September 2018

David Roy Holmes

3rd June 1934 – 29th September 2018 Lupton 1947-1952 David worked in Industrial Personnel (HR) Management for 39 years, 26 of which with the Burmah Castrol Group whence he retired in 1994. Aged 14, whilst a pupil at Sedbergh School, David expressed a determination, at some stage in his life, to commit formally to the church. In his forties he undertook ordination training for non-stipendiary ministry and he became fully ordained in 1984, aged 50. He spent 15 years in his active Parochial Ministry in the Joint Benefice of St Giles and St Margaret’s churches in Oxford. In retirement, David...
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Chronicles From The Archives

1918: Sedbergh and the war at home Sedberghians are privileged to have the great resource of the Sedberghian magazine to share our history. The magazines began in 1879 and have recorded the changes in the school landscape, national events and the all-important minutiae that makes up daily life. 1918 saw bloody warfare on the battlefields of Europe, sacrifices at home and the boys and staff coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones. In amongst all this, life continued as it always must. The Sedberghian magazines give modern readers a sense of the joy and spirit that the...
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Sedbergh 1st XV Rugby Reunion Dinner on Saturday 13th October 2018

Dear Old Sedberghians, The OS Club invites you to the OS 1st XV Rugby Reunion Dinner on Saturday 13th October at the new Black Bull Hotel in Sedbergh. There will be a home 1st XV game against St Peter’s, York to watch on the Saturday afternoon before the Dinner with a complimentary light lunch served in the new Hirst Centre before kick-off at 2:30pm on Buskholme, followed by refreshments after the match. Tables at the Dinner will be made up of 1st XV teams from similar playing eras. Dan Harrison, Michael Raw as well as other coaches past and present...
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‘A Precious Life’ – Feature Film

After spending the past 4 years developing his life’s work into a feature film, Fraser Precious (W 99-06) successfully premiered his short film concept for ‘A Precious Life’ at this years Cannes Film Festival. Fraser wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film that was met with critical acclaim from various members of the mental health, music and film industry that attended. Since the short film’s debut at Cannes, Fraser has already won the Best Actor award at another international film festival. The film is about Fraser’s previous life as a classical trumpet player performing with Symphony Orchestra’s in the Sydney Opera house 10 years ago. After a...
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Brook no argument

Harry Brook is one of English cricket’s most promising young talents and he has a serious dedication to reaching the top, reports Alex Mason for The Cricketer magazine. It’s 6.15am. Pitch black and a bitterly cold morning, Harry Brook is lugging his cricket bag down the driveway of his boarding house to the sports hall. Martin Speight, a former Sussex and Durham cricketer, and Brook’s mentor at school, is waiting with a coffee, a bag of old balls and a sidearm – an advancement of a device used by dog owners to throw tennis balls – hopeful to get the...
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Inviting all OS to participate in the Alumni Wimbledon Run

Calling OS Runners to participate in the annual Alumni Cross Country Race in London which will be on Saturday, December 15th this year. This is a long standing race hosted by Thames for old boys of schools with strong cross country running traditions. It started in 1953 and has grown in popularity, now attracting around 300 runners from around 60 schools. The course of 5 miles on Wimbledon Common is a shortened version of the Blues Race course. All ages are welcome. Seventy year olds compete with eighteen year olds – the fastest time is usually close to 25 mins...
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