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Old Millhillians Day 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

The glorious weather helped to make Old Millhillians Day on Saturday 19th September a lovely occasion. Old Millhillians, several of whom had brough ttheir families caught up with old school friends and Masters and enjoyed a delicious lunch on the Headmaster's Lawn. ..

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OM Football Club

Saturday, August 01, 2015

2014/2015 was a memorable year for everyone involved with Old Millhillians Football Club! ..

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Friday, July 10, 2015

On July 10th 2015 five OM’s plus three wives met in Flanders for the weekend. This trip, to look at some of the First World War sites, was organized and led by Peter Mcdonough, retired MHS master, who has led forty or more tours to the battlefields. Whilst there we had very much in mind the 193 Old Millhillians who died in the Great War. ..

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House of Rayne Exhibition

Thursday, July 02, 2015

THE HOUSE OF RAYNE’S SUMMER RETROSPECTIVE PRIVATE VIEW Old Millhillians are invited to join Friends of the Gallery, at this cultural event. ..

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1965 Leavers Reunion

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The 1965 leavers reunion will take place on Saturday 13th June at Mill Hill School. All OMs who left School in 1965 are welcome. ..

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New Merchandise for sale

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Club has been keen to broaden the appeal of its merchandise to younger OMs, and to introduce a range of items for ladies. Former deputy Head Peter McDonough and marketing assistant and OM Paula Sanchez kindly agreed to lead a project with the help of a number of Sixth Formers and we have been incredibly lucky to have had advice and support from the design and production team at ‘Ted Baker’, whose founder is a school parent. ..

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OMC Annual Dinner 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

The annual dinner took place at the Carpenters' Hall on the 15th October with over 150 attendees. Musicians from the School entertained the guests and President David Short handed over the chain of office to Mike Corby the new President.  ..

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1984 Reunion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

It has just dawned on us that it is in fact 30 years in July since we left Mill Hill School; shocking news indeed!  I am in touch with a few of my contemporaries from our year group and have suggested that we should make an effort to have a get together to commemorate our 30 year anniversary. ..

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John Cranwell (Winterstoke 1948-53)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Apart from my brother, John Cranwell was the only Millhillian I knew before we both joined MHS. He and I grew up in the same north London suburb. We attended the same schools from reception year to the Stationers’ Company grammar school.  ..

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Notice of EGM

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Old Millhillians Club will be held on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at 6.30 pm in the  Lady Violet Room at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1 to deal with the following business: ..

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OM Hockey Match

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Not quite a Valentine’s Day massacre but the school ran out convincing winners against the OMs on 14th February slotting in 3 goals in sometimes monsoon conditions. OMs fought hard but could not breakdown the solid school defence. Despite the conditions both sides enjoyed the encounter. OMs look forward to the re-match! ..

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T John Wright (Priestley 1934-39)

Thursday, January 09, 2014

With the death of John Wright on January 9th 2014, one of the last – if not the last – links with the old ‘pre-war’ Mill Hill has passed.  ..

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St Bees Choral Evensong

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

2014 is the 75th anniversary of the School's connection with St.Bees School in Cumbria and we were delighted to organise a Choral Evensong in the School Chapel to mark the occasion on Sunday 12th January 2014. We were especially pleased that the St Bees School Choir joined the Mill Hill School Foundation Choir in a collaborative service to commemorate the shared history of the two Schools and the evacuation of Millhillians to St Bees during the 2nd World War from1939 until 1945. ..

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Tim Bunyard 1949-2014 (Burton Bank 1963-68)

Saturday, January 04, 2014

The large gathering offamily and friends that attended Tim Bunyard's Memorial Service in the Mill Hill School Chapel onthe 15th January, 2014, was atribute to the high regard and affection that he was held in by so many. Tim, who was educated at Goodwins and then at Belmont and Mill Hill Schools, cultivated a wide circle of loyal friends through his varied, but mainly sporting, interests. ..

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Remarkable OMRFC Victory against Ruislip on 18th April

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

OMRFC triumphed 21 -17 in an extraordinary match against Ruislip II, played at Ruislip,  to lift the North West Middlesex Floodlit Cup for the first time in over 15 years.  Some lively and attractive back play saw the OMs rack up 21 points in as many minutes with 3 converted trys.  After that, the much bigger home pack exerted muscular control and made possession very difficult particularly in the set pieces. ..

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Freddie Thorne (Burton Bank 1943-48)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Freddie Escott Thorne, who was born in Edmonton on the 22nd November 1930, died at The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher on the 3rd November 2013. He was seen on his way by a very large gathering of close relatives and a multitude of friends during a most thoughtful and excellently arranged service at the Parish Church of St Mary, Headley (close to his home in Ashtead), two days prior to his 83rd birthday. ..

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Totteridge Millhillians Fireworks Display

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Fireworks Display will take place on Friday 8th November. It's always a fun evening with entertainment, stalls, bonfire, the bar and of course the fireworks! Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 0203 519 2779. Tickets are £7 adults, children £5 or family ticket at £20. Full details can be found on the Cricket club website ..

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Sir John Batten (Collinson 1938-41)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

John Batten was probably Mill Hill’s most distinguished Physician. He came to Collinson House (then under the care of AD Whitehorn – ‘The Baron’) in 1938 and the following year went with the School to St.Bees.  ..

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Alford House Open Evenings

Friday, October 11, 2013

Did you know that Alford House caters for approximately 300 young people aged 8 to 19 years from the seriously deprived area of North Lambeth? It is run on a daily basis by the General Manager, Tim Saunders, and his small team of paid and voluntary staff. He is supported by the Governors who are a combination of local people and Old Millhillians. They generally have specialist skills e.g. accountants, lawyers, architects, surveyors, managers or are just “worldly wise”. ..

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Sri Jayendra School, Tamil Nadu

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Sri Jayendra School - Mill Hill's Overseas Partnership school in Tamil Nadu - has just produced a website. Those OMs who support Sri Jayendra by sponsoring a child or making donations may be interested to browse through it. ..

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Old Millhillians Day 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Thankfully the weather behaved itself and over 100 OMs visited the School to have drinks in the Octagon followed by a superb lunch in the Dining Hall. It was good to see old and young mix and to have vistirs from afar. Unfortunately the OM 1st XV lost against Cheshunt but the spectators enjoyed watching the match. There was tea and cakes in the afternoon to round offthe day. Thank you to the School for their generous hospitality. ..

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Noel Olsen (Ridgeway 1959-64)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Noel Olsen, who has died of prostate cancer aged 67, was a public health consultant working in areas where there was clear and compelling evidence justifying advocacy for better health and social policy. He was prominent in the lobbying organisations Action on Smoking and Health and the National Heart Forum (now UK Health Forum), where he raised public awareness and he pressurised the tobacco, food and alcohol industries to stop promoting unhealthy lifestyles. He helped persuade the government to adopt more emphatic health warnings on cigarette packets and his work led towards the passing of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotions Act in 2002. ..

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Dr Brian Harley (Ridgeway 1937-42)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Passing on Thursday, August 22, 2013, Dr. Brian Harley, a retired Internal Medicine Specialist. Dr. Harley was born in 1924 and educated in England at Mill Hill School and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School. ..

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Adrian Jones

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Adrian was bought up in Kingsbury and attended Kilburn Grammar School and Battersea College of Technology. He also ganied an Open University degree. ..

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John Addison Smith (Scrutton 1940-45)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

He was a qualified CPA, joined the family business and was subsequently bought out by Dunlop. He continued to work for Dunlop (or successor firms) including assignments in South Africa and Nigeria until retirement in West Sussex, living latterly in Chichester. ..

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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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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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