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"Write ],our forewardll" I keptbeing told by thc editor "Time is running outl" he saidl Well it's true I 'ould ne\-erhave made a joulnalist. Ho\\rever"seNe and obc)," I must and as I contemplate the subject in question many faceis of my uncxpectedvear of officecome to mlnd. J must admit to total surprise lvhen Ray Kipps so persuasivelvsugtested a secondtcrm j11sta fe ' weeksbeforeihe lasi A.G.M. Chris Bellis,a most rarorthlr Presidenfinlcandiclate,r{ill I an1 sure, retum hon his cqtall,v unexpectect overseasbusinasspoqting to experiencethe huge honour that ihe Associatmn bestowcclon me this year. It hrs been a privilege to serre as your 'stand-i.'Prcsidcnt anclI ha\.e relished so lnar]r of the functions and oc.asionsthrouthout the ),car.ln Novemberl had the gre.i pleasue of w€lcomint the n€w HeadmasterJerern),Goulding and his rvife lsobel io thc CI11bHouse at a \.ery specialgournet di rer reYiling .r1 old for thc \.erybest reasons.$'e all rvelcomehim an.l look and successfultur1ctior1 forward to conLinuingto cultivate the stront relationshipforged by both our predecessors bch{ccn the Schooland the Old Bovs'Assocjaiiorr. The DccadeDirulers,Father & SonsDinner, ihe Wnre and ChccscI'aftv and the o o | \ r ' , , l L , t n e rr e l J I l p r l u r J L . , o r A r - . r " r r p n ) r ^ 8 e re f d i r ' l - F Ladies Night at the Mill at Sonning,werc all particular highlights of the lear I would likc to also make particular nention of O1dBoys' Day at the Schoolthis year as so nruch hard work had been put in bv the Headmasterand his staff to ensurewe recciled the customar)-hospitality despitethe cancellationol .ll thc crickci maiches. A lunch was organised by and for 1977 lcavcrs and their iarnilics,and we 'ere all treatedto a superb spre.d h tllc cricketpalilion after thc tla.litional r.reath lavi.g jn the Old Bo),s' N'lemorial Carden. Congrahlhtions also to the O.H. Rifle Ciub for organisinga match in the ranSe another revivcd fixturel Perhapsnext year we could even raise a tennis ancl As rvill be se€r1els$vhere,in addition to the r€gular social iunctions,r]exi vear seesrnoreinno\iaiion rrith a Minor Clubs Dinner and tNo RcgionalDinners,but .rbo!c aLIitis a trearof jubileedinners,50Yearsfor ihlr O.H.C.C.,75vearsfor the O.H.R.f.C. and 100 dimers for the O.H.A., ill good occasionsfor celebration, reunlon and fellowship. Thc Assoclation'scommitteeshave lvorked hard on your behalf to ensurc a ljvely and actn'e diet of sport and social functions i{hich hare been highly nextyear I do urteyou to continuetoencourageiheir e'r1dca!ours successftrl.rnd wlrene\'ervou can.

619 RodneyB.JAKEMAN President

ffi Old Boys'Notes1995-97, Number 186 President C. R. B. I,A.KEVAN Esq. Vice PresidentrJ. R. WHITTENBURYl :,1 Honorary Secretary:P A. HARRISON Esq. 200aVaughanRoad,Flarror', N{iddlesexHA1 lEB Telephon€:(1181-723 8271 HonolaryTreasureriP J.l:CAN Lsq. 17aLerdcn Road,Cdchestet EssexCO3 3PN Telcphon€:01206767288 Honorary Registrar: W lt. TANNEIT Esq. 8 Hollywood Court, DeaconshillRoad, Elsiree,Hefis. WD6 3HU Telephon€r01812072509 Editol of Old Boys' Notes: S. H. GELBEREs.l.

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Editodal Another busy year ai Borehamwoodis once again reflectedin the pagesof the Old Bovs' Notesand congratulationsare du€ to the Rutbv Club, the SoccerClub and the O.H.C.C.2nLiXI lvho all $,ereprolnoted their respectiveleagues.u is alsopleashg to note the emertenc. of ar1cnbrvonic Old Boys' Hockev Club. As inprevious lcars orlr thanksgo to all thosewho hale iake. ti etocont bute to the magazincbut particrlarl)'to both lohn \'\'iglevfor his articleon Dr Abson and to Keith Cheyneyfor his ferreungamongsithe afchives. Sadlv $'e also have to report on ihe passin:lof the h\.o most seniormemben of ihe Associationand s'ith thenr the last oi the pre-]920sSchoolleavers.Howevet accornpanying thcir obituarics se hnve recei\.ed ilvo absolute ilems of photograph)-reflectingthe early yearsof thls ccntur'l',at the Schooland the Old Boys. If anybod,vhasoiher snnftr photographsof the Old Boys or Schoolin the earller t'earsoI the centul' the editor would be pleasedto receivethem ior prblicatiorl, as the.vprovide an important record oi our socialhistor\':

Old Haberdashers'Association Benevolent Fund This fund exists "for thc purpose of re'nderingfinancial assistancenot only to Old Boys, 'ho may find themselvesin necessitouscircumstances,but also to .idoh's or children or other dependentsof C)1dBovs." An income of E300- f400 a year is cu(entlv availablefrom the fund. The Secretarvlvill be glad to hear in confidenceof any cljgibie and necessitous personihat lve may be able to help. Honorary Secl€tary:M. J. BOVINGTON 1 Green Lane, Croxl€y Greery Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 3HE T€lephone:01923772443

Haberdashers'Askek Lodge No. 3352 The Lodte has exisied since 1909 and js open to gentlemen oI 21 ]rearsand upwards. All old boys, masters,their ielaiives, ftiends and others connected with the Schoolare particularly welcome. The Lodge holds fomlal meetingsin London, on a Saturda)',four timesper year in February,April, Octobcrand Decenber.A ladies'luncheonis held in june. The I . dte r. o' modF.lpfoporlion. ,ad r^r .\p( r. i\ e Members enjoy the companionshipand camaradedeoi people il'ho support traditional values such as chariq', neighbourlinessand iniegrity. A special welcome is extendedto members'invitcd guestsai a di rer after eachregular meetinS. Secletary:

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The larte boisterouscrowd th.t atiended the 34th Annual Dinn€y oI the OId Haberdashef' Cdcket Club on 19th September1996r,as the best Ior a good number ofyears. They {,cre Lreatedto an aboveaveragedinner ai the Crjcketer.s' Ciub foliowing a convivial pre-dinnergaiherinSin the bar.

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It was a pleasurefor all presentto ra'elcomethe ne\{ headmasierai the School, JeremvGoulding,to one of his first Old Haberdashen'ft1nctio.sand he $'as able to meet a broad crossseciionoI membersthroughout the evenint. Somewhatto his surprisehe was iN'iied by the Presidentof the say cracc lvhjch he of coursemanaSedwith some aplomb. Follo .ing the meal the official part oI the eveningcommencedfith the pre\ious President,Colnl Harris inviiing fte Chrb captainto addressihosepresent.Kcith Daviessaid how gratilied he was to seesuch a large number of players preseni and he carriedon to praisesomeof the lesserlights of ihe Club but \ 41os,ereso vital to the successfulrulning of any club. The President,SimonGelbcr thcn roseand formally rvelcomcdleremy Gor ding and the other official guestsof thc Club - Doug YeabslevStcphenCharl.rvood and the new BorehamH'oodtroundsman CanipbellHorlock.

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He \^'asalso plcasedio noie the successfr seasorlthe lsi XI had just comlteted, 'ith a final record of P22 W10 T1 D4 L5 with il{o matcllesabandoned. Ho$'ever, his fullest praise was for. Robcri Wheal and the 2nd XI \ ,ho after failing to gain promoiion narro(-ly in thc past threeyearshad fhally .chieved their ajm in 1996by finishing secondin ihe league. Tuming to the annual arvards,Simon 'as pLcascdio presentthe lst Xl battinil prize to Simorl Friend the club rvicket keeperwho, in .ddiijon to his 14 catches and 2 stumpin$, had scored445runs at an averagcof 37.08. The bowling prize r-ent to an old favourite, Mike Filer,r\'ho ha.t anotherhighly slccessfulseasonin taking 40, 1st Xl $'icketsat an averageof 18-8. It lvas an easy decisionto a\,vafdthe 2nd XI prize to Will Russellwho du ng a remarkablc season scored 588 runs at an alcrage o4 73.5, had madc an undefeatedcentury,as a'ell as aiveother scoresof 50 or more. The Donald Blessle\,memorial alvard for 1996was somewhatunusual in that it lvas not to anv one indil,idual but $.as to a group without whom a club colrld not operate.It gave fie President\.erv greatpleasureto make the award to ihe Club's four r.rmpires Geoff Wheal, John Lidingion, Colin Harris and john


ln closing Sjmon thanked everyone for aitendiig and making it srrch an enjoi'able evening and reminded all prescrlt that 1997r,as the Club's golden iubilee and he lookcd fonvard to welcoming everyone to Lord's for thc annual dinner, as .ell as the prospcct of the Clrib's first overseas to11l to Zirbabrve.


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On 25th January1992 the season'salrrlualRugby Club dimer took place at our regular venue/ the Mount Royal Hotel near Mnrble Arch. Eighry nine diners made thc tdp, slightlv more than last year vrith manv usint rhe coachlaid on dire.rilyfrom the Club House.OuI usual guestlistincluded r;presentatilesflom ihe and ihe Middlesex R.FU.and HeftfordshireR.FU..We werc atso r b e . o h e l . , , , , t r e \ h o o l r L B b )c : p i . r i ro . l dl - i - \ i c , - . r r ' r " L n d t t \ o u g tr-eJn, - r C o u J b t . t h " r r y h p . r o 1 1 r . r c$r..r 5 u r d b l c t o r r r , r ; o J c t o J L r r Fi .o r . enâ&#x201A;Źlagerneni and Mike Davies,the new mastet in chargeof rugby at tlie School was indjsposeddue to a bout oI shingles.

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I'ctei Vacheracteclas M.C. lor the evening,. rotehe is famili.r wittr. Araffle was held dudng dimer for S.P.l.R.E., the R.FU.'schariiv for severetyinjured plavcrs and an admiiable total of f271 (,as raised.The pdzes, two botijes oI pori, ri,cre .on by deseFing indjviduals, particularly fie SchooLrugby caitain x,ho D c - , n , b , t J o . i r ' o n . ct o r l ^. . . r . e, . t o e r i u ) The food rarasof a good quaiit] \4'ith broccoli and srilion soup fotlorved by poache.lfillet of lelnon sole preccding the main corirseof chickcn breasi wftjl blue cheeseancl a sultana and pincapple sauce.The srveetcoursc.Llurr:)oselv omitied ftom the menu card, cameas a. adr.enturoussu|priseof chocolaiecak; \4'iih rnint and raspbe y sauce.The bar facilitiesseemedto work .rvellthis year, evcnholdjngoutunderthcorslaughtbythc2ndXV'hohadcteartyhada sood afternoon'sru8by.their frequentbut rather 'ad hoc' conhibu rionsduring dinner remi.ded us all of $'hat it s as io be voungl Followjng the ncal, the traditional round oI speechcsfo11o\\.ed the Loyal Toast. John Egan, thc PresidentbeSan and proposed thc toast to rhe his t!picall_v" modestbut politicallv astutestyle.DerekMarn rcspdrded on behalf of the R.FU. fhishint \vith the toast to thc O.H.R.FC. Kelth Davies, thc Ctub Captain durint an amusirlg and sometimes conrro\.ersiil periormance, highlighted $e Club's forn and his comnenis on the effectsof professionaLism orr slnallerclubs,such as our own, rrerc s,e1lstatedin a disarmiiglv djrect stvle. Keith fien proposcd ihe toast to the guesis $,.hich$'as respond;d to bv p;rer Kingham,a menber of the L.S.R.FU.Ii.a.d f en.t of BrertRotieand othcrsir the Club. Peteris a genujnelvgifte.:tafter dnrner speakerr{hose amusint sbries and jok.s were relevantto thc occasionand vcrv irell receivedby all. Even the 2nd XV listened! Aiier thc lorlnal proceedings,socialisjngconthued in the bar n herethe iicencc ', ) J b c , . ' ! . r d F d r o , ' i 0 r . r n dr r e e '^ r r j . , ' r - U o - o L s r t tc n i u r F db \ h ^ . " , . ' l l t r ' , d r r- . . . r l . ' . r r r r t r , : r , g , r u b . . , . r . r . \ \ r . ' l - r J . . l .l , , . "t $'hcre ihe whole rangc ol both members,Platers and past plaiers, as rvel1as rr.b.i" ^oi. .rdFr .o\ ihrt \.,lro-". \4 1)^d,.\E r' - l - r r l. r ' " o b e ' o d r - ^ . . . . h ' r o . . d - i ^ r b r ! r L i . l F . l . , , - e , \ \ . r l l preseNjnt. As usrial the hopc is that \'!'ecanincreasenumbeis to the levcls reached in previous years, particular.lyas this coning dinncr January 199E,!vi11be the se\ erlty fiftii dinnei. Pleasemakc.n eifo|1ro attcnd, you -ill bc guaranteed tood food, good \,vtua ard gooclfello$'ship.

On 21st lebruary 1997,the lresident was able to greet another excellent tum-oui f om lhi- Lhe. lzth appe,r-dn.e at the ( lub HoucF.t$L' ye"rs preloJJ\. the'-aHFnd,rrce fiture o'5l 'rdd bepnthe feorJ. ) tq87 On lhis occasior! 49 had been expected, but a couple of lare cancetlation; (with another who had for8otierl the datel) reduced the sft-down fisure to 46, who, wifi the Presidentand guesis made a iotal of 53. Afier the *ual horr or so, dur ntswhr,h 'lr1J'lbcr of counl-ynenbcr\ Ldusht -hc uptrrtl-.helocn eos.iD " ircludm8 lhe ?d.on for tne -occergorFpo-I.^n otd ( \Vpitch:--RodnFi .rllcd lhe n-cefinglo orderand irfi rated r'ldt it rd. rimFto edt.Hnrrnainvirei Tollr Krrl by lo .a) Crr. c. membe. r cre ablc o .ct to, -in, e f'e fi'+ coiLr-ewa, alreadyin placeon the tabies. Uoor'red.lunslhFcoifee-rd8ehc nre.identpropo,ed rhc lod-l toLhcQu(en, d .r-o r\ dtier ro-e ro.on.irm hi. ple.i.urelhdt hi- bJr gue-.- hdd bc(n Joe to cone. rommenlng on -eir combnLo totdlot l2a )edr. -erv1F o the \chool. h the caseof Johl Dudderidge, it meant that everyonepresent (even the Hon. Registrar !) had been known to him as school boys, white;ith one exceprion, this .i.odpp Fdlolulx ledrBa ryCo.rLe a rn d l e o C u i d o rw o u l o r a . e b e i r L r o x n lo droundlruFequdrle-.o rl-eOld Bo\- pre,enr.lnepre.iderl ne\r".ted for.r .hoh ol "ppre.i.rion to lduliJrFard \4et.rot brgettinqt'le wni rc,, nSdutie-o' fieir two dau8hters, Kelly ajld Natalie. finall\ .,lter,r lew comnent<,JooLt (onln8 F\e r- rnot forgFHnb t\c eru.o-cFd chdnteol vFnue'o !l-e As-o.inior dmre.) he c" ne Lo lhc dwa'd uf LhFtone distancetankad. Thosearound $e 30/35 miles mark included Ray Kipps, perei Shiells, John Whittenbr.ry, Reg Howe, Robert Adams, Raymond Hriirby and Michael Brown. loumeys of 40/50 miles had been made by Terry RoLbins, Duncan Mclarer! and Iol1n cibson, while Jobn Kent (petersiield), john Egar (Colchester) and Ian Powell (Andover) had come from even turther afi;td. Mi(\r, I Cle\eldndl,ro{ofldgerar-d l,,hnBoor(t e., nsfietd)hdd bol I topped lhe .00.bul JoM Robbir. 1180dle. tum Tdrp^.le\) tr;" druou rcectio be rhc c\enn8- on8-d.l.nlc trd\elle'ard ..r. a.l"d Lo ldte lFn-por,rr\rdre o thc t.rnLdrJ d beil ti Lorlenru r. al h.sdi.po,al. As usual, this was not the end of the evening, but mosr srayed in thef seats, ( h J l . n i . w ' l h . o n ( n p o r d r e . a j 1 d' i r r . h i r g , , r f r l e h i n e H . s e \ e r , u r e w 8 r i \ i t d l e d. o d - Fb i r . l o r o n p . e l F l h F e \ , r i r g . l \l h j f c h r o r e b e e \ .

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On 18ih Apil1997, the Presidentgreetedthe lartesi decadedi ler attc{danccfor four yâ&#x201A;Źars the 54 presenibehg b11tsevenfeh'er than the 1993gaiheringl Tllis 'wasthe 17ih reunionof $e 'ould not be surprisedto fhd thrcc 1950 $oup, who leaversand one fiom 1939amongstthe six paying guestslNor that two of the decade'sthreeknights had beenable to come. it took a little lonter thirrlusualto persriademembersio find seats, Consequentl]', but, eventually,Rodney\4'asableto invite lohlr Dudderidgeto pronounceGrace, after rvhich he askedfor a minute's memory of Dick Cook. ltho had h r 8 i . " U )n d J F l x . d - r b l u L r - o e b e . ' L . . o r c ' \ h e ; L . e d l F r l l o o d l i H e time for his friencts ancl acouaintan es to aDpreciatethat Dick rvoulct ha\.e \a.ished them to enjoy ihe evening anc{,in due c6tirse,the \.olume of conversationhad reachedthe decibelsof thc earlierperiod. After the Loyal Toast,Rodney expfessedhis delight that John Dudderidge was able to come ajld ihen invited the gailtring to show their appreciation of Pauline and Mel for their harct work in preparing an excellent meal and to their staff (includjng Kelly and Natalie)for seNjng it. This broughi the usual acclaim,frorn an age group who can appreciatethe work entailed.Touchingon onc or h{o matters such as the ,Annual Dinner, O1d Boys' Dat' ard the venue ibr. Ladies Night, the last socialevent of the presidentialyeaa ltodnelr embarkedupon the m)rsteri, of the award of the loig distance tinkard.

Eri. \r A ESCoIITFY('r5)

Crtrhanew IIi-ANKUN ( 42)

D.rk G. KE$\'ARD ('!5)" ('11) AJIhU H. S.KERSr{ITLL Iohn A LrDrN.;roN ($) KemEL\I MADDOCKS{'1,1) RobinM M/il-nlâ&#x201A;Źw(19) ('44) Dalid H. iIEWBERRY-ECOR Brig.\4i.ha.l l. ?ATTiSON('aB) MichaelN. A loasrN_rR ('49) Jimy l. s. RF$ioLDS ('arl

Aif con ReegieJ.slJLtlS ('17) reterI srEvENsoN(16)' shlames S TAFIIELLr('.10)

Starting with those from Surey and the other home cornties (in spite of the usual, catcalls,a fe\ betil.een 35 and 55 rnilcs a\a'ayfrom Borehamwoodl)he mentioned Joh]r Feltham, Emest Eng, Brian Granger, Alan Chad& Michael Patersonand Jin1Swaffield,before tlrrnins to the more distant counties.These included lohn Haas (Stonely),Nobby Bro$a1(Arnptl1ill),Ken Maddocks(Hove), Kenneth Rol-e (Uckfield), David Hassell (Hrm8erford) and Regtie Spiers (Andoyer). From more than 100miles, there were Bernard Smith (Sherbourne), Tony White (Trorvbridge),lnnmy A11en(Frome)and Alex Buchanan(Brooke). lourneysbetween 150and 180 miles rveremade bv lohn Coggins(Cowbddge), lohn Slate (Exmouth) alrd Gordon Ecob (Matlock). Peter Fieitag (the usual lviiner) had yet agaln,travelledsonre250miles hon Daflington. Holr'ever,that aftemoon. Michael WooU rane from Heaihro{, to ask wether there woulct be rcom for himl Sjnce he had flown in from Monaco, the mileage $'as never established, bui a small committeemeetingconcludedthat around 850miles \ras Iather treater than Peter's regular biennial tripl With the mail shot now including ihe Europeannainhnd such $'elcome suryrises occasionailyoccurl Accordingly the Presiderltloanedthe tarkard to Michael.

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The 100th Old Haberdashers' Association Annual Dinner to be held at the HonourableArtillery Company FinsburySquare Friday 29thMuy 1998 at 7.00p.m.for 7.30p.m. A datefor your diary

c R. LrJ,\(E\4AN (61)' N. K S \,uLLs, rlst llaiden of the Hab.njisturJ conprn! sn ErianJENKST Channdr .a col emors \'r H \, lrANs:ctuima of dreB.vJ M A: HEAdT:+Er ]Tt R GOUI,DING A. I TARM S.noolCtllian

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K. C. CHEI\TY (61-',9.1)

The questbn posed last vear as to the vcnue for rhe 1997dinlrer was resotved \,'hen the liitle oasis of green on thc edge of the Ciiv of London thar is thc Honourtlc Artinery gonpany was to bccome the scenefor rh€ nineiy ninrh Annual Dinner of the OId Habcrdashers'Associationon Fri.iay l6th May 1997. Despitethe laie nrrival of thc Presictent, RodneyJakemananctrhe north London ento rage_dueio a mhor misunderstanding\a.ith the bus company provi.ling transport from the Club House,the prc-dinnerreceptionr,-ash firll i.olune weil beyond the allocatedsiari time ibr dinner. Howcver, the 64 nembers and guesis r41o wandcred jnto the Long Room wcrc welcomed to lhe resplendcnt site of thc H.A.C. sih,c,i d o r .L i r b L , d r d F d , r i ' q t d b l ,- . t u t t o . m b 9 r . r r I o - o . c . \ L'idJrd lteieddjr,.lrr tho.Fpl-enrl\eetI r.l od -ll, r.|J . i i , 1 - I. o . m o \ e d . r . , L r I e l ) . . . c d - o . . r - o i , . o e " B i r . t - t r ri,l^ In-l \Fb,.' 1,. pear l.'rlo..e irc , rFe.e B\ oen.r" .br^rne-l ,renud. llu. )Fr . fo rl FO.h.A.DrrF|rir,tcrnoi.\ \'-!.\hr -Lf.i' ro rhd. I or.\io.r. \rJ- ir- .t^r lui' l\dHaberdashels' Hall. Looknrg ihrough thc french $rindoa.s over the Ciiy, dirers could see and hear a Sathcr g storm and this provided a startting backgrouid when Tonv Alexandcr actng as masrer of ceremonies for thc eventng rose to his feet, called the trsiemblcd companv to orcter antl introducecl . l.,rlpr ,. h.,- o p ,.o..,- rhe . rfr, roJ-. ^ | L \\o..t.t u ' Conrpanv of Haberdashers, thc SctrootCortrnors' anct ihe Schoot.

l h ' J c , r e d b \ , ' r , r l n t o r r h , o r o \ - ) . . r - l - et L r oI r r n e r s n . I \ \ ^ - l d , \ . . r r h o o a I d r l e i r | . l ^ " L e l - F r , . d d r . , s r .a , o t r e , i o € n r ofthe O.H.A. RichardHintory at the first suchoccasion\4.asro rcnrarkthat rhe.Jr.crto i., n. f Inrt-t--t r-i-ro,,r-\.,.tnepr;nr( e"-o-^ t. o l , 8 . . . A - . . ' . i r i u r 1 1 . . . - r : ,l u l - r. r . " h , r e a t l . i B : r r e r e r j r ot,p Annual Dinnel Tuning his attcntion to the nes' hea.lmasterhe said rhai in 19-19lvhcn he a ivcd at the School the headmasterTom Tavtor was a truty awesome Iigurc. However ii seemed that headmasr€n like policencn- se€med io b€comeyounger and younger.He (,as amusedthafthe new headmasterlike ille new Prime.\,linisters€s norr younger ihan himsetf,it \vas ontv the tbpc lvho

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The lirst responsc to John's to:si \.as Nick Witls, the Firsi War.tcn ot the Wlrshipful Companv of Haberdashers, and he \.as ablc to inform thosepresent of the latestplars for the new Haberdashers'Hall. The otd hatt in StcyningLanc ivas noif demolishcdatrd the sitesold .1ndir was noi rhe nlhntion to builLla ne\4, hall on the ol.:lsite. Thc latestproposalis that the next inc.rmation\loutd take piaceon a sitc on rhe far side of Snithiield St. Barillolomew ihe Great u,hjah ar prcseni ts stjjl occupied.Horrever,the architects,N4ichaelHopkhs and parheri hr.horecenil\. o n - p" r e . l l - , , e \ . L \ , . r . o u r r O t . . , t t , , r . F , b , , ' . ' , ' . r d " . , . 1 . 1 r / r - e . o n . e f N : tr i , o . t c . o . , r / 6 , . . t t - t r e - t . t - , . , 1 0 F - i J , h , l . r i r . . r i r h ' r , e p l d , \ \ f , l - , r l lo . - . r , , . r e p , r d t p o f . i p ,

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Continuing the responsesAnclrew Tarpe]t the Schoot Capta , opene.t his r€marksby recourtinEiIohn Ctulton's .cllice to him lvhen composinqhis speech for drc evening."Thcy rvant to be cntertajnedbut.ot for too tanil and dcl;, the dIinkintl"


The.rnajorchangein 1996,Andrc$, obselvcd,was the targe tumovers of senior . -*.,'rB\\ \rl r re..^n. tot l^,Dr..orrro tF i\ u fr']\ C o . l , i - b . l c I o r i l p t r - r . r . . r q . . e . - r - r . n - u t t F t . ,r d r r r r i g ,{ndr€\^' ('.s keen to understand the identih' of ihe O.H.A. \\.hich rvas the .ommon thrc.d linking the School to the Oicl Bol,s. Hc betjeved it ro be a valuableinstitution which he looked rb\lard ro joinint in thc.e\t fe.r, The third oi the replics lras b,v the much merrtionedncs, headmaster Teremv(,oulding r! ln)sememor\ of the 1996Amuat Dnrfer r,,asthe $.mth of rlelcomethat he had fccei\.ecl.He $as tu renrrk upon the rmportanccth;rt Keith Darvsonhad placed on ihe sensiti!ir\' of the position oi ihe Schoolnr ihe conrmunit\..lercnr| atsonlcntioned the continujng acallernlcexcellenceof the Schootirith 79,,.of ,A, Ievel canc,lrciaies passingwjth ilradc A or B rcsuLiint in nnlth posiuon jn the U.K. figLrresof achi€\'enrefiand h 11197 therehrd been15 oafers oi placesto O\b|idge. At this point darkening storn cloLrdsbei,ond thc dn rlg roonr 'inclows erupted spectacularrhunder and Lehhrinq as the IFd-r.., o|r.J.r.p . ',,,d r.. i..pir .,-. , i .rg, '. ,bF. . F . b , . , r r . r (l _-.r,i,;r the buzz of li ei1'prole;sto..lisn1 arld o\ er; t enthusjnsml{,ithir1 th-" Cornnon ltoom. Continuhg llith the tist of school suc..\ses Jeremt,rnentioncd the Debaiint < . . . r ! \ ^ < i . . , L r . .r * o i . , i .B r r ? . . , r . r j, 1". to 'r. oar, .r,ll ,,1 d'ra..r -,,; sr. tsdhrronr$rhr a;'"ir ni! snirhriel{t!Ecl. team nr the ito\al creen JackeisCompliirron and Ilrml.{tr\\ spd! rif rirfrL t:d rtj!rNrl!! the Water Poio tcam that ha.l rererlitr $on rc . : r . . t r L r : r , r l r - L r L l i i r d . : e r iR r r ! i r r f L l | l i r n t . . National Scllo(Jls Champj'r.slip. i ! t , L r .rLdLr r r t . t u r : r. t,rtraLr,L|h . riliJlN.rr hr cl.rsing, 'ith the fcsulr of generil etecrionsrili fresh in mcmor\',the losi of asslstedptacesr\,asi nrajor consideratbn. fhere h cre ptarls ro

conpcnsate for this, as e\-eNonc.t rhe Schod was oi the opinioil that it rras \ ital to the rich fatufe of mjxed backgrounds \\ itlur tlle 5.hi,!i

The toast to the health of the Associarionr\.asdclightllth, proposed bv NIr Sid Creen scrlpt writer to. host oi sorre ofthe moifijmous starsof Brjiish come.l\'(notabh F.ricMorcamb€anctErnie l\iise,and also Tonrm! Coop.r) , and an O1.1Askein. tn a nosi amusjng specchSid recorrntcdsomeof hjs lighter rndnents r{ith !.arioLrsn,eii known .clebrities nnd also thc ljttte knorln detigjlts of ti\ing 1n Frulton (tut]l leit to Harh ich and the continent,ium right to l-rintorl and tllc nicortinent). -{s an Old Askea. ,nd an actire memb$ of the rugby ctub he lndersiood thc imFortan.c of rhe Associationto a| nN.oh'cd and rishe.l it 1\,cll;rnd mLrchprospe tl Rodrley Jakcm:rt],the O.H.A. President,h a short but hcarrietr address thankcd Sid crecn lor his coniribution to rhe e\.en1ng,s cntcriainnent .rnd Ns tood lvishes.He thanked all I'ho attencled ' ^,o,r. r,-..| r,e-.,.o1 .ro t".f.. ,-. .

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Accordingl)t it l{'as most unfofiunate that Grahan Daly ('64),who had set o11t from Congletonat 4 p.m., found himself snarledup on the M5, to such an extent that he decided that a revised E.LA. of 9.30 or 10.00 pm, \{as not lrrorth continuing the trip-

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Consideringthat the biennial meeting of the 1960-69decadewas scheduledfor the autumn of 1998,the tum-o11tof 25 for iis rearrarlgementwas commendable and more or less on avefa8e.Sincethe Presidenthad invited no less $an nine pasi and present masters(all concernedwith the pedod) the total attendance amounted to 35, forming an excelent blend


Cruh:r' I. IVTACIARLANE ('61)

Hen.r' C. MEDCALF (62) Darid M IlAIsrrsH ( 66) Drlid M. PENNIN(;roN ('6r)

Iimothv R WOOLNOUCH ('67)

Rodneywas so involved with the decadeand dre maste$, that his banS on the bar counteNas delayed until 8.30 pn] and rvhen the company was duly assembled,for Cra.e, he asked first for a short silence,in memorv of John Pearson('67),l{'ho had hagically died, iwo months previously Townrds the end of the meal, th€ Presidentproposedthe Loyal Toastand then called upon Tony Alexander to explain the terms of a lottcrt s.hich had been innovatcd by lohn Whittenbury (the vice President)at thc first of ihe clecade dinncrs, arrange.l for the curreni Presidentialyear. In ordd not b hale an unnecessaryhiatus, thc Presidentihen {,elcomed the Association'sguestsarld the membersof thc clccade.He also askedfor suitableacciamationfor Mel (the chef for the evening,r{ho h.d retrimed directlv from Ascot, r{'herche had been actmnristedngto the nceds of a rather more i-lamboyantllrdressedcornpanl.l) and to Paulineirrld hcr staff. Rodnevthen mentioned some of the apologiesfor abscnce(hc had, hnnsell sent out the r€minder for the funcLioi - an unique occurrcnccl)meniiurnlg the donation sent by Eric Wight ('67) to cover some pre dimel .lrhks for Rcmnldingthe compan_v of the effortsbeing m:ide to enli\.enactiviticson Old Boys' Dn\,,he the refened to the last socialc|cnt of the Prcsidentialyear,rcporting only a few seatsleft Ior the evening. Hc fhally turrlcd to ihe award of the lont distancetajlkard. Starthg u'ith David Brolvn (Little Kn1gshi1l)and Ian Luder (Bronham),he prolrcssed via Ni:tel Brown (Chichester)and Henr)' Medcalf (SuttonColdfield) beforc coming to ihe clear u,inner, David Pennhgton, \.ho had travelled 270 milcs frorn Boljngey (near Perranporth).Neiihcr thc O.H.R.F.C.nor the O.H.C.C.would have been displeasedwith the alacrit\-with which the contentsdisappearedl Rodney no .called upon the other past I'rcsidc'nipresert to conduct the drala,. Stan.lint some distancearra\.,Tony askcdJohn Welbourneto dra 'out one of the notes,for the first pdze of f75, A.I. S. Alexanderlvas visiblv shaken,\^'hcn he hearclhis (rr{n nnmel Holvever he quickly recoveredand in\itcd all a.d sunclrl' to havc drinks at the bar afiers ardsl Other masiersdrcw for thc three othcr pdzcs - a bottle oi spiriis, thrce bo$les of wine and a ton of Corn$,all rock the kin.:tone sucksl

Nobbly Tannerusually lefers to our regular mid-week encountersout at Elsiree as'The Old Lags Lunches. Apart from the r.u ortunate connotation oI time previously spentat Hcr Majesti s pleasure,this d oesscantjusticeto the i. nge of O.H. membersrvhotumup for theseexcellenttathernrgs.\rvecaterto thc young and the n.ri-soyoung, many reiired of course,b11talso io thosewho wofk pafi tirne, the self einplol'ed ind the frailly idle but never to the formerly nlcarcerated,as far as I kno$/. tr rere into our fourth year nol{ and usually manageto meet six or seventimes a ,vear/.tralvn b), the value for money food (courtesy Pauline and Mei), rhe companv (all-fcllo\r O.FL)and the chanceto enjov a relarcd drjnk .ith fljends. Our next three mectinss are alrâ&#x201A;Źadv planned: Wednesda\,.17 SeDtember. llednesday, 5 Novcmbai and Tuesd;t',-g December (\\.hen'rve'11r,,iatcnthe VarsitiJMatch on T.V.). \\rhy not book vour placenorv by callnlg Nobbly Tanncr(0181-2072509)or me (phone/faxi 01E1-428 6060)? LunchesOrganiser



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The deputy head of a schooljs seldom made its headmaster.Governorssuspect that a depuh has ties of friendship and loyaltt to his collcagues,so \,vilt not tackle problems which havc appearedin the final years of idepa inS head. Thereis onc elcepijon, 'hen a schod is in crisis.From 11a.m.on Sund;v 3rd. Septembcr1939to VE. day on 8th. May 1945the x,holecountrv was in crisis.For much of th.t iime London was ir1 ihe fr.oni lire. The Schootshared its pedl. Dudng October 1940a mastel and a bo].,Mr W. T. ft4rervell and M. c. Ghss, wcre ki11edin air raids, and ihe WestbereRoadsite 1{'asseverelydamaqcdbv a dLjr"ed-d,for bomo.Or lorh \4"y t-4r t$o -nd-ter.)rd f"l- boy--or Fir. waich at W€stbereRoad experiencedLondon's worst raid: during rhe nighi the blazecould be seenftom Oxford, and next dat' a pall of smokewis r-isibiefrom Watford: the House of Commonsfi'asburned out and 1,346peopteleft dead. Mr Kemp, Headmastersince 1920,had coped mantully !\'ith the problems . . 1 - L d b ) t r . o u t b ' e r Lo r n - r o u r l - a db e . r n e - e n , , r i r . - o r d Jh ( L . i ; o r e n . for the secondhalfof the Auiuinn Termin 1939,leaYingrhe Schoolin rhe careof D r A b - o r. l h p t " . ^ n J \ 4 , . t p r \ 4 r .^ e m p r e . u r r c dd u r n g t o t 0o | h . r o . - e " p - e and delegatedmanvof his duties to Dr Abson beforeresieninein Decemberihe bu\ ( rnor. I renh i,er\ ipoo rted Dr Aosor .o ra\r ri,pi.ce.Bom in 1892and educatedat London Universitr Dr. Abson had rausht Modern l r n g l a g c . d r H , o e d a . \ c , - i n , e t 0 2 t .q n e r o t "- ,I - uh r o b * " 6 T r r - r e r ro lc Vlodr-n si\t\ lad Ji jtpo Vr. terp. " . poli,y of ir ine- b. .ca, t* +e -cl-uol, d.Jden. -.ardrfo o) F\pd'rdnF ir- tib;r ,. lnd t-"d c,r neJ t . reputation as an effeciive ieacher bv griidin8 5R (the fifth form repeaiers)to sriccessin SchoolCeftificaieFrench.He had been 1931and his ar.rthoritvand experiencemade him the ideal man ro succeedMr. Kemp. His bdef was to hold the Schooltogetherfor the duration of rhe War no easyiask. -e gor ern" - | dd , on.:derede\ J. udtrng.he , t oo to \4ormoul'l o, Bedbrd b J r h a d c \ e r l u d l ] l d e c i d e dn o r o d o . o . , r p p " r e r t l ,h r r h t h e p r r ( r t . r u . sxpport. However, when $.ar began some parents arrangedto send or to take iheir sonsout of London. Twent_r.boys were evacuaiedt;Wellingboroueh, and \ a r d l \ . r 1 \ o r . l - Fe \ p e c r c rdp w o . ) . h r e d u p d r r l - L . l d r r o - r e r ; - ' , L m h F r . r # e - l - o o l r p r o l e - - d - J . 4l 0 0 .l ' r I r . ! t h F . . a . to f r e f ml \ d - J e t r , e db e c d u . e the governmentinntediately took over all ihe WestbereRoad siteexceptfor ttre science block, in il'hich the Science sixth tried io resume \^,ork as it was sandbaggedand irenchesand sheltersr{-eredug in the surrounding grouJlds. Th€ remajningboysmoved to the School'ssporis Sround arChaseLodge in Mill Hill, where the house, pavilion and changint rooms $,ere hasiity tu;ed into crowded,inadequateand make shift ctassroohs. The winter of 1959-40was one of ihe 'orsi of itre centurt and the sitesoonrevealedits disadvantagesjcoal fires .frugslpd to -p.i.t rl.e i!! -ro\^'be.iringhind,. dnd tnere w"ri ro.oo.lrs a ilifie, !o pro\ide hol ieal- T'le perol -horrdgeand rhe blac.o:r mrdc ii oir .Lir ar_o r j \ ( t . 5 0 r r . r ' r )b o v . i F . tt l - e i rh o - e " t o . t j y s . h friends and relaiivesin N,li]lHill. Inevitablt the normal school routine was disrupted. Few boys receivedmore rhJr rl-rFed'rd : hrlf d"1- o' rerchirSpe. riel Co-,rp:tiory gJme5sere .rbaroored,hoLsed-d:.ho^l are e\ert-, the.(hool Dld\ wa, cancelled,and most societiesceasedio meet. Ihe situation was eased; tiitle in the spring of 1940when the LowerSchoolwasallowed to have afremoonlessons in the n€arby Copthall County cirls' High School- In August 1940 the School regained the use of mosi of the Westbeie Road site and ihe Lower School moved back tuom Mill Hit, just as the Phoney War was followed by the Btitz. The Modem Sixth siayed at Miil Hi11,whilst the Fifihs and Fourihs ;lternated

betweenthereand lvestbereRoad,a complexand iime-consumingarranSement intended in part to ti\.e them accessto scienceIacilities and also to keep both sitesfuly occupied,to deter the govemmentftom anoihertake-over. Appointed at the height of the Blitz, Dr. Abson 1edby exampie.Although over the age limit he volmteered for the mpopular Saturday nitht fire l\'atch and allowed no one to deputisefor him. He rvas helped b)r the spirit in the School. Never beforc had therc been such an atmosphereof h'illing and cheertul cooperationbet['een nastcrs and boys;never beforesuch a cheerftllendulance of lrardships;never beForesuch camaraderie.Sixth Formerslvorrjed by their own intcrrupted educationnever{he-lessvolunteeredto takejunior boys to the - \ e l r e \ . r p F . . F l - o r e \ , o r . p e . ' o d .n r d o t \ F l F - - o r -. h p . l - e rF' . At the end ofthe Spring Term19'12"Skylark" claimedthatalthough short-staffed (eighi masters had bcen called up in the first year of \a'ar) the School had "retuined asnear as possibleto its pre-war normality." ln realiit the School\ 'as proioundly changed.DuringAugusi 1940theschoolcampwas replacedby'hat becamean annual Harvest Camp, as a partt' of some thnitr boys and masters toiled to alleviaiethe n.tions food shoriage.In Octoberthe O.T.C.rvasre-formed as ihe Junior Training Corps, and h lanuary 19,11the Air Trainnlg Corpslvas set uP. Somebol,s wcre becomingpolitically conscious.During 19.10"Sk),lark" carded an article.ttacking irresponsible plutocracy and advocafing redistributive taxaijonto provide ellual educationalopportunitiesfor all. At Easter1943se\.eral Sixth Fonne$ attendedan inter-schoolcourseon world affairsorganisedby ihe lvlinishy of Information. "Skvlark" repoited ihat altlrough a ialk bi Konni Zilliacus (in 19.15electeda Labour IVLP., but h 1949expelledfrom the party for being pro-Comrnunist) "did not meet with uni\'ersal aâ&#x201A;Źfecment," a large majoritv of those discllssingRussia"voted the Russians)-stemof govelnment ihe best vet tried." The O1d Bois r.eie also changing. The rather precious letiers wdtten to "Skylark" liom undergraduatesai Oxford and Cambrjdge ("Jeremyx'ields a pretty hose in the JesusFiie Brigade") were replacedby letiers writien bv men orr acti!e ser'!iccir1virtually all parts of the rflirlc{. They made lighi ofdangcrby adoptlng a hlghly nonchalant style and tone. In 1942 Sgt. H. G. Newstead dcscribedthe \azi attack on Greeceand apolo$sed for "h'hat mv pals would call an alvful 'lhc shoot'." L. Cpl. W R. (Nobbly) Tanllel.dismissedhis weeks,as a prisoner of \a'arin North Africa as "an intercstingand vaguel,vexcitingvarn." Capt. J \'\r.Hamnrond tcstificd from Llbya that "Dr. Abson built better ihan he may have thoughir ihe FreeFrc'nchunderstoodrny Frcrch." Dufirg 1943the Schoolseemedio settledoi{n. Theres'as an impressivenumber of housaand schoolmatcl'rcs.Ihe Music Socieqrwas foundcd, foiloivcd il1 19,11 by the Philatelicand Archeolotical Societies,ajld the revi\.alof the ChessSocict!: Dr. Abson increascd thc schooLlibrarv stock to .1,2E0vohmes, and -1, art orb .\cd B. 'F , -cril - ooc.1 1"c.. r l-L 1. . Jpol^-i-Lr.a "r. for an iniiial misattribution to B. Wbrrs of 2c. Appearancesrarefedecepti\.e.Behindthe scenesDr Absonwas struggling for the School'ssur\.i\.a].Parents .ere tempted to $.ithdraw their sons at 15 or 16 to allorarthem to do \.ital and well paid \\rar \arork.Re\.isâ&#x201A;Źdcall up regulations issued by the Nlinistrl' of Labour and National Serviceii 1942made it almost impossiblefor sixth formersto study afis subjectsat riniversiiy r.mlessthev were began sponsoredby the almecl forces.In \larch 1943,the Air Ministry actLrall,v to re.ruit dilcct from thc School'sAir Traning Corps. The Schoolwas in a

precariousfuancial position. Fe$erboys meant lessfee-income.The Blitz b.dlv d J n J i . u l r - H o \ l o - ^ - l ' r e .\ ' , i .h \ r F l d e o l c . , r e r ri r . o n e f t F o ' . d J i ! t s r e h so laige ihai BarclaysBank denanded secudty.Tl'rcgo!.en.rrs decided b close the School,but the Haberdashers'Colnpany persuadedthe Board of Education and thc l-ondon Countv Co111lcil to come to its aid. l9r!1 broughi more public pe ls. The Summer TeIm \,!as cleverlv nick-named d, rdle-bur re-n-d- h\ \ i l\ ir-e borb- to^. tl rir .orl -^.1c cnrpri. \ep | . i f - . r . r l r o n e " r d o l ' c - , . 1 - ; 1 o 1 a . s r 1 r ' t J U . l , r e - n . r o . r l L o o nl n . o.e \\,ho remainedoften ran Ior the sheltersscveraltimes a day, and h ftre wearher lrad lessonsoutsidc b make it easier and quicker to take cover Lunch \,vas scrvcd in relavs,in casea bonrb hit the crowdad djnint anc:ta tartc number of mcals spoiled on the tablcs after boys and rnastersalike had rcsponded to an alert. The School'so$'n examswere cajlcelled,but the SchoolCcrtificateexams corltjnued in those nerve-\{rackjnt conditjo.s. The final of the House cricket competition and at leastone lst XI match were plaved impcrturbably at Chase Lodse as \rls sped overhead, .atchedby a masterready to bring rhe gamc to an abrupt but temporary end. \ r . tr e l \ " r i o . ] l ^ , . . i r - u l f L S b \ r e l ^ , . J . irfr t - , . rft\if o t c I c ' r e r . r l c \ F rd e d J n d l e h l " . . ^ J r h . . , e . . F o .t . . r t . L J r r n . o t r h e V2's, devastatinSthough thev .ere, could nor postpone the end of the lvar Haberdashershad comc ihrough, one of the fel\-London schools to do so lvithout largâ&#x201A;Ź scale evacuaiion.The buildnrgs could be repaired. Educational dcr',.r ir..oiJ. n . ' d r ; . o . 1 l - 1 . l - , 1 J. , , .' , . o . . h , r- i i \ : r , e\ \ - R e e i - , . . h e I l - p r r r e . o a . q O l o B u \ - . r r or . . r .L - r I o I n o - . r ' . o r i r - a r n - e d , i ' c " . and the Roll of Honour sho$;e.tthat cighiv OId Boys and one master\a,ouldnoi UnForfunaiel]rDr. Abson, rhose efforts lud indeed hellt rhe School roserher had been very serioush injured in a traffic nccident,so seriousl\,that he i:etired dt the end of the SunlmerTeIm 19.15. Mr. Oljver,who had fcplacedhim as Sccond Master in 1941,and who no . becameactjng Head, paid tribute io Dr Abson,s seNiceto theschool: "|romthe iirst thc good ofthe Schoolwas his ontvconcern, and so it has bccn to the ven, en.l of his career." lvhen Dr Abson died suddcnl) on 22nd. Septcmber1952memodesof the \,Var ha.l djmned a little so "Skylark" concentratcdor1his personaland professional +ralities. "A11$4rom he taught or beftiâ&#x201A;Źnded r\,ill long remembd him .ot onlv as a disiinguished and sympaiheiic schoolmaster,one r\,ho possessedto a;1 unusual degreethe abilitv k) arouseenthusiasmfor languate and l erarure,but also a .iseand approachablecounsellorwhose .arm and practicatinterest in iheir -elfareand aciivitiesbl no meansceased .hen the." left the r. e-o l'-.^.rg.r.-or tre-tjt. tA$"affectionatelyknorn," , lj!,es for the scholar he was, and for thc n]osi ].r_vatand uprighi, yet modest and gentle r-* men liked .nd respectedbv all I'ho kne\,' hin]." Iollrl lvitley


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Mike JEANS (Governor) .-,,tl..-. T, ,, .t.ii, "r1rl-,.,..F^.h_._1,,.-pFl o u.{..!.h V \4 l', 1 n. ,.1. . \ .ir. , BJ.. -, .lr .,r r'""6 16- ,.: n;n* Bodv Mik. has been a covemor of th. Bovs Schoolfof ten lears nr atl, ard norv rerrei from this pailicular office.the role ofcovcinor is ia,.h.omea;).:most Goveurors,as is the .ase r,ith Mike, arc sustaning an intensclybus,vschedulein rheir orh prof.ssjonatln,es. Thev need to kcep in touch wjih t\. SL-hooln1 od.r ro mderstand aDd ro eolern eifedive\,, thcn again, thev do not irish ro be so closely invohed as to appeai to be 1 , . , , 1 r\ 4 r r . h F , . ,;r' . Jn," h". r"t. r., ..*_ p- n , t ")..1,. lp..i-11r" r , r w n 8 r Ur i . r - , . t I F t u - < . . n . . .a,t qu te r. ..r .i- I F-...," responsibilinesin gor.rnance, llas ahvays beer a source of rvise comset and hetpful adlicc. tlis lnwavernrt commihnent to the interestsof the Schoolhas beef widch' recoijniscd:r'e all hope very much ihat he, Paulaand his family (,ill conrjnuefrequenLh tobe our gucstsat plnys,concerlsand other Schooloccasionsin the yea$ ahead. Pam BRYANT (Head of the PreparatorySchool) PamBryant hasrctircd having servedihis Schoolslnce1974a1(l afrerselen vearsasHead ^ rhF rp.cror..l^^ ldl l'".r.ub\ ,l . '..F.drJ 'l .ub;-.-,.r. inoo,t r^-,. educalionand was appointedihe firsi DeputyHead in 1985,being nidispensableto Basit Pam ('ill be remenbered for h.r rvarmth and urdcrstmding of atl hcr pupits .nd staff .,p...n;4. all llLi .'. l".ee,l ..Jn,u. d-F.. 'i. r,r,' "r,.or \ h e . . - o t n .l-.ul l.rc -re, ' h e l l . " o f i t, ,".-J. " . " . n u , .. ui D r'''.d. n nu-."nd .,o'.t. ; u . 9 . - t r r . .J I h p . . \ - n n . o I ' (, lri. \\. . "rr. hJi Lr.- r, - r F n - I -"\ J" ".8.*.C,.'.orJ \u " possesses an abundan.. of.nergy to do so. Dr M.L. LEVIN (Phy6icsDepartmefll) Mi.hael Levin has given 25 years of lo,valserviceto Habcrdasheisafter sornevears in industry with the Coai Board. He is an O1d Haberdashercducated at h'esrbcreRoad. Michaâ&#x201A;Źi has taught physics ihoughout the School and for a nunber of rears he has . d u ; L rt D i o - . h e r i . h ) H o r r h e . . e c- r . , r . r | \ . d . specialisngjr applicalionsio mcdical schools.

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Mr S.P.LANE (GeographyDepartment) Stephcnhas beenhefc snr.e 1987and tuo\es on nr Spaldingcratumd Schootas Head of Geognphr: Steplrd N &r oltstanding teachcra,ith a (.id; range of skjlts an.t nibrests He has develope.i much of thc deprfmcDfs.luenr lietd;ork proerlnnn. aAicl nicLud.sthe .o ordhation oi thc nea'68 r.'si.lentialcouEe in Do.stsr Hista$ionfor sFri has ied him io delore coultless hours ro s.hool.ugbr ind aihlctjcs. TI ".. ,. , r. rjur'io- .o- ou .. t".lr r r^ ; , i \ . . , . t , p h . . r , i8 - I l - . . ^ n t d r , / . o r p r l r - - . t,_i, - " i. l- r.,.. \ Np€rlised srhool ski parues.lve sish him and tljs farrlv everv uccess ancthappinessiir

Mr I.H. LAIIF (Chemisiry Deparhnenr) kf.h ioincd H.rbe ashus in 199.1 as a newtr qualifiedChemisrryteicher He hasbecome a iine telch.r jr the.lassroon brt tu ad.ljrion fe has rhrorrr hiinseli energcricath.nrkr a fange of extfa.urri.rla, aciniries: llnd.r 12 .ugbr ]Llrror Schoot diios anii more rec.ntir, a tuperuy orglrised l,lcncip Fluidat: Hjteavcs !s tu teachar \ rhtgift S.hool in Crcrdon.

f1 M! S.G. SHERIVOOD (Music Department) SiLLarihas becn hcrc sinc. 1990 and molcs on to be Di(ector oi lvlusic at St Paul'! CaihedralChon S.hool Shari's Fost anbitious contributionto 1if. hcre tras t{r plin and lead the SeniorB ss nruf (r Austrdhr. Tlre grolp of It enjolcd th. irip of a lif€tine and gare gr€at pleasrre to thelr audiences.Apart frorn liis tedcliingabilit! and ohn musical a.coiiplishments,he has been Nl.rsterl,/c Chessin the Prep School,an Scho.l and e\cellentCommonRoom Sec.etar\:His.rifv afd \aricd talcniswill be sorelvmnsed and s'e Nnh him e\ er! hiFFni$s at St Pi!l! Mi tD. WATSON (Ilodern LangnagesDepariment) Timloined the \lodern LanguagesDeplrtnent rn 1992.He is th. bcsi kind of i.acher the on. r'ho rrorks from his o(n rcsources,his oiln enth$ias rather ihin ffon ih. te\tbooh or ihe naronh intcrprctld curiculum, believingthatlanguige leamnrgshould in\ oh e an e\plofaticnrof th. hi.rairuc, ih. Dr6ic nndthehistorv ol the Feoplewho sp.ak Oltside tle classroomhc iook on ihc mdltlc 01\4iddle S.hool pl)r dn'ectorand Nas responsibltfof hro s cndidlr ctrtcnainnB prodrctions. \\ie *'l* hnn eyeN in lris nrh posi ai lnnnmu.l School. NL L WEBBER (Phvsi.s Department) Ian is a phlsicisl ot quit. .\cepuonal qualitl and all (ho leen taught bl hiD I'ili bear testanenl to this. OLLtsid.phrslcs he has tmght chernistr!, geferal studics tud help.d rvilh garncs,n paiticular Nat.r po1o.He ls a qualified lifesa\er and a.hi.vcd thc ReseNe ior Tcadrrs of Sirimning He mo\.es on to Culford Sclrool as ol l'hrsics dnd wc $ish hnn and his tanil! e\ erl succes.and happnress.

Sports and Games RuSby The 1st \\i enjoled anotheriine sea-<on. TNo wins at the tianguld kurnanrnt against Hajlelburr and Cliit.n C.llege establlshedearh .onridence ))espit. s.tbacks ngainsr B.dfor.l and Duhrl.h, the side produ.ed slx li.turies beforeh.lf tern Th. dnna\ to the scasonrt'asa thrilllng 15'13n'in againstBedidd Nlodernnl the Junior.ides sere eqlall! slccessfl,l Ihe Ullr squaclhas bccn1crl poNerful, sorneex.ellent peridmances but on the odd occasicnrlosing gan.s (hj.h th! ilorld har.eexpe.tedto win Th. U1.] Xv h'.re undefeated Th€! are an ortstandnlg sql,id ind hare trequcnth o\ cNh.Lnrd opposjtioni!]th their poiler and pa.e. Ther also enjole.l a !cr] srLcccssful Wjclshtou ai half-term. SedburghTens Th. Seni.r jquad sustajn.d tuloulstanding l.!.1 of .ommihnent. The op|osition Ias of the lighest quilitl in.hrdnrg Qli.ClS !!ak.iir'1.1,Scvcnoaks,St ]osephs lF*vi.h and Nnls and thfee losses,nlcllding a fine ririorr/ ov.r Q.E.C.S.l\hkefield, Nas a superbPerlornul(e. Crickei Tlre club coftnme! tu e\panrl in 5jz. md all agc groups nolt rln t(o sllles triih a neanhgflLl fi\htrlisl. Thc 1stX],a voung inc\ sld€,performedgener;,lllbetter than e\pected {n nrg fi\e and losing tlrree mat.h.s, Simon Bloom an.l Denn \\iilson scored in ex.ess oi 500 tu$ ea.h and Dean scored 2far f NJiddl.s.\ U17 in n charnplonshiprnat.h.-\ fant.rstic.1chielementat nn\'lerel.In rll, the pldling recofdof the Plaved 1{10 llon ,10

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AssociationFootball This fas beena disappointlngseasonfor the club due io a lack of expedenccin alt Lhree sides. The 2Dd XI won 2 and drcw 5 of ften nine marches. The spldi wiihjn rhe ctub ensured that all who went to Holland for Lhe annual Easrer tou had an cxperience to

Hockey Dudng thc fnst half of the seasonthe 1st XI plal'ed cxcellenthockey and affn,ed aihalf, t€rm with an ubeaten record.The game againsta powerful R.G.S.High Wycombeside has ru I or -up4D -\r l. arrd . - i 1 ' d r d i . t h i - r . r c r 1 r 3 ] i i s ,r " , J r e h u g e "nd"d dd'.n.en"debJrhF.rhuJlo^ ., p.rh tL"tei,$i .inr(,.;. o n r e . u n o r , o nr d a e 1 . . . t r o u l . p r ) - . a r r . d p r o - J d - d p p o , , , h + . i J r o r h er e ,1 . Congralulalionsio Kcith Talboi s,ho has been appointedcoachro rhe Driiish Nlac.abiah hockey squad for the 'kwish Olympics" in Israel The squad includes three Otd Haberdashe6inlames Gross,Alm Ho;er and Miclnet Moses.

The Club has enjoyedanolherseasonof ouisiddlng srccessat the seniorlevel.The lsiVI r e r ' i r e d u b e " . e _ J F i d e i p C l . , n v . t r' .u p ( o n D p r i ro n 1 e h r - r p d i r "\ 4 n r r e / .nd reicl,dllFfir rlo,rheW"Jb|d8"pdi1c ocorl;efrio she,e,h1 m",8p-8tr. weie "bearen bJ a stronS*\eno.r 5 coupte.

This has beenanothersuc.essfulseasonfor the fir€ teamsrun by the Club. A11threeage groups retained the Souih-W€st Herts trophies yet agah and noi supiisingly nmy swimmers met wiih fuiher honour in representing ihe area in tht County We did not repeatour successof last vear in the Bathmd olhel Cups bur NichotasChua was Perhaps dle only 1st yeai boy ele to have swum in ihe final of the Bah\ Cup. Li{e Saving Three boys, Ben Broad, Matthew lrish dd Rajen Naihwmi have complered iheir R.L.S.S. U.K. Disiitrtion Mards ihis year Dar-id Th6mson md Angela Birriie have qualified as R.L.S.S.'U.K.Tea.hers as a consequenceof thei work in school. In all, io darc, s;me thilw eight boys have gained 57 R.L.S.S.senior awards ihis year Tonv Seltcrs(o.H.), Chib C . o l d i n I o 8 7 8 8 d J u n 3 . i n . e d r u h e . A - - - s r r ( l i r p - r .D R / w , I b e ? i u - n i n e r o U e c . h o o l o . o n d u . r . \ . 8 r o t u eV e d d l l o n A $ " r d : . V l L h e sl , s n d n d D d r d l h o n , o n r " p . + n - o H e f t o r d ' t u 1 r . r r p a ' r , i n h e R - g i o n i j I i e - " \ " b C o m p e n r o nl . q a u L m l . l h . s , h ^ o l - . e n r o rp d i - r e t a l . e or h e s . n i o ; E o r r cup in the Couty Competition in April. Two biothers, ahris md Alex Wilson, swa; together for thc firsi time. The School's jmioi pair also rciained rhe lunior Boys, Cup on

fte Club can reflect on a numbef of outstandhg icam and individual performances,parti.ularlv hom the U14 and Ui6 athletesjn the Herts l-eagueand morenotablytn or tir\r \nlrre n. -- fngt.h -.hoot. a .; ,. Association'slS.E. knockout cup. Both these tearns qlalified for thc Herts Leagle linal and the area final of the fS.B. At the fiist heeiing of ihc season,the Dr Challoner'sRelays,we had four wiming teams.flrther successfolorved the Old Gaytonims meetins (,here ihe School rciained the trophy ;head of Fl€mel'Aempsicad Sclool ln our Imioi School Meeting at Haberdashers' the U12 and U14 teamsfidshed third out of six schools. Ir prepafAfion ior the 1997seasona group of atfletes from the ]unior and Middle Schiol iravclled to Lryarote. At th€ world famous club, La Sd1ia, t1rcboys took part in an iniensivcweek of warm weaihd training. ctai cittrl! Mtrntu^ h i.l1 tcrpnrin rf Ertihrd inr Innt( yrftol (.lpkn1 al cred RnL'i'1ilnird

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Ai the cn.l of last sumnrerihe U13 team !!on t|e linglish Schools ii.gional Competihon {Sourh).TheU19 team becamethe Naiional Championswith a thrilling lictorv over Kings School,Crantham (champioN n i995 and 1996)inthe final.At the €nd ofnormal iin. th. scorewas 9-9 and at tle end of.xtra rime 11 11.Thc S.hoo1teatu scored the \ital goal afier fnre mn1ltes in the sdden .1eath plav ofi. A fantasti. achievem.nt to beco e National Champnrnsfor th. fiist time. Not surpdsingll., the side is shongly representedai Countv and Naiional level. JamesKattan captainedrhe EnglishJltior Ican in Odenseand alsothe GreatBrihnl Junior Tean. Maiihea' Irish was givcn the samehonou for tlre homc .omtries intenahonal in Sheffield.lamcs Kattin and Aslrlcv Blaketogetherwiih a number of old boys will .epresentCreatBritanlin the Ma.cabilh G.rnes

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ol. l/be,qr.l.r, aung ,L ,h.,rl..rr. ".on.. and Robi Volterwho gainedhalfblucs at Cambridgeand Orford Univcniiics. We a1lwish the Whicr Polo Club an enjoyable and su.ccssful toul to New Zealand and Austalla during thc month ofAugust.

Bddge ThpC.bna 'r.dlL dr.d-ri .r'o.n pi\ 'oru\ |h.. \.^re:'-qu i'.d.rrhe \.rioi" n . ; r a F B , . - l , " o l - ru o i r . i ^ n d l - . ' n r i n - " J . . , e d t i o - c 8 h r h and ihe 'A team .ame forrth, a niere thrcc points behnld ihe $,irxlcrs. Congratulationsto careth Birdsill and JeremyFialko a'ho were selectcdto ioin the crear Britain Under 20 squad anldover Easi.r won the \ational Under 19 palrs.

Th. cllLbhas had mother mostlv s!ccessfulyearbut ihereis a suspicionthat poteniiathas notbeen full'ill.d. ln this respect,our exlt liom The Tines Compeniionat the fnst.eAional stage \!as a disappojntrncnt. Our U14 team nissed wimlng tlie Heris. Championsliip by one point to BjshopsStortford.

I loi!e!e4 orr doninraiionoi Herts.SdioolsChessat SeniorLev.l contjnues,withborh t1r Lii 9 leagre and the klock otrt Cup safe ai Haberdlshers Dr MichaelLelin, I,ho rcriresat thc cnd of this tern, tias bccn Lmequlled for two de.adesin his nanifdd servi.esro rhe illrb as a supcrrisol',o.ganisertuld.notleast,mirnbusdrn er.l\te thairkhim and s.ishhnn ( ellln his rctircmeit.

The Arts The Deparfnienlhas ru sevefalirips for G.C.S.E.and 'A Le!et !t!dcnrs to the sdlterj.s ot London.The gall..j.s in.luded the Tatc,the \drional tu th. Rovdl Acadcnrl ln O.tob.r.35 stLdents travclled ro A.lsterdam and Bmgcs a,hen the) visiicd aI the - n , .u l. i. . 'h-:: r' B . , : . D t o i n g .t r , " ''h,:'!\'\ F . \ r tr ' . . d o , i o " , ,\ .' \ . r "\l . .nn,i .o,opJ c. I r.r'rd, 'irl u r,; -..rb, h6 pd\at. licw was attendedbv in ercessof 10{lpeople. The secondtras nn e\hibition which h.llrded tho and threedirncnsio.dt work bv bo!s. parents,*aff and nlnv othe$ comected s,iih ihc School.It was a gr.nt srccess

In th.Autunn Teft a group ol5rh ind 6ihformers {,eDt io see,,Oedipusihc Kins,,and "Oedipus ai Colonus" at thc Narional Theairc.The .1anrmccrjns oI ttie ctassicali;.ietv r l r ' \ u n r l r ' . ' . F b , t ^ u r ,o . o L l u r , ; t i . . " . V c o u . . ,. : 1 r'oio6, \r-.. n p - .' i Vp,. \trE.,\pr ./;no..tth-p ,n,it, .rpr i4pd rh"o,ro^n. "o", -hr '..-\tF.,r,\'. \\ '., .-r The Easte. term salv the toint Habcrdashers'Aske's CtassicsDinn.r, to $,hich othcr s.hoolsin the arei are irrited. Over I00 gu.sts.atue and.njol,ed not ontv rhe djmer blrt aLsoan entertainnigaft.r dimer ryeechillusrr.ted irjth slnies. - r h " I r - e h u r J , \ - , h e r Hv : . ! r . r o R , . , . I o-"{\...i1n"\.,.

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This year's NIain Schoolprod!.tion "A Midsunmef Night s D.eatu" is on. of thoserare works, llke 'The \'lagic Flute',atlich camoibe pe.ionned too often.It is a pla). trhi.h ch survive a linitless number of interprctationsas long as a'e .an lear ihe a'ords .uking s.nse and .1fkhg musi.. In tlris fine i| the uurd produ.tion, the audien.e alnlc\i ir the s'oods as ih.r en.irded a stag. strew. s,ith leavcs,Stephen Wi kins - assistedon this occasionbv the p.ripatefi. Tim Norton - ga\.e$ the senscand the mllsic The Middle School flalt Toh Sioppard's "On the Razzle" \!as a ironderf lh livclv and witrily ene$isn1gprodu.tion. It was thoroughlr enjovcd bv three flll and appreciativeiudicn .s. The rtay r{as dnected bl' Anthonr Facchincllo and Ariionia Ho$atson. Th. opennig sccnes of both clorvdsofpeopl. rushingaround th. streetsof \ 'provided. glo.ious dd mehofable arav ofcoiout .osturneand enefg\r

DebatinS and Public Speaking Thi-..'d"'i )e" hr-l udu,.J .nel,.cm ..Ir,.t ocoJcn;. dp ot. .pp"r., -.oenl- ! iru."'r-pl'. r.,,l.l.r' \ps \\"r..r'r .,r", .,,; loocked oui four other schoolson ihcir a'jming path to rh. English SpeakingUnion D H b . l - n g , euor k ' ' d l . l h - h \ h o . r . ' . w r I ugr", tn,tr,. t. r " O'fn.l Lnor' lh. ".- r 2 ho. J.l ,- " i .r r-.n,'\ul jrB n,.r no t,. drpd The seasonwas romded off with an outstandingviciorv in ihc Rotary Ctub Naiional Finals.The prizc - a chanceto host a nusic galaat LheRovalAlbcrr Halt. UIeare dctighted to hed that JonathanShapno (O.H.'95)hs been electedpresident of the Cambridge Udon the youngestever to hold thatp.estigiouspost. Modem Languages Edward Mautner (1906-1997) Teddy Mauiner $'as a mere 86 wh.n ice first net.I had wrftren an arti.te in rhe Otd Bovs, Magazin. about our prograNtu of exchangesand l finished witf an inrftarion to anv;nc \ . \ . I g L \ - r o - p o n - u r' r ' . , e B r . . r o p u r l . r o A a i n . r . l r A . n^" ^rLr e rhu.o,, -or ." \ F i b - . . .r o l d r " L d t | . ' , { , o i r ' ; \ 4 \ 4 d u , e ";",,\d..",ep the day he irorkcd in the Ciy and would nor be at hone. Hc was, incid;ntallv, not ro retire from siockbrckingmtjl four lears laier To meci him was to reet a mal of considerablesiaturewho combineda seriousness of purpose rrith a great senseof fu. He had travcll.d extenslvelyhimselt and was ro conijnueto do so,includnrga hip to Austialia {,herc hâ&#x201A;Ź irould seehisncighborr, Donald < d4 o.r..rn . l i l " B u rL p h , \ . r . ^ t p p n . t , c r u u p . p , . . h u , t l . ; " - . u r r ! - d r u 'lh. r. . r p p eo F e t . r i i d o . ut .d\. I rprh,.hh og.nd...--.r,.p F i i L r J " " . lw . d . u \ - , r d . n u . I h e , , , , ' l d r i , . t e i B c a . . h , o - e . ^ ; . u his tralels acrossEuope, and n1particular "A Time of cifis", irere a constanlsou.e of Having pror.ided the 'Edrvard Mauher Travel Crmt' he ('ould aa,aft rhe projeci and r p o - rf r n r r h F l . . r i a o i d - . ^ , r , r ri p. r i ^ - .\ 4 F e h nI; e r e r u . . i p o r e J . :9. .o nFr..d tL.l d-.n'F r-a f l8an,3P .lhFqr Jol oL. ic,l -r..\ a m.oc rhcinr q IF..-.- -ho1ttb.r"- -.:r,.,. nte,\irh I outL.LIFw'.' p. L- .. . d \eli.q. . ro.\. u. ,h-F e,i ,nd. ^,.u -", projcci.At the sane nhe ihcrc was no hint of delighrcdrhis lear (,fen . n r h f u n . . u - F or h eg i n ^ , o l I r h p g . u ,r . r p - d . u . . . t rr.".t;-.-o."r. rl h p .1 l olc '. o.r,n:, \' d., " : " , r another Arother l1t,pil had hclped to re.onstruci Fr.nch his6ric buildings, visft.d Saland.a, s'hiclr allorled Mr Mautner to recalihis own visits tlien. His love of yoft1g peoplewas dcmonshatedin ihe l.ssons he attendeddLrins his visits. $l l- " jw t u,o.\-. r"\.tdrr-dsnre-oot--.rnJn;.r. out. fl., r' Ind$r' p-p r,d ro.uoiF.r r.err"r" p " . . n i . o - r , r , r i , , r i .,.t ' ; . i o 'Wie tron ihe tust form. The ansrler to the question att sind sie?,+rer.hed boih ih. hrguisiic .ompetenceand ife nnaginationof the U vear olds. He had such d easyand ffpobpous mamer dd a mischievoussenseoI humour L\at his tessonsrverc a great By name and by birth hc iras Edwardian,rvhich meansin llaberdasherrermsthai he was at schoolinWcsibereRoadin Hampsieadand that he was taughrby atl thehousemasters whose names are immoitalised in the Housesat Elsiree.Onc of rhem, he iold me, had chlnged his nare for fear oftidicule, bui alasI have forgott.r wlxch one.He alsocnjoyed passingdonnlhe lne of Headmastc$ jr the Old Refecioryand rccalting ihosc he hld lnown. As wiih manv tiicks of nenorv h. knei! ryell the fecent ones dd those of scven dd eight decadesago.

Irp.\a- .,.lcn_,onp \a-lhu.. Jl 4- r) il,u r\ph.olhet""dfo'6er. ..t .".. h - ' d rd i m . r - b . . b ^ \ . d . l e . . i l u ) , O l d B . r . r r - e \ . l o o . L l i . - . p r i . n d gfeat nephew also aitendedthe School.I know little ofhis real existenccin the Citv bui I do lnow that whaiever he dnt he {,ould delight bv his charm, his enthusiasm;d his gencrosrtyor sPfrt. '\J. f.'l o r ( n o p o . i n n t ^ ^ n h . b u . F .g ? n r u r r h i - L i r d ^ ".c,. < . id In. F..hoo s. uld o" \e1 p .a.-d o her r,on .ou

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Even without the regular performancc of the new first yeai, this vear,s Autunm Concert D r o r i d F d_ o o u l m i \ t o r r a r ; n u o p , t b u ) - r o o . - \ u : . d n d . . h o o . o I . . - . d . / p l , F l r " < e r u oO r - .h . - n , h i r h \ 4 - u o ' r L J . p. -to-n -b on tr| p l. ts,. J rdJpl p other ltems included Albinoii's Adagio for Strings,walron,s March rmp;rjal, ihe tazz Bdd md Senior Brass.Other highlighis inctuded iie SecondOrchesrra,snterpieraiim of a compilationof famous Mozart themes,thc Aske'sSngers perfoinance of Bach,sAir on a G st jng and the debut ofthe new ChambcrChoia In additjon kr the Autum Concert, there was the usual busy pro$amme of .oncerrs hei€ at S.hoollhroughout the year.The SpringConceriwas a sptendidoccasionoffeing a rich variety ofmusic, focusingexclusiyelron thrce compose.s,Mozart, Brftrenand Copldd.

Work Experience Well over 200 mcmbersof ilre fifth dd Sirih Forms have mderiaken l,ork experience this year, mostly n the U.K. bui also as far away !s pakisian, rhe U.S.A. andvarjous European comtries. fhe areas of work which are chosen dc d inreresting refiection on ihe curreni stedlng among yoLmg Haberdashers of careemin rhese areas: . Fhance .lounaljsm/Radio/Tv/Eniertaiment . Business/Marketirg/Retailing . Mcdicine/ Dentjsi.y /Vcierinart, Work .Computels/Engin€edlg/Meufacture a La{

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Conparison with receni yees shows finm.c md rhe media sraying at the iop of the popularitv stakes md the inieresi in medical cdeers remairo high. Th." populdiiy of taq, has d€.hn.d a little in recert l€ars. The Schoolis atwayslookng out foi tuther;ffels of possibleplacements, the more popular iareer areis. If you are able to help pleasecontactRogerWakelv the Industrial Fellow,at the School.

Young Enterprise aciivities rvere rcviialiscd this academic year with the establishment of iive enthrsiaslic compmies. They i{erc piofessiomlly assisied bf, indush.iat advisers tlom the local commuity Boys d€monstrated greai enrrepreneuiai nde, deierminarion J J mnr h e \eh-g up'hp.n-oaru,-. nx- -\o.."d,".hg -narF,dpjtd o t r r o r n g L , o o nr i o n p r \ ' d r n d d . \ e r c o m n g p - o b t e n \ r - - o i " r e d $ r i p e \ o m e i rdr(etirg p,udu,r de."^pner'r dd nr- r 'uc,p* ut c^rpdnje- oe;on"hdtcd excellcnt team work dd leadeiship, whilst in oihers senior nanagers were sacked and

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Despite gaining promotion for the fiIst time sirce ihe creation of the leagues, 1996/7 was a disappointing season for O.H.R.FC. - with ihe lst XVs elevation merely thc resuli o{ Leagucrestructunng, whJst poor avaLlabiliiy led to rhc cancellation of a number oI 'Ex A XV Barnes.Howevâ&#x201A;Źr, the club should focus on the number of positive aspects of the season most notably ihe rejuvenaiion of ihe 'A XV under Rob Greeneand the fine form shown by a number of players thrown ir'rtothe spotlight in the absenceof many oI the starsofthe previousseason.In this rcspect and perhaps most crucia11yIor the coming season,the club leamt that it Mn dt 1997 tsh! M laft fn hds!) was not enough to rcly on the perfomance of a small number of \.ery taicrltedplayers, and tlrai there is no substitutefor taining and regular availability. D : , p i l ef o o d p o r r o r n . n ! e :U -r e c e r tr e J r o -r l o o o T s a , J l s . r y - e o i n e t u b e , l \ Lrg n ne lor rl-eL luo h ith r'le dcTirru,eof r\^o o rl-pp e\ iou: )F;' - br, k row - Le\.ine and Davies.Ho 'ever, injudes disrupted the seasonto an ever greater extent,with the resr t that the side played in an extremely disjointed ma ler and failed io force home advaniagesin a number of games thai l^,ere there for the taking. Indeed, this was not surprising given thaibetween them stah'ads of the previous year (Beagley,Davies,criffiths (D), Levine, Giffiths (A) and Bannister)played only 15 games- comparedto 150the previousyear. 'Thrl rhe.lub boun,pd ba.l frum.uch lo--e. i-.r Arc". I'ibJle !u r-t-Fqudtir\ ut plr\ er. r i5Ln8lo lh^ cl-rllenqcin ll-F l.t IV. ano F\, cpl onrl per.orr"aicc, $ ere Lumed in all year from Larder and Sjnmons, whilst the whole hearted effots of Rrc\p-, <,o1. .rnd WhilalL wHremuch .lore.,pprecijredb) ptdycr. th.rntou.Nine e\oert-. Howe\er.aqdinprdF or plrcc mLr-tBo t. our mad qu-5 e hooler Pete Hurln who ha. ihe fi Aure.headoI lhe bF-tiiorr five in rhe l e d S U e , n J p \ e n b ) , i , . t . r n J d r d - i , , L n r . t d t e d " r c , o r d r u n b e- lr:o. .t h c 5i n l h e C u b . , a u . e . O J r - i d F , h ep . r . l . p F r o . m a ' r c e*-e r e l F c -c l e - ( r h h r r ) _t ' r . j r ' n prc\ ioL )e. r. bLl Birrejd .rndBroo\eboth.Jnrrbu.pd ,ome {ooo edne. at fly-half," Charles was solid (and pt mo(e solid), and Cameron, Djaba and

return oI Davies and West, but more importantly with a rcalisation that hard work is required to return the sori oI results the Club s undoubted talent Such an ethic was the basis on which the 'A XV's season wasbased,and credit must go to the side for their improved peformance following the disasiers of 1995/6. Availability and team-spidt were outstanding - with Donnohoe, Murphy, Femer, Corney, Hughes, Crawford ard

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Hogg leading the way. However/ pride of placâ&#x201A;Ź must go to skipper Rob Greene who overiame ihe loss of vice-captain Hopkins and the hurdles presented by a thick Idsh accâ&#x201A;Źnr to pur the team_backon the road to recovery The key now - ror .omc plrycrc no lo.lAerrequ-Fd r e g !a r i \ b , l l - e L i \ 1 t o . p r e r d r h ; i r . l i l l - d n d experienceamongst the'A's. The'Ex A,s suffered as a result of injuries and poor availability higher up the Club and h;d a numbe-oI game. .d1.elleddt ,horr no,i,. in spite of the valiant efforts of Stuad Pards, Neil Hughes and Howard Lancaster. Such a .ifuahor i Jrac(eplJblearo t'le (lLrb- -n.iin prioriiy in 199718must be ro ensurethreesides go onto the paddock every Saturday as otd finbr bmk ,arr tht sd urt ,t th. ftrr../I ,J,rr otherwise player base will start being er6ded. In llu'.p.peci,lr., j pl.ryeFto nJl; them.Fl,e.dvait.rbtF",oilen d. Do,,-ble f fo- qhi, h e\ ( r s de rhe) Jre cl.o\ n/, sJpp,,-tlhp Ctub- \ d.iour ro-idi c\ enrs and pleasedrag a friend dowll to play.


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Presidâ&#x201A;Źnt1997:Simon Gelber Captain 1997rKeith Davies Old Habcrdashcrs'Crickci Chb had a mixcd scasonin 1996, b'ith the 1st XI agah iailhg to register the consistcrcyleaguesuccessrequiles,bui the 2nd XI at lont last gained the much desen'ecl promotion to Division 2 oi the Herts. Leatue. It remarnsto be seen u,hetherthe higher standard of zrd XI crickei f ill be slfiicient to ensure furthel successfor the Club in its 50th allnivelsary season.


In many ways 199rrsllmmcd up the nature of Old Habs.spoft in rccentscasons,rvith se\'eral outstanding O HC.C 1\ s D.,U,ltLt199i wins and i.dividual peiformancesbeing lvasted as inconsistencyand poor availabilitv resulied ln an equal number oi losses ai the hands of weak oppositjon.fhe situationis mosi poiSnantl)'demonstratedblr the eventsof t{'o weeks in August - when O.H. firstl)' scored262 to tie with leatue champions Rickmansrvorth,and thâ&#x201A;Ź'l1were dismissed foi 75 bv releqation candidates B d ^ . k . s J c l -n . r - i - . , \ ! J ' J h L ' . . o r . p i r r u . r p J b . u t i r - u - u n g . d . off, suggeststhat the Club's immediaic ambifions mav u'ell be limited to a jn Positionin the top half of Ilivision 2. This targei was not quiie achieved 1995 where a plaving rccord of 6 $,ins and 5 lossesmeant thai ihe Club finished 10th in thc tablc.Although a secondsuccessive againsithe Schooland somegood iorir resriltsmeant ihai the overall 1stXI record was much more healthy.

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Two batsmenstood outin 199arr SteveLarder and Simon Fiiend. Larder a former Somersetplayer topped the a\-erages $'lih 259lea$e rrnls ai 43.16,includinS an outstanding 76 in the amazint run-chase against l{ickmanslvorth. Friend, howel'er,was leading run scorcr'- r'ith a 100agairst Old Camdenianshelpin8 ploducc a season'stotal of,l45 nn$ - as hell as anotherexcellentseasonbehind the stumps. ElsewhereWellard made nurs (as usual) before departing to thc more exoiic clirnes(asusual) and a1lthe otherbaismenhad their moments $.ith Charles' destruciion of Bayford's clock living in the memory. However, innhgs of the season (,as undoubiedl), Arner Aslam's 79 off 41 balls against Northampton Exileswhich tumed a typical O.H. batting collapsenlto a match r{inning situation.


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lndeed, ihe outlook Ior the Club's jubilee seasonlooks relatively optimistic Biven the excelle.ntperformanceof the 2nd Xi in 1996. After ttuee near misses Robert Wheal finally guided the side io promoiion 'ith 12 r,'ins in 17 gamesensuring secondplace behind Prestonand somewell-deseivedcelebraiions.Will Russellwas again the mainstay of the batiint .hilsi Gelber, Wise, Cra 'ford and Leh'is proved too good for most opposingbatsmen.Behind the stumps the effeNescentHaffner had a good year and other newcornersChita:l Pateland ShoaibAli had p(omising performances.Robertshould

however iake great credit for thâ&#x201A;Ź years of cffott that he has put into the side. Whilst thc lst XI disapponrted,the 2ncl tcam's promotiorl can be seen as fu-rther evidcncc of ihe progressrnadeby the Club in recentycars - although .-\' JL * 'e .,oh\ ur .l e pl"\ r-B ,. n'oc - ,rg;. -tthat some ne -blood will be nccded (as $.ell as a spnuerl) if further progrcss is b be made in rhe comtllt years, - . . . , . . - . . o r l d b e i r r1 s r , \ . J . ^ , r l - e u . e F l :rt r r . l i e ir f o p - r ' r . o r L , \ r i , F r r d e f . [ , u . tF Club and I can onl)' thank the followins for their suppori asain last year. Rick Hanis - an outstanding vice captainand good aLcoholdecaihlete RobertWheaI and lockv Crarrford for the srnoothand slccessfulrunning of the sccondieam. Simon Lew for puttnlg out a conpetiiive and improving 3rd tcan1,and Alan Newman and thc othel mcmbcrsof ihe committeeIor their timc and effori. Also ailain $-hefewould rve be withoui orr scorer \\l'R. Tanner or our foui excellent umpires [4essfs. Whittenbur)', Hards, Wheal and LiddinSton. Finallv thanks io the ne Gelbs,I hope that peoplc give hil1l ihe support he dcscrvcsin nraking 1997a special,vâ&#x201A;Źarfor the Club: - ; !-

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This il'as Habefdashers' third competitive season in the Arthurian League, and after a transitionalseasonlast year,the Club had much to prove. For the 1st XI, Septemberand October'sresults iold their own story - just two godl- Loncedpon d fi\e n,ilcl^hinninS -l-ca\. lre rey lo lhe -u,ce,, n.rsr ipoer E\.rn. derern-ndfior Lo-ncn#re.l n-'dfield.Lr,ingiull bdc\- prr,hilrs J p i r t o d e m ^ ' e r r d i t o n a . 4 - 4 - 2 f. t i . s e n e d l o p l u t t h e g r p . l \ a r h J ; r.uldemined Habs' over-committedattacking game of the past;;d squeezed oopo.itior po-.e,. o r :rio error:.DFcp'lpbei rg depr.\ed lh-or,ghoulLhc-ed.on oi Van n"g..nrr (enre hJ t. L'lepdirirg oi Siiro r Vort"i o.dni.l,'a to ney provided a reliable combination ln the centre oI defence,playing in a1lbut one of the fixtures. The 1st XI, as wcll as discoveringhow to close teams dowr, hact also solved another major flaw from last yeaHinning away hom home. The Croxdale Rord turfl dd ncqL;edacerldinrcpuldrionirp.e\iuu-seJ\o-b orcomeunc\er b u r n , e / ' n o r e r u t , h a r r n l 8 - 1 0 l - o , d d )r o r e d , \ I n r o rr r o n C \ i g w ei , w l x .t is in Essexandso was hstanily dismissed).The insinuaiionwas that Habs'could only play a scavenginglongball gamethatfell apat on a good surface.Bui wins at Wellingbofough, Wykehamists, Harrow and Aldenham proved that a rouch of silky footwork was not beyond us. The aerialdomillaiion of Evansand Brcarley made for more possession to work the flanks, whilst Wellard scored some Iine goals from set pi€cesand long range. By February, the lst XI had only lost two league games and wer€ set for promotion. But the ambiiion to 80 on and clinch the tirle was obvious and a thumping 5 2 victory sealed the trophy on the last day oI rhe For the 2nd XI, the pattern was alsoclear,ifless appealing.Mosi weeks seem to result in either a spirited fist halt only ro a11ow the opposiiion a goal fiurry late in the game, or more frustratingly, lose out to the odd goal jn ihe dying minltes. Despite the occasionalmoment of glory (skipper John Burry's hat bick in ihe local derby +4 scrap against Aldenhamians), ChrisLmascame and went leaving fie 2nd XI in searchoI iheir

Th€ 2nd XI fina11yfound successin Januart beating Foresters,of all teams, 3-2, one of the stronSest cLubsin the LeaSue.Yet, two heavy defeats at the hands of Salopians and Ardinians completeda dlsmal seriesof away fixtures and a seasonof near missesand punishing losses. Amongst the hi8hs and lows of lea8ue outings came the annual SchoolMatch, which saw a wnl,loss and draw for the 1sts,3rds and 2nds rcspectively. As always, ihis is a fixture which is keenly contested, and remains an important link between pres€nt O.H. players and the future of ihe Club's next SLOIED DRAI'1AT]CALIY gen€mtion. WORKO\ S].o|.iEfiENCE

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Presidentand Acting Secretary:Michael BEAMAN, Bower Cottage,Rooks Hill, Loudwater Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 4HZ. Captain:Alan NEWTON, Dolphin Lod8e,Lolidvrater Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 4HQ. Two resdts towards the end of the 1996 seasonlifted the spidts oI rhe cou Society mernbers.In ihe trianSllar rnaich agajnst Old Merchant Taylors and U.C.S.Old Boysthe O.H. teamhanaged to finish level on poilts rvith'the laftet though bsnlg io ihe former. Encouragedby this slight improvemenr over the previous year, the team also went one better in rheir fixture agahsr Chorle].wood Colf Club: faom a tie in 1995to a threematchesio one victory. Sadlv,this did noi lead to an incrc.sed inierest in competing at the Society,s Autumn Meetjnilat Ashridge.Indeed,so disappointingrvasthe number wishing to atierd that the organiscrshad no option b11tto cancelthe event and to redrink p a r - ' o t l r r ' o l l o ri r s a u J r r n . l t . - r o p e d . \ r rr - * i r . h l J l e L e . r . ' d : ( r J 5 . L o l i C l L . b . rO r ,t o b +) . r J t h , \ e j h r l l . l t r d . t .m r u c hl r g e r F r t D .A l . s , r u . r sho11]d help, togetherrrith greatervalue for money as far as food is concerned. The 1997seasorlbeganon Mal.ch22nd with the traditional fixture at Hunstanron. A reasonablystrong O.H. team battled gamelv a8ainstthe stiffbreezeand some velyexPeriencedopponents-Most matcheswere close,but ai the lunch breakwe ,erc facing a 'whiter\'ash'lFortunatelt at leastJereny Cibb listenedto his own exhortaiionio ihe team to try a liitle harder in the afiernoon:he and his parhler were the only O.H. winncG on the day, But as always it ras a r,vondcrhrlly enlovaolcoccasron. Our PresidenLMichaelBeaman,made his inteniionsclearfor the 1997seasonbv s il']rinB l-c 5oinJj VeFrir-q Hrrpe ror r. h it I lc.. I r ren rne ru'Urer-:!. " Antl next cane ihe first of the triangular matchesat Moor Park, agahst the Old MillhjlliansandtheOldLyonians.Againtheteamsrrcceededinai'oi.ling,hat

,,ffi seened to haYebecometheir on far too manr recentoccnsions, that of inishhg h third placc.This tin]c it was \!ith the I-yoniansthat a tie r| as achie\-e.l,though the llillhillians beatus both. Rain alnost curtailed the annrLalaixtureagalnstthc School,also at l,Ioor Park Hoireler, it relentedsLrificientlvfor all tour mntchesto finish, \\,ith the School team,made up of rl1asters Dndbovs,wnming bv tllo and ihree qunrterpoints to one and a quartcr.(Thc quarter poiits need someexplanationaorfegular golfers ac.ushrne.l orrl) b hal! e.sat the LeastlThe O.H. te.m was one rnan short,so one ol thcir tcanr plaved two opp.rnentssimldtaneollsl)' losing igrifst ofe and hahing aganlstthe oiher.Sirce thefe\\.asonlv one point to be worl in toial, a hali polrlt rvent to thc S.hool for hin.nrg one ard a quarter poirli 'r.' i b ihe O.H. anc:tto tllc S.hool for h.l1 ing the otbei ganel Sonow vou know thc answer to the qucstnrn'N h.. is a half onl) \'.rrth .r !uarter?')l Thc l9r)7Summer\leeting .t Hendon in Junewas rvon bl'Ad.ln \4usikant,with -igr f. r Lre.I.. -.\r.rr..j. r .-o.lp1--l \\)-pl .-i.t ^f.i. jn the number of conpetitoE o\'er tlle prcvlous though r\'e l\.oLrldha\'. !ear, ljk..rdto have seenquite a few morc. We certainh'hop. for in excellenttunout at Cclr.rrds Cross of October 23rd for the last compctftion of ihe season,the Autumn \1eeti.g. Finalh, thc last res!lt just avail.ble at the tim€ oi going to prcsssaw lhe pattern co.tifujng ot tvjng Nitf .]r1etenn \^.hilelosin8 to the othe| jn the idangular .\ cnts. ln JuL\,ihe Cl.H.tean nanailed for the iirst timc for quiie a ie$. _vears to hdcltheCl.N,l.T.pla\'erstoatie,bLrt\^'ereloscrs(rnthisoccrsjontotheUC.S.Olcl BoVs. Our thanks go n) elerylne who hns worke.l to strenilthenthc So.idtv o\ er the past vear. In pnrticul.rr ihel go b \lichael Beanan for hls manr hours or secrctalial.1!iies anci orgafisational natters. There arc hcDlth! sigrls ihat the le\el of iiierest in the Socief is hcrcasint and w{] hope thri all nembers l\ill trke every opportunit| to encourageothers nr join. Those rlishing to do so shouldconiaciNlichaelor nvseli at the adciresses sho$'nabove. Atai NEUITON


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Presid€ntrAlan MORRIS Vic€ Pr€sident:Dr E.H. (Charlie) AMSTEIN Captain: Charlie FREEMAN Captain Small-bore:John FREEMAN Treasurer: BarryC clR\S Secretary:PeterWINNEY 19aKensinston cardens Bath BA1 6LH Tel€phone:01225339417 The Old Haberdashers'RifleClub has a wide rangeof membersftom thosewho -foit 1..Sr!;1tr. I Bi.le' i., Ino-e11h. k.cp rr l^Lch on.F d )e", i po-Lote.rl l h e n r l l : , c r h o . l . \ p F r d , , M . . c h h . d o n A - h b L ' t o rD r ) . At ihe end of the full borc seasonlastyear the O.H.R.C_r\,onthe Herrs.Club \ , 1 . r' 1l , ! h , l l n e o r \ i t r b e o r ^ ' g r n : L n 8r l - i - \ e . , r . e , e r t . 1 j . i "nd .rluay- r !c "\ fflerdli p..r-lllr h, rou'ld ^'l thc.e.Fo1. The two teamsenteredin the London and Middlesexhave had a successful year The rules provide Ior teamsof six with the best Iive scoresio count. Th€ com?etitionis shoi over threerorinds during the r00 l. l0n0\.rrJ.'l'irg \ .oLnd. du-lne ". \ cr) lLigr b rhe fir.r rv o Aor' . nd \4a\ rnd rh. ,l.i o -oLUo n lu rp un.r - gt-rt1t"r"i" scoresdespitea fifteen minute wind at 1000ya;d O . H R . a . B l r . r ' n L n- l - e dr u p o t D i \ i . i , , n4 d t . e e o r . t F e r r r - o r e o t \ e \ i 8 h e . i r h J t D r \ i . i o l l r f u u ' l o r s ) \ J \ 4 o ."ri i - . i r o l u d 2 J o h r l - r F r . r ' l d r o in round 3 it was Bob Woodside.Clearly a well balancedream and a mer+ed ThF 'A' ledrr f I- reo .pr.rd l. tne Hj -lp.t-rreI tub, VJ. \ doh r, a \. r\ eood r e , u r lr o o $ i r g l r o n o r i o r a f t . h I ' n b i D i \ i - o r 2 a - r e . - r r v o r r , l r . o e r finished the competition a personal3rd and 4rh. Andv Dawson 500 $.ith 54 V bulls and Tony Dawso. also 500with 61 V bults: a tiny marsin. The personaltst and 2nd (hom other clubs) scored503 and 502,of a maximim possibte52: and an indication oI the closenessof the competition.Andv Dawson u,as also top of the 1st Division in round 2. T}e Clubt annual Meh.ic cornpetitionon 29rh]une was postponedas ii co incided wjih an invitatiorl to shoot small bore on the Sihoot rallee on Olo Boy- Dal. lt {". r l-rpp) n-eeh'l,thirn Al"r V.. , urE n.-nr. nrt. l- .pl\ c. r t' o .e.rr-.on-i.tirg or .r rir or Boy. a rd tltc,"Bo1.. ii.r. teams m11sthave been very well selectedas they were very ivenlv matchedand the final scores*'ere within a Ie$, poiits. The Club alsoentersa posial shoot of rhe British SchoolsSmal,boie Rifle Associauon.This year the team r{'ereionrt 6th with Monmouth School Vets.The standardolcompetition appe;rs to to have been veryhighr,tth fouj possiblesscoredb], mcmbers6frival teams. The O.H.R.C. enters rifle events and as a Club it's activities are not direcilv aflectedby th€ futile and penal U.K. legislationenactedagainst the law abiding pisiol shooters,although many individual memb;rs of 'he Cluh r'irectlJ.rt fte pre,FLert r.^ irg beirq,e., propo-jl"'F o l L - t r e " l e c . a t u r t o f r e . . , . . h e e 3 " u . . , , f f i r c a r n . - b 1r e , p o . b t e citizenscan be expected.It mav be that in the not too far distani fuiure this column rvill be reporting the results of virtual realfty L_M.R.A. maichesor an Ashburton hostedin ihe Pasde Calais. PeterWINNEY

TheHockevClub hascxpandedits fixturessomewhatthis year owint to dcmand from the plaiiels.The gamesare very nuch "friendiies" but have been played at a high standard.We have beci foriunaie that the Headmasier has allowed us to play our maiches on the School astroturf pitch. Tha ieams have been composed pledomhanuy of Old Botrs but also included sixth formels and siafi. The quality of the matcheshas be€n enhanccd considerablv by th€ ercallent umpirinij, especiallythat of Dave Tremainc,who nay be k1o$,n bcttcr kr the S.S.Lin the C.C.F. Our first match \r'as atainst thc Creat Britain side for the MaccabiahGam€s. Despiiebeing somewhatoverascd bv the oppositionfor a few minuteswe soon r€aiisedthat they had no morc cxperienceot playing toteiher and ve had the best of a I 1 dra\^',lvith RichardYeabslevscorinSour toai. Afier ihis first gatheing it becamecleal ihai we would not have ploblens pufthg together teams since everyoneenjoyedfie gameso much. The next Week providcd a tremendolrsgam€ of hocke)'.Andrew Keenleysidc b.oughta teamftom St.AlbansH.C. ihatcontainedsomeplayersoft.ue class.The lead changedhands file innes in a crackingmatch (the auihor uses this word advisedlysincesev€ralhours lvcrc spent in casualtyafterwards).Thar rve stayed $.ith them $.as creditable eiough, bui (re nearly won 4 3 rintil a flourish in the last b{o minutessaw thcn win 5-4.ChrisDunant had a fantasticgamein goal(despirc the scorcline),and our goalsrverescoredby JamieMitchcll (2), Guy Shofeyand \,latt Stupple. In the matchagainstthe Schoollst XL ihere$-asa reluctanceto dcfandk) the extent that RichardDownes$'aseffectivel!on his oa.n atihe back("I cancopelviih thre€ ofthem no problem,but..."),Despiieihisrveproved too strongfor ihe boysand rar1 out 6 3 winners,wift two goalsapiecefrom ShalrnFenton,Cuv Shorevand Jamie Mitchell. Our final match l'as againstHanpst€ad & Westninster's5ih XI srho h'€rea \'ery rvell drilled sidean.l lookedlike iaknlgus apart.Despitetrailing 0-2at halfiime t^'e sharedihe goalsin th€ secondlmll finally going down 2 4. coals were scoredby Ion Rudoeand Jer€m,vBuIIows.This maich showedthe qualitiesfiat i!-pifiedthe side - deiermination,competitiveness and lois of mouth. Next seasonwe hope for a similar sei Lrp,wiih matchesstartingat 11a.m.on each Sundai,moming h March Hop€fullywe lvill haveprocureda kit bv then- th€ plan is for a marcon top, rvliie shortsand hoopedsockslikc fiose of O.H.R.nC. If an)'oneis inrerestedn1 phyhg nexi seasonand/or in buving ihe kit, please contaciMichaelY€abslevc)l David Tremaineat thc School, rvho have khdl)' agreed (in prhciple) io sharing the basic administraiion. We haveno r€preseniatives of the years1979-84 at presentind are hopeful that hockeyp1ayc6


just leavhg university $'ill make coniact. acrld rl\ ' ,-ee regul.r- I.or 1.. ..d., ', r-e moving so somc ne$.blood I'ould be Yerv h e l . n m e l i n a l \ d J r B r h J r| ) o u . o J n i e Mitchell $'ho hclped me greatly in puttin8 togethcr il€ teams. leremy BURROWS

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Obituaries Douglas S. BAKER (1920-2s) Doug Bakerfell asle€pon 3rd July 1996ai the $and old ag€of 88.He enteredthe Schoolin September1920(r{ her the fees\\rere{7.00per tcrml) and ii -asSchool and the Old Haberdashersthat {'ere to influenceso much of his liIe. It 'as at school that his sportinSprotress bcgar. He was a keen boxer - School under 7 stone 71b. champion in 1924, the year he .rvasa 'ardcd his boxjng colours.However rutblr r\rashis gamc,.ldrough he never playcd for the School lst XV lt \a'ason schoolin 1925thai he immediatelybecamescrum hau of the O.Il.R.F.C.lst XV He x,as partneredat fl!' half bl, Cecil Burch (1915-23), a combinationthat lastcd for se\.enye.lrs to the seasonof 193132 a pcriod rhat included the best pre-war season192627. (l'24 \'V19 L5 Pts 401-1ar8) Being an "Old Haberdasher"meant so much to him. IIe .asproud ol his School and relishedihe Iact that he couid accountfor at leastt\a'ehc other peopleeither as .llrcct lamilv or relatedby maniage anro .ere"Old Haberdashers". He 'as a regular attenderof the DccadeDinners beginning \4,iih the pre 1930 reunion in 1968- krroun by Nm as the "Old S$,eaisDimer". Laicr, in 197.1he $.asto instigatewith Tan,his son (19$ rnl) thc F.thers and SonsDjnners. Apart tlom liugb!, Dout also excelledat other sports.In his early vears tennis .as a passiorr.He \a.onmany tournamentsjn ihe 1920sat the Phoenix La\,vn TennisClrib olten in partnershipr{ith hjs old ftiend A.(Bill) Bajlev (192025). In his retircmcnt he took up borvls, again whninil manv trophies, ai the Pinner Bo1rlsClub of which he lvas electedChlb Capiain and the Club I'resident. On lea\.jng school hc erlteredNational Provincial Bank at their Golders Creen Branch. His careerflourished and he rctiied jn 1968 as the Dcpury Re$strar. Durhg thc \ /ar he served h'ith the l,ioneer Corps ser\-int overseasr,ith the M.E.!r.and PA.l. Force.Finally he bccnmea StaffCaptain at the lvar Office. He was n dedicaied Freemason,a tirelessrnemberof the East and WestLodge and he roseto high oifice 'ithin the order of Freemason4. in 1933he marded Marjorie Weller aj1dthey shafcd52 \'erl, happy and devoted years together Noihnlg gave them more pleasuretlran to receivethe Queen's Teletram on the occasjof oi their Diamond Uridding. N{v fathcr !r,asan rinsefish man, of kind and Benile disposition,. meticu]ous marl yet s,ith a delicioussenseof hunrour. He is sadly missedbv all his manlr friends and famih,,my mother Maiorie, mv sisterJacquelhc,sor-nrlaw Michael Kimbcr (19,15-52), mvseu, my lvlfe Alison and all his grandchjldrenio rrhom he rvasso special. Hc was in iruth a lovelv man. lan D. Baker Sidney L. BAXTER (1921-28) Djed peacefuilyon the 19th August 1996,he 'as in his 87th year.Apart tuon1 being vice captaln of the School and gaining an Oper Exhibition to lesls Collete, Cambridge,Sidnelrl ras a genuineall-rounderon ihe sportin€ificld. He plavcd for the Schoollst XV, rvascaptah ofAihietics, Secretar.I'ofthe Tennis

Clrib, was in thc SchoolSwimming Vlll, as well as RegimentalSergeantMajor tr{4renhe came do\^,r1hom universiit rvith a 2r1dClass Honours Degreejn the M:theriatical Tripos,he had addcd a half-blllc for lacrosseto his othd sporting It s,ould appearthat he startedhis teachhg careerat WaterlooGrammarSchool, before molint trr Dorcr Collcge, wherc he \4,as2nd Lleutenant in thc college O.T.C.jn April 1939.loining the jnfantry in Sepiember19:10, be becamegr.ulnery instrucior of the R.A. Schoolof Survey Ior the peiod 1941-45.In 1915he \\.ent overseaskr India/ becominSa StaffN4ajor,before his demobilisationh Januarv 1960.Ile becameHeadmasterof Wiliam Ellis Schooland bv the time he returned to Brighion, Edith and he had cclcbratadtheii Dianond WeddnrgAnniversarir The\,s,e1eboth remenbered by gcnerationsof their staffand rnany fonnerboys, ai the Tha.ksgilirrg Serviceirr Augusi 1996 Alan R. BOVINGTON (1940-49) Alan passed away at Chard on Autust 1996 and .as buried in Taunton on August 7th 1996 surrounde.:tby immediate members of his famih' and solne A1an,a as vice -capiajn of t1'reSchooljn 1948and Edibr of the Skl'lark. He was a regrilar member of the O.H.R.F.C.'A XV makhg his lsi XV debut on Boxin8 Dar' 1950at leston-Super-Mare. He conthued, usualy nr the'A X\r as pack leader,but captahinS the side h 195155 and 195556, before hanging up his boots in December1963,in the Ex'B'. FIealso made 39 seniorappearances in thc O.H.C.C.1stXL After schoolhe lvent to dre lmperial gainedhis 8.A., B. Sc., \ . R . ( . <( . f r t . ) r d 1 , , . rn , r B r r ' . 1 . r r ' . r . Ile follo$.ed this .iih a disinrguished 16 )'ear career at the North Thames Gas Board culminatnrSin beint AssistantSecretaryto the Boardand managel of the ManaSementSenices DepartmentAiter a three )rearstint at Dexion he became Depaltmental Planning and Programmint Officer of the Greater London Colulcil. He Ieft London to become Director oi Plarning of,Ajlglian Water Arithoriiv ivhere he n'as responsible for fonvard planning, services, 'ater resourcesa.d the compuier specificabonand hardwdre selection.He took earlv reLirementand ueni to grol{ rnushroomslvith his beloved x,ife, Chert at his sidein Chard. He and Chen,vwere blessedblr the birth of t .ins and it \r.asa major trageclyln both oi their iives that one of them developeda tumou in the brain rvhjch led eventuall,vto a loss to the family rvith considerableimpact on everyonc A major inArienceh Alan's life 'as his military trainint 'herehe was a Second Lieutenart in the National Serviceof the Roval Artillerlr and he eventualb' oe-omed Lreutenon.Lolone o LheLonoon S-ottr.h TerflLor-lser\ .e. Al:r1 $,asa man r\'ho gave completeiovaltv a.d sincerity io evervbodv he was in corltact $,ith and in tun1 inspired a similar lovaltv and affecrion from the peopleio r41on1he'as closeThis degreeol lo\'aliv {,as un sual even in his era, and $'ould be even morc rnusual in the prcscnt era an.l lt hâ&#x201A;Źithtcns thc scnscof losswhich everyoneassociatecl with him will feel. PeterFreitag






Dr Alan J. CHARIG (1938- 44) -0 D eJ i, \\e.l.,T ti I o.Tit. or' t( u - .. I d . . h . l o\ ';. \1, -t r.l;rd .,rd(.,r r e,- | rr. "'l carhest .iavs at W'estbercRoa!:t,Alan .r,e.t or to become an iilternDtionall)' respccted cxpert jn dnrosaurs and . , r : f t - . r . J r r o ^ 3 \, . l-l F , \ r -- dR-" _. tr . , ) e ,r u r - r J i o r 4 l rJ..rt.\. r'r.- t(Fpl 6. B tre \.rrr h..^.\ \lLar n,1 .,rJo" rds,,. r.tpr.-F, ,d.t FbB( Ll D . l ' l F i - i ^ r - e . i e . .B F , i I r e A r . c ,r . o r o - l t - " n . J . r ' f . p . . . . i r - . . i . a r. i , 'r- ," d -o-..rr..r'r \ \.. f..k \. .i ,.-. . rvhjch ha.l a great irnpacr, and was translatedinto ser.crai rorcrgnlangr'ages.

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Richard W, M. COOK (1942-47) Dick died on 8ih Nlarch1997,declinjnt rapidly after cancerwas diagroscd only t\4,omonths earlier. The addressbelow rvas gjverl at a thanksgivint senice for Dick on 17th N4arch 1977. "We aie here tuday to rernembera good friend, Dick has celtairllv beena good friend io me oler many vearsand particularl)"jn a ume ofneed a few vearsago. A number of us heretoday spentschooldays l\ jih lrim and man_vmore enjo)'ed his company as Scouts,Venture Scoutsor ltovcrs, squash,badnrifton and not lcast as rugb) players (io which I will return). "l thjnk that lris iraits .ii honestyand conscientiousncss were orjtslandingin the profession he chose. He $.as a public health inspector in Hampsie;d and subsequentl_vCamden until his first retjlemerrt. "Itga\.e us all a senseofrveLlbcingto know that someoithe more seed.v-looking establlshmentsin that borouth had undefgoneihe Cook inspection. "lt always amusedme that -henr\'e 'ere in foreignparB after a match against Plymorith,for instance,that Dick stuck to his falouriie egg afd chips rvhile the resi of us expbred the menu. "\,{ork in those davs appearedto bc casier:ind the afiernoonswere for report rvritint after putting the \{orld to rights wjtlr his collea:luesPeteGriffiths ancl Dout Malcolm in one of thc local hosielries.He used hjs abilitv and knowledgc to help man,v a builcter out of a drahagc probl.{n afd oatenhad a drawing board 0n his knee at home. "The pertud after the absorptionoi Ha pste.d hio Cimdef rvas noi a happv one and probabl]-speededup his dccision to retjre fr.rm LocalAuthorih work . l'e\P' .n e '-r't, PrIl -udr'' employed bv various Horsing,\ssociatjons or Trusts as an ad\.lsor to che.k builc:tint qLralifr It kept his hrnd .nd I hare no doubt was realiy value for "Whilst bejng gregariolrsDick 'as ne\.eronc to prNh himsclf fo {ard. Sohor\. did this n]:rn representthe Old Ilaberdasherson thc Nliddlese\ Couiiy Rugby Comnitlee for so manl years alongsideTon\ Whikr. He r{is jn Iaci th€ O.H. representati\.efrom 1980to L9S1 Dick's \icw of so e of the p.rmpous self seekint gurs on the cornmitteel,\'asver! cLoseto ihai oifercdb,vW'ill Carhlg on the whol€ Rugb,vUnlon Comrrjttee iasi vear.He .lid not sLffer fools gladlv but he deserr€dthe port becauscol his .ledjc;]ti.rnto the ilame he lo\.ed. "He also r.orked uffeserle.ill'on thc O.H. rugbv c()nmiitee \.here his kno\'ledge alongside that of his schooltimc frjind Robif N{atthew 'as instmmental in initiallv saving ancl then nrodcrrljsirg the Clubhousean.t its faclliu€slvhich has extcndcdiis ljfc bv somethirtv yearsl '/All this .omnrittees,ork was precededbv a glitterint pLa\'ing cnreerilr the era rvhen O.H. rugbv rras at its zenith, 33Egamcs for th€ lst XV betl{een 1953and I969 igrinst such sidesas Pil'mouth Albion, l'ont\,'pddd, \uncaton, Saracens;rs well as aLLthc top London Old Bovs and Hospitalsrvho at that stag€boasteda numbo'ot currcnt ift€\nationals. He \^.asmv mentof or minder on the pitch, $ hener,erI renturcd into the tlue€ cluarterline tlon full bnck, Dick .overed back. He ne\er missed NIr Reliable.

ffi He didnot look aftern]e so .â&#x201A;Ź11 off the pitch and ii oftenbought a chorttero hlm . o b e - F ' i , J e d l ^ , rr h ep , r - . e r t e d r o , ' ( . rh - \ l o - f l - d ^ - i r t . \ e h d \ . r ^ , c . , . r , o - o . l d d , f ^ , ' - c d - e o - r ' l e ! 1 , . r o r R u . - b r . l ^ , . n d J b . , i .R J L I Maither. sufferedthe samefate and the bolt was chansedto a larser one.Dick ' \ r . d l - op d r . r \ c H r u , n , d b d . l r ^ a , , t L - n * . - d \ , 1 ) \ e , . ' ' u J . \ t - ; , \ remainedtoilether for sjx l'ears and 'hich incidentally was first formed in 1947 s rcrrre)ilr dro, rhH\ roo l-t \\.Oretnr''glrdl Di.ioia r--t up^r rJd J . l . 1 r t a i . R \ \ V d r \ . " ) -j l r D c . r - o u I t r e p r o B , r r r r ' o r , r t e t i . rre nearlv as long as Robin'sand Derek'sif they onllr had one initial. From bljnd side 'ing lorward (none of vour left and right) Dick was a rcal speclalisi.The ta ,s on binding {.ere the same thcn as ihev are now bui I can \-isualiseDick no$. creeplngforward along the side of the-scrumto tet io the most advantageous p o - o . r H , . C , " , r \ ' . r " r e . r o ( n . d . . \ , ' , g r h F F p o l . er r n " "^ppo-pr r J t - od n r o lo t.- b" ;--t .r. \ur Llout-r \ ^- , ruti I ir: Fc l-arnbuo,,ted r. rrJ colleaguesalike. His competitive spirit and enthusiasmwas infectiousand his desireto talk about the same insaiiable.He scored63 rriesfor the lst XV stitl rhe record number tries foi the Club by a forn'ard and nor far behind the highest aggregaieof 100by Chris Robinson.At his peak in 1969h. scored13 triea. No wonder he -askno 'n as a goal hangerl ' \o. .'orr,rr ., ih, h L pLr i.rto hc tup trJdFO.H. Jbb) he ipa or .rlertrrro. t o p l d ) d o $ | ! l - eC l u bd r d b er p i \ J t . I n e m b F o r t h e - ( ' n . p , j . - o n \ o - L n s r d r ! r i r e \ h e h e p F o ' r r r y r o i r r p r J . e . h F d p p r e c i i r iIuo r t ' l cE ar " \ o b o i I . n n F -r . L r . I r . t D c l p i , " c a ' , . . - a . o r o r " i . o o s p e . r o . r i e C t o n r i . i . he admits maybe one or tra'ohght. "One day when one of our team swallowedhis tongueihe medicalirainina Dick recei\,'edduring National Serviceenabledhim to ia|e I,hat coutd have 6een a rrageoy. 'lner

" b l r h e b o t l ,o e \r o e dr ' r r rr 1 , . ,p - 1 . r r a l . p o s o u . d ' d te o r c r j n d u r r ' d - $ a j h r o u g Ll " . l ) F a r D i c L. u n t u r u F o . op a \ - q r d - r A w c e J ! r p e l i e \ ^ h D a i D J \ r e . . . " . d r f i . i p . l e chl r r r D F . . J r e b \ b u i n o t l h e r t , - n r ' r l " g i r i the game gettint slorver 6ut still remaining competitive. Djck also pli,ed badminton at the sameclrib as Pat and someiimeswiih her.His determinationto ignore thc effectsof kneesdamageddurinS his long rugb_vcareernever ceased 'I

rd'e -Dolen ru r nJnbFr o. penpleh Io ra\F .F c|eo ru Drc\.r. j p i\.rle D e r . o.r D . l a r d l . r t . F r e d D d r f i , u a r ' \ , l o - F . o u p ch i r h J \ e - \ c l n . eI n i l famity. Caravainjng was probablv another vestige of this imate as first '\,irh family, and laier on thef o$n Dick and Pat enjovedLlrisform of holidav. 'Cl' rlr eddl\\ l - . u ' c \ i l o . n . p e n .n - " n )h . p p ) h o J r .$ r l - f a D i c . . ( . r r o l d , d . h . o F r . F i \ e dp i ' . t e p e r . o r i r d 8 c c o \ c r . o d . r r e . n i l i m d r J d r , l "nd with a Soodsenseof fun and hunour 'Our

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Flancis T. CORDINGLEY (1909-17) FrancisThomasCordjngley (Z 'anzi8er),died peacetullyin hospiial over a year ato on 26th Januar), i996. He i{as 94 vears and .i.torved h{ent\, vears o:-r ou-h He, r. I out l\co .'r r- oh- (iri b. I " a determination and a fighthg spilit. An avid reader with a keen interest in current affairs,he dislikcd T.V but enjoyed iis sport, especiallvthe cdcket and rugb)r He often talked of his school days and t'as plord to bc an Old Boy of Hnberd.shers. al1d took an enthlrsiastic interest in thc anrual magazine, o.casionall),wriiing in siih comments.I believehe was the oldcst Old Boy.nd as a life membcr'had his moneysworth'l He was born in Hampsiead in 1901 an.l spent all his school davs ai Haberdashcrs,blrr a short tln,leat a local dame school.It 'as thc School,he told me, u,herem osi of the localboys attendedand hc and his blother (Christian/Vic) and brofier in lar' (Arthur Kj1orvles'Bro$rn) {:rlked to schooleyery day and it .as a long $'a)' from Hcath Sh-cetio \'Vestbere Road.\,\lilst at schoolhe joined the cadetsand $'as keen on sport and later platred for the O.B.'sfootball and rugbl. He left h 1917and after a short spcll with Marcorljsjoined the famillr bushess,Zwanziger Bros.(iatercalledthe HampsteadBaker)'- a restaurantand bakery h HampsteadIligh Street).

Too young for the 1914-18war he joined the London Division of rhe R.N.VIt. as a Ldg. Telegrapherv,41ere he shoi for.them at Bisley and won many prizes. In 1931he married EileenReed,the daughter of CharlesReed,a bespoketailor of Heaih Street,Hampsteadand had one daughter In 1939as he waiin a resened occr.rpaiion and he remainedin HampsteadthrouShoutthe SecondWorld War ln 1947he took up lce skating rvith the family and {.as probabl}rone of Berty Callo 'ay's (Torvil and Dean's instructor) first ice dance pupils at Richmond where he danced in dle ice dance formation ieam. He and my mother then started modern sequencedancing \ 41ich he continued to do, -ell into his eithties. He retired in 1964and with ml, moiher moved to Mill Hill. We are indebted to his daughier,Mrs Jill Whitford Forthe reminiscerlcesabove and the Associationsendsits condolenceson her sad loss last year.

Paul DELIGHT (1954-s9) Paul Delighi died on 14 February 1996at the age of rr4,He i4rasa PE. masterat the School1954-59,he played rugby loi the Old Bluesand Middleser and had a trial for England. He also had represeniaiivehonours at athleticsin the pote vault. lle .as ordanled ;nto the ministry or the Chuch of Englandin 1962;nd was a Flousemasterof Mobberly School,Knutsford (195568),Deputy Principal, Thortoun School,Kjlmarnock (19707.1),RectorOI Snodlandwith Lower Birting jn Kent (1974-81)Vicar of Holy Triniqr Cuensey and Chaplah of H.M. Pdson, Cuemsey (1981-92)r and Rectorof the Stodder Churchcsh North Bedfordshire J r o r r q o ^ l. ( . \ p e ,r l r . l F o p l F$ ^ J t f s . . r r i u p . r b , ' . t . , i - , u . 1 u r g { . t . .r l ) l \ F s c lo o l d . r ' | t , o h l r . L r e \ a \ t s . c , t ) l , { , d o ) r . p r r i - r i , , n . r "r , r r h c villagesof Bedfordshire\arherehe r{'asRectorfor his last yea?s. J.VM,K, Edward J. GRIEW(1943-48) Died dufi1g December1996.Apart from appearint as a wicket keeper for ttre O.H.C.C.1st XI in 1954and 1955on a few occasions,Edward had little contacr uiih the O.H.A. Hc gai.ed a degreeat EmmanuelCollege,Cambridge. Alan C. HARDING (1929-3s) He retulartv attcndcd the decadedimers, commencinSwith the origjnal 1930 ro n-e.nB"l .hr"olpl..e n cpr 'o',cLpurlp.\ir-trl-e-cl.oJt.lobe, B , r r , ly . B d ' L g o i f a r u n , r n )o r d r ,\ 1 , h o L Cr J u t\ o ' l - | o a d , ,r . c r o . r g u p . r , T " ' r d E " o l h e H . l l \ T o d . e . q 8 \ S r l c u i F r , pl r F n - - r i e o\ ' r d i r t o 5 : . n d r l - , l q F f . . b l e r o . f i ^ \ - r . n e 2 0\ e d r . o , i d l i l . . h r e r l - F i r l . h . d t - - h o r ^ r . r r l careerin 1976,originally wjth their son Peterand daughter,Andrca, boih now marriect.Alan $rasorlly iu.o or threemonths alvay from celebratug his 50 years as a Methodist Preacher. Ihc Associaiion 'ould wish to offer their condolencesto Nora, their two childrâ&#x201A;Ź'nand trvo Srand children.

Brian HOPwOOD (1941-48) Died tragic.lly carly (at the ate of 66),only a few weeks afterihe diaglosis of his illnessand only fou years after his official '.tirement He h.d played for the Schoollst XV gaining his colours in his sccondseason, 1917-18.havint alsobeena men]berof the cricket3rd XI, the schoolboxnlt team and thc shootint VIII (widl colours).He belied the theortr thai most sclentists prefered bejng coopedup in laboritoriesl ',A. XV, Jolnht the O.H.R.| 194950, he played mairlly as a prop in the aLthouglrhe was able to adopt himself to hooknlg, lvhcn the specialistsH'ere A1 'avs making himsell a!,ailablc,he playeclhis first serior game at Lrnayailable. laiâ&#x201A;Ź'rh thc Pajgnton,on 4th November l9:0, follorveclb), tr{'o other appearances season.Two )rearslater/his senior quota w:rs dotblcd to six but it .asnoi r.ll]til 1956-57that hcbecamea iairlv regr, arlnember of the lstXV, r'ith anoiherdozen appearances.His 25th and only oiher gare camc on 20th September1958 resultint ln a satjsfactory$in over Streatham.It is thought that he rvas to ha\.e had decrced .aptainedthe'B'XV, that seasonbut his businesscomnrihncrlis othen.ise, so his football careeriinished, then and therel In the intel.n]l,he had plaved uplvards of a hundred times for the'A'iearn. for the follol\.ing career $re are indcbted to AnSela (rvhom he rnarried in 19ar3) deiails. Brian 'as an electricalengiieer and hc bccamea .tirector oI Nl.B.\4. Tcchnolo$' h Sussâ&#x201A;Źxrvas Technologjrin 1978.The move from lvl.B.t\,1. attractile to both, as an escape ftoln tlre l-ondon area fol their daLrglrters, Annn nnd Emma. Lntil his rctilcment much ot Bdan's workinEilifc .(,\'as .ithin the defenceand aeronauiicaLinclustries.Lately he had uP PhototraPhv .lgajn ard had becorrejnvoh.elt in local affairs.nd hc tolie.l rvith the i.tea oi joinhg O.H. Riflc Club ard srdclenl,vhe no longer rvith risl Althorigh a Lifcmcmbcr of the Associatnrn,Brian continucd t(Jpa,vthe full dues and attencledthc carlier reunlonsoi his 19:1049 decadedinncrs. To Angel., Anna and Emna, rve .orild sish b buch upon thef sad and earl,v

Anthony P.HUGHES (1952-57) Died on 27th Februar] this ,vear,after a long and brave fight againstcancer. Anthony $'as a p11pilat the Schoolunder the headmistershipof Dr. Taylor and .as in Callerts Housc. He hacl many iond memorir:s of his school days in.ludnrg a spccialone for a certdh T. E. Carrnlgkn whose name still evokes memoricsfor tr\rotener.rtionsof Old Bo),s Anihon! manltained his links $'lih the Schoolby scndhg his onl,vson Pairick (197781) to follo\\ n1hjs footsteps.After leavinit s.bool at 17,Anthony qualified as an engineerat Hendon TcchnicalCollegeand joined de-H.! illand n1Hatfield. Aftcr a period oI Nalional Servicchc johed the Xlinistlv of Defen.e $'hcrc he had a number ofnotable achievemcntsin drc field of aeroenithes. In tlre lata'S{ls hc ('as promoted to AssistarliDircct(rrHclicopter Projects. Anthonv lived a full lifc with a seulessdevotion to his lalnil\' .nd thc church.IIe i{as n keenanglerandlorer ofnrusic. Hc hassupportedthe Sch.roland thc Cirl's Hisswansongwas duetobeAlanTatlor's SchmIin anumberofchoralconcerts.

Iarewell concert in 1996hol{ever ilt health iinallv forced hinl io the audicnce -erehe at leasthad the pledsureofwatchint his son perf.rrm il his place. Anthony willbe trcatly missedby.ll who had the pleasureof kno.lvin8him, and our ihouithts are rvith his \a'ifc Ann, son Patrick and t o dauthters, Katharine and ]oanna.His funeral took placeon the 5th of Nlarch.t St EdmLLndThe King, Nothwood Hills. Old Boyspresent .ereP G. Hrghcs (197784), P J. S. Vacher (194555),A. R. T. Nlarsb(1977-82). Adrian Marsh Ronald A. MALLISON (Ronnie) (1923-30) Died on lanh Aprjl I997 at the Manor Hospital, l\ialsall,W'estl\4idInnds,He was a menber of lvleaclo\\'s House and a contcmporaryofColin Colquehouln(killed jn the lvlidclleEasi,Sec.rndWorld l\ar "Asher" crossman (died SecondWbrtd ), Uiar), Dal]' (died 3rd Novcmber 1994in Australi.t .nd "Nobby'' cillctr ' 1 Mlruiice \^ -n.e t qritrcr'-.t.-.r-F lr..r. \, Itonnic played for the lst Cdcket XI and tire 2nctRLLgbvXV, and as a membcr oi the cadetforcc.On leavint schoolhejonled Messrs,Sharyl,cnn.r& Co.,a Citv TextiieComparl)rtr'ith rtronl he stale.i .rll his busnresslife, although ihey rvere taken or'er b)' Courtaulds in ihe 196Us.r\ls'ays a keen sportsrran he quicklv joinedthe Old Bols' Rugby ClLrb,plaling for.varioussi.tesbcforemaking his 1st XV debut on l6th February 1935.He captained the crickct te.m calted "OLd Changc",playing in the Cih of Londo. I-eatueirom l93rr o the outbreakof r\ nr. He joincd the London ScottishTcniiorial Regiment 1n 1932 ancl represcnted them h their athleijcsteam/ particulaflJ-in the 1.10yards anclcrosscorrntlv and rras also rvas a nrernberof their fencing and balonet fencinil team irorn 1932to 1936. Although playing onl,voncefor thc lst XV in 1935/36,he r\ as sele.tedto pla\/ in the Middlesex Ser.ens,assistht his "|amous Five" colleagueMaurice Dah, to scoreall the 11tries scoredby the ba.ks during the toLrmamcnr.Rofrie's 3rcland .lth r\,creliial in rrins over Blackherih ll (rl 6) and WaspsI (8-3)in the round of the last 16. After 60 years this remalnad the high .rlater mark of his O.ELR.!r.C. careerSo much so, th.t nr April 19E6,despitcall his other commitmcnrsRorxie tral elled clown li orr \ ralsallto attend thc prcl9]0 reunion at thc Club House and theremet ihree other membersof the 1c136 VII - exacih-50veals afkrr plaving ai Twickenham. At the outbre;ik of rvar he was commissjonedin ihe Roval Tank Regimentand servedat Tidrlorth and BernardCastlcuniil bein8 sent to In.iia serling in Poona and Dehru DLrn. Returnlng to civiliarrliaehe was sent to Birmingh.m bv his finn, aftel h{o years he mo1'edto \\hlsaLlwhere he remained.His firstwife, H.rze],whom he mallied in 1938 clic.lin 1982;Buthe remarriedsometllo yearslater to trcne. Hehad r .o sonsand h{o step sonsanclmany grardchildren. On retircmenrat the ate oi 63 he jonled his local Probusclull in ulich he pla)€d a ftrllpart in all its acti\'ltjes, b r . u r u ,- C l r oqo .r...eeI r'n.b" oirl e\\ Bcn rg "l.r C tbul ri-q,"o." lqr'-r'.,. e-. \.e.l. lesr, prun re,. lf.enr-.'f-r 50 _vears,attanling high oiijce in several llegrces, both in Lonclon a.d Siarfordshire. RichardN,lallison

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Wg. Cdl. Noi]nanA. MARTIN. O.B.E.R€td.(191:l- 1919) On l€arh!! i.hool aiter the en.l ol ihe First \lorld l!ir., \ornan qualir'ied.5 a oremLrcr of lhe file YearClutr iolthosel\,horlcrr.ts.h.roliofth.dlrr.iiorlof th. (.r. ifd he alsojonr.d tlreO.ll socccr.r!rr from s.ho.nhe start.d \1ith ;r iirm oi L'rnd(n :io.k brokersas 'i i!njo. cterk.and . I I ., ro b : ,hrr es.Ilis sporti.g irtiriries clLrnrgr ri: ferto|l becomnrs .r dcaleyln jnsLlr.ln.c hclud.d lt;r.,ing so.c.r rnLi .ri.ket for stock{rchangeie.1rrs,L.ui hji real errth|sirsnrla\ with .\\'ini.rifg fle jo|r.d the Hampst€r.d Pfion S\\jmrrLr\c ( !l'. .fd rrr.s.lL'it.! ..essiulxl racc:at thelorg€r distan.csrnd it 1\'.1ref pot(i. \t this lntt.r spo|t he clentLrall| bcc.rmean Engl.:ncltrir ist, nlrh{rLrsli;r\el rePreserlnngf 's c.,unrr\: If L!l2r)N'rmr. .r.rfje.l Itene. anLl the\ set up honrc jn i(errt.I1. \1id!\, i h e r e l 1 11 9 1 1t ,h . r i r . l i l r g h i P e ra ta i \ . d , i f d i n L g l l n s o , T r ' r 1 , i 1 . r . 1 t 5 L ) J \ \ r c

h', I9il0 he joined the R.A.F.and gained a comrnjsslonin ihe Cround Defence Forceand this becamethe lt.A.F Rcgnrcnt in 19;t2.He servedin the U.K. uniil :lonril i.r Europe soon after D. Da,\',lrhere he sar! aciion on severaloccasions, havjig. p;irtjcr arly uncomiortable time ln the Ardenncs - ihe Baitle of the Bllge - tou ards ihe end of the war. He remahed h Gernranyx'ith the British Ajr Forceof Occupation,until 19.18. Towards the end of 1946No nan s'as joined by lis familv for a venr - Tonv havht beengrantcd spcci:l lcar e bv lvh.Cooper,head of the JLmiorSchoolat the time. Aiter seNint fof h\.o vearsin ilis couniry $,iih TechnicalTrainingCommind, he r|as sent to th€ Canal Zone of Ftlpt, \\'hcrc he remainedLntil retirlng fronr the R.,A..F. as a r\'ing Connnanderh 1953.Pior i.r N.rrmans arrl|al in the Nli.ldle East,our relationshlp {ith Eg\'}rt hdd becomerather strained and defenceoi British installationsn1the CirnalZone was hith priorih'. \ornan s effortsas part ol this opcr.fion r|ere appreciated and he \\.as a\va|dcd the O.B.E. on his Limited cl-Loicts(rre a!.iilable nr 1953when taking earl\' rciirermentfrom the ser\.ices,and Nornan .rnd ltene sei lled for ru Ilnht a village shop h So1r ih Essex, befireen Laindon and Billcri.n),,ivhere ihey rernahed until januari 1968.On takint full retircrlcnt, they rioved to Shaftesburt,and by rarious sr.iles to Kingsbridgeh Sorth Dc\ on, r4rere they ardred in 198i1.Normnn losi his t^'ife, Rene,in 1992,aftcr'66 vearsof narriate, bnt remainedh thcn. flai overlookint the Salcolmchstuarr,,until he died in FebrLra{'1q97. IIe lea|es his tr\ o childrcn,boih of whom no\a.livein retn€mentin Knrgsbridge, five grand chilclrcn,and cight grcat-granclclildren. T.NI. T/,. , fr,rr u0,r|di|lslr l.' erpr.sslts .ordo/d,rces ta 1'on,.t ntld hisfr tilq ati th. "11 (lrtt s lll.1i0 t/r. rrt lossofhii Jrthi. w'ethankhrn ft)t theuscE thcsplciltidpjtt ft Frst h/.rr1;IVrr u ft\rl h$s"rc t)fbathS':llr.1)l nnd.\acinlhistotlt. John I'EARSON (1956-67) , dd,"sslr St ,4lf,r s Afbtv oti April 2lth t-q97by 5r.Ri.i/irrd O'tsr.t.rl "I iirst met John I'carsorlnr 19E3.He was then in the ildl fllght of his careeras a cilil ser\.antin the Departmeniof the Environment.On thls occ.sionhe \^.ason the short hst of peoplebehg intervie\^'edfor the tempor-arY post .rf Secretarvto thc Comnrission on Urban Prioritv Areas th€n bcjng sct up by Archbishop Itobert ]tun.i.. Iro. the next ilvo and a half vears or so t rvorkcd closeht \-erv closel)'indeed,r!ith John or1ihc preparationof a report Nhich was to bc entjtled 'IAITH IN 1'HE C/n''. I canr.. io kno . hnn we]l and sharcd ihe growint admirauonr.rhi.h hc inspire.l in the c.rmrussioneE.I can sechinr nor,, ai .rneoi our rcsideriti.rl $ eekendsat ease\\.ith himself and othels, good humourdl). chaiting but ah^'a\'sundern€athserjousand pulposeful.Thejob may have bccn a iemporal,v one bLrt the lmpact he nrade on all of us both personall\ a.d . 1- . r - r 1 . r ' e p . ' t' - p . r , r " , l l . - , i , ; "During recent days I have been asking m)-sclf 41atit was about Jolx1l\.hich m;ide suchan imp.rcton mvself and others?\,\rhatqu.rlitjesdid he possess? Horv was it that people 4io h.d not known hin for l.rng felt comfortable$']th hiln? Suchlluestionscannotbc answeiedin a sintle all embracingsentencc.John l\as

too !iried .nd too l\.ide rarl€ling' hc lookeil ihrough too many wnrdo$ s for that simple approachto bc adcrFaie. "Lct nre s.rv first Lhath€ w,rs a superbprofcssioral,\\.ith all that that nnplies to so minv of vo! x,ho ha|e comeherc tod.rv to hofour him anclto nourn lrim He uldcr'sbod ihe r\.ork l\.hich had t(J be dofe and ihe tasks l\'hich h.d to be u.l:1er,t.ken; he tickled tlles€in suchn way il1aiconiidencewas gcne\..iedin him and in orll abilitr to rlsc to the demands imposed bt olrr rcrnii. He saw the boundaries, as it were, .nd wrs cletermin;d to rcirch tbern. I am rali.g somethint about clarit\ of Drind and a lot about disciplinc in.l I .lln sugg.sting th.t in his relaxedn-Lftr'rnal rr.y he setthg stan.l.r.1sol achievementtil Lrs all. "\'ei there 1\,.smore. Hc ha.l .r remarkablecapacitl.iof gfaspir'rgissuesqLdckl\' .rnd then elucidatin€!thcm lor dre beneiit oi all of us. Hc possessedthe ikilt to mrrshal the relelant st.rtisiicsand information needcdto pror'i.le a basiqfor th€l report's r€commendatiofs.He .r meticulousdrafter,a 1\,ordspnlncl oi real qLralit\':la.€rlerc ofien .st.nished, as one (Jfus his said,at ho1\.cldcklv he could ifl oIi




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"This js . sad, snd .1a\,:Dnt ji is not mv last 'or.i. I fccl o\ cr\\'helmrnglr a -<ense of gr.iiiude to Tohnior who hc wns .fd wh.rt he did, for nlc.rfd ior m.rn\.others. I sh.ll not iorget him." Iohn E. SERBY C.8., C.B.I, (7912-21) Died on 30 Januaf! 1997aged r1.1. Tolmwas thc you.ger brother of th. latc \^r.F. Serb\ (leii 1915)ancllras S.hool;in rn 1920 l, Capiain of Russ€ll's,C S \1 n'rthe CadetForcean(t E.litor of thc Skvlark.I1e erlteredthc S.hool in 1912h thc Ilenovc fomr r.ulder Perc\. \,lerdorls lnd lras sLrbsecluentl) n'r forms Lnder N4cssrs. \orton, Stuoutsand ti!ssel . \nong his contempornriesrler€ tlro of tlle S.hool's greatestail round nthletes of ihe Soccerera, thc lilte lohn G. Kehyaian (l|ho slrcceededhim as Schod Captain ) and thc lcgcndary E.l. (T€dd,v)Da\tcr whose c ck€ting achic\cnrcrris $.ith bat and ball rrerc unsurpassedin the hter war pcriod. Togetherrlrth his brother,Bill, the! rlere all menbcr. of the Flve Ye.u Club. lohn obiained an Exhibiuon hr Fnrnran!el College,Cambd.lge,(then rforth l3u a ye.rrl) r.d sr.rbseqlrentlv the Ci\ il Sen.iceas a lunjor ScienijficOfficer i. tlreAdmiraltv in 1927.Fronrthele he rfent to the Roynl r\]lo.aft Establishmcnt, Fan$orough, as a SclentjfjcOificer in 1q3{ll^tierc hc rose io becomeDcputv Director In t95t)5.1,llircctor CeneralofGuicle.l nlapons in 195,161 and Dcputv Controller oi Cuidcd ['e.pons, Ministr) oi r\\jaii.rn frorn 1961 until his retirem€ft in 1963.He { as o. the H.O.B.C.committccin 1921and rv.rsal\'arl:lcd thc C.B.I].in 1951.rn.:t the C B in 1958. He mirried ClariceLillan Hi\\'es if 11133 , thev had a d.rughler l\ie oifer our deepesis,vmpathyto his iarnil! for ihef sac:tloss Hcnri,C. Edrvards



Gerald SN{ITH (1916-86) It is sith regret ih.i xe report ihe death oi Gernld Smith. He taught plano ind - sara.d he will be remcrrberedb\-genefat$ns organ at Habcr.lashcrsfrorn 19.16 oi O H.'s liom both restberclload and Elsh'cc. Ceralcl!\as a gentle,kindl\ lnrn s,ho inspired l.ryalil'.1nd affectionfrom those l\,ho knerr hnn. Hc wns a dchghttrl colle.ilue quict anc:tunassllrnrngbui ,rl$.r\'s supportive and appreciaii\,eoi the efiorts oi others. Eehnrd a sLightlv asc.ti. ipperr;rfce ihere lurked a readv !\.it and a real enjo\ rcii of life. He lo\,e.],ior nstanre, ii he ha.t a iree 20 ninutes of so,to crc!'pinto ihe SeldonIIall in th..rl\Iusj. Schooland knock out traditional jazz .lassics l\'.rr well into his rrt," h ,. b1,.ll Hc pl.rycclthe orilin ai Carol Selvicesi.hen the\' .erehclcl .rt Si lvlarii]l in the | ,.1,,,J i rr .hl ,.r. ,. r-l -r. .hr.rrch,St Domini.'s Prior,vh Kentish lown, r\'her,chc s ;is rviilin .r nonth of behg Llrganistand Choir Nlasterior 6{l )'cars.O.e of bis prou.testrnoments lis r€rcn'n1ga PapaLNleclalior outst'ir1dn',9 ser!jce (,cr.ld 1\'asrlso n iirl€ .rrtist,an.l hls hoLrseu asfull oi his p.iinijfgs. His i.rith ancl t.rnljl\ {cr,c ihe tiljn pjllars that sust.rinedhim. Hc rya<, nr shori, a line g.ntlrnnn, thc like oi wbi.h.ppear tobe al?nishing specics.Hc js nruch nissecj b\ thosci!ho kfew hinr. t-J.R. Derek A. VINK (1939-41) l!.rs ar rrd 'r.l hji School1stX\r coloursto\\.nr.tsthe enclof thc nui!nn term,and some trlo mo.ihs atcrt.nd h.d lolnnieered to joh th€ South Staft-s.Itcginrent bcing c.)r1]nilsion€din 19.11ln Iune 191'1,he lancled h Nonn:ifd! bui solndc{l in Holland .turing that \o\.ember thcrcaitcr, lif.. becone a little less he.tic ifd he r\.aspost€c]to the North Staifs ltcgim..i, .cting as the Arm,v oi Occup.tion i,r \orth lhll', durhg 19.15iar. Aftcr bcing r rnenrberoi fie Allied N4issior,obscr\ing the Creek elections,hc \ras dcmobilisedin March 1946.1nd faccdiliththechoiceofa.areer,someii|elearslaterthan{ouldno.mall\.hare '''rl l:^.| ,.D,. ll - 'e.o|'lel r.J' r.'.,. .lcpartmc.t\ of :i Lrrgehotel, from the kitchens to marlagemcnt,bcirre be g qualiaicdby thc Hokrl C.ternril hlstiiut€ He nanailed tl1€BLackBo\ Hotel in Nottlrlgham .rnd s$elrl othe| lrrge hotels.nornld the countr), Dulnrg his apprenti.eshD }rerio(l, he had the opporhrnit\ io platr f.rirlv rcgril.rlv uith the I).ILR.FC.,and hacl aheadYjoi..d thc H.OB.C. as a life member.IIe ma(le his debut for the lrt XV or128th lrcbrlar! 1918and during 1918-.19 h.s . .egulir wing thre€ quarter jr1the senior siclc.Ho$c!er l.usiness corn ihn.nts irr..rgrilari\ ailabilitr and most oi his football, durnrg ihe nc\t h\ o seasons, r.s plaredin th€ ',{. I loweler,at thebcgnini.gof I95152he acldcd r futher 7 sennrr ippearances,his lnst being on lst Dccember 1951. Ner,ertheless, he abl€ to plar, minl." f(Jr thc'/\'and his fi]l.rl clllb appearanceior the Ex'A'or1 lltli /\pril 1953.Lp to 1989,Derek continLlcdhl make th€ journc)s down to lilehim(.)od aor the bie i.rl rcurions oi his decade. Derek an.l,\nn rfer€ married in 1952anclthcir sorl,Mar r, lnter pr.rlide!:tthem rrith two granclclaLrghters.ln the interim, m I 979 Dcrck ha.1the opportunit\-to purchase'lheSprcid h.glc'at O.kle) Ha\',near Co[b\'.During the to]lorrilrg dccadc,hjs rcstnuraft rfas foted i1l the Goo.l Fooc:tGui.le.,{t arounclthc.rge of

64 and with Martin and his family settled in Kent, Derek decided to take his version of retiremeni,which mcani moving to a flat jn Corb!. and becomjns a " Iecturer on Caiering and Hotel Managemen:tar thc Treasham inst utet To Anjl$e would rvish to offer our deep regretsat the sudden terminationof 44 yearsof narried life of which onlv sevenh;d elapsedinro rhejr rerirement_ Derek E. ZUNDEL (1938-45) Died suddenlvin hospitalon 25thMarch 1995.D€reknJillbe rememberedbv Old Boys,('ho lvere contemporaryllar-iime p pjts, as a makcr oihumor1l in diiiicult cilcrunstances. < l o , i r r , . . l o o i , b . r n . r r F \ . | . ,c d o o n . i r t , r o r o e r . t l i . . o r - F d , d t i r e u d , h , , r W F - l b e r . R o . r . hi e 1 r-F F-uil I mi- ri"\u.. o.inrn.. ut-ch "'r lifted the spirits of lessermortals. His rise to prefectand A.T.C.Sergeantin 1945 werc xrell merited and lecl to him behg comnissioned nr In.:tia.p;lesfine rvas sufferingtroubled timesbcforethe €mcrgenceoi thc Siateof lsracj.Dereksci!.ed with distjnction during thosc fimes and s,as briefly re-unite.l $,jih his brorher Ireter(193843),also siationedin ihe Middle lasi. Follol{nlg demobilisation,Derek cmbarked,irth typicat derennination,uDon a successfulcrltrepreneu al carcer.Unfortunatch, ttris allorved onlv infrequent attendancesat O.H. functions. His most treasuredattcndancew-is a t9+0-+g DecadeDinner whcn threemembersof his 1938prep Schoollst Xt wcre Dresent. Thc connnenthe made $.as'Old iri€nds arc lhe b€sffricnds,. 'OId Jriends'join ma in extendhg belated svrnpathy ro his rvife Rcie, to his daughte$ Lnrcla,DeniseanctNlaria,a.d to hi; b'i,d.ei t eter


Haroon AHMAD (1991-93).!|'ho gained a 2/2 ir1 Economics at Warwick Universitt is now with Robson, Rhodes, in the City. Simon ALTERMAN (1969-75)has moved to Cen€va after nearly 10 years as BJreru Cr-tj(ffor Reuter-m Bru.-el- \rdyir-gwi.h Reucr. but no,Lng awal from journalism, he is now Marketing Manager for Reuters Europe, Middle East and Afiica, responsible for business infofmation, financial news and television. O.H. contactsin Brusselsincluded Sir Leon Brittan and Alec Burnside.a Dartner v tr Lrnkldler. drd lrire.r *h:le r rr.p to fdfl- to. rl-p lqoo Lrgl.rno LrlerndriondlF.ulledin . c\:nce mc(rire tr itl torne- O.H.R.LC.leamats -.n Mccarthy, Brati Rolfe, Martin Baker and Charlie Betteridge. JamesA. CAMERON (1981-92)was awarded a 2/1 in ceography at St. Peter's ColleSe,Oxford and hasnow completeda post-Sraduatecoursein Development and Economicsat ManchesterUniversitv T. E. CARRINGTON The meetingoI Comish O.H. withT.E.C. who earlierthis yearcelebratedhis 80th Birthday, took place ai the Bedruthan House Hotel on Thursday 24 October. Those present with T.E.C.were Peter Mitchell (19s0-s6)who lives in Truro, David Pennington, Itoger Henry, Keith Sholl, and Jeff Wanen. A good evening was had by all The only item missing was T.E.C.'Struncheonwhich was left at his home in Trenance. Damon G. HILL (1959-79) was awardedanO.B.E.for sefldcesto moior racins in the Nev' Year Honours List. J€ffrey W. HIPKIN (1975-82) spent the winter organising torrs jnto the Njle Delta,returning to the U.K. for four weeks durinS April/May this year He next headed for Cuzco in Peru, from whence he wroie, in ihe later half of May. He was about io or8anise eleven tours, for Explote Worldwide Ltd. He was due to siart in Lima and then fly south to ihe second most important city irl fte country, Afequipa, known as the n4rite City, many of the buildhgs beiry made from white vulcanite rock. Ihey werc then due to fly to Puno, which stands on Lake Titicaca which is some 12,500feet above sealevel and the hishest navieable lake iI Ll-cworld. tt er.e ro rhe\acred( rtl or d-e lj-cd-.JFHc rb. B.\ t)1irt Cu,,co will find him until about the end of November Edward W. MARLEY-SHAW (1985-9, obiained a 2/1 in Hisrory at Durham University. N. JamesMCNEIL (1981-92)came down from Durham University in June 1996 with a 2/1 in Political Sciencesand then went on a course ai Sandlurst. There during the past season,he has been playin8 rugby again-nearly two yeals after a damaged knee seemedto have ended his playint career Alec D. MOLE (1986-93)was awafied a 2/2 in Geo8raphy at Durham University and is now working in Radlett, rccruiiment sub-committee, please gaineda 2/l in Geographyand Economicsat Tyne & Jake N. MOORE (1985-92) Wear and has rec€ived an honours degree from a post graduate course at Exeter Stanley PERCMLL (1927-33)has been honoured with the iitle oI 'Villager of the \edr I loob)by lhe inhdbirall.or C\rr:ng. in Rert


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JonathanD. SEN (1986-93)gained a B.A. in Entlish ajld America Literature at Nonrich Universitt in Juh 1996. Matthew J. SHANAHAN (1986-93)obiained a 2/2 in Geographyand ceolotv ai LeedsUni\.ersittt in June 1995and is curently enSagedin some marketing work, prior to visiting Australia. LeslieJ. SUSSMAN (1940-45)was ail.ardedan the Ne!r.YearHonours List for sen-icesto LocalGovernment.He is a memberolthe London Boroughoi Barnet. Craig VERDON (1980-85)graduatedftom Trinitv College,Dublin, h 1991rv lr a Masiersin LaI\, and h{o Colours in Track and }-ield. He returned to London Irish Rugby Football Club and the College of Lar,, Guildford and l\'as subsequently afticled to FreshIields.Shoftly after admission, Craig johed Morgan Stanley,London and a year later $'as secondedto their Ncwyork office. From there, he recenilv transfered to Ho.g Kong as the new Asian Equitl TransactionManager.He brieflv rctunled to Entland in June to marry C;rey (nee'radman).

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Oldboy'spublicschool of lust' talea'cauldron B r D A rr D C E A R r r RI .D tc a r r o \ c o R R L s P o \ D c \ r T PITY Jeremy Gouldine. He was appoinied Headmaster of Habe.dashes Asket Schoot in Herdordshir€ only last {ek and now he tinds ihat one ol ihe sch@l's old boys has writlen an outraSeols novel which mfly clain identilies the place as a €uld.on of homosexuality,nenlal in-

Sutdiffe he spent sev€n not €ntirely happy years at Haberdashers' Aske s

tur th€ iulhor, William suicliffe, a relevision e searcher who spent seven not entirely happl years as a Dlpil at Haberdasher{, Ne* Bov is a iirst sonie intoiiclion. sdfl and pupils. past and presen! have b€en sondaf ised to discoler his inaeinalion seens to have wandetd from whar manl take lo be lEsonal €xpenence. The book is sel in a pushy independenlschool tor boys in the seen be't oulside northwest tDndon. Its notto is seae and obey". it was Ioundedby oDeof lhe city of London's guilds oI hdesmen, is separaledby only a gate frcm a neiShbouri.S eirh schoal, and is near a imalllake elled PikesWaler. Hab$dashers Askes (nolto: s€ne and obey ilounded by a Cily suild ofhdesmeni siparated6y only a gatef.orr i girls $hool and near a snall lake calledTykes waled charg$ lecs oI ts,600 a year. lis old bots include Os@. Moore, who wrule a book in which th€ schoolwas the setlingfor oth..homosexsutcliffe, 25, dedied h's account of an awkward friendship belweft two teenage boys drew exactly on episodes lrom his lime at the school. bul coDtemporaries believe they recognne frany inci dents and chara.te.s. Sutcliffe does not Bive his lictioral school a name. UnUke Tm a/orn s Schoor ddl,s, no real people a.e naded in the book. However, following the lFdition slaned byThodas Hughess sarinel

view ot life at Rugby School. publhhed in 1856.people have qui.ldy sFolted parallels be' iwen suicliflet ficiional schooland his alma mater. suklifie porr.ays his nclional school'spupils as serually repre$€d o. insufteably anogant. The staff make pascs at lhe boy! and bave nenous br€akdowns. Penis symbols app@r all over school, and various naried male teaches are descrihed as ogling dd touchin8buys. He said: Some bils at made up and othe6 are quile recognisable.I an nol conL dent enough to say they ar true becaus€ they at based on rumours.Btrt il is truea lot of ex-sludenb seeo lo reognise lots of the leache.s." Enphasis is plaed on lhe anogadce oI som. of the pupils.The schoolru8by team have a penchanl for bundling each oth€. on to sofas in the Saul Venit,25,a .ontempoary of Sutcliffe, said: There are characlers will has obvi ously basedon ftal people.I

am sureil will @rse ripplesat Mr coulding, who hd not yet read lhe novel though h€ intends !o do so. said: The book is de$ribed as a rc.k of ticlion, which I presume it is, and the ertent to which it is basedon personal€xpenenc€ I cannotjudge."Ile said thal he had no plans lo introduc refoms ar lhe school which, h€ said. bor no dalion to what he had heard about Mr sutcliffe\ book. 'If rhat is what the book portlays, ir fails to repesert Haberdashers 'Haberdashes' Aske's is without doubt a sc'rool of very high caLibrc. lts audemic record is outstanding. Achicvcmentsin music lhe atrc and spon are ol the very .Perhaps most important during my visits la$ year, I dclect€d a real sense ot Nmmunity and it was sonelhing wbich arhcred me s.eady. l,eoplc 1reatyou witb consideration and lhat matters a

Sutcliffe,backrow. folrth ftom righl, i3 the hockeyteam

ffi The Associatiorlof Representati\:cs of Old P!pils Societies 1997Confer€nceBr.adficldCollege As l\,e hold our annual conferenc€at difierent schools,eachconfer€ncchas its own siyle and this year $,asro exception,althoughit $.asalso one of the laritest cver wiih over 100representati\.es from 74 old pupjl associations. The Fleadmasterrvelcomed the reprcsentativesto Bradfield and said ho, pleasedthev were to host the confercnce.He hoped that elcrvone r!'ould halc an opportunity io look around thc carnpus and enjoy ihe beaut), of thc surroundints. After ihis welcome, \lr Smith spoke of education and said thni schoolstike Bradfieldwere founded to lulfil a much higher need than the naiionat sysremof educationcurrentlv allows. Public pollcv in edricationtoclayhe felt haling a destructi\.einfluenceon schoolslike Bradfield. Thomas Stelens \.as both Lofd of the Manor and rector ol Bradfietd rvhcn he iolnded the collcge h 1850.He r\,asan eflightened foundcr and retajned the . r l . r i . r o . r L O l d B .\ - t r t e . d * r h r r e , , . . . e r J . . . " . 1,i-o. . o) o r..'',1- rle<.1^jn.g. ir. o OJ dr.drLoir .rh F.-e,cri. cr n rt-F. nnd an a rual.tinncr n1 I-ondon. Nor! the Old Bradfieldian Societ\,.hasi full time professionalsecretarywho liaises 'ith the Brndfield Foundatiorl, irhich has 1is o$,r1cdrstiiurion ;nd is legally separatcfrom both the and ihe Old BradfieldiarrSociery'it is the donor led fund raising ann of Bradfield. The first businesssessionlvas entitled "Full\' Intcr-relatedDatabascs"and the D e . r l . . \ e e J u l i .r - r l r l - , t o r r o a r r n nt , : , c i . r . B . o , r F t o r . , , g . , J J o r r Rees,Director,Harrow SchoolDe\-eloprnentTrust. Julian Smyth€ outlined hor!'a databascfor the storageof information could be put to a socict!'s advantaSe.He suggestedra 'data about forner pupiis ight nrclude names and rddresses,employmani d€tails, academicrccord nen at school, subscription rccord, purchase of school matazhc, re.ord of cornn]unications, support for appeals, interests, pastimes and sports jnvoLvement.FIewarned th.t producing a clat.rb.seincreasedpapcr$ork rather than thc rer.erse. The databaaeis used to increrse communlc;tions lvith the membershipand thus in!'oke a higher.respo.serate fron members,r'hich in tum makes for a busier more active societ).Exanples r.ere givcn of usjng the database for selectile comnunication, targethi a c€rtaiir section oi'the membershipfor a specificpuryose.\4r Snvthe said itwas h.rdh surprishg tllai ;,n hcreasnlg numbcr oi schoolsrvereemploving full time alunnli officerst lohn ReesBave examples oi his use of the databaseat Harror! io naintain ' ''1 .-t r',,-l ir ^ nr. , ,urr r-F !,pi,. lJ r,..r.r-rea.,. l, .o l-F.r ..bI .. I-.,aiI. n t i .r o . t r r . , l r t , r n 1 . t u . , a - . t ^ . . r , r o t r e . a o , , r n t . l d . ^ - p . ( i f i . p ' o 1 " . 1 .l.i . ' : , \ l-. r. J"-hj.p --oJl. d. " comprehensiYeas possjble.As . fund raiser he had found that it was rital io build !p and maintain contactwith lormer prplls. Both speakcr.s consideredit important to have tood nctr{orkifg arrantemcnts beh\.eenthc School,ihe Old Pupils' So.ieit' and the De\,eloprrentOifice in oldcr to maxirnjsesupport for thc school.Mr Rees\r.asof the opinion that ar1.ciiYe

fund raising organjsatio. linked lvith a flourishing Old l,upils'Society rvas a potent marketing tool and demonstratedto prospecfile parentsthat the school knew here it nas going. the second business session on publications featured talks on jmo\.ative schemesfrom John Srvorderand Brucetr /illiams. John S('ordcr, Secretaryof the Old lvellinStoniarlSocieilrand Editor of thc Year Book, gave a brief outline of benefits offcrcd to Old tr /ellingtonians.The 6rst commu.ication pupils receive tuom the socjety is the Leavers Pack, s,hich is cheap ancl sjmple to produce. lts principal aim is to inlorm leavers abour membershipof the socieiy The pack includcs: o a a a a a

Infonnaiion on the societ]'s anns Detailsof afflliated sporting clubs Dctails of reunionsand other e\.ents Availabilit\. of careersadvice Contactnancs .rnd addresses A return slip to inform the societyof detailsof univcrsit]',careeretc.

Bruce U/illiams, Seclctarvof the Old Bradfieldian Socjerl,and fullv employcd memberof staff,spokcabout the Leavers'YearBook,which nor. forms the nritiaI link l{'ith the curre.rlileaversgror.rp.It .as odginnllv decided to producc it as a more approprjatepl.ce for valetesthan the SchoolChronicleas it r{'asfelt ihat it would be rciained by most leavers. The pupils werc asked if they would purchaseit and all of them agreedto do so. Thc book pro\-idesa useiul archive and r!'ill help to mahtain contactas ii r!'ill pro\.idea sourceofjnformation about school friendships and interests.Each leaver is asked to prolide daia such as home address ancl telephonenun$er, aspirations,deiails of which affiliated l:lubs interest thcrn and willingness to assist the sociei.lrThey also providc a yaletedetailingaIIschoolachievements. and a photographis taken and includcd as \,ve]l.I'lenty of space is left alontside each eltry for the pupils to wliie messagesto e:ch other,r.hich adds to the likelihood that it \,'i11beretaincd.The book has an htroduckrry letter fron the societv a.opv of the constitution and currentcontactnamcsnnd addresses. It is producedby a local printer at a cost of â&#x201A;Ź15per copy. Afier lunch, \ranessaConnor, an A.R.O.PScommitteemember,introduced the resultsof a survey she had coordinatedinvolving younger members.Therehad been a \.ery !\.ide\,ariety oâ&#x201A;Źresponsesand the sLrccessftll iders Va ed according to the t).peof schooland the breadth of the socier'-.One suitgestionrvasto hal'e one of the vornlger memberstalk to leaYel.S h the sumnler term about thc its activities.Onc socieiy operateda 'circle' system,\^41erean appointed secretary made and kept contactwith a group spanningtrvo or tl'' lea\.ers.Other sutilestions jncluded thc rsc of iriemet to keep people in iouch through universit)rand in the early yearsof emplol'ment .henmembersnright be 'idelv The formnlifies oi the afternoon closcd {:ith a. 'Anv Questions?'sessiorl, followed bv informal conchctcd krurs oI fie School,led bv sixth fonners. The confcrencewas agajn enjovableand gavc us much to think about as we i.y to keep our associationliito meet the needsofits membersinto the nextcentury. lolrr'r Egan

OHA Magazine 1996 - 97  

OHA Magazine 1996 - 97

OHA Magazine 1996 - 97  

OHA Magazine 1996 - 97