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Derek Blooman (Master ’59-98) writes “Many will have read Dr John Colmer’s (M ’44-48) obituary of Christopher Lambert (C ’41-49) who was his contemporary at Allhallows. I know that John will understand if I say what a fantastic contribution Chris made to the design of the superb War Memorial Chapel we were allowed to install in St Michael’s, Honiton, which was welcomed by the Rector James Trevelyan, and where the Right Reverend Robert Evens, Bishop of Crediton, whose brother Bruce Evens (B ’70-75) and father Reginald Evens ( ’28-36) were at Allhallows, gave the address at the Memorial Service in November 2009. Chris produced a most original design, as one would expect from such a distinguished Norwich architect. I remember the difficulty we had attaching the doors bearing the memorial boards with the names of the 1st and 2nd World War fallen, to the pillars alongside the chapel. While on a holiday in Spain Chris persuaded a craftsman to make the hinges for him and Roderick Butler’s(M ’51-56) craftsman attached them for us. One of the most moving ceremonies every year is that of our memorial service in November and it is right that Allhallows, which played such a great part of the life of Honiton for more than 400 years, should be remembered there.(4/18)

At their March gathering the Colyton Men's Breakfast Club were very pleased, at Graham Jones (Master ’66-92) suggestion, to welcome Patrick McCaig (Ch 79-84) - who talked about the very successful Otter Brewery. Patrick was on top form, with explanations and entertaining comments along the way, including the odd dig at past authority of course, and emphasised how the Brewery continues very much to be a family business; some specimen ingredients were passed round as well as a taste of the end product to add to the delight. The topic produced the best attendance so far in the quite new Club!'

Simon Martin (Sh ’65-70) Captain LVO OBE RN (retd) has been appointed High Sheriff for Devon for the year commencing April 2019 (2/18)

Duncan Fleming (S ’42-50) writes “I see from the latest OH magazine that you seem to have lost touch with my nephew Ian Fleming [C ’62-67]. He currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City with his Vietnamese wife Hang and daughter Lizzie. After several years helping his father John W.G.Fleming (S ’38-39) in the hotel business he came to stay with me in Hong Kong before embarking on a career managing and opening golf courses all over SE Asia. My eldest brother John W G Fleming (see above) left school to join the Merchant Navy at the start of the war. Did a couple of Russian convoys before being torpedoed off Singapore by the Japanese. Rescued and returned to England via Australia and Canada where he met his future wife Agnes. Spent many years running The Aylesbury Arms Hotel in Marlborough with his wife and son Ian. Died in 1985. His wife Agnes still lives in Marlborough. My elder brother J.Graham Fleming (S ’38-39 & ’40-43) was called up into the Royal Navy towards the end of the war and served on HMS Ark Royal until his demob. Was employed in a number of ventures before his early death in 1968 from cancer. This leaves Duncan S. Fleming (S ‘42-50). After school did 2 years national service in the RAF. Trained as a pilot in Canada and flew Meteor jets. Qualified as a chartered surveyor in Bournemouth, joined the estate dept. of Boots Pure Drug Co. in Nottingham, became estate manager Scotland stationed in Edinburgh before joining the estate dept. of the Crown Lands Office of the Hong Kong PWD in January 1966. Went into private practice in Hong Kong in 1973. Represented Hong Kong at golf in the 1970’s and won the Silver Medal as the leading Hong Kong player in the 1971 Hong Kong Open Golf Championship. Returned to England in 1994 together with my wife Christine. Now been married 58 years and living very comfortably in Chichester.” (2/18)

Derek Blooman past Master, Housemaster, Hon Sec, AA over some 50 years plus, still maintains contact with numerous OHs and has provided snippets on more OHs.
Claus Andersen (C ’79-84) has our apologies for mis spelling his name with an ‘o’ instead of ‘e’. Good to have news of family and of your success in selling Rolls Royce and Bentleys in Berkeley Square in these troubled times.
Colin Mortimore (V ’94-98) one of the OH Sevens Squad, who has his own firm on the Baltic Exchange, chatted about the pros and cons of the job with Derek and Seb Warner (V ’93-98) at the “017 Reception at the RAC. Graham Spark (Sh ’78-83) was at the Reception with Juliet Roberts, nee Mansfield (Charton ’79-81) now in railways, and said they were about to gog to dinner with James Chiswell (C ’76-81) a high - up in the military, who apologised for his absence as he was busy with his wife cooking dinner.
Richard Tomlinson (Sh ’58-63) who was a History Exhibitioner at Cambridge then ran an international school in Egypt, now lives in Cornwall and like his brothers, one of whom is in Australia, spends his time fishing rather than riding. Recently he received a visit from ‘Ovid’ Richard Gordon (Sh ’57-62) another of VAL Hill’s Cambridge scholars, who resides in Germany where he taught classics and is an authority on Roman Magic.
Gyles Chapman (C ’59-64) Head of House and School Prefect, made a cheary phone call to Derek in the New Year. He had been Chief Wine Buyer for Trust House Forte then worked on the Athens Olympic Stadium and an oil pipe line to Europe.
Keith Moore (Master’70-95 and Headmaster ’95-98) who took some 40 pupils to Taunton School when Allhallows closed, sent Derek his usual newsy Christmas Card and said that he recently celebrated an important birthday when the family gathered, among them his young son from Australia. Keith is a Governor of Perrott Hill, a prep school in beautiful grounds that sent many pupils to Allhallows.
Liz Kind (Charton ’85-88) former Head Girl is a brilliant receptionist at Perrot Hill. OHs will not be surprised to hear that Keith has acquired the Allhallows Fire Engine which he parks with a neighbouring farmer.
James Stephenson (M & L ‘89-92) bumped into Derek in Lyme Regis in February. Derek thought that he had moved to Bridport but James said that he still lives in Lyme, where his parents ran a hotel, and how much he appreciated Allhallows and the friends that he made there.
Andrew ‘Harry’ Henry (C ’76-81) with Nick Turnbull (Sh ’76-81) and Keith Hutton (C ’77-81), who is a Manager with Fenwicks in Northumberland, was at the RAC \ Reception in November 2017. His brother, Robert (C ’75-80) is in Hong Kong. When Derek phoned him Keith and his wife were recovering from the ghastly floods in Hexham. (2/18)

Shane Collins V ’75-79 writes “I'm now Cllr Collins, having been elected to represent Keyford, Frome on Mendip District Council, currently leader of the Green Party group and just got a successful motion to ban single use plastics in Mendip activities. I'm also a director of the Green Gathering Festival held each August in Chepstow. We just won the Greener Festivals Award for the best green event in 2017 in the land. I am campaigning on many issues to do with climate change and green stuff. I am living in Frome with Zara and our 8 year old daughter Annie.” (2/18)

Jon Grimwood (Sh 1967-72) having read the AA pages of the 2018 Magazine writes: “I was amused to see that I’d supposedly had lunch with John Wong in London, but suspect that was my sister Jo, who remains good friends with him. It was also lovely to see an update from John Bardolph whom I blame for my passion for motorbikes and my succession of Triumph bonnevilles. The last time I saw John was years ago on a ferry in Norway when I was either heading up to the North Cape or heading back. I’m not sure which of us was more surprised! I’m currently writing spy thrillers for Penguin as Jack Grimwood (not much of a disguise, I know), have recently published a literary novel with Canongate as Jonathan Grimwood, and am working on a new Jon Courtenay Grimwood. As ever, I’m glad to see the number of OHs writing fiction and non fiction, although I should probably object to the competition. I suspect we’re the last generations to be able to make a living this way.” Jon says that he is most proud of ‘The Last Banquet’, the French edition of which was short listed for Le Prix Montesquieu. (1/18)

Peter Spencer (Master 1962-66) taught Modern Languages and English at Allhallows and was headmaster of several prep schools that sent pupils to Allhallows. He phoned DJB recently to enquire if he was still alive and kicking – he is very much so! A talented cricketer, wicket-keeper and opening batsman, Peter often captained the Headmaster’s XI on Speech Day and wrotr a wonderful history of the Devon Dumplings ‘Three Shades of Green’. Peter and his wife Chris, mathematician and artist, often brought their pupils over from Shobrooke, near Crediton to explore the landslip. In the summer holidays they organised cricket for boys from West Country schools, amongst them Will Murray (L ’95-98 ) later Captain of Sidmouth and Charles Murray (V ’91-96). (1/18)

Tariq Goddard (Sh ’88-91) has written his seventh novel ‘Nature and Necessity’ published by Repeater Books ( repeaterbooks.com), superbly reviewed in The Guardian by Henry Jeffreys, who says that Goddard excels in writing about drug-fuelled debauchery and class-conflict in a country house novel with modern day moves. OHs will be amused that Tariq mentions Chudleigh as a village in North Yorkshire, girls at Nohallows and Peacocks in the grounds. In his Acknowledgments Tariq expresses his love and thanks to John Stubbs, his English teacher at Allhallows, whose comments on an early draft were extremely helpful. (11/17)

John Higgins (St ’48-51) writes “I am still in the land of the living and happy down here in Brazil. Unfortunately at 83 years old feeling a bit rusty in the memory, but can recall my few years with Allhallows very well and still have a bunch of black and white photos of Stanton House members and especially Mr Jack Jarchow, our excellent House Master. If any OH members of my era are down this way in Brazil please pass on my email address (Hon Sec happy to supply) and we could arrange for a few pints. Very best wishes to everyone who might remember me, and a happy future for all OHs.” (11/17)

Bruce Poulter (St 64-69), who lives with wife Jane at Merley in Dorset, says he has now definitely quit work, after a short-lived retirement attempt two years ago. That is when he left French-based hi-tech multinational Thales at Crawley in Sussex. Bruce specialised in developing software that automatically tests avionics products. He admits to feeling relief when his designs cooperated. “It is hugely satisfying when you run the code and see it works,” he explained. So satisfying, apparently, that this year Bruce suspended his retirement to do a stint of similar work much closer to his home at Merley, when he spent six months at Wimborne with the British defence firm Cobham. Daughters Rosemary and Louise have long left the nest and Bruce spends much time aboard his Mirror dinghy in Poole Harbour, as well as being a sidesman at the Lantern Church in Merley. After years of little exercise and miles of driving to Crawley, he says he now walks or cycles everywhere. Bruce reports that older brother Nigel Poulter (St 60-64) lives in Warlingham, Surrey and is spending much of his retirement walking. “He has now got his life back in order after sadly losing his wife Laraine to cancer eight years ago” Bruce said. Nigel’s four children are all married, and he has two grandchildren. He is a church warden at St Christopher’s church and enjoys organising local activities. (10/17)

John Armstrong (B ‘62-66) AA Gold Medallist, who runs ‘The White Horse’, Winchester Road, Ampfield, Romsey, says he is glad to have a business that is close to the motorways of southern England yet in the country. It allows OHs the chance to pop in for an ale when passing. Simon Clifton-Moore (St ’65-69) called on John’s one day off but sent John a snap of himself sitting outside the pub. Andy Bath (C ’71-76) drops in occasionally as they have mutual friends in the village. John, who has organized gatherings for OHs, visited John Husain (C ’63-68) in Deal last summer and enjoyed a fine ale with him. Allhallows was truly John’s home for many years when his parents were abroad and he has wonderful memories of the imposing buildings, the undercliff, the staff and the lifelong friends he made there. He bought a copy of John Lister-Kaye’s (S ’59-64) ‘The Dun Cow Rib’ with its descriptions of his years at Allhallows and it had him laughing and crying at the same time. His old chum Tony Lloyd (M ’62-67) was in good form in Southern Spain with his beautiful wife, when John phoned him recently. (10/17)

Andy Moore Reunion 2
(L-R) Tim Morgan, Andy Moore, John Deacon, Tim Doubleday
Andy Moore (V ’53-58) writes :

“In September we had the 2nd reunion of members of a rather disreputable flat in Barons Court in 1960/61. The previous reunion was held in 1990 and we thought it time to have another before any of us dropped.

It was here that John Deacon (M ’53-57) picked up his wife, Bernadette Camus, a distant relative of Albert Camus, whilst others pursued her sister! John lives in USA near New York, having retired from a successful business venture in the travel industry some time ago. He and Bernadette have 2 sons who are ‘very American’ boys. In the 1980s John bought a lovely manor house in Rutland which he still has and where both reunions have been held. John is struggling on despite having had major heart surgery and survived a stroke earlier this year. Some years ago John returned to UK for a while ‘to complete his education’ gaining a 1st in English at Nottingham University.

Tim Morgan(M ’55-59) has retired from teaching in Dawlish where he has spent most of his working life and now spends much time on the golf course. He and Angela also spend much time with grandchildren in the UK and Australia.

Tim Doubleday (B ’55-59) retired some years ago from his business operating a property letting agency in Bristol. He and Paddy also spend much time with hordes of grandchildren in the UK and Norway. They also have a house in the Chinon area of France which proves an excellent stopping point for long distance travellers including me.” (10/17)

Jeniie Walters nee Spureon (M ’73-75) reports that in September she met Rosie Coates nee Payne (M ’73-75), Dr Karey Ann Taylor (St ’73-75), Jo Bakke nee Blackbune-Kane (M ’73-75), Jo Cooke nee Greenwood (Sh ’73-75) and Alison Bailey (St ’73-75) at Alison’s house in Mallorca. Fiona Darbishire (Sh ’73-75) had sent the sad news that her brother David Darbishire (Sh ’68-73) died suddenly at his home on the Isle of Wight on 12th September aged 62. Jennie, a fount of knowledge about her OH contemporaries, says that her mother, wife of the late Lt Col Nigel Spurgeon (Bursar ’63 – 73) at Allhallows and then at Repton, is still enjoying her house and garden in Swanage. Her brother Christopher (C ’69-74) is an accountant and financial adviser for the media industry and Jennie, who read English at Bristol, has finished her novel which won the City MA prize so she now has a literary agent. Her eldest son Patrick, an Oxford graduate, is in a TV/Film production company and her younger son Nick works for a literary agency dealing in sports books (10/17)

Colin Pape (B 58-62) writes: “Now and again when short of news of OHs Aunt Agatha resorts to me to request a few lines of news. The Lord Lieutenant of Devon still keeps me busy as one of his Deputies in the County, only because I can still stand reasonably straight and can fit into my No 1 Dress uniform I had as a Junior Officer when a uniformed DL is required to represent him. I gave up guiding and instructing fly fishing on Devon and Scotland's rivers 4 years ago now but still enjoy the sport both in this country and in New Zealand when my wife and I visit our son in Auckland. I am Chairman of the Stoke Hill and North Dartmoor Beagles, one because I love Beagling (my Grandfather A.G. Pape started the Stoke Hill Beagles when Master of the Silverton Foxhounds in March 1912) and two, because they can’t find anyone else to be Chairman. I co-run a Fun Ride each year on the Powderham estate with Diana Devon and if any Devon based angling OHs are interested, I run a salmon fishing syndicate on the middle Exe. As a Trustee of the Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Charity I was deeply involved in the recent Regimental Memorial project at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and was particularly proud that a number of OHs made very generous donations to the memorial appeal. It was good to see our Club recorded for posterity at the very top of the sponsors list - for further information see: https://www.devondorsetregiment.co.uk/latest+nma+news. OHs I am in regular contact with are David Shaw (B & V 59-64), Tony Laurie-Chiswell (C 46-51), Jeremy Lillies (C 54-58), Derek Thomas (S 47 & 52-56), Simon Young (C 65-69) and Rod Newbolt-Young (C 61-65). I keep in touch with Nick Warner (B 58-62) and recently caught up with Alan Startin (S 67-72), all ex-Devon and Dorsets, except Nick Warner who is ex-RTR."

Jeremy Lillies (C ’54-58) writes: “I was at the dedication today, 17th September, of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiments Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum and was proud to see “Allhallows School Old Honitonians Club” at the top of the list of Corporate and Municipal donors. For the record, OHs present, by age, were Lt Col A (Tony) Laurie-Chiswell (C ’41-51), Col Derek Thomas (Sh ’52-56), Major Jeremy Lillies (C ’54-58), Brigadier David Shaw (B/V ’59-64), Major Colin Pape (B ’58-62), Brigadier Simon Young (C ‘65-69).”

Dominic Naish (S ’63-68) accepted an invitation from George Hayter (V’65-70) for a country walk to the sea from his new thatched house in Chideock, but George insisted on heading inland, promising a route that would eventually bring them to a dramatic sea-side cliff-top. After three hours hard walking, he admitted his knowledge of the bridleways and footpaths wasn’t up to it and ” we were lost. All I saw of the sea were distant glimpses. Never mind, George was stimulating company as always.” Dominic was for many years a photographer at the V&A and his last project was to photograph jewelry in a revamped gallery. He enjoyed meeting many old friends at the Oh West Country lunch, among them Bruce Poulter (M ’64 – 67) to whom he sent some photos of a 2nd XV rugger match. Dominic’s sister Victoria Jessel nee Naish (Char ’74-76) married a Kent farmer and have two children, Amelie who has just done her A Levels, and Charlie in his last year at King’s Canterbury. Her Husband, George, is High Sheriff of Kent. Vicky keeps in touch with Jane Sutton (Char ’74-76) (9/17)

Julian Mallinson (C ’79 – 83) who lives in Jersey, is a chartered surveyor and a Director of CBRE real estate consultants. Many OHs probably enjoyed the recent TV series on the Durrell’s Zoo where Julian says he was lucky enough to spend many Saturdays in his younger days roaming around whilst his farther was working. In the days before ‘Elf and Safety’ he would sneak into areas with access to animal enclosures. Memories include letting the leopard out – a minor scare as it was only a few months old – and he often played with young gorillas and being under a scrum of several apes. He also ‘liberated’ an egg that he discovered in the incubator unit and took it back to his bedroom to hatch. Unfortunately it failed which was probably just as well as he had no idea which reptile enclosure it came from. Julian is in touch with Harry Farthing (C ’78-83) another chartered surveyor who had a successful career with Cushman & Wakefield running their Italian office before he retired and now lives in Charleston, USA as a successful novelist, author of ‘Summit’ about Everest and he is writing another about Kilimanjaro. Ian Troy (C ’80-85) also lives in the CI like several other OHs and works for RBS Wealth Management. (9/17)

John Lister-Kaye (St ’59-64) has written another spellbinder ‘The Dun Cow Rib – A Very Natural Childhood’, “utterly enchanting” according to the Sunday Times Reviewer. It describes, among other things, his schooldays at Allhallows with VAL Hill and Tom Wallace and, later, his time with Gavin Maxwell. A ‘must read’ as some OHs feature. (9/17)

Four OHs met at Sandhurst, although none of them is a soldier and only one has ever been in the Army. George Hayter (V 65-70) explained to AA that the reunion at the military academy happened after the Commander’s Parade. The four were able to be there because Richard Anderson (M 67-71) is a former Royal Artillery officer and a current trustee of Sandhurst. Richard showed the other three OHs around the stately campus. His reckless recollections of being a Sandhurst cadet included cementing a toilet to the parade ground the night before the grand passing-out parade. George told the others he has moved from Hampshire to Dorset, where he and Jan are renting a house in Chideock, just 10 miles from Rousdon. Their 1996-built retro cottage, complete with thatch, is on the A35, which years ago George regarded as the road of dread. He explained that it was the route his parents used to take him back to school at the end of the holidays. Also at the Sandhurst do was Susan Jackson (née Strickland) (Chu 70-71), who was being modest about her achievement as a lawyer specialising in the food industry. Sue put much of her academic success down to her alarm clock. The technique: Set the alarm for 30 minutes hence and determinedly postpone all distraction until it goes off. Diana Davis (née Fitzgerald) (St 69-70) told the others about the 2015 OH lunch at the former Dower house, now a hotel. Diana was allowed a solo exploration upstairs and much enjoyed seeing again the rooms she had shared with her school mates over 40 years before. Diana and Sue both reminisced on being minority female boarders. Sue reiterated a claim from other females of that era that there were few rules for early Allhallows girls. Gentlemen staff kept their distance, according to Sue, and when boys covertly called at the girls house in the middle of the night and invited them down the cliffs, girls were able to go with them. (8/17)

Aunt Agatha reported on 21st June 2017 that the temperature in the UK had reached its highest point since 1976. The School Year Book for 1976 reported that the severest drought since 1911, and perhaps for more than 200 years, caused comparatively few problems at Allhallows. Untapped fresh water was still gushing from the cliffs while some of the Taunton schools were rationing it. By September however the grounds looked like the Sahara. (8/17)

Philip Curtis (S ’72-76) kindly sent his old history master a copy of his magnificent ‘War Map – Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900 – 1950’ which he has written with Jacob Sondergard Pedersen, published by The Map House, 54 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 where he has worked for many years. Well done Philip! (8/17)

Alan Thomas ( Master ’63 – 74) Director of Music at Allhallows and Stanton Housemaster, left Allhallows for Ashbury College, Ottawa. He tells DJB that he has retired as organist and choirmaster at a church in the city but still rehearses about 750 singers in the Ottawa Come Sing ‘Messiah’ and gave ten university lectures on ‘Music in Worship over the Centuries’. In July he was in Halifax. Nova Scotia to play the organ at Tim Edwards (C ’66-71) son’s wedding and Tina and his wife Francis will probably visit Alan in late August. Like us, Alan says that they have had the wettest summer on record in Ottawa. (8/17)

Mark Beckenham (M ’69 - 74) greeted AA at that giant Seaton emporium where local OHs often bump into each other and said that he resides in Beer, next to a cottage built at the time of Oliver Cromwell, but still has business interests in Beer and Seaton. Mark asked after several former members of staff and is glad to hear that the Club is thriving. (8/17)

Ted Sandbach (St ’66-71) sent DJB a super newsy card from Oxford where he taught at Magdalen College School and now runs the Oxford Wine Company, two Wine Bars and opens a Piano Bar in August. Derek put on his Dumplings tie and went down to the Seaton ground on Tuesday 11th July where the Free Foresters were playing the Devon Dumplings, in the hope of a chat with Ted and Andrew Parr. No sooner had the players emerged from the pavilion than the heavens opened and a torrential downpour followed for the rest of the day and night. Ted’s eldest son Chris has just been appointed Director of Sport at Pangbourne College, William works in London as a Chartered Surveyor and the youngest son, George, runs the Wine Bars and is getting involved in the wine business. He reached No 15 in Racquets and was the pro in Montreal and Manchester before spending time in a winery in South Africa. All are playing cricket/rugby to a decent level. Ted says that he and the boys had hoped to be playing for the Foresters at Seaton. (7/17)

Andy Green (V ’70-74) was at the West Country Lunch with John Wong (C ’70-75) and his gang. Andy, an old boy of Edinburgh House like so many OHs, says that he has been very busy with his Father’s 91st. His brother Roger (V ’73-78) a Psychcotherapist, still works at a prestigious West Country independent school. Andy says Philip Palmer (B ’70-74) a lawyer, was organizing a lunch in London for his contemporaries on July 6th but regrets he could not attend. Andy keeps in touch with Peter Clegg (C ’69-74) an accountant in Hants and star of Mike Drew’s (Master ’66-75) production of ‘Oliver!’; they hope to be in Dorset soon. (7/17)

Alec Crawford (V/St ’55-60) moved from Devon to Beaminster, Dorset three years ago and frequently takes a beer with the President when he is down in his house in Beaminster. Besides volunteering as a Steward at the excellent Beaminster Museum, Alec is also a Watch keeper with the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) at the Lyme Bay look outs at Burton Bradstock and Charmouth. The NCI is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed. There are now 53 NCI stations around the coast entirely manned by volunteers undertaking a total of more than 250,000 hours per year of watch keeping. Close contact with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) aims to promote stations to Declared Facility Status in order to become an integral part of the National Search and Rescue Structure. More volunteers are always welcome and full training is given to ensure the high standards required by the NCI and MCA. (7/17)

Charles Pipkin (St ’62-67) winner of the Dorset Under 19 Golf Handicap in 1967, said that it was the first time that he had attended an OH Golf Week which he thoroughly enjoyed and meeting contemporaries like the three Johns: Bridger, Pagliero and Husain. Charles, a former stockbroker, says that he often bumps into Roddy Long at The Stag hostelry near Petworth when he is there for an old car rally and Roddy has been playing tennis. Charles enjoyed meeting some of his seniors and juniors during Golf Week and says that he often sees Chris Rolph (St ’74 – 78) at the Veteran Car Club who was runner up with Mark Yallop (St ’73 - 78) ion the BBC Young Scientist of the Year competition. (7/17)

Jeremy Swinfen Green (B ’68 – 72) writes "Slightly to my surprise I had a phone call from the BBC on the morning after massive cyber attack that affected the NHS so badly back in May. I put on a tie and pottered over to Broadcasting House where I was interviewed on the news channel about the attack (live - quite nerve racking) and then for 10 minutes at the front of a building, an interview that was reduced to a 6 second clip on the lunchtime news (so I reckon I have 14 minutes 54 seconds of fame still to find). There has been a lot written about this and other attacks, and really they are inevitable at the moment. The NHS was pretty quick to get back on its feet and it is this strong resilience, a result of excellent planning and a lot of hard word, that is really the secret of dealing with these incidents. Amber Rudd the Home Secretary was quick to point out that patient data hadn't been affected. That's true but it is important to remember that cyber security also needs to protect the integrity of data (stopping unauthorised changes to it) and as well as protecting access to data - something of course that was badly affected for some hours after the attack." (7/17)

Andrew Robson (S ‘78 – 83) writes: Moved to Dorset in 2005 and loving life. Married to Jane with one son George 16 who having gone to Poole Grammar obtained a scholarship to Canford for the Sixth Form. George clearly has his mother’s brains! My main work as a Chartered Surveyor is doing mortgage valuations for the main lenders. I also invest in residential property with my younger brother Simon who went to Sherborne. I continue to cycle and stay fit and am doing the Etape du Tour in the Alps in July 2017 and have recently taken up kite surfing. I see Simon Gibbons (S ’79-83) and William Ferguson ( Sh ’78-83) regularly and recently caught up with Steve Double (S ’74-79) who was in the Lower Sixth when I arrived in 1978. (7/17)

Since Stephen Bath (Chu 66-71) sold the family travel firm three years ago it seems he has gone from moving people to moving parts of people. When he was joint boss with brother Andrew Bath (Chu 71-76) of Bath Travel and the associated Palmair airline, Steve flew passengers from place to place. Now he is doing the same for human organs. He owns a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle which he operates out of Bournemouth Airport, often piloting the eight-seater executive aircraft himself. The main business is flying human organs around the country on emergency flights from transplant donors to patients. “It’s mostly kidneys and livers,” he told a slightly squeamish AA. Enterprising Steve continues to take aerial photographs of the Christchurch area, selling through local galleries, and now he’s just gone into publishing. The Christchurch River Book is all about the rivers and harbour of Christchurch, and the businesses that make it tick. The twice-yearly glossy mag is £2 but you can read it on the web for free.

John Bardolph (Master ’65-77) who taught French and Spanish at Allhallows was at the West Country lunch and was delighted to meet many old friends. He ran the Naval section and we remember his passion for cars, motor-bikes and the Winscombe High Speed Trials. At the close of his unbeaten 2nd XV season in 1973 teams that he had coached had won 61 out of 76 matches and drawn 5 – an impressive record. Some of the stories he tells about his experience as a travel company guide would make a best selling novel. (6/17)

John Snook (C ’44-47) and his wife made a welcome appearance at the West Country lunch in Sidmouth. John knows Ralph Harding (B ’36-43), one of the famous hockey playing Harding brothers, well who is usually at the OH Remembrance Service with his nephew Dr Jeremy Harding (C ’64-69). John’s sons, Pitt Cup hockey player Robert Snook (C ’78-81) and Philip Snook (C ’80-83) manage the family farm. One of them tried to keep his bicycle in his bedsit so that he could keep an eye on it, which did not go down well with the wonderful house matron Barbara Clark. (6/17

John Puddicombe (M ’61- 65) admits that he has never attended any OH functions, so assiduously promoted by the officers of the Club, but his vivid memories of his years at Allhallows are treasured. He reads each OH Magazine from cover to cover and enjoys reading about the achievements of OHs he remembers. John left the Police in 1972 and became an articled clerk with a prominent firm of Exeter solicitors. When he qualified he moved straight to Scott Rowe in Lyme Regis where he has worked for 40 years, 34 as a partner. He retired as a Senior Consultant in 2017. John and his wife Margaret have five children spread around the country: two sons in major property companies, two daughters in the medical profession and the youngest about to embark on a career as an accountant. Margaret has been an administrator at Exeter Cathedral School. John counts David Tyzack (C ’60-64) and Martin Meeke (C ’64-68) as old friends and often sees James Rowe (M ’66-71) – who couldn’t! In retirement John will be involved with the repair of Scott Rowe’s impressive Georgian office in Lyme Regis, which he owns with a former partner. (6/17)

John Wong (C ’70-75) was at the West Country lunch as promised with a gang of his OH friends: David Danskin (St ’71-75), Simon Knox (St ’71-74), Andy Green (V ’70-74), Anthony Wareham (V ’70-75), Matthew Phillips (V ’70-73) and James Negaard (St ’71-76). On the following Tuesday he had lunch in London with Jo Grimwood (Sh ’67-72). John told Derek, his old housemaster, that he semi retired last year from his Hong Kong brokerage business and only goes to the office twice a week to sort out paperwork. He has been asked to organise another reunion in 2020, venue to be confirmed, being the 50th anniversary of those who went to Allhallows in 1970. (6/17)

Peter G Roberts (V ’48 – 52) writes from South Africa ”Having just received the OH Magazine which is eagerly awaited each year, I noted the article in AA on pages 37/38 ‘ Late Great Master’ which brought back many happy memories of Carey Stone, Venning and Allhallows. After my first term at the Headmaster’s House under the new Head, V A L Hill, and the kindly Mrs L Sweet, House Matron, I was one of the founder members of Venning along with Jan F Steele Perkins( Junior House ’42, V ’48 – 52) and one of the Jewel brothers. After leaving school I corresponded regularly with Carey until his death and also with Mrs Sweet who emigrated to New Zealand to join her daughter. I formed a long lasting friendship with Colin Berwick (Junior House ’44, St ’48-52) who became God Father to my daughter and I to his, and with John Palin (Junior House ’46, V ’48-50). Regettably I have never attended an OH functin as my career with British American Tobacco took me to several African countries and I have been resident in South Africa for many years” (5/17)

John F B Thompson (C ’77-80) who lives in Camberwell, phoned DJB recently to say that he had worked in nursing on a cardio-thoracic ward from 2005 – 2008 and then went back to social work with the elderly before he cared for his mother ands heard lovely stories of her growing up in London, evacuation and becoming Front of House Manager at Covent Garden Opera House. John’s daughter Olivia was born in 2006 and loves writing and reading, like her father, who humiliates himself by getting up in a Camberwell bar and playing the guitar. A friend in Spain tells him that her son Andreas de Jong (V ’81-84) was in Richard Ambrose’s house at Allhallows. John keeps in touch with his old friend David Fee (C ’77-82) who works for Devon Wildlife Trust in Exeter. (5/17)

Graham M Prentice (B ’73-77) has retired from BP after 32 years – says it is a great feeling – and recently moved from NE Scotland down to the Bath area, so will actually be able to meet up with many OHs again. He will continue part time working for several more years but based down in the south of the country. Both his children are currently working in New Zealand so good holidays are coming up! (5/17)

Nigel Clist (C ’67-72) is still working for the NFU after 34 years and has no immediate planes for retirement.. Nigel and Sarah’s daughter, Philippa, and husband Tom have produced their first grand daughter Molly. Nigel keeps in regular contact with Jeremy Best (C ’67-72), Myf Adams nee Gregson (M ’69-71) and John Anderson (B ’68-72). He hopes to meet again with Paul Hellier (C ’67-72) in June and perhaps with Peter Rooke (S ’68-72) as he has a client meeting nearby. Nigel says he has had a most enjoyable supper with Myf and Ian Adams in April, also ‘Caro’ Wilson with her husband and Giles and Gru Blomfield. (5/17)

Adam Cassels (B ’73-78) says that he is planning a get-together of his OH chums who completed an arduous Ten Tors with a few minutes to spare 40 years ago. They were Chris Whately (C ’72-77), David Chun (V ’72-77) and Andrew Hughes (S ’72-77). Adam has been living in Italy for years where he used his expert knowledge to produce wholesale cheese but he tells AA that he is now a TEFL teacher near Lake Como. He married an Italian girl and his brothers Michael (B76-80) lives in Sussex and Brendon (B80-85) in Devon. 5/17

Brendon Cassels (B ’80-85) sent DJB, his old history master, his kindest regards amd comments “The strange thing about left v right is what was considered left –wing then may now be construed as right-wing, due to the fog of ‘identity politics’. An example would be the interview on Sputnik of George Galloway (arch socialist) and Aaron Banks (UKIP financier) and seeing how much they agree with each other. What they call alt-left and alt-right seem to have much the same policies. Neither would agree of course”. His brother Adam says that Brendon does not express his skills as a political observer or use them in his present job.(5/17)

Paul Davis (C ’68-73) who ran Paul Davis Freight Services, has sold his businerss after 38 years at the helm to a group of Channel Island investors, which leaves him more time in his semi-retirement to enjoy sailing, along side his voluntary work with the Princes Trust. He has been mentoring youngsters with new business start-up ideas which he has found very rewarding. Paul regularly meets Chris Kitchen (C ’68-73), Nick Hamley (C ’68-72) and Will Codner (C ’68-73). Will and Paul recently kindly took their old housemaster to lunch at the ship in Axmouth. (5/17)

Robert Baly (Sh '60-65) OH representative for the 1960-65 era, was a lawyer in Hong Kong and of course knew Paul Selway-Swift (M '57-62). They were both members of the Turf Club and will probably meet at Cheltenham. Also with the HK Bank were James Morrow (M '61-66) who has retired to Somerset and 'Chile' Brendon Cooper (M '62-66) who was on a course with the bank when it acquired the Bank of London and South America. Rob lived in the same block of flats in Stanley, Hong Kong with Alec Crawford (V/St '55-60) when he worked in shipping. He also met Chris Putey (Ch '60-65) when he commanded the HK Volunteer Regiment and before him David Shaw (B/V '59-64) as they both resided in Stanley Fort. Rob's Brother Guy (Sh '62-67) was in HK for a spell but spent the last decade of his working life with Lloyds Insurance in Berrmuda. He has retired to Suffolk and plays golf at Aldeborough. Guy often sees Clive Lewis (B '62-65) and Jonathan Patterson (Sh '62-65). (3/17)

Charles Davies (L '88-93) former Captain on th OH Hockey XI, which played Bridport Hawks on the super Colfox School all-weather pitch, tells AA that his young son, aged 9, is taking part in trainig sessions alongside Richard Steele (L '88-91) and that formidable goal scorer and farmer Andrew Frampton (V '88-91). Charles is a partner in a Bridport building firm. (3/17)

Allan Goh (B '72-76) writes "Since leaving Allhallows I read law at universtiry and have been a practising barrister since 1984 specialising in criminal law with Chambers in London. I looked up the OH website after having a conversation about school days. 6 hours later and, having perused the OH Magazines since 2009 till present day, I have to confess that it brought back happy memories of the years spent at Allhallows, especially when reading about my contemporaries at the school and would very much hope to re-establish contact with them". (3/17) Note: contact the Hon Sec for Allan's contact details.

Graham Prentice (B '73-77) has retired from BP after 32 years, a great feeling, and has moved from NE Scotland to the Bath area so he hopes he will actually be able to meet up with many OH friends again. He will continue working part time for a few more years but based in the South. Both Graham's children are currently working in New Zealand so good holidays are coming up! (3/17)

Helen Bird (nee Grainger) (C '80-82) writes "Although I was only at Allhallows for the VI Form I have very happy memories. I trained as a primary school teacher and taught in London, EFL in Naples and, letterly, in Salisbury. I married Andrew Bird in 1996 and we have two daughters. We have moved around quite a lot hence sadly I have lost touch with many contemporaries. Thank you for keeping the OH network alive". (3/17)

Bob Mullarky (B ’79-80) Bob writes from Los Angeles: “I know Wimbledon is still months away I wanted to give you a heads up that my daughter, Coco Vandeweghe, will be playing in the tournament. She had a great run at the Australian Open where she lost to Venus Williams in the semis. She’s now ranked 20th in the world and, with grass being her best surface, we’re hoping that she’ll go deep into the tourney’s fortnight. My best to Robert Hutton, Nick Hawkins, Pete Lord, Guy Sinclair ( my doubles partner at Allhallows ), Paddy Towle, Kerry Spring-Rice and Carro Barnes Wolstenholme” (3/17)

Derek Ridge (M ’60-65) and Alison called on DJB before Christmas. His contemporaries will remember him as a devastating short-corner striker on the hockey pitch and a Hockey 1st X1 Colour for four years. He has built and run a fishing trawler, built his own New Mill House at Burton Bradstock, been instrumental in providing tennis nets for Wimbledon and numerous clubs and courts as he makes the wires that hold the net up and still engages in building operations in West Dorset as well as filling his freezer with fish caught from his own small boat launched from the beach at Burton Bradstock. He keeps in touch with other OHs including the Hon Sec and Dudley Hopkins (B ’59-64). (2/17)

Michael Drew (H ’66-75) Chaplain at Allhallows who taught Modern Languages, will be remembered by many for his cracker-jack production in the Lent Term 1970 of ‘Oliver’, starring Myf Adamas (nee Gregson) (M ’69-71), Mark Johnson (M ’65-70), Peter Clegg (C ’69-74), Gethyn Hewan, Geoff Johnston, Barbra Clark et al. Michael was also an outstanding cricketer and says his daughter, Amanda, is performing in the new BBC series ‘Last Post’, set in Aden but being made in Cape Town. (2/17)

Andrew Appleyard (C ’80-85) who read Archaeology at uni and has worked for Exodus Travels for many years, sent his usual magnificent 2017 Calendar to DJB which advertises adventurous holidays worldwide. Recently Andy visited Myanmar (Burma) which his company includes in their alluring trips. (2/17)

Daryl Hunt (C ’64-68) sent DJB a delightful Christmas card, always the best time to receive news from OHs. Daryl is one of the Pogues, the rock ‘n roll band that produced ‘Fairytale of New York’. Daryl was at the 500th Anniversary lunch. (2/17)

Simon Reading (M ’77-80) who facilitates the OH website, sent DJB a most beautiful Christmas card from Portugal where he now lives. Simon works in a modern industry yet says he lives in a part of the world where a major traffic jam could be two donkey carts meeting head on and stopping to exchange gossip. The scenery is spectacular and the village ancient. The Readings have no mains electricity, sewage system or phone lines and yet the powers of the sun – or Honda generator when needed – allow Simon to sit at his laptop and type missives which will wing their way through the ether to the top of the mountain upon which sits the village of Monsanto, to be microwaved up the valley to Idanha-a-Nova, dive underground to join a fibre optic cable to a central hub and off to England. Simon says he is in a modern world yet outside it and it is much the best of both worlds. (2/17)

Claus Andersen (C ’79-84) without whom no OH gathering would be complete and sells Rolls Royces in Berkeley Square, was at the RAC Club for the AGM and Reception with a gang of OH Youngsters including John Wickes (L ’93-98) whose parents in Chideock were great supporters of OH Golf, Jamie Jemmeson (M ’95-98) in the peak of physical fitness, Carl Longman (V ’94-97) designer of hotel interiors, Steve Huxtable (V ’92-97) OH Sevens match manager, surveyor in Russia and the Ukraine and now in the UK, Chris Lane (V ’91-96) former head of school, now in the RA, OH hockey player and cyclist with Charles Murray ( ’91-96) and Colin Mortimore (M ’94-98) who works on the Baltic Exchange. Amongst the older brigade were Andrew Poe (B ’69-74) who told DJB that he has at long last retired from the Reservists, and our younger leaders Seb Warner (V ’93-98), Patrick Musters (S ’66-70), Peter Sloan (B ’66-71) and Myf Adams, nee Gregson (Ch ’69-71). DJB says apologies to the old timers like him at a very happy occasion (12/16)

Chris Taylor (M ’74-78) Head of School, says he is still very much engaged with life at the Bar, where he is Head of Queen Square Chambers in Bristol and a Deputy District Judge, hearing a variety of civil cases on the South Coast, though occassionally straying as far North as Gloucester and Torquay in the West. It is a varied diet of matrimonial, insolvency, landlord and tenant, contract dispute and, his own field, of personal injury. Chris is in contact with Dr Nigel Molesworth (M ’74-79) who works in Australia and, closer to home, Dr Kyra Arnott nee Neubauer (Ch ’75-77) . Chris and his wife, Sally, are busy as Mum and Dad of Jenny who works in Huddersfield and Peter who gained an MA from Mount Vernon View Drama School and is setting out as a freelance Theatre Director in West Ealing. Chris says that it was great to meet Richard Jarrett (M ’73-78) and Robin Higgs (M ’73-78) with Tessa Russell nee Chick (Ch ’76-78) and Peter Wilson (B ’72-77) with Chris’s elder brother Paul Taylor (M ’73-77) all at the Painters’ Hall Lunch. Paul lives nearby in Liskeard and is Bursar of a local school while their younger brother James (M ’75-79) works for a distinguished cabinet maker at Maldon in Essex. In February 2017, as reported elsewhere, Chris and Sally will be guests of Steve Ellyatt and his wife Sally on ‘Silent Wings ‘ cruising in the Caribbean. (10/16)

Ian Hannaford (V ’72-76) writes from Canada where he has lived for nearly 30 years ‘I was so pleased to read about the OH club and that it is still going, I have been living in Vancouver BC Canada since 1978. I am working for Plant Clean, a chemical company that was recently purchased by Bunzl UK, in the Healthcare industry setting up new facilities around the Province. My 2 two sons are working in the film industry in BC which is growing like crazy and my younger son will be going to Quebec in 2017 to compete in the Canadian weight lifting championships. I am planning on visiting England in September 2107 my first visit in nearly 30 years , I am going to show my wife the school and tour around. I really hope to see any Venning OHs such as Andy Hack (’71-76) and Lance Hebert (’71-76). I was very sad to read about Mr. Ambrose’s passing, my house master at Venning.’ Ian has told AA that he will be in the UK in September 2017 and any OH wishing to contact him is invited to contact the Hon Sec. (10/16)

Peter Phillips (V/Sh ‘58-62) has been describing life in Whitehall, where he ended his public service career in the Treasury. ‘Highlights of that time were having our windows screwed down when the Queen went past to open Parliament, and trying to trip Gordon Brown up when he visited the gym, but finding his heavies tended to get in the way.’ Peter’s participation in OH target shooting in October was only the second time he had attended a club event. He went after taking up the sport 55 years after leaving school. ‘I worked out quite quickly why I never got into any shooting team. I’m still a poor shot!’ After Allhallows, he went to Reading Technical College for A-levels, before joining the Forestry Commission. ‘But not as a lumberjack.’ He switched to HM Customs and Excise, toiling mainly on VAT. ‘Much of that time I was responsible for compliance teams playing tax games with the City banks.’ Not sporty at school, he nevertheless got into fencing and sailing after he left, and later played volleyball for the department. Peter remembers Derek Blooman joining the school as a young master. ‘He volunteered to help our very small Scout troop – I think I was the only Senior Scout – on a camping expedition to Snowdonia. It was amazing how much gear we rammed into his good old VW Beetle.’ (10/16)

Jeremy Swinfen Green’s (B ’68-72) book ‘The Weakest Link: Why your employees may be your Biggest Cyber Risk’ was published by Bloomsbury Press in September. Jeremy went to Lincoln College, Oxford from Allhallows and later took an MBA. Well done Jeremy! (10/16)

Andrew Langdon (St ’77-81) responded to a request from his fellow barrister and Head of School Christopher Taylor (M ’74-78) and sent AA welcome news. Andrew and his wife Caroline’s son is reading History, Dad’s favourite subject, at Newcastle and their three daughters keep them more than busy. Andrew is currently Chairman Elect of the Bar Council of England and Wales and will become Chairman in 2017 and hold the post for a year, when he will be based in the Temple and its environs. He than intends to return to the Western Circuit as a Criminal Silk, which is the best job in the world. Andrew is involved in the fight for access to justice for the increasing number who are denied it. Andrew and Caroline occassionally meet Sherri Bodden ( Ch ’79-81) a lawyer in the Cayman Islands and he recently met Nicola Atkins nee Rutherford-Jones (Ch ’79-81) a career consultant married to a QC current leader of the Midlands Circuit. Andrew has fond memories of Allhallows and marvels at what we had to offer every time he goes back, particularly the beautiful grounds and some of the more eccentric mebers of the staff. DJB recalls Andrew as one of the brightest boys he ever taught. (9/16)

Steve Ellyatt (C ’75-79) kindly wrote to DJB about his career since leaving Allhallows, just as his Housemaster was about to write to him at his old Kent address, where he had been working for the Police on the Channel Tunnel. Steve now lives in Newton Abbot, having retired from the Police, and is happily involved with his wife, Sally, on the ocean wave. He bought an expensive 54ft yacht ‘Silent Wings’ and in September 2013 set sail from Dartmouth to St Lucia. They now run a charter service for guests and have encouraging bookings in their fourth year. Chris Taylor (M ’74-78) one of the OH Bristol lawyers and his wife, Sarah, are joining them for a holiday. Steve leaves the yacht in Grenada for the Caribbean hurricane season and retires to Devon to see the family and work for the next season afloat. Steve’s contemporaries, a very happy gang in Chudleigh, Martin Horsey (C ’75-79), Mike Davis (C75-80), Henry Emck (C ’75-80) and Huw Williams (C ’74-79) will remember Steve as a demon fast bowler under Bob Cottam’s tuition. He opened the bowling for every club he played for until a back injury forced him to retire in 2004. You deserve the OH first price for hand writing Steve! (9/16)

Richard Anderson (M ’67-71) former head of School, whose father like Richard was an OH and in the Army, says that since he sold his gardening business he spends more time abroad; he has visited Manos Palavidis (Sh ’66-71) three times in Athens, David Viccars (M ’66-71) in Bangkok, Mike Ashton (M ’76-71) in Sydney and Birgit King-Martin, widow of the late Warwick King-Martin (B ’56-60) in Brisbane. John Anderson (B ’68-72) in Rio is on the list. Richard socialises with many ’71 leavers, Steve Bath (C ’66-71) et al. Richard often meets his great friend solicitor Peter Sloan (B ’66-71) as they are members of the same Dinner Club. He is off to China and Japan and is organising a great trip to India in December 2017 for 17 members of the Dinner Club and their wives. Last year they did a group tour to South Africa to visit the battlefields of Zululand and the place where the French Prince Imperial was killed. Richard works for the Roatry Charity Polio Plus and is now a Trustee of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He invited Diana Davis nee Fitzgerald (Ch ’69-71) and her husband, Bob, to a commissioning parade followed by champagne and canapes by the lake. Finally, OHs will be pleased to know that Richard spent a morning recently restoring the Johnson memorial bench at the ‘Bus Stop’ on the Cliff Path with a double coat of wood preservative and a clean up of the brass plate on the wall. The bench was erected by their OH friends in memory of Mark Johnson (M ’65-70) and Stephen Johnson (M ’68), both of whom died far to young.(9/16)

Graham Salter (H ’77-84) Head of Modern Languages at Allhallows, who has written for our Editor for the 2017 Magazine, was delighted to be at the Painters’ Hall lunch, ‘a truly Happy occasion’ and to meet Peter Larkman, Nick Cousins, Alan Thomas and Derek Blooman as well as a galaxy of Old Boys and Girls. Graham and Sylvia are more than busy in their retirement; they have recently been to Naples as Sylvia is writing a book about Elizabeth Craven, married first to Baron Craven and then to the Margrave of Ansbach, and settled in Naples. Graham translates legal and technical documents for those who have properties in Spain (9/16)

Stephen de Wild (C ’71-75) wrote to say how much he enjoyed the Painters’ Hall lunch and sent DJB a pamphlet on Nowton Court, the former Prep School near Bury St Edmonds where Steve resides. DJB taught there for a year before going up to Oxford; it was run by the Blackburnes who occassionalyy sent a boy like the talented musician Simon Dunn (C ’79-83) to Allhallows. Like us Nowton Court had magnificient grounds and is now a residential home. Steve travels the world selling equipment to oil companies and trusts the industry will revive.(9/16)

Jennie Walters nee Spurgeon (Ch ’73-75) always provides news of her Charton contemporaries; they met in July at Jane Booth’s (Ch ’73-75) lovely seaside flat in Jersey. Jane runs HR for the states of Jersey, Karen Ann Taylor (Ch ’73-75) is a psychotherapist, Jo Bakke nee Blackburne-Kane (Ch ’73-75), who visited DJB with her mother, Rachel, a few years ago and exchanged happy memories of the great characters on the Allhallows staff, Horace Lee, James Turner and Jack Jarchow among them, teaches English to high powered Norwegian executives, Alison Bailey (Ch ’73-75) is a personal assistant, Rosie Payne (Ch ’73-75) has recently become a grandmother, as has Jo Bakke, Joanna Grimwood (Ch ’73-75) works in charity and travels far and wide with her businessman husband. Sarah Jane Ferguson (Ch ’73-75) a garden designer, could not be at the 2016 reunion. Jennie says that she has completed her MA in Creative Writing and is rewriting the first draft of her novel with the help of a new literary agent. Her brother Christopher ( C ’69-74) an accountant, is a financial adviser in the media indutry, lives in Barnes and has two daughters of uni age (9/19)

Alan Thomas (H ’63-74) Director of Music at Allhallows and Housemaster of Stanton, says that his friends in Ottowa were amazed that he travelled 3,500 miles to attend the Painters’ Hall Lunch in London with Tim Edwards (C ’66-71), a naval architect in Halifax. Alan was regaled by a tableful of his Old Stantonites, among them Patrick Musters (St ’66-70), Ted Sandbach (St ’67-71) and Colin Sandbach (St ’69-74). Alan celebrated a very important birthday on 18th June 2016 when about 50 friends dropped in for a party in the reception room of his flats, organised for him be a catering company. Tim and Francis Edwards, Alan’s stalwart friends, were at the party. Derek Blooman sent him an old map of Nova Scotai and Newfoundland, which Alan says will be framed by one of the guests, an expert picture-framer. Alan left Allhallows for Ashbury College, Ottawa, sited in Rockcliffe Park, much like the Rousdon Estate, and then ran his own Music School. (8/16)

Anthony Pollard (M ’55-60) Professor Emeritus of Teeside University and a leading authority on the Wars of the Roses, has produced a beautifully written and illustrated life of ‘Edward IV The Summer King’ ISBN 978-0-14-97869-7, published in the Penguin Monarchs Series. Anthony has already written acclaimed books on ‘Richard III and the Princes in the Tower’ and ‘Warwick the Kingmaker’. OHs who enjoyed studying Shakespeare’s Henry V at Allhallows may have read Anthony’s ‘Henry V’, ISBN 978-0-7525-9763-1, published by Pocket Giants The History Press. DJB jokingly said that some of the ifrst OHs may have fought with Henry V at Agincourt, as the school was probably going then, taught by the Priest of Allhallows Chapel., no doubt as archers considering our later prowess at shooting. (8/16)

Justin Tunstall (St ’69-74) said that he was off to the Nantwich International Cheese Show before he sent his report that OH visitors to Lyme Regis will be sad to hear of the closure of the famed Town Mill Cheesemonger. The Mill’s Trustees decided that they wanted the site to host a different kind of enterprise. Justin is not opening elsewhere and is actively pursuing other ventures – one of which has necessitated brushing up on the Geology that he learnt from Messrs Biggs (H ’65-70) and Kew (H ’71-74) in the Old Stable Block. Ironically the Cheesemonger was identified as one of the UK’s 100 Small Businesses of the Year in 2015 and Justin received an invitation to Downing St to meet the Chancellor. As a result he is advising other small enterprises, as well as being heavily involved in judging a plethora of cheese competitions, locally and internationally. He says that he misses the steady stream of greying, balding and spreading OHs who popped their heads into the shop with a cheery ‘Remember me?’ and thanks them sincerely for their support over the years. (8/16)

Peter Lord (C ’75-80) notified the Hon Sec of his address in Suffolk and said “ I have just read AA with huge interest and realise how much I am missing. I now live oin a farm in Suffolk, working in private healthcare after many years in hospitatlity. Always keen to hear from his old chums Mike Davies (C 75-80), Mark Marsdhall (V -75-80), Simon Richards (V ’75-80), Guy St Clair (B ’75-80) and Nick Hawkins (M ’75-80)” (8/16)

Paul Davis (C ’68-73) and Will Codner (C ’68-73) kindly took DJB to a very happy lunch at The Ship Inn, Axmouth recently when it seemed that they had only left Chudleigh a couple of years ago. Paul runs Paul Davis Frieght Service Ltd from Bristol, with freight going to Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Continent while Will, a Bedford College London Uni Geologist, has been drilling and prospecting for oil in the North Sea and Egypt. Will once phoned DJB from Lyme Bay, where he was working, to say that he could see the Chudleigh Housemaster’s Study. He says that the days of oil are numbered for a while but they will come back. Both Paul and Will have many OH friends, among them Chris Kitchen (C ’68-73) fast bowling star, and Nick Hamley (C ’68-72) advertising guru. DJB says that they drove to the Rousdon Estate and had a snap taken in front of the Allhallows memorial plaque in the wall behind the pavilion and were impressed by the sensitive way in which building had been underetaken in the Ernest George style. (7/’16)

Robin Stewart (C ’74-77) deserves an apology as we called him Robert in the 2016 OH Magazine. Derek Blooman says that when he edited the School Magazine the first thing that was said to him on publication was that he had misspelt someone’s name. School Mags rivalled the good old Grauniad in those far off days. (‘Grauniad ‘was the nick name for the Guardian because of an ill founded reputation for typos. The name was given to it by Private Eye.)

Apologies also for mis-spelling George Pyle’s name with an ‘I’ instead of a ‘y’. When George retired in 1980, after 35 years as School Foreman and being given a leaving present by the Masters’ and Ladies’ Common Rooms, he said “ If I had been working all these years for money, I would have been in another job. Of course working at a school like Allhallows is a way of life and anyone who doesn’t realise that is a fool!.” His wife Miriam, a devoted House Matron of Shallow for 28 years, sadly died before George left but DJB interviewed George for the 1980 School Year Book and he gave an account of his outstanding career. Jack Jarchow said that after the Headmaster, George was probably the most important person at Allhallows. George joined the school in 1945 after 6 years in the Army. As a reservist he was called up on 1st September 1939 and by the 11th he was in France with the light Ack-Ack at Le Mans and returned with the Argyll’s from Cherbourg. He was then posted to 6th Armoured Division and in Nick Force in Tunis, as George said ‘too little too late’. He was at Casino in charge of laying down smoke. “Once you got one or two barrels going you were all right but it was nasty”. George was demobbed at Taunton and applied for jobs at Millfield and Allhallows. He and his wife came to Allhallows first and fell in love with the place. George felt that boys hadn’t changed much though fashions had. He said that he was told off once for putting a 100 watt bulb in a room for ten boys, yet they were happy and got good results. He once rescued a Red Devil parachutist from a tree as though it was an every day occurrence. George said that he worst job was having to deal with a burst pipe in the sewer in the 1947 freeze-up. He went down with a torch and by the time he was finished he was solid with ice, though he admitted that the coldest he had ever been was in the Atlas mountains when he was frozen to the handle bars of his motor-bike and they made tea on a sand and petrol fire to thaw him out with whisky and bully beef. (7/16)

Steve Gardner, Catering Manager, who will be remembered by many younger OHs, runs a super hostelry ‘The Talbot Arms’ near the Uplyme cricket ground with that Jack Jarchow would have called an excellent pull-in. Steve says that OHs occassionally call but with the passage of time it is difficult to recall names. DJB sometimes meets Steve in the village shop and gave him a copy of the 2016 OH Magazine. Steve’s son used to train with our 1st XV and is now a rugger coach (7/16)

Jim Rowe (second from right) is flanked by officials as he holds the pole-mounted glove Jim Rowe (M 66-71), who has been a shooting maestro at school and for OHs, and who is Lord of the Manor of Axminster, presided over the Raising of the Glove ceremony in the town on Thursday, June 23rd. He hoisted a glove on a flower-decked pole to the side of the minster and in the presence of the vicar and the mayor. The ceremony dates back to the granting of Axminster Market by King John in 1210. The glove must be raised on the Thursday nearest the feast day of St John the Baptist – which this year was June 23rd – and for eight days no man could be arrested or hanged! King John, an exceptional administrator, was always nifty at extracting money from the locals. The fair has been replaced by the nearby Axminster Festival. A similar ceremony was held in Honiton, where a glove was raised on a pole outside the Dolphin Hotel to open the panier market. Jim’s father, Frank Rowe, bought Cloakham with the manorial title from auctioneers R&C Snell in 1950 and, seven years later, the cattle market and the right to receive tolls. When Frank died in 1994, the title passed to Jim. However, foot and mouth closed the cattle market in 2001 and it was sold. The Charter Street market in Axminster continues and Axminster is changing, as we all do.

Chris Hutton-Ashkenny (B ’67-71) writes: I retired from Lloyds Bank in 2014 where I was responsible for the resiliency and business continuity for the back office function in the UK and abroad. This role was primarily to make sure that their customers were not impacted by an incident or failure, but also meant that we were continually testing our colleagues to make sure they understood the processes they would have to implement in the event of an incident. I had every intention of setting up a consultancy in Lichfield (Staffordshire) when I left but have not found the time! I spend my leisure time sailing and walking and have done a lot of ocean sailing including the Fastnet and Antigua 600. I have recently returned from a month in Turkey where I have been sailing with my brother Paul (B ‘69-72). I am also a volunteer for the Canal and River Trust Heritage Working Boat Group and move their historic narrowboats from festival to festival in the Midlands allowing people to see what life used to be like working on the canals. (6/16)

Chrtis Hulbrd (B ’55-60) and his wife kindly called on DJB in April when they were in Lyme Regis and commented, as visitors do,on the difficulties in parking. Chris said how much he enjoyed the Painters’ Hall Lunch and meeting old friends. For many years Chris was an Estate Agent in Canterbury and his father, who ran an Estate Agency in Lyme, lived down Clappentail Lane near Derek. Chris commented on the magnificent way in which Belmont House, former home of John Fowler , has been restored. Chris holds the unbeaten School High Jump record. (5/16)

Philip Midgley (B ’40-45) Head of School and Purple Glory, kindly phoned DJB to say how much he enjoyed Aunt Agatha. Philip worked for the B of E for many years and played cricket for their 1st XI, but was dumbfounded to read in the press that they now fielded a rounders team. Philip liked Ralph Harding’s (B ’36-43) article in the 2016 OH Magazine and congratulates George Hayter (V ’65-70) the Editor. (5/16)

Derek Blooman (H ’59-98) sifting through some old papers, found a delightful letter from Carey Stone (H ’45-59) who will be affectionately remebered by senior OHs, saying how much he appreciated an Alfred Sisley Christmas card and that the impressionist had a painting holiday at Langland Bay, Gower, and paid his landlady with sketches. Carey had a retirement cottage near Penmaen on the Gower Peninsula, much like the Rousdon landslip, and said how much he appreciated Keith Moore’s words in the 1996 OH Newlsetter and that he was obviously a Headmaster who would not look backwards into the future. Carey was Housemaster of Venning when it was in the main building and boys in his charge will remember the understanding and care that he brought to those in his charge. He had read Greats at Merton College, Oxford and mainly taught English and Latin. Derek remembers, when he joined the school, driving Carey to East Coker in Somerset and getting a brilliant exposition of one of T. S. Elliot’s famous Four Quartets.Interestingly Cary told the young Head of History he had been in Germany on Hitler’s ‘Night of ther Long Knivers’. Carey’s first teaching appointment had been at Kings’ Taunton in 1932 and during the war he had served in the NFS in London and Plymouth. At Allhallows Carey ran the Pioneers, a group of non-games players who constructed the superbly engineered cliff-path and a delightful garden, known as ‘Carey’s Plaisance’, on the site of the future MCR. Carey recalled Jack Hobbs (St ‘50-55), who went on to be Chairman of the Board of Allhallows College, as a sterling character and he remembered teaching Christopher Sellick (B/Sh ’42-45) who went on to Oxford and wrote to thank him for teaching him Cicero’s ‘In Catilinam’! Carey was a great railway buff and would go in search of steam trains wherever he could find them. He stayed with Derek early in Peter Larkman’s Headmastership and asked to be introduced to John Clark (V ’82-87) son of Brian Clark (V ’45-53) who was in Carey’s house. Carey died in 1999 at the age of 90 and Derek and Vacy Lyle (B ’33-37), former Baker Housemaster, attended his funeral when the service was taken by one of his pupils from Gowerton GS, who told much the same stories as OHs. (5/16)

Derek Blooman writes “OHs who remember going to the Regent Cinema in Lyme Regis will be sorry to hear that it was burnt down in a devastating fire on 22nd March. Fortunately no one was hurt but some OHs will remember trips to the cinema were a regular occurrence, apart from weekly film shows in the Great Hall, organised by the Chudleigh film projectionists. Ian Macgregor-Scott (B ’63-68) whose Father was a Rank Film Distributor, tells me that he was always allowed in free on private visits. Ian worked for many yeasr with MGM and has only recently retired. He presented the electric organ to St Michael’s, Honiton, temporarily the home of the Allhallows War Memroial Chapel, in memory of his father John Macgregor-Scott ( ’18-19) who was briefly at Allhallows but never forgot it. Derek remembers V A L Hill (HM ’48-65), his first headmaster, not a great advocate of visual aids, telling Rev Ian Watson (H ’60-66) later HM of Edinburgh House, the Cathedral School Exeter and Heath Mount, who asked whether he could take his set to the Regent to see ‘Tom Jones’, that he thought Ian could give a very good impression of that himself! (3/16)

Joanna Head (nee Harding) (M ’71-73) Jo writes “Having lived in Bristol for over 30years, I returned "home" to Colyford, only a couple of miles from Rousdon Estate. We had renovation work on our house and moved into rented accommodation on the Rousdon Estate while this was being done. So that felt really odd living there for 3 months. Happily settled and retired here, busy with local tennis club, church and gardening and walking. We have 2 daughters, one who is to be married Sept 10th this year (2016). Would be happy to put up/ meet up with any OH's in the area, we have plenty of accommodation!” (3/16)

John Lister-Kaye (S ’59-64) John writes “I was very pleased to catch up with Alwyn James (Classics master 1960s) when he visited us last autumn. He suffered a very bad stroke some years ago and is wheelchair bound, but was able to communicate well and enjoyed a tour of our field studies centre at Aigas. I also visited Guy Farthing (Stanton 1961-66) in Winchester, who is also struggling with an inoperable brain tumour. But he was in good spirits and buzzes about the city on his buggy. My latest book, 'Gods of the Morning' (my tenth) has won the Richard Jefferies Society Prize for nature writing - a wonderful boost to morale and sales! This month I was also awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Geddes Medal for services to nature conservation. It is so warming to receive recognition for what is now a life's work. My son Warwick (41) now runs Aigas with me and gets married in April. Congratulations on a splendid OH magazine”. (3/16)

Andrew Green (V ’70-74) kindly called on DJB after visiting his parents near New Milton where, like so many OHs, he had been at Edinburgh House. Andy worked for many years worldwide for Collins the Publishers but has now retired to Congesbury near Bristol. His brother Roger ( ’73-78) is an Educational Phsychologist and Counsellor who works at private and state schools. Andy keeps in touch with Peter Clegg (C ’69-74) an accountant whose eldest son has left Winchester where Paul Thomas (H ’93-94) teaches Economics. Peter has another son at Wellington College. Andy is a great friend of John Wong (C ’70-75) who is possibly planning an OH ‘get together’ in the West Country in 2017. (2/16)

Mohammed Atri (C ’77-81) one of PVG-M’s star pupils phoned his Chudleigh Housemaster form Alpharetta, Georgia, where he runs a picture framing business and says he has his eye on some Georgian landscapes – obviously another Winslow Homer. He sends his best regards to Donald Mathewson (HM ’74-83) his Headmaster. (2/16)

Roger Buxton (M ’64-69) writes ”After Allhallows and gaining a degree in computing in Bournemouth, I enjoyed the excesses of Brighton for a year or so before heading to London for a job in computing in the NHS. Quickly realising this was not for me I travelled Europe before starting a second degree in social sciences at Bristol. Been there ever since, ultimately as HR Director of a former Fairey engineering business. My wife Chris and I have four boys between us, one grand daughter and two more expected imminently. Having semi-retired in 2014 I volunteer at Tytntesfield, the National Trust property which is a glorious house somewhat reminiscent of Allhallows. Bumped into Roger Leaver (M ’64-67) and he reminded me our parents used to share transport duty to and from school at weekends and term times to and from Weston–Super–Mare. With time on my hands I am the man to help any OH with advice on matters in the HR field at very reasonable rates!” (1/16)

Nigel Clist (C ’67-72) is still working for the NFU and tries to find something positive to tell farmers, when incomes are falling. Nigel was sorry to miss the 500th lunch, which coincided with a visit to his wife Sarah’s family in British Columbia. Recent contacts include John Anderson (B ’68-72), Jeremy Best (C ’67-72) and Paul Hellier C ’67-72). Nigel may retire in three years, but will have to find something useful to do, so as not to fall foul of “’er in doors” (Sarah!) (1/16)

Claus Anderson (C ’79-84) without whom no AA would be complete, told DJB that he is now Brand Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, working out of Berkeley Square, his new job after opening the Aston Martin dealership in Pangbourne in March, built in record time, with some 200 guests at the launch party, numerous famous faces, plus the James Bond car. Claus, Rachel and their young children, Ella and Frederick, have made family visits to Denmark and Beaminster and Bramley Cottage where crabbing was a big attraction. (1/16)

Nick Bardoni (M ’72-77) was sorry as a London OH that there was no AGM and Reunion at the RAC this year as it is not so easy for them to get to a West Country event. However as an avid reader of the Magazine, he always enjoys news of OHs past. The Bardonis have recently moved after 28 years at their old address and are still in a bit of shock. Nevertheless, they are ticking in and look forward to a proper chat with old friends next year.(1/16)

Mark Hunt ( C ’72-75) keen OH golfer, sent a super Xmas card of an Oak in a snowfield, near Fenny Bridges, taken by his wife Pat. Mark keeps in touch with his old friend Chris Kitchen (C ’68-73) who is looking forward to his daughter’s wedding. (1/16)

Tarik Goddard (Sh ’88-91) Has been busy setting up a new publishing company ‘Repeater Books’ whose first releases will be in January, and finishing his sixth novel ‘Nature and Necessity’, which John Stubbs (H ’86-93) is helping to edit. Tarik turned 40 in 2015 and among other OHs present at the party were Louise Middleton (Ch ’88-91), Grant Cloke (Sh ’88-91), Dan Glover (Sh ’87-91), Alistair Crawford (Sh/V ’88-93), Gideon Bullock (B ’87-90), James Jones (M ’86-91) and Nick Marrow (V ’88-91). Tarik and Emma have two sons, Spike and Titus, and a daughter Lola (1/16)

Martin Penfold (C ’66-70) sent his usual delightful Xmas card – his pastel sketch of Christmas morning for many ranchers on the Prairies, when his family would hitch up the chore sled and work together feeding the cattle and sheep. His girls have left home long ago but return to spend time with them and Chrsitmas lunch prepared with love and care by his wife Jane. Martin still farms on a smaller scale of about 400 acres and enjoys helping a neighbour with croppping. It is amazing but he will soon be on a pension.(1/16)

Steve Pettifer (Sh ’86-91) former School Prefect and one of PVGM’s art students, appeared on Monty Don’s BBC1 Programme ‘The Secret History of the British Garden’ on November 22nd and explained from his workshop the secrets of Coade stone, the artificial material popularised by Mrs Anne Coade, who lived at Belmont House in Lyme Regis, where John Fowler later resided. Eleanor Coade of Lambeth sold the stone in the eighteenth century and it was widely used for architectural ornament like capitals and key-stones in doorways. Belmont House, which has a magnificent view over the Cob, has recently been expensively refurbished.(12/15)

Robert Gordon (St ’73-75) who runs the Tower Services Garage on Seaton Heights says that he keeps in touch with Terry Newbery (H ’73-98), Alex Graves-Morris (V ’94-98) and his sister Lucy (Ch ’94-98) who lives nearby.(12/15)

Piers Motley (C/M ’84-89) whose superb advertisements for Piers Motley Auctions appeared in the 2015 OH Magazine and in ‘A short History of Allhallows School’, which he sponsored, married ‘Boo’ Elizabeth Nash (Ch ’83-88). Since Allhallows Piers has been a forester, landscape gardener once doing a garden for the celebrity chef Keith Floyd, chef de plunge, teacher and , on the advice of his grandfather, an auctioneer.He has been running his own business for two years, ably supported by his wife Liz, his mother and their two children Joss and Millie. Apart from a few early OH rugby matches, he has not been invovled with OH events but hopes to attend a West Country lunch soon. (12/15)

Daryl Hunt (C ’64-68) our only OH Pop Star and a member of the Pogues, says that he really enjoyed the 500 Year Bash and reconnected with some interesting people.(12/15)

Andrew Appleyard (C ’80-85) 1st XI fast bowler who read Archaeology at Uni, sent an alluring calendar from Exodus, for whom he has worked for years.Exodus has organised global adventures since 1974 and since the massive 2015 earthquake in Nepal was inundated with funds and offers of help for Exodus travellers.(12/15)

Sylvia Hastings (H ’81-98) who did so much for the OH Club and was Hon Sec for a short time, was HM’s Secretary to Keith Moore (H ’70 -98) and tells AA that she has at last retired from her hospital job and has joined the U3A, a very lively bunch of retired people. Her husband Jim, with whom she organised those wonderful Jazz Concerts at Allhallows and who played with Humphrey Lyttleton, is not interested in retiring and still teaches music. Sylvia has many happy memories of Allhallows, Ten Tors on Dartmoor with Nigel Giles et al. Her son Patrick Newton ( L ’89-92) is TEFL teaching in Japan. (12/15)

Colin Harrison (H ’50-65) and Rosemary sent AA their usual delightful Christmas Card and said they sit at home, do some gardening, read a lot and especially watch rugby on TV; they no longer have season tickets for the Saints – too cold – but enjoy watching them. They wish us all a happy 2016. Your former Middlemist charges, atthletes and geographers, Colin, wish you both well(12/15)

Andrew Sanders (C ’65-70) School Prefect and Cross Country 1st VIII colours, who read Maths at Oxford, made a welcome appearance at Painters’ Hall and told DJB he had pursued a career in the bewildering world of an actuary. (12/15)

Peter Brown (B ’62-68) former Head of School will be remembered by his contemporaries as a towering line-out forward in the 1st XV and has lived in Bristol since leaving Allhallows. He is now a grandfather with four grandchildren. His daughter Sarah is UK Commercial Manager for a major Irish food firm and his youngest son, Nick, is a Senior Financial Adviser and Partner in St James’s Place in London. His eldest son, Alex, is Operations Manager for Gloucester RFC, after playing for 10 years. Alex currently holds the record for the longest unbroken sequence of Premiership games, 98 for Bristol and Gloucester, and he won 3 caps for England. Unfortunately his career was cut short after a serious arm injury playing against Northampton. Peter says that he called on Geoff Johnston (H ’63-77), no mean rugby referee, who lived near the Kingsholm ground in Gloucester and sadly died recently.Peter spent most of his career in the food industry, focusing on temperature controlled logistics. He still works part time but has recently taken up golf and hopes to join John Pagliero’s (St ’62-67) motley crew of golfers. Peter’s brother Michael (B ’58-63) has lived in Athens for many years following a successful career in advertising in Greece, the Middle East and the UK. Peter has met Andrew Hamilton (B ’63-68) and his close friend Ion Valsamidis (B ’63-68) hockey and tennis star, now called Yitzak Ben Yehonda who has lived for many years on a Kibbutz in Israel and has 10 children and countless grandchildren and sells his paintings to wealthy Jews in the USA. (12/15)

Gary Bradley (C ’81-86) met DJB at Painters’ Hall, his old housemaster for a few years before Richard Tracey (H ’77-89) took over, and unnerved him by recalling studying ‘Coriolanus’ with him for AO Eng Lit, but also said that he kept in touch with Mathew Jones (C ’81-86) School Prefect and head of House, who is still long-distance runniong and won the Laurence Cup and his 1st VIII Colours, and whose contemporaries will remember as an outstanding actor and singer. Matt left for the Royal Navy but changed tack for more salubrious pastures. (12/15)

Ralph James (C ’61-65) now known as Ralph Arlis stage and film actor, tells AA that he now works for a children’s charity in Southern India. He made a welcome appearance with his brother, Justin James (St ’66-71), at the AGM and Memorial Service on 7th November. DJB, Ralph’s Hosemaster, reckoned Ralph hadn’t changed, long hair and a mischievous sense of humour. Ralph’s grandfather starred as the Young Mr Disraeli in the prewar film. Among other OH actors, Tim Dutton (St ’77-82), who did so much for OH cricket and gained a First in Law, has progressed to a successful career as an actor on the stage and in films like ‘Tom and Viv’, the story of T S Eliot and his frst wife who was mentally ill, David Fennell (V ’57-60) who appeared in ‘Cross roads’ and Nick Pennel (V ’46-56) who died in 1997 but was the creator of the Stratford Festival Ontario and who played the part of Michael Mont in the hugely successful BBC production of ‘The Forsyte Saga’ in 1967. Further back in time, Arthur Chudleigh, President of the OH Club 1920-21, became Manager of the Court and Comedy Theatres in London and produced the smash-hit of the time, ‘Raffles’. If there are any other OH stars, let AA know.(12/15)

Ian Rumley-Dawson (V ’53-57) has a passion for wildlife and has travelled the world photographing and studying wildlife in all sorts of habitats, either sosl or with one companion. His main area of exploration has been the Artic to encounter polar bears, snowy owls, reindeer, walruses, nesting waders, Inuit hunters and glaciers. Rough camping for long periods have yielded encounters with Grizzlies, Moose, Marmots and many other strage characters. Ian was in the Falklands in the ‘70s and has travelled extensively in South America and the Antartic as well as the remote sub-Antartic islands, islands in the South Pacific and also those in the North Pacific. Ian describes setting off from Nome, Alaska as just like going back to the Gold Rush days with Nome being a typical old roughneck frontier town, the only difference being that now most people carry larger guns. For the last 20 years Ian has been a wildlife lecturer and guide on many cruise ships ranging from small ex Russian spy ships to ‘Queen Victoria’ and ‘Queen Mary 2’. He has been involved in several wildlife charities and educational projects, his ethos over many years being to try and educate particularly youngsters to take a more practical interest in wildlife, nature and exploration. In January 2016 will be setting off with a top American cruise company for a trip covering southern South America, the Falklands and Antartica (12/15)

Philip N Curtis (St ’72-76) kindly sent DJB a book that he has written with Jacob Sondergard Pedersen, “The Mapping of Antarctica”, published in 2012 by The Map House, 54 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NY where Peter has worked for years. Founded in 1907, The Map House is London’s oldest specialist antiquarian map dealer and has been selling maps to collectors, motorists, aviators, explorers, Prime Ministers and the Royal Family for over a century. Beautifully illustrated, Philip’s book goes from the days of Terra Austraslis Incognita to Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and the British, Australian and New Zealand Expedition of 1929-31.

Colin Harrison ( ’50-65) and Rosemary sent their usual delightful Christmas card and said they sit at home, do some gardening, read a lot and especially watch rugby on TV; they no longer have season tickets for the Saints – too cold – but enjoy watching them. They wish all a happy 2016. His former Middlemist charges, athletes and geographers, Colin wishes well. (12/15)

Andrew Sanders (C ’65-70) School prefect and Cross Country 1st VIII colours, who read Maths at Oxfrd, made a welcome appearance at the Painters’ Hall and told DJB that he had pursued a career in the bewildering world of an actuary (12/15)

Gary Bradley (C ’81-86) met DJB at Painters’ Hall, his old housemaster for a few years before Richard Tracey (H ’77-89) took over, and unnerved him by recalling studying ‘Coriolanus’ with him for A O Eng Lit, but he also said that he kept in touch with Mathew Jones (C ’81-86) School prefect and head of house, who won his 1st VIII colours and the Laurence Cup and is still long distance running, and whose contemporaries will remember as an outstanding actor and singer. Matt left Allhallows for the Navy but changed tack for more salubrious pastures (12/15)

Patrick Newton (L ’89-92) is a TEFL teacher in a small town called Masuda in southern Hokaido, Japan where he farms his own paddy fields. His father the Rev’d John Newton (H ’81-93), former School Chaplain who took the Allhallows Memorial Service, tells AA that he visited Patrick, his wife and young son for a most enjoyable holiday earlier in 2015 (11/15)

Tom Lang (M/V ’60-64) thought the 500th lunch at Painters’ Hall was magnificent and was delighted to meet Tony Vosper (C’58-63), Richard Le Fleming (M ’59-64) at whose home he had spent the summer holidays from Allhallows and Eddie Musto (V ’74-79) whom he had met in the Royal Marines, unaware that he was an OH. Another connection through the Marines is Jane Bruce nee Bell (Ch ’76-78) who married Col Rory Bruce; they moved to Bideford where Jane is Head of the Preparatory School of Kingsley following the merger of Edgehill and Grenville College. Tom’s contemporaries will remember him as the school record holder for the cross country. Needless to say after a distinguished career in the Marines, when he retired as a Brigadier and a second career as a Chartered Surveyor responsible for property management at Bristol Airport, Tom is an Hon Col of the RM Reserve and the North Somerset Yeomanry and occasionally meets on Reserve and cadet matters David Shaw (B/V 59-64) with whom he shared a study in Venning. Tom is a Deputy Lieutenant and also a Governor of Queen’s College Taunton. Tragically his son, Henry, was killed in an accident on a cycle path whilst cycling to work from Twickenham to Paddington. Tom has assumed the parental role for Henry’s 20 year old daughter in Brazil but his younger son, Will, and his wife has given him another two grandchildren. Tom recalls being taught Geography by Colin Harrison and, on a recent visit to Florence with his wife, a Special Subject on the Risorgimento with DJB (11/15)

Stephen Ayling (C ’67-71) wrote to say how much he enjoyed the 500th lunch and noted that he had grown 5” since leaving Allhallows and can now look at his contemporaries at eye-level and had to as his wife, Marlene, was taller than him,which wasn’t good for the wedding photographs . He thought that his SA/Natal accent threw some OHs though he had a great chat with Jon Husain ( C ’63-68), Roger Hopkins (C ’63-68), Tim Edwards (C ’66-71) and Richard Anderson (M ’67-71). Steve keeps in touch with Roddy Wakeford (M ’69-73) though Durban is 1,900 kms from Cape Town. They have challenged each other to a 105 km mountain bike race near Knysna in 2016. Like many overseas OHs he complains about the nasty exchange rate. However he found that he had to keep a low profile after the SA loss to Japan in the Rugby World Cup but rose from the ashes in the semi final. Steve and Marlene walked the 800 kms French Camino in May, taking 35 days with back packs and no buses.Next year they plan to start at Le Puy, hiking the first 10 days and then leap frogging to St Jean Pied de Pont, via the Camino route to Astorga and then off to Porta in Portugal and finishing in Santiago – a total of 900 kms. Steve is a business process consultant currently working in the motor business. (11/15)

Paul Zealey (Sh ’78-83) was at the OH Golf Dinner in Lyme Regis in July and told AA that his son is now at Charterhouse and surprise, surprise his brother, Julian (Sh ’81-83) is running a fishing hostelry in North Devon. Paul, a fine left handed batsman, said that of all the cricket that he had played how much he had enjoyed the ease and camaraderie of OH Cricket Weeks at Rousdon (11/15)

David Bond (M ’77-82) was ordained as a Deacon by Robert, Lord Bishop of Exeter in Exeter Cathedral on 13th September 2015 in a two hour service which David says went by in a flash. David has spent the last two years at Ripon College, Cuddesdon near Oxford and says that a residential college was easy after ten years at boarding school but writing essays after nearly 30 years was not! David is serving his title post as Assistant Curate in the parishes of Kingsbridge, Dodbrooke and West Alvington in the glorious South Hams of Devon. The work is varied and interesting and David says he would probably gain an ‘ology’ in putting up and taking down tables and chairs. He can’t help smiling when he recalls that he was one of the only two boys in Mr Chivers’ class who failed their O Level Religious Studies, though he passed the next term. Keith Chivers of course wrote that wonderful book ’The Shire Horse’. David says it would be great to meet OHs who remember him when they are in the Kingsbridge area. Congratulations from us all, David. (11/15)

Stephen Bath (C ’66-71) was sorry to miss the 500th Anniversary Lunch at the Painters’ Hall but was stuck in Nairobi Airport after Kenya Airways cancelled a flight. He was looking forward to meeting friends who were about his age when he last saw them. However thanks to the relentless organising skills of Richard Anderson (M ’67-71), former Head of School, key friends meet every other year and recall some of the happiest days of their lives. Steve says that he was bounced into a Mt Kilimanjaro venture in June 2015 at a travel conference in Dubai and, having sold Bath Travel in October 2013, he had time to train for six days uphill in the sunshine for five hours a day, but summit night was tough. Starting at Baratu camp at 15,400 ft with head-torches and ski gear, you climb 4,000 ft all night for nine hours in the cold air arriving at the summit at 19,350 ft at - 15 deg C on 17th October 2015, one of the hardest physical challenges of his life. Steve’s party of four from the travel industry raised £35,179 for Alder Hay Childrens Hospital, Liverpool, the official charity of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of which Steve is a Board member. He also helped George Hayter, Editor of the OH Magazine, with a feature for the 2015 Magazine by taking photos from his plane above the Rousdon Mansion, not so easy at 85 mph with the window open.(11/15)

Michael Crees (M ’93-98) is a Naval Architect working for the MOD in Bristol and looks after the RFA fleet. He has recently returned from Korea where two new Fleet tankers are being built. He has worked on most of the RN/RFA ship projects from mine hunters to the new aircraft carriers which has required world wide travel. Good to hear from you again Michael (11/15)

Chris Dodge (C ’78-82) and his brother Nick Dodge (L ’86-90),featured in the 2015 OH Magazine, on 6th September came 3rd in ther 2015 Cowes Classic Power Boat Race to Torbay and back. David Crees (H ’72-98) tells AA that they must have been doing about 90 mph for us land-lubbers. Well done to both of you and, more important, Nicak has announced his engagement. (11/15)

Mike Ray-Hills (M ’40-49) surely one of the finest OH cricketers, was at the 500th Anniversary Lunch and told AA that having put up a more than respectable batting performance for Allhallows against the Somerset Stragglers at Taunton, he was asked by Somerset CC whether he would consider joining their squad. Jack Jarchow who coached the 1st XI wisely did not proffer his advice! AA remembers when he first joined Allhallows and playing for the OHs with Mike and his scintillating squarecuts! (11/15)

George Hayter (V ’65-70) tells AA that writing his life story took him eight years. When the 120,000 word auto biography – not for publication – was finally completed in 2015, he promptly sat down and read it. He was somewhat dismayed because after just two chapters he fell asleep! The Allhallows section says that he and his mates in Venning junior common room unscrewed a hatch in the floor and discoverd a void beneath. They installed lighting in the space, about 20ft long but only 4 ft high, and took down rugs, cushions and magazines. George claims that the secret den was never found by masters or prefects. (11/15)

Tim Jones (M ’84-89) and Lucy nee Branston (Ch 87-89) live near Sturminster Newton. Tim left the Lancers a few years ago and now works for Quinetec in Farnborough and keeps his hands on all things military as a Squadron Leader with the Wessex Yeomanry. Lucy shows people round houses for Knight Frank in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. They meet OHs all the time and live in the same village as James Eyre (V ’86-92) and Jamie Martin (Sh ’73-78). Their daughter, Jemima, is a member of the Portman Pony Club, whose Assistant DC is Steph Chick nee Coleman (Ch ’86-89). Whilst Jemima was at prep school they saw lots of Jules James nee Ashworth (Ch 87-89) who was teaching at Knighton House and with whom Lucy shared a dorm in their first year at Allhallows. Jules lives near Blandford with her husband Toby and two delightful children. Tim and Lucy’s son, Archie, is at King’s Bruton and fellow parents are Luke Doig (Sh ’84-89) and Kit Philp (St ’84-89) . They sometimes bump into Kirsty Sturman (Ch ’89-91) who lives locally. Recently Tim persuaded James Gates ( M ’84-89) to fly him over an area of Dorset for a photographic work project. Lucy’s sister Sophie Cooper nee Branston (Ch 87-89) moved to Dorset from Bath a few years ago with her husband and has her hands full with small children. Tim and Lucy tell AA that James Jones (M ’86-91) lives in London with Sue and their two children and works for Photobox (very useful!) and Nick Jones (M ’89-94), whose contempories will rememeber in Andy Penman’s (H 85-93) production of ‘Noises Off’ and a talented guitarist, is a cabinet maker in London. Tim and Lucy, you are prize winners for AA. (11/15)`

Jeremy Robson (C ’46-52) writes that his mother’s cousin Col James Heard (’24-31) father of Richard Heard (B ’66-70), insisted that he and his brother Richard (C ’46-56) should go to Allhallows when their parents brought them home from India and so they entered Norman Borrett’s Junior House where Dorothy Cox was house matron. She became a close family friend until her recent death aged 92. Jeremy and his family attended her funeral in St Austell. He remembers being a member of the 1951 1st VIII when they won the Ashburton Shield for the first time. The pigeons taken to Bisley by a member of the Pigeon Club arrived back at Rousdon before the VIII and the whole school turned out at midnight to welcome them. After Allhallows Jeremy took a 5 year engineering apprenticeship with the Bristol Aeroplane Co at Filton followed by 2 years at Cranfield before returning to the BAC design office at Filton where he worked on Concorde. Government cuts forced him into the design of reinforced concrete and structural steelwork in the building industry and Jeremy with his wife and young family moved to Southampton and then Cantbury where they met Hamish MacGregor (V ’54-58) so they had no trouble finding a dentist. Jeremy recalls visiting Allhallows with his now wife soon after their engagement in 1963 and being congratulated on his good fortune by Jack Jarchow. By coincidence their next door neighbour is Joe Robson (H ’71-74) , no relation, the former England hockey international, who taught history at Allhallows and became Second Master of Kent College. (11/15)

John Wong (C ’70-75) sent a delightful card from Hong Kong saying how much he had enjoyed the 500th Anniversary Lunch at Painters’ Hall and being able to catch up with so many familiar faces. He said that he had sent messages of thanks to those at his table, among them his good friend Andy Green (V ’70-74) and some of them suggested he organise a ‘do it yorself’ get together in the Lyme Regis area to keep the Allhallows spirit flying. John is thinking of May 2017. After the Painters’ Hall lunch John spent a few days in Cumbria looking up old friends he had not seen since 1966. (11/15)

Robert Stewart (C ’74-77) and his wife kindly entertained his old Housemaster to dinner at the Alexandra in sunny, but nippy, Lyme Regis in October. Merry chatter ensued about their worldwide travels and some of Robin’s Chudleigh contemporaries. His family were always great supporters of Allhallows and Robin especially recalled that remarkable school foreman, George Pile, who knew every nook and cranny of the Main Building and was the man to send for when the ceiling leaked and we had a flood or some boy inflicted damage. (11/15)

David Richardson (St ’63-66) says that after 40 years running his own solicitors practice, retirement arrived in October 2014. What a relief!; no more stress! His wife, Susie, was worried that he would be under her feet but fears were unfounded. David is busier than ever doing what he enjoys. He is a volunteer at the National Trust’s house, Kingston Lacy, two days a week one day in the Buildings Department improving his DIY skills and another day in the house as a Welcome Host and Room Guide. Kingston Lacy is one of the jewels of the NT and full of treasures. A love of history, which was always there, flourished at Allhallows, due to the enthusiasm of Derek Blooman, and now can be fully enjoyed. (11/15)

Michael Ashworth (Sh ‘64-68) writes “As I’ve always looked and planned forward I’ve strongly resisted writing notes about my life since Allhallows but, having just turned 65, an old bloke’s thoughts turn to his youth (mis-spent or otherwise). I’ve just read Chris Patey’s(C ’60-65) notes - I suspect he will not remember the very last days of fagging in the Dower House in early 1964 where he was a figure of awe to us new boys (one was my very close friend Michael Sorensen (Sh ’64-68). I recall a feeling of success when we got this stern young man to smile. These days I am friendly with Roddy Long (V ’58-63) who, as Head Boy, was even more awesome than Chris; and who was more of a hero than David Shaw (B ’59-64) who was Captain of Shooting in summer 1964 when I had a trial shoot. I worked with John Armstrong (B ’62-67) briefly in the 90s where, together, we laboured under an MD to whom detailed administration was paramount and sales secondary. I’m very glad John is such a success. I’ve ducked and dived really – ran some records shops in the early 70s which was great fun but not a career; did well in financial services, created and sold a wine retail business; created and sold a recruitment business more recently. I met Bill Nicholson (Sh ’64-68) a few years ago and he’s had a successful engineering career. Retirement is good but I still need to get out and about – I run two high power motorcycles and take regular trips in Europe on these; my daughter and grandson live near Macon in France and I’m devoted to them. I take part in Am Dram performances locally (Cpt Mainwairing in 2011, Panto Dame in 2012) and I’m now doing a little film extra work which is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk total rot. I’ve just shot a score equal to the highly entertaining Jim Rowe (M ’66-71) (cheerful little cadet in my 1968 Bisley team) at the OH shoot at The Tunnel, Charmouth run by Richard Clyst (St ’85-89).”

Greg Mahlich (C ’72-76) thankd AA for his postcard of the 1840 Rousdon Landslip, which they have affixed to the fridge, and says that it is 39 years since he left Allhallows and their daughter, Hetty, has left James Allen’s GS with a better set of A levels that his, though he pipped her at History. Greg is a Reuters Sub-Editor of financial news, which never gets any easier! Philip Curtis (St ’71-76) was his best man and still runs ‘The Map House’, Beauchamp Place, and is highly regarded in the world of antique maps. Greg recalls an American in the Burlington Arcade express shock at the price of a map of Manhattan in the 17th Century and remarking “it is not even accurate”! Greg and his family still come down to their old haunts in Lyme and Seaton and bumped into Justin Tunstall (St ’69-73) a couple of years ago at the Harbour Inn, Axmouth. (10/15)

Stuart MacGregor (V ’47-54) states in his ‘Short History of Allhallows School’ that the Governors bought the Rousdon Estate in 1937 for £22,500, though other costs were involved. To us this seems an incredibly small sum when Sir Henry Peek spent about £250,000 on the Rousdon Estate. An Old Stoic friend of AA gave him a copy of their magazine ‘The Corinthian’ which states that the Martyrs Memorial Trust were able to buy their pile in 1922 for £34,500, when it is estimated that the Temple-Grenville family spent some £4 million in 18th Century currency to design and build the Mansion and landscape the gardens.AA remebers playing cricket there for Oundle in the 1950s when the basement changing rooms resembled those at Allhallows, before Gethyn Hewin modernised ours. It must be admitted that visiting teams sometimes referred to Allhallows and the Rousdon mansion as Colditz, before the Sports Hall was built under Peter Larkman (10/15)

Richard Tracey (H ’77-89) and Caroline (H ‘86-89) sent a super card from Le Grand Osier, St Helen, 2100 Dinan, France where they run a language school ( www.tracey-frenchcourses.com ). They had just attended their son Christopher’s graduation in Aerospace Engineering. His brother Henry is reading Philosophy and Politics at UAE, Dad’s alma mater. Richard has heard from Bill Jenks (C ’75-80) whose son read English at Cambridge and now teaches at Brighton College, Jeremy Edwards (M ’76-81) and Liz Loring nee McClintock (CH ’78-80) who all used to sail with Richard. His yacht, ‘Mianda’ is now moored at Mamaris in Greece. Their great friend Graham Salter (H ’77-84) sent an e-mail saying how much he enjoyed the 500th Anniversary Luncheon at Painters’ Hall, meeting former students and Nick Cousins (H ’76-80) who now works for the ECB (10/15)

The Rev’d Robert Spaight (C ’59-63) and his wife have retired to a delightful village house near Riby in Lincolnshire. Robert cared for several parishes from his Langworth Vicarage and, as many OHs know, helped to secure the altar, reredos, and war memorial panels from the chapel at Rousdon for the Allhallows Memorial Chapel at St Michael’s, Honiton. Robert’s contempories will recall his performance as the Monster Calibau in an outdoor summer production of The Tempest in 1962, when he was accidentally locked in his cave at the foot of the Chudleigh turret and rescued by Prospero, John Harper (B ’58-63). Other OHs who took part were Richard le Fleming (M ’58-64) a drunken butler, Robert Baly (Sh ’60-65) Ariel, Paul Selway-Swift (M ’57-62) Ship’s Master, and Roddy Long (V ’58-63) the Bosun (10/15)

Alan Thomas (H ’63-74) says that his friends in Ottawa were amazed that he was flying 3,500 miles to have lunch in London, but he discovered at the 500th Anniversary luncheon that he was not alone in travelling so far for a special event, meeting former students after 40 years. Thank goodness for name-tags! Many quoted remarks he had made to them as Housemaster of Stanton and Patrick Musters (St ’66-70) even brought some of his school reports and quoted word for word a pretty blunt letter that Alan had written to his mother! So there was a lot of laughter all round. Alan is still active on the Ottawa music scene and keeps in regular contact with Tim Edwards (C ’66-71), who was also at the lunch, and his family. Alan says that it is wonderful that Allhallows has happy memories for so many; he felt priveleged to be a member of its Common Room with its variety of knowledge and expertise, not to mention some eccentric characters. Long may the OH Club continue! (10/15)

Michael Shaw (C ’57-61) former Hon Treasurer of the OH Club, says that when he retired as a Chartered Accountant and banker he toured the Somme and became hooked on battlefields among them Verdun, Gallipoli, Flanders and the Old Contemptibles, Dunkirk, the Air War in Europe, the Italian Campaign and the Normandy Beaches. He plans to do Waterloo, the Crimea War and the American Civil War to name but a few. The most interesting as far as OHs are concerned was ‘Bomber’ Harris and Dresden. Michael has just accepted a position on the Finance Committee of the Inland Waterways Association which has done so much to preserve canals in Britain. Michael enjoyed the OH West Country lunch in May at the Dower House Hotel, where he had two terms on joining the school in 1957 when it was the Junior House and Giles Blomfield (C ’53-57) was one of the Prefects. (8/15)

John Armstrong (B ’62-67) a star organiser of OH get-togethers at his superb hostelry, ‘The White Horse’, Ampfield, Near Romsey, says he did not want to clash with the 500th Anniversary Lunch so is not organising his own this year. John’s gatherings usually start with an OH enquiry and he e-mails "No problem, I will talk to grand fromage Pagliero and get back to you!" John Pagliero (St 62 -67) has made a good living flogging bananas and can be found most days on golf courses. Armstrong phones him and says he can hear him ask through his Captain Birdseye whiskers ‘Who else is around?’ John Bridger (M62-65) a civil engineer bulding Crossrail, is usually up for it and John Husain (C ’63-68) back in the UK from European travel and Mumbai, where he enjoyed cricket and gin and tonics. Bill Scobie (V ’64 -67) always reliable, is finishing his first novel and plays the guitar in bands across Oxfordshire. Nigel McMullen (B ’64-68) comes every year and has a big Antiques place near Hartley Witney. John says Simon Thoyts (V ’76-80) full of fun, who wears Hawaiian shorts and shirts, called at The White Horse recently and runs a superb pub, ‘The Cherquers’ in Lymington. Dudley Hopkins (B ’59-64) has come for dinner with his charming wife and has recently retired as a solicitor, and Mike Walsh (M ’61-67) Head of Choir Music at Chichaster Cathedral, has popped in with his wife for lunch. Brendan ‘Chile’ Cooper (M ’62-66) is out of the picture this year but John e-mails him in Santiago and sees him on Facebook. Brendan worked for the Bank of South America and is a specialist in English translations. John’s brother Simon Armstrong (B ’64-69) has travelled the world for many years; he ran the Falkland Islands Develoipment Co for 5 years after the 1982 war then became CEO of West Midlands Development Co and now he works for himself from his home in Budapest with many international organisations. Hugh Ellicombe (St ’63-67) comes from his home in Chichester to OH gatherings. He started with the Police, like several OHs, and then ran his own security firm and is now in property development. Peter Pratt (M ’61-67) an inveterate story teller who was Hotel Manager with P&O Carnival Cruises, spends his time between his home in Ripon and his house in Spain. He sees Tony Lloyd (M ’62-66) occassionally, who is back from the USA where he has been teaching English at his Language School for over 20 years; he did a first class job and most of them can speak it now. He and his lovely wife are living in Spain; it would be great to get Lloyd, Scobie and Walsh together for a jam session. Nick Love (St ’62-66) who also teaches English to foreign students, but in Bournemouth, has called at ‘The White House’ with his Russian bride and George Hayter (’65-70), our Editor, who lives locally often calls in at the pub. AA knows that George would agree with him that John Armstrong deserves an OH Gold Medal, if there were one. (Note: in preparing the above AA has edited a letter from John Armstrong but has not added any of his own comments, except the last sentence!) (8/15)

Ted Sandbach (St ’67-71) Is still in Oxford as Group Managing Director of The Oxford Wine Company and The Oxford Wine Cafe. With three retail shops and two wine bars, together with a wholesale operation, the company continues to thrive and has just been awarded ‘Regional Wine Merchant of the Year 2015’. Ted’s three boys were at Cheltenham College. Chris, the eldest, had a few first class games with the Oxford MCC and opened the batting for Oxforshire before becoming Head of Cricket and academic PE at Guildford Grammer School. William is a chartered surveyor in London and plays plenty of cricket between his rugby; he is Captain of London Exiles RFC. George, the youngest, is also a fine cricketer as a member of the MCC elite players. He also plays rugby and has been the Rackets pro in Montreal and Manchester becoming the World No 15. However he is now in charge of the Oxford Wine Cafes and intends to follow his father into the business. Ted, like AA, was at the Dumplings v Free Foresters match at Seaton in July (8/15)

Peter Heron (Sh ’60-65) who played a prominent part in the OH Golf Week, organised by John Pagliero (St ’61-67), was at the OH Golfers’ Dinner at the Royal Lion, Lyme Regis, to which Derek Blooman, Graham and Mary Jones had been invited. Peter says that after leaving Allhallows he embarked on a career in road construction and maintenance and for 35 years was engaged in quarrying and road surfacing, which involved a nomadic life, but marriage to Suzanna, sister of David Hayes (Sh ’67-71) was followed by a spell in Dorset before returning to Devon in 1985. Times were good as major projects, by-passes and dual carriageways, sprouted up in the South West. In 2000 the poacher turned gamekeeper and Peter moved from contracting to civil engineering consultancy. Since 2006 he has been involved in the daily management of the A30 and A38 trunk roads to the west of Exeter. Peter says that Gordon Brown’s raid on pension funds required him to work longer but he will finally hand over the keys in 2017 before he finishes with the dualling of the missing link before Bodmin where OHs have probably been stuck in summer traffic jams. Peter has three daughters, all married and four grandchildren. He lives about 40 minutes from Rousdon and sometimes drives through the old school grounds for nostalgia’s sake, hearing the stentorian tones of Cliff Hickson as he escorted the Ashburton Shield on its third visit to Rousdon. Peter meets Michael Green (B ‘54-58), Peter green (B ’60-63) and Rick Hudson (Sh ’43-52) for lunch every year and has met Rob Baly (Sh ’60-65) and Chris Patey (C ’60-65) recently. (7/15)

Anne Giles (H ’86-98) whose pupils will remember her wonderful productions, among them “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and her work in the Art Department, was grateful for the support she and her sons, Andrew Panther RN (B ’82-84) and Michael Panther (B ’82-87) received from OHs for her late husband Nigel’s (H ’84-96) Memorial Service on March 28th at St Paul’s, Honiton. As well as running the OH website devotedly, Nigel also revived interest and meetings amongst his fellow prep school chums, who were evacuated to Barrington Court House, Somerset in WW2, recently the subject of a TV programme. AA recalls his own Prep School was evacuated from Sussex besides the sea to the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor where the Bar was retained for the locals and GIs training for D Day. A senior hotel retainer, a veritable Corporal Jones, was employed by the school and regaled the boys with stories about what it was like “ to be up against them Turks” at Gallipoli. (7/15)

Bob Mullarkey (B ’79-80) Following on from the earlier entry, Bob’s daughter, Coco, went on to the quarter finals at Wimbledon where she played a great match against Sharapova (and her noise) only losing in the 3rd set. As the commentator said afterwards ‘we will see more of this young lady’ (7/15)

Tim Banting (L ’92-97) Carrying his young son on his shoulder when shopping with his father, Gareth Banting (H ’83-98) at a well known Seaton supermarket, met Aunt Agatha. After reading archaeology at university, Tim worked for the County Records Office in Taunton, the Polar Institute in Cambridge and is now at the Mother of Parliaments. (6/15)

Gillian Campbell (St ’81-85) Met AA by chance at the Rousdon Bakery and Coffee Shop, once the Shrubbery a popular extra Tuck Shop for Allhallows boys and girls, when he was calling on the site of his old school on the Rousdon Estate. Gill lives in Jersey and said in a phone call that he had recently met Ian Troy (C ’80-85) who, like many OHs, resides in the Channel Islands. (6/15)

Dr Anthony Pollard (M ’55-60) Head of school and formerly Professor of History at Teeside University, who has written books on ‘Richard III and the Princes in the Tower’ and ‘Warwick the Kingmaker’, spoke eloquently on the BBC4 programme ‘The Real White Queen and her Rivals’ presented by Dr Phillipa Gregory and other expert which put a feminine complexion on the cut throat politics of the period. (6/15)

OHs in the Allhallows 1998 1st XV that beat Canford 2ndXV will remember being coached and taught the latest tactics by Graham Dawes, a great friend of the late Don Palmer (St ‘52-57). Graham was the coach of the Cornish XV when Trelawney’s Army celebrated their victory over Lancashire in June. (6/15)

Justin Tunstall (St ’69-74) kindly delivered an Allhallows 500 Cheddar, which Aunt Agatha had bought, and kindly took Derek out to a super lunch. Justin regaled AA with news of the many OHs who had called at The Town Mill Cheesemonger, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis tel 01297 442626. Justin remembered over a decade ago motorbiking with Piers Markham (C ’70-74) still in the wine business in Exeter, through Scandinavia as far as Estonia. For many years Justin worked for The Spectator and in publishing when he came in contact with the famous. Justin and Kathy live in Charmouth where Martin Johnstone’s (M ’68-73) family reside. (6/15)

Robert Middleton (L ’89-94) and his sister Sarah (Ch ’92-96) who won Stuart Macgregor’s (V ’47-54) crossword and whose names Aunt Agatha drew out of a hat at the West Country Lunch held at the Dower Huse Hotel on 16th May 2015, have pursued typical OH careers. Rob has told AA about his adventures before but, so his mother says, is i/c a well known electricity company in the SW and will cut AA off if he complains!. He has tweo children, a girl and a boy. Sarah is married and has a First in Mathematics, a teaching degree and a PhD. (6/15)

Michael Jordan (St ’60-63) admits he had little contact with OHs until he found their website and was sad to learn that his old school is now a residential estate. However, he is grateful to Allhallows for a strong sense of the right values and enjoying a lot of laughs as a somewhat rebellious youth. On leaving he worked asa management trainee at Covent Garden in the whole sale fruit and veg business with horrendous early morning starts and some wonderful characters. Pig farming was followed by production management, Management Studies at Bristol Uni and qualifying as an Accountant in big and then private business. Mike married in the late ‘60s and their daughter presented them with a super little grandson. Travel to Canada, the US and Australia has been great fun. Mike would like to contact Ian Benson (M ’60-63), that talented actor again. (6/15)

Bob Mullarkey (B ’79-80) writes from California to say that his daughter, Coco Vandeweghe, ranked 33rd on the WTA tour, will be playing at Wimbledon and may even be seeded. After 25 years on Wall Street and in the hedge fund business, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he runs a small real estate Business with his fiancée, Nina Ritter. Bob say he has a couple of ex-wives, three children, ages 25, 23 and 14, 3 dogs and 7 cats. He thinks fondly of his year at Allhallows before heading off to college in the USA. Whilst he keeps in touch with Robert Hutton and Caro Barnes-Wostenholme he wonders what has happened to Simon Richards, Peter Lord and Guy Sinclair. Bob expects to be in London in September/October and hopes to see some of his old class mates.

Andrew Hughes (St ’72-77) Andrew, who lives a few yards up the road from Derek Blooman in Lyme Regis, was at the West Country lunch at the Dower House and says that he has bought a 280 acre farm near Tiverton which he intends to run on green lines and to establish an educational centre and wildlife reserve. Andrew was runner-up in the 2010 Farm Management Competition when he managed a large family agricultural estate near Andover.

Nick Kettlewell (M ’45-51) who spoke of his exploits in the Cod War at a West Country lunch a few years back,was at the recent lunch at the Dower House and handed Aunt Agatha an account of the brief and unusual naval career of his school mate: Guy or ‘Gasper’ Allen (B ’46-51) who was a school prefect with 1st Colours for Rugger and cricket. Apparently after school Guy was selected for a Short Service \ Commission as a Pilot in the Fleet Air Arm and, as an Acting Sub Lieutenant, went to the US Naval Air Station in Florida for basic flying training. This he passed and then went to the RN Air Station at either Lossiemouth or Ford to qualify to fly the front-line fighter the Hawker Sea Hawk, but was failed on medical grounds. Under the National Service Act Guy was required to complete two years service in the forces. The Navy offered him the choice of a) resitting the academic exams for a Short Service Commission in the executive Branch, which did not appeal to him or b) completing his National Service as a Midshipman RNVR. He would then have gone on courses but have insufficient time left to go to sea and would have to continue in the RNVR and serve part time. Guy desparately wanted to go to sea so he was offered c) to complete his National Service as an Able Seaman!. He was promised that he would be sent to sea in a good ship. He chose this option and was drafted to MHS Vidal, a new survey ship preparing for service in the West Indies. The First Lieutenant sent Guy on a laundry course and he was i/c the ship’s laundry. The laundrymen were permitted to charge for their services and in the tropics there would be plenty of trade so Guy completed his naval service better off than most National Servicemen!

Michael Fanner (Ch ’50-56) was at the recent West Country lunch and recalled memories of the Dower House. The recent West Country Lunch, so well organised by Richard Bean in The Dower House Hotel was a very pleasant social meeting. Too many of us with memories of the past, The Hotel was better known as the Headmaster’s House. The start of the autumn term 1951, or could it have been 1950, such is one’s memory. We had to report to the Headmaster’s House along with other new boys, all full of anticipation and uncertainty. We were shown into a dormitory and where to place trunks, parents were asked not to visit for the first few weeks, cannot remember exactly how long. Sunday morning was given to writing letters home; we were supervised by two school house prefects, one of whom I remember being Sturgis. The Sunday afternoon was collecting logs for the prefect’s fire, a definite quota was required. On entering the main school after the first term memories of The Dower House quickly disappeared and might have been totally forgotten. My last term at school and quite unexpectedly I found myself having to go for breakfast on Sunday mornings with the Headmaster and his wife V.A.L. Hill and Mrs Hill. Breakfast was at eight o’clock and they expected one to be on time! It followed a regular pattern, cereals followed by boiled eggs in coddlers, bone china cups and saucers, with tea or coffee served from silver ware. The idea was to discuss school happenings and be given advice. I soon learned to like V.A.L. Hill a large man, scholarly with a quiet presence, he taught the sixth form Greek and had a very genuine concern for the school and boys. Mrs Hill was a true Victorian/Edwardian lady, quiet and artistically gifted. She was a charming lady. I have very fond memories of breakfasts with Mr and Mrs Hill in the front room of The Dower House.

Graham Jones (H ’66-92) former Churchwarden of Combpyne and Rousdon has written a delightful history of Combpyne Church and Community in ‘Earlier Times’, which may be of interest to OHs, available for £1.00 from Graham – proceeds to the Church. Tow of the smallest East Devon Benefices were united in 1936 and St apncras on the Rousdon estate, as some OHs will recvall, was closed in 1969. Combpyne Harbour or Pond used to produce some enormous trout and A level English students will remember going to a post-exam party at the Old Rectory where John Stubbs (H’80-93) lived with his family, dressed as characters in the books they had been studying. Combpyne Church, St Mary the Virgin, has a fine 13th Century saddleback tower and the list of rectors shows four new clergy from 1348 -51, no doubt victimes of Black Death (5/15)

Chris Patey (C’60-65) former Head of School and Derek Blooman’s first Head of House in Chudleigh, kindly sent news of his post army career after a distinguished career in the RTR where he served with David Viccars (M ’66-71) and Neil Mason (V ‘68-73). Chris commanded the Hong Kong Regiment for two years, much of his time spent coping with the Vietnamese Boat People and where he met Robert Baly (Sh ’60-65) a real estate lawyer and Paul Selway-Swift (M’57-62) whose signature adorned the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank notes. On leaving the Army Chris worked in Abu Dhabi. He recalls his happy days at Allhallows and says that he took his two boys to Allhallows a couple of years after it closed to show them where he spent his school days. The Library was still full of books and he and his wife Jenny sent their two boys, Oliver and George, to Milton Abbey which seemed to have the same etrhos as Allhallows. Both went to uni and are flourishing. Chris and jenny hope to retire to the Narbonne region (5/15)

John Stevens (Chudleigh ’50-51) In August 2014 John sent in a photograph of an aeroplane that had landed on the beach in 1950 and asked if anybody knew any more about it. Nigel French (Chudleigh ’55-60) himself a keen pilot in younger days, has sent in the following which tells a fascinating story.


“The  aircraft John photographed on the beach in 1950 was a Miles Hawk Trainer which was built from 1935 until 1948, in Reading, and was mostly used by the RAF for training purposes. It had two seats, a maximum speed of 140 mph and a range of 367 miles. The particular plane on the beach , G-AIUE, was built in 1947 and first owned by Thomas Sparrow from Bournemouth who sold it to Doug Bianchi, who lived in Middlesex, in April 1950.

Doug Bianchi, the pilot that day, is an absolute flying legend in the UK. He started out as a highly competent flight engineer before starting a joy riding business in the 1930’s. During the war he ran the main engineering unit looking after the ferrying service, Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), who delivered all new aircraft, to each allotted aerodrome, for the RAF.

After the war he was a major contributor to the Berlin Airlift, and then flew as an engineer on the Avro Lancasters (the civilian version of the Lancaster bomber) when they launched the first UK to South America passenger routes as British South American Airways . He then formed the BEA (British European Airways) engineering school in 1946.

He also owned the largest sales, maintenance and aircraft overhaul business in the UK , PPS, and was the prime mover in the regeneration of private flying and aircraft ownership in the post war years. He as also the first Brit to realise that there was value in vintage aircraft  and was the founder of The Vintage Aeroplane Club.

He then started a Film Flying Service which gave the movie industry the option of aerial photography but more lucratively he produced replica aeroplanes for many productions such as The Blue Max, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, and many more.

He died from a heart attack in 1977 aged 61

There are no records of the accident lodged with the CAA, which is unusual.  Given that he landed on the beach when the fields at the top of the cliffs were a much safer and easier option one can surmise that he must have had an engine failure whilst flying at low level along the coast from the direction of Lyme Regis. Landing on shingle (ouch) is not a simple proposition and would have damaged the undercarriage and required the very skilful airmanship we know that Doug possessed. To remove the aircraft from the beach would have necessitated taking off the wings, the undercarriage or what was left of it, draining the fuel, and loading the aircraft on to a flat bedded trailer (how it was driven over the steep shingle is difficult to imagine) which could be taken from the beach past the pumping station and up to where the track joined the East Lodge. An engineer of Doug’s extraordinary quality would have managed this in the short order that was required by the tidal surge which could quickly envelop the plane.

Doug sold the plane in March 1951 and it subsequently had three more owners before it was destroyed on take off at Seething Aerodrome , Norfolk on October 11th 1962, fortunately with no serious injuries to those on board.”


David Hughes (V 75-78) became an American citizen after living in the US since 1984. His annus mirabilis also included marrying Angela, his partner of 10 years. Owen Hughes (V 75-80) traveled to Albuquerque to attend the April wedding. David continues to work in his solar business, though half time as his staff who prefer he stay out of the way. David visited Adam Cassels (Baker 73-78) at Adam's home in Northern Italy last year and overnighted with Kevin Blewitt (V 73-78) in Kent as he was heading south. David is also in close contact with Mark Marshall and had drinks with Paddy Towle and Gareth Burrows (all in V 75-80) on his last visit to the UK. He hopes to meet his old tennis partner Guy St. Clair (B 75-80) on travels to Spain this summer. 11/14

Henry Tolley (St 80-82) enjoyed the Belmont Lunch and had a long chat with Derek. After Allhallows he spent a year as a Trainee Deck Officer, then studied Economics and Politics at Exeter University, followed by an MA in Linguistics with the Open University. He took the state exam in Italy to become Professor of English Language at Moderna and Reggio Emilia; he started work for the publisher Pearson Longman and back in the UK worked for Cambridge University as Director of UK and Ireland before returning to Pearson in a similar job. Last year he moved to Trinity College London as Head of Business Development in UK; he completed an MBA in October. Henry spent 2 years in Hungary, 11 in Italy and 2 in Spain. He has kept in touch with Martin Boulder, who prints the OH Magazine and keeps the class of 80-81 together; they had a wonderful reunion at the Rousdon Mansion a few years ago, followed by a super lunch at the Hix Restaurant in Lyme Regis. 11/14

Michael Sturgeon (C 63-68). The Club has learnt of the death of Michael Sturgeon on 18th October 2014. Hugely popular in Chudleigh, Michael was a very good cross country runner and could be relied upon to step in when others held back. Michael lived and worked for many years in Edinburgh but more recently had returned to the family home in Hawick where he had cared for his mother. 10/14

Paul Dallimore (H 73-94) Bursar at Allhallows was staying with his daughter Kate in Somerset and was invited with Derek to a spiffing lunch by Margaret Clark in Colyton. School Prefects will remember the Skittles Evenings that Paul and Monica organised for them every year at a local hostelry. When Paul left he presented the school with a couple of peacocks, which were housed near the groundsman's shed; they knew perfectly well how to look after themselves and perched on the Middy Quad wall safely out of reach of mischievous schoolboys. However they caused havoc when they escaped to Axmouth and roosted on rooftops, 10/14

Mike Hawkins (C 45-50) is living in Bangkok and unable to attend any of the OH celebrations of which he is regularly notified... He does however, try to keep the flag flying in that part of the world. His wife, Sallypahn, is active in supporting a Royal Project sponsored by Her Royal Highness Princess Srindhorn and at the end of last month attended an audience at the Chitralada Palace to make a presentation. This time Mike says that he wore his OH tie, with, he hopes good effect. 10/14

RobTincknell (V 81-83) spoke eloquently on BBC 2 in October about the plans of the Malaysian developers to transform and enhance Battersea Power Station. OHs may have seen photos in the national press of ' Homes at the Flower' in the former Battersea Power Station, designed by the Guggenheim architect – a cornucopia of luxury flats, sure to become one of London's masterpieces. 10/14

Mike Davies (C 75-80) says it great to hear news of OHs, many he knew from the late 1970s. Having spent 10 years as Head of Perrott Hill Prep School in South Somerset and not far from Rousdon, He is now very much enjoying life as Head of Chesham Prep in South Bucks. His wife Isabelle have three teenage children thriving at Felsted senior school and look forward to moving back to the SW one day. It was particularly great to hear of Mark Marshall and Helen Bewsey, and he would love to know what Owen Hughes (V 75-80) is up to these days. 10/14

James Sienesi (V 94-98) Captain of our outstanding 1998 1st XI says he and his wife Alex are the proud parents of a 14 month old son Henry, who is already showing an aptitude for ball games. James still plays occasionally for Bristol YMCA in the West of England Premier League, but is wisely pulling out of rugger. James is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and works for Frazer-Nash, an Engineering Consultancy, in their Bristol Office. His brother Mark Sienesi (L 93-96) who shoots for the OHs has a talent for Shotgun Shooting and has been winning competitions across the UK, most recently in Scotland, and stands a chance of joining the BB Squad. Great to hear from you James. 9/14

Hugh Stevenson (St 44 – 49). Hugh writes from Guernsey where his company is the largest producer of House Plants in the UK and also has some 30 acres of greenhouses growing 500,000 tomato plants. Hugh's family recently organised celebrations of his 80th birthday including 13 of them staying at Peek House, Rousdon. Hugh is full of praise of the refurbishment that Mr and Mrs Bergin have done to Peek House, Middle House and Billiard House and says that the Begin's hospitality and reception made the whole experience a real joy and to be recommended. What was the Headmaster's study, which brought back many memories for Hugh, is now the Begin's lounge. (see www.peekhouse.co.uk ) Being the fourth generation of his family in horticulture, High says that Allhallows schooled him to stand on his own feet and so in 1961 he started a new growing company that has expanded over the years to its present preeminent position. 9/14

Richard Anderson (M 67-71) has sold his landscaping business after 30 years at the helm. ALS Group Ltd is now owned by a large Midlands – based business called TCL who wanted an office in the Thames Valley. Although Richard has officially retired, he still chairs many local charities, and has been a trustee of the RMA Sandurst for a year. He lectures on antiques and the Zulu War and hopes to talk on cruise ships as part of a paid holiday. Peter Sloan (B 66-71) a solicitor, whose office is 50m down the High Street in Theale, was a great help when Richard sold his business. '1971 leavers' are a close group and Richard will e-mail plans for their 2017 reunion, which is open to any OH who knows the group. Last time there were 66, including partners. They may have another reunion around the Johnson bench, but this time it will be a walk rather than a run. 9/14

Chris Dodge (C 78-82) and Nick Dodge (L 86-90) recently finished second in the Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race (Previously known as the Cowes - Torquay – Cowes). The winning boat was Martini Racing, which is linked to the Williams F1 team. 9/14

Charles Murray (V 91-96) has a new job as Project Manager for British Solar Renewables, which builds large scale solar installations on farm land; there have been several TV programmes about the project. When he is not working Charles is usually out on his road bike; he keeps in touch with Chris Lane (V 91-96) former Head Boy and now in the Army with whom he used to go biking in the mountains of Spain. Charles reports that Hamish Eyre (M 91-96) is still flying helicopters, Francis Mortimore (M 91-96) is an IT expert with Nationwide, Simon Lane (M 90-93) is a successful barrister and Jamie Greig (M 92-95) genial as always is happily married to Amy with a young daughter Isabelle and has his own business as a Tree Surgeon. 9/14

Sean Day-Lewis (J38 (M 44-49) who kindly invited Derek to talk to the Devonshire Association on Sir Henry Peek, the Rousdon Mansion and Allhallows in Honiton, points out that he joined the Junior House in 1938 and left Allhallows for his National Service in the RAF in 1949, so he was a Rousdon Boy for longer than any other. Sean says he broke all records by failing his common entrance from the Junior House to his father's old school Sherborne. His father was of course the Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who wrote the famous poem 'Walking Away' 18 years after he left his son at Allhallows. Another called 'Watching Post', which I occasionally read at Assemblies, describes his father who commanded the local Home Guard keeping watch with a farmer from a hill flank overlooking the Axe Valley. It contains the magnificent lines: 'The moon looks over the hill's shoulders, and hope Mans the old ramparts of an English night.' 9/14

Will Murray (L94-98) Captain of Sidmouth CC 1st XI is to be congratulated when his side won the Devon Premier League and Cup for the 5th year in succession, winning 14 of their 18 matches. Will is a super swing bowler and hard hitting batsman. 9/14

Michael Drew (H 66-75). Mary & Graham Jones were delighted to catch up with both Michael and Ben May (B 80-85) in July. Michael and Family came to Allhallows at the same time as they did, and the years rolled away in enjoyable reminiscing at a lunch kindly set up by a mutual friend in South Devon. Inevitably 'Oliver' and cricket featured prominently in conversation, and Michael sent particular good wishes to Derek and Myffy Adams. Ben May's resourcefulness enabled him to reach their Colyton 'hideaway' unaided! In early September they visited Ben's Family Farm near Hatherleigh in W. Devon.1985-6 was a 'purple patch' year in Baker with much to recall, as well as catching up on more recent times. Being shown around the Farm, and hearing of their development plans, was most interesting - surf 'Ben May's Forest Crafts' to read more. 9/14

Jason Barber (B 81-84) was on the radio on August 24th in one of those regular food programmes, talking about the super vodka he makes from milk; he was inspired by vodka made from milk in Siberia. The chap who reintroduced Dorset Blue Vinny cheese, after production was stopped in 1940, also spoke. If you want to buy both, call on Justin Tunstall (St 69-73) at his Lyme Regis Cheesemonger. 8/14

Mohammed Atri (C 77-81) one of PVGM's artists, phoned in July from Georgia in the USA to hear the latest OH news; he spoke about his picture framing business and said he was in touch with the eminently technical Russell Bugden (C 77-82) who was working in Chicago. 8/14

John Stevens (C 50-51) has sent a photograph of the aeroplane that landed on the beach in 1950. He asks if anyone knows the full story? Why it landed there, was it and how was it recovered? 8/14

Jeremy Parrett (M 59-63) is stuck across the pond for this year. He says his new home is lovely and added a 1979 MGB Convertible to his car collection!! It needs a bit of work!! Jane and I rented a home in La Palme, Languedoc Roussillon for 2 weeks last September and enjoyed a family reunion with my brothers Nick (OH) and Francis plus spouses! Driving down from Paris via Lyons and Avignon and returning to Paris via Limoges, Orleans and Dieppe. It reminded me of the 1963 camping trip to France with OH's Anthony Lough, Richard Le Fleming and Gavin Price . 8/14

Colin Pape (B 58-62) After a career in the The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, Colin and Mu settled in Exeter and Colin became Regimental Secretary of The D & Ds, he retired as the Regimental Secretary and became a professional game angling instructor and a guide on the Rivers Exe and Teign during which OHs John Harper, David Shaw and Roddy Long took in some instruction on the finer arts of fly fishing. At the end of the 2012 season he retired from his third career and now enjoys fishing in Devon, Wales, Scotland and on many of the wonderful trout rivers in New Zealand when visiting their eldest son in Auckland.Colin and Mu moved to the village of Kenton and in 2005 was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon. Following in the Pape family hunting tradition he is Chairman of the Stoke Hill and North Dartmoor Beagles, which keeps him fit, and is a Trustee of his old regiment's Regimental Charity and a Trustee of the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset at The Keep in Dorchester (well worth a visit by the way!). He keeps in close touch with former Devon and Dorset OHs, Tony Laurie-Chiswell, Derek Thomas, Jeremy Lillies, David Shaw and Simon Young. He occasionally attends the OH Remembrance Service in Honiton in November and hopes to be there this year. He says he doesn't 'do'social media but would enjoy hearing from any OHs who knew him at Allhallows. colinpape44@gmail.com 8/14

Jeremy Willis (H78-93) is presently Chairman of Newbury News Limited, publishers of the Newbury Weekly News and printers for many independent newspapers in the UK and is still playing and conducting in the Newbury area.
Those OH's who were active on the musical front in the late 80s/early 90s will remember Kathy Stobart, who taught Saxophone at Allhallows.
Jeremy Willis was approached by Kathy, who had a cottage in Axmouth, to help run some weekend courses for her Sax pupils from London. I agreed as long as I could slot in Allhallows pupils on to the Big Band stage at no cost.
This started a series of courses and Gala evenings to which Kathy, using her contacts, attracted Humphrey Lyttelton's Band, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and Kenny Baker to come and play at Allhallows. With great support from the fellow staff we turned the Dining Hall or Great Hall into a great performance venue.
Kathy taught Saxophone to many pupils and although she was a nightmare to manage, as I never knew where she would be travelling from or which tour she was on, she had a terrific style. On some occasions I had to have a quiet word with her and explain that 'pinning pupils to the wall by their lapels' and having strong words with them in her wonderful husky voice, was perhaps not appropriate! God help you if you had not practised!
She was a lovely lady and some of us had quite amazing experiences playing with her. 7/14

Dan Nung Ing (V 68-70) came to the Belmont Lunch and kindly responded to my request for news of his academic family. I remember James Turner saying to me he had a chap in his house, who spells his nameNg- pronounced Ing. Dan tells me that they spelt it Ing now as it is easier for the English. Dan took a BSc in Aeronautics at Imperial College at the same time Mark Thatcher (V 66-70) our Guest Speaker at the Belmont studied Biology there. Dan gained a PhD at Southampton and worked for British Aerospace at Stevenage and then on V/STOL at Kingston. He formed his own consultancy in 1985 and started his own teahouse and bar in Beijing in 2004 and a bar in Shanghai in 2013. Dan married in 1973 and is the proud father of two sons and a daughter. He says Allhallows will be featured in a book, which will be published in Chinese and English. His eldest brother KT Ng (V 64-66) returned to HK after an MSc at UMIST, where he runs a Structural Company and has two daughters. TF Ng (V 67-69) helped his father in the building business after a PhD at University College, London, and now runs his own manufacturing company; he is married and has a daughter. TC Ng (V 69-71) BDShas his own practice in HK; he is fascinated by space exploration, his married and has two daughters and a son. PC Ng (V 74-77) MB,BS, PhD, is head of the Paediatric Department at Prince of Wales Hospital in HK; he is Professor of Medicine and is married with two sons. 7/14

Josephine Bakke, née Blackburne-Kane (Ch 73-75) called on Derek in July with her mother Rachel, when she was on holiday with her husband and teenage sons. Jo, who has a BSc from Newcastle, has an interesting job in adult education and said her husband was also in education. Before the family sped off to the Chesil Beach, Jo said she had a wonderful get-together in Bath with Jennie Walters, née Spurgeon (Ch 73-75) and the girls of her intake. Jo made a tactful visit to the Rousdon estate and we agreed on the sympathetic way it had been developed for the residents. Rachel was in formidable form and tales of old were exchanged with Derek on those characters who epitomised Allhallows. 7/14

Chris Dodge (C 78-82) and his brother Nick (L 86-90) wrote with sad news that their Father Michael Dodge (St 48-51) passed away on 14th April 2014 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Chris and Nick third in the legendary Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race in 2013. They are competing again in 2014. Entries came from all over Europe and the USA; the boat belongs to Chris and his wife Nicola is team manager. Nick is co-driver and navigator. The race starts from the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes Isle of Wight, on Sunday 31st August 2014. 7/14

Stephen Bath (C 66-71) who kindly took the aerial photos of Allhallows in Honiton for the 2014 OH Magazine, wrote to DJB his old Housemaster and thanked him for a sylph like besuited snap of Steve, at his desk in the Lillies Building, the new 6th form study block, with a Kenyan Panga knife proudly displayed on the wall, which would not be encouraged nowadays. Steve said he instantly recognised DJB's handwriting on the envelope 44 years after he left school. Steve and Andrew (C 71-76) sold the famous family business in October 2013. OHs will remember Steve's performance at the Belmont Lunch, when he was guest speaker and President of ABTA. As a retirement job he is now a motivational speaker. 7/14

Sylvia Hastings (H 81-98) who organised those crackerjack Jazz Concerts in the Dining Hall at Allhallows with Jim Hastings, tells me that Humph used to say most people misspelt his name and he was accustomed to it. The correct spelling is 'Lyttelton' He was an Old Etonian and the family seat was at Hagley Hall in Worcestershire. Sylvia's son Patrick Newton (L 89-92) who is a TEFL teacher in Japan will be over in the summer with his young son Kion for a family holiday around Woking and Lyme Regis. 7/14

Sir John Lister-Kaye (St 58-64) kindly wrote a long letter in June from the Argas Field Centre, Beauly, Inverness-shire, which he runs with his wife Lucy and his son Warwick (B92-93) an ex-army officer as General Manager. They have a team of expert Field Managers and courses are run for all ages locally and overseas. Many of you may have read John's 'Song of the Rolling Earth', which contains a fascinating account of his time at Allhallows, when he was inspired by Tom Wallace, Head of Biology. John tells me he has been proof reading his tenth book 'Gods of the Morning' to be published in 2015 and has been writing in many features for the Telegraph Magazine about Gavin Maxwell, with whom he worked. John Harper (B58-63) and his wife stayed with John and Lucy in the spring, which was lovely. He sang bass with John at Allhallows in Taffy Evans' choir, when they giggled together as they did so again after 50 years. 6/14

James Persey, (M 93-98) who farms near Cullompton was among the OHs who came to support the OH squad, which played in the Sidmouth Sevens. Steve Huxtable (L 86-92) was also there with his wife and two fair-haired young children to support Tim Huxtable (V 92-98) and Seb Warner (V 93-97) who organised the OH players. Steve tells me his back again with the Police after a spell in the Hydrography Department. 6/14

John Stevens (Ch 50-51): Writes from Brisbane, Australia where it is 25C° and he says if the temperature drops any lower he thinks he is dying! He is very appreciative of the 2014 Magazine and reflects on the 500th anniversary from a country where he says anything over 50 is almost classed as antique. John has come across a photograph that he took on 1st October 1950 of a small plane that had crash landed on the school beach and wonders if others can recall what happened to the plane. There is no mention of the incident in the Winter 1950 school magazine. John is taking a Mediterranean cruise in September before coming to the UK for his cousin's 100th birthday. 6/14

John Bardolph (H 65-77) made a welcome appearance at the Belmont Lunch and sent Richard Bean (M 50-54) our West Country Secretary a long letter about his Allhallows days, which he passed to Giles Blomfield for Derek. John was delighted to be recognised by his contemporaries at the lunch, among them Keith and Lynne Moore (H70-98) and Graham and Mary Jones (H 66-92). John also called on Justin Turnstall (St 69-74) in Lyme Regis, who blamed John for his acquisition of a Harley-Davidson, and John Cloke (H 68-98) at Tythlerleigh, when they unrolled the carpet of their A/H years. John taught French and Spanish at Allhallows and ran the 1st and 2nd XV with Derek Crawshaw and coached our Sevens for the Rosslyn Park Sevens, when we held our own against stronger sides. The Mechanics' Club was another of John's enthusiasms and he regularly took boys to help with marshalling at the Wiscombe Hill Climb. He was also i/c the CCF RN Section, which grew to over 90 cadets and were well cared for by HMS Osprey. John recalled his first Assembly at Allhallows when he was greeted by Richard Banfield (V 65-69) whom he had taught at Stubbington House in Ascot and was later tragically killed on HMS Ardent in the Falklands. 6/14

Rory Macdiarmid (Sh 70-74) is still in Kenya which despite all the ghastly terrorist incidents is fun. He has recently been in touch with Chris Campbell Clause (St 69-74) and Hugh Simpson (Sh 71-76), Hugh is working in South Sudan but his wife and family are still in Naivasha, Kenya. Chris lives near Tsavo also in Kenya and is also in touch with Adrian Wray's (M 71-75) sister Melanie Blake who lives in Nairobi. Chris was back in the UK for the funeral of an old family friend Dr Jack Beviss (OH) wearing, he swears, an OH tie. He would welcome any contact from OH's in Kenya. 5/14

William Evershed (Sh 56-59) spent a week in May with his lady friend Wendy and her beautiful Labrador at 2 The Bothy on the Rousdon Estate, premises which are now tip-top. For many years William was a wholesale nursery man, selling flowers to florists and supermarkets in Hampshire, but after he lost his wife he semi-retired to Bracklesham Bay in West Sussex and works as a volunteer for Canine Partners, which trains assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities. William invited Derek for a coffee and a chat and Wendy who is an expert explained the work they do. William talked about the happy years he spent at Allhallows in Shallow under Tommy and Esmé Jones and OHs he remembers, Anthony Tomlinson (Sh 55-60) and Robert Knapman (Sh 55-58) among them. Derek recommended some local hostelries. 4/14

Hugh Ellicombe (St 63-67) an outstanding 1st VIII cross-country runner, kindly phoned in May in reply to a request for news to say he has been in touch over the years with several of his contemporaries: Simon Clifton-Moore (St 63-69) who like Hugh joined the Police after Allhallows and now lives on the Isle of Wight, a trio of lawyers: Dudley Hopkins (B 59-64), David Richardson (St 63-66) and Richard Williams (C 60-65) who lamented in the School Magazine the nasty tale of a local fireman, who during a fire in the farm buildings vaulted over the parapet to fix his hose to the access hatch down the forecourt ramp. Hugh is now a property developer and said he was about to fly to Vancouver. 5/14

Paul Coomber (Sh 68-73) has bought two properties on the Rousdon Estate, a Grade 2 listed abode on the site of the old Shallow House and the Shallow 6th Form Study to the right and below the Clock Tower. This has aroused the interest of the Editor of the OH Magazine, who will be consulting him about an article. Paul came to Allhallows from Kenya and says his parents partly chose it, because of its magnificent setting, which reminded them of their home in East Africa. On leaving Allhallows Paul worked briefly in Construction Consultancy in Kenya before joining Davis Langdon in 1984, taken over by the US firm Accom in 2010. He is their operations Manager, but plans to take early retirement in October and spend more time at Rousdon, where Richard Ellis (B 68-73) has visited him. 5/14

John Greenfield (C 48-50) who now lives at Brockhamhurst in Surrey after moving from Upminster in Essex, wrote to say that he is delighted to see in Aunt Agatha that we had news from his old friend Dr Michael Hawkins (C 45-50) who has retired to Thailand. At Allhallows John and Michael shared interests in model aircraft and jazz music, visited each other's homes and went to the London Jazz Club, 100 Oxford Street, to hear Humphrey Lyttelton's band and their wonderful music. Younger OHs will remember the Jazz Concerts, open to the public, which were staged at Allhallows, among them one by Humphrey Lyttelton, when he kindly agreed to have a chat in the interval with a talented Allhallows guitarist about how he got started as a jazz performer. 5/14

Peter Best (C 35 -40) it is good to hear from a very senior OH with news of his sons. Peter had a long career in the RAF as a pilot, retiring in 1977. Kim (C 65-69) spent 36 years in the RAF mainly as an SAR helicopter pilot and later as a Sq. Ldr. instructor. Now, as a civilian, he instructs on the helicopter simulator at RAF Valley, Anglesey. Jeremy (C 67-72) , with his father, started a soft fruit garden in 1977 near Newquay and now, with his wife, Claudia, owns and runs it although his father 'still goes up daily to 'annoy' everybody, provided the weather is fine'. 4/14

Brodie Hall (C 64-69) still shoots at Bisley at the British Sporting Rifle Club and is qualified with Deer Stalking Certificates level I and II enabling him to regularly stalk deer. Over the years he has had contacts with Charles Mortimer (C 64-69) and more recently with Martin McCurrach (V 64-69). 4/14

Edwin (Ted) Marshall (Sh 52-57) tells us that his brother George Marshall (Bruce) (Sh 55-60) died suddenly from a heart attack in May 2009 - his widow Margaret lives in Dorchester. 4/14

James Gates (M 84-89) shot for the OHs in their massive win over Bryanston in the 2013 Tory Shield. After Allhallows James studied agriculture at Sparshalt College in Hampshire and has been running the family farm at East Winterslow, near Salisbury, ever since. He closed the dairy and livestock side of things three years ago and now farms arably. James watches a core of his OH friends on Facebook, though he knows Nigel Giles is in touch with many more. James Bament (V 84-89) that accomplished cricketer and hockey player farms at Boscombe Village nearby. 4/14

Jacqueline Parks (Sh79-81) Risen from the dead!! The 2014 Magazine recorded the death of Jacqueline Parkes – known to all as Jacq. Well, by a circuitous route she has been traced and is very much alive and kicking in Australia. In an e-mail she said: “My apologies for the slow response, a busy week, (Besides I was laughing too hard to type). I'm sorry if you have suffered anguish over the accidental report of my death, but please relax; it has caused much mirth in my family.” Briefly, I left England with a daypack 30 years ago for a 3 week trip and have never moved back. I spent a few years in Hong Kong and travelled all over Asia arriving in Sydney one day with my now husband, where we remain today. I left my job at Amnesty International to concentrate on being a parent which I am lucky enough to still be doing and which has become an even more full time job as my three little Australians have grown into the busiest teenagers I know.” 4/14

Martin Penfold (C66-70) who now farms in Manitoba after moving from Nova Scotia and raises a small flock of Clun Forest ewes and a registered herd of Black Angus cattle, says the Prairies have been good to his family. His daughters have flown the coop. Bethan his oldest teaches Maths nearby in Saskatchewan. Cari is Principal of a school in a Hutterite Colony and her husband Daren farms about 3000 acres with a herd of 350 buffalo cows and a thousand or more bison they call them. His youngest daughter Ceri is a jazz singer just back from a tour of Oz, lives in Vancouver and is married to a Website Manager. Martin, who was a great athlete at Allhallows with Peter Sloan (B 66-71), Brodie Hall (C 64-69), Charles Mortimer (c 66-69) and Simon Kinder (St 66-70) from whom he occasionally hears, still does art work in pastels and has taken up Curling a fantastic sport. He also trains border collies and has had his best ever from Scotland. 4/14

Faye Sankey (Goss) (CH 89-94), tells us that it is unbelievably that it is 20 years this summer since she left Allhallows! She went on to study languages at Bristol, and on to law school and was a City solicitor for many years before moving in-house to manage legal governance for Tesco's international property portfolio, which Faye says has been a wonderful experience and taken her all over the world including living in Beijing last year. She is now married, living in London and literally just had her first baby daughter last week. 4/14

Shaun Conner (V 70-75) that well known OH appeared in March on the Antiques Road Show, filmed in Exeter Cathedral, and displayed some of the military memorabilia he inherited from his late uncle Colonel Terence Conner DSO, KPM (OH 05-11). Shaun told the story of the part his uncle played in a long forgotten rebellion in a far off part of the old British Empire. Terence volunteered to take part in two expeditions into Northern Burma, then under the jurisdiction of the British Indian Government, where the League of Nations was pressing Britain to abolish slavery and human sacrifice. Terence, a Captain in the 2/15th Punjabis, was given permission to leave his regiment and take part in the campaign in the valleys and mountains of Northern Burma. 8,800 slaves were released and they did their best to stamp out human sacrifice, but two officers and several soldiers were killed. Terence rafted 360 miles down the Irrawaddy and the experience he gained proved invaluable when the Burma Rebellion broke out in 1930 and indeed in WW2 when he trained his battalion to fight the Japanese in 1944. The Burma Rebellion was led by Saya San 'The Magician King', who claimed his spells made his men invulnerable to British bullets. Terence was given command of the Eastern Battalion of the Burma Military Police and sent into the jungle to destroy the rebels, who deprived of food and forced into the open were crushed by the end of 1932. Saya San was captured and hanged. Shaun took an original rebel shirt marked with the supposedly protective symbols to the Road Show. The bloodstained hole in the centre shows the symbols didn't work. He also took a photo of Terence, when King George V presented him with a DSO for 'Gallantry and Distinguished Service in the Field' and the King's Police Medal. Terence settled in Tanganyika and became an expert and much admired farmer; he retired to Nairobi where he died in 1994 in his 100th year. He was driving his car and a keen supporter of sport till the end. He was immensely proud of Allhallows, so much so he sent Shaun there, when his father died, and Shaun's cousin Christopher Hodgson (C 52-55). 4/14

Patrick Wegener (ST 89-90) now living in Berlin having spent a very enjoyable year at Allhallows. Patrick is still in contact with some of his school friends, and would like to stay in contact with the OH-Club. He is now working as a lawyer in Berlin and responsible for the Compliance-Management at "Messe Berlin”, which has been organising international trade fairs and congresses since 1822. Before this he was working as the General Counsel of Sedexo Germany. 4/14

Dominic Naish (St 63-68) who kindly attended Geoffrey Johnston's (H63-77) funeral in Gloucester, brought some of Geoff's super photos of life at Allhallows, which he was kindly given by relations, over to Derek in Lyme Regis to pass to Alec Crawford, the OH Hon.Sec. , many sporting events, rugger featuring Peter Brown (B 62-68), summer Shakespearean productions and some special groups of Dominic's friends, which might well make articles for George Hayter (V 65-70) Editor of the OH Mag. Dominic who was top photographer at the V & A promise's to be at the OH Belmont Lunch to take some snaps. 4/14

Dr. Andrew Llewelyn (Sh 68-73) and his wife Caroline have decided after 30 years in Lyme Regis to move to a new family home near Burnham Market in Suffolk. Andrew succeeded 'Ferdie' Dr. Alexander Fernandez as School Doctor and after Allhallows closed in1998 practised in Harley Street and the London Clinic, developed and patented a novel method of detecting colon cancer and is pioneering an on line GP private consultation and prescription service. In May 2014 Andrew and Caroline are riding motorbikes from LA to Anchorage in the Arctic Circle, as Caroline has announced she has abandoned ocean sailing. Their four children have grown up and are flourishing. 3/14

Derek Blooman (H59-98) was rummaging among his old papers and came across a letter from an Aussie, David Morgan, dated 2nd April 2000, in which he recalled that on a visit to the UK in August 1973 he was looking for a friend who was staying at 'The Orchard Hotel' at Rousdon and drove up the broad drive of an imposing mansion. With some trepidation he opened the massive front door and entered a stately hall that would have done credit to a medieval castle. He realised that this was too grand for a rural hotel, but at this point a tall distinguished gentleman emerged from a nearby door and asked if he could help. David explained his predicament and the gentleman told him that this was Allhallows School and asked David from what part of Australia he came. 'Melbourne,' I said. 'What school did you attend?'You wouldn't know it,' I replied. 'Try me. 'Well then Carey Grammar.' 'Oh you are one of Stuart Hickman's boys.' David gasped in in astonishment and later learnt he had been talking to Gethyn Hewan, former Headmaster of Cranbrook School in Sydney. Those of you who read Jo James's delightful article in the 2014 OH Magazine 'My Dad, the headmaster' and knew Gethyn Hewan will recall his incredible memory for people; parents, former pupils and members of staff. 3/14

Graham Salter (H77-84) former Head of Modern Languages at Allhallows tells me is looking forward to joining us for the 500th Anniversary 'beano' in 2015. He sings with Newbury Choral Society at Douai Abbey and is 'treading the boards' this year with the New Era Players. 3/14

Patrick Groves (Ch 64-69) happened to browse the OH Website and noticed contact had been made with Nung (formerly NG) who he remembers swanning about the place in a mysteriously oriental way or so it seemed. Patrick says that he is going to Beijing in a few days to do some work for Bangor University and could look him up (he goes there about twice year). Patrick lives in Pembrokeshire and would welcome any passing OH visitors. His main OH contacts are Richard Hurlock, Jeremy Harding, Nick Lerwill, Darryl Hunt and recently Martin Meeke and Charles Mortimer but has lost touch with contemporary Gordon Sloan, a Titan of the line-out. Patrick says that he might take some of his old school sports pics to jog his memory of Venningites. 3/14

Robert Parker (V 87-92) after Allhallows studied Mechanical and Marine Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, and then went away to sea with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for several years, but then decided it was time to put down roots only to go travelling with his brother and went 'flash packing' around the world for 7 months, culminating in a 13,000 mile drive up and down the western seaboard of North America and Canada in a 1972 Ford Mustang that they bought from a scrap yard in California. Robert says that it was New Zealand that really caught his imagination and now has 10 acres North-West of Auckland and married to Sue, an Ophthalmic Surgeon also from the UK. His first NZ job was working for a boat builder, and for the last 3 years has worked for a Marine Surveyor, Robert adds that those who know him will testify that the majority of his spare time is spent elbow deep in the workings of older Land Rovers, an affliction that began far from there in the Allhallows auto-engineering workshop. He has many fond memories of his time at Allhallows and the skills he learnt in the workshop. 2/14

Helen Bewsey (M 79-81) is in Singapore and has been tracked down by another OH Richard Joyce (V 77-82). They had lunch and played golf (well Richard did and Helen played a version of hockey on a golf course!). Helen said it is really nice to meet up with someone you can have a giggle with about silly things they used to do. None of us have really grown up I think! 2/14

Anthony Pollard (M 55-60) formerly Professor of History at Teesside University and author of books on Warwick the Kingmaker and Richard III and the Princes in the Tower has a new book published on Henry V in the Pocket Giants Series, ISBN 976-0-7524-9763-1, £6.99. Those of you who enjoyed studying Shakespeare's Henry V at Allhallows will appreciate Anthony's book which has been described by Tom Mortimer as 'a sure footed, succinct and altogether brilliant portrait'. 2/14

Justin Tunstall (St 69-73) the Town Mill Cheesemonger in Lyme Regis has done it again and been crowned the cream cheese of the crop in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 'Cheesemonger of the Year' category. Justin will now go head to head with the other 12 winners to compete for Retailer of the Year in March 2014. Call on Justin's super shop in Lyme Regis. 2/14

Dan Nung Ing (formerly Ng ) (V 68-70) when his Housemaster was James Turner. He recently spotted an 8mm silent film taken by George Hayter on YouTube, which was great. He says that he would like to get in touch with his contemporaries, especially those at Venning during his time. He is in the process of publishing his autobiography in May this year, to be launched in Beijing, China. (CITIC Press, in Chinese) and there are some 5-6 chapters all about life and his time at Allhallows. 1/14

Jean Woodcock (San Sister 1977-84) The Club has just learnt of the death in South Africa on 9th December 2013 of Jean Woodcock. A highly respected San Sister, after training as a nurse in Exeter and working in London, Jean emigrated to what is now Zimbabwe where she founded a Clinic which later benefited from funds raised by a School sponsored walk. After retiring from Allhallows Jean lived in Seaton before returning to South Africa in 1994 to be near her family. Graham Jones remembers Jean in a piece in 'Memorabilia' Andrew Desmond Hawkins (V 63-67): The Club has learnt of the death of Andy Hawkins on 15th January from complications of pneumonia. Andy is survived by his wife, Trish, and his two sons, Justin and Mathew to whom go the Club's sympathy and condolences. 1/14

Colin Harrison (H 50-65) who coached those outstanding Athletic teams at Allhallows and was Head of Geography, before he became Headmaster of Bedstone in Shropshire, ran 30 yards on a very important birthday. One of his athletes Robert Hill (St 57-62), who held the Schoolboys' 4x110 yards National Championship Relay at the White City, when he ran with Robin Tabb (M 57-63), and Anthony Martin (Sh 57-62), wrote to Colin to remind him of the great days of Allhallows Athletics and to say how much he enjoyed them. Robert who comes to the RAC with Stuart-Scott (St 58-62) says that his family took him to the Beijing Olympics to celebrate his 65th birthday. 1/14

Ian MacGregor-Scott (B 63-68) who presented the electric organ in memory of his father to St Michael's, home of the Allhallows War Memorial Chapel, continues to work for Universal Studies in the USA. He was glad to hear the encouraging news about St Michael's. His great lawyer friend Andrew Hamilton (B 66-68) was at the RAC as usual. 1/14

Michael Drew (H 66-75) who was Chaplain at Allhallows and taught Modern Languages will also be remembered by OHs for his cricket and producing that smash –hit 'Oliver' in the Dining Hall. His daughter Amanda appeared regularly on TV and is playing the mother of the boy with Aspergers in 'The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time'! 1/14

Claus Andersen (C 79-84) and his wife sent a super Christmas card with portraits of their children Frederik and Ella, plus the news that Claus is General Manager for H R Owen, Pangbourne, taking care of Bentley with the exciting new brand to arrive later in the year. In September 2013 Claus launched the new Lamborghini dealership in Pangbourne with a fabulous Italian themed party finishing far too late next morning! 1/14

Dominic Naish (St 63-68) kindly attended Geoff's Funeral Service at the Church of St Mary de Lode, near Gloucester Cathedral, on Friday 10th January 2014. He says there were about 200 people present, many of them friends from the School and the 3 Choir's Festival, which he had helped to organise. The music and singing were magnificent and the Tribute was given by John Webber, the Chaplin of King's Gloucester. The Head of School read an extract from 'The Garden' by Vita Sackvillen- West. 1/14

Geoffrey Johnston (H 63-77) passed away suddenly before Christmas in Gloucester. Typically the day before he had been photographing the King's Gloucester 1st XV, where he had taught for many years after Allhallows. 1/14

Allhallows Churchill Bursary. “ With the awards made in 2013 the available Bursary funds are now fully committed and therefore no more applications can be considered. Over the years the Allhallows Churchill Bursary fund has helped OHs, their children and grand children to fund their time at university and the Trustees can only recall with gratitude the generosity of the original donor that has made the Bursary awards possible”

David Chanter (M 39 to 45) asks if anyone knows of the whereabouts of Philip Midgley? His address is 301 The Hawthorns, Elton Road, Clevedon, BS21 7EH. He would love to hear from anyone. He says that he does not do computers! He remembers everything about the past especially at school during the war. 1/14

Andy Panther (B 82-84) a Commander RN living in the middle of Salisbury Plain with his wife Pam and their son James, who is taking his GCSEs, Andy is a member of the Directing Staff at The UK Defence Academy. Brother Mike (B 82-87) living in Oxford with his wife Tracy and 2 Labs. Mike is Infrastructure Manager for Colart. 1/14

Tim Bell (St 83-88) is still working at DHL Supply Chain currently running the Windows 7 migration project for the UK and working from home. The arrival of high speed fibre networking in Cornwall allowed him to fulfil a long term dream and move back to the Tamar Valley. Tim says he is very lucky to have a partner prepared to quit her job and move to an unfamiliar part of the country on only his recommendation. His new home shopping list includes a new boat and a springer spaniel! He met up with Tobias Simmonds (St 84-88) at his “Kent Brewery” a few months ago – a fleeting visit, but hopes to get another chance to sample some of his fine beer in 2014 when down that way for a week at the War and Peace Revival Show in July, exhibiting a WW2 vintage field gun which he is restoring . Otherwise, he is still running around the globe with the Hash House Harriers, and very much looking forward to walking on Dartmoor and the South West coast path again. 12/13

Felicity Anne Hellier (née) Husband) (B 1970-72). The Club has learnt of the death of 'Fuzzy' Hellier after a long battle against cancer. One of the second intake of girls to Allhallows, Fuzzy entered into life with enthusiasm, was intelligent, popular and fun loving but very capable of holding her own in the male dominated environment. During her first year Paul Hellier (Ch 1967-72) became an interest in her life and that relationship, sealed with their marriage in 1980, continued for 43 years. The Club's condolences and sympathy is extended to Paul and their three children, Florence, Hamish and Robert. 12/13

Warwick J Dale (St 1984-88) The Club has learnt of the recent death in Florida of Warwick Dale and extends condolences to his wife, Tammy.12/13

Alwyn James (H64-69) who taught Classics at Allhalllows and later at Glenalmond, kindly sent Derek his latest CD 'Unfinished Business' The Blues No.5. He will be remembered by OHs who knew him as a talented cricketer and pianist; he had a Second career with his Band Roll Wyn James. However, as he was about to tour France in 1995, he had a severe stroke. Undaunted and with indomitable joire de vivre and the help of his Blues Group Paul, Chris and Kevin, they have made No.5. 11/13

Charles Julian Thoroton (1895 – 90). A book, “Finding Thoroton” (ISBN 978-1-908123-06-0) by Philip Vickers has recently been published. Charles Thoroton [1875-1939] attended Allhallows in Honiton from 1885-1890 and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry in 1893. From 1901 to 1904 he was the Officer Commanding Ascension Island. During the First World War in Gibraltar Thoroton was the Senior Naval Intelligence Officer in the Mediterranean Theatre. He worked closely with Winston Churchill, who stated in his book “The World Crisis 1911-1914” that our information about German naval movements was principally obtained from the reports of secret agents in neutral and enemy countries, and from a special study made of the German wireless. Thoroton was awarded the Legion of Honour, the Order of the Crown of Italy and of Ouisam Alaonte of Morocco. He also received the Order of St Michael and St George in 1917. Retiring from the Royal Marines as a Colonel in 1919 Thoroton then served as the Commissioner for the Federation of British Industry in Madrid for 5 years. His granddaughter, Kay, was at Shute School, Axminster with Rosemary Sidwell (nee Shallow) in the 1940s, married Philip Vickers and they now live in France. 11/13

Gavin Galliford (St 1961-4) has been out of contact for 49 years but was found on LinkedIn. For the last 35 years he has been a government lawyer and is now Legal Adviser, DfT Aviation and Competition Division. Gavin is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. 11/13

Ron Barr (M 47-51) living in Rhode Island, says it's a little difficult to get to meetings. If the meetings were in January or March, when he is in transit to his winter travels, usually in Asia somewhere, he'd love to make it. Last year, he was in Burma where his father was in WW2, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam with a stop in Shanghai on the way back to visit relations. This year it is Southern India, Jordan and Israel with a few weeks in the UK at either end. Prior to a recent English Speaking Union event in Newport, his annual Hunt Breakfast (complete with kippers), kippers remind him of the fact that when he was at Allhallows he was served every Tuesday for breakfast and can recall only trying to eat them once. Fortunately his tastes have matured and he even had haggis in Scotland last year and almost enjoyed it! Newport is a wonderfully active place with plenty of activities to keep the brain young. The oldest library in the country, the Redwood, has a regular "life of the mind" series, the Naval War College offers weekly lectures by military writers and professors, Salve University has an international humanitarian series, and of course there are the well-known music festivals, both classical and jazz and so on. It's a small place but a gets quite filled in the summer with tourists and, especially in the autumn, when the cruise ships unload thousands of people it seems, many of them Brits. Rod says any OH's who happen to pass his way are more than welcome. He would conduct a tour, or if anyone is interested in a longer stay he would be happy to talk about it. He is in the phone book and of course can be reached by email. 11/13

Roddy Long (B 58-63). Many of those who took party in Cricket Weeks at Rousdon will recall David Hillier (M 1946-50) who is remembered for his quality batting and ability at shoot pontoon! David had his 80th birthday earlier this year and now lives in France. During a recent visit to Liss in Hampshire a lunch was organised in a local hostelry for a number of OHs to reminisce about their cricketing achievements. Those present were Mike and Anne Ray Hills, Christopher and June Bazalgette, Giles and Gru Blomfield, Charles Pipkin and Roddy Long. It was an excellent reunion. Photographs show not only the group but the long suffering waitress who looked after us! 11/13

Graham and Mary Jones (H 66-92) have recently visited their family in Montreal, and came home via a long week-end in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here they met up with a Granddaughter, on a term at Dalhousie University, but also took advantage of the opportunity to meet up with Tim Edwards (C 66-71) resulting in a most interesting and enjoyable conversation. Alan Thomas, in Ottawa, had put them in touch, and he and Tim intend to come over for the 2015 Reunion. Good wishes from Tim to Derek and Barbara Clarke were duly conveyed on return. 10/13 Dr Alex Fernandez: OHs of a certain age will remember Dr Fernandez (Ferdie) who died in Lyme Regis on 14th October. 'Ferdie' was for many years the school doctor, coming to administer to those in the san as required. Always well dressed and usually with a rose in his button hole Ferdie could often be seen on the touch line watching school rugby matches. The Club's condolences are extended to his five surviving children. 10/13

David Bewes (Junior House 45-48), David recently wrote to the Hon Sec providing an e-mail address and said “My father Arthur Bewes and two of his brothers, Cecil and Anstis, were educated at Allhallows at Honiton, when my grandfather, Canon Thomas Bewes, was vicar of St George's, Tiverton. I was born in 1937, and went to Allhallows in 1945, aged about 8, in Junior House, which was in the Dower House at Rousdon. When George Shallow ceased to be headmaster, and moved to The Downs School at Wraxall in 1948, I was one of the young boys who went with him. The intention was that I would return to Allhallows in 1950, at the age of 13. However, my parents opted to send me to Clifton College in Bristol instead. With the benefit of hindsight, I have often thought that we got it wrong, and Allhallows would have been the better school for me. I remember my three years at Allhallows with some nostalgia and affection, and I also remember many of my friends there, many of whom went with me to Wraxall, and then returned to All. Andrew Green (V 70-74) loyalist of OH correspondents, who regularly attends our events when he can, says he hasn't much news, though he had an enjoyable dinner in New Milton with Peter Clegg (C 69-74) and his wife and is flying to Hong Kong for a three week holiday in the autumn and I expect will be calling on his old friend John Wong (C 70-75). 10/13

Giles Blomfield (C 53-57) when clearing out a filing cabinet and came across a newspaper cutting from 1979 describing a cricket match at Old Deer Park between teams from Pagoda Avenue and Selwyn Avenue, Richmond. Giles, a noted batsman at school, playing for Pagoda Avenue, is recorded as having taken 8 wickets for 9 runs! At a subsequent OH cricket week, Giles showed the cutting to the captain, Stuart MacGregor (V 47-54), who gave Giles the ball but after one over he was taken off! Another notable cricket feat that has also come to light involved

Huibert van Weelde (C 75-78).He was captain of cricket in 1978 but in 1977 he achieved the remarkable feat of taking 9 wickets for 16 runs, including a hatrick, against the Free Foresters. Hulbert still has a bat signed by the team to mark his feat which was mentioned in Wisden in 1978. Huibert is Managing Director the family owned firm, Victory Shipping, in Rotterdam. 10/13

Allhallows Churchill Bursary. The Trustees received four very strong applications and are pleased to say that two Bursary awards have been made: Benjamin Hammond, whose Father, Tom, was in Middlemist 1966-70, has just started to read Astrophysics at Sussex University. Ben completed his secondary education at St Aidan's C of E School, Harrogate obtaining A levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics.. A keen outdoor sports person, Ben has completed his BSAC course in scuba diving and is well on the way to completing the Gold Standard, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Daisy Patsianas, whose Grandfather, Giles Blomfield was in Chudleigh 1953-57, is reading Mathematics at Cardiff University. Daisy gained A Levels in Art, Psychology and Mathematics at Esher College, Thames Ditton. Sports Captain at school, Daisy has undertaken voluntary work with physically and mentally challenged people and has taught herself to play the piano. A gifted artist, Daisy combined art and maths in her final art project describing how “I explored where science and nature meet; combining mechanics inside insects and how the structure of their lives can be modelled through mathematical equations”Peter Thompson (Sh 72-77) a former Captain of 1st XI Hockey and talented artist at Allhallows has been an architect for many years and runs his own firm from Wimborne. His business is focused on the restoration and change of use of historic buildings and slotting quality designs into sensitive areas. Peter is in touch with several OHs and often drives through the Rousdon Estate, when on the way down to Cornwall. He says it was a great shame when Allhallows was closed, as it gave a fantastic start to so many people. Peter's son Benjamin is 22 and in Catering and his daughter is studying for A levels and specialising in Art and Photography. 10/13

Jennie Walters (née Spurgeon) (M 73-75) is grateful for the 'Downton Abbey' effect: she's re-released her Swallowcliffe Hall trilogy of historical novels (originally published a few years before Julian Fellowes' series), and they're popular in America as well as the UK (www.jenniewalters.com). She's beginning an MA in Creative Writing so there'll be two students at home, as her younger son is starting an MA in publishing; at a different London university, much to his relief. Her older son works in television and her brother Chris (C 69-74) is a financial consultant in the media business. He lives in Barnes with his wife and two daughters, who are in the GCSE/A level years at school. 9/13 (see 1975 Girls Reunion on 'News')

Andrew Greenhalgh (B 84-88) former Head Boy is working for GSK as a Nation Business Manager in Oncology and returned in September from a lovely holiday in Minorca with his wife Jackie and two children, James 11 a fly-half and Kate 10 who enjoys ballet and horse riding. Andy says he is currently in contact with Nick Mountney-Smith (B 83-88) who works for Customs and Excise as a dog handler and regularly goes fly-fishing with him; he also sees Martin Jones (St 83-88) a Nautical Officer in the MN, who will soon be taking up a shore-based job in Southampton. Andy's brother Mark (B 79-84) works in Atlanta in the hotel business, now in the corporate department; he is married to Chris who also works for the same company and they have 3 children, Ben, Sophie and Jack. David (B 81-86) works in Dubai, with his family in the UK. 9/13

Mark Marshall (V 75-80) an accountant who will be remembered by many OHs as a top gymnast, took his motor-launch out of Axmouth harbour in September, with the help of David Crees (H 72-98) to negotiate the local hazards. Mark had a super summer holiday earlier with the family and his mother Helga Algie in Seaton. 9/13

Dr. Michael Hawkins (Ch 45-50) living in Thailand fears that he is not able to attend the OH functions that are sent to him. However, his wife and Michael, accompanied by her sister, recently took part in a ceremony at Lampang to plant teak trees, sponsored by Her Royal Highness, Princess Srindhorn. The OH tie was to be seen! 9/13

William So (Sh 76-78) is moving back to South China with his wife, leaving their daughter behind in London who is 24 this year and working in the city as a trainee solicitor and welcomes her new found freedom. We will be keeping William informed of future OH events. He will be visiting UK at least once a year and hopefully able to make it to OH events during his visits. 9/13

James Greig (M 92-95) tells us that his sister Lucy (Ch 93-96) is currently working in Dhaka Bangladesh for the international school as a primary teacher. She was recently back in the UK for a summer break and she would very much like to stay in touch with all OH news. 9/13

Martin Boulden (St 81-83) is arranging a Celebration Luncheon in memory of Peter Laurence (C 81-85) on Saturday 21st September, 2013 at The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford, Surrey. There will be a 3 course lunch at £50 per person (of which £20 per seat goes to Exeter Hospice Care). The aim is to raise a minimum of £600 for a very good cause. Contact Martin at martin@aspenprint.com for further details. 9/13

Roger Buxton (M 64-69) left Allhallows and had a footloose start that included taking full advantage of the further educational grant scheme and residing in Bournemouth, Brighton, London & Aghios Nikolaos and eventually settling in Bristol. Roger pursued a career in the torrid field of HR, facilities management security and has been with his present company 30+ years, formerly an historic Fairey Aircraft company and now under US ownership. He is enjoying it with perhaps an eye on semi-retirement and a second career in specialist employment law consultancy. Roger's wife Chris live in Dartmouth, and they spend as much time as possible down there - anyone is welcome to look them up whilst there (particularly if you have a boat!). Roger says that the memory is not as good as it might be, some things do not fade and the last few years at Allhallows hold many good memories from the aforementioned Grott to an unbeaten season in the 2nd XV Rugby in 1968/69 (who mentioned academia?) 9/13

Paul Davis (C 68-73) joined Killick Martin after Allhallows and trained as a Chartered Shipbroker; he then managed divisions for several shipping companies in the Far East and West African markets. In 1979 he established Paul Davis Freight Services operating short sea routes via Bristol – Avonmouth with Northern Ireland, Eire and the CI with 10 operating centres, one in Southampton. Paul regularly meets Will Coder (C 68-73) his best man and a geologist who heads for Spain when he is not on oil rigs. He also sees Chris Kitchen (C 68-73) and his family; he was Chris's best man, also Nick Hamley's (C 68-72) back in 1980. Paul has happy memories of sailing at Seaton with Bill Preston and sailing is still a favourite past time and a welcome relaxation from day to day business. He sends his best wishes to Barbara Clark a wonderful House Matron. 8/13

David John Goddard (C 38-44). It is with sadness that we have heard from Tariq (Sh 88-91), that his father has died over the weekend of a sudden brain haemorrhage. He was a prominent athlete at Allhallows and went on, to serve in the Royal Ghurkha Engineers and The Parachute Engineers. 8/13

Richard D Green (Baker 61-65). John Armstrong is sorry to have to inform us of the death of Richard. He died on Saturday 3rd August, 2013. The funeral is to be held on Monday 19th August at 2.15pm at St Paul's church, Winchester all friends and contemporaries would be very welcome. 8/13

Peter Laurence (C 81-85), Martin Boulden informs us that with sadness he regrets to inform everyone that Pete lost his fight with illness and passed away at 6pm on Friday 9th August. Peter's funeral will be on Monday 19th August at Clyst Hydon near Honiton. 8/13

Terry Hatton (M 44-49) retired at 60 as a Chartered Accountant, having returned from 20 years working overseas in various countries for the Commonwealth Development Corporation. He has been a sole parent for the last 15 years. Chris, now 25, still lives with him. His eldest son Russ, 35, married a delightful Japanese lady. They have presented him with 3 granddaughters aged 12, 10 & 7and all live in Osaka, Japan. Terry is now into his 80's but still keeps very active, belonging to many clubs, swimming twice a week, cooking & gardening and still finds time to ride his 1200cc BMW motorcycle on which he has toured Scotland, Ireland & Wales. 8/13

Mohammed Atri (C 77-81) phoned from Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, to say that he is still running his picture-framing business and that his parents reside in Canada. He keeps in touch with Andrew White (Sh 78-81) and Richard Baker (B 77-82) who hope to organise a 'do-it-yourself' get-together soon. 8/13

Helen Bewsey (M 79-81) says that she is off to Singapore at the end of August having attended Richard Ambrose's funeral in Shropshire back in March. Helen said that Shirley did say how much she appreciated the e-mails and letters from OHs, Helen added, “We need to keep those coming, this is a special lady going through a difficult time.” 8/13

Richard Hoare (M 86-92) says that he doing very well considering, after his RTA, and hopes to get rid of the crutches and arm casts in the next few weeks, but his outlook is great. He says he has got so much to look forward to with all the support and love his friends and family have shown. He says he is a very lucky boy! 8/13

Derek Ridge (M 60-65) and his wife Alison invited Derek to a delightful lunch during the July heat-wave at their fine Mill House, which Derek has built in local stone at Burton Bradstock. Derek will be remembered by his contemporaries as a devastating striker of short corners and indeed played for the Sussex County Senior XI; he provided photos of Allhallows Bisley Shooters in the 1960s. Derek once ran a trawler off West Bay, constructed trawlers in his back garden and his latest venture is to produce Suspension cables for tennis nets used worldwide and this year at Wimbledon. He tells us his son is a top science boffin. 7/13

Shooting at Charmouth (July 7th) was a huge disappointment as only a few OHs bothered to turn up. Mike Ashwell did, Tim Salter called in, as did Si Sworn, I think nearly 10 had booked in and just didn't arrive. It's not worth the range operator opening the doors, paying staff to come in and buy food in if nobody wants to turn up! 7/13

Rob Tincknell (V 81-83) flattered in a full page article by Oliver Shah in the Business Section of the Sunday Times on June 30th 2013. Rob is the front man for three Malaysian investors who bought Battersea Power Station and intend to build 3400 flats and houses and more than 1m sq ft of offices. The project depends on the extension of the Northern tube link from Vauxhall, but it is an attractive area, adjacent to Clapham Common and Battersea Park with the site of the new American Embassy nearby. Rob has already presold 866 flats. The article said Rob was at Allhallows and now lives with his wife and two children in Somerset, but has a flat in London. Well done Rob! 7/13

Russell Frith (V 74 –79) is currently working for Wiltshire Probation Service, which has it's challenges. He is still in contact with a number of his contemporaries; Quentin Sandell and family dropped in for lunch recently and Russell is in touch with David Morris, Mathew Lily, Tim Bourne, Edward Musto and Julian Howard. Russell has two sons, George will be starting his last year at Plymouth University in the autumn and Ben has just finished GCSEs and is also an up and coming DJ. Russell recently took Ben to the Isle of Wight where he was performing at a festival but Russell “felt very old as met a number of well known acts but had no idea who they were.” 7/13

Huw Williams (C 74-79) on holiday in Lyme Regis with his wife and young children met his old Housemaster, Derek, by chance. Huw lives at Penarth on the seaside near Cardiff and runs his own company; he said he was able to visit the Rousdon Estate and show his family his old school. The East-West Drive is open to pedestrians and visitors can see the sympathetic way in which the School campus has been developed in the Ernest George style. 7/13

Amanda Prowse (H 84-93) was a peripatetic music teacher at Allhallows and left to go back into academia. Having gained her MA and then a PhD in musicology she is now living in the south of France with her nuclear physicist husband, and busy researching and publishing her work on socio-musicological issues as well as co-editing a bilingual volume of papers on theme of identity for Ars Identitatis in Paris. Amanda is also working as a French-English translator, and still does a little music teaching, in French and English, in France. Life is never dull! She still has a house in Sidmouth so it's good that she knows of events in the Devon/Dorset area. 7/13

Nick Lindo (H 70-76) who taught English at Allhallows, became Stanton Housemaster and coached our 1st XI at Cricket, was over in the summer from NZ, where he taught for many years at Christ's College, Christchurch, visiting old friends and family. He kindly called on Derek, when they were joined by John Cloke, for a powwow on the good old days. Nick, whose house was damaged in the recent earthquakes, says like many residents they are battling with insurance companies, but life in NZ still has much to offer. Nick continues to write a political column for the NZ Press and is most grateful to Nigel Giles for keeping him in touch with OH activities. 7/13

Doug Crichton (V 90-95) sent a super letter saying that when he left Allhallows he read History at Kent University and then took an MSc in Land Economy at Cambridge, He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Knight Frank and joined the Grosvenor Estate in 2005, where he has worked with John Clark (V 82-87) so expects to play some OH Golf soon. Dough married Alex in 2006 and they have two children, Molly 4½ and Charlie 2½ who keep them very busy. They visit Doug's family home in Jersey regularly, where Aden Hopkins (V 91-97) and several other OHs reside. Doug hoped to play tennis in the OH Wimbledon Warm-up near Sherborne, but it was rather too far to drive the family from Henley. 7/13

David Reynolds (Sh 80-85) sent welcome family news of his sister Farah and Soraya and his younger brother Peter. David studied Geology at Newcastle and played Hockey for the university and county. He then worked for a commodity trading firm in London followed by FX trading at a bank before moving into recruitment. For the past three years he has had his own operation Scott Reynolds covering financial markets for banks and hedge funds. He lives in London with his wife and two children and played rugby through Jason Enticott's (V 80-85) connections for Christ's Hospital Old Boys and now coaches Rosslyn Park junior rugby. 7/1

Peter Reynolds (Sh 88-91) studied Electronics at Essex University, then moved to Oxford and worked with various IT firms before being offered a role with NATO in the Hague. Peter married recently and is enjoying life in Holland. 7/13 Soraya Reynolds (Ch 80-82) worked for Arthur Andersons in the City after Bristol Polytechnic, then relocated to Sydney Australia and married an Anaesthetist at the Royal North Shore Hospital; they have two kids Oscar and Boston and live in Lane Cove; they have a passion for skiing, while Boston represents Australia for junior fencing. 7/13 Forah Reynolds (Ch 78-80) became a theatre nurse at the BRI and has recently moved into sales in the South West; she has three daughters with the oldest married last year. Farah lives at Alveston near Bristol. 7/13 John Robson (St 78-82). The Club has learnt with sadness that John passed away on Tuesday 25th June, 2013 after a short illness. The sympathy and condolences of the Club are extended to his family. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey. 6/13

Graham and Mary Jones (H 66-92) our resident experts on the history of Combpyne and Rousdon, will have seen the excellent article in ' The Marshwood Vale Magazine' by Derek Stevens on Charles Grover resident Astronomer to Cuthbert Peek, son of Sir Henry Peek who established the Rousdon Estate, where an Observatory was set up in 1884. Charles Grover lived with his family in East Lodge and had accompanied Cuthbert on his astronomical expedition to Queensland. OHs of the right vintage will remember the remains of the Observatory at the end of the Bowling Green, which were demolished when the Headmaster's House was built. Sir Cuthbert was Baronet from 1898-1901. Younger OHs will recall Henry Yool's enthusiasm for astronomy and the Rev John Newton's efforts to construct a reflecting telescope beyond the walled garden. (Nb. See Memorabilia) 6/13

Rupert Duff (V 93-98) works in accounting and, having started with PWC in Jersey, he moved to London in 2004 and is in their banking and capital markets division, an interesting area in recent times. Rupert still finds time to play polo in the summer usually at the Taunton Club, which would have pleased Don Palmer. Rupert promises to urge his brother Daniel (St 87-92) who is in the Army to send some news. 6/13

Charles Pipkin (ST 62-67) is still working unlike most of his contemporaries, though as an 'Investment Manager' rather than a Stockbroker, despite fighting daily battles with 'Compliance', which didn't exist when he started. Charles always looked forward to OH Cricket Weeks and he remembers Giles Blomfield as a splendid cover point with a very quick and accurate throw. Hamish MacGregor and Ted Sandbach were the star batsmen and Richard Heard the best fast bowler. Charles sees Ted's brother-in-law regularly at Liphooke GC and hopes to play golf again with fellow Stantonite John Pagliero and Roddy Long. Both Roddy's son and Charles's stepson were at Harrow. 6/13

Winnie Webber: The Club has learnt of the death on 30th May of Winnie Webber at the age of 91. Winifred Mary Weber, always known as 'Winnie', was married to George Weber who for many years took great pride in looking after the gardens at Rousdon. Winnie worked in various roles at Allhallows, latterly in the school shop assisting Jack Jarchow who was known to have said “If Winnie is there everything will be alright”; praise indeed. 6/13

Sean Day-Lewis (J38 M44-49) phoned Derek to ask him whether he would give a talk to a local branch of the Devonshire Association on Allhallows and the Rousdon Mansion. Derek said he would be delighted to do so. OHs may have read an article in The Daily Telegraph on November 20th 2012 headed: 'Take poet's advice and walk away, head tells pushy parents'. Christian Heinrich, the Chairman of the Boarding Schools Association urged parents to heed the advice of Sean's father, Cecil Day-Lewis, later the Poet Laureate, in hid famous poem 'Walking Away', when he left his son at Allhallows. Sean worked for many years on Peterborough for The Daily Telegraph and later as their TV critic. OHs may also have followed the news of Sean's half-brother Daniel who won his third Oscar for his performance as Abraham Lincoln. 5/13

Peter Read (C 64-67) came to the Belmont lunch with his great friends Andrew Hamilton (B 66-68) like Peter a lawyer and Nick Lerwill (V 63-68) who said he had sold his printing business. Peter, a Law Society Golfer, hopes to be playing the Dutch Lawyers in Amsterdam soon. 5/13

Anthony Vosper (C58-63) and his wife Felicité, who retired to Sherborne, stayed at the elegant Hunter's Moon Hotel in Sidmouth, when they came to the Belmont lunch. Anthony said he had heard from David Hayes (Sh 67-71) who was in the Ghurkhas and now hopes to contact Dr. Tom Bigge (St 59-65) and visit Mark Williams (St 70-75) who runs that well known hostelry The Bird in Hand at Henstridge in Somerset. 5/13

Robert Morton (V 64-67) enjoyed meeting old friends at the Belmont and said like Justin James (St 66-71) who is with Stags, he once worked for the same firm. 5/13

Tom Hembrow (B 49-53) has presented a handsome OH Shooting Cup, known as the Hembrow Cup, to the OHs and Jim Rowe says it will be used as a trophy for a fitting OH competition. Tom says his great hobby is now collecting eighteenth century Old English Porcelain (pre 1760). 5/13

Jim Rowe (M 66-71) impresario of OH Shooting, was in fine form at the Belmont lunch when he used his auctioneering skills in a hilarious performance to raise over £400 for the OH Club. Jim says his sons have arranged to take him to a Rolling Stones concert in London to celebrate his birthday. 5/13

Dr. Jeremy Harding (C 64-69) who was for many years a Consultant Psychiatric and continues to do vital work, came to the Belmont wearing his striking striped OH blazer, inherited from one of his great hockey-playing uncles. 5/13

Jeremy Parrett (M50-63) and Jane have moved to their new home last week in Vero Beach, Florida from Canada. Maybe Jane and Jeremy will be able to come over for the 500th! 5/13

Samantha Gilson, née Birch (Ch 86-89) has contacted us to say how much she appreciates being sent the OH e-mails. As she has been living in America for the past 21 years, Samantha says it's is great to feel so connected. Samantha's wish is to one day make an Allhallows reunion. As she works at a school herself the timing is always hard for her as she is restricted to flying home to the UK during certain times of the year. 5/13

Marc Haslam (V 89-94) tells us that after 8½ years with HSBC and following a secondment to HSBC's Offshore Bank in Jersey, Marc and Nichola, Oliver (3) and Amelia (4) have decided to go local and remain in Jersey and as a result he has now completed his third career change and is now employed as a Director of a Fudiciary Company. Any other OHs in Jersey. 5/13

Sue Underwood (Ch 72-74 has been working in the Middle East since 2005, first in the UAE and for the last 3 years in Qatar. 5/13

Ted Sandbach (St 67-71) known to OHs for his flourishing Oxford Wine Company and who was Head of PE at Magdalen College School, played tennis at Leweston with all his accomplished ease, but said he had decided to give up cricket Jonathan Patterson (Sh 62-65) and his wife, both keen tennis-players, were at Leweston, and gave news of Jonathan's younger brother Guy Patterson's (Sh 66-69) brilliant academic career. 5/13

Patrick Musters (St 66-70) who is a Solicitor Advocate in East Anglia took the role of Major-Domo with all his court-room presence at the OH Wimbledon Warm up on May 11th organise by Myf Adams, née Gregson (Ch 69-71) at the beautiful Leweston School, near Sherborne, so reminiscent of Allhallows. Equipped with a bell Patrick marshalled the players in suitable Stentorian Tones. 5/13

Diana Davis, née Fitzgerald (Ch 69-71) who came to Leweston with her husband and played tennis with her old skill, reported that her young son was about to take his final exams in Chemistry for his MA at Sussex University. 5/13

Mark Tatchell (V 66-70) who lives at Oborne near Leweston and is at present a Wildlife, Landscape and Travel photographer was able to help with the scoring and chat with old friends at the Wimbledon – Warm up at Leweston. 5/13

Richard Anderson (M 67-71), Peter Sloan (B66-71) and Justin James (St 66-71) those OH stalwarts, were among those who played tennis at Leweston accompanied by their partners. 5/13

Nicci Humphries, née Thurgood (Ch 72-74) who taught at Allhallows and now teaches at Colyton GS, played Tennis at Leweston with other OHs. It was great to talk to her husband Geoffrey, a fine Dumplings' cricketer. Senior OHs well remember his father Norman, a formidable County batsman as they will Nicci's father Pat Thurgood (M 45-51) who played rugger against the All Blacks and taught at Edinburgh House after his military career. Nicci and Geoff's daughter is now at Newcastle Uni. 5/13

Piers Motley (C 84-89) has been in touch recently and told us that three years ago he set up his own auction rooms in Exmouth, Devon, which both he and his wife, Elizabeth Nash (Ch 83-88) run together. They have two children: Joss, who is 13 years old and is a keen musician and Millie, 9 years old who is at the local primary school. Piers is eager to make contact with contemporaries. 5/13

Andrew Yearsley (S 54-59) The Club has heard with regret that Andy Yearsley died on 17th April 2013 at his home in South Africa. A useful cricketer, captaining the XI in 1959, and hockey player at school, Andy worked with accountants in Southampton for a short time before joining the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia, staying there until the country gained independence .in 1980. Andy and his family then moved to Phalaborwa, north of Johannesburg where he worked for a copper mining company. After retirement he was involved in the import/export business and also the local magazine. The Club's condolences go to Andy's wife Liz and their children. 5/13

Tim Banting (L 92-97) has been working for several years as a Digital Imaging Technician for the Parliamentary Archives at the House of Lords. Tim and his wife Emily recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary and have a two year old son Bertie. Tim says that he enjoys working for the H of L and commented that the members of the Lords are always good company. 4/13

Hugo Tyler (C 60-63) spent most of his time at the University of Exeter playing bridge and was captain of the university team and president of the bridge club; however, due to an administrative error, his degree certificate reads Mathematics. After a few years as a computer software developer, Hugo retired at the age of 29 and went to live on the small Greek island of Symi, near Rhodes, where he reads, writes, walks in the mountains, listens to classical music and generally enjoys himself. There he met his wife Argyro (universally known as Sylvana) when she came down from Athens on holiday. Their daughter Arwen (½ Greek, ¼ British and ¼ Swedish) MSci, MRes, PhD is currently with the Membrane Biophysics Group at Imperial College London doing post-doctoral research courtesy of a prize fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 4/13

Air Commodore P G Tyler. OBE. (M 33-37) The Club has learnt from his son, Hugo that Air Commodore Phil Tyler OBE died on 1st December 2012. A celebration of his life will be held on 29th April at 11.30am at St Nicholas Church, Trellech, Monmouthshire. The sympathy and condolences of the Club are extended to his son. 4/13

Phil Tyler. OBE. (M 33-37). Phil was the youngest of six brothers, all of whom attended Allhallows, where their father Hugh had been a master. After a spell at Exeter College, Oxford, he was commissioned in the Royal Air Force in 1939. During WWII he served in France, North Africa and Italy and was twice mentioned in despatches. After the war he served in the UK, Germany and the USA and was appointed OBE in 1965. His final appointment was as Director of Supply Policy (RAF) in the Ministry of Defence. He retired from the RAF in January 1973 and joined the Planning Inspectorate of the Department of the Environment, from which he retired in 1986 as a Senior Planning Inspector. 4/13

Claus Anderson (C 79-84) and his wife Rachel sent a super letter at Christmas 2012 and a spiffing card of their young children Ella and Frederik. Skiing holidays and another in Turkey saw Claus win a laser race and helped Rachel finish a book. In June after working for Porsche since 1986 Claus left the company and has joined H.R.Owen as General Manager of their Bentley dealership in Pangbourne. In November 2012 the family enjoyed a week's holiday in Dorset with mixed weather from snow to warm sunshine. They send their best wishes to all their friends. 3/13

Lucie Graves-Morris (L 93-96) met Derek in Seaton on one of the few sunny days in April and said that she was pursuing her Fitness Training Courses. I must say she looked like an Olympic Athlete. She said Alex (V 94-98) who had recently married was hoping for a young son. 3/13

Jeremy Willis (H 79-93) Jeremy tells us that he is now the part time Chairman of the Newbury Weekly News which gives him more time to 'play' with his amateur radio. He now has a 50ft wind up radio mast in his garden and able to talk to the world. His son Andrew is now the Press Manager of the NWN and daughter Beth is PA to the GM of Donnington Valley Hotel and will be getting married in May. 3/13

Richard Ambrose (H 68-93) (see Memorabilia). The Club has learnt with sadness that Richard Ambrose passed away on March 27th 2013. The Club extends its condolences and sympathy to Richard's widow, Shirley and the family. 3/13. The funeral is at the Crematorium in Shrewsbury [SY2 6PS] at 2.30pm on Thursday 11th April . The wake will follow straight afterwards at the Corbett Arms [SY4 4SN] Family flowers only and donations to Cancer Research. OH's attending, please contact Richard Anderson at richardanderson@alsgroup.co.uk

Attention all OHs

The OH Magazine 2013 was despatched at the end of January 2013. Have you received your copy?? If you have not, the likely reason is that we do not have a current mailing address for you. Of course you can read the magazine on the web site but if you would prefer to be put on the mailing list for a hard copy please let me have your current address and I will send you a copy of the 2013 magazine. We have a master list of some 3,000 OHs but we only have mailing addresses for about 1,500 and of these we only have e-mail addresses for about 900. Therefore, a PLEA. If you think that we may not have your current mailing address and/or e-mail address, please let me have the relevant detail, giving your initials, years at Allhallows and The House you were in. Please contact: The HonSec. ohclub@btinternet.com or The Website 'Contact Us'

Graham Prosser (St 42-49). The Club has learnt from Stephen Harvey (St 44-49) of the death of Graham Prosser on 21st March 2013. Graham was born in Honiton in 1931 and obtained a scholarship to Allhallows. Stephen says that Graham will be remembered as one of the finest rugby full backs produced by Allhallows, being a member of the unbeaten 1948 XV. Graham went on to be a highly respected vet, plasticising in Kingsbridge for a number of years. The Club extends its condolences and sympathy to Graham's widow, Jenny. 3/13

David Turner (B 46-49) The Club has learnt from his friend, Michael Burgoyne (B 47-50), that David died on 26th February 2013. Born in 1932, David went on to Seale Hayne College after Allhallows and later worked as a farm manager in Essex. He then travelled the world representing the tractor division of David Brown and subsequently worked for British Leyland. Returning to Devon he grew flowers on a commercial scale for sale to florists. David was unmarried. 3/13

Chris Hulburd (B 55-60) with his wife June called on Derek in Lyme Regis when they were touring the West Country. Chris holds the School High Jump Record and was for many years an Estate Agent in Canterbury; he asked after Nigel French (C 55-60) , star hockey player and a leading light of the OH Club, who had some harrowing experiences in the floods at East Pennard. Chris's parents used to live at the bottom of Clappendale Lane in Lyme Regis near Derek. 3/13

Dr. Anthony Pollard (M 55-60) an acknowledged expert on Richard III was interviewed by Simon Farnby in a Channel 4 programme about 'The King in the Car Park' and said “it cannot be proved beyond doubt” that Richard III was responsible for the murder of the Princes in the Tower. 3/13 Dr. Tom Bigge (St 59-63) who played with Roddy Long in the 1963 Hockey 1st XI and was also a star of the 1st XV, says that he had recently retired as a GP and lives happily with his second wife at Marwood House near Barnstaple; they have seven children between them and 15 grandchildren. Tom enjoys tending his magnificent garden, works for charities, still plays some golf and tennis and sails. Tom hopes to walk the strenuous undercliff path between Lyme Regis and Axmouth, to attend an OH event soon and call on DJB. Tell Peter (V 63-68) to send some news. 3/13

David Hillier (M 46-50). The President received a card from David thanking us for remembering his 80th birthday and Roddy sent him copies of various stories. Apart from 'decorating' the card with pinups he related a few stories of his own! He suggests that Stuart MacGregor was the best captain he played under and apologises for his fielding; he remembers his opening partnership with Giles Blomfield. The then coach told David that he should not be concerned about how many runs he scored but more with the score of the opening partnership! He proudly recalls being in 51 century opening partnerships in his career. Off the field, he thanks Giles for his comments about the au pair whom he remembers with enormous pleasure; apparently there is a lot we do not know!! Hopefully David will be over here at some time in 2013 and he really did appreciate our birthday wishes. 3/13

William Thompson (B 76-81) William writes from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, where he has been living for the past 18 months. Having spent the previous 14 years in London working as a teacher/lecturer/manager, William had plenty of experience with which to take up a teaching post in Vientiane. Since the mid 1990s William has travelled extensively in South East Asia and is now well versed in the politics, social conventions and history of the area. He speaks passable Vietnamese but his Lao still leaves room for improvement. William says that Vientiane is benefitting very visibly from the Asian financial boom and he reckoned that Laos must have more cafés; restaurants and hotels than any other place on earth with less than one million people and is a very relaxed and friendly country. 3/13

Mike Clark (Sh 50–54) recently bought an OH tie and cufflinks and made a generous donation to the Club. After serving in the Devonshire Regiment, Mike went to Agricultural College and then for more than 20 years farmed. Having sold his farms, Mike became head groundsman at a large boy's prep school until retiring in 2002.For more than 40 years Mike has been voluntarily looking after two grounds at his local cricket club, Overstone Park Cricket Club in Northamptonshire and in 2012 was selected for the NatWest Oscars awards at Lords for services to cricket. 2/13

John Dame (C 44-51) after receiving the 2013 OH Magazine Jim wrote to say that he is very glad that he is still on the Club books as he thought that he had severed links sometime ago. He says that the Magazine evokes many memories and he hopes to attend the Allhallows Memorial Service in November. 2/13

Richard J Snow (St 78–83). Richard, where are you?? His OH Magazine was returned as he has left the address that the Club has for him and we have no e-mail address. However, the lady who returned the magazine wrote “Mr Snow is no longer at this address where his father was the farm manager for the previous owner. The last time we met Mr Snow was when we were visiting Salisbury Plain at the invitation of the MOD and Mr Snow was acting as an environmental adviser to the Defence Estates. I have enjoyed reading the OH Magazine, so much more interesting than my old school and it is good to see that there is such a thriving old boys network”. 2/13

Kiran Morzania (B 87-92) tells us that the article by Keith Moore was a fond reminder of the under cliffs. He wants to pass on his thanks to Keith Moore who introduced him to a book on Biology which inspired him to take on the subject as a GSCE, A level and also a B.Eng. at the Camborne School of Mines. Without the quality of teaching / the wonderful geological environment at Rousdon…..and a broken train stuck in Tsavo National Park (another story). I do not think I would have followed this path. After several years in the field as an exploration, production geologist and geotechnical engineer Kiran retrained in Finance –and was involved in the acquisition in one of the longest operating gold mines in the world – He now helps to run the mine, which employs over 1,400 people and supports a community of over 7,000. Although he is the Finance Director he says he is involved in the geological development of the mine. Although there were many contributing factors to where he is now – that book, the broken down train and Keith Moore started him on his journey. 2/13

Deborah von Bergen née Bliss (M 75-77) says that she spent a happy 4 days in the Axminster area recently attending Hugh-Whittingstall's cookery course at River Cottage HQ. It reminded her of the wonderful education she had at Allhallows when education was about learning in the broadest sense rather than the contained and restricted curriculum pupils follow today. 2/13

John Court (B 56-62) high-powered accountant, enjoyed the 2012 West Country Lunch in Sidmouth and says he will be delighted to be involved in helping to secure the future of the Allhallows War Memorial Chapel. His son David is reading English at Leeds University. 2/13

Ian MacGregor-Scott (B 63-68) who presented the electric organ in memory of his OH father to St Michael's Honiton, home of the Allhallows War Memorial Chapel, was sorry to hear of the ongoing battle to keep St Michael's open. Ian still works for Universal Studios in California, though his wife has recently retired from her teaching job. Ian came with his great OH friend lawyer Andrew Hamilton (B 66-68) to inspect the organ when it was installed. 2/13

Huw Williams (C74-79) who resides at Penarth in South Glamorgan and runs a highway equipment Company, sent a super Christmas card with sketches by his young daughter to rival his old Chudleigh Housemaster's efforts. Huw hopes to attend an OH Reunion 'ere long. 2/13

George Hayter (V 65-70) who will take over as Editor of the 2014 OH Magazine, sent a sparkling Hayter Christmas Newsletter. His wife Jan is a Health Visitor, but after holidays in Rome, Rome and skiing continues to plan holidays; his son Ben is in his final year of International Relations and Politics and partying like mad at Plymouth, while Stephanie who broke a leg whilst skiing in Grindelwald has graduated and intends to teach after a gap year jaunt overseas with her boyfriend. 2/13

Graham Salter (H 77-84) former Head of Modern Languages at Allhallows tells me is coaching three students for Spanish, among them the son of an OH, and two for French. Otherwise he sings with Newbury Choral Society, playing chess and sits around in Caffè Nero reading the Telegraph. He is off to Mexico in Easter 2013. 1/13

Colin de Souza (M 63-68) Captain of Tennis and winner of the Heard Trophy, who read English at UEA and lives in Norwich. Says he uses any excuse to go to London and enjoyed the Freud and Picasso exhibitions and the Hockney, the exhibition of 2012, if not the decade. 1/13

Geoffrey Johnston (H 63-77) former Middy Housemaster wrote to say that he had a visit recently from Roger Lewis (B 63-67) now a Churchwarden in Nailsworth. Geoff would have liked to come to the unveiling of the memorial plaque on the Old Pavilion, but it was perilously close to marking of Singapore O levels. 1/13

Anthony Pollard (M 55-60) who was Professor of History at Teeside University and has written books on 'Richard III and the Princes in the Tower' and 'Warwick the King maker' wondered whether a foundation deed had been discovered, as he saw from our Website that the OH Club intended to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Allhallows. Derek replied that the Allhallows Charity founded on 20th July 1524 by Sir John Kirkham, Knight, and Elisene Harding, Clerk was intended to repair the Allhallows Chapel and the school house, which indicates the School was already in existence. Anyway it's a good excuse for a party. Allhallows probably started when the priest of the Allhallows Chapel taught the children of Honiton Townsfolk, which is how many Grammar Schools began, though this is not to say that the first OHs fought with Henry V at Agincourt. 1/13 Nick Lindo (H 70-76) like DJB follows test cricket like a hawk and in his retirement from school mastering continues to write as a political columnist. However, he says the insurance companies have had a hard time in Christchurch, NZ. 1/13

Michael Fanner (C 51-56). Michael sends his sincere apologies for his very long silence. He tells us that he is retiring from his dental practice in the Cathedral Close Salisbury, in order to move to Seaton in January. He hopes to be able to attend OH events in the future and sends his very best wishes for the New Year. 1/13

Bernie Laudun (V 70-73) sends greetings from the USA and best wishes for the New Year to his British mates and former students and teachers from Allhallows, as he and his wife and daughter prepare for Christmas. He still gets his fix from the great British music of the late 60s and early 70s and has many of the LPs they played in Venning bedsits – Tull, Hawkwind, Genesis, Led Zep and Sabbath to names a few. He enjoys Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles, Cadbury's Chocolate, while watching Man United score spectacular goals as they role to victory after victory. 12/12

Tony Lloyd (M 62-67) Just want to thank you for the emails that you send that keep me connected to the UK and to splendid times gone by at Rousdon. Thanks so much for the email; really cheered me up seeing the old and bold at John Armstrong's pub – great pictures. Wish I could have been there. 12/12

Brian Clark (V 45-53) former Hon. Treasurer of the OH Club tells me that in the summer of 2012 he walked the demanding Undercliff Path with fellow OHs from Lyme Regis to Axmouth and finished with the traditional pub lunch at The Harbour Inn, where they were met by the ladies of the party. 12/12

Gerald Classey (St 66-69) and his brother David (St 68-69) made a welcome appearance at the OH Reunion at the RAC Club and were in fine form. David is Corporate Planning & Programmes Director of Travelsport. 12/12

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