Thursday, 13 May 2004

In his inimitable style Peter Gough entertained with his entire family over a hundred Friends to a memorable lunch party at Pelham House, Lewes, on Sunday, 28th. March, 2004 to celebrate his 90th. birthday.

Peter joined the staff at the College in 1946 and became Housemaster of Hampden in 1947.

Having been Second Master he left in 1966 to take up an appointment at Aldenham School. He now lives in Southover,Lewes. Amongst the former members of staff were John Page, and Mrs Nada Christie and Mrs. Henderson.

Amongst the OBs present were David Owen (B.1945/48) who in 1948 had an outstanding season at cricket and reached the finals of the Drysdale Cup.

He and S.Christopher.Apps (H/A 1942/46) are both rather deaf so they conversed loudly to the amusement of Leonard C.W.Rea (H/C 1945/51) who had come up from Harbledown near Canterbury for the party...

(Sir) Richard Jolly (A.1948/53), who was one of the early members of Aldrich, was in good form and had many family reminiscences with Chris Apps, and his wife who had been at school with his sisters. He also lives in Southover,Lewes near Peter Gough.

It was good to see the Cockburn brothers, Peter (S.1959/64) and Stephen (S.1953/58) in their customary bow ties. Stephen played the lead in Peter Gough's production of "The Hypochondriac" in 1956 which was one of many of Peter's outstanding productions with plays by Kyd, Massinger, Vanbrugh and Farquhar. His production of T.S.Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" which was staged in >the Chapel was outstanding.

There were also single plays by Plautus, Seneca, and Sophocles, the latter two in masks.

Three times he produced "The Miser" by Moliere which had been translated and adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (OB 1899/1908). The beautiful costumes for all these productions were designed and made by his late wife, Daphne, whom we all greatly missed Peter remains as exhuberant as ever and those who had the privilege of attending, together with many more OBs who remember him, wish him a Very Happy 90th Birthday.

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