It was between 8 and 9 am on Thursday 16th April that I received a telephone call. A voice- unfamiliar - announced that he was speaking from Adelaide, South Australia.
News from OBs
By a series of coincidences I found myself involved with an expedition to follow the escape route of Jan Baalsrud, a soldier with the Linge Company, in one of the most extraordinary feats of endurance and survival against the odds to come out of the last war.
In a moving ceremony, an Old Brightonian’s sword, hanging in the College Chapel for generations, was returned to “active duty”. Captain Anthony Harris took possession of the sword of his great grandfather, General Sir Francis Tuker, who was a member of School House before joining the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1914.
Brighton & Hove Albion supporter, Paul Samrah (L. 1972-77) has won the EA SPORTS Fan of the Year Award at the 2008 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo's Top 50 Football League Players.
As many Old Brightonians will be aware, Peter died on 2nd October 2007. His memorial service at Bishop Hannington Church on 10th October was attended by several hundred friends from Peter’s wide range of interests, a tribute to the affection and respect in which he was held. Peter himself had a long association with Bishop Hannington Church as a member of the welcoming team “meeting and greeting” members of the congregation as they arrived for services in his own inimitable way.
Paul (L. 1978-81) and Anastasia Witts are delighted to announce the birth of a son Oliver Joseph, born in Eastbourne District Hospital at 1.15am on Monday 9/7/07. A strapping lad (like his Dad) at 8lb 6oz. All the Witts's (including daughter Sophie age 9) are doing fine.