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sometimes it results that the person has passed away. With the help of
Mick Eyles we have tracked down the following obituaries for our former classmates. May they rest in peace.
Annie Johnson nee Fraser
Written by Nigel Kerton on .
The wife of Marlborough'sTown
Crier Alfie Johnson, Annie, was his soul mate and his former teenage
sweetheart he said after she died on Saturday at Great
Mrs Johnson, 68, died about 18 hours after being admitted to the Swindon
hospital last Friday after her health began to deteriorate rapidly at Coombe
End Court nursing home where she had been cared
for over the past two years.
Her husband and their daughter Diane were at her bedside when she passed
Mrs Johnson, nee Fraser, who was born and brought up in Ogbourne St Andrew,
had been confined to her bed by failing health in the months before her death.
Mr Johnson, who celebrates his 21st year as Marlborough’s
town crier next May, said his wife’s death had been a happy release for her.
She was educated at the former Ogbourne St Andrew village school before
attending Marlborough Secondary
which was on The Common at the time.
After leaving school she went to work for the former Pelhams Puppet factory
in Marlborough which during the
Sixties and Seventies was one of the town’s largest employers.
She was still in her teens when mutual friends arranged a blind date with Mr
Johnson who was at that time as employed as a shoe repairer after completing
his National Service in the Army where he was a bandsman.
Mrs Johnson, who outlived her two brothers, was married in 1977 in St
Andrew’s Church at Ogbourne and the couple honeymooned in Southsea before
moving into the London Road
cottage that was home for the rest of her life.
Their wedding invitations invited guests to the marriage of Bubbles and Yop.
She was nicknamed Bubbles by her workmates because of her smiling
personality and Mr Johnson had been called Yop by army mates.
Mrs Johnson continued to work for Pelhams after the birth of their daughter
and her pastimes were knitting and sewing.
She was a great supporter of the town’s former carnival, made costumes for some
of the entries and acted as chaperone for carnival queens for many years.
Most of all Mrs Johnson was known for her support for her husband’s role as
town crier and he rarely turned out without her.
Mr Johnson, 15 years her senior, said: “She looked after me 150 per cent as
town crier. Annie would always make sure my costume was smart and that my bell
“Not only did she accompany me everywhere, she also acted as my official
After leaving Pelhams Mrs Johnson became a volunteer helper at the Jubilee
Centre for some years until a debilitating condition left her virtually
Daughter Diane said: “Anything to do with animals or babies then Mum was in
At the time of publication details of the funeral arrangements have still
not been finalised.
At the start of the Town Council meeting on Monday evening
(December 15), Mayor Marian Hannaford-Dobson invited councillors, officers and
members of the public to stand for two minutes silence in memory and in honour
of Annie Johnson.
A former Samaritan and charity shop manager who put caring for others at the
centre of her life has died, aged 71.
Gillian Worsdell passed away on September 17 after suffering internal
complications after a fall.
Mrs Worsdell, nee Woolford, was born in Aldbourne in 1943 and attended the
village school before progressing to Marlborough Secondary Modern.
After leaving school, she worked at Ramsbury Building Society as a typist.
Her husband, Ken Worsdell, said the couple met when Gill was aged just 15
and he was 17.
“We met at a local pub in Aldbourne,” he said. “And six weeks after I met
her, I proposed to her.
“I talked to her when she was 15 and after a few weeks, I realised I’d never
meet anyone like her and that’s why I proposed.”
However, Ken’s proposal was not immediately accepted.
“We got married in 1961, three years later,” he said. “But she didn’t accept
straight away, saying ‘I don’t think my mum would approve’.”
The couple went on to have three sons; Nick, now 48, who lives in Virginia,
in the US, Edward, 46, who lives in Avening and 42-year-old Matthew, who lives
After the birth of Edward, Gill was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)
and was later forced to change her work patterns as a result, working part-time
Barnardo’s charity shop in Swindon, rising to the
position of manager, before her illness meant she needed to take things easier.
“Gill’s MS became progressively worse and after seven years at Barnardo’s
she found she was unable to carry on working,” said Ken, a painter and
decorator by trade who later became a manager at factories across the county,
as his wife would not leave their home in Arun Road, Hayden Wick.
“Not to be defeated, she joined The Samaritans,” he said. “Being a good
listener, this was one thing she she could do, as she could do it sitting
Ken said her work at Barnardo’s and for The Samaritans perfectly ecapsulated
his wife and her nature.
“She was the most wonderful woman you could wish for,” he said. “All the
good work she did, she would do anyone a good turn.
“Gill will be sadly missed by all her friends.
“They, like me her husband and her three sons, have lost someone who, no
matter how much pain she was in, always made time to listen and give advice.”
Before she died, Ken said she spoke to him of her pride for her sons and
their achievements, as well as remebering the holidays the couple spent
together, from their honeymoon in Jersey, to a tour of Egypt.
“Then she put her arm around (my) neck and said ‘thank you for a wonderful
marriage, thank you for three wonderful boys and thank you for looking after me
for all these years. I could not have anyone more wonderful to look after and
care for me’.
“She then gave (me) four kisses; one for me and one for each of our three
boys and her last two words were ‘love you’.”
Mary Rose Rippon nee Farley : Obituary
Published in the Peterborough
Telegraph & Citizen on 23rd
October 2014 (Distributed
RIPPON Mary Rose, aged 76 years. Passed away peacefully at The Hermitage on the 17th October 2014.
Beloved Wife of the late Alec. Much loved Mum of Lyn, Stephen, Andrew, Derek
Mother-in-Law of Kerry, Nayyer and David.
Also a loving Nan. Funeral service at Holy Trinity
Church, Coates on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 2.00pm, followed by interment at
Coates Churchyard. Floral tributes may be sent to: H.E. Bull & Son Funeral
Directors, 61, Inhams Road, Whittlesey,
PE7 1TT. Tel: 01733 203573.
- Thursday, 17 July 2014
NASH Dudley Passed away peacefully on Monday 14th July 2014, aged 69 years. Dearly loved husband
of Claire, much loved father of Marie, Donna and Sharlene, grandfather of Jordan,
Summer, Paolo, Samuel, Jacob and Zach. Brother to Nita. Sadly missed by his
family and all who knew him. Funeral Service to be confirmed. Colourful dress.
Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Cancer Research and Multiple
- Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Stewart Anthony RUMBOLD
RUMBOLD Stewart Anthony 14.04.1951 – 18.05.2014 Passed away peacefully at
home, surrounded by family. Loved by all that that crossed his path, a devoted
Husband, Dad and Granddad. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday 29th May 2014, A Thanksgiving service
will be held at St Marys Church, Marlborough,
11:30am. Family flowers only please
with all loving donations to ‘The Prospect Hospice
Archive - Thursday, 25 July 2013
Stephen James Messenger
MESSENGER Stephen James “Steve” Peacefully at home, with his family around
him, on July 19, 2013 aged
67 years. Much loved brother of Maurice (deceased), Hazel, Val, Janice, Jenny,
Wendy, Charlie, Toddy, Colin, Kim and Debbie. Dear uncle to Gary.
A very special uncle. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral Service at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on
Tuesday, July 30 at 10.30am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for
Macmillan Cancer Care
Archive - Thursday, 21 July 2011
Father-of-four Percy Howell, who played with the Kennet Vale brass Band for
many years, died at home on Monday at the age of 73.
His death came nine weeks after being told he had lung cancer.
Mr Howell, who was always known as Titch to friends, died at his home in
Purcells Court in George Lane in Marlborough on Monday with his wife June at
The funeral takes place at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday at 11am when it is hoped the Royal British Legion branch
standard will be carried in honour of his long membership including former
Mr Howell was born in Marlborough
in Riding School Yard in the High Street.
His father was a coalman with DW Free and Sons but was to die at Dunkirk
during the Second World War.
After going to St Peter’s Junior and Marlborough Secondary Modern schools Mr
Howell trained as a carpenter but then joined the 14/20th Kings Hussars
specifically to become a bandsman.
After nine years service, which included postings to Germany
where his son Paul was born, Mr Howell returned to the building trade as a
carpenter and worked for a number of local building firms.
He played with the old Marlborough Town Band before it merged with Overton
band and became the Kennet Valley Band.
“He could play everything from cornet to bass ... if it could be blown he
could play it,” said his wife.
Mr Howell played with the Kennet Valley Band for many years and occasionally
attended Kings Hussars reunions.
Mr and Mrs Howell met at the local cinema and were married in 1960 after a
Mrs Howell recalled. “We got engaged when I was 16, un-engaged when I was 17
and re-engaged when I was 19.”
The couple lived at Barnfield for most of their married life but moved to
Purcells Court 14 years ago.
Mr Howell is survived by one of his two sisters,
Audrey, his wife, daughters Teresa and Mandy, sons Paul and Kevin and by four
Archive - Thursday, 13 May 2010
One of Marlborough and Avebury’s best loved characters Billy Paget has died
Mr Paget, 64, lived at Avebury Trusloe but as the cancer which had spread
through his body worsened he went to stay near Doncaster
in Yorkshire with his sister Sheila Hobson who nursed
him and was with him when he died on Tuesday last week.
Known to everyone as “Billy”, Mr Paget was left handicapped after a
childhood illness which resulted in oxygen starvation to his brain.
He was born at Winterbourne Monkton but spent most of his adult life at
His mother died 21 years ago and his father died seven years ago, after
which he was cared for by his nephew Steven Hobson for some years.
Mr Paget loved travelling with Mr Hobson, an Elvis Presley impersonator, to
engagements in some of Europe’s top holiday spots.
Mr Paget went to Avebury School
and then to the secondary modern in Marlborough.
He also went to a day centre in Pewsey.
After school he worked on farms in the Avebury area for some years before
going to live at the former Postern House hostel at Orchard
Road in Marlborough
and he worked in the former and adjacent Adult Training Centre.
Billy Paget loved being with people and he was delighted when the former
Gateway supermarket, that later became Somerfield, took him on as a general
He was in his element, said his sister, serving the general public and
regarded everyone as a friend.
After Somerfield closed he worked for M&S Simply Food and he was
devastated when that store closed and he was made redundant.
He was a staunch supporter of Avebury cricket and soccer teams and loved
taking photographs which he proudly showed to his many friends among the store
customers in Marlborough.
Mr Paget leaves his sister, nephew Steven and niece Tina.
The funeral is on Tuesday May 18, 11am
at St James Church in Avebury.
Archive - Thursday, 16 September 2010
Grandfather Brian Philpott, 67, who followed his father into engineering,
died at his home in Berrycroft in Mildenhall, on September 3 following a long
The funeral took place in St John
the Baptist Church
in Mildenhall yesterday.
He was born on Christmas Day 1942 when his parents, the late Jack and Ivy
Philpott, were staying at a grandmother’s home in Swindon.
Mr Philpott was brought up in Alma Place
and St Margaret’s Mead in Marlborough
with his younger brother Geoff, an older brother having died while still a
Mr Philpott joined the Scouts and played soccer for Ogbourne St George Under
After leaving the old Secondary Modern School on The Common in Marlborough,
Mr Philpott followed his father into TH White’s in Marlborough
where he was apprenticed as an agricultural engineer.
After their marriage, he and his wife Barbara settled in Mildenhall where
they brought up their two daughters Karen and Sarah.
Mr Philpott worked for Hiscock and Smith in Pewsey, followed by Preformation
in Swindon. He then worked for the Tenable Screw Company
in Marlborough for 25 years until
failing health forced him to take early retirement.
He had been ill for about four years when he died.
He played darts for the Roebuck Inn and Queen’s Head in Marlborough
and for the Horseshoe at Mildenhall and, in his younger days, won many
Mr Philpott is survived by his wife and daughters and grand daughters Hannah
and Ashleigh His family has asked for donations to Cancer Research UK
- Thursday, 17 December 2009
Lifelong batchelor Ted Sprules, who worked for the Gale’s honey farm in Marlborough,
has died at the age of 73.
Mr Sprules was born in Marlborough
where his family lived in Kingsbury Terrace. He had three brothers Ray, Alan
and Gordon, who all died before him.
For many year he worked for the Gale family from Mildenhall whose honey
processing plant in London Road
is now occupied by Gale’s Ground homes.
Gales had hundreds of hives which they sent all around the country so that
the bees could benefit from farm crops and moorland areas.
Some years later Mr Sprules became a gardener for the local council,
maintaining his love for working out in the open.
In retirement Mr Sprules lived in Savernake Court
in Salisbury Road but was
latterly confined to a wheelchair after becoming paralysed on one side
following a stroke while undergoing heart bypass surgery 13 years ago.
However, thanks to the support of his close friend John “Rusty” Philpott
from Kingsbury Terrace, he was able to remain independent, said his
sister-in-law Madge Sprules, who lives in the Midlands.
Mrs Sprules said: “Ted loved Marlborough
and never wanted to live anywhere else.”
Mr Sprules is survived by two sisters-in-law, Madge and Sylvia, and by
numerous nephews and nieces.
His funeral takes place today at noon
at St Mary’s Church in Marlborough
with donations in lieu of flowers for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal
Archive - Thursday, 11 June 2009
OBITUARY: Marian Elizabeth Hilliar
Maria Hilliar who had lived with husband Peter in Kingsbury
Street in Marlborough
since their wedding 35 years ago has died in the Prospect Hospice just four
months after doctors told her she had cancer of the lung.
Many people will recall Mrs Hilliar, 70, working with her close friend Rose
Edwards in the offices of the former building firm Burts the Builders in London
Road where they also ran the town’s gas offices
She is survived by her husband, one brother, Peter, and by her only sister
June Plank whose husband, Mick, died just 15 months ago.
One of her nephews Wayne Plank is flying home from Dubai
where he lives and works for her funeral.
She was born in Savernake Hospital
and lived her entire life in Marlborough
being brought up in Rawlingswell Lane
and then Laineys Close until she married at St Mary’s Church in 1974.
Mrs Hilliar was a home loving person although she and her husband enjoyed
many holidays with Mrs Edwards and her late husband, Happy (Philip).
More recently Mr and Mrs Hilliar enjoyed short break holidays at the coast.
Her husband said: “She loved anything to do with CSI (crime scene
investigation) on TV and on her many videos and DVDs.”
Mrs Hilliar had been looked after by the Prospect at Home nursing team
before she was admitted to the Prospect Hospice at Wroughton two weeks before
her death in the early hours of Saturday.
Her husband said: “Marie bore the pain quite bravely and never ever
complained or said she was in any pain although clearly she was.”
The funeral is on Monday at Kingsdown crematorium at Swindon,
2pm, and the coffin will arrive in
the chapel to one of Mrs Hilliar’s favourite songs, Close to You sung by The
In lieu of flowers her family has asked for donations for the Prospect
26 February 2009
ATCHERLEY Dorinda “Wink” Peacefully at home on
February 17, 2009. Much loved wife, mum and nanny. Sadly missed by all
her family and friends. Funeral at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon TODAY,
Thursday, February 26 at 10am. Family flowers only. Donations, if
desired, for Prospect Hospice.
- Thursday, 4 December 2008
Country sports lover Les Cripps, whose wife Hilary died while she was
serving as Mayor of Marlborough less than three years ago, has himself died
while driving a taxi.
Les Cripps was a keen
Mr Cripps, 60, who ran Marlborough Radio Cars for the last 20 years,
collapsed and died as he drove alone between Marlborough and Burbage at about 1am on Sunday.
Another motorist found him collapsed over the wheel and called emergency services
but he was certified dead at the scene at Ram Alley.
Mr Cripps preferred a quiet life to the busy social life that his late wife
enjoyed as a councillor and mayor.
He was fond of country sports and loved walking on the downs with his six
Mr Cripps was the youngest of five children born at Ogbourne St George,
although he was brought up at Clatford where his late father, Arthur, ran a
He worked for years for Thames Water servicing the water pipes and drains
under Marlborough’s streets until
he set up his own business doing the same.
About 20 years ago he started his own taxi firm and specialised in airport
Mr Cripps was a generous man who privately donated to a number of local
He is survived by a sister and three brothers and by three step daughters,
Kim, Amanda and Sharon.
Archive - Thursday, 19 June 2008
ENGINEER Derek Ward has died just a month after being told he had pancreatic
Two years ago Mr Ward, 60, who lived in St Margarets Mead, Marlborough,
suffered a heart attack after which he was advised not to return to work.
He retired from the Tenable Screw Company in Marlborough
where he had worked as an engineer and became a house husband to his wife
Geraldine who runs her own business consultancy.
With medication for his heart Mr Ward was able to enjoy his early retirement
and the music that was a big part of life.
He had always loved country and western music and blue grass and played the
Just over a year ago he took up the banjo as well and his teacher Paul
Bienek from Gloucester played the
banjo at his funeral on Friday at Kingsdown Crematorium at Swindon.
After suffering from stomach pain, Mr Ward was diagnosed with cancer of the
pancreas on May 24.
He was admitted to the Prospect Hospice on Monday last week and died there
later the same day with his wife and daughter Tia at his bedside.
Mr Ward was born in Marlborough
and went to the local schools including the former Secondary Modern when it
occupied Second World War huts on Marlborough Common.
He always worked in the engineering industry, initially for Pressed Steel
Fisher in Swindon, later for Avco Engineering in Marlborough
and latterly for the Tenable Screw Company.
Mr Ward is survived by sister Carol, brothers Michael and Ian and their
mother Florrie Ward. Another sister Valerie, died two years ago.
Cremation took place on Friday and Rebecca Vincent conducted the humanist
service. In lieu of flowers the family asked for donations to Prospect Hospice
Archive - Wednesday, 30 April 2008
College gardener and bee farm
worker Michael Chessell has died at the age 67.
Mr Chessell died at Coombe End Court
in Marlborough where he stayed
following lengthy stays in hospital.
He had suffered several strokes and had developed Alzheimer's disease.
He lived with his wife Anne in Lower Prospect, Marlborough.
The couple met at the Royal British Legion Club. She said: "He asked a
friend of mine for a dance and, when she refused, he asked me instead!"
The couple married in 1972 and lived at Lower Prospect. They had two
daughters and four grandsons.
His wife said: "He was a devoted family man and husband and adored me,
the girls and the grandsons."
Mr Chessell went to St Peter's and the secondary modern, then on to The
After school he went into farming and the building trade, travelling all
over the country to deliver hives for the former Gales honey farm in Marlborough.
But his love was gardening and he developed a career as gardener at the
town's public school.
Mr Chessell had a stroke 18 months ago, followed by several mini strokes,
before developing Alzheimer's disease. His wife praised the care he received
during his last months at Coombe End Court.
Cremation takes place at Swindon at 11am today.
In lieu of flowers his family has asked for donations
to Alzheimer's Research
Archive - Thursday, 8 May 2008
LIFELONG supporter of Marlborough Town FC and long term club treasurer
Andrew Cripps has died at the age of 51.
He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2006 and underwent surgery
and radiotherapy, losing his sight as a result.
He bravely bore his illness and spent the last few months of his life back
home in Marlborough with his
Mr Cripps played for Marlborough Town
when he was younger but retained his interest as a committee member, serving as
vice chairman and treasurer.
He was hugely fond of walking and took part in the Nijmegan Marches in Holland
ten times in which walkers had to cover 30 miles a day for four days.
He also took part in the Sarsen Trail nearer home, walking the 26 miles from
Avebury to Stonehenge on about ten occasions.
He loved walking in Switzerland
in particular and had just returned from a visit when his illness was
Mr Cripps was a keen photographer and was passionate about wines. He
attended several courses on wine appreciation and loved to drive to France
to select wines for his own not inconsiderable cellar.
He was fond of gardening and, after buying his own home in Swindon,
proudly announced to his parents that he had become the tenant of an allotment
at Marsh Farm.
Mr Cripps was one of the organisers of a centenary exhibition at Marlborough
Town Football Club.
He was born in Malta
where his father was serving with the Royal Navy. When he was about 18 months
old, the family moved to Portsmouth
for two or three years before moving to Marlborough.
He went to St Mary's, St Peter's and the former Marlborough
School, taking his A-levels at Swindon
Mr Cripps, who never married, doted on his niece Ella, aged ten.
He loved music of all kinds and was a close friend of the singer songwriter
Nick Harper who at the cremation service last Friday sang a musical tribute he
had written when his own mother, Monica Weston, died from cancer a few years
In lieu of flowers, his family have asked for donations to the Macmillan
- Thursday, 2 March 2006
Hilary Ann Cripps nee Grice
THE MAYOR of Marlborough Hilary Cripps, who died on Thursday evening, knew
before accepting office that she was unlikely to survive the year, her family
Her husband, Les, said mother-of-three Coun Cripps had been ill for more
than three years and knew she was dying when she took office.
Deputy Mayor Bryan described Coun Cripps as "a woman who has loved and
served the community well, as a caring people person, a hard-working councillor
and finally as mayor of this town".
She was small in stature but big in fighting for her community.
She was elected on to the town council and Kennet District Council in 1999,
serving a four year term with Kennet District Council.
Coun Cripps served as recreation committee chairman on the town council
before becoming its deputy mayor in 2004.
Mr Cripps said: "When Hilary said she would do something she did
"She loved Marlborough
dearly. The town, after her family, was her first loved and she was very proud
At a full meeting of Kennet District Council on Tuesday councillors and
senior officers observed a minute's silence in memory of Coun Cripps.
There will be a private funeral service tomorrow at St Thomas More RC Church
and a civic memorial service on Tuesday, 1.30pm
at St Mary's Church.
A book of condolences has been opened at the town hall.
- Thursday, 14 July 2005
Death due to natural causes
A POST mortem examination has revealed 62-year-old Keith Waite, found dead
at his Marlborough home last week,
died from natural causes.
Mr Waite is believed to have been unmarried and had lived a solitary life
for the last decade at his council flat in Newby Acre.
Police made a forced entry after neighbours said they had not seen him for
some days and Mr Waite was found to dead.
He was one of three sons of the late Mr and Mrs Harry Waite who lived in St
Martins in Marlborough. One brother
emigrated to Australia.
Mr Waite attended local schools before taking up an engineering
apprenticeship. He drifted into alcoholism when he was in his early 20s and was
When he was sober he was an erudite man who defended himself at most court
These names are still being researched
Some MSM pupils that are no
longer with us.
Michael George Prout born
1940 died 1988 registered in Marlborough
in the 2nd half of 88
Richard David Simmons born1940
died 2007 GWH registered in Swindon
Keith Richard Lawson born 1941
died 2005 registered Bedford
James Thomas Gannon born
1941 died 1991 registered Marlborough
Simon John Cook born 1941 died
1985 registered Marlborough in Nov
Peter Frank Fraser born 1940
died 1983 in Oxford Hospital
registered in Dec
Peter James Rendle born 1942
died 1980 registered Marlborough in
Roy Anthony Frayling born 1941
died 1986 registered Mansfield in
Roger George Hayward born 1940
died 1994 registered in Marlborough
Albert Newman Edwards born 1940
died 1978 registered in Devizes in Dec
Eric John Castleman born 1940
died 2002 registered in Swindon in Feb
Michael David Hilston born 1939
died 1993 registered in Devizes in Nov
Roy James born 1940 died 1965
registered Marlborough in Mar
Patrick Joseph D'arcy born 1939
died 28th Sep 1989
Anthony Ralph Titcombe born
1939 died 1977 registered Swindon in Mar
Derick John Bryant born 1942 died 1967 registered
Cirencester in Dec
Lawrence Norman Ball born 1942
died 1985 registered Swindon in Jan
Peter Derick Burgess born 1941
died 1990 registered Exeter in Nov
Robert Bull born 1940 died 2007
or 2008 Marlborough
William Frederick Martin born
1941 died 1978 registered Swindon in Dec
Peter David Sutton born 1937
died 2013 Swindon GWH Middle of year
Brian John Thornton born 1937
died 2007 or 8 ish
Ronald F T Cleverley born 1936
died 2003 registered Swindon in Feb
Peter T Page born 1937 died
1998 registered Marlborough in Dec
Ronald A Pike born 1935 died
2002 registered Swindon in Feb
George Robert Simmons born 1934
died 1999 registered Swindon in June
Michael Hand born 1935 died
1999 registered Marlborough in May
Brian King born 1936 died 2014
John Richard Piper born 1938
died 2005 registered Swindon in Aug
Peter Colin Harley born 1938
died 1987 registered Swindon in July
Dudley James Willis born 1937
Leslie Roy Keith Kimber born
1939 died 1988 registered Swindon in June
Robin Patrick Durnford born 1941 died 2003 registered Swindon
Moira Ann Spreadbury nee Nash
born 1943 died 2003 registered Kettering
Sheila Ann Thornton nee Culley
born 1942 died 1987 registered Marlborough
Marion Munn nee New born 1943
died 2003 registered Watford in Jan
Margaret R Kerrison born 1942
died 1971 registered Marlborough in
Sarah E (Sally) Brewer nee
Twine born 1943 died 2006 registered Andover
Pamela Jean Goddard nee Scoof
born 1943 died 2005 registered Marlborough
Margaret Jean Miles nee Amor
born 1936 died 2003 registered Swindon in July
Ruth Elizabeth Rawlings nee
Peck born 1935 died 2008 ish Swindon
Rita Welsh nee Tasker born 1938 died 2003 registered Swindon
Terrance E A Middleton born
1943 died 2011 ish Tewkesbury
Maurice Keith Messenger born
1938 died 2005 registered Bristol
John M S Fraser born 1936 died
1983 registered Swindon in Dec
John Street born 1937 died 2011 Swindon
Matthew Ronald Welsh born 1935
died 1989 registered Marlborough in
Gordon Denis Whatley born 1946
died 1985 in Oxford Hosp in Jan
Carolynne Ann Whatley nee Gunning born 1946 died 1999
registered Marlborough in April
Christopher Thomas Maslin born
1950 died 1969 registered Oxford in
Michael Anthony Cady born 1950
died 1998 registered Wantage in July
Linda Roberts nee Portsmouth
born 1950 died 1997 registered Swindon in Oct
Marilyn Sanchez nee Beasant
born 1947 died 2001 (cemetery)
Charlie Hawkins born 1936 died
Muriel Hawkins nee Watts
born 1941 died 2003 (cemetery)
Glyn Simper born 1937 died 2003
W M (Mike) Watts
born 1935 died 2006 (cemetery)
Lane nee Smith born 1943 died 2006 (cemetery)
Susan Mary Copeland nee Eyles
born 1943 died 2005 registered Swindon March
Michael J E Palmer born 1944 died 2014
Anthony William Crome born 1951 died 2004 Swindon Aug
Valerie Ward born 1950 died 2006 Swindon Aug
Michael R G Knight born 1940 died 2014 Marlborough Sep
Harry James Cook born 1938 died 1990 Devizes Feb
Arthur T Shewry born 1939 died 2000 Carmarthen
Paul Henry Smith born 1949 died 2011
Thanks to Ron Ebrey & Pete Francis copies of the long forgotten School magazine produced in the early 1950s has come to light.
Enjoy some of its content. Updated 17th February 2010
Yet more editions of the "Commoner" have arrived From July 1951 & July 1952
Thanks Ron Ebray & Pete Francis for a fascinating glimpse into the past.
A very different school to the one I personally experienced in the 1960's.
If your memory has been jogged by "The Commoner", please send in your comments or memories, Thanks