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Happy birthday, Mr Goss – 94th 

May 3rd 2023

My dear Mr Goss,

Warm and sincere wishes on this your 94th (Ninety Fourth) birthday. My friends, I and our respective families wish you a wonderful day. May the years ahead, and may there be many, many more, continue to bring you good health, great happiness and tons of laughter.

Looking back and from my collection, I am sending as attachments to this mail a few photographs of the way we still remember you. The change, which has surely occurred over these long years, does not register in our mind’s eye. You are still the spritely young man we knew who walked in briskly into the class and went about the assignment without much ado. What was enormously enjoyable was your introducing us to Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Those class sessions were inevitably the most enjoyable and certainly the most remembered. It certainly did inculcate the reading habit in so many of us. Sometimes I wish we had started with P G Wodehouse though Conan Doyle is a class apart in an entirely different genre. In those mostly quiet corridors, peals of laughter generated by a Jeeves incident may have had other consequences, I suspect !!

I will not recount your fearful and stern marking record but I think it was all well-meant. No blemishes ever attached to us but it was a good inkling, a warning lesson, perhaps, of how tough life can be. It all began with red ink in the classroom !!

Thank you, Mr Goss.

With great warmth and affectionate wishes from us all, once again

Vijay

Vijay Khurana


My dear Mr Goss,

A very Happy Birthday to you.
I recall our Geography lessons, 39 Steps,  and your being our Housemaster !
Many Happy Returns !
Our best regards to your family.

Govinder Singh
Ibbetson 1952-1963


Hi Mr Goss: I wish you a very happy birthday. May all your wishes come true. Best regards also to your charming wife.
Joe Joshi 1
Rivaz 1954 – 1963
Commercial airline / combat pilot and war correspondent in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Senior editor of print and broadcast news with worldwide experience.

Joe Joshi


Dear Mr. Goss,
Wishing you a most wonderful and a very happy birthday with all my heart.
Respectfully yours,
NP Pawa


Dear Mr.Goss
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
May God give you good health and happiness.Warm regards to Mrs Goss.
With lots of love.
K.Vijay Singh
Lefroy.1958-’66.


Curzon House photos : 1954 & 1962

Dear All,

RS Sodhi has been kind enough to loan me photo album and I am now forwarding for your records, the Curzon House photographs for the for the years 1954 (Amar Singh Gill as House Captain) and the one for 1962 when RS was House Captain. Incidentally Amar Singh Gill became a commercial pilot.

His collection of pictures are in good condition permitting me to replace prints that were faded or defaced. I feel better now !!

Warmly

Vijay

Vijay Khurana

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BCS Archive Collection**** Important Notice to OCs

BCS Archive Collection**** Important Notice to OCs

Dear Old Cottonians (friends and relatives of OCs), as we move into the new year of 2023 the School is trying to claw back its archives, papers and photographs. In this day and age we can scan or click on our phones any old archive documents or team photos that document our school’s history.  Over the years our precious photos have leaked away across the world. Even one trophy The Bayliss Shield has gone missing from our 163 history – taken home by a student.  Please can you all have a look through your archives and share any school history so we can display in and around school to be appreciated by all and ‘for those who’ve yet to come….’ Please send any school historical photos or documents to this email: communications@bishopcotton.com so we can store these to keep for future generations.  If you know where the Bayliss Shield is hiding please have it returned to your School, with all best wishes for the future and Happy New Year 2023.

With warm regards,

Praveen Dharma

BCS Class of 1963 – a profile

Dear All,

The updated class which includes Ramesh Sinha and Randhir Sahgal.

We could not find the correct coat and tie but did the best that was possible. Yes, I notice the positioning of the necks but that is what was best for the moment but will change their clothes at the earliest when I can locate something more suitable !! However this now has pictures of the whole class for 1963. We miss those who are no longer with us:

Ashok Dina Nath
Harpreet Singh Grewal
Satjinder Singh Grewal
Usum Nimmanheminda
Arun Singh &
Rajive Sawhney

Can each of you write a few descriptive paragraphs about yourselves. Would make for interesting reading while there is an effort to assemble your latest pictures as well !!

Warmly

Vijay Khurana


You have missed me out. I am still alive. No big deal.
Regards
Rishi


Rishi

The omission was pure oversight. Apologies, and thankfully you are alive !! No class of 1963 is complete without its academic prima donna !!

Here is the complete list, see attachment, and the numbers allotted against each name is on the basis of the order in which we were standing when the group photograph was taken. The addition of Ramesh Sinha and Bittu Sahgal gives a total of 31 guys in VIth Form that year. Messrs Goldstein and Tuli are the addition 2 that takes the total in this group folder to 33

Warmly

Vijay