College – Issue 41

60 Years On – Continued Numerous lies and exaggerations followed at No. 4 as we relived our tenure at College and our role in ‘the XV’. It was a fun group, made more special by the effort of our stalwart, Rick Lowe, who, with son Tom, overcame enormous challenges to join us. Well done Rick and special thanks to Tom. We look forward to seeing you both in five years at our 65 years on reunion. Our thanks to Warwick and Lizzie for their planning and organisation and thanks to the Old Boys’ Association and our College for giving us the opportunity to enjoy a very special occasion.

Bring on the next reunion.

Richard Lewis (6646)

65 Years On – 1st XV 1956

Ten members of the 1956 team – joined by partners, and widows of deceased team members – celebrated 65 years since they played together. It was the eighth time the team had enjoyed meeting together since College days, and this reunion was no exception. School-day bonds are very strong. The group was delighted to attend the annual College–CBHS game, and even more so with a win to College. We reminisced that the 3-3 draw we had with CBHS in 1956 was the only interschool game we did not win that year. Back row: PG McGee, RH Coates, TW Wallis, ML Walker, AM Roberton, DB Ford, AB Ferguson Middle row: JR Fountain, JW Dalmer, ME Depree, DJ Greenslade (Captain), GS Davis, AS Reekie, TW Hutchinson Front row: JL Reeves, GPD Jamieson

Back row: PG McGee, AS Reekie, RH Coates, RP Henderson, PWG Williams, KW Warden Front row: TW Wallis, ME Depree, JW Dalmer, GS Davis

As is customary at our reunions, on the day of the game we started with morning coffee before the men lunched in the Dining Hall and the partners at a nearby restaurant. In the evening, a dinner was held at the Canterbury Club. It is obvious these reunions are important to the group who travel from all over New Zealand to attend. Unfortunately, three members were unable to travel from overseas because of Covid-19 restrictions, and two were unable to attend because of illness. Hopefully, all will be able to attend next year when our year group celebrates its 70 years on reunion.

Murray Depree (6022)

College Issue 41 2021


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