College – Issue 31

70 Years On (1946-1950)

Gardens. And so ended yet another outstanding reunion. The desire to meet once again was strongly evident. Our sights are now set on 2021!! The committee is pleased to report that there was a small surplus which has been given to the Old Boys’ Scholarship Fund. And finally, the year of ’46 would like to express its gratitude to the Secretary of the CCOBA, Justine Nicholl, for her most efficient administration and support for the reunion. It significantly contributed to its enjoyment and its success. Thank you Justine.

Peter Penlington (5517)

Once again the Year of ‘46 has shown that it has not lost its appetite for a good reunion. The tradition of renewing old friendships, reminiscing about bygone days and simply enjoying one another’s company was evident once again, in large measure, at the 70 Years On Reunion held between 26 and 28 February. The organising committee consisted of Peter and Jill Penlington, Pip and Barbie Middleton, and John and Liz Lester. Twenty of the 1946 entry registered and attended one or more of the reunion functions and many were accompanied by their wives. Indeed, this was a most splendid response. The reunion started with a most convivial drinks party at the home of Peter and Jill Penlington. On the following day, Saturday 27 February, there was an inspection of the school in House groups. Some of us even had the bonus of a grandson being one of the guides. The new Miles Warren Building with its superb teaching facilities was a standout in the inspection. Following the obligatory photograph, the Year of ’46 joined other reunion groups in the Dining Hall for a delicious luncheon which was addressed by the new Executive Principal, Garth Wynne. His excellent speech revealed his enthusiasm for his new post and his optimism for the future of the school. College could not be in better hands. On the Sunday morning, there was a well-attended Chapel Service with the whole school followed by morning tea in the new Chapman room. This preceded the final function, an informal Spanish tapas lunch at the Curator’s House at the Christchurch Botanic Back row: Peter Imrie, Pip Middleton, Michael Parrott, Jim Newbigin, Derek Quigley, Bill Cranfield Middle row: Barrie Jones, Gerald Lascelles, Geoffrey Beadel, Tim Trolove, John Palmer Front row: John Tobin, Bruce Alexander, Peter Penlington, David Mayne, Dick Brittan, Murray Westenra

80 Years On

Left to right: Morton Anderson, John Rutherford, John Garland, John Montgomery, George Gould, Derek Morten (inset)

It was an absolute delight to welcome back six Old Boys from the start year of 1936, including John Garland who travelled from Napier for the occasion. We’ve not had such a healthy turnout of this year group before, a great vintage.

David Coull (9430), holding the Corfe Cup, the winner of the 2016 Old Boys’ Race. Corfe Cup Winner


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