Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

in Suffolk, and was also a member of the Shooting VIII in 1946-47, going to Bisley to compete in the Ashburton Shield. He also sang in the Chapel choir and became a House Prefect in Blew House. Founder’s Day in June 1946 was a busy day, with house competitions, four cricket matches against the OAs, exhibitions, a PE display, as well as a concert in the evening, and Bob seemed to be taking part in every event, including being leader of the Sea Cadet Band, which marched up and down outside the Old Library. He was Chief Petty Officer in the Sea Cadet Corps, and was one of twelve boys selected to accompany the Royal Family on HMS Vanguard during their tour to South Africa in 1947. While away from England, he was a member of the ship’s rugby XV, its soccer XI and boxed against the Woodstock Youth Club. He returned to Dulwich in time to sit the Higher School Certificate exams, and left the College in July 1947, having been a rather absent school prefect in his final year. Bob did National Service in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC), becoming a Sergeant and going to Egypt with the Middle East Land Forces (MELF). On his return he went to King’s College, Newcastle-upon- Tyne, then part of the University of Durham to study mining engineering. As usual he took part in everything, including sailing, rugby and other sports, as well as the motor club, but spent so little time working that he failed his exams. At that time, if you failed you lost your place but could re-sit the exams externally and return one year later. Bob went home to Suffolk and got a job working for the National Farmers’ Union at a sugar beet factory in Bury St. Edmonds. He enjoyed the work and again threw himself into sport, playing rugby for the OAs and founding the Sudbury and Halstead Rugby Club. With his brother, they built and raced a “special” in various car rallies in East Anglia. He never returned to

university and continued to work for the British Sugar Corporation as a chemical engineer, until he moved to the USA in 1963 to work for Holly Sugar in Colorado Springs, at a time when the sugar beet crop was being introduced to America and the beginning of automation in the industry. In 1966, he was promoted to become the Eastern District Factory Manager, in charge of four factories. Bob married Marjorie Anderson, known as Meg, from Halstead, Essex in 1953 and they had two sons together in England, before emigrating as a family to America in 1963. In addition to his career with Holly Sugar, Bob was the head of the Colorado Rugby Referee Association, where he trained referees, and also taught the sport and the rules to local college teams. He founded a youth football (soccer) league in Colorado Springs, which is now 50,000 strong, and he also started a Boy Scout troop. Bob and his family all enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle in Colorado, including camping, fishing and sailboat racing with his sons on the local mountain lakes. He became Commodore of the local sailing club, which was a great honour for a non-American. After retirement from work, Bob relived his youth in England with his pre-war MG restoration business, and travelled all over the US going to British car shows, rallies and races, including a couple of MG events at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was a dedicated husband and father, and is missed by all he touched in his very fulfilling eighty-five years. Bob’s sister, Janet Gotch, contributed significantly to this obituary. Stephen John Warham Scott [1954-62] 18.09.1943 – 25.03.2016 Stephen Scott was

Bretby House School in New Malden where they then lived, but the family later moved to Dulwich so Stephen and his younger brother Ben had a shorter cycle ride to school. At Dulwich, Stephen was in Marlowe and represented the school at athletics. He also joined College Scout troop 1 and was a Patrol Leader during a summer camp at Cerne Abbas in Dorset, an area and county he subsequently lived in for many years. He became a school prefect, and at the time he was the only prefect who was not in the 1st XI or 1st XV teams or in the Upper Sixth form. After leaving school, he immediately became an articled clerk in the London office of Jakes and Co. solicitors. Towards the end of his articles, he moved to Dorset to complete his training. Soon after he joined Creech Best and Redfern in Sturminster Newton, subsequently moving to their Dorchester office in 1973 and becoming a partner. In his legal work, he was scrupulously fair and committed to justice but always a formidable adversary. His mother had sown the seeds for him becoming a lawyer by taking him to the Old Bailey and Inns of Court during school holidays. He remained in practice until 1995 when he was invited to become the full- time Chairman of the Employment Winchester. Later the chairmen were renamed as Employment Judges, and he was then posted permanently to Southampton, remaining there until a gradual retirement. When Stephen first moved to Dorset he met Stella Truett and they were married in Sherborne Abbey in May 1971. They initially lived in Cerne Abbas where their two children were born, before moving elsewhere in Dorset. Stephen was the original organiser of the West Country Alleyn Club Dinners, with the first being held in Dorchester. Tribunal Service in Brighton, commuting there from home in

the elder son of an accountant. He came to the College from


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