), or about the Government’s performance, for example. And he was no pushover, he had an excellent memory for facts. He was passionate about Animal Rights where there was any cruelty, especially supporting the moon bears being farmed for their bile in China (as a result of learning about this first hand in Hong Kong and the New Territories). He had a general interest in natural history, especially butterflies, and evolution. Possibly, if his life had gone differently, he could have been conventionally successful in almost any career. Anyway, he had a wry sense of humour, certainly during the good times. Powell Francis Turner Powell (always known as John) (Manor 28-31) died 27 October 2009, aged 95.
In 1932 he joined the stock broking firm of L Powell Sons & Co and became a partner in that firm in 1939. After a series of mergers, the firm merged with Laing Cruickshank in 1977. John was Chairman of Laing Cruickshank in the period up to his retirement in 1980. He was also a member of the Council of the London Stock Exchange from 1963 to 1978 and was 32
its Deputy Chairman from 1976-78. Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, he was commissioned into the Queen’s Royal Regiment (TA) and served with them throughout the War, retiring as a Major. The VIth Battalion of the Queen’s Royal Regiment formed part of the British Expeditionary Force in France during the early part of the War and was one of the last to be evacuated from Dunkirk. Later in the War he was involved in the planning for the D-Day invasion and was awarded the MBE. John married Joan Audrey Bartlett, who died in 2003, in 1940. They had one daughter and one son, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren the latest of whom was born just a few weeks prior to John’s death.
Ray Jeremy P. Ray (Gibbs’ 57-61) died 22 September 2008, aged 66. At Lancing he was Captain of the School. Excerpts from his Obituary notice in an American publication appear below.
Jeremy P. Ray, much loved father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, died Sept. 22, 2008, in Augusta due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jeremy was born June 7, 1944, in Assam Province, Shillong, India, to Percy Frank Anthony Ray and Eileen Windus Ray, British tea farmers for the East India Tea Company. Jeremy’s parents returned with him to England when he was seven, where he attended Cumnor House school, Lancing College, and Magdalene College, Cambridge University. In 1972, Jeremy moved to the United States, where he met and married Linda Kenney, with whom he had his daughter Erica, the love of his life. In 1997, after his divorce from Linda, Jeremy married Christy Cross. He showed her what it is to be truly loved in this world. By the time he was diagnosed with
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Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, Chisty’s three children had grown to love him and, altogether, Jeremy, Christy, Erica, Melanie, Lisa and Willis had become a family. Saville The Reverend Jeremy D. Saville
“And the one who was seated on the throne said “See I am making all things new...” Thanks be to God for Jeremy: a man, a husband, a father and grandfather. But for me and for others he was a Priest – a bracing, loving, stimulating man of God, with the gift of laughter and yet also a fierce enthusiasm for the things of God. Jeremy admired and valued Michael Ramsay, priest and archbishop, who said “There are people who make God near. This is the most marvellous thing that one human being can do to another” Jeremy made God near for me. I am certain there are many who will echo my gratitude and share in my thanksgiving.
M.A. (Field’s 49-53) (brother of 4728) died 27 August 2009, aged 73. Extracts from a Homily given at his Memorial Service are reproduced below.
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The youngest of four children, born to children’s author Malcolm Saville, Jeremy went to Lancing College and there as a teenager felt the call to be ordained. He went to Oriel College, Oxford where he read Theology and from 1958 to 1960 was at Chichester Theological College. This led to
ordination. He valued both his training curacies at Whitley Bay in Northumberland and at Hexham Abbey. A Chaplaincy at Cuddesdon Theological College followed, latterly under Robert Runcie. There he married Alex who has always been an unfailing supporter in his parishes.
St. Andrew’s Holt was his first incumbency where both Adam and Rebecca were born. Launcelot Fleming sent me to Holt in 1969. I was Jeremy’s second curate. Our youngest son Matthew and their Rebecca were born days apart in the autumn of 1970. At the Church’s summer fete that year people were invited to guess the combined weight of the two expectant clergy wives. Jeremy loved running and walking. As an undergraduate he was part of a university team which ran in relays from Landsend to John o’Groats.
In 1973 Jeremy moved to East Dereham where he spent a very happy and fruitful seven years. Indeed his ashes are to be interred in
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The large and demanding parish of St. George’s Beckenham in south London absorbed all his pastoral gifts and then finally for eleven years from 1989 Jeremy served the north Essex villages of Ashdon and Hadstock. Each day he would walk with his beloved dog to his prayers in church. His Ashdon Days were opportunities for him to challenge and cherish fellow priests in study, prayer and bracing discussion.
In the summer of 1995 Jeremy undertook a great pilgrimage on foot of very nearly one thousand miles from the Massif Centrale in France to the shrine of St. James in Compostela. I was lucky enough to share his way for the last few days. As usual he was full of interest over his various walking companions. Complete with beard grown en route and with pilgrim staff in his hand, I remember thinking that he looked like some latter day Saint Paul. Ten years on and now in retirement, he walked again to Compostela but this time for just half the original disance - a mere 500 miles. He raised money for a children’s hospice. Both Alex and Rebecca remember his capacity for hard work. His parish always came first. He had a consuming interest in People – in church, home and at large. He had a passion for what people did in their lives “Today I met the man who paints the yellow lines on the road FASCINATING”.
He loved good beer, his dog, the donkey at East Dereham. He had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He and Alex were generous hosts. In retirement he valued beach walks, new friends, time to play bridge and finish the crossword. His 34
beloved grandchild, Georgia gave him great joy. This April Jeremy welcomed Adam home from Australia. Rebecca with her shining faith was beside him when he died. Another blessing was Saint Peter’s new vicar here at Sheringham – Christian ministered to Jeremy and Alex in these last months.
Throughout his priesthood Jeremy was eager, even passionate to discern what God was doing in people’s lives. In a sermon to priests on their ordination in Rochester Cathedral he spoke about Abraham and his ageing wife Sarah who were blessed by God in the unlikely and unexpected birth of their child, Isaac. He said “We who are Priests of Christ’s Church must nourish people into a new birth and growth as God’s children”, He invited his hearers to strive to carry people about in the womb of intercessory prayer. He continued in these words “The pregnant woman who rushes about madly and is careless of what she is and what she is carrying will damage or lose her child. How great then is the priest’s responsibility to God to carry about within himself those for whom Christ died. A priest must be patient and humble and God through him can bring his love and his judgement to bear on all with whom he comes into contact. To be with his people and to love them into the love of God. That is the great task”. Those were Jeremy’s words and praise be – through the grace of Christ, our great High Priest – these were Jeremy’s actions too.
And now Jeremy is gone ahead to that great rebirth where God in his everlasting mercy does indeed make all things new AMEN
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As the LOBs get stuck into another action-packed season, it’s time to take a look back at last year and a glimpse forward to what lies in store for the season 2009/10. The club aims to publish a regular newsletter (regular if not frequent!), keeping members up to speed on events on and off the pitch. We hope that you enjoy this year’s production. A word from the President
I am, of course, delighted that the Committee have asked me to be their President for the coming year.
Having done most other things within the LOBFC, it’s an honour to finally do the ‘top job’! However, in
addition to thanking all the recent Presidents for their invaluable contributions to the wellbeing of the Club – in particular to the retiring President, Charles Howe, I feel that we should now be moving to a situation where our Presidents are more often in their 50s than their 70s! So, after my year, I will be suggesting a younger candidate for 2010/11 and thereafter.
Last season highlighted both the good and the bad about the LOBFC.
The ‘good’ was demonstrated by the way in which the Club was run both by the Captains and by the Chairman and Committee. This resulted in a wonderful Dunn Cup run, winning away from home against Premier Division opponents in every round and then a Final in which we showed how Lancing can
play both in our spirit and through the skill and method of our play.
Another of our ‘good’ points was our ever-strengthening ties with the School. We have an excellent relationship with Chris Metcalfe, as ever, and now also with Chris Crowe, the Director of Sport. This resulted in our playing five of the very successful school 1st XI side in OL matches, something which can only help us retain those links when they leave school. It is not easy keeping in touch with these lads after they leave – Gap Years, University etc, etc – but without the contacts we have already made, the task would be very difficult.
On the ‘bad’ side, I still feel that players patchy availability leads to the dropping of League points, early in the season, to sides that we should really be beating. This results in a scramble towards the end of the
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This year we have entered one extra cup competition which should mean that we play slightly fewer League games before Christmas, leaving them to a time when we are normally stronger in terms of availability. Finally, after four years of applying without success, we have arranged for the 1st XI to play their home games at Kingston University’s ground at Tolworth – hopefully, the 2nd XI will also play some of their games there.
The playing surface at our new ground is excellent, a point which we strongly feel will help our football and also help us to recruit the school leavers. Games at our previous ground, particularly towards the end of the season with worn pitches and March winds, were becoming increasingly less fun to play in. We felt bad about asking these young lads to travel up from Sussex only to play on a substandard surface when, for the last five years, they had been treated to Richard Davies’ top grade pitches at Lancing.
Finally, as President or not, I shall continue to suffer on the touchline on Saturdays running fast to retrieve the ball when we are losing and reverting to my normal pace when we are in front! It would be great to have some company and all you need to do is look for our fixtures on the Arthurian League web site www.arthurianleague.com See you there! Chairman’s perspective
2008/2009 proved to be another eventful year for the club. On the pitch, highlights included the 1st Xl’s epic run to the Final of the Arthur Dunn Cup. Gareth Allen’s heroes beat a host of big guns away from home to reach the season’s showpiece. Forest, Brentwood, Eton www.lancingclub.org
and Westminster all drew Lancing at home, and all four were dispatched. The final tumed out to be an evenly matched encounter played out on an excellent Teddington pitch under warm spring sunshine. Charterhouse, currently the league’s strongest club, were taken to extra time but, unfortunately, Lancing succumbed in the penalty shoot out lottery. Oli Bailey’s veterans compensated for the disappointment by winning the Veterans’ Cup with a hard fought win against Chigwell. In the league campaigns, both the 1st and 2nd XIs flirted with relegation, outrageously in the case of the Twos! Chris Williams’ side had a meagre four points at Christmas and looked consigned to life in Division 4. However, superb form from February onwards – and a great late season victory away at Charterhouse – ensured the side finished in the safety of mid table.
For 2009/10, Gareth Allen and Oli Bailey will continue their good work marshalling the first team and veterans respectively, whilst Nick Dalby-Welsh takes over as second team skipper. Off the pitch, Nick Evans replaces Charles Howe as President, and James Butcher will replace the longserving Pieter Heyn as Club Secretary. A huge thanks must go to Pieter and Charles for their efforts over the years.
We are also delighted, as Nick has said, that from the start of 2009/10 season, the 1st XI will play home fixtures at Kingston University’s pitches, Tolworth. Many thanks to Nick for driving the move which will provide the first team with the surface and facilities which we all hope will see the LOBs launch an invigorated assault on the Arthurian Premier League title.
Many thanks also to The Lancing Club for its ongoing support of LOBFC. It is much appreciated and we are, once again, grateful to the Club for its financial contributions to our coffers. 36
I look forward to seeing many of you over the course of the season – here’s to more silverware in 2009/10!
OL Rugby Club As maiden seasons go, coming 3rd was not at all bad. We played good running rugby, made lots of friends along the way and won 12 out of 16 games, and yet at the end of the campaign we were left feeling that we could have done better. The interest generated by the team has been phenomenal, so much so that we are already running two teams and have a dedicated Coach & Physio. Our general organisation and training has been of a much higher quiality than last season which might explain our excellent start to this campaign.
Having been promoted two divisions to the Kent Metropolitan Bishops Finger League we knew that our performances would have to improve to be in with a chance of winning the competition. Our first match pitched us against Blackheath Bandits (one of the oldest rugby clubs against, arguably, the newest) where on a sunny September’s afternoon we swept them aside 65 – 5. Our good league form has seen us extend our unbeaten run to 8 games, our last victory a 110 – 0 thrashing of Old Elthamian IIIs. Although we have not had a huge OL presence on the pitch, former rugby stalwart Mark Richardson (Head’s 91-96) persuaded his company Calford Seadon who are a leading property and construction consultancy located in Southwark to sponsor the team for the 09/10 season. Hopefully the team can continue its good run into the new year.
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Lancing Old Boys Eton Fives Club The OL Fives Club has got off to a very encouraging start to the 2009/10 season. Our initial matches of the year have seen mixed but encouraging results and we continue to rely on the stalwart efforts of a solid core of experienced players. Confidence is high for continuing success this season and we can only hope that the dedication of our players is maintained in the face of the challenges posed by the demands of work, student and family life that inevitably intervene to ensure that full teams cannot always be relied upon to meet our match commitments. As ever we must make the usual plea for anyone who is interested in playing Eton Fives for the OL Team to contact myself (Tel: 07957 393 085). Our matches are usually in the
central London area (Westminster, The West Way and Highgate) and they are always enjoyable with both physical and social aspects.
Our very special thanks to The Lancing Club must be recorded in respect of the grant of £1000 that has been made for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons. This will help with general administration expenses, help to fund our younger players’ travel costs and to purchase new balls. With this magnificent financial support and the continuing interest of our current players we are confident that we can substantially increase our membership with a view to greater match success in the future. I very much look forward to hearing from potential new members.
Stuart Duncan 07957 393085
Lancing Old Boys Rifle Club (LOBRC) The OLRC has again provided active support for the College rifle team throughout the season. Neil Traylen, our qualified National Rifle Association coach, has continued to coach the team during their Tuesday afternoon practices at Bisley, and now even hosts the team to a BBQ at his nearby house during the Imperial Meeting at Bisley in July! During that meeting this year, on 16th July ten OLs attended the 140th NRA Schools Ashburton Shield Veterans competition. The match took place in good shooting weather conditions of light cloud and little wind. One full “A” team and an incomplete “B” team of five each were entered (10 shots to count at 500 yards) according to probable ability, with the following results: the “A” team came 29th out of 49 “A” team entries with a score of
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237.19, compared with the winning Old Guildfordians “A” Team score of 249.40, and the incomplete “B” team came 26th out of 30 “B” team entries with a score of 172.7, compared with the winning Old Guildfordians “B” Team score of 248.33. The detailed results may be seen on the NRA website www.nra.or.uk Competitions, lmperial Meeting 2009, Schools Prizelists, Schools Veterans, 1st Team. The Lancing "A” team result of 237.19 was not quite up to the standard achieved last year of 240.22. One of the highlights of this match was the 49.5 (out of a possible 50.10) achieved by new OL John Mulcahy. Crack shot Rex Barrington was on top form, as usual with 50.4. However, the scores of the others were mostly very good, the overall average of the nine shooters being 46.1, compared with last year’s 46.7. A further highlight was that the “A” team won the Royal Sussex Challenge Cup and 8 silver medals, albeit there being no other entries! The photograph shows some of the OLs who attended (left to right): Phil Harrison, Tim Duncan, Jim White, Ian Robinson, John Mulcahy, James de la Mare, Neil Traylen and David Langridge. (Major enthusiast and crack shot Andrew Morley was absent, kindly undertaking range
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scoring activities). The day concluded with a brief AGM, during which it was reported that Affiliation to the NRA and the MOD-required insurance cover had been completed. The NRA had recently struggled to balance its books, and hence the significant cost of £316.50 for our NRA Membership (Club number C1471) and insurance. As part of this scheme, qualified OLRC members (Phil Harrison and Neil Traylen) now issue individual Certificates of Competence to other OLRC members following MODrequired individual safety briefings and assessments. Twenty OLs have signed up to OLRC membership, some kindly donating even if not shooting! Andrew Morley has done sterling work on calibrating and maintaining the three club rifles. The Team Captain, Tim Duncan, expressed his desire to stand down as an officer of the club. He was warmly thanked for his 10 years of providing such services. The following Officers were unanimously elected for 2010:President - Phil Harrison; Chairman - Neil Traylen; Captain - Andrew Morley; Secretary - Ian Robinson; Treasurer - David Langridge; Home Office Liaison Officer and Match Arranger - Adam Brownson.
It was agreed that the 1992 OLRC Constitution should be updated to meet current NRA requirements. The AGM was followed by an excellent Carvery Dinner at the London and Middlesex Rifle Club.
Event write-ups and photographs have been posted on The Lancing Club website, www.lancingclub.org, under “Sports”, courtesy of OL Secretary Catherine Reeve.
The following provisional dates have been arranged for the 2010 programme - interested OLs should contact the OLRC Team Captain Andrew Morley on E:firstname.lastname@example.org or at “Fothersby” 46 Westbourne Avenue, Emsworth, Hants. P010 7QU, Tel: 01243373969: Small Bore Fun Match, Lancing College, TBA “Q Match, Bisley, Saturday 17 April 2010, pm: 500 and 600 yds Long Range Match, Bisley, Saturday 8 May 2010, pm: 900 and 1000 yds All Day Match, Bisley, Sunday 6 June 2010, am: 300 and 600 yds; pm: 900 and 1000 yds Ashburton Shield Veterans Match, OLRC AGM and Dinner, Bisley, Thursday 15 July 2010, late pm.
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Lancing Rovers Report The 2009 season started brightly enough with a close game against the school on the Founder’s Day and the promise of a home tie in the Cricketer Cup against Stowe.
A fairly strong looking side took the field against Stowe on a hot summer’s day. A long 50 overs ensued as Stowe compiled a score of 280 with Tom Cox and Brandon Hanley excelling with the ball. The Rovers innings didn’t really get going and we eventually succumbed to 160 all out, notable batting performances coming from Sam Salameh (40) and Brandon Hanley (28). The 2010 season sees a tricky away tie at Oundle to be held on 13th June so we are looking for as many top quality players for that as possible. Our cricket week was very much affected by the weather with Sunday, Monday and Tuesday all falling victim to the weather. The Wednesday saw a good close game against the Sussex Martlets and the Thursday another close tie against Malvern where we just fell short of victory.
The 2010 fixtures are as follows; Sat 29 May v Lancing College (H) Sun 13 June – Cricketer Cup v Oundle (A) Sun 4 July v Old Eastbournians (A) Mon 5 July v Steyning CC (H) Tue 6 July v Uppingham Rovers (H) Wed 7 July v Sussex Martlets (H) Thu 8 July v Old Malvernians (H)
LOBLTC, were Jonathan and David Greenyer and Harvey Rawlings with John Scott. The College was represented by James Mennling and Hugh John and Tom Phillips and Max Barnard. Four close matches were played with the College winning 3-1. The highlight of the afternoon was an exciting match between the Greenyer brothers and the College’s first pair, which the Old Boys just lost. We had a strong side out, so the result shows that the College is producing some really good tennis players with D’Abernon Cup side potential. The first round of this year’s D’Abernon Cup is to be played at 2pm on 24 April at Stoke Park Club, Stoke Poges, Bucks 2L2 4PG. Robert Camping and James Firman will be playing for the OLs.
The Founder’s Day match this year is on Saturday 29th May. We hope to have at least five pairs, so if you would like to play, contact the match organiser, Simon Strange: 01273 843908 - simon @egnarts. freeserve.co.uk. We hope members will do their best to attend the AGM at 1.30pm that afternoon in the tennis pavilion, prior to the match. New Secretary required Simon Strange feels it is time for someone younger to take on the mantle. The job involves arranging fixtures and
sides, and would be a rewarding and fun role for a keen player with enthusiasm for Lancing tennis, who would enjoy taking the Club forward. Those interested should please contact Richard Rawlings. A team from Pourville Tennis Club, Dieppe, is coming over on the weekend of 17/18 July. There will be an American tournament, including Grasshoppers LTC and LOBLTC, starting mid-morning on 18 July as well as a picnic lunch. The tennis is open to male and female OLs. A return fixture in Dieppe is likely for 17/19 September. There will also be a 3-pair match against the Old Carthusians on 24 July, with dates for matches versus the Grasshoppers LTC and Weald LTC to be advised.
If you would like to play on any of the above dates, please contact Harvey Rawlings 01273 229883 – harvey.rawlings@charles-stanley. co.uk or Richard Rawlings 01273 857776 – richard@rmmarketingltd. co.uk.
Life Membership is only £45. Please send your subscriptions to Peter Stotesbury at 48 Wickham Way, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3AF.
If you are interested in playing in any of these games, please do not hesitate to contact either Yosef Salameh (yosefsalameh @hotmail.com) or David Newman (dcs,email@example.com) as we are always loohing for new players.
Lawn Tennis Club (LOBLTC) Chairman’s Report On Founder’s Day, playing for
The Friends of Lancing Chapel
Enough for the moment of conservation and maintenance, it is time to talk of completion and the future. Alan Rome’s elegant and ingenious design for a porch to terminate the west end of the Chapel has received planning permission from Adur District Council. This is a cue for celebration and to congratulate Michael Drury on his carefully prepared and speedily successful application. The next stage will be to petition for a faculty and the DAC has already given an informal welcome to the proposal. It is hoped that all the necessary plans and approvals will be in place by 2011 which happens to be the bi-centenary of the Founder’s birth and the centenary (not altogether a coincidence!) of the consecration of the Upper Chapel.
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All that will then be needed is something in the region of £2.5 million and building could begin! It should be understood that the Friends do not intend to launch a specific appeal for the porch. The hope is that some major donors will be stirred by this exciting and significant project. Here is an opportunity to be involved with rounding off one of the great achievements of the gothic revival and creating a beautiful new building of the highest quality. Successful and progressive periods of Lancing’s history have often coincided with new developments in the construction of the Chapel. Sub specie aeternitatis this is Lancing’s most important attribute, but the principal objective of the College itself is the education and
nurturing of young people and that also needs constant fund-raising and improved facilities. The Friends do not wish to dilute that cause, but we do have a substantial reserve fund for our constitutional objective of completing the Chapel. We believe that there are those who will contribute to the great endeavour of the west porch, knowing that it is now a real possibility rather than a theoretical fantasy. Meanwhile we do continue to ask for your support for essential maintenance and are more than ever grateful for your continuing generosity. We can also celebrate the almost unbelievable fact that we have just carried out over £1 million worth of conservation work on the clerestory windows on both sides and other
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areas accessible from the high scaffold. We are now in the final ‘snagging’ stage under the retention. The scaffold is gone, the pigeon netting is in place, the terrace has been re-turfed and minor details attended to. The whole process has been meticulously chronicled for posterity by the excellent contractors CWO, especially Richard Mitchell and Peter Ayling, and by our indefatigable Chairman John Ebdon in his role as construction site inspector. Ted Fisher’s supervision of the daily progress of the contract has been invaluable. The newly covered copper spire has been glinting in the summer sun but is already acquiring a duller patina and will soon go green. For me, the most gratifying aspect of the work has been the installation of leaded lights in the three great north transept tower windows, completing the total re-glazing of the upper chapel which began in the 1950s.
It is no exaggeration to say that none of this would have happened without the legacy of the Revd Roger Calvert OL. His immense generosity, combined with that of other Friends, the College itself,
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English Heritage and the enlightened attitude of the Charity Commission has made it possible to fast-forward our conservation programme and prolong the safe life of the most inaccessible parts of the Chapel. A plaque recording this work and those who contributed to it will be installed later in the year, at the same time as one recording the visit of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is however no time for complacency or resting on laurels. The Architect’s Quinquennial Survey Report, published in May, outlines immediate priorities both for minor ‘housekeeping’ and long term major repairs. The south-west porch and south transept tower need re-covering with copper. The slates on the main roof are beginning to show signs of age. Buttresses and pinnacles need repointing, but most urgent of all will be an on-going campaign to restore the south and north aisle windows to the same specification as the clerestory. Mr Drury has produced a comprehensive survey for this work which will cost more than £350,000 over a number of years. A cusp has
already fallen off in the south aisle. Here we go again! Ted Fisher continues to make regular inspections and carry out minor maintenance and safety checks. We are grateful for his enthusiastic expertise and practical advice. We also appreciate very much the devoted work of the Verger, of
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Susan James who cleans the Chapel and David Thake who acts as deputy verger.
Lancing Chapel is very fortunate in the loyalty of its volunteers. The number of Guides on Bryan Simonsâ€™ list has increased and they make a valuable contribution to the security of the building and the care of its many visitors. The Lancing Chapel Trust, which owns the Chapel has now exercised its constitutional obligation to establish a joint committee to liaise with Lancing College and carry out its wishes on the ground. As the Local Fabric Committee has been carrying out this function for the Friends of Lancing Chapel, the Governors and the College staff for nearly thirty years, it has been expanded to represent the Trust and the Woodard Corporation as well, and will continue to care for the Chapel on a daily basis. All these organisations and committees rely on the generosity of those who are prepared to give their time and skills freely for the benefit of Lancing Chapel. One of the earliest combined tasks of the Trust and the College, working through the Joint Committee, will be to re-develop the large area of the Crypt which was vacated last autumn when the art department moved to the superb new Reeve Art School. Michael Drury has drawn up a
The choir has issued an excellent CD entitled ‘Surrexit’.
comprehensive survey with plans and recommendations. There is the possibility of taking one vaulted bay back into the main crypt chapel, as it used to be. The clergy and choir vestries could be improved by opening up to natural light on the south side and the Verger’s storerooms could be rationalised. There will also have to be provision one day for a central heating boiler as the school system gradually fragments. All this would still leave a substantial and interesting space for a variety of possible uses. The Friends may become involved with the planning stages and in the finance of any enhancement of the crypt chapel. The new stacking chairs which we bought last year are a great improvement. The lighting remains to be done, but the next phase of our on-going crypt development scheme will be to cover the central altar step in good quality Portland stone. Your committee will consider the Architect’s proposal for this in October and it is likely to become our project for next year. It is good that we are able to contribute to improvements as well as maintenance, even if the porch itself is still a pipedream.
A glance at the summary accounts will show that our normal sources of www.lancingclub.org
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income have remained fairly consistent, with additional legacies this year. You can make a real difference by remembering the Friends in your will as many have done before. Interest on deposits has of course fallen because of the financial crisis and the vast contributions we have made to the recent contract. Investment income is holding up quite well thanks to Ben Harwood, our investment manager. Pauline Bulman, the College Bursar, continues to make a tremendous and enthusiastic contribution to the work of the Friends as our Treasurer. We are also very grateful to Graeme Miles, the accountant in the Bursary who has been very patient and industrious on our behalf in recent years working on both the Friends and Trust accounts. Sadly for us Graeme has been appointed Bursar of St Aubyn’s Prep School in Rottingdean where we wish him every success and happiness. He has been crucial to the recent achievements of the Friends. It will be seen that our main expenditure has been on the clerestory conservation, with significant costs relating to the west porch and the routine maintenance fund, as well as some minor improvements. Although technically ’unrestricted’ much of our remaining accumulated fund could justifiably be put towards the completion of the Chapel. The creation of a handsome new sales table with better signage supplied by Claire Welling and the publication of more post cards, including some of stained glass windows, has consolidated our sales income. We shall be producing more cards and adding pictures to the website. The choir has issued an excellent CD entitled ‘Surrexit’, representing 500 years of church music most beautifully sung under the direction of Neil Cox. To order a copy ring the Music Secretary, Beverley Allen, in term time on 01273 465968.
At the 2008 Festival we were privileged to hear a sermon from the Rt Revd Michael Turnbull, former 44
Bishop of Durham, and at the AGM the Secretary and the Chairman gave an illustrated account of the complexities of the clerestory conservation. At the Festival in September 2009 we welcomed Fr Richard Harrison, senior Chaplain at Uppingham, and formerly of Merchant Taylors and Ardingly; of Oxford and Leeds universities and Mirfield, who succeeded Fr Roger Marsh as Chaplain in September. I should like to end this report by paying tribute to Roger Marsh at the end of his tenyear chaplaincy. He has been a much loved ‘parish priest’ to the College, a respected teacher, a thoughtful and very personal preacher, a staunch upholder of the liturgical traditions, ceremonial, music and catholic integrity of chapel worship and a wise, approachable friend and counsellor to us all. Roger has supported the work of the Friends, brought innovation, common sense and humour to the Fabric Committee and tolerated the awful intrusions of contractors with equanimity (almost). He is pragmatic but steadfast for what is right and has kept the Chapel open and functioning at all times. It was said of Edmund Field when he retired that he had managed to be loyal both to the School and the Chapel and to ensure continuity through times of difficulty, change and uncertainty and that has been true of Roger. Eileen has also been deeply committed to the Chapel, supporting Roger, doing the flowers, administering the chalice and befriending pupils and staff. We wish them both a long and happy retirement, though grandchildren and other churches will no doubt keep them busy! So a new era begins and there is much to be done. Your continued loyal and generous support is essential to Lancing Chapel and I hope it gives you pleasure to make your contribution to the survival and development of this astonishing building.
Jeremy Tomlinson, Hon Secretary
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INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2009
Income £ INCOME Dividends and Interest Surplus on Lancing Club merchandise account Subscriptions
16,473 371 16,844
Year to 31 December 2008 £
Total £ 16,473 371 27,145 43,989
25,136 158 27,200 52,494
13,043 3,073 (5,981) 10,135
13,043 3,073 (5,981) 10,135
11,532 3,390 (3,239) 11,683
Donation to Lancing College Donation to Lancing Foundation Contributions to Sports Club activities Investment management fees Insurance Social events Website development OL Secretary's expenses Committee expenses AROPS costs Sundry expenses
2,000 2,000 2,350 272 525 6,713 1,136 445 73 58 25,707
2,000 2,000 2,350 272 525 6,713 1,136 445 73 58 25,707
2,000 2,000 200 268 525 9,802 1,200 460 453 18 5 28,614
Less: Tax on interest and Capital Gains
(DEFICIT)/SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR
EXPENDITURE The Magazine Productions Costs Postage Advertising Revenue
Less: (Loss)/profit on redemption/sale of investments
Transfer between Funds Balance brought forward
Balance carried forward
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BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2009
£ INVESTMENTS Cash held as part of Investment
(note 2) (note 3)
31 December 2008 £ £
359,251 1,307 360,558
CURRENT ASSETS Stocks Sundry debtors and prepayments Cash at banks
2,658 24,981 27,639
Less: Sundry creditors
283,759 44,752 328,511 748 4,458 37,850 43,056
REPRESENTED BY : Accumulated Funds
Approved by the Committee on 2nd March 2010 Capt. G D B ROBINSON - Chairman
D Rice - Treasurer
Reporting Accountant's Report I have compared these accounts of The Lancing Club for the year ended 31 December 2009 with the books and records presented to me by the treasurer, without carrying out an audit, can confirm that these Accounts are in accordance with those books and records.
S K DEXTER, FCA 15 March 2010
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NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS Year to 31 December 2009 1 ACCOUNTING POLICIES 1.1 Basis of preparation The accounts are prepared under the historical cost convention and are in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices. except that investments are shown at cost. 1.2 Incoming resources Investment income and donations are accounted for when receivable. 1.3 Resources expended Expenditure is accounted for as incurred. 1.4 Stocks Stocks are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value. 1.5 Income and Expenditure The Club meets any deficit on its ordinary activities by utilising part of the subcription income and profit on sale of investments it receives each year. The Club is trying to build up sufficient Investment income to enable the income generated to meet all its annual costs. 2 INVESTMENTS
Cost as at 1 January 2009 Purchases at cost Redemption at cost Cost as at 31 December 2009
Total £ 283,758 88,618 (13,125) 359,251
Equities £ 188,087 88,618
Gilts £ 51,482
Bonds £ 44,189
Market value 1 January 2009 31 December 2009
3 CASH ON DEPOSIT The Club have a policy of holding a part of its funds as cash on deposit to ensure it has access to cash at short notice without selling its investments if required.
4 CORPORATION TAX The Club is a mutual body and so is not liable to corporation tax on any surplus from transactions with its members. It is, however, liable to tax on interest receivable and interest on Government stocks less donations made to Lancing College.
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