It had been some considerable time since the College had heard from one of her most famous sons, former Grand Prix racer Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74). In fact, to my recollection the last visit he paid to the school was when I had invited him to talk to the school’s Auto Club back in 1982! We were therefore particularly delighted when Jonathan contacted our President to invite the Association to enjoy a day’s hospitality at Brands Hatch. We were offered a large suite high above the main startline straight offering a magnificent view of every corner of the circuit.
News from OBs
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.
The Sunset Strippers are none other than Brighton studio bods Harry Diamond (L. 1996-99), Sergei Hall, Kieron McTeman, who have already notched up a Top 25 hit with their remix of 'Cry Little Sister; the theme tune to the Lost Boys film. They have also remixed Planet Funk's forthcoming hit 'The Switch; which features in the latest Mitsubishi television adverts.
Emily Nelson (W. 1997-02) has won Friday's (21st October 2005) heat of ITV's "A Brush With Fame".
Chris Terrill (A. 1965-70), has a new series on BBC 1 for 5 weeks from 22nd November 2005.
Andy Bacon (C. 1978-83) and his brother Richard have been awarded the coveted "Hamleys Best Toy of The Year Award 2005", for their toy "creAtiles", by a panel of judges headed by Jonathan Ross.
It was a sweltering November afternoon just before the long awaited rains. I stepped out of the office and looked up the mile long jacaranda lined straight road that led out of the village to see if there was any sign of the Tuesday and Friday bi-weekly bus. As there was no great plume of dust in the distance that heralded its arrival I went back into the Office.
A huge "THANK YOU" to all Old Brightonians, friends and family who sponsored me in the Moonwalk on 21 May. The total raised has passed £1,000 and monies are still arriving. Anyone who wishes to contribute can still do so either on-line or by sending cheques to the OBA office payable to "Walk the Walk Worldwide".