Dear John, Thanks for your mail of 28 July 2007. I was at Kingham from 1947 to 1956, firstly at Plymouth with Reg Durrant and his wife (Ruth, if I recall correctly) and then at Durham with Tom and Minnie Worrell.
John Woollan was the Warden, as the Headmaster was called in those days. Anyone would think it was a borstal! I can't say I remember Bill Parker, unfortunately.
John Gibbons (KHS 2000-2007), in his promotional role with BMW, is tasked with the enviable job of promoting the new BMW i8 by driving it around Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire and photographing it in a variety of locations that fans of the new supercar are challenged to identify! We were delighted to welcome John to KHS earlier this week and to catch up with what he has been doing since his time on the Hill.
It is always good to keep in touch with Hillians. John was part of the US Pentathlon Team until very recently and is remembered for keeping his fencing coach, Mr Mulholland, very much on his toes!
Patron: Lord Adonis of Camden
subject to ratification
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY 26 APRIL 2014 AT 10:45AM
LECTURE THEATRE, KINGHAM HILL SCHOOL
|Ian Allin MBE||Durham/Norwich||1935-1942|
|Ken Wingfield MBE||Plymouth/Norwich||1958-1962|
The KHA are delighted to announce the 2014 200 Club winners drawn at the AGM on the 26th April.
Patron Lord Adonis of Camdon
Minutes of the KHA AGM
Held 18th May 2013 KHS Lecture Theatre 2-30 PM
Committee members present:
Nick Seward (Headmaster, invited), Kenny Winfield (Events), Leo Smith, Brian Dean, Mike Kent (Treasurer), Eddie White, John Hughes, Mike Tadman, Iain Helstrip (Secretary), Simon Briggs (Memorabilia), Simon Howlett (KHSD, Chair stand in).
Those present:- Nick Seward (part time), Jon Montgomerie, Kenny Winfield, Tony Middleton, Leo Smith, Brian Dean, Mike Kent, Eddie White, John Hughes, John Timmins, Bryan Shaw, Mike Tadman, Iain Helstrip.
Apologies for absence:- S. Briggs R. Hughes
Circulation: KHSD web site those present and James Woolliams, Simon Howlett, Amanda Kaye, Jo Cavan & Mr. K. Targett
Address by Peter Wynne-James
at St Nicholas Church, Lower Oddington,
Friday 16 th May 2008
In memory of John Guthrie Essame
1926 - 2008
'Benevolence is like sound health, the full value of it seldom known until it is lost'.
Our loss today is John Essame whose life which was largely devoted to the benefit of others, sadly came to an end on 6 th May at Horton Hospital in Banbury at the age of 81.
As we are gathered here today we can do two things - we can remember together and we can thank God together.
In remembering John our many different recollections are likened to the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which, as they come together, form a total picture of his life. In completing John's jigsaw I am indebted to Paul Harvey (a life long friend of John), Jim Woolliams, Housemaster of Kingham Hill School, and the Old Boys.
John Essame at Kingham Hill School
We have this evening received the following news from Simon Briggs, KH Committee member.
I am sure you will join with us on the School Days team in offering our sincere condolences to Simon and his family and reflect on the sad loss of John from our community.
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