News

Iain Raphael, now Detective Superintendent and Head of Security of the Metropolitan Police returned to King's to talk to the Sixth Form pupils.  He couldn't resist a trip down memory lane and whilst here visited Blackford House.   He also took the opportunity to catch up with his brother, Simon, who is currently Head of DT at King's. 

 

EDWARD WILMOTH (N52/55)

Written by Sunday, 24 January 2016 21:15

With great regret we announce the death of Edward James Wilmoth (N52/55) who died on 18th December 2015.  No more details are forthcoming. 

ANTHONY ALLARD (P63/64)

Written by Saturday, 23 January 2016 09:18

It is with regret that we report of the death of Anthony Allard (P63/64).  We await further details.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

Written by Wednesday, 13 January 2016 20:42

An early reminder about the First of the Month gatherings......  For those of you who don't know, on the first Tuesday of each month (term time only), there is an informal evening drinks gathering - usually in the Club Room at The Chapel, on the High Street in Bruton - open to all Old Brutonians.

This term the first of the months are as follows:

Tuesday 2nd February - The Club Room, At the Chapel from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.  This is just a 'turn up and see who's there' evening.

Tuesday 1st March - as an alternative venue, this time we are meeting in the John Davie Room at King's.   In order for us to cater sufficiently, it would be lovely to have an idea of numbers.  If you are hoping to join us, please drop Gilly an e mail in the OBA Office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Many thanks and hope to see you soon. 

On Friday 15th January King's is holding their annual Careers Convention for the 6th Form - as is usual we have a number of delegates arriving to talk about their particular chosen field to small groups of students .  Until yesterday we had a Journalist, an Estate Agent and a Physio coming - among many oothers, but sadly these have had to pull out at very short notice.  I appreciate that we are talking only 5 days away, but if there is an Estate Agent, a Physio or a Journalist out there reading this who would like to return to King's for about 2-3 hours on the morning of Friday 15th January, please please do contact me in the OBA Office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  Many thanks (and keeping my fingers crossed) - Gilly 

OLD BRUTONIANS HOCKEY - SUNDAY 20TH MARCH

Written by Sunday, 10 January 2016 12:00

If you are interested in playing in the OB hockey fixtures, please contact the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will put you in touch with the necessary person.  We are hoping to have a girls' fixture as well as a boys' fixture - running simultaneously (now that we have two pitches) and if there is enough interest, even a Vets fixture against the 2nd XI.    All are very welcome to support - the more the merrier.

BURNS NIGHT CEILIDH - SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY 2016

Written by Tuesday, 05 January 2016 08:59

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.  Later this month the Friends of King's are organising a Ceilidh and Burns night supper in the Memorial Hall - the date in question is Saturday 30th January, the ticket cost is a mere £25 which includes welcome drinks, a Burns night supper and Ceilidh dancing.  There will be jugs of water on the tables, but please bring all other drink with you.

If you would like more details or to purchase tickets, please contact Gilly on the following e mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

LONDON LUNCH 2015

Written by Monday, 07 December 2015 20:38

Another December and another OBA London Lunch, but this time with more attendees than last year. Amid the beautiful surroundings of Stationers’ Hall, and after a sparkling wine reception, 120 Old Brutonians were called to dine by a smartly dress Master of Ceremonies – complete with shoes so shiny you could see yourself in them and a sash!  What more could they want? The starter of hot smoked salmon with cromer crab was followed by mouth-watering chicken and then St Clement’s Crème Brulee – all washed down by copious amounts of wine.  

The President, Kirsten Palmer, thanked Sophie Stanford Tuck for all that she had done whilst on the OBA Committee and introduced John Dryden – the newly appointed Secretary of the OB Golf Society, who in turned thanked Colin Juneman, his predecessor, for all that he had done in the name of golf.  Both Sophie and Colin were presented gifts from the OBA Committee for all they had done.  

Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster of King’s, spoke of the School as it is now, receiving loud cheers every time he mentioned the words “Old Brutonian”!  He then showed his audience both the plans for the New Music School, as well as a short video promoting the 500th Anniversary. Gareth Evans, former Deputy Head and now 500th Director spoke with passion of King’s, of the pupils and of the plans to celebrate this historic milestone for the School. After a loud rendition of the School song, Carmen Brutoniense, and an even lustier rendition of Jerusalem, the gathering departed, determined to find a further ‘watering hole’ to continue reminiscing and regaling their stories with one another. 

For further photos take a look at 2015 London Lunch image gallery: http://www.oldbrutonians.com/image-gallery/category/22-londonlunch2015

 

 

FIRST OF THE MONTH DRINKS

Written by Wednesday, 02 December 2015 23:19

To ring the changes, the Old Brutonian Association First of the Month Club met, not in their usual venue of The Club Room at The Chapel, but in the newly refurbished gallery in the School Art Department.  Many faces, both the regulars and many who had not returned to King’s since they left, gathered together to reminisce about life at King’s.  For two hours they were treated to an almost non-stop flow of canapes, made and served by King’s Hospitality BTec students whilst admiring the current art exhibition, Diversity – a celebration of the works of many Old Brutonians who have progressed from the King’s Art Department into careers in the visual arts.  The icing on the cake was the first public viewing of the outline plans for the new Music School.  Mr Wilmshurst, Headmaster, explained, with the aid of televised architect’s drawings, the plans for this exciting new project. It is very much hoped that some of the future gatherings of the First of the Month Club will take place on the school campus – keep an eye on the website www.oldbrutonianassociation.com for further information. 

 

2015 LONDON LUNCH

Written by Monday, 30 November 2015 11:09

And the final list looks like this:

Russell

Allen

N90/93

Jeremy

Aston-Phillips

L84/89

Marc

Azevedo

P91/95

Robert

Bailward

B98/00

Brian

Barton

O62/67

Tony

Beadles

Hon OB

Edward

Beresford Jones

O90/95

Robert

Berry

P57/60

Harry

Best

L08/12

Gemma

Brunton (nee Saye)

W92/94

Gilly

Bunday

Ass Sec

Henry

Burrows

O90/95

Charlie

Campbell

P93/98

Rob

Campbell

O95/00

Paul

Carpenter

N66/70

John

Coleman

N45/48

Dino

Conci

B89/94

Martin

Coombs

O56/59

Jeremy

Courtney

P/L53/56

Will

Curry

B05/10

Janey

Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello)

W95/97

Richard

Dormer

P89/92

Douglas

Douglas

N93/98

John

Dryden

P74/79

Mark

Dunn

P95/00

George

Edgar

L08/13

Gareth

Evans

Hon OB

Mark

Fitzgerald

L94/96

David

Fleming

B73/76

Tom

Foot

O89/92

Roger

Gallannaugh

O54/57

Nick

Gammon

P86/91

Billy (Chris)

Gammon

P87/92

Charlie

Garai

B05/10

Matt

Gresham

P90/95

Darrell

Hamley

Plox36O40/44

Richard

Hammond

B73/76

Jon

Hannan

P89/92

Geoff

Hayward

N58/61

Josh

Henthorne

L08/13

David

Hindley

Hon OB

Tom

Hunt

N04/10

Jolyon

Jago

P87/90

Ian

James

P54/47

Geoffrey

Jarman

N45/50

Spencer

Jeffery

P82/87

Colin

Juneman

Hon OB

Jan

Juneman

Hon OB

Richard

Juszt

P82/86

Kate

Juxon (nee Sampson)

W87/89

Rebecca

Kaye

W07/09

Stuart

Kaye

N06/11

James

Knowling

L94/99

Edward

Lazenby

N81/84

Kate

Lea (nee Sedgman)

W95/97

Luke

Lloyd Davies

L91/96

Keith

Loney

O48/53

John

Longman

P57/61

Tim

McCullum

O90/95

Douglas

McKenzie

L89/94

Sandy

McKenzie

L95/00

Graham

McLeod

P59/64

Andrew

McNeil

P89/94

James

McNeil

P87/92

John

Miles

N81/86

Alex

Mitchell

B06/11

Raj

Munde

N71/74

David

Nealon

N80/84

Ben

Newman

P85/90

Charles

Noble

P95/99

Chris

Noel

O56/61

Dan

Osborne

L05/07

Lauren

Osborne

P08/13

Anthony

Palmer

Senior Warden

Kirsten

Palmer

H69/71

Peter

Phillips

L60/65

Jerry

Pontin

N56/60

David

Poulton

P65/70

Chris

Pratt

O95/00

Mike

Read

O79/84

Michael

Read

P/L52/57

Sinead

Read (nee Costello)

W92/94

Christopher

Rhys-Jones

O45/49

James

Ricketts

B90/95

Eric

Risbridger

B73/76

George

Robson

O90/95

Norman

Robson

O54/59

Jason

Rogers

P90/95

Sassan

Saebi

B73/76

David

Sage

B72/77

Andrew

Sage

B04/09

Helena

Sampson

W85/87

Dick

Sargant

B72/76

Anton

Schooley

O/B58/63

Will

Shepard

B03/08

Peter

Squire

P59/63

Jamie

Staib

O05/08

Sophie

Stanford-Tuck

W95/97

James

Strevens

N86/91

Richard

Sullivan

N58/62

Seb

Teuber

N08/13

James

Thomas

L90/95

Edward

Thomas

L93/98

Elliott

Thornhill

B07/12

Ed

Tickner

Hon OB

Tony

Tilley

N57/59

Paul

Tweedale

O68/73

Rose

Vigers-Belgeonne

Hon OB/OBA Sec

Simon

Wakely

P89/92

Julian

Walther

O56/59

Matt

Watts

N04/09

Michael

West

O49/55

Colin

Williams

L65/68

Noel

Williams

N90/93

Philip

Williams

P87/92

Robert

Willy

L57/61

Ian

Wilmshurst

Headmaster

Rupert

Wilson

B82/86

Christopher

Wilton

B06/11

Jamie

Wood

O/B58/62

John

Wood

O56/59

Daniel

Wyatt

P91/96

Andre

Zlattinger

P86/89

FIRST OF THE MONTH CLUB - DECEMBER

Written by Saturday, 28 November 2015 14:20

DON'T FORGET - FOR THIS MONTH ONLY, the First of the Month drinks are in the King's School Art Gallery......... from 7pm - 9pm on Tuesday 1st December..... if you haven't already replied.. please let Gilly know in the OBA office if you are coming ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Hope to see you there...

AND NOW TO GET YOU REALLY IN THE MOOD....

Written by Monday, 16 November 2015 12:50

Here are the words and the tune to sing along to! THE TUNE (there's a one line intro before singing should commence!):

https://soundcloud.com/oba-969649160/01-carmen-brutoniense

AND THE WORDS:

Qui annis actis excesserunt                           

Insignes, nobis condiderunt                           

Scholam – quam felices colamus                  

Illos carminibus laudamus                             

Semper dimisit eruditos                                

Alumnus mater et politos                              

Nos illis dignos electemur                             

Praestare: Fortunam sequemur                    

Perstat per annos nomen:                             

Floreat Brutonia                                             

Praesens dat Delphin omen:                          

Floreat Brutonia                                             

Divina sub tutela                                            

Floreat Brutonia                                             

Fausta tendamus vela.                                   

Floreat Brutonia                                             

Si quis pium suscepit munus                          

Hic et scholae sit opportunus;                       

Et mox feret viriles partis,                             

Seu quis Minervae sive Martis.                     

Rex olim favit vix creatis                               

Edvardus: Edvardus renatis                           

Novus vetustam firmat legem:                      

Utrumque collaudamus regem.                     

Perstat per annos nomen:                             

Floreat Brutonia

Praesens dat Delphin omen:

Floreat Brutonia

Divina sub tutela

Floreat Brutonia

Fausta tendamus vela.

Floreat Brutonia

TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Written by Sunday, 15 November 2015 13:00

With the School's new video:

https://youtu.be/BFNK2caxLvY

 

LONDON LUNCH - THE LATEST UPDATE

Written by Friday, 13 November 2015 16:39

The list really is closing soon.... so please rally the troops - it would be great to have a few more.

Russell

Allen

N90/93

Jeremy

Aston-Phillips

L84/89

Marc

Azevedo

P91/95

Robert

Bailward

B98/00

Brian

Barton

O62/67

Tony

Beadles

Hon OB

Edward

Beresford Jones

O90/95

Robert

Berry

P57/60

Harry

Best

L08/12

Gemma

Brunton (nee Saye)

W92/94

Gilly

Bunday

Ass Sec

Henry

Burrows

O90/95

Paul

Carpenter

N66/70

James

Catley-Day

B05/10

John

Coleman

N45/48

Dino

Conci

B89/94

Martin

Coombs

O56/59

Jeremy

Courtney

P/L53/56

Will

Curry

B05/10

Janey

Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello)

W95/97

Richard

Dormer

P89/92

Douglas

Douglas

N93/98

John

Dryden

P74/79

Mark

Dunn

P95/00

George

Edgar

L08/13

Gareth

Evans

Hon OB

Mark

Fitzgerald

L94/96

David

Fleming

B73/76

Tom

Foot

O89/92

Roger

Gallannaugh

O54/57

Nick

Gammon

P86/91

Billy (Chris)

Gammon

P87/92

Charlie

Garai

B05/10

Edgar

George

L08/13

Darrell

Hamley

Plox36O40/44

Richard

Hammond

B73/76

Jon

Hannan

P89/92

Geoff

Hayward

N58/61

Josh

Henthorne

L08/13

David

Hindley

Hon OB

Tom

Hunt

N04/10

Jolyon

Jago

P87/90

Ian

James

P54/47

Geoffrey

Jarman

N45/50

Spencer

Jeffery

P82/87

Colin

Juneman

Hon OB

Jan

Juneman

Hon OB

Richard

Juszt

P82/86

Kate

Juxon (nee Sampson)

W87/89

Rebecca

Kaye

W07/09

Stuart

Kaye

N06/11

James

Knowling

L94/99

Edward

Lazenby

N81/84

Anna

Lindsay

W90/92

Luke

Lloyd Davies

L91/96

Keith

Loney

O48/53

John

Longman

P57/61

Tim

McCullum

O90/95

Douglas

McKenzie

L89/94

Sandy

McKenzie

L95/00

Graham

McLeod

P59/64

Andrew

McNeil

P89/94

James

McNeil

P87/92

John

Miles

N81/86

Alex

Mitchell

B06/11

Raj

Munde

N71/74

Ben

Newman

P85/90

Chris

Noel

O56/61

Dan

Osborne

L05/07

Lauren

Osborne

P08/13

Anthony

Palmer

Senior Warden

Kirsten

Palmer

H69/71

Peter

Phillips

L60/65

Jerry

Pontin

N56/60

David

Poulton

P65/70

Chris

Pratt

O95/00

Mike

Read

O79/84

Michael

Read

P/L52/57

Sinead

Read (nee Costello)

W92/94

Christopher

Rhys-Jones

O45/49

James

Ricketts

B90/95

Eric

Risbridger

B73/76

George

Robson

O90/95

Norman

Robson

O54/59

Jason

Rogers

P90/95

Sassan

Saebi

B73/76

David

Sage

B72/77

Andrew

Sage

B04/09

Helena

Sampson

W85/87

Dick

Sargant

B72/76

Anton

Schooley

O/B58/63

Will

Shepard

B03/08

Peter

Squire

P59/63

Richard

Stacey

B93/98

Jamie

Staib

O05/08

Sophie

Stanford-Tuck

W95/97

James

Strevens

N86/91

Richard

Sullivan

N58/62

Seb

Teuber

N08/13

James

Thomas

L90/95

Edward

Thomas

L93/98

Elliott

Thornhill

B07/12

Ed

Tickner

Hon OB

Paul

Tweedale

O68/73

Rose

Vigers-Belgeonne

Hon OB/OBA Sec

Simon

Wakely

P89/92

Julian

Walther

O56/59

Michael

West

O49/55

Colin

Williams

L65/68

Noel

Williams

N90/93

Philip

Williams

P87/92

Robert

Willy

L57/61

Ian

Wilmshurst

Headmaster

Rupert

Wilson

B82/86

Christopher

Wilton

B06/11

John

Woods

O56/59

Daniel

Wyatt

P91/96

Andre

Zlattinger

P86/89

FIRST OF THE MONTH DRINKS - DECEMBER

Written by Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:06

For one month only, the regular FIRST OF THE MONTH DRINKS will be held at King's - in the Art Gallery.  This newly built gallery, in the Art Department is currently home to DIVERSITY, an exhibition celebrating the work of Old Brutonians.

All are welcome to join us on 1st December from 7pm - 9pm, but please contact the OBA Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to do so, in order that we can supply sufficient drinks and nibbles.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you.

J R EVANS (N52/56) - FUNERAL DETAILS

Written by Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:37

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard of the death of John R Evans (N52/56). During his time at King's he was a very fine sportsman achieving Colours in all three core sports, Rugby, Hockey and Cricket.   There is to be a family service at the Bristol Crematorium on the morning of Friday 20th November, followed by a service at St Andrew's Church, Brackwell, North Somerset at 2.00pm.   There will then be a gathering at Long Ashton Golf Course at 3.00pm.

 

THE FRIENDS OF KING'S CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Written by Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:33

Don't forget the annual Christmas Fayre - this year on Sunday 28th November from 2pm - 5pm

 

LONDON LUNCH - THE LIST IS CLOSING SOON

Written by Monday, 02 November 2015 21:21

We have over 100 places confirmed, but there are still places.  That said, the list will be closing soon.

Russell

Allen

N90/93

Michael

Annen

O65/70

Jeremy

Aston-Phillips

L84/89

Marc

Azevedo

P91/95

Robert

Bailward

B98/00

Brian

Barton

O62/67

Edward

Beresford Jones

O90/95

Robert

Berry

P57/61

Harry

Best

L08/12

Gemma

Brunton (nee Saye)

W92/94

Craig

Bryant

N05/10

Gilly

Bunday

Ass Sec

Henry

Burrows

O90/95

Paul

Carpenter

N66/70

James

Catley-Day

B05/10

John

Coleman

N45/48

Dino

Conci

B89/94

Martin

Coombs

O56/59

Jeremy

Courtney

P/L53/56

Will

Curry

B05/10

Janey

Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello)

W95/97

Peter

Dobson

O60/65

Richard

Dormer

P89/92

Douglas

Douglas

N93/98

John

Dryden

P74/79

Mark

Dunn

P95/00

George

Edgar

L08/13

Gareth

Evans

Hon OB

Mark

Fitzgerald

L94/96

David

Fleming

B73/76

Tom

Foot

O89/92

Roger

Gallannaugh

O54/57

Nick

Gammon

P86/91

Billy (Chris)

Gammon

P87/92

Charlie

Garai

B05/10

Edgar

George

L08/13

Graham

Godbeer

O55/60

Darrell

Hamley

Plox36O40/44

Richard

Hammond

B73/76

Jon

Hannan

P89/92

Geoff

Hayward

N58/61

Josh

Henthorne

L08/13

David

Hindley

Hon OB

Tom

Hunt

N04/10

Jolyon

Jago

P87/90

Ian

James

P54/47

Geoffrey

Jarman

N45/50

Spencer

Jeffery

P82/87

Colin

Juneman

Hon OB

Jan

Juneman

Hon OB

Richard

Juszt

P82/86

Kate

Juxon (nee Sampson)

W87/89

Rebecca

Kaye

W07/09

Stuart

Kaye

N06/11

James

Knowling

L94/99

Edward

Lazenby

N81/84

Anna

Lindsay

W90/92

Luke

Lloyd Davies

L91/96

Keith

Loney

O48/53

John

Longman

P57/61

Tim

McCullum

O90/95

Douglas

McKenzie

L89/94

Sandy

McKenzie

L95/00

Graham

McLeod

P59/64

Andrew

McNeil

P89/94

James

McNeil

P87/92

John

Miles

N81/86

Alex

Mitchell

B06/11

Raj

Munde

N71/74

Ben

Newman

P85/90

Chris

Noel

O56/61

Jo

Osborn

W90/92

Dan

Osborne

L05/07

Lauren

Osborne

P08/13

Anthony

Palmer

Senior Warden

Kirsten

Palmer

H69/71

Peter

Phillips

L60/65

Jerry

Pontin

N56/60

David

Poulton

P65/70

Chris

Pratt

O95/00

Mike

Read

O79/84

Michael

Read

P/L52/57

Sinead

Read (nee Costello)

W92/94

Christopher

Rhys-Jones

O45/49

James

Ricketts

B90/95

Eric

Risbridger

B73/76

George

Robson

O90/95

Norman

Robson

O54/59

Jason

Rogers

P90/95

Sassan

Saebi

B73/76

David

Sage

B72/77

Andrew

Sage

B04/09

Helena

Sampson

W85/87

Dick

Sargant

B72/76

Anton

Schooley

O/B58/63

Will

Shepard

B03/08

Peter

Squire

P59/63

Richard

Stacey

B93/98

Jamie

Staib

O05/08

Sophie

Stanford-Tuck

W95/97

James

Strevens

N86/91

Richard

Sullivan

N58/62

Seb

Teuber

N08/13

James

Thomas

L90/95

Edward

Thomas

L93/98

Elliott

Thornhill

B07/12

Ed

Tickner

Hon OB

Paul

Tweedale

O68/73

Rose

Vigers-Belgeonne

Hon OB/OBA Sec

Simon

Wakely

P89/92

Julian

Walther

O56/59

Michael

West

O49/55

Philip

Williams

P87/92

Robert

Willy

L57/61

Ian

Wilmshurst

Headmaster

Rupert

Wilson

B82/86

Christopher

Wilton

B06/11

John

Woods

O56/59

Daniel

Wyatt

P91/96

Andre

Zlattinger

P86/89

PETER WARREN-PRICE (P/B57/61)

Written by Friday, 30 October 2015 10:07

It is with great sadness that we have today heard of the death of Peter Warren-Price (P/B57/61), who died on 13th October, after "an amazing fight against a coupe of cancers".  No more details were received.

MARTIN BARBER - FUNERAL DETAILS

Written by Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:55

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death last Sunday of the Rev Martin Barber, ex Chaplain at King's School. Old Brutonians who were at King's between 1967 and 1993 will remember Martin Barber for the care, concern and support he showed everyone in the King's community, and for his friendliness, optimism and humour. After his retirement Martin remained in Bruton, taking Church services in the parish from time to time and continuing to support many King's activities. He particularly enjoyed watching rugby and cricket matches on Hyde, although in recent years his deteriorating health meant that he was seen less often.  

His funeral will be held in St Mary's Church, Bruton on Thursday 12th November at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please.  

    

OBGS - WOKING

Written by Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:52

Many thanks to David Graham for the following report:

Woking is always great fun and, although numbers were down this year, the occasion was again a great success. Thursday golf was, as in previous years, on offer and the opportunity of playing a pre-qualifier was rapidly taken up by our strongest & longest supporter Mark Charania along with John Dryden and David Graham. Petri Hitches was "in", then "out", then "in" and finally "out" - he's clearly making lots of the folding stuff, which please keep in mind when you are next at the bar with him!

The field would have been stronger but our Knight Of The Realm was playing 36 at Walton Heath whilst Nick Gammon (down to scratch from +1 - come on lad, pick it up), Billy Gammon (getting his priorities in the right order - baby imminent), Fraser Stewart (watch this space, we could all be invited to Sunningdale shortly), and Tresham Graham playing at Wentworth.

Fortunately, we all managed to assemble at the Red Lion, Horsell for a very jovial dinner where the expense on beverages rather overshadowed the cost of food! Back at the Gorse Hill Hotel many retired to the lounge with the younger members providing a substantial boost to the profitability of De Vere Hotels.

If there is such a thing as a "perfect" Autumn day, Friday was it. The sun shone throughout, the temperature was almost tropical, the trees lining the fairways in splendid colour and the course in outstanding condition...................and then we played golf! The staff are always very friendly & welcoming at Woking and this year was no exception. A big thank you to them all.

The morning singles were played with a definite spring in the step, although two of our strongest players, Petri & Raj Munde only managed 45 points between them! Raj hits the ball a country mile - not always, it has to be said, in the right direction - whilst Petri first put his performance down to "too much overseas travel" and when that did not wash "still on U.A.E time clock"! Peter Squire, having played 36 on the previous day managed 28 points along with David Graham and Fraser Stewart. Rumour has it that Fraser, having been offered odds of 7-1 that he would not score 37 points,  put a month's wages to task and went down badly?

We were delighted to welcome our most recent recruit (and a very fine fellow he is) Angus Winther who scored 31. As a member of The Berkshire (Billy G is already there) and a rather fine Club "up north" future possibilities of a new fixture was on the mind of many.

Mark Charania & Billy carded 32 whilst Nick on his higher handicap managed a very disappointing 33.

Luis da Silva, who often graces the occasion, did not come straight from Heathrow airport this year (he won when he did) and achieved 34 whilst young John Dryden played to 35 to claim second place. John is an enthusiastic supporter of the OBGS and has very generously donated a magnificent trophy to commemorate past and future success, so many thanks from us all.

And finally to this year's winner of the morning singles & the Dryden Cup - Tresham Graham - who scored a very acceptable 38 in spite of experiencing a sleepless night (he shared with Fraser, well known in snoring circles)!

Lunch was excellent, if a bit rushed, and when the mandatory bottles (one, provided by each pairing) were drained John Dryden, our Manager for the day, called for attention to announce the afternoon pairings. These had been cleverly selected so that each pairing received just 9 strokes +/- and this worked very well.

The afternoon remained warm & sunny with golfing conditions excellent and although the first flight (and hence the field) was occasionally kept waiting by a group of Australians from a Woking reciprocal club, The Victoria G C of Melbourne, it was a great pleasure to play in terrific company on a wonderful course in such perfect conditions.

Some of the afternoon results would best be put to one side but in accordance with good form the results were - Luis & Nick, Fraser & Raj, Billy & Peter = 27, Angus & Petri = 28, David & Tresh = 31 with the outstanding winners with a very credible 39 points Mark Charania & John Dryden. Great score, well done.

Sadly, Colin Juneman was unable to be with us this year as he and Jan were travelling in Australia. We all hope he had an outstanding break, albeit with a great deal of leg pulling!



LONDON LUNCH 2015 - THE LATEST UPDATE

Written by Monday, 19 October 2015 11:58

The list is still growing - which is fantastic (I shall be chasing those that have not yet paid!!!). There is room for more....

Russell

Allen

N90/93

Michael

Annen

O65/70

Jeremy

Aston-Phillips

L84/89

Marc

Azevedo

P91/95

Robert

Bailward

B98/00

Brian

Barton

O62/67

Edward

Beresford Jones

O90/95

Robert

Berry

P57/61

Harry

Best

L08/12

Chris

Boryer

B88/93

Gemma

Brunton (nee Saye)

W92/94

Craig

Bryant

N05/10

Gilly

Bunday

Ass Sec

Henry

Burrows

O90/95

Paul

Carpenter

N66/70

James

Catley-Day

B05/10

John

Coleman

N45/48

Dino

Conci

B89/94

Martin

Coombs

O56/59

Jeremy

Courtney

P/L53/56

Will

Curry

B05/10

Janey

Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello)

W95/97

Peter

Dobson

O60/65

Richard

Dormer

P89/92

Douglas

Douglas

N93/98

John

Dryden

P74/79

Mark

Dunn

P95/00

George

Edgar

L08/13

Gareth

Evans

Hon OB

Mark

Fitzgerald

L94/96

David

Fleming

B73/76

Tom

Foot

O89/92

Roger

Gallannaugh

O54/57

Nick

Gammon

P86/91

Billy (Chris)

Gammon

P87/92

Charlie

Garai

B05/10

Edgar

George

L08/13

Graham

Godbeer

O55/60

Darrell

Hamley

Plox36O40/44

Richard

Hammond

B73/76

Jon

Hannan

P89/92

Geoff

Hayward

N58/61

Josh

Henthorne

L08/13

David

Hindley

Hon OB

Tom

Hunt

N04/10

Jolyon

Jago

P87/90

Ian

James

P54/47

Geoffrey

Jarman

N45/50

Spencer

Jeffery

P82/87

Colin

Juneman

Hon OB

Jan

Juneman

Hon OB

Richard

Juszt

P82/86

Kate

Juxon (nee Sampson)

W87/89

Rebecca

Kaye

W07/09

Stuart

Kaye

N06/11

James

Knowling

L94/99

Edward

Lazenby

N81/84

Anna

Lindsay

W90/92

Mark

Lloyd Davies

L88/93

Luke

Lloyd Davies

L91/96

Keith

Loney

O48/53

John

Longman

P57/61

Tim

McCullum

O90/95

Douglas

McKenzie

L89/94

Sandy

McKenzie

L95/00

Graham

McLeod

P59/64

Andrew

McNeil

P89/94

John

Miles

N81/86

Alex

Mitchell

B06/11

Raj

Munde

N71/74

Ben

Newman

P85/90

Chris

Noel

O56/61

Jo

Osborn

W90/92

Dan

Osborne

L05/07

Lauren

Osborne

P08/13

Anthony

Palmer

Senior Warden

Kirsten

Palmer

H69/71

Peter

Phillips

L60/65

Jerry

Pontin

N56/60

David

Poulton

P65/70

Chris

Pratt

O95/00

Mike

Read

O79/84

Michael

Read

P/L52/57

Sinead

Read (nee Costello)

W92/94

Christopher

Rhys-Jones

O45/49

James

Ricketts

B90/95

Eric

Risbridger

B73/76

Jason

Rogers

P90/95

Sassan

Saebi

B73/76

Andrew

Sage

B04/09

David

Sage

B72/77

Helena

Sampson

W85/87

Dick

Sargant

B72/76

Anton

Schooley

O/B58/63

Will

Shepard

B03/08

Peter

Squire

 

Richard

Stacey

B93/98

Jamie

Staib

O05/08

Sophie

Stanford-Tuck

W95/97

James

Strevens

N86/91

Seb

Teuber

N08/13

James

Thomas

L90/95

Edward

Thomas

L93/98

Elliott

Thornhill

B07/12

Ed

Tickner

Hon OB

Paul

Tweedale

O68/73

Rose

Vigers-Belgeonne

Hon OB/OBA Sec

Simon

Wakely

P89/92

Michael

West

O49/55

Philip

Williams

P87/92

Robert

Willy

L57/61

Ian

Wilmshurst

Headmaster

Christopher

Wilton

B06/11

John

Woods

O56/59

Daniel

Wyatt

P91/96

Andre

Zlattinger

P86/89

Today Tony Bubbear paid a visit to King's and had a trip down memory lane.  He visited Priory House (which used to be a boys' House) and said there had certainly been lots of changes since he was last here 52 years ago! He is pictured here with Andrew Leach (Archivist) and Emily Simper (current Housemistress of Priory).

CALLING ALL OLD BRUTONIANS IN THE GLOUCESTER AREA

Written by Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:57

King's Chapel choir is singing evensong at Gloucester Cathedral on Monday 16th November at 5.30pm and would love to see any OBs living in the area.  For more details please contact the OBA Office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

2015 LONDON LUNCH - THE MENU

Written by Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:16

Starter

Hot Smoked Salmon, Cured Salmon, Cromer Crab, Sour Apple

Main

Free Range British Spring Chicken, Buttermilk Leg, Truffle Gratin, Curly Kale, Sautéed Wild Mushroom

Desert

St Clement's Crème Brûlée, All Butter Shortbread Fingers, Orange Sorbet

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LET ME ME KNOW IN THE OBA OFFICE.

 

2015 LONDON LUNCH .... there's still space for more

Written by Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:46

We've hit the 100 mark - but would love even more.

Russell

Allen

N90/93

Michael

Annen

O65/70

Marc

Azevedo

P91/95

Jeremy

Aston-Phillips

L84/89

Robert

Bailward

B98/00

Brian

Barton

O62/67

Edward

Beresford Jones

O90/95

Robert

Berry

P57/61

Harry

Best

L08/12

Chris

Boryer

B88/93

Gemma

Brunton (nee Saye)

W92/94

Craig

Bryant

N05/10

Jake

Bunday

L07/12

Henry

Burrows

O90/95

Paul

Carpenter

N66/70

James

Catley-Day

B05/10

John

Coleman

N45/48

Martin

Coombs

O56/59

Jeremy

Courtney

P/L53/56

Will

Curry

B05/10

Janey

Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello)

W95/97

Peter

Dobson

O60/65

Richard

Dormer

P89/92

Douglas

Douglas

N93/98

Mark

Dunn

P95/00

George

Edgar

L08/13

Gareth

Evans

Hon OB

David

Fleming

B73/76

Tom

Foot

O89/92

Roger

Gallannaugh

O54/57

Nick

Gammon

P86/91

Chris

Gammon

P87/92

Charlie

Garai

B05/10

Edgar

George

L08/13

Graham

Godber

O55/60

Darrell

Hamley

P36O40/44

Jon

Hannan

P89/92

Geoff

Hayward

N58/61

Josh

Henthorne

L08/13

David

Hindley

Hon OB

Tom

Hunt

N04/10

Jolyon

Jago

P87/90

Ian

James

P54/47

Geoffrey

Jarman

N45/50

Colin

Juneman

Hon OB

Jan

Juneman

Hon OB

Kate

Juxon (nee Sampson)

W87/89

Rebecca

Kaye

W07/09

Stuart

Kaye

N06/11

James

Knowling

L94/99

Edward

Lazenby

N81/84

Anna

Lindsay

W90/92

Mark

Lloyd Davies

L88/93

Luke

Lloyd Davies

L91/96

Keith

Loney

O48/53

John

Longman

P57/61

Tim

McCullum

O90/95

Douglas

McKenzie

L89/94

Andrew

McNeil

P89/94

John

Miles

N81/86

Alex

Mitchell

B06/11

Raj

Munde

N71/74

Ben

Newman

P85/90

Chris

Noel

O56/61

Jo

Osborn

W90/92

Dan

Osborne

L05/07

Lauren

Osborne

P08/13

Kirsten

Palmer

H69/71

Robin

Phillips

O90/95

Peter

Phillips

L60/65

David

Poulton

P65/70

Chris

Pratt

O95/00

Mike

Read

O79/84

Michael

Read

P/L52/57

Sinead

Read (nee Costello)

W92/94

James

Ricketts

B90/95

Jason

Rogers

P90/95

Christopher

Rhys-Jones

O45/49

Eric

Risbridger

B73/76

Sassan

Saebi

B73/76

Andrwe

Sage

B04/09

Helena

Sampson

W85/87

Dick

Sargant

B72/76

Anton

Schooley

O/B58/63

Will

Shepard

B03/08

Richard

Stacey

B93/98

Jamie

Staib

O05/08

Sophie

Stanford-Tuck

W95/97

James

Strevens

N86/91

Seb

Teuber

N08/13

James

Thomas

L90/95

Edward

Thomas

L93/98

Elliott

Thornhill

B07/12

Paul

Tweedale

O68/73

Rose

Vigers-Belgeonne

Hon OB/OBA Sec

Simon

Wakely

P89/92

Michael

West

O49/55

Philip

Williams

P87/92

Ian

Wilmshurst

GUEST

Christopher

Wilton

B06/11

John

Woods

O56/59

Daniel

Wyatt

P91/96

Andre

Zlattinger

P86/89

DENNIS HITCHEN (O47/49)

Written by Friday, 25 September 2015 16:32

It is with regret that we have recently heard for the death of Dennis John Hitchen (O47/49), who passed away on 18th September, surrounded by his family in Australia. His daughter  wrote  "his memories of Bruton were of very happy times and his only regret was that he became ill and he had to leave early. My whole life he spoke of Bruton and all it had given him".   She visited King's during the Summer holidays and spent time with Ian Wilmshurst.  She also wrote "Thank you again for having taken the time to show Jim and I around, enabling us to tell my dad all about it and bringing him much joy to know the tradition of hospitality and warmth continues, a characteristic reflected in the way he ran our home always".

LONDON LUNCH 2015 (updated again....)

Written by Friday, 18 September 2015 09:41

The list is growing, but there's still room for more. If you'd like a ticket please contact the OBA Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Those already on the list are as follows:

Russell Allen N90/93
Michael  Annen O65/70
Jeremy  Aston-Phillips L84/89
Robert  Bailward B98/00
Edward Beresford Jones O90/95
Robert  Berry P57/61
Chris Boryer B88/93
Gemma  Brunton (nee Saye) W92/94
Craig Bryant N05/10
Henry Burrows O90/95
Paul Carpenter N66/70
John Coleman N45/48
Martin Combes O56/59
Jeremy  Courtney P/L53/56
Janey Dawe (nee de Nagle Costello) W95/97
Peter Dobson O60/65
Richard Dormer P89/92
Douglas  Douglas N93/98
George Edgar L08/13
David Fleming B73/76
Tom Foot O89/92
Roger Gallannaugh O54/57
Chris  Gammon P87/92
Nick Gammon P86/91
Edgar George L08/13
Graham  Godber O55/60
Darrell  Hamley P36O40/44
Jon  Hannan P89/92
Geoff  Hayward N58/61
Josh Henthorne L08/13
David Hindley Hon OB
Jolyon Jago P87/90
Ian  James P54/47
Andy James B86/91
Geoffrey Jarman N45/50
Colin  Juneman Hon OB
Jan  Juneman Hon OB
Kate Juxon (nee Sampson) W87/89
Stuart Kaye N06/11
Edward Lazenby N81/84
Mark Lloyd Davies L88/93
Luke Lloyd Davies L91/96
Keith  Loney O48/53
John Longman P57/61
Tim  McCullum O90/95
Douglas McKenzie L89/94
Andrew McNeil P89/94
John Miles N81/86
Raj Munde N71/74
Ben Newman P85/90
Chris Noel O56/61
Jo  Osborn W90/92
Kirsten Palmer H69/71
Robin Phillips O90/95
Peter Phillips L60/65
David Poulton P65/70
Chris  Pratt O95/00
Mike Read O79/84
Michael  Read P/L52/57
Sinead Read (nee Costello) W92/94
Christopher Rhys-Jones O45/49
Eric Risbridger B73/76
Helena Sampson W85/87
Dick  Sargant B72/76
Will Shepard B03/08
Richard Stacey B89/93
Jamie  Staib O05/08
Sophie Stanford-Tuck W95/97
James Strevens N86/91
Seb  Teuber N08/13
James Thomas L90/95
Paul Tweedale O68/73
Rose Vigers-Belgeonne Hon OB/OBA Sec
Simon Wakely P89/92
Michael  West O49/55
Philip Williams P87/92
Ian  Wilmshurst GUEST
Daniel Wyatt P91/96
Andre  Zlattinger P86/89

EVENING LIGHT - A SHORT YOU TUBE CLIP OF KING'S

Written by Monday, 14 September 2015 10:54

There is a beautiful clip on You Tube of King's filimed from our newly acquired drone - it only lasts a minute or so, but it's really worth a look.... https://youtu.be/j6zbbFXWkps

 

 

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