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Michael Gee (School House 1942-46)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Michael (Mike) Gee, passionate glider pilot; loving husband of Moragh; father of Toby, Hilary, Jonny and Piers; grandfather of Sam, Jasper, Zebedee, Rory, Loma and Thalia. ..

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Dr James Houston (1930-34)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Known to his colleagues as “George”, Houston was Dean of Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental Schools from 1965 to 1982, and the first Dean of the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ from 1982 until his retirement two years later. ..

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MHS 1st XV vs Watford Grammar Saturday 19th January 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Mill Hill School 1st XV vs Watford Grammar Mill Hill School lost 7-14 to Watford Grammar at Allianz Park, formerly Copthall Stadium, on Saturday 19th January as the two schools created history to become the first teams to take part in a competitive rugby match at Saracens’ new home.The test event of the pioneering all-weather rugby surface was attended by supporters from both schools, along with Saracens’ Chairman and Old Millhillian, Nigel Wray. While other pitches and grounds around the country struggled to play matches in the ice and snow, the artificial turf pitch at Allianz Park offered a fantastic playing surface.  ..

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Paddy Nolan

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Patrick Nolan, known as Paddy, died on Saturday 19th January 2013. For more than 25 years Patrick had hosted the OMC cricketers and latterly TMCC in an annual cricket match at the stunning ground, Preston Nomads in Fulking behind Devil’s Dyke. Paddy loved sport, in particular cricket, his greatest moment perhaps bowling Justin Langer for a duck! He was always a very congenial host, a brilliant raconteur who was able to recount hilarious anecdotes and jokes which never failed to make the assembled company laugh. ..

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Peggy Turnbull

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Old Millhillians, and in particular Collinsonians of the era 1961-1974, will be sorry to learn of the death of Peggy Turnbull on Wednesday 9th January 2013. Peggy , the wife of housemaster Tony Turnbull, who died in November 2011, was described by one of her sons Alistair as "very much the power behind the throne"; and indeed she will be remembered with both gratitude and great affection by all those boy who were in her care. Our thoughts are with all her family at this sad time. ..

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Matthew Baldwin (Winterstoke 1947-52)

Friday, November 09, 2012

Matthew Oswald Twine Baldwin died unexpectedly of a heart attack, aged 78, on Friday 9thNovember. He was one of that increasingly rare breed – an Old Winterstokian, although he would have been equally happy to be recorded as an Old Belmontian. ..

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1962 Leavers Reunion

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Graham Drake and Robin Mills, who were both in Ridgeway House, organised a reunion of 1962 leavers at the School on Saturday 27th October. ..

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OMC Annual Dinner 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

The annual dinner was a huge success and over 140 OMs and guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Haberdashers Hall. Many attendees commented on the excellent dinner. ..

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Mongolian Madness

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Mongolian Madness By Sasan Nazer and Parthiv Rishi (1993-1998) – You are exhausted having already driven for 12 hours today (but have only covered 120 miles such is the condition of the dirt tracks). Darkness and cold are quickly setting in. You're alone somewhere in the middle of the Gobi Desert in a small three-door hatchback that is falling to pieces.  ..

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AGM & Cocktail Party 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

The AGM was efficiently chaired by Chris Maunder-Taylor and Andy Mortimer was voted on as OMC President for 2012/13 with Peter Wakeham as Vice President. Alan Toulson will take over Chairmanship during Andy Mortimer's Presidency. ..

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Peter Allen (Burton Bank 1971-76)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

At School he was a Chorister (until his voice broke), a goalkeeper for the 1st XI, a thunderous hooker and an impressive squash player. At the age of 16 he headed for Lloyds where he worked in the markets before retiring aged 50 as managing director (North America) at Towers Watson. Laughter was never far away when Peter was around. He was also an enthusiastic stalwart of Lloyds and OMs rugby, his influence equally influential both on and off the field; rugby tours were never quite the same without him. ..

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John McAllister (Ridgeway 1957-62)

Thursday, March 01, 2012

John McAllister grew up at Mill Hill, his father Percy being a key member of the teaching staff from 1925 to 1962 and then Hon Sec of the OM Club until his death in 1970. ..

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Rodney FitzGerald (Murray 1937-39)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Rodney Fitzgerald attended Mill Hill School before going up to Oxford University where he graduated with an MA in French and German. A successful career in the City followed where he was Managing Director of Hinton Hill and Coles Ltd and an Underwriter with Lloyds.. He was also a Liveryman and became Master of the Loriners Company and the Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Company. For his work with the City of London Corporation he became Sheriff (1983 -84) and was awarded the MBE in 2008. ..

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Kenneth Lloyd (School House 1928-31)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Kenneth Lloyd was a champion of physical medicine and rheumatology in Wales. With a combination of vision, forceful personality and political skills he created, more than 60 years ago, the first department in Wales to specialise in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. It was a National Health Service facility designed to respond to, not only the huge clinical demands from the local Cardiff population with a heritage of heavy industries and physical injuries, but also to referrals of patients with chronic rheumatic diseases from across Wales. This formed the nucleus for what later became the first teaching centre in Wales for trainees in rheumatology. ..

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Tony Turnbull

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tony Turnbull, who taught Chemistry at Mill Hill School from 1947-1978, will be remembered above all as Housemaster of Collinson from 1960-1974. He will be remembered for his many contributions to the life of the School, whether as a Housemaster, or as a teacher and Head of Chemistry, or on the sports field. He had a distinguished war service with the Royal Artillery and contributed significantly as an officer in the CCF. For 20 years he ran the boxing but he also turned his hand to badminton, cricket, hockey, rugby and, of course his great love, golf, for which he was instrumental in establishing it as a serious sport at the School. His teaching both inside and outside the classroom will be remembered for his endless patience and commitment and many Collinsonians will be grateful for the happiness and security he inculcated in the boarding house, and he was always capably supported by his wife Peggy. ..

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OMC Annual Dinner 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Club's annual dinner took place on the 10th October at 11 Cavendish Square. Peter Wakeham President welcomed over 200 guests ( number of junior) at the stylish venue which was a near record breaking number of attendees. ..

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Alford House

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The OMC management committe held their January meeting at Alford House. Many of us had never visited the Club and Tim Saunders the manager took us on a guided tour. Alford House does a wonderful job in helping the local youth through offering professional information, advice and guidance. ..

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Kurt Metzer (Scrutton 1946-50)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kurt was born on 3rd June 1932 in Vienna. An exceptionally academic pupil (he could speak about 5 languages) he initially went to school in India before being sent to Mill Hill School – a bit of a shock coming from the warmth of India. But his love of spicy food remained with him as well as an abiding interest in Asian politics and religion. ..

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Major Roy Stroud OBE (Weymouth 1945-50)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Roy Stroud, who died on the 24th April 2011 was born in Bradford and educated at Mill Hill School. In the 2nd world war he was seriously wounded in Libya in 1942 before recovering to fight again and rise to the rank of Major. He worked in textiles achieving significant accolades including Chairman of the British Wool Textile Confederation (1974-76) before his retirement in 1980. He was Life President of Bradford Synagogue, always combining a full Jewish life with full engagement in the wider community. 1n 1981 he was made an OBE and Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire the following year. ..

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His Hon Judge Esyr ap Gywlim Lewis (Ridgeway 1939-44)

Friday, March 25, 2011

When Esyr was born, on 11 January 1926, his father, Gwillym, and his mother, Mary, were living in Clydach Vale in the Rhonda valley in South Glamorgan, where Gwillym was the Minister at the local Welsh Congregational Church. Soon after, Esyr’s father was appointed as the Minister in Narberth, in Pembrokeshire and the family moved there. Esyr and his brother, Michael, who was four years younger than Esyr, spent their early years in Narberth and all his life Esyr retained vivid and happy memories of his childhood in South Wales. ..

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David Harrison (Scrutton 1965-69)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

David Harrison was born on March 2nd 1952 in Hammersmith. He was a fine athlete, winning awards for High Jump, Triple Jump, and sprinting, as well as scoring tries for the Rugby 1st XV as a nimble and versatile winger. ..

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Old Millhillians 2nd XV vs Hitchin at Headstone Lane

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hitchin visited Headstone Lane on the back of a string of victories expecting another win. Their dominant pack put a huge amount of pressure on our relatively small set of forwards which included a fresh batch of gap students from Belmont and Mill Hill and Adam Boxer (Weymouth) who was awarded the OM’s goblet at the schools rugby dinner at the end of the autumn term. ..

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Adrian Johnson (Winterstoke 1948-1953)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adrian arrived at Mill Hill School in 1948 from Sebright School in Wolverley, joining his brother, Malcolm, in Winterstoke House, to be followed by his brother Oliver and following his father, Eric, and uncle, Cyril. Adrian became Head of House and spoke enthusiastically of his years at Mill Hill where he made many good friends whom he enjoyed seeing at the annual dinner in London. No doubt Mill Hill was where he developed his loyalty and commitment to his friends and colleagues and his enduring patience. ..

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Gordon Arthur Stannard (Burton Bank 1939–45)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Born 24th July 1927 in East London and younger brother of Colin (33-38), Gordon was one of a unique handful of OMs whose full MHS career was undertaken at St. Bees Cumberland during WWII. Evacuated from London in September 1939, Gordon started in Burton Bank (Seacote) and embarked on the most memorable period of his life. Mill Hill suited Gordon perfectly. As a talented sportsman, he excelled in all areas of school life, graduating in 1945 with School Certificate, triple colours and minor in Fives, as Senor Monitor and Under Officer. His memory and stories of MHS life are legendary. ..

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Armistice Day 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

For the first time for as long as most people could remember the inclement weather meant that the School and OMs attending could not parade through the Gate of Honour. Nevertheless the laying of wreaths and last post took place in Chapel at the traditional service, at which our new President, Mike Corby, read a lesson. There were some 15 Old Millhillians attending the occasion and they were much moved by the address delivered by the new Chaplain, Dr R Warden, and equally impressed with the singing of the choir under the new Director of Music, Dr O. Medlicott. The School kindly provided a light lunch afterwards for visitors. ..

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Donald Hall (Past Master)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Donald Hall died on 28th October well in to his nineties. He had been a Master at Mill Hill School from 1938-74. After a Ist at Cambridge an illustrious career followed as a Biology and Science teacher at Mill Hill. In 1944 he married Enid Stancliffe, a Winterstoke matron and then became Housemaster of Collinson from 1945-69. He was also Director of Science and Treasurer to the local preservation society. His meticulous care, enthusiasm and scholarship inspired generations of the Medical Sixth, many of whom went on to a career in medicine. He will be remembered with great affection by so many. ..

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Martlet 52

Friday, October 01, 2010

The careers service is going strong and we always welcome requests for help from students and also offers of help from experienced OMs. The sponsorship fund is available to OMs for use in their gap years, for travelling, undertaking projects etc. ..

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Old Millhillians Day 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Old Millhillians Day took place on Saturday 25th September with a full timetable of events for OMs and their families. As usual the School catering department put on a superb BBQ lunch with drinks and although cold, the weather behaved itself by not raining! ..

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Robert Maunder-Taylor (Weymouth 1954-59)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Robert Maunder Taylor passed away on 17th September after a long illness. Robert was the eldest of a second generation of Taylors at Mill Hill and was followed by 3 brothers, two nephews and a great nephew at Belmont. He was head of Weymouth and made his mark in the Corps, where he rose to the rank of Under Officer. One story, oft repeated by Sgt Major Maloney, related to an initiative weekend when the goal was to get as far away and back again within 48 hours. Robert got himself to Edinburgh and requiring proof, entered the Castle late at night. The guard commander, mistaking him for the orderly officer, paraded the guard which he duly inspected. The mistake was realised and a letter of congratulation received by the School. ..

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Vladimir Raitz (Burton Bank 1937-39)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vladimir Raitz, who died on August 31 2010 aged 88, was the father of the modern British package holiday, which he pioneered in the days when the nation was still in the grip of postwar austerity and rationing. In an era of cheap travel, it is easy to forget that 60 years ago few in Britain were able to enjoy a foreign holiday at all. ..

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Alan Woollaston (Winterstoke 1945-50)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Alan Keith Woollaston who died in July at 78 was at Mill Hill from 1945 – 1950 and boarded in Winterstoke House. He was a Middlesex scholarship boy and hailed from The Stationers School near Wood Green which also sent pupils such as Alan Stroud, Norman Tapley, Rex Frayling and Peter Duck to Mill Hill. Alan Stroud was a close friend of Alan’s from 1943 and remembers family get-togethers, Alan’s motorcycling days and his prowess at making highly successful paper aeroplanes for Alan Stroud’s grandsons. ..

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TMCC go on tour

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Last year the 2 teams celebrated 30 years of playing against each other! The match will take place in Fulking, West Sussex. ..

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AGM & Cocktail Party 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The AGM was held on Wednesday 23rd June at 6.15pm at the National Liberal Club. David Short as President was in the Chair and the meeting ran very smoothly. Mike Corby was confirmed as President, and Christopher Maunder-Taylor was elected as the new Vice-President while the executive and the Management Committee were also confirmed. Christopher Maunder-Taylor has been a loyal OM and is a past Captain of the Golf Society. A key issue in the Chairman’s report was the successful negotiation of leasing Headstone Lane to Harrow & St. Mary’s Cricket Club while the meeting approved the updating of the Club rules, a demanding task undertaken by John Watkiss, Alan Toulson and our Chairman.  ..

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General News

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We are sorry to learn of the death of Rev Henry Starkey on 14th June 2010. Rev Starkey was Chaplain of Mill Hill School from 1957-1980 and will be fondly remembered by many OMs. The funeral will be held on Thursday 24th June at the United Reform Church in Winchester. ..

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Tom Jourdan (Ridgeway 1958-62)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tom was born on the 20th August 1944 in the Cresswell Coombe Maternity Hospital in Dumfries Scotland. Soon after Tom was born the family moved to High Wycombe where Tom’s Father joined his father in Law and brother in Law at Parker Knoll. ..

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Peter Parr (Weymouth 1933-39)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Peter Parr died on 21st May 2010 after a short illness just two weeks before his 90th birthday. He was in School House (Weymouth) during the Headmasterships of Maurice Jacks and T.K.Derry. His career at the School was exceptional in that he became both Senior Monitor and was also not only a "triple colour" but Captain of both the Cricket and Hockey teams. The Hockey team was unbeaten against other schools in 1939. ..

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Merit Table 7 Plate final - Old Millhillians 2nd XV vs. Harpenden

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Played at Tring RFC 24th April 2010
After an extremely successful first season in the merit table for the 2nd’s where we ended up 3rd; we had glided our way to the plate final of our merit table. It was a hot day, arguably the hottest of the year so far and the ground was lacking moisture and grass in many places. ..

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Rodney Borgartz 1935-2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rodney Borgartz (Murray 49-52)was born in Harrow on September 21st 1935 and came to Mill Hill in 1948. He was one of the relatively few day boys in those days and consequently joined Murray House. However, in spite of leaving after the Vth form to take up Articles he had already demonstrated a passion and ability for rugby by playing in the Colts XV and forged many friendships which were to last him for the rest of his life. ..

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Michael Thomas (Winterstoke 1949-54)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Michael Robert James Thomas 74 died on Tuesday 30th March 2010. He was born on Monday 16th December 1935 to Robert Leslie Thomas and Dorothy Alice Thomas (nee Saunders). Michael is survived by his wife Joan, his brother Keith, his sister Anne, his daughter Joanne, his son Mark, his grand-daughter Cher-Leigh and his grand-son Dominic. ..

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