Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Andy "Joe " Dolan is alive

Having disappeared from sight in the 1970's, Andy "Joe " Dolan has been in contact to confirm that he is still with us. 

Here he is back in the day....
Clive Bealey Andy Dolan - Front Row- Mike Clarke Paul Cocks Nick Peaty

Friday, 12 January 2018

Another treat from former pupil and master at PGS, David Coy, now resident in NZ - North Wales, 1959

North Wales, 1959
On Tryfan with Peter Betts, William Bourne, David Coy and others

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

School re-opens on 9th January

Marin Jones writes "School re-opens on 9th January when The Revd Holt will lead us in singing the first part of hymn 333, 'Lord behold us with thy blessing, once again assembled here'. This will be followed by Day 2 Latin when Mr Stachak will be revising the second declension (gender masculine), including the sad tale of Marcus who didn't like the master at his school - " Puer", inquit, "tu laboro numquam" - along with a quick-fire quiz on the demonstrative - hic, haec, hoc; ille, illa, illud.









Saturday, 6 January 2018

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Another Christmas cracker from former pupil and master at PGS, David Coy, now resident in NZ - School Journey 1958

School Journey 1958

French Riviera, French Alps, Switzerland & Brussels Exhibition.  Photo taken near Trummelbach Falls, Interlaken, Switzerland.
David Coy (left), Brian Aish (centre at back), W M Carey & D A Spring (at right)


Friday, 29 December 2017

Robert Starling RIP

Some sad news has been sent from David Fish -  "As the school website often mentions the deaths of past pupils, I am letting you know of the sad and sudden death of Robert Starling last month at the age of 61.  You will probably remember that both of us attended the reunion in 2007.

It seems that he suffered a severe epileptic attack in his sleep; it is apparently rare for this to be fatal.  He had an operation in 2014 to cure his epilepsy, and this had generally been successful but he had gradually reduced his medication since then.  He had recently ceased taking any pills, but had then started having epileptic attacks again.

Robert was at Purley Grammar/High from 1968 to 1976.  In 1987 he moved from Kenley to Settle in Yorkshire, and was active in various local groups and societies.

Regards,"

Fas et Patria

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