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OBITUARIES

Graeme Marrs MBE 1939-2019 (Honorary OS)


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Honorary OS Graeme Marrs, who passed away on Friday 16th August, at the age of 79. His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, 10th September at St Bridget’s Church, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, at 1.30pm.

Please see below for an obituary written by Peter Greville, Vice President and Press Office, Birkenhead Park Football Club.

Graeme made a huge contribution to rugby at Birkenhead Park over many years from the 1970’s to the current day. A proud old boy of Rossall School he played also for Rosslyn Park a club he always maintained a great fondness for. By his own admission he may not have scaled the heights as a full back but as an administrator and alicadoo he was a colossus indeed.
He acted as Fixture Secretary for many years at Birkenhead Park maintaining a first class list for the club at a time when the game was changing prior to the introduction of league rugby. His camaraderie with his opposite numbers at clubs such as Wasps, Gloucester, Harlequins, London Scottish and The Royal Navy played a significant part in helping maintain these fixtures for another generation of Park players who remain eternally grateful to Graeme for providing them with the opportunity to play against these top clubs.

Graeme became the driving force behind the annual North of England Schools Sevens which regularly attracted the top schools to Birkenhead and he fought tooth and nail to maintain the high standards as the best tournament in the North.

Graeme was made an Honorary OS in September 2017 in recognition of his generous contributions to the Sedbergh 10’s tournament over the years. He was a friend and advocate of both the school and the OS Club, also assisting with the organisation of the Anti-Assassins fixtures.

He also made his annual pilgrimage to the Rosslyn Park National Schoolboy Sevens where he gained notoriety as an announcer at that prestigious tournament.


Graeme through his professional life with MKR in Liverpool was awarded the MBE for services to Caribbean trade and he was of course extremely proud of this honour. It was his business contacts that led Graeme to play a major role in organising tours to Jamaica in 1981 and the Bahamas in 1989, both absolutely fabulous with Graeme leading both ventures. The close ties between MKR and Birkenhead Park continue to go from strength to strength in the current era helping the club to develop its facilities and rugby together.

A tribute of this nature can only scratch the surface of Graeme’s magnificent contribution to Birkenhead Park and the wider game. He was well known throughout the county and indeed the country frequently visiting Twickenham in a variety of roles. One thing is for sure,the Upper Park will be a far poorer place with the new season getting underway. Graeme was a unique rugby character and his witty and amiable personality will be most sorely missed particularly on match days at the Upper Park.
I am sure over the coming weeks many tales of Graeme’s rugby adventures will be regaled in the Park bar and we hope the esteem in which he is held will be of some consolation to Poppet and the Marrs family at this saddest of times.

Peter Greville
Vice President and Press Officer
BPFC


Jonathon James Charlton “Jon” Hardey 1950-2019 (S 63-68)

The Old Sedberghian Club has received the sad news that Jon Hardey (1950-2019), expert on peregrine falcons and other upland birds of prey, passed away in July 2019. Please see below for an obituary from the Scotland Herald.

Jon Hardey, who has died aged 69, belonged to the North East Branch of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, consisting of remarkable and feisty specialists studying the ecology, behaviour and changing fortunes of birds of prey. For several years Jon chaired the NE group.

He specialised in peregrine falcons, and was encouraged to do so by his idol, the late Dr Derek Ratcliffe, who wrote the acclaimed monograph The Peregrine Falcon (1980, 2nd edn. 1993). The north east Scotland peregrine population was critically important in Ratcliffe’s classic unravelling of the effects of agricultural pesticides in eggshell thinning and catastrophic breeding failure in the 1950s and 1960s.

Building on the intensive survey work of the late Doug Weir and Adam Watson, and more recent monitoring by Roy Dennis and other, Hardey sustained the peregrine monitoring effort, which provided a benchmark against which the recovery of other populations could be assessed as restrictions in the use of cyclodiene pesticides took effect in 1962-64.

In 2003, Hardey and colleagues published a key paper on variation in breeding success of peregrines in north-east, central and south-west Scotland. Covering the period 1991-2000, and published in the book Birds of Prey In A Changing (with a foreward by Derek), this paper was one of the first to show that in more recent years poor breeding success was linked to high levels of criminal persecution associated with grouse moors.

Arguably Hardey’s greatest achievement came with the establishment of the award-winning Scottish Raptor Monitoring-Scheme, founded in 2002 in response to a government-led UK Raptor Working Group published in 2000. This recommended a range of actions on raptors, including the development of systematic monitoring methods.

The success of Raptors: A Field Guide For Surveys And Monitoring was phenomenal, with the book reprinted twice in 2007, and reaching a third edition by 2013. It set the standard for formal monitoring of birds of prey and the field methods have been adopted across many European countries.

However, this success rested on two of Hardey’s great strengths: first, his experience and exceptional skills in raptor fieldwork; and second, his strong connections with scores of raptor specialists who were only too willing to share their nuggets of knowledge and experience – not something done lightly. Hardey was something done lightly. Hardey was enthusiastic, highly motivated and persistent in putting to excellent use his and others’ first-hand experience and knowledge of raptors, particularly peregrines.

He had an uncanny ability to build and sustain relationships with land-owners, factors and keepers on shooting estates that enabled him to gain access on private state roads. Hardey was instrumental in setting up Operation Falcon Watch, a joint agency approach to monitoring peregrines, ostensibly to stop egg collectors but also to look out for raptor persecution.

Born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, Hardey’s father Ronnie, was a member of the No.6 Commando’s and was active in the D-Day landings, for which he received the Military Cross he returned to train commandos at Achnacarry, Lochaber, before becoming a Company Accountant. His mother, Margaret, was a WRNS driver in the Second World War, and became active in the British Horse Society.

Attending Larchfield Prep School in Helensburgh, then Sedbergh School in Yorkshire, Hardey went to Queen’s University in Belfast, where in 1973 he took a BSc Honours degree in Zoology. He loved the student life and immersed himself in the political and cultural scenes of Belfast. Moving to Aberdeen to take a MSc degree in Ecology in 1975, Hardey met his wife-to-be, Lorna,  on a field trip to the Bettyhill Field Station, in north Sutherland.

Professionally, he was principal teacher of biology at Westhill Academy, Aberdeenshire, from 1984 to 2000. Revered by generations of students for his inspirational teaching and hands-on laboratory classes, Hardey was par excellence the gruff master who gave vent to wonderfully humourous and lasting memories.

On retirement, Hardey took on various commissions from Scottish Natural Heritage and wind energy companies, specialising in surveys of montane birds, raptor, and bats.

Outwardly entertaining in describing the antics of his mainly bearded field colleagues, he was shy and diffident. He was a fervent follower of the national rugby team, and enjoyed he prelude socialising, which often meant very late arrivals at Murrayfield. Kind and, pointedly playing up others’ special strengths, he could be both outrageously irreverent and schoolmasterly solemn.

He is survived by wife Lorna, sons John and Paddy, daughter Alison, sister Nicky, and brother Mike Rodge predeceased him.


Frederick Wilson “Freddie” Hoult 1938-2019 (SH 51-55)

Sadly the OS Club has been informed of the passing of Freddie Hoult (pictured left with son, Charlie) in May, aged 80.
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Dr. Geoffrey William Syme “Geoff” Burgess 1942-2019 (H 56-60)

The OS Club has received the sad news that Geoff (pictured second right) passed away on the 25th May, aged 76.

A message from the President – Bob Graham (H 61-67)

Many of the obituaries that appear in the OS magazine quite rightly commemorate the lives of leading lights in many aspects of the life of this country and around the world, whom Sedbergh has nurtured. I would like to recount a slightly different story.

On Saturday 15th June a small group of Old Sedberghians were amongst a packed congregation, a fitting tribute in itself, at St Bees Priory Church to celebrate the life of Doctor Geoffrey William Syme Burgess (17 October 1942 – 24 May 2019). Unless you were in Hart House between 1956 and 1960, studied with him in Biology VI under LPM, or were one of his patients, his name may not mean very much to you. Geoff, as we all knew him, was a man not given to self-advertisement. Personally speaking, it was my good fortune and privilege, having arrived in Hart House a year after Geoff had left, that I later came to know him as a most convivial, warm and amusing member of the ‘Ten Mile Gang’ of Old Hartonians, some of whom have returned for the Ten every year for at least fifty years.

Arriving in Sedbergh in the pink blazer and cap of Harecroft Hall Prep. School, Geoff won a scholarship and came to Hart in 1956. Before he left, (taking a beating once – for possession of fireworks along with other miscreants – he also lead a deputation to the Housemaster to complain about uncooked sausages!) Geoff was appointed House Prefect, played the double bass in the school orchestra and jazz band and won a place at Emmanuel College, Cambridge to read medicine. Also in the Cambridge University Traditional Jazz Band were fellow OSs John “Slim” Whitman (SH 56-60), on the bass and sometimes piano, as well as Brian Turnbull (S 57-61) on the trombone. The group was later known as the “Windy City Seven” and produced a record in 1962, but Slim is the only one shown in the cover picture. On an even less relevant level, while at Cambridge, Geoff was a contemporary of Dr. Graeme Garden, who with Johnny Lynn, drummer for the CU Modern Jazz Band, created the “Yes Minister” sitcom series along with others. Geoff was ‘one of the clever boys’ and knew exactly what he wanted to do. From Cambridge he went on to University College Hospital, London for training as a general practitioner.

Whilst living and practising in Baldock, Hertfordshire, Geoff took a sudden interest in the local Thespians where he met and fell for a lovely fellow thespian, Gill Walker. They married in 1967. After time in hospitals in London and Nottingham, Geoff and Gill moved to Whitehaven where his reputation as an outstanding doctor grew and where he was held in high esteem by patients and colleagues alike at his practice in Distington where he became senior partner. He pioneered the use of acupuncture, and in the words of one patient who had suffered several failed spinal procedures “saved my sanity and relieved my agony.”

Geoff and Gill’s children Andrew and Jane had arrived and the family moved to Croft Hill where Geoff tried his hand at sheep farming. However, in 1992 Geoff suffered his first heart attack and four years later had to retire from practice. Always active though, Geoff continued to carry out blood transfusions, was medical adviser to Benefits Tribunals as well as to Carlisle Races and Whitehaven Rugby League Club. In the community he joined Whitehaven Round Table of which he became Chairman, and he later became President of his local Rotary. During his year as Chairman at Whitehaven he masterminded the raising of funds to provide West Cumberland Hospital with a Russian- made bowel stapler. Once the instructions were translated, the stapler was put into service!

Moving back to St Bees, enjoying the pleasures of grandfatherhood, walking, cookery, particularly of soups and Asian dishes, he involved himself with the Priory Church where he was PCC treasurer and editor of St Bees News. He maintained his close association with, love for and loyalty to Sedbergh, watching rugby, cricket and making the annual return for the Ten, where he was renowned for dropping off to sleep at the table after dinner.

Geoff was a much loved and admired man, who made an immeasurable contribution to the communities in which he lived and worked. There are many who are thankful that he walked among us and who now cherish the memory of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, a loyal and joyful friend and an outstanding practitioner of his calling.

In the service sheet at St Bees that day were printed the lines of Pardon Me For Not Getting Up. If you knew Geoff, you would know why it was included. If not, it tells you something about this kind, unassuming, genial and gentle man, colleague and friend.

My grateful thanks to Geoff’s beloved wife Gill, for her permission to publish this obituary, to Geoff’s great friend and contemporary Mike (Spike) Halliwell (H 56-60) who gave the eulogy at St Bees, to friend, contemporary and fellow clinician Chris Metcalfe-Gibson (H 56-61) and to the Rev Becky Gibbs for a copy of her address.


Robert James “Bob” Sykes 1933-2018 (E 47-50)

Sadly Bob passed away in December 2018. Bob was a keen rugger player and an accurate kicker and played on the first team for Sedbergh. He was also an excellent golfer and after leaving Sedbergh and going into business, he played for many years at Fixby Golf Club in his home town of Huddersfield, becoming Club Captain and winning a number of trophies. His other main interest was in fell walking, learnt no doubt on Sedbergh’s fells. He started a Wayfarers Club in Huddersfield and ran this very successfully until his health began to give out.

His popularity was shown at his funeral at Fixby Church, and afterwards at the Golf Club, when many wayfarers attended, all wearing their club tie. Also many OSs. He married fairly late, to a widowed lady named Marie. His step relations and other family were also present. He had no children of his own.


David Hunter O’Brien 1932-2019 (H 45-51)

The OS Club is sad to announce the death of David O’Brien, who passed away in April. He was 86 years old. A former pupil, parent, Governor and constant supporter of the School, his passing is a loss to all. Please see below for an edited tribute written by his son, Sir Stephen O’Brien, KBE (H 70-75).

David Hunter O’Brien was born on 21st June 1932 – as he would never cease to remind us, with his ready grin and glint in his eye, ‘the longest day in the year’, so, of course, the longest birthday every year!

Born and brought up in Kendal, their home being just across the River Kent from the ‘Works’, the engineering-based firm known as ‘I Bees’ or IBIS, in which the O’Brien family were strongly engaged, he attended Castle Street Elementary School. At the outbreak of the Second World War, aged 7, he followed his brother to Terrington Prep School near York. David would say that he felt that he had been fairly sheltered from war and bombing given where his home and boarding school were, but he recalled that he and his young schoolmates would hear the Lancaster Bombers passing overhead at night en route over the North Sea – they would say nothing to each other; but at breakfast in the morning they were all quiet, counting how many returned.

Just as the war ended, he went on to Sedbergh School, rising to be Head of Hart House. These 6 years were to be the first chapter in a deep enduring loyalty and involvement with Sedbergh, both town and gown. As a pupil, parent, Governor, grand-parent, countless Remembrance Day services at the Cloisters, initiating the 10-mile Day course walk, concerts, social and sporting events, and the Sedbergh Choral Society – his care and love for the people and institution were woven into him as he into them with the deepest of mutual respect.

Whilst at Sedbergh he remembered being very hungry – there still being rationing post-War, referring to supper sometimes being one pilchard on a plate. It was there that he had to endure cricket – I say endure, as he never complained and made no allowances to himself, and was never given any quarter by his own family, teachers or others, but he only ever saw though his left eye, having been blind in his right eye since birth – something that was discovered when he was a toddler.

But at Sedbergh here amid the Howgills and the Lakeland Fells, which he walked and climbed for decades and loved so much, and the sheer beauty of all that we are surrounded by today, David started to realise his talent as an accomplished sketcher, drawer and painter in most mediums and skilled in capturing landscapes and objects, and notably fine portraits with deep insight into character. He loved his art and there are many wonderful creations that adorn the walls of the family’s homes. He certainly had an exquisite artist’s eye and he mastered the art of perspective, notwithstanding the greater challenge than most he had successfully to overcome.

Long before Cambridge, where he went to Clare College to study History with English, David had met Ann Rothwell, always known as Rothy, her school nickname which has stuck ever since. It was David’s good fortune that, being a good school-friend of Clare, his younger sister, Rothy would often come out from school with Clare in those teen years and sure enough met Clare’s good-looking older brother. As he turned 23, he left for East Africa from Tilbury Docks, seen off by his parents Mandy and Dandy and his fiancée, Rothy, for his first 3 year tour as cadet District Officer in Mtwara, Southern Province, Tanganyika (Tanzania today). No home leave for 3 years and young officers weren’t meant to be married in their first tour. Then in February 1956, having got special permission, he sent a cable out of the blue to Rothy (now a Nursing Sister at the Westmorland County Hospital), simply stating:  “Come. Repeat come. David”; not ‘Love David’. As Rothy later found out that extra word would have cost another shilling, a lot from his meagre £75 a year salary. Matching his adventuresome spirit, she went – 7 weeks by ship; and then they were married in the Indian Ocean coastal fishing town of Mtwara in a Mission Church on 3rd April 1956 – a mud a wattle hut, with a sandy floor, and a wind-up gramophone for ‘Here Comes the Bride’. They spent their honeymoon in the foothills of Kilimanjaro at the other end of the country. David has been devoted to her ever since, and she to him. As many of your letters have said, they were a Team, a lovely, lifelong team. Once they were back on their first long home leave in 1958, they could see independence coming to Tanganyika sooner than had been forecast, so David resigned and they returned to England.

The Lakes

In 1969 David was asked to join IBIS in Kendal as a Director with the brief to diversify product lines and develop overseas markets. This happily coincided with both of their hearts’ desire to come back to their beloved Lake District. So we came to our really delightful and beautiful home, High Cleabarrow near Windermere – a conversion and restoration project they threw themselves into – but above all a genuine, warm (when the heating was on) family home, ever hosting our wider family and so many friends of all generations as a hub of welcome and hospitality. And a garden in which David’s many hives and beekeeping skills advanced, not least resulting in lots of tasty honey harvest most years. He became a leading light in the Westmorland Beekeepers’ Association (with Rothy as Honorary Queen Bee) and found himself called out occasionally to deal with swarms night and day, so his beekeeping kit and headnets were always in the boot of his car. He brought his hives to Dent and enjoyed the bees amongst these fells until only a few years ago. A true hobbyist and enthusiast – including sailing the family GP dinghy on Windermere. And always prepared to ‘give it a go’ – an inspiration and example we all gained by. And that manifested itself in his intense enjoyment of skiing when, in the 1970s, we went to the Alps, including initiating himself and me into ski-touring hut to hut across the roof of the Alps, roped together across perilous avalanche-prone slopes and crevasses – a chance for us to have an intensity of relationship built on his adventuresome courage, example and sheer good company.

After 10 years at IBIS, the Division that David had created in only 6 years, IBIS Medical (supplying turnkey hospitals and equipment overseas), was awarded the Queen’s Award for Industry for Exports. However, only a few months later, the burdens on the mother engineering businesses overwhelmed it and IBIS Group ceased to exist. Disaster loomed. Mum opened High Cleabarrow as a Nursing Home. David became a Consultant, including travelling to Lagos, Bahrain and a year in Harare for the Ford Foundation for the rehabilitation of Zimbabweans who had suffered under the pre-independence regime. He was instrumental in the enterprising creation of the old Shell site in Trafford to today’s thriving Carrington Business Park. He was indefatigable. There were some very lean years.  And it was at this time he was asked to become a Governor of Sedbergh School – despite the pressures on him, he chose to take on that voluntary responsibility and served spanning 3 headmasterships for 18 years with great distinction. It was in David’s strength of character that, even though his career turned out to be anything but plain sailing, he retained his dignity, had no self-pity, harboured no resentments, and had that wonderful unselfish ability to forgive and forget. That was also deeply appreciated by us children – when we overstepped the mark, there would be a flash of irritation or sharp word, and then it was over in a trice; forgiven and forgotten – but lesson learned!

Dent

In 1988, they left High Cleabarrow and came to The Wool Shop in Dent – embracing and being embraced by this wonderful Dentdale community for more than 30 years. They were soon enjoying a varied and busy life, with Mum running The Wool Shop.

Others have remarked how he was always immaculately turned out, be that in a jacket and tie, or with his brown apron on when fettling on in his workshop and around the house, or with hat and, more recently, stick, in his walking breeches, which he sported as much when visiting our families in London, Sussex, Yorkshire or Cheshire as he did when out on “The Fells that are all around us” – to quote a line from a Sedbergh School song.

As one who is with us here today has written:

‘David’s friendship, encouragement, wisdom, loyalty and desire always to do what was right and not follow popular prejudice or whim set him apart – to say nothing of the wonderful sense of humour which always accompanied his wisdom! It is his courage and strength of will in adversity, his indefatigable spirit and outstanding example of all that is honest, fair and ‘good’ which will now live on in those who were fortunate enough to know and respect him.’

A much and dearly loved and loving husband to Rothy; father to Clare-Marie, Karen and me; father-in-law to Gemma, William and Nicholas; grandfather to Harry and Tom, James, Angus and Clara; and Edward, William and Sam and most recently grandfather-in-law to Jo – he was so thrilled to see  the first of his grandchildren to be married when we were all together for a happy, happy day at the beginning of September last year; together with his love and support for his and Mum’s wider families; and a wonderful friend to so many far and wide, and near, faithfully enduring over all the years.

David died in the full knowledge of the love of his family – and the many, many people whose lives he touched.


DEATHS

* Names in gold indicate an obituary link.

First Name(s)SurnameHouseat SedberghDate
Anthony "Graeme" De BraceyMarrs (MBE)Honorary OS1939-2019 (Honorary OS)August 2019
Victor Derek "Vic"OldfieldLupton1939-1943July 2019
Alastair JohnTurnbullSedgwick1955-1960July 2019
Jonathon James Charlton "Jon"HardeySedgwick1963-1968July 2019
(Dr) Geoffrey William Syme "Geoff"BurgessHart1956-1960May 2019
SheilaDonaldWidow of David Donald (OS) -
Former Headmaster of Cressbrook School (49-76) & Sedbergh Governor (77-89)
1930-1934
(David Donald)
May 2019
Frederick Wilson "Freddie"HoultSchool House1951-1955May 2019
Richard AnthonyHuckSedgwick1973-1978April 2019
Roger Martin BrowneHollinsheadPowell1959-1964April 2019
David HunterO'BrienHart1945-1951April 2019
Thomas Edward "Ted"RichardsonEvans1941-1945April 2019
David ArthurGilliatPowell1948-1953March 2019
John HampdenHyattSedgwick1941-1946March 2019
Ian DouglasSangwinHart1954-1958February 2019
Michael TheodoreBroadbentSchool House1967-1972February 2019
Donald BarrettMackaySedgwick1948-1953February 2019
DouglasEynonSedgwick1949-1953February 2019
Peter EdwardRickittEvans1960-1964January 2019
Robert James "Bob"SykesEvans1947-1950December 2018
(Dr) Walter GrahamMathewsSchool House1943-1947December 2018
(The Rev) Peter J DAllenFormer Teacher, Chaplain, and Second Master1987-1993December 2018
Richard HughThomasFormer Physics Master1967-2002December 2018
Peter MylesHutchinsonHart1951-1955November 2018
Edward Stuart "Zeke"SmithEvans1946-1950November 2018
James RobertBruce-LockhartSchool House1954-1959November 2018
David GoodmanBlanchePowell1947-1951October 2018
(The Rev) David RoyHolmesLupton1947-1952September 2018
Charles GraemeWatherstonSedgwick1949-1953September 2018
John BlackburnTalbotWinder1940-1943September 2018
William Fawcett "Billy"BanksHart1942-1946September 2018
Graham HurndallSmithHart1949-1952August 2018
Samuel John WilloughbyBarkerEvans1993-2000August 2018
William Lewis RobertsonScottEvans1949-1953August 2018
(Sir) Henry Arthur HughCortazziSedgwick1936-1941August 2018
Michael IanGriersonLupton1957-1963July 2018
Andrew SnowdenHartonEvans1963-1969June 2018
Richard JohnRossiterWinder1948-1953May 2018
Stephen Herbert KayButcherWinder1942-1947May 2018
Timothy Wace "Tim"RobertsLupton1951-1956April 2018
David FrancisBarkerWinder1936-1940April 2018
Peter MorleyYorkePowell1952-1957April 2018
Stuart RobertPatonHart1977-1982March 2018
(Prof) Robert Cairns BrownAitkenWinder1947-1951March 2018
(Sir) John ArchibaldFordSchool House1935-1939February 2018
Hugh FrederickLockhart-BallEvans1961-1966December 2017
James EdwardSugden (OBE)Hart1960-1964December 2017
GrahamShepherdSedgwick1942-1946December 2017
Anthony MartinRussellHart1947-1952December 2017
Colin PatrickCrabbieLupton1960-65December 2017
Victor H BrookeDowseFormer Schoolmaster and Lupton Housemaster1963-2000November 2017
Anthony NorburnCravenSedgwick1937-1941November 2017
Michael LindopBottomleyWinder1938-1943November 2017
David Graeme SalvesenMacmillanWinder1949-1953October 2017
Kenneth JohnMcCrackenSedgwick1952-1957October 2017
Stephen AllinsonJayHart1940-1943October 2017
Michael RoydenRichardsEvans1944-1948October 2017
(Prof) Henry KennethWhiteWinder1938-1941October 2017
George BNewbyWinder1956-1959October 2017
Nigel AnthonyHurstLupton1974-1978October 2017
Ian Harold MRobinsonPowell1938-1941September 2017
Patrick EdmundJollyLupton1978-1983September 2017
Leslie "Les"FletcherFormer School Lab Technician1965-1996August 2017
Robert EdwardHodgesSchool House1979-1986August 2017
Alastair JohnBreckenridgeSedgwick1955-1960July 2017
Richard Woosnam Ward "Dickie"DaweFormer Winder House Tutor1954-1973July 2017
Christopher Graham "Chris"WellsEvans1960-1965June 2017
Hugh HighleySugdenSchool House1962-1966June 2017
William Henry RaymondMeageenSchool House1950-1955May 2017
Philip Angus NewhamRobothamHart1979-1984May 2017
Jeremy Frank CollingeFisherSchool House1944-1949May 2017
N Peter C PMeadowsFormer Winder Housemaster1959-1990April 2017
(Dr) Frederic SalkeldPlumptonPowell1946-1951March 2017
David MichaelBehrendSedgwick1941-1945March 2017
Richard "Rick" DavidAbbottLupton1968-1973March 2017
Peter RodneyHydeHart1957-1962March 2017
(Dr) Roger James MawbySedgwick1952-1957February 2017
Richard DrummondHardwickPowell 1955-1960February 2017
(The Rt Hon The Lord) David CharlesWaddington (PC)Winder1944-1947February 2017
Garth RogerNicholasHart1944-1949February 2017
Peter WalterPhillipsSedgwick1947-1952February 2017
Noel WilfridBerrySchool House1955-1960February 2017
William EdwardGreenhalghPowell1945-1949February 2017
(Sir) ChristopherBlandLupton1951-1956February 2017
Peter MichaelPoole (CBE, TD, JP, DL)Lupton1943-1946February 2017
Colin JamesSherwoodPowell1949-1952February 2017
John AlexanderGossipSchool House1944-1949December 2016
Andrew PhilipBradshawWinder1968-1973December 2016
Florian LouisDeVitoSedgwick2008-2010November 2016
Michael JamesWilsonPowell1957-1962November 2016
Paul JamesPageLupton1978-1983November 2016
Peter LowsonAddisonSchool House1945-1949October 2016
Timothy CharlesMilesonSedgwick1996-2003October 2016
(Dr) Samuel KribbYoungHart1941-1945October 2016
John RichardThompsonHart1949-1954October 2016
Ewan Douglas DavidBellWinder1951-1956October 2016
Michael RobinFowlerHart1949-1952July 2016
(Dr) Timothy MartinVentersSchool House1958-1963June 2016
Neil PollockMageeLupton1957-1961April 2016