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Peter starts on the crest of a wave

Over 100 lively chatter boxes turned up and many of them lavished praise on the organisers.
The November 28th AGM and free party at the stately RAC roared like a house on fire, with a good-natured crowd witnessing popular Peter Sloan succeed much-loved Roddy Long as president.
A warm welcome was also given to new hon sec Tim Birmingham and new treasurer David Richardson.
Roddy, along with retiring hon sec Alec Crawford and retiring treasurer Robin Grey, were each presented with a gift which should provide many hours of enjoyment.
Full picture report in OH Magazine, out in January.
Meanwhile, here’s a photo of the scene at the RAC around 8.30pm, with Peter and Roddy standing front centre. It was taken by quick-witted OH Steve Bath on his phone. Steve, who should have been a sergeant major, barked the crowd into position and obtained the atmospheric image despite nightclub lighting dimmer than any room at Rousdon.

Free AGM Steve panoramic 2 edited

 



 

GDPR – Registration

It is now 5 months since the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force.


To comply with the regulations we sent out multiple invitations to register; – but to date there are still 666 OHs who received that invitation but still have not registered.

In order to comply with the regulations we will, in due course, only be able to hold contact details, (postal addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) of those OH's who have consented to their details being retained.

If we do not have the consent, by means of registration, the OH's concerned will not receive any e-mails despatched by the Club nor will they receive the OH Magazine.

Also, importantly, they will not be able to take advantage of the 'member to member' contact system whereby secure contact can be made with another OH.

I do therefore urge all OHs who have not completed that registration to do so as soon as possible.

If you have not received an invitation (your email is out of date ?) – Please email me:- Alec Crawford at 'ohclub@btinternet.com' stating your full name, Email and connection to Allhallows (e.g. House and Years)

Alec Crawford
Hon Sec
OH Club
ohclub@btinternet.com

 



 

OH War Memorial Boards
OH_MemorialBoards

Update : 03/10/2018

In the OH Newsletter dated 3rd September I said that the re-dedication of the Memorial Boards in St Paul’s, Honiton would take place during the Annual Memorial Service on Saturday 3rd November at 2.30pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the re-dedication but the Annual Memorial Service will go ahead as planned.

There is a fairly complicated approval system, the Faculty application, for any alterations or additions to a church involving the Rector, the PCC, the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) and the Diocesan Chancellor who gives the final approval, or otherwise, for applications for changes or additions.

After we had finally secured the Rector and PCC’s agreement to the positioning of the Memorial Boards in St Paul’s without the carving at the top of the Boards as insisted upon by the Rector/PCC, the Faculty application was considered by the DAC who could find no good reason for the carvings to be removed and suggested that to do so could be considered a desecration of a war memorial. Unfortunately the Rector/PCC have declined to accept this and have stated that they do not want the Boards with the carvings in St Paul’s.

This major area of disagreement between the DAC and the Rector/PCC will take time to resolve but it is clear that the approval for the Boards to be hung in St Paul’s, with or without the carvings, will not be given before 3rd November.

We therefore have no choice but to postpone the re-dedication of the Boards but the Annual Memorial Service will go ahead as planned on Saturday 3rd November. As usual a carvery lunch is available at the Hare & Hounds, Putts Corner, Sidbury EX10 0QQ (on the Honiton-Sidmouth road) from 12 noon and please tell David Richardson davidrichardson652@gmail.com if you are coming.



After the closure of the school in 1998 the War Memorial Boards and other furnishings and artifacts were moved from the school Chapel at Rousdon to St Michael's Church, Honiton where they were re-dedicated in September 2000.

St Michael's closed initially for the winter months and then permanently four years ago. Since the closure discussions have been ongoing with the Rector of St Paul's, Honiton and the PCC, who are still responsible for St Michael's, about re-locatiing the Memorial Boards to St Paul's. Unfortunately it has proved very difficult to reach agreement on a suitable location in St Paul's where the Boards could be easily seen. Furthermore the Rector and PCC stipulated that the Boards would have to be remounted in a simple frame requiring the removal of the ornate carving at the top of the Boards. Considering that the WW1 Boards are nearly 100 years old and the WW2 Boards some 70 years old we were reluctant to agree to a major change in the look of the Boards.

At a recent meeting with the Rector and one of the Church Wardens in St Paul's agreement was finally reached on a location for the Boards but it was necessary to agree that they would be remounted in a simple frame. The location of the Boards will be on adjacent walls on the stairs to the gallery. Whilst the location is not ideal, the Boards will be visible at a height that will enable the names to be read. The Rector's agreement was endorsed by the PCC at their meeting on 26th July. Attached is a graphic design showing how the boards will look in their new location, for which we are grateful to Daisy Patsianas, a former Churchill Bursary recipient.

James Verner OH, maker of fine furniture, has agreed to do the necessary work to the Boards to make them suitable for hanging in St Paul's and it is expected that this will be complete by mid October enabling them to be re-dedicated in their new permanent position at the Annual Allhallows Memorial Service in St Paul’s on Saturday 3rd November at 2.30pm

The total cost of work to the Boards, hanging in St Paul’s and the Doicesan administration charges for approving the removal from St Michael’s and relocating to St Paul’s is expected be in the region of £4,000 and OHs are invited to contribute towards this cost by sending cheques to David Richardson, 4 Bournewood Drive, Bournemouth BH4 9JP. Alternatively payment may be made by bank transfer to:
Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-90-49
A/C No 01622398
Please make reference to ‘Memorial Appeal’

A separate Newsletter will be issued shortly concerning the disposal of other items in St Michael’s.

Alec Crawford
Hon Sec
OH Club

 



 

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

 



 

Obituaries

Michael RAY-HILLS (Junior House and MIddlemist 1940-49)
The Club has learnt of the death of Mike Ray-Hills on 26th October 2018 at the age of 87. Mike was a brilliant sportsman at Allhallows, winning his colours in rugby, hockey, cricket and tennis. A strong supporter of the OH Club, Mike played at many OH cricket weeks where he was well known for his prodigious strength in hitting a cricket ball. Mike had a varied business career finally owning a tropical fish emporium. The Club’s sympathy and condolences go to Mike’s wife, Anne and to his sons Simon and Tim and the family.

Derek WARE (Baker ’46-50)
The Club has learnt from his brother, Brian, of the death of Derek on 24th September 2018 aged 85 in the USA where he had lived since the mid ‘50s. The Club’s sympathy and condolences go to Derek’s wife, Susan, their children and the family.

Colin Leslie Harrison (Master 52 – 65)
The Club has learnt of the death on 21st July of Colin Harrison at the age of 94. The sympathy and condolences of the Club go to Rosemary and his three sons.

Jeremy John CHURCHER (St 54-58)
The Club has learnt of the death of Jeremy Churcher, known to many as Jerry, aged 77 at his home in France on 18th July just a week before he was to have had a heart pacemaker fitted. There will be a service of benediction for Jerry on Tuesday 24th July at 10.30am at the village church in Masclat near Souillac in the Dordogne.

Gyles Robert Russell CHAPMAN.
The Club has heard from his nephew of the death of Gyles Chapman on 1st April 2018 aged 72. The Club’s sympathy and condolences go to Gyles’s extended family.

David William John HILLIER (M ’46-50)
The Club has learnt of the death of David Hillier on Saturday 7th July at his home in France. David was a staunch supporter of the OH Club. There will be a private cremation. The Club’s sympathy and condolences are extended to his family.

Maurteen Malius Elliot CATER (S ’53-59)
The Club has learnt of the death of Maurteen (commonly pronounced as ‘Martin’) Cater on 2nd June after a long illness. The condolences and sympathy of The Club go to Martin’s family.

Edward Roy Hawtin HONNOR (B/C 40-43)
The Club has learnt of the death of Roy Honnor on 31st May 2018. Roy was a Triple Colour and won a number of school prizes during his time at Allhallows. The sympathy and condolences of the Club go to his family.

Timothy Holgate (C/V 60-65)
The Club has learnt of the death of Tim Holgate on 3rd February 2018 after a long illness. The Club’s condolences and sympathy go to his wife, Ann and family.

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 maxutting@hotmail.com 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


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 ohclub@btinternet.com for possible inclusion in the next issue of the OH Magazine.