School - Recollections
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21 January 2002
Firstly, thank you for the most recent update on the teachers
and pupils at Codrington. It is rather fascinating recalling the
With regards the pupils at Codrington, I can add the following;-
Deryck Cantley was killed in a motor bike accident in Johannesburg
round at 1970
Barry Davidson is living somewhere in Johannesburg as is Guy.
John Whitaker has all the details. I will ask him next time I
Ian Rodwell as far as I remember is somewhere in Britain having
been or is in the RAF. Once again John Whitaker has details.
Mike Berry and Tom Eva are two more who you can add to the
1951 list. Last I heard they are both in Zambia in the Lusaka/Mazabuka
Andrew (Tich) Middleton, born 1953? Last heard living in Cape
With regards myself - In 1959 I was in S1. I am now living
in Hilton in KwaZulu Natal not far from John Whitaker. I have
my own business in Personnel and specialising in Agriculture covering
Southern Africa. I have contact with Zambia on a fairly regular
basis. Currently in contact with Doug Cantley and Orville Horton.
As a request would it be at all possible to include some type
of contact details such as e-mail addresses. Would be great to
get in touch with each other. After all it is nearly forty years
that we left Codrington.
Should any further details come to hand I will certainly pass
them on to you.
Rob Buchanan - Codrington 1957 - 1963
Sometime in 2001!
Just a few things I jotted down in a email to Colin Addis.
I recall Anthony and, dimly, Joe Chowles, Vernon Cantlay along
with Willy Boshoff all are remembered as being very grown up -
must have been at least two years older than me!
Michael O'Connel the head's son - Grant Bowker - Fiona Gregor
whose ringlets and pigtails were fair game in our classroom!
Quite a lot of other names are remembered, particularly when
jogged by looking through 'The Duiker' but faces and personalities
fail to come to mind.
Bok-bok at the tree.
The climbing frame where I remember sitting learning my lines
for 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
Kick the can and three sticks behind the hostel.
Somebody nearly killing himself behind the old generator house
with a home made super firework made from leftovers from Bonfire
The tunnel at the bottom of the big football pitch which was
constructed by our elders after seeing Colditz Story - luckily
discovered before it got anywherenear the four strand non-electrified
Being slippered by Saundie forbeing in a mess from helping
construct Kariba dam complete with water, again down at the tap
at the bottom of the pitch (I was always more interested in things
at the bottom of the pitch rather than on it I'm afraid.
Miss Loots teaching us to swim by standing on one leg beside
the pool and doing the actions - it worked for me!
Saturday bioscope in the hall with the partitions opened up
and sharing a can of caramelised condensed milk bought co-operatively
with a friend from our one shilling pocket money.
Ian Singer - Codrington 1959 - 1962
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