The Old Philologians Association
Archive for 2011
The Association, and the Editor in particular, is very sorry to advise the membership of the sudden passing of Derek on 13th December. For those of our era, we will remember him as an excellent long distance and cross country runner who represented the school and Beeching House with distinction. He was a gritty First XV scrum half and a slow bowler for the First XI. After leaving school he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery during National Service and subsequently joined British American Tobacco Company serving that business in Aden and West Africa. On his return to the UK, he joined the National Westminster Bank and became Manager of their Chesterfield branch.
Our sympathy goes to his children Kath and Jonathan and to his grandchildren..
The funeral will be in Chesterfield on 28th December 2011.
R J (Roy) Porritt (1935-1940)
Our sympathy is extended to all his family including Mavis, Jenny, Sue and David.
Ruth Parry, the daughter of Patrick Hutton, has just had published "Letters from Achimota" which is in the form of an e-book.
I can do no better than quote directly from her e-mail to me :-
I am Patrick’s daughter, and after his death in 2006 I
discovered a box of letters, including three year’s worth of letters
that he wrote when he was teaching at Achimota School in Ghana from
1956 to 1959.
If you do not have a Kindle there is a free application that can be downloaded from the Amazon web site, which will enable you to read an e-book on your personal computer.
The download price for "Letters from Achimota" from Amazon is £1-71.
Enjoy the read - I am !!
100 NOT OUT
GERALD E. G GIBSON M.A.(Cantab) B.Sc.(Lond)
Sir Michael Beetham was educated at St Marylebone Grammar School and regularly attends our Old Philologians Association annual dinners. His biography has just been published by Frontline Books and I am delighted to say that the publishers are giving Old Philologians an opportunity to purchase it at a discount price. Please click here for further information.
The Annual General Meeting of the Old Philologians will be held at 248 Marylebone Road, which Abercorn School is kindly allowing us to use, will be held on Wednesday 13th April at 7.15 p.m.. The notice for the meeting and the Minutes of the 2010 AGM can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here
2011 - FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2011
Annual General Meeting Wednesday 13th April 2011 at Abercorn School by kind permission of the Head Mistress. This school occupies part of 248 Marylebone Road, which was of course originally St Marylebone Grammar School. This is a once- a- year opportunity to revisit the scene of our youth and to meet up with old friends. Wine and light refreshments will be provided but more importantly there is the need to elect committee members of the Old Philologians Association , to contribute ideas as to how the Association can be improved, and finally to approve or otherwise the financial statements.
The Association is also seeking a new Treasurer
and a volunteer would be welcome.
Annual Luncheon at the Savile Club.
The date for this increasingly popular event has now been finalised
and will be on Tuesday 12th July 2011. The speaker for the lunch is
currently being approached and further details will be announced shortly..Click
here for the reservation form
Further details can be obtained from Omar Harmon by e-mailing him on email@example.com
Please let me know if you have any items you wish to raise
and I will pass these onto the Committee.