While I was Secretary of OCA (UK) for over 25 years, I regret now, for not being Internet connected. Slowly catching up with OCA web news I find to have lost opportunities to gather & exchange interesting contacts.
Now old news comments & views from Mike Weatherfeild who was a class mate, in Prep School – we called a ‘nib’ because he was so clever. Is he still around?
I also find – Sept2013- Geraldine Grimshaw whose father Douglas Horner (School Prefect ’44) mentions Douglas often recalls Whitty White & ‘Lumbo’ Peter Evans & the Willy Brothers. A direct ‘late’ response with regard to Lumbo Evans who often asked did I have any news or whereabouts of the aforementioned.
This may be of interest to some readers.
On invitation I often attended the very cordial Auckland House School London Reunions. Introduced to lady visiting from Australia, who at once informed me Peter Evans was her brother. Peter had moved to Holland after losing his wife, lived with his partner & Sheila would be visiting him before returning to AUZ. Peter wasted no time & was in touch with me.
He & Elisabeth came over & stayed with us & we exchanged many visits when he attended our London annual Reunions.
Sadly now Peter passed away 11 March 2012. Gay Niblett, Catherine & John Phillips, Arthur Jones & his daughter Julie, Maggie & I attend his funeral at Muiderberg.
I also have many interesting photographs – BCS connected if you might like to share
I shall be most obliged if you would be kind to post on the web.
Peter Stringer (Lefroy 1943-47)
On a beautiful spring morning while the birds were singing their first spring chorus my wonderful husband, stepfather, step grandfather and friend to many passed quietly away.
These last 4 weeks where not easy for him and his death did not come as a surprise to us.
We want to thank you all for your heart warming messages and thoughts.
LIFE MAY NOT BE THE PARTY WE HOPED FOR….. BUT WHILE WE ARE HERE WE MIGHT AS WELL DANCE.
And dancing he did.
[Peter Evans Born 2-11-1926 and pased-on 11-03-2012]
Wreath contributed by OCA (UK) for Peter Evans’s funeral .
A lunch was held at the Barn Ruislip on the 2nd November to celebrate the 84th birthday of PETER EVANS those attending with their wives were:
Peter and Elisabeth Evans ( Ibbetson 1938 to 1944)
John and Catherine Phillips (Curzon 1939 to 1944)
Clive and Shirley Hardie ( Lefroy 1940 to 1945)