The Old Godhelmian Association (OGA)

Keeping in Touch

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As circulated by email (but with many bounces):

 

Dear OGA member

 

We are sorry to inform you that the officers and committee of the Association will be unable to continue as from now, due to ill health, relocation and advancing years.

 

We are conscious that this is the year for the biennial Reunion, with the college provisionally booked for 20 October, but this will not be possible unless a new committee can be formed. That said, Judy Stoker and I are very happy to advise as to past procedures.

 

We therefore invite your thoughts as to how take 20 October forward, and indeed on the future of the Association. We look forward to hearing from you and are very hopeful that a new committee can be formed. It would be a shame if the Association has to be archived.

 

Talking of which, I am in contact with Surrey County Council’s archivist who is keen to explore the possibilities of gathering items about GGS together for the sake of posterity.

 

I am assured by the Information Commissioner’s Office that we will be exempt from the requirements of the new Data Protection Act (effective 18 May).  This email is going to every email address we have, though I fear a number will bounce where mailboxes have been changed or are no longer in use. A few OGs have requested postal notification, and we shall accommodate them.

 

Yours in anticipation

 

Mike Brayshaw

Secretary/Treasurer

Old Godhelmian Association

E:  oga@theoga.org;  W:  www.theoga.org

58 Upper Brighton Rd, Worthing   BN14 9HT

T:  01903 239753

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Geoffrey Brown

Peter and Marion Beck sent this note:-Died on August 8 2008.

RIP

 

 Peter and Marion Beck sent this note:-

Geoffrey was a good friend of mine in the final years of Godalming Grammar.

Those who were in the small classes of Upper 4th and Upper 5th(created especially for us younger folk too young to sit examinations ) will remember him. On leaving school he told me that he was  "going to a Path. laboratory to study blood".

When I caught up with him in the last few years I found that he had spent his whole working life in that field, travelling to attend conferences etc.

in foreign lands. 
We re established contact some 11 years ago. He attended the 2000 reunion after calling in here whilst camping in the Forest in the summer of that year.
Marion and I saw Rosemary and Geoff last year in Huntingdon and the 'cup of coffee' extended to several hours of hospitality although there were serious health problems within the family.

 

Our thoughts are with Rosemary and the boys at this sad time.

 

 

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