A slice of history came to an end with the death last week (5 February 2005) of Dr John Alan Pollock (H. 1937-38), a former World War II commando who set up the UK’s first doctors’ deputising organisation in 1960.
The Old Brightonian Community
A Service packed to over capacity with Middlesex Regimental brother officers and many other friends took place on 9th January to celebrate the life of Norman Clayden. Following a distinguished military career, the Ministry of Defence showed a rare glimpse of genius by appointing him as the very first MOD Conservation Officer.
Former Grand Prix racer and Old Brightonian Jonathan Palmer has agreed to purchase the four race circuits owned by Brands Hatch Circuits Limited: Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton, for an undisclosed sum.
Basil Pett died after a short illness on 16 October 2003, aged 83. He had been a familiar figure around the College over many years; as a pupil before the war; as a parent for 13 years in the 60s and 70s whilst his four sons were all pupils; as a member of the Old Brightonian Lodge; as President of the OBA from 1974 to 1976 and then as a Governor of the College.
On 11 March 2003 three old pals from School House, Malcolm Baldwin (S. 1958-62), Rich Beales (S. 1957-62) & Steve Webbe (S. 1957-62), paid a visit to their former Housemaster, Peter Gough, in his Lewes home.