No 3 September 1997

KINNESSBURN REUNION 1998

SEPTEMBER 1997 NEWS : ISSUE NO. 3

OBITUARIES

ANDREW MACKINTOSH
in a railway incident

ANDREW McQUITTY

STAN REID
1983

 

THE LIST OF NAMES of the Men of Kinnessburn (1962-72) now extends to 173, of whom just under one hundred have had posted to them the information about the Reunion. Should be some party if they all turn up!

At this point it is appropriate to thank all those of you who have helped to compile the list of Kinnessburn alumni and provided addresses. In connection with the latter side of things we owe a great deal to the University Alumnus Office, who have put in much hard work locating folk from sometimes rather sparse details.

It is sad that fourteen of the 'first generation' residents have not replied in spite of being written to twice or three times and I'm afraid
that the time has come to remove them from the circulation list and add their names to the "legion of the lost". (All known Kinnessburn alumni, however, will be sent the final booking form early next summer.)


'ARCH' ANDREWS reports that he joined the CEGB in 1971, working for it for 22 years and joining the Nuclear Training Dept in 1980. He took voluntary severance in 1994 and joined the Royal Naval College at Greenwich as Senior Lecturer. The very bad air pollution at Greenwich disagreed with his asthma so he left after four terms for the more healthy countryside of Gloucestershire, where he festers gently in rural solitude, having unwillingly eschewed both matrimony and bell-ringing.


Dr DAVID BACHE sent both a chatty letter and a potted history:-

1968

graduated (Physics)

1968-70

VSO - teaching in Lesotho

1970-72

PhD Strathclyde

1972

married JANE (met at St Andrews)

 

Gordon (21)..............Heather (18)....Alison (14)

 

Strathclyde - Business...St A Medicine...at school

1972-74

Nottingham University - researching crop spraying

1974-76

Central Electricity Generating Board - air pollution

1976-date

Strathclyde (Dept of Civil Engineering) - sewage is his bread and butter: teaches water pollution control

He admits to golfing badly, walking hills and ski-ing (a trick he learnt in Africa!). Another of David's African tricks was to make haggis from scratch, "a foul job, but better than the stuff one buys...."


GRAHAM FLEMING writes "Wondering how to turn such an abstract and totally impractical degree [in Moral Phil. and Logic & Met] towards any form of employment with lucrative remuneration, I fortuitously - truly quite by accident - applied for a job with Proctor & Gamble in the unknown (at the time) subject of computing. My career progressed through a variety of other multi-nationals such as Bendix and Revlon until I ended up in 1984 as the head of Information Systems at Trusthouse Forte. I was subsequently tempted to move by an American multi-national called Air Products to a similar post.

"In 1974 I married LILIAN ADAMS, a St Andrews graduate in Mediaeval History. We met after we had left St A. and, although we recall being at the same social events with mutual friends, have no recollection of each other at St A. - so clearly not love at first sight! Lilian teaches History at the local grammar schools. We have a 15-year old, cricket-loving son who currently revels in his latest potential career - as a rock drummer! Noisy!!

"We spent eight years living in an idyllic spot in the Vale of Glamorgan before moving to Buckinghamshire in 1984. As business travel now takes up an inordinate amount of my time, so active hobbies like cricket coaching, walking, cycling, tennis and gardening are somewhat at a premium, but we do enjoy our annual return visits to St Andrews and the Grampian area. ideally at New Year."


MAURICE GARRETT we hear has just retired as Assistant Rector of Kelvingrove Academy in Glasgow. We wish him a long and happy
retirement.


Dr SVEN SIGURDSSON married David Bache's sister and now lectures in Maths at the University of Reykjavik.


I have been asked to correct the entry about the late TONY WALL, whose death actually occurred during the Christmas vacation of his second year (1967/68) and not as given earlier. He is described by a number of his friends as "a great guy".


OUR "LOST" LIST - details of those below would be helpful.

TONY ASHWELL, CHRIS BALFOUR, HARRY BARKER, MARTIN BARKLA, JOHN BENNETT, MALCOLM BINNS, DAVE BREWIN, DON BRYDON, JOHN CAMERON, ROB CAMERON, IAIN CAMPBELL, JIM CAMPBELL, ALISTAIR CHISHOLM, RICHARD CLARK, JCN CONNELL, TOM CONROY, JOHN COOK, JS CORDINGLEY, AT COULL, BRIAN CROWE, JOHN CUNNINGHAM, PAUL DAVIES, SIMON DAWSON, MIKE DICKINSON, STUART DONALDSON, JCM “HENRY” DUNBAR, FRANK DUNCAN, DAVE EGGELING, COLIN FERGUSON, KEITH FERGUSON, ANDY GREEN, PAT GRIFFIN, IN GUNN-RUSSELL, TONY HANCOCK, SAM HARVEY, LENNY HELLING, PAT HEWINS, TED HILL, PAULHOLLOWAY, DAVID HORGAN, PETER INGLIS, BOB ISLES, DEREK JAMES, CR JOHNSTONE, CHRIS KORYCINSKI, PJ LAWRIE, CHRIS LEWIS, DAVE LINDSAY, DJ LODGE, FRASER MacDONALD, IAN MALLARD, PETER MARTIN, SANDY McALPIN, SCOTT MOFFAT, AR O'BRIEN, ROGNVALDUR OLAFSSON, SD OLLIVANT, ROB PERRY, MIKE PETERSON, BASIL POGUE, JCW RICHARDSON, BRIAN RICKARD, PETE ROGERS, ROBIN ROSE, GORDON ROY, MARTIN SCANTLEBURY, JOHN SCONCE, CHARLIE SCOTT, PETE SHAW, JEREMY SHORT, ALISTAIR SIMPSON, GRAHAM SMITH, BARCLAY STEWART, ST.CLAIR STEWART, KEITH TAYLOR, BAREND ter-HARR, JOHN THEWLIS, PETER THOROGOOD, TONY WARD, OWEN ‘NEDDY' WHITE, TOM WHITESIDE, DAVID WRIGHT, DAVID YOUNG, DENNIS YOUNG, SANDY YOUNG


REUNION DATE
Saturday 8th August 1998


Keep the news rolling in. There must be plenty to fill another three newsletters before the reunion!


Published by Graham Robertson

 

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