November 2016

SCOTT CARNOCHAN TO become the next Headmaster of Holmewood House School in September 2017

Dear OSS I write to share with you the news that Scott Carnochan, Headmaster of Sedbergh Prep School, has been appointed to become the next Headmaster of Holmewood House School. Holmewood House was founded in 1945 and is a 3-13 Independent Boarding Prep School of 440 boys and girls. Scott’s appointment to this prestigious School in the South of England reflects his success at Sedbergh and is a signal of our own School’s strength. Scott’s leadership has been instrumental in the transformation of Sedbergh Prep School from a small School in modest facilities to one which can claim to be the...
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Thirty-three Old Sedberghians were killed or died of wounds sustained whilst fighting on the Somme; one is buried in Harrogate, the other 32 are buried in France. The names of 12 appear on the Thiepval Memorial and 20 have identified graves. This year’s stage of The OS Pilgrimage was to honour this group of Old Sedberghians. With this objective, 23 of us assembled at London St Pancras Station on the morning of Monday 19th September in order to catch the 08:55 Eurostar train to Lille. Dr Bruce Cherry who was to be our guide (as he had been at Gallipoli...
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OS Weekend 2016

   It is Autumn, and as if the weather wasn’t enough to help you set your watch, it was also OS weekend. A timely reminder that I am getting older just when I have been doing lots of exercise in a hopelessly vain attempt to regain my youth. That and I am of course racing the Bursar, Peter Marshall, around the Wilson Run again in March in another thrilling victory of mind over matter, while our limbs creak and scare the sheep. But back to OS weekend and it was great to see so many old friends and make some...
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Remembrance Sunday Service 2016

OSs  are warmly invited to the School Remembrance Sunday Service More than 550 pupils, staff and Old Sedberghians will meet on Sunday morning for a poignant Service of Remembrance, held around the School’s Victoria Cross Memorial. The service starts at 10:30 am at the Cloisters Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be served in Queen’s Hall afterwards If you need any further information please contact Benjamin Collins at

Are you looking for a challenge?

Afghanaid has 27 places in the London Marathon 2017. Are you looking for a challenge? Niece of Old Sedberghians Mark and Simon Whitaker, Rose Hartley, is recruiting London Marathon runners for the charity Afghanaid. With almost forty thousand people taking part in this world-famous race, and thousands more lining the streets to cheer them on, participating in the London Marathon is an incredible experience. Running the London Marathon can change your life – but run it for Afghanaid and you’ll change the lives of many more. Last year, the charity’s runners each raised enough money to support 130 poor women...
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Minutes of the OS Annual General Meeting

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at 4:30pm on Saturday 1st October 2016 in the School Library 1. Apologies were received from Andrew Fleck (HM), David Calvert (Treasurer) Jon Lidiard, Andrew Harle, Duncan Berry, Angus Strachan, Michael Crawford, Ed Parker, Hayley Christy, Emily Hirst, Geoff Watson, Michael Raw and Oliver Thompson. 2. Minutes Silence: Observed for those OSs who have left us in the last 12 months. 3. Minutes: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 19th September 2015 in the School Library were approved and duly signed by the President, John Walford. 4. Matters Arising:...
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Sedbergh School Grafton Morrish Finals 2016

Introduction The Grafton Morrish is an annual golf tournament contested by public schools from all over the UK ( The format is scratch foursomes with each team fielding 3 pairs of former school members. Sedbergh have won the title on a number of occasions in the past, however sadly not for a good few years. I am delighted to say however, that there have been signs of a revival in both form and fortunes in recent years, with appearances in the final of the plate competition in 2010 and the quarterfinals of the main competition in 2011. Finals Report Before...
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Remembrance Day: 100 years since the death of Herbert Shutt (L 1901 – 05)

This Remembrance Sunday coincided with the 100th anniversary of the death of Herbert Shutt (Lupton 1901 – 05). He is one of the 257 Sedberghians remembered as part of the OS Club Pilgrimage ( Over the 2014 – 2018 WW1 centenary commemoration period the Old Sedberghian Club has pledged to mark the life and death of each Sedberghian casualty. A biography has been written for each man, a pledge has been made to visit the grave or memorial for each Sedberghian casualty and a series of ongoing events have been planned to recognise the sacrifice made by a generation of...
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OS Golf Day

The annual OS golf day for those residing in the South (but indeed which is open to all OS golfers wherever they live) was held at Walton Heath Golf Club on 20th September 2016. Eighteen Sedberghians turned up to play in what is a very enjoyable and convivial event. In the morning we played for the OS Golf Society Challenge Cup, a stableford competition, followed by a fantastic lunch and a foursomes game in the afternoon. The winner of the OSGC Challenge Cup was Robert Kendall who rolled back the years with a very impressive 73 gross for 42 stableford...
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