OM Memories by Clive Arnold (C2 1967-71) – Canal Clearing

History to Canal Clearing: Pewsey Wharf 1969-1971 I joined the MC Works Group in September 1968. This group was responsible for bank maintenance on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Pewsey Wharf some 6 miles from MC on Wednesday afternoons. This involved cutting back overgrown weeds, bushes and brambles along the towpath. Our tools were […]

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Memories of Bob Peel (CR 1960-91)

People have commented on how much fun making music was with Bob. It really was, and he was also a very entertaining man, a great storyteller and the warmest of people in his slightly shy way. He saw the funny side of life, and of people. And he used music to bring people together. But […]

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Memories of Bob Peel (CR 1960-91)

We will be sharing memories of Bob Peel (CR 1960-91) over the next few days. Today Alexander Arkwright  (CR 1995-) remembers filling Bob’s shoes and looks back on his lasting legacy.   I inherited the conductorship of Brasser in 1995 from John Iveson who was Bob’s successor four years earlier and, although there was a […]

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OM Memories – Of Asian Flu

Christopher Cannon (B2 1956-61) emailed us with this memory of living through a previous pandemic. We felt guilty but it did make us laugh. He said we could share it with you all in the hopes that it puts a smile on your face too. “Covid-19 brings back a painful memory. It was 1957 when […]

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Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes (CR 1920-46) who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department […]

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Coal Mines and Currant Buns

by Tony Kenber (B2 1961-65) John Dancy was headmaster throughout my time at MC and I remember him as a pioneering liberal educationalist who made a big contribution to the College’s development. He was instrumental in starting the moves towards co-education and was a key member of the Public Schools Commission which I seem to […]

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50 Years of Girls Celebrations – A Recent Reminiscence

by Checkie Hamilton (MO 2013-18) It seems odd being asked to reminisce about my time at Marlborough having only left the College a mere few months ago. It seems perfectly natural to be back at the beginning of September and I have even been mistaken for a student giving a house tour this morning! Arriving […]

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Brasser in the 60s and 70s

After we shared Sue Canney’s (LI 1970-72) photo of the Brasser on 2nd November, Tom Stevenson (LI 1966-71) sent us in several more which we also love. If you want to see the full images, we have shared them on MC Global Connect in the newly created Brasser Group.

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