A Tribute to Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) by Edward Twohig

The tribute to artist Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) delivered by presenter/producer John Bowman on RTE Radio 1 on Bowman: Sunday broadcast on 19th July at 8.30am propelled me to write the below and share with you. This radio programme was fortified by reading ‘Derek Hill, An Appreciation’ by the Earl of Gowrie, autographed by Derek Hill and inscribed ‘for […]

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Rosemary Groves (CR 1992-2005)

Rosemary Groves (CR 1992 – 2005) died in June 2020 following a long illness. Rosemary was Deputy Head and Senior Admissions Tutor during her time at Marlborough. She also held the post of Acting Master from October to December 1999 and remained a valued supporter of the College. You can read a full obituary in […]

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OM Business – Pass It On

Harry Heneage (SU 2014 – 19) and Jude Fry (PR 2014 – 19) have set up Pass It On – a peer-to-peer market place for second hand school kit. ‘With Pass It On, we think we’ve put our fingers on two important facts: parents are paying a lot for their school kit and students leaving […]

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Obituary – David Briggs (B1 1931 – 36)

John Davidson –  David –  Briggs (B1 1931-36) died on the 16th March 2020 aged 102. He was headmaster of King’s College School from 1959 to 1977 and had an amazing choral history, he was the last surviving chorister who sang in the historic first BBC broadcast of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols […]

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Patchings post-Marlborough

Since leaving Marlborough College in 2006 after 17 and 26 years in Elmhurst Boarding House, the Patchings – Ann (CR 1990-2006) & Mitch (CR 1980-2006) – moved to Samoens in the French Alps to renovate La vieille Ferme then to create LvF Alps. They wrote in to tell us how they’re getting on. “Son Dan […]

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Obituary – Sir Desmond Rice (LI 1938-43)

Major-General Sir Desmond Rice, KCVO, CBE (LI 1938-43) died on 14th July 2020, aged 95. The following is taken from Wikipedia. “Major-General Sir Desmond Hind Garrett Rice, KCVO, CBE was a British Army officer and courtier. He was Director of Manning (Army) between 1977 and 1978 and Vice-Adjutant-General between 1978 and 1979; he was then […]

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Win for the Blues

The Blues retained the CMJ trophy on Sunday, beating a Radley Rangers side by 98 runs. Game was brilliantly set up by a patient 74 from Alex Combe (PR 2010-15) and some powerful hitting from Chris Freeman (SU 2010-15) and Will Davies (C3 2012-17) to finish. Will then went on to take 5-30 as the […]

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Obituary – Stuart Gordon Lorimer (C3 1947-51)

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Stuart Gordon Lorimer Gordon Lorimer was born in Edinburgh in 1934 and educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In 1954, he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, serving with the 1st Battalion in Berlin (platoon commander), Bury St Edmunds (2IC A Company) and Cyprus (Intelligence Officer). […]

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