IN MEMORIAM

We regret the passing of the following Old Boys:

PAUL FLEWITT October, 1990
DEREK SMITH June 2001
REG. JOHNSON September, 2002
PAUL HANCOCK 2002

SID WALPOLE April, 2003
JOHN SIBUN June, 2003
TONY REYNER July, 2003

DAVID HANNELL, October, 2003
BERNARD HURDLE, October, 2003
JOHN CRUDDACE,  2003
JOHN POWRIE 2003

DOUGLAS GODWIN, January, 2004
PHILLIP HARES, 2004
CLIFF ADAMS, June, 2004
BERTIE DUCK 2004

KHALID ANSARI August, 2005

PETER JEFFERIES 2005
TOM REID 2005

PAUL GARDINER, September, 2005
STUART VERNON COOK October, 2005
PERCY KUNZLI, October, 2005
CHRIS WICKS, December, 2005
DEREK POOK c 2006

GRAHAM MILLS 2006
PETER POWRIE April, 2006
PETER WYMER (brother of John and father of Paul) May, 2006

ALAN CHARLES PEARSON July, 2006
JOE CAIRA September, 2006
ROY SMITH ex Richmond County School, 2006
MICHAEL PHILLIPS November, 2006
BOB BULLARD ex-teacher February, 2007
ALAN LITTLE 2007
PETER HANDFORD 2007
MARTIN HABGOOD May, 2007
JOHN ROBSON June, 2007
ROB VAUGHAN July, 2007

GEORGE ROME HALL September, 2007
JACK McENERY October, 2007
DENNIS LEVITT 2007

PETER COGGINS December, 2007
BRIAN (CHAS) THORNE December, 2007

CYRIL TREVOR CASTLE June, 2008
GEOFF GIBBINS Summer, 2008

DAVID HUCKLE September, 2008
JACK BUCKERFIELD September, 2008

D.R. (BOB) CHAMBERS February, 2009
BRIAN CANN April, 2009
JAMES MARLOW May, 2009
GERRY FORSE July, 2009
DAVID SEATON 2009
ROY WILSON October, 2009
BILL (BRIAN WALTER) HEWITT December, 2009
DOUGLAS MILL 2009 (Richmond County then R & E Sheen Head Boy)
DAVID WINGATE January 2010
ERNIE PRIEST February, 2010
LIONEL PARKER February, 2010
DERRICK COLE March, 2010
MIKE CLIFFORD March 2010

MRS MARIE MCLAREN April, 2010

DENNIS ELLIOTT deceased prior to 2008

HARRY ABBETT April, 2012

JOHN (ARCHIE) HARRIS February, 2013

ANDREW CRISP March, 2012

PAUL WINTER (Master), date unknown

VAUGHAN STONE April, 2013

JOHN CURRIE aged 91, May, 2013

ALAN ROGERS, October, 2013

BOB KEWELL, December, 2013
MIKE PENNEY January, 2014
PETER JARVIS January, 2014
JOHN LEACH March, 2014
JOHN NEALE May, 2014
DEREK MARTIN June, 2014
BARRY BANNISTER June, 2014
GERALD GOSSINGTON June, 2014
MIKE COLLETT June, 2013
DAVID HEAL April, 2013
DICK HOLLEYMAN August, 2014
REUBEN BROWN February, 2014
RICHARD SIMMS July, 2014
ROY HARMAN October, 2014
PETER (P.D.) SMITH October, 2014
JOHN TOWERS November, 2014
DEREK CLEVELAND 2015
FRED WHEATLEY February, 2015
DAVID JOHNSON March, 2015
LAURENCE FAUN March, 2015
GEORGE REICHER April, 2015
TOM F EDWARDS April, 2015
BRIAN DELLER April, 2015
BILL HAVERLEY June, 2015
F (ROY) BODDY June, 2015
ROY (GRANNY) GRAYSON November, 2015
IAN WESTWATER November, 2015
PETER WATTS December, 2015

PETER KEENE 2015
JOHN SWANE January, 2010
BOB PATTERSON early 2016
CHRIS BUCKERFIELD February, 2016

BARRY THOMAS April, 2016
ALAN BLOXHAM April, 2016
RON WINGER April, 2016




Dick Strevens.

Dick Strevens............ 4th March, 2006.........The long history of the School is a splendid piece of work and I read it with a great deal of interest.   It reinforces my considered opinion that HH Shephard laid very firm foundations for his pupils.   What a great scholar and Christian gentleman he was.  We all owe him a very great deal

I can recall a prayer that he used regularly at assembly that included the wish that 'we should be kept free from pride, vanity, boasting and forwardness'.   This was followed by 'and give us the air that......' 

I'd be glad to hear from any Old Boy who can refresh my memory.

John Carey

Listen in to John Carey on Radio 4 tomorrow, Tuesday 30th November, 2004 at 3.45pm.   John was at Shene appx. 1944-50.

The Photo Gallery now includes a cutting from Saturday's Daily Telegraph Radio and Television guide and this explains all

Editor's Note:   A lot of people were interested in this and have written to me.    A few samples......

Derek Corless................................Thank you for details of the re-union and for the advice of John Carey's talk on language. I was in St Mary's Barnes church choir with him back in 1952-3, he had a way with words even then, I remember some puns that were worse than mine.

Ray Theodoulou.............................. I think John Carey was at Shene rather later than you mention. I recall that he took my year 1952-58 on our first cross country run in the Park. We were small boys...second year perhaps. I remember the occasion well because I came in first but only because he stopped the runners half way round to ensure that nobody had got lost. I suspect that I must have had an advantage when the race restarted because I never came anywhere near winning such a race again. When we were coming out of those dreadful showers Carey asked who had arrived at the winning post  first and I proudly raised my hand.   Our Latin teacher told me that John was the only pupil he had ever taught who never forgot anything he was told.   He also wrote poetry for the school magazine in the style of TS Elliot.   Clearly a most remarkable man.

Mike Collett...........................................................Unfortunately, we were out, and I missed it!   Carey (John) sat behind me in our last year at Shene and we were all asked to submit a poem or an essay for the school magazine by Mr. Bryant the English Master.   Mine and Carey's were selected! I can still remember mine but not his!

I remember him saying to me (obviously highly envious of my undoubted literary talent) that my poem did not 'scan'. I couldn't understand his, because it was blank verse. I like a poem that rhymes, don't you?'   It was called 'End of the Drought" and began with:-

"Splashes appear and widen in the pools caused by the pre-descended rain,
while ducks waddle joyfully across the yard"

... and so it went on in the same pulsating, gripping manner.   Makes yer weep, dunnit?   I only wrote a poem because it was quicker than writing an essay"

Hugh Riley

Hugh Riley..................................a letter written to David Richardson 7th September, 2005 by Mrs. Riley in response to the Reunion 2005 invitation

"I regret to say that Hugh is now in Sheltered Housing and unable to drive.   He is unable to take public transport after suffering a stroke following a heart operation in July 2003.   He is fairly mobile but has great difficulty with speech also writing sentences.   He did have a lot of speech therapy and has achieved a great deal in 2 years but opinion is that he will always have problems making himself understood and he also has problems with the written word." 

Vaughan Stone

Vaughan Stone "Life At Large" is my first book of poems - a mixture of South African
satire from way back, nature verse and gently Christian themes running
through; also some fun poems.  Available from independent booksellers, price
£4.99.  ISBN: 0-9551 431-0-1 .  Also available from me direct.

'Through The Apartheid Keyhole'.................................written by Vaughan Stone is an autobiographical account of his adventures during 6 years in South Africa.   Obtainable from independent bookshops (Vaughan says you will need to be persistent with them) by quoting the Publisher's details or, of course, directly from the Publisher:

Maoildearg, Editor, David Green, 47, Rue du Pont Lottin, 62100 Calais, France

Mark Stimpson

A note from David Richardson on 16th May, 2006.........Mark Stimpson (m.stimpson@btinternet.com) the Treasurer of Shene Old Grammarians Football Club was recently in touch.

He told me about their own website www.sogfc.org. which now has a link that takes it back to our own site www.sheneob.co.uk

The Football Club is apparently the only surviving component of the old Association and membership is open to all comers. less

John Hopkins......................They still appear to play in Old Gold shirts with quite a similar badge also. A much more practical badge than in our day when I seem to remember mine was attached by poppers so that it could be removed before washing.

I recall the change from white to Old Gold, I was on the committee and may have been Club Captain I am not sure. This relative new and young intake was trying to salvage the club playing fortunes, after relegation from what I think was the Senior Division to the Intermediate. Players used to turn up wearing any old shirt that could loosely be described as white. So we thought we should try to look like a team even if we found it difficult to play like one. We were heavily influenced by the team of the moment - Wolverhampton Wanderers hence the colour which seems to have stuck. We were reasonably successful thanks mainly to not so much the strip but a certain evergreen Sid Walpole who swapped his centre half role for centre forward for a while.

His Hon Judge William Birtles

His Hon Judge William Birtles
Year of Call Nov 1970


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Specialisation: Barrister specialising in environmental, planning and local government law. Has had considerable experience in both civil and criminal aspects of pollution claims including land contamination (arising from oil, toxic waste and industrial waste disposal), water (e.g. Barry Docks, Cardiff), air (particularly industrial smells) and noise.

Major inquiries include the Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station Inquiry (1984-86), the Westminster Council District Audit Inquiry (1994-5) and various inquiries for local authorities including the London Borough of Greenwich and Sailsbury District Council.
Also specialises in employment law, individual employment law (esp. discrimination and trade union law) and professional negligence.

Recent cases include:
Speciality Care plc v Pachela and another [1996] IRLR 248
Wallace v C.A. Roofing Services [1996] IRLR 435
R v Rochdale MBC ex parte Brown [1997] Env. R 100
R v Derbyshire CC ex parte Woods [1997] JPL 958
R v Somerset CC ex parte Dixon [1997] JPL 1030
Ind. v The Plant Hire Company (Stroud) Limited [1998] Env. L.R.D15
Housing Corporation v Bejard [1999] ICR 123
R v NorthYorkshireCounty Council ex parte Brown [1999] 1 All ER 969 (HL).

Qualifications
SheneCountyGrammar School; King's College, London (LLB 1967, LLM 1968); HarvardLawSchool (LLM 1971); New YorkUniversityLawSchool (Robert Marshall Fellow 1971-1972).