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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D P (Peter) Brummell

 

Peter Brummell 1           Peter Brummell 2

 

Peter was born in Godalming in 1930 and apart from doing National Service he lived there or in Farncombe all his life.

 

He attended the Grammar School between 1942 and 1949 where he met Dorothy Manfield and they were married in 1955 and had 2 daughters.

 

After National Service which included two and a half years in the Suez Canal region Peter worked at various clerical jobs before training as a teacher. He worked in the Primary Sector at two Godalming schools, Moss Lane and Godalming Middle School.

 

From early days he excelled at sports, was a keen runner, played football and cricket for the Grammar School and continued this interest all his life. He taught games and was responsible for organising many matches and sports days at the schools where he taught. He also had a lifelong interest in the cinema and its history and was something of an authority on the subject

 

He retired in the early nineties and enjoyed reasonable health for several years, but latterly his health had deteriorated and he passed away peacefully in the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice on the 12th of September with Dorothy at his bedside.

 

Peter regularly attended OGA Reunions and will be sadly missed by many.

 

The funeral will be at Guildford Crematorium on Thursday 1st October at 3.00pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired to The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice c/o J Gorringe and Son, 55 Hare Lane Farncombe GU7 3EF

 

Hazel Freeston

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