Michael Shergold writes : "I see that Peter Cushing appears on the new commemorative (GREAT BRITONS) UK postage stamps, issue date 16th April
Is he the first Old Purleian to appear thus..
A bit before my time 1946-52 but he did visit the school and spoke to crowd of us in the old gymnasium shortly after his appearance in the film of Hamlet.."
Don Chapman writes from Canada:
"I was unaware that Peter Cushing was honoured with a stamp. Great.
Yes I well remember Peter Cushing coming to the school. We were in the Art class with Mr. Payne that day and Cushing answered questions. I bet he enjoyed the being lauded as he was not yet famous. Acting Osric as a fop won't have been one of his greater moments. I think his visit was before the whole school went over to a Caterham Valley cinema to see the film. Dr Burchall yelled out to quiet us when the school roared with teen testosterone approval at Ophelia (Jean Simmons) showing her thigh when falling on some castle steps. :-)"