Martin Valentine (Former Staff – Head of Art, Evans Housemaster & Honorary OS)

The OS Club is sad to announce the passing of Martin Valentine who died on 23rd January. Martin was a former Head of Art and Housemaster of Evans House. He was a larger than life character who will be sadly missed.

Michael Norman Shaw, Lord Shaw of Northstead (S 34-38) 1920-2021

The OS Club is saddened to share the news that Michael Shaw, The Lord Shaw of Northstead, recently passed away at the age of 100. Lord Shaw was a former National Liberal and British Conservative Party politician who served as an MP from 1960 to 1964 (as a National Liberal) and from 1966 to 1992 for the Conservatives.

Born in Leeds, Lord Shaw joined Sedgwick House in 1934 before leaving in the summer of 1938. He then joined the Indian Army on the outbreak of war, but contracted tuberculosis on the voyage out. Discharged from the Army, he joined his family firm as a chartered accountant. He married Joan Mowat in 1951. Standing first as a Conservative at the general election in 1955, Lord Shaw fought the safe Labour seat of Dewsbury, losing by over 7,000 votes. At the general election in October 1959, he stood as a ‘Liberal and Conservative’ and contested the Labour-held marginal constituency of Brighouse and Spenborough. He lost by only 47 votes to the sitting MP Lewis John Edwards, who died the following month. At the resulting by-election in March 1960, Shaw won the seat for the National Liberals and Conservatives with a majority of 666 votes over Labour’s Colin Jackson.

Lord Shaw returned to Parliament at the 1966 general election, when he was elected for the safe Conservative constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. He held that seat until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when he was re-elected for the new Scarborough constituency. He continued to represent Scarborough until he retired at the 1992 general election, making a total of 30 years as an MP. He also served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1974 until 1979, when MEPs were not directly elected, but were chosen by the House of Commons and House of Lords as delegates.

In the 1982 Birthday Honours, Lord Shaw received a Knighthood, having the accolade conferred by The Queen on 25 November 1982. He was created a life peer on 30 September 1994 with the title Baron Shaw of Northstead, of Liversedge in the County of West Yorkshire and retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2015. He was also the first Sedbergh School Foundation 1525 Society President from 2002-2005.

More information to follow.

John Calderwood Crompton (SH 40-43) 1925-2021

Sadly the OS Club has been informed that John Crompton passed away on 7th January 2021, aged 95, after a short illness. He would regularly talk about his days at Sedbergh and his happy memories.

Brandon Charles Glover (Former Staff)

The OS Club has received the sad news that former Classics teacher Brandon Glover passed away in December 2020.

John “Michael” Watherston (S 46-50) 1932-2020

The OS Club is sad to announce the passing of Michael Watherston (S 46-50), who died on 6th December at the age of 88.

Jane Elizabeth Collison (née Riddell) – Widow of Victor Collison (Former Bursar)

The OS Club is saddened to share the news that Jane Collison, wife of former Bursar Victor Collison, passed away on 6th December 2020 at the age of 89. The Collison Prize was a prize awarded at the Prep School and given by the Collisons in the days of Cressbrook House, when it was the Junior Boys’ House. Jane was a long-time supporter of the School.

Dr. Michael Trevor Haslam (E 47-52) 1934-2020

Sadly the OS Club has been informed that Michael Haslam passed away on 2nd November 2020 at the age of 86. Please see below an obituary from Edward Vickerman (W 47-52):

Dr Michael Trevor Haslam, 1934-2020 died unexpectedly on 2 November.

Born in 1934, Michael had the misfortune to lose his father in his early years. His mother’s remarriage brought him not only a step-father but a step-sister and step-brother.

Michael entered Evans House in 1947, in due course becoming a School Prefect and captain of House teams in football and cricket. When he entered St John’s College Cambridge, a keen sportsman, he changed to lacrosse, in time captaining the university Eagles team in their match against Oxford. He was also a member of the Cambridge University Judo Team. In his later years he kept his sporting interest playing croquet.

First meeting in their student days at Cambridge, Shirley and Michael married in 1959. They have a son and two daughters, six grandchildren and as yet one great-grandson.

Michael took biological sciences A-levels and followed these at Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he qualified as a doctor. He served his two years of National Service in the Medical Corps, rising to the rank of Acting Major.

Returning to civilian life, he specialized in Psychiatry. It was a career with many achievements; Master of Arts and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge for his thesis on psychiatric illness in adolescence and a double Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He received a Diploma of Medical Jurisprudence and a Liveryman-ship of the Society of Apothecaries. He has been Chairman of the Society of Clinical Psychiatrists and one time Chairman of the Clinical Tutors committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

In his retirement he and Shirley obtained the degree of Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Leeds.

Thomas “Tom” McClung (S 47-51) 1933-2020

Obituary: Tom McClung, former Scotland international rugby player | The  Scotsman

The OS Club has received the sad news that former Scotland international rugby player and potato merchant, Tom McClung (S 47-51), passed away in October 2020 at the age of 87.

Please see the following obituary from The Scotsman:

Tom McClung was one of the leading Scottish international rugby players of the late 1950s. He was very much a son of Edinburgh, born in the capital and educated at Edinburgh Academy up until the age of 11.

During the Second World War, when a Luftwaffe aircraft dropped a bomb close to the family home in Corstorphine, the McClungs were evacuated to Girvan, where he attended Girvan High School.

From Edinburgh Academy, he went on to Sedbergh, the public school in the wilds of Cumbria, then to Cambridge, to Emanuel College, to read agriculture. Tom won his Blue in the 1954 Varsity match, then returned to Edinburgh, to work in the family potato merchants business, and to play rugby for Edinburgh Academical and Edinburgh District.

He helped Accies win the Unofficial Club Championship in 1955-56, their first such success since 1930; a great season in which the only Scottish side to beat them was Glasgow Academicals.

He went on to captain the club in season 1959-60, while his years in the Edinburgh team in the Inter-District Championship were also successful – five wins in six seasons.

Along the way Tom won a total of nine Scotland caps, six in the centre, three at stand-off. His career coincided with a great period for Scotland’s oldest rugby club, and while their XV included some genuine Scotland greats, such as international captains Douglas Elliot and Brian Neil, plus a British Lions scrum half in Stan Coughtrie, it was widely acknowledged that Tom was the back division general who made the entire team tick.

Top rugby players back then were strictly amateur. Tom’s day job was in the family potato merchants’ business, which he ran along with Gilbert. Away from work and rugby, Tom was a keen golfer – at the time of his death he was the oldest member of Turnberry, which was hardly surprising given its proximity to the Girvan tattie fields he knew so well.

He was also a member of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, at Muirfield and the Scottish section of the British Rugby club of Paris.In his younger days Tom was a keen cricketer, playing, naturally, for the Accies, while he was also a passionate bridge player.

Tom is survived by Marion, his wife of 58 years, sons Fraser and Gilbert, and daughter Celia and his eight grandchildren.

Click here to read the obituary in full.

William Bryce “Bill” Jamieson (L 59-63) 1945-2020

The OS Club is sad to announce the passing of Bill Jamieson (L 59-63), who passed away on 14th November 2020 at the age of 75. Please see the following obituary from The Times, which was published on 16th November 2020:

Bill Jamieson’s 12 years as executive editor of The Scotsman encompassed far more than publishing a newspaper; he was part of far wider political debate in Scotland and beyond. And while he was an “old-school” journalist, at home with ink, hot metal and newsprint, he also saw the future lay online, responding in 2012 by starting Scot-Buzz, a website dedicated to supporting Scottish business that he ran for several years.

Although Jamieson’s views could be idiosyncratic, his wisdom was rarely in doubt. He was far more interested in producing papers than their content. He enjoyed debate for the sake of it and could turn on a sixpence if it provided the chance to explore an unfashionable opinion.

William Bryce Jamieson was born in 1945 in the Irvine Valley in Ayrshire. “Once it was a string of thriving, happy-go-lucky little towns made famous by lace manufacture,” he wrote. He was the son of John Jamieson, a lawyer, and his wife Anne (née Leckie), who died when Bill was young; he had two siblings, Iain, a lawyer for the Scottish Office who was responsible for the wording of the 1998 Scotland Act with its opening article “There shall be a Scottish Parliament”, and Susan, who both survive.

They were raised in Newmilns, next to the local newspaper’s presses, “which inspired me to journalism”, he said. However, his return visits in adulthood were short. “It is like listening to Gaelic music, evocatively pleasing for five minutes and terminally depressing after ten,” he said. Emerging from Sedbergh School with atrocious handwriting he taught himself copperplate.

He read economics at the University of Manchester, but his academic performance was suboptimal because he enjoyed a full social life and was busy attending CND marches and taking part in anti-war demonstrations. While at Manchester he met Elaine Muller, a Cornish librarian, and they were married in 1971. She survives him with their son, Alastair, deputy news editor at The Independent.

Jamieson joined The Merthyr Express in south Wales as a sub-editor, worked as a business sub on The Western Mail in Cardiff and in the early 1970s moved to London as a City reporter with Thomson Regional Newspapers. He was at The Daily Express for several years before in 1986 being part of Eddie Shah’s union-busting revolution on the launch of Today, Britain’s first all-colour newspaper. In 1995 he became economics editor of The Sunday Telegraph, where he broke the story of the collapse of Barings Bank.

His final job, in 2000, was at The Scotsman, where his role encompassed everything from public outreach and columns about business to seeing off the business pages each night. “When he first came back, his right-wing perspective on Scottish politics and the economy did not always go down well in the generally left-leaning media,” said Magnus Linklater, the Times columnist. “But he took the criticism in good heart and made friends right across the spectrum, while never compromising in his view that Scotland needed a reality check when it came to attitudes towards business and the wealth-creating part of the economy.”

Jamieson, who was convivial to a fault and wore bright red socks when in the City, received various journalism honours, including a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Press Awards in 2012. His Scotsman columns continued and in August he wrote about those who are “missing in action” from the job figures during the crisis, expressing concern for the one million people with no paid employment yet who are not registered as unemployed.

Bill Jamieson, journalist, was born on June 9, 1945. He died from spinal cancer on November 14, 2020, aged 75. Click here to read the obituary in full.

Sheila Rogers (Former Staff)

Sadly the OS Club has been informed that former member of staff Sheila Rogers passed away recently. She was the wife of OS John Rogers and taught biology at Sedbergh for many years until her retirement in 1985.

John Arthur Barton Townley (H 56-60) 1942-2020

The OS Club is saddened to share the news that John Townley (H 56-60) passed away on 22nd October 2020 at the age of 78.

Peter John Berry (L 49-53) 1935-2020

The OS Club is sad to announce the passing of Peter John Berry (L 49-53), who died peacefully on 13th October at the age of 84.

John Routledge Veale (E 54-59) 1941-2019

The OS Club has received the sad news that John Veale (E 54-59) passed away on 2nd February 2019 at the age of 78.

Logie Bruce-Lockhart (SH 35-40) 1921-2020


The OS Club is sad to announce the passing of Logie Bruce-Lockhart (SH 35-40), who passed away on 7th September 2020 at the age of 98. Logie was in School House just before WW2 and while his father, John Bruce-Lockhart (known as Rufus), was Headmaster (1937-1954). Logie was a writer, a journalist, a Scottish international rugby union footballer and for most of his teaching career, Headmaster of Gresham’s School in Norfolk from 1955-1982.

There will be a private funeral at St. Andrew’s, Holt, followed by interment in the churchyard, which is where Logie’s wife, Jo, and daughter Kirsty are buried. A celebration of his life will be arranged a later date. Anyone wishing to write to the Bruce-Lockhart family can do so by post to:
69 New Road, Blakeney, Holt NR25 7PA. Please click here for an obituary. More information will be available soon.


* Names in gold indicate an obituary link.

First Name(s)SurnameHouseat SedberghDate
MartinValentineHonorary OS & Former Staff (Head of Art & Evans Housemaster)January 2021
Michael Norman Shaw (Lord Shaw of Northstead)Sedgwick1934-1938January 2021
John CalderwoodCromptonSchool House1940-1943January 2021
Brandon CharlesGloverFormer StaffDecember 2020
John MichaelWatherstonSedgwick1946-1950December 2020
Jane ElizabethCollison (née Riddell)Widow of Victor Collison (Former Bursar)December 2020
(Dr.) Michael TrevorHaslamEvans1934-2020November 2020
William Bryce "Bill"JamiesonLupton1959-1963November 2020
Thomas "Tom"McClungSedgwick1947-1951October 2020
SheilaRogersFormer StaffRetired in 1985October 2020
John Arthur BartonTownleyHart1956-1960October 2020
Peter JohnBerryLupton1949-1953October 2020
LogieBruce-LockhartSchool House1935-1940September 2020
Patrick Joseph Kinloch "Jo" CampbellPenneySchool House1944-1949September 2020
Michael JohnMellingSchool House1961-1966August 2020
Ronald Gordon MacRobertBarrSedgwick1947-1952August 2020
Ian Jackson Herbert RichardsonHart1936-1940July 2020
(Dr.) Dan GordonMillerSchool House1936-1941July 2020
(Dr.) James Timothy Hessel "Tim"PickEvans1941-1945July 2020
(Col.) Duncan Stuart ArchibaldBoydSchool House1945-1949June 2020
Philip FrancisListerPowell1941-1945June 2020
(The Rev) Robin GLairdFormer Staff & Honorary OS1993-1998June 2020
(Maj) Thomas "Edward"ScottPowell1943-1947May 2020
RobertVentersSchool House1946-1950May 2020
Kenneth Douglas MacRobertBarrSedgwick1953-1957April 2020
JohnDuckworthEvans1945-1950April 2020
Ian EverardPilkingtonWinder1951-1954April 2020
Richard AlleynHaslamPowell1943-1948April 2020
Philip HillaryHunterLupton1964-1969April 2020
Norman GainsfordWrightHart1941-1945April 2020
Charles Anthony "Tony"ShawWinder1951-1956April 2020
Carl "Victor"WildPowell1937-1941April 2020
Dr James William Alexander "Bill"MoxonEvans1943-1948April 2020
Gavin DavidAndersonHart1955-19592020
John PlummerListerPowell1938-1942March 2020
David RenshawMartinSedgwick1946-1950March 2020
(Maj.) Francis JamesGoddard (MBE)Winder1947-1952March 2020
David Robert BuchananRussellPowell1949-1954March 2020
Peter FrederickArmstrongDay Pupil1943-19482020
DavidHorsleySedgwick1939-1943March 2020
John PerranCurrySedgwick1942-1945March 2020
John le GallienneGilchristEvans1954-1958February 2020
MichaelSanger-DaviesSedgwick1950-1954February 2020
Peter JAttenboroughFormer Headmaster1975-1981February 2020
Anthony Peter ThomasHighamEvans1954-1958January 2020
(Cdr) David StuartWhiteLupton1950-1954January 2020
Peter KidsonPoskittHart1945-19502019
Robert JohnTweedaleSchool House1941-1945December 2019
David BrookSutcliffeWinder1948-1953November 2019
Alan WilliamParkesSedgwick1974-1977November 2019
(Maj.) Andrew Archibald Steele "Archie"ScottSedgwick1932-1937November 2019
David RobertGreenwoodHart1958-1963November 2019
Walter DouglasBertramEvans1945-1948October 2019
Richard CharlesSawtell (MBE DL)Powell1943-1948October 2019
Eric Aldie NeilsonMercerWinder1940-1943October 2019
Lionel VictorWalshSchool House1944-1947October 2019
(Prof.) John BarrCavanaghSchool House1935-1938October 2019
Anthony NobleFrankland (CB, CBE, DFC)Hart1936-1941October 2019
DieterPevsnerSedgwick1946-1949October 2019
Gerald Douglas HendersonSmithHart1943-1947September 2019
(Prof.) David WilliamBrocklesbySedgwick1942-1946September 2019
Clive James ForgieTurnerEvans 1950-1954September 2019
MichaelLonghurstWinder1958-1963September 2019
DavidAlbanFormer Lupton Housemaster (67-76) and Member of Staff1952-1976 (Staff)September 2019
Michael HuttonVignolesLupton1943-1947August 2019
Anthony "Graeme" De BraceyMarrs (MBE)Honorary OS1939-2019 (Honorary OS)August 2019
Robert ChristopherRobinsonHart1944-1948July 2019
Victor Derek "Vic"OldfieldLupton1939-1943July 2019
Alastair JohnTurnbullSedgwick1955-1960July 2019
Jonathon James Charlton "Jon"HardeySedgwick1963-1968July 2019
John BasilCrossleyLupton1963-1968July 2019
(Dr) John GeorgeCoxonWinder1934-1938July 2019
Benjamin WilliamBennettHart1942-1944June 2019
(Dr) Geoffrey William Syme "Geoff"BurgessHart1956-1960May 2019
SheilaDonaldWidow of David Donald (OS) -
Former Headmaster of Cressbrook School (49-76)
(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
John RoutledgeVealeEvans1954-1959February 2019
Michael TheodoreBroadbentSchool House1967-1972February 2019
Donald BarrettMackaySedgwick1948-1953February 2019
DouglasEynonSedgwick1949-1953February 2019
Peter EdwardRickittEvans1960-1964January 2019
Malcolm Brian TaylorBromleyLupton1950-1954January 2019
Robert James "Bob"SykesEvans1947-1950December 2018
George William "Bill"FrankEvans1944-1948December 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 DavidHymasWinder1946-1950November 2018
George MarshallFish (OBE)School House1942-1946November 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
(The Rev) James Henry "Jim"SmithSchool House1946-1950September 2018
John BlackburnTalbotWinder1940-1943September 2018
William Fawcett "Billy"BanksHart1942-1946September 2018
Neil MelvinMackayLupton1940-1945September 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
Peter DonaldMcQueenEvans1951-1956July 2018
James AlexanderRobertsonSedgwick1948-1952July 2018
John Gilfillan LuscombeRobinsonHart1947-1951July 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
(Prof) Robin StuartSharpWinder1950-1954April 2018
Stuart RobertPatonHart1977-1982March 2018
(Prof) Robert Cairns BrownAitkenWinder1947-1951March 2018
Christopher KennethMylneSedgwick1940-1945March 2018
Geoffrey RichardHagueSedgwick1939-1944March 2018
Dudley Charles DowslandMooreLupton1955-1959March 2018
(Sir) John ArchibaldFordSchool House1935-1939February 2018
John ReedHindmarshPowell1958-1963February 2018
John DouglasHileyLupton1953-1958January 2018
Hugh FrederickLockhart-BallEvans1961-1966December 2017
John François de WerdtDuvoisinEvans1949-1953January 2018
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
Peter Graham CarletonTaylorEvans1959-1964November 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 Tutor1954-1963July 2017
David McNabBertramEvans1947-1951July 2017
Christopher Graham "Chris"WellsEvans1960-1965June 2017
(Prof) John SeymourConwaySchool House1943-1948June 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
Robert PaulLester (MBE)Winder1930-1936July 2016
(Dr) Timothy MartinVentersSchool House1958-1963June 2016
Neil PollockMageeLupton1957-1961April 2016
(Sir) John SetonCasselsLupton1942-1946March 2016