West Country Lunch.

To be held at The Victoria Hotel Sidmouth on Saturday the 14th May 2016
12 noon for 1 pm.
Price £24 per ticket.
Three Courses with Menu choice.
FULL details and Tickets from:
David Richardson OH at richardsonfamily@waitrose .com
4 Bournewood Drive, Bournemouth Dorset, BH4 9JP.
Telephone number 01202 766838.



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Visits to Rousdon

It is fully understandable that many OHs will wish to visit the Rousdon/Allhallows estate to rekindle old memories and to see what development has taken place in recent years.

Those who attended the 500th Luncheon will have heard the comments of our guest speaker , Professor John Broome who lives in the old Pavilion.

Naturally the residents wish to maintain a degree of awareness about visitors. It would therefore be appreciated if OHs wishing to arrange a visit to Rousdon would contact Judith Ellard – judithellard@me.com prior to the day of their visit .

Please remember the estate is privately owned so please keep to the roads and footpaths.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding

Kind regards Roddy Long



Brigadier Nigel Speller MBE
The Club has learnt with sadness of the death of Brigadier Nigel Speller MBE OH on Wednesday 9th March.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 14th May at 12.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, Colyton to which OHs are invited.
Nigel was an Army officer, Churchwarden, Lay Reader and a great supporter of the OH Club. He was a Governor of Allhallows for a number of years, was of considerable assistance in enabling the Allhallows Memorial Chapel to be established at St Michael’s Church, Honiton and conducted the annual Memorial Service in St Michael’s for 10 years and subsequently in St Paul’s, Honiton.
The Club’s sympathy and condolences are extended to his children, Nicholas and Charlotte.


Due to space pressure in the OH Magazine 2016, it is regretted that the obituary in respect of Richard Rees-Webbe was not printed in full:

Richard D Rees-Webbe (M ’59-64)
Richard Rees-Webbe, Solicitor in Western Australia for 40 years, died on 28th January 2014, aged 67. He was born in Kampala in 1946 shortly after WW2 spending his childhood in what was then British East Africa. Richard went to Allhallows and completed his education to “A” level and excelled in atheletics and cross country running. From Allhallows he went into Law and was articled to a firm of Solicitors in Newton Abbot. On qualifying as a solicitor Richard decided to seek his future in the antipodes, first visiting New Zealand then ,after a few months, moving to Western Australia and joined a law firm in Northam, about 100km out of Perth on the road to Kalgoorlie.He quickly became a partner and stayed for the rest of his life. Richard married a local girl, they had no children and were devoted to each other, doing everything together. He loved the Australian country side which reminded him of Africa. He also loved farming and had a small, (by Australian standards), farm of about 1000 acres close to York where he and Maureen would spend much of there time when Richard wasn’t tied up with his law practise

Anybody with reminiscences or information about Nigel Speller,Richard D Rees-Webbe while at school or afterwards is invited to send their material to Alec Crawford, Hon Sec OH Club, at ohclub@btinternet.com for possible inclusion in the next issue of the OH Magazine.