A Memorial Service for Bill Blackshaw, Friday 21 April 2017

A Memorial Service for Bill Blackshaw, Friday 21 April 2017

Written by  Simon Smith (Common Room 1973-2011) Friday, 21 April 2017

I write to let you know that a memorial service for Bill Blackshaw, who died in May last year, will be held in the college chapel on Friday 21 April 2017 at 2pm. The Old Brightonians warmly invite you to attend.

Bill is remembered for the huge legacy of his work at the school during his 16 years as headmaster, particularly for increasing numbers, introducing co-education and overseeing the greatest building programme in the post-war era. It is safe to say that Brighton College would not be the successful school we know today without his hard work and dedication from 1971 to 1987.


I know that Elizabeth, Jimmy and Ellie would very much like you to join them for the service, which will include the dedication of a plaque to Bill. The service will be followed by a reception in the Smith Cafe on the south west side of the quad.


If you would like to join us on 21 April, please RSVP below. If you have any further questions regarding the service, please be in touch with Veronika Neroj by emailing to vneroj@brightoncollege.net or by telephoning her on 01273 704355.

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