Soham Grammarians - 2013 Reunion

Who booked for the 2013 Dinner

The editor confesses that he electronically mislaid Simon Curtis's talk.
He continues to look for it.

This year we welcomed six who had not been since at least 2002.
Two former SGS staff were present: Mr Dick Bozeat (Woodwork 59-72) and Mr Gareth Wood (Chemistry 64-72).
Chris Bent
SG53 was again our MC and John Dimmock SG 59 was our box office manager.

Dr Carin Taylor - Principal of Soham Village College since 2006 was once more our Guest of Honour

We were welcomed by Chris Bent SG53

Rev (Rtd) Gwyn Murfet 56, again using his old - now virtually loose-leaf - SGS service book gave our Grace.

Loyal Toast: THE QUEEN (Mrs Ann Jarman): Mr Dick Bozeat

The ‘Roll Call’ – when each stood in turn, using the microphone, to tell us their name/SGS years/where they lived ‘then & now’.


Welcome to Soham Village College - Dr Carin Taylor
Toast: ABSENT FRIENDS George Dann
SG33:
Deaths reported since last our reunion were:
John Baker 51, Frederick Barton 36, Brian Casbon 48, Sir Philip Foreman CBE 34, Donald Fuller 39, Luther Gilbert 30, Michael Holland 60, David Peters 62, David Reader 51, Donald Riley (Music & English 66-72), Ken Vail 50.

TALK
MY LIFE AS A FARRIER - Simon Curtis SG67
Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers 2001-2

MENU

Starter
Fanned melon with Parma ham
Main Course
Chicken and Vegetable Casserole*
Creamed Potatoes, Parsley Batoned Carrots, Broccoli Florets
Roasted Honey Parsnips
Pudding
Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard
or Fresh Fruit Salad

Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee and Mints

* a vegetarian alternative was offered when booking


Those sending apologies were, as of 4 Oct 2013:

John Ansell 47
Philip Bignell 51
Philip Bobby 44
Ray Bolton 58
Donald Black 47
Reg Brown 47
John Butcher 47
Colin Cornwell 45
Alan Diver 40
John Firby 49
Alan Frost 54
Oliver Fyson 35
Frank Greig 52
William Kelly 55
Paul Rolph 54
Roger Human 46
Roger Johnson 59

Bob Lyons 69
Robert Medlock 68
Chris Palmer 65
Roy Palmer 37
Tony Payton 53
John Peacock 54
Bill Peters 62
Mike Petty 57
Paul Rolph 54
Stephen Salisbury 61
Eric Simper 51
Roger Smith 56
Arnold Tomalin 39
Wilkes Walton 36
Jeff Watson 51
Ivor Wright 43
Mike Yeomans 60

Staff
Peter Askem, Art/Pottery 54-72
Barry Bartholomew, PE 67-68
Brenda Bott, Cook 46-52
Anthony Foster, French 51-57
Bryan Hollamby, Biology 66-70
Kathy Howells, Biology 68-69
Bill Rennison, History 61-67
Peter Scott, Maths 60-72
Chris Wain, Maths 66-70

Mrs Anne Jarman, née Ford



Some 2013 Reunion Dinner photos

Please contact the editor about any missing or incorrect IDs. Name and entry year are shown.



Chris Bent  53, our MC


Chris Bent 53 - Dr Carin Taylor, Guest of Honour

L-R:  Roger Sykes 42 - ?
other side: Peter Nicholls 39 - Peter Cockerton 42

L-R: Neil Munro 67 - ? - Andrew Brunt '68' - Martin Brunt 66 - Simon Curtis 67


L-R: Denis Wilkins 53 - Rod Armitage '55' - Stan Harley 53 - Derek Murton 53

L-R: Dick Bozeat (Woodwork 59-72) - Gerald Gillett 51 - Michael Hawes 69 - Gareth Wood (Chemistry 64-72) - Edmund Reed 67

Simon Thornhill 65 - Vince Gudgeon 66


L-R: Rodney Brown 48 - John Hill 48 - Ian Hobbs 48
  Michael Turner 47 - David Engledow 48 - Patrick Faircliffe 48


Malcom Coe 57 - Peter Nicholls 39 - ? - ? Roger Logan 57


John Saul 50 - Charlie Phelps  50 - Donald Monk 50


Gwyn Murfet 56 - Geoff Rouse 56 - Barry Lowe 55
Tim Boyden 58 - Malcolm Lloyd 58


Colin Fuller 51 - Richard Doe 55 - Mike Goodchild 51 - Brian Thorby 49

Mike Barningham 60 - George Dann 33 - David Camps 60 - Alan Bray 60 - Clive Bray 50

John Dimmock 59 - George Dann 33
Fred Eden 44 - Peter Scott 59 - Dannie Nicholas 59


Simon Curtis 67 giving his talk - which we are trying to recover:
in the meantime please click here for a page on Simon


Edward Armitage's Memorial Tree, 5 Oct 2013



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