Friday, 28 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Martin Smith spotted

Good to see Martin Smith looking so well. A stalwart of PGS around 1965-1971-ish and a great friend of the Arts. Last seen applauding John Shirley on his 80th Birthday at the theatre in Cheltenham earlier this year.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

A follow up to Peter Humphrey’s experiences in China. Peter is a former PGS lad - 1967-1974

Peter Humphrey was imprisoned in China - you can read more on his ordeal here -

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'‘I was being falsely accused and I had no way to escape’'

There is a video on this page.

Peter Humphrey in 1970 school group photo

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Graham Dew RIP

Geoff Hayes brings sad news in his note.
 "Graham Dew was in G2/Dorset House from September 1974 to July 1978 and can be seen in the 1978 prefects photo (second from left, rear row).
I met up with Graham at the ‘Final Reunion’ in June 2007.  He told me he was living in Winchester, Hampshire, and was concerned with rocket science in his work.

I googled Graham to see how he was getting on and was mortified to see online a Death notice for a Graham Dew 1959-2016, living in Winchester.

I cannot be absolutely certain it is our Graham, but how many men named Graham Dew, born in 1959 (same year as me) and living in Winchester can there be?

I am wondering if anyone has heard any news about this ? "

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