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Geoffrey O’Hanlon by Michael Hanson

The following link contains an article written by Michael Hanson about his father, Geoffrey O’Hanlon a former Housemaster and Governor of Sherborne School.

Bridge, Derek J W (Staff 48-86)

Derek Bridge was a man of many parts. By profession, a distinguished schoolmaster of long standing, for more than half a century, he also served the world of cricket with unswerving devotion. Here, his unstinting efforts, both on and off the field, made a most vital contribution to the game at all levels.

The eldest son […]

The Eleventh Day – The Ultimate Account of 9/11, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Anthony Summers (f-61) and Robbyn SwanThe_Eleventh_Day_UK_Web_Pic_Size

Writing with access to thousands of recently released official documents, new interviews and perspectives coming from a decade of research & reflection, Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan deliver the 1st panoramic, authoritative look at 9/11.

For many Americans, 9/11/2001, is […]

Of Moose and Men – Jerry Haigh

Whether you’re a wildlife specialist, an avid hunter, or an armchair veterinarian, Of Moose and Men provides a wealth of information about moose Of_Moose__Menfrom all corners of the world. Follow Jerry Haigh on his adventures with moose both tame and wild, and get an […]

Noel-Tod, Alexander Reginald Noel (h 64-69)

A former librarian at the University of East Anglia and well-known figure in the Dereham area has died. Alex Noel- Tod was 60 and had been suffering from prostate cancer.

Alex was born in Madras, India on 18th June 1951. He went to school in Sherborne, Dorset, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.

After university, […]

Cordingley, Maj-Gen John (c 30-34)

In 1957 Cordingley was selected to form and command 47th Guided Weapons Regiment RA. This was the Army’s first surface-to-surface missile regiment, equipped with American Corporal free-flight, nuclear-armed missiles, a tactical nuclear delivery system for the battlefield.

Nato was heavily reliant on a nuclear capability at this stage of the Cold War […]

Stevens, Major Dick (a 35-39)

Major Dick Stevens, who has died aged 90, was awarded an MC in the Suez Campaign.

In 1956, at the start of the campaign, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (3 Para), together with their French opposite numbers, 2nd RPC Colonial Parachute Regiment, were tasked with leading the Anglo-French landings at Port Said.


Davenport, Lt-Cdr Monty (c 30-34)

Lieutenant-Commander Monty Davenport, who died on April 14 aged 94, crafted crucially important deception plans for naval intelligence during the Second World War, notably helping to bamboozle the enemy during the landings in North Africa and on D-Day.

In September 1939 Davenport was about to start research in pharmacology when he was […]

An Interview with the Rt. Hon. Sir Christopher Chataway

Christopher Chataway has led an extraordinary life. He will be known to many Old Shirburnians as the world record breaking runner who helped Sir Roger Bannister to break the 4 minute mile barrier in 1954 but he was also a successful broadcaster, politician, businessman and charity leader.

He was Captain of Boxing and in the Fifteen at Sherborne as well as being Head of House for Harper. He went up to Magdalen College, Oxford, after National Service, where he was President of the Oxford University Athletics Club. After leaving Oxford with an upper second in P.P.E he started with Guinness before moving to Broadcasting with the new ITN and then the BBC. He was elected for Parliament in Lewisham North in 1958, having cut his political teeth at the London County Council (later the GLC). He lost his seat in 1966 but was elected to the safe seat of Chichester in 1969 at a by-election. He served as the Minister for Posts and Telecommunications in Edward Heath’s […]

Carless, Hugh (a 38-42)

Hugh Carless, who has died aged 86, was a career diplomat immortalised as the long-suffering friend who accompanied the travel writer Eric Newby on his famous “Short Walk in the Hindu Kush”, an expedition which produced one of the best-loved travel books ever written.

Carless was serving as Second Secretary at the British embassy in Rio […]