In the early hours recently, I lay awake with vivid memories of my Marlborough years vividly flowing through my mind. Chapel Having been quite a successful chorister at King’s, Cambridge, I was immediately recruited into the choir. Mark Santer (later Bishop of Birmingham) was often at the organ and very good too. I started off […]
Part 2 of Anthony Dowlen’s collection of fabulous photos from the early 60s continues with his photos of the production of Hamlet in 1964. We’d love to hear from you if you are in the photos. Do send in any memories you have of your time at the College to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Dowlen (C1 1961-65) sent us in some wonderful images of a CCF Inspection from either 1963 or 64. Do let us know if you are in any of the pictures. Part 2, images of the Hamlet production in 1964, will be shared later in the week.
During my parents medical training at Guys Hospital they grew to admire the many OMs they met and that’s why I found myself in A House at the start of 1951. This was towards the end of F M Heywood (Master 1939-52) years as master. From the beginning it was clear that his influence was […]
In the College’s latest edition of Marlborough in a Hundred Objects, they focus on the Mound, its buildings and its impact on cultural life within our campus and beyond. They have also recently covered Lady Hertford’s Grotto and Garden, the Castle Foundations and The Wedgwood Stones. You can see the latest installment here.
George Long (B1 1960-64) Like most Marlburians, my name will never be emblazoned on the Chapel walls, and that invitation to sherry at the Master’s Lodge after the Sunday morning service has not yet appeared. But perhaps I can claim to have been present at one mildly significant occasion: the final journey of the Marlborough […]
As I, plus a couple of fellow OMs with whom I have remained closely in touch, reach our 89th birthdays, I would venture to add our names to be included in the [OM Memories section of the website]. They are F.G. Coles (B2 1945-49) and T.M. Halton (B1 1945-49). Gale Coles (always “Freddy” at MC) […]
In 2002 Alastair Edmonds, Richard Kelly and Alex Wainwright, all C1 1997 – 2002, cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a triplet to rase funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, in memory of Hugo McDermott (B1 1998 -2001) who died of a brain tumour in 2001. Peter Mynors (C3 1954 – 59) lent […]
Andrew Lim (C2 1975 – 80) sent us this wonderful photo of a tree planting by HRH Princess Anne and Cpt. Mark Phillips (C3 1962 – 66) at the College. If you have any memories of this day – or others – you would like to share do send them in to the Club Office- […]
This week is National Boarding Week. Now in its fifth year, the idea of having a week in the year to celebrate the benefits of boarding school life was revived by the Boarding Schools’ Association and is now supported by many boarding schools nationwide. This year the focus is on celebrating the importance of health […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I have just showed the most recent publication I have received (“Marlborough Together”, Autumn 2018) to my mother, Sheila Elliott, and she was thrilled to see pictures of the place in which she spent about 20 years of her early married life. She was especially interested in the celebrations of 50 years of girls at […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.