Written by Alex Bremer (Ry. 1979-83), Site Administrator
Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Some of these evenings atract a huge gathering, others a smaller one. This was the latter... but I cannot remember laughing so hard and so long!

For one thing the calibre of attendee was particularly high this evening; Graham Appleton (D. 1953-57) was on especially fine form as he regaled us with an endless stream of hysterical tales of derring do with the recently late Alan Mann (L. 1950-53) whose obituary I had only posted on this site earlier in the day. Alan sounded like and extraordinary man, and we all lamented the fact that we had not met him in person. We particularly enjoyed Graham's tales of deer hunting with Alan by helicopter in Scotland in the 70's...

It was great to meet Peter Kent (S. 1967-69) for the first time, and we were again sorry not to have yet met his father Denis (also an OB) in person; Peter had us in fits of giggles at his father's exploits at school - notably the disassembly bit by bit of an ageing Tiger Moth aircraft that graced the front quad in the late 60's... he has promised an introduction soon!

We were sorry that Duncan Shaw (D. 1979-84) and Gary Browne (L. 1979-83) were unable to make it along, and very much hope that we'll see them soon - perhaps at the 80's reunion in May.

Those attending included:
Alex Bremer (R. 1979-83)
Adam Belson (R. 1979-84)
Ben Stott (R. 1979-84)
Kevin O'Mahoney (R. 1979-84)
Joey Appleton (D. 1979-84)
John Vadgama (S. 1964-68)
Graham Appleton (D. 1953-57)
Peter Kent (S. 1967-69)
Jack Bremer (BCJS. 1990-94)

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Alex's most passionate interests include Motor Racing (Alex raced for a short time in 1986 and 1987 in Formula Ford and Formula First before parking his shiny racing car in an inappropriately violent manner half way down the main straight at Brands Hatch), Boxing (which he is delighted never to have participated in), Music (Alex is hysterically tone-deaf - but loves attending live gigs), Movies, Manchester United & Skiing.


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