Alan Williams is trying to locate Peter Whelan, an Old Boy who went on to RMA Sandhurst. Alan writes:
There is a group of us having a reunion in August and we all would like Peter to be there, but he has disappeared off the radar! It was a very long time ago (1965-66), so my enquiry is a long shot I know.
Please get in touch if you can help out.
Christopher Williams writes to let us know that his father, Dr Raymond Williams CBE, an Old Boy who went on to become the Director of the Scotland Yard Forensic Science Laboratory, passed away last November. An obituary was printed by the Bournemouth Evening Echo.
Pascal Cousseau writes to us from France to ask if we can help to trace Andy Chamberlain. He says:
I have been involved, a long time ago, in the exchange between Bournemouth School for Boys and Cholet in the west of France. I also spent one year as a French assistant in your school, from September 1982 to July 1983. I had a very good English friend at this time, Andrew Chamberlain, but I lost personal contact with him several year ago. He was in your school roughly between 1974 to 1978. He was living in St Lukes’ Road by this time and went to Aberystwyth University to follow French Studies.
Unfortunately, Andy Chamberlain is not one of our members, although we know that he used to play for the Old Boys cricket club in the late 1970s while still at school and in university holidays. If you have any information about Andy, please let us know.
Roger Shore has written to us to share a panorama photo (PDF, 2Mb) of the school from 1933. Roger writes:
My father was at Bournemouth School between 1929 and 1936. I followed in his footsteps between 1960 and 1967. There were six masters who taught both me and my father, although I can only identify five of them in that photo at present. That would be Messrs Cushion, Dodds (a truly dreadful man, as I’m sure you already either know, or will have heard!) Walker, Williamson and Wiseman. The 6th – Mr. Dixon (who went on to become deputy head) – I haven’t yet identified…
Roger is surely right that this may be of interest to some of you, although as he notes the very youngest in that photo will be at least 90 by now.