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May 12th Saturday
West Country Lunch
12 noon at the Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth. This is a quality event with excellent service and food at a very reasonable price, £25.00, and numbers attending are growing year by year – over 60 in 2017. Reserve your place by e-mailing David Richardson at

Fixtures 2018
Old Honitonians Golf Society

Days/Dates Golf Courses Match/OHGS Day Meet at Tee-off Pre-golf Post-golf Organizer Match Manager Approx. cost
Tuesday March 27 Huntercombe GC (Henley) OHGS Golf Day 10:30 11:00 Coffee/b.roll Lunch JP JP £55
Friday April 20 CORNWALL St. Enodoc OHGS Golf Day 12:15 13:00 N/A N/A JP (Dep. £150) JP & PS-S £75
Saturday April 21 CORNWALL Trevose OHGS Golf Day 11:15 11:54 N/A N/A JP JP & RL £75
Sunday April 22 CORNWALL Lanhydrock OHGS Golf Day 9:15 9:42 N/A N/A JP (Dep TBP?) JP & RL £188/238 incl.
Tuesday May 29 Littlehampton GC OHGS Golf Day 11:30 12:00 No TBA JP KM TBA
Tuesday June 26 Oake Manor GC, Taunton Old Tauntonians 11:30 12:15 No Available/£ JP (Dep.£50) JP £28-30
Wednesday June 27 Lyme Regis GC OHGS Champ's 11:30 12:00 No S'wiches/chips JP JP £31-35
Thursday June 28 Exeter G & CC Devon Dumplings 13:00 14:00 No Dinner JP JP £40
Friday June 29 Yeovil GC FAAOA GS 10:30 11:00 No S'wiches/chips JP JP & RS £34-36

Interersted? Contact our man with the putter, John Pagliero

Fixtures 2018

What When Where
Clay Pigeon Saturday 7th July 10.00am Purbeck Shooting School, Puddletown Road, Wareham BH20 7NG
Target Shooting Sunday 7th October 10.00am Charmouth Tunnel

For more details contact: James Rowe

November 3rd Saturday
Allhallows Annual Memorial Service
2.30pm at St Paul’s Church Honiton
Carvery Lunch before at The Hare & Hounds, Putts Corner, Sidbury EX10 0QQ at 12.00 noon for 12.30pm
Enquiries to David Richardson or the Hon Sec

November 28th Wednesday
Annual General Meeting And Reception
The RAC Club, London from 6.00pm – Enquiries to the Hon Sec





(Draft) Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
Held on Wednesday 29th November 2017
At the RAC, London.

Apologies: Apologies for absence had been received from 14 OHs

1. President’s Welcome: In welcoming the rather smaller gathering than in recent years, 14 being present, the President highlighted the successful golf season organised by John Pagliero and the clay and target shooting organised by Jim Rowe and Richard Clyst, to all of whom thanks were due. The President mentioned that there was a full programme of golf matches arranged for 2018 including the Golf Week in late June/early July and also a short golfing break in Cornwall. The President noted the good response for donations to the Devon & Dorsets Memorial appeal, the unveiling of the Memorial having taken place in September with a number of OHs present. The President noted that after the appointment of ERAs, events and gatherings were taking place but he suspected that they were not being reported widely. Finally, the President, in reminding that neither he nor the Hon Secretary nor the Hon Treasurer would be standing for re-election at the end of their terms in 2018, was happy to report that OHs had come forward to fill all three posts.

2. Minutes of the last Meeting: The Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29th November 2016 were approved and signed by the President.

3. Election of Officers and Committee members: The President advised that at the Committee meeting held earlier in the afternoon the following, having agreed to stand, and having been proposed and seconded, were put forward to the AGM for election for terms of 3 years commencing from the AGM to be held in 2018:
President: Peter Sloan
Hon. Secretary: Tim Birmingham
Hon. Treasurer: David Richardson

The three Officers were unanimously elected en bloc.

Also at the Committee meeting the following, having been proposed and seconded, were put forward for re- election/election to the Committee at the AGM for terms of 3 years:
Myf Adams
John Pagliero
John Clarke
Martin Boulden
The four members were unanimously elected en bloc.
The President mentioned that David Richardson would be taking over the
accounts following the end of the Club’s financial year at 31st May 2018.
Also David Richardson had agreed to continue in his role of West Country Co-ordinator concurrent with becoming Hon Treasurer.

4. Treasurer’s Report: The Hon Treasurer, Robin Gray, had tabled the annual accounts for the year ended 31st May 2017 and noted that there had been a small profit for the year. He particularly pointed out that under Sundry Receipts two donations towards the cost of moving the Memorial Boards had been received and these would be held pending the launching of an appeal.
The Annual accounts were unanimously approved for forwarding to the AGM.

5. OH Magazine: The Editor, George Hayter, highlighted the features of the 2018 magazine, including the listing of all OHs for whom no mailing address was available in the hope that contact can be re-established. It was hoped to distribute the magazine early in January 2018.

6. War Memorial Boards: Alec Crawford gave an update on the long running attempts to have the Memorial Boards, now in St Michael’s Church, Honiton, hung in St Paul’s Church. He mentioned that Daisy Patsianas, a Churchill Bursary recipient, had prepared excellent proposals for the design of new boards if these became necessary but investigations were under way to see if the present boards could be adapted so as to be acceptable to the Vicar and PCC of St Paul’s and in this respect James Verner OH, renowned furniture maker, had offered his assistance. Members expressed considerable frustration at the apparent intransigence surrounding the re-positioning of the Boards.

7. West Country Lunch: David Richardson confirmed that the 2018 Lunch would be held on Saturday 12th May 2018 and after the successful lunch in 2017, he was looking for an even larger attendance.

8. Any other business: The President mentioned that at the Committee meeting Seb Warner had drawn attention to new rules concerning data protection that were being introduced in May 2018. In order to comply with these rules it would be necessary to ask all OHs to give their individual consent to their details being held on the database, to their receiving communications from the Club by e-mail or by ordinary mail and to their details being passed to other OHs on a request basis. The Hon Secretary would be progressing this matter early in 2018.

9. Date and Place of next meeting: Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.00pm at the RAC, London



G S Napier: Older OHs will remember Mr Napier, always known as ‘Nap,’ who was a master at the school both in Honiton and at Rousdon. A very fine caricature of Nap drawn by the well known West Country artist George ‘Stil’ Stillings (1907 – 1967) under the caption ‘Honiton Personalities’ and published in The Western Morning News on 27th March 1938, has been purchased by an OH for a very modest price and will be displayed in the Allhallows Museum, Honiton when it re-opens in March.


John Lister-Kaye (St 1959-64) Famed conservationist and author, John Lister-Kaye featured in the Sunday Telegraph’s ‘Fame & Fortune’ article on 17th December. An interesting read; Google: Sunday Telegraph Fame & Fortune John Lister-Kaye



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 – 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



Ian Ralph (Bo) Henderson (St ’39-44) The Club has recently heard from his brother, Bill, that Bo died on 7th January 2018.
The Club extends condolences and sympathy to Bo’s brother, his two sons and three grandchildren.

Alan Derek John Lovejoy (V ’69-74) The Club has learnt from his Uncle, Max Utting, that Alan passed away on 17th February following a series of serious health issues. Alan will be remembered at Allhallows as a very good rifle shot, being in the school Bisley team for 5 years, 1970-74.
Alan’s funeral will take place on Thursday 8th March at 3.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Godstone, Surrey. Mr Utting can be contacted at for further details. The Club’s sympathy and condolences are extended to Max’s family.

Rachel Blackburne-Kane
The Club has learnt of the death on 20th January of Rachel Blackburn-Kane. Rachel was the widow of Geoffrey Blackburn-Kane C.B.E (Chudleigh 1934-44) and known to many OHs as Geoffrey’s wife and mother of Josephine (M 1973-75). A celebration of Rachel’s life is being held at Basingstoke Crematorium on Monday 5th February at 4.15pm and friends/guests may like to wear colour as Rachel would wish. The Club extends its sympathy and condolences to Rachel’s family.

Jean Shaw
The Club has learnt of the death of Jeanette Ellen Shaw, always known as Jean, on 20th December 2017. Jean came to Allhallows in 1973 as the Bursar’s secretary but quickly became involved in the whole range of matters that came through the Bursar’s office. Popular with both staff and pupils, Jean witnessed the traumatic times that the school went through but stayed until the college finally closed in December 1998. The Club’s sympathy and condolences go out to Jean’s family

G R Earle-Welby (C 1935-40.)
The Club has learnt of the death of Sqn Ldr Glynne Earle- Welby on 18th December 2017 and the sympathy and condolences of the Club go to his family.

Adrian John SHERWOOD (St 1939-44)
The Club has only recently learnt of the death of Adrian Sherwood on 6th August 2017 aged 91. The sympathy and condolences of the Club go to Adrian’s widow and family.

Robert Howard (Bobby) BELL (St 1955- 58)
Bobby Bell, a well liked figure in historic-class motor sport who co-founded a renowned sports car dealership, died on 13th November 2018. A full obituary was published in the Daily Telegraph – Google: Daily Telegraph Obituaries Bobby Bell. The Club extends its condolences to Bobby’s wife and two daughters.

Richard Charles Bean (M 1951-54)
The Club has learnt of the death of Richard Bean. Richard’s contrtibutions to the Club were many but he will be best remembered as the Editor of the Allhallows School Register and Record 1885 to 1992 which was published in 2002 and for many the ‘must have’ reference book abut OHs. Richard was also for many years the West Country Secretary, organising the very successful annual West Country lunches. He also worked tirelessly behind the scenes with Derek Blooman to bring about the transfer of all the furniture and artifacts fom the School Chapel at Rousdon to St Mary’s Church Honiton.
The Funeral Service wil be held on Monday 18th December at 3.15pm at the East Devon Crematorium, Whimple, Nr Exeter.

David Charles Darbishire (Sh ’68-73)
The Club has learnt of the death of David Darbishire on 12th September 2017 aged 62 at his home on the Isle of Wight. The Club’s sympathy and condolences go to David’s family.

Desborough Keats Roe ‘Chips’ Clifton-Moore (Stanton 1938 – 41)
The Club has learnt of the death of ‘Chips’ Clifton-Moore on 21st July 2017 at the age of 94. Besides being a School Prefect, Chips achieved considerable success on the sports field becoming a Triple Colour and, unusually, also gaining his small bore and full bore shooting colours. Chips joined the Army on leaving school, initially in the Royal Artillery but in 1958 he became one of the first officers to join the newly formed Army Air Corps. Retiring in 1978 Chips became Curator of the Army Air Corps Museum for the next 10 years. Besides all his other interests, Chips’ passion was golf, getting his handicap down to 3.
The Club’s sympathy and condolences are extended to the family.

Christopher Nigel Lambert (Junior House ’41 Chudleigh ’44-49). News has just been received of the death on 2nd June following a short illness of Christopher Lambert, known to most as Triff. A Celebration of Triff’s life will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham on Saturday 1st July at 2.00 pm. It would be appreciated if those attending would wear colourful dress and a flowery buttonhole.
The sympathy and condolences of the Club are extended to Triff’s wife Mary and his children.

Patrick John Booth
Pat’s daughter, Jane Pollard nee Booth writes:
It is with regret that I have to inform you that my father, Patrick Booth, died on 15th March 2017 two days before his 85th birthday.
Pat and his two brothers attended All hallows during the war years having originally been evacuated from Hastings to St Albans but it was decided that Allhallows was in a safer part of the country and they joined the school in 1941(Chudleigh ’41-49).
My father often talked of his days at Allhallows and memories include, the stuffed bird collection; watching out for incendiary bombs from the clocktower; shooting in the rifle range in the walled garden, competing and winning at Bisley; afternoon tea in the landslip cottage; the awfulness of school porridge; catching the school train and walking up from Combpyne.
After leaving the school in 1949 (after a very successful career both academically, on the rugby and hockey fields and on the shooting ranges, being awarded both his miniature range and fullbore shooting colours and being in the Bisley team in 1947-48-49) Pat entered St Thomas’ Hospital as a medical student. Upon qualification he was called up for national service and subsequently joined the RAMC as a surgeon, serving in Germany and Hong Kong. He retired from the Army as a Lt Colonel in 1975 and moved to North Wales as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

Having thoroughly enjoyed his time at Allhallows, and learning that the school was admitting girls in the sixth form, he had no hesitation in sending me (Stanton ‘73-75) and my sister Fiona (Chudleigh ’72-74) to Allhallows. We had many lasting memories of Allhallows, together with a shared pated of porridge.
Pat’s brothers, Geoffrey and Anthony, still live in Bere Regis.”
The Club’s sympathy and condolences go to the family.

Anybody with reminiscences or information about our missed comrades listed in the obituaries, while at school or afterwards is invited to send their material to Alec Crawford, Hon Sec OH Club, at for possible inclusion in the next issue of the OH Magazine.