No 8 December 1998

KINNESSBURN REUNION NEWS

DECEMBER 1998 : ISSUE NO. 8

MEMORIES OF THE REUNION

More than twenty of us in a big circle taking tea in the restaurant of the new Links Clubhouse by the East Sands, to the amusement of the supervisor and waiting staff.

"ARCH" ANDREWS describing how the newspaper he was reading suddenly burst into flames, having been set on fire by his own Senior Man, IAN McPHAIL.

SHIRLEY CRAVEN and ROB CAMERON from Canada discovering that they live two miles apart and both teach modern languages at brother and sister schools in Vancouver.

GILL and GRAHAM ROBERTSON gaining access to Kinnessburn on Friday morning and finding it so altered as to be almost unrecognisable. Not recommended viewing for those who like to keep their dreams intact!

SVEN SIGURŠSSON toasting both Major Mitford's dog, his introduction to Kennedy Gardens, and the Moose, his first view of life at Kinnessburn.


Does anyone have a decent photograph of the Dinner, suitable for publication in the Alumnus Chronicle?  Please let me have a copy a.s.a.p. or I shall have to send in one of mine!

I'm sorry this issue is a bit thin. Please continue to let me know of your achievements.


SNIPPETS OF INFORMATION

NEVILLE WILLIAMSON faxed that after graduation, "I spent one year in Finland as an English teacher  and in 1972 moved to Germany, where I spent the first five years working in a small import company nr Frankfurt.

"For the last 20 years I have been working for the Protestant Church  in Kassel. The Protestants (and the Catholics too) can afford to run their own Press Agency with information about church life - political statements, charitable and social work, discussions and conferences and much more besides - which is aimed at the daily newspapers and broadcasting companies. I am the editor responsible for the regional church [diocese] of Kurhessen-Waldeck, the north and east part of the State of Hesse.

"I am also occasionally able to use my knowledge of the English language, being on the board of a charity giving scholarships to poor Christians in the Third World; sometimes representatives of our partner organisations in Africa or Asia come to Kassel; in 1990 I went to India for three weeks to visit our partner committees there; for several years I held a monthly church service in English, but a number of people moved away (I wonder why?!) and now I hold  a monthly Bible study group in the local prison - they can't get away!

"I have been married since 1976. My wife MECHTHILD is a nurse and comes from this area; she works as a spiritual counsellor in a private clinic for patients with cancer or psychosonatic illnesses. Our eldest son Martin is 21 and an apprentice organ-builder; Christopher is 18 and finishes school next year; Robin (6) started school this year."


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


HARRY BARKER, JOHN BENNETT, MALCOLM BINNS, DAVE BREWIN, JOHN CAMERON, IAN CAMPBELL, JIM CAMPBELL, ALASTAIR CHISHOLM, RICHARD CLARK, J C N  CONNELL, TOM CONROY, JOHN COOK, J S CORDINGLEY, A T COULL, BRIAN CROWE, JOHN CUNNINGHAM, PAUL DAVIES, SIMON DAWSON, STUART DONALDSON, J C M 'HENRY' DUNBAR,  FRANK DUNCAN, DAVE EGGELING, COLIN FERGUSON, KEITH FERGUSON, ANDY GREEN, I N  GUNN-RUSSELL, TONY HANCOCK, SAM HARVEY, LENNY HELLING, PAT HEWINS, TED HILL,  PAUL HOLLOWAY, DAVID HORGAN, C R JOHNSTONE, CHRIS KORYCINSKI, P J LAWRIE, CHRIS  LEWIS, DAVE LINDSAY, D J LODGE, FRASER MACDONALD, IAN MALLARD, SANDY MCALPIN, A R O'BRIEN, S D OLLIPHANT, ROB PERRY, MIKE PETERSON, J C W RICHARDSON, BRIAN  RICKARD, PETE ROGERS, ROBIN ROSE, MARTIN SCANTLEBURY, JOHN SCONCE, CHARLIE SCOTT,  PETE SHAW, JEREMY SHORT, ALISTAIR SIMPSON, GRAHAM SMITH, BARCLAY STEWART, KEITH TAYLOR, JOHN THEWLIS, PETER THOROGOOD, TONY WARD, OWEN 'NEDDY' WHITE, TOM WHITESIDE, DAVID WRIGHT, DAVID YOUNG, SANDY YOUNG


SECOND REUNION DATE - Saturday 11th August 2012


Correction to address list - Peter Binns lives at [not published on website]

Alteration to address list - Mike and Pam Bridges have moved to [not published on website]


Published  by Graham Robertson

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