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Posted: 30.06.13

Familiar And Not-So-Familiar Faces Return For Old Breconian Day

The traditional format of Old Breconian Day is a tried and tested formula which brings together Old Breconians from all generations around a day of celebration and fun. With something for everyone, this year’s Old Breconian Day was no exception.

As in previous years, the day commenced with a Service of Matins at 11.00 am in the College Chapel, conducted by the College Chaplain, the Reverend Stephen Baker. The sermon was delivered by the Very Reverend Huw G Thomas (Orchard, 53-58).

Following rafter-raising singing and quiet reflection in Chapel, a drinks reception was held in the ‘Tunnel’ area and then followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch in the Dining Hall.The invited group to this year’s reunion was all those who attended Christ College prior to 1969 but as usual, the day saw Old Breconians from all generations come along and join in the celebrations. It was particularly joyful to see former pupils return to the school for the first time since they left – in some cases over 40 years ago – and meet up with old friends and contemporaries. With the years slipping away like sand through an hour glass, much reminiscing and laughter could be heard.

On the sporting front, Old Breconians played the 1st XI Cricket team in a thrilling match which saw the Old Breconians win by 6 runs.

Up in the Library and R J Boulton Archive, Felicity Kilpatrick produced a fascinating exhibition around the 1541 project she was undertaking with pupils at Christ College. The project aims to tell the school’s history using 15 facts and 41 objects. Old Breconians were invited to vote for the three objects from the 8 on display that they felt should be included in the project. OBA Chair, Andrew Lewis, was amongst many OBs who cast their vote.

Later that day Felicity gave a presentation on the project and the work of the archive to a group of enthralled OBs.

With the Art and Photography exhibition open in the Conference Room and many impromptu visits to houses to seek out old studies and ‘dorms’, there was much to add to the happy mix of friendships renewed and memories shared.

Those who attended are listed below:

Mr Bob A PHILLIPS

DON 1955 1959.

Dr Richard P EDWARDS

DON 1960 1967.

Mr David L JOHN

DON 1964 1969.

Mr Alan H SNAPE

HOSTEL 1942 1946.

Mr John H KENDALL

HOSTEL 1943 1947.

Mr David R LOWTHER

HOSTEL 1945 1947.

Mr C David H PHILLIPS

HOSTEL 1947 1954.

Mr Peter G COLLINS

HOSTEL 1949 1954.

Mr Chris J PHILLIPS

ORC 1946 1951.

Rev Huw G THOMAS

ORC 1953 1958.

Mr John R MARCHESELLI

ORC 1956 1959.

Mr John C MILLIDGE

ORC 1958 1963.

Mr Rodger S M FROST

ORC 1961 1965.

Mr Tim V WYNNE-JONES

ORC 1961 1965.

Mr David T ROSS

ORC 1963 1968.

Mr Michael C RIMMER

ORC 1963 1970.

Mr Rocky CHAN

ORC 2006 2012.

Mr Joe TSANG

ORC 2008 2012.

Mrs Sharon SHOUGH

Parent

Mr Frank H TRENCHARD

SCH 1941 1942.

Mr John DOWDESWELL

SCH 1941 1946.

Mr W Mervyn M DAVIES

SCH 1944 1948.

Mr George J SCHOENMANN

SCH 1946 1953.

Mr Patrick J TIDDY

SCH 1948 1954.

Mr C Richard WHITING

SCH 1949 1956.

Mr David M WILLIAMS

SCH 1949 1957.

Mr David C KEMBLE-DAVIES

SCH 1950 1955.

Mr A Digby DAVIES

SCH 1950 1956.

Mr Anthony L DAVIES

SCH 1951 1957.

Mr David J C SHOUGH

SDA 2006 2009

Mr W Hugh PHILLIPS

SHB 1952 1959.

Mr J Michael PERRY

SHB 1953 1958.

Mr David R JOLLEY

SHB 1958 1961.

Mr Martin J COWARD

SHB 1958 1962.

Mr Richard T EVANS

SHB 1961 1966.

Mr Stephen MAGGS

SHB 1982 1984.

Mr Rupert J POOLE

SHB 1989 1994.

Mr T John DAVIES

SHB 1964 1968

Mr Robert C WITHINGTON

SHR 1953 1959.

Rev Denis I A BRAZELL

SHR 1953 1960.

Mr Thomas D C LLOYD

SHR 1956 1961.

Dr C Robert ANTHONY

SHR 1961 1966.

Mr D Phil ANTHONY

SHR 1962 1966.

Mr Nick A THURSFIELD

SHR 1962 1967.

Mr David J C GABRIEL

SHR 1963 1965.

Mr Martin S NICHOLLS

SHR 1963 1966.

Mr R Hugh L THOMAS

SHR 1964 1968.

Mr Huw L P RICHARDS

SHR 1969 1976.

Mr Andrew L P LEWIS

SHR 1984 1991.

Mrs Rhion JOHNSTON

Staff

Mrs Emma L C TAYLOR

Staff

Mr Kieran DEMPSEY

Staff

Mr John D PAYNE

STAFF 1957 2009.

Mr Eric P J POLLARD

STAFF 1958 1981.

Mrs Ann PAYNE

STAFF 1960 1972

Mr Malcolm COUSINS

STAFF 1970 1995

Mr Malcolm M FRY

STAFF 1972 1976

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