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2011 - Contribution of articles and memories

Colin Telfer
Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012 to all OM's and staff and thanks to Adrian in LA for the great job rebuilding and maintaining this web site.

Thanks to Alan Garriock providing the whole of the 1947 Miltonian magazine cost 2 shillings.

Editorial, General Notes, Milton School Council, The Wonder Man, Hockey Notes, Modern Side Notes, Rugby Notes, The Royal Visit, Tennis Notes, The Pleasant Forty Minutes, Science Society Notes, Chocolate Eclairs, Cricket Notes, The Kingfisher's Luncheon, Cine Capite, Chess Club Notes, Riding, Examination Results, The Chum, Cadet Notes, 1947, By the Pond, 36th Annual Athletic Sports, Businessman's Dilemma, Boxing Notes, Photographic Society Notes, On Sitting at a Desk, Swimming and Water Polo, Basket Ball, Scouting Notes, Bitter Sweet, Music Notes, Old Miltonians' Association, School Staff, Officers and Committees

Daphne Jaaback
Cape Town RSA
Nov 17, 2011

I would like my name to be added to the staff list. I taught there in 1964 for two terms and again in 1966. In 1957, as a Townsend school girl, I also attended Physics classes taught be Sammy Spears. Mr Messiter-Tooze was headmaster then. The diving team from Townsend used to practice at the Milton pool on a Saturday morning. From the 3 metre board we had a grandstand view of the cadets!

Munyaradzi Gregory Mtunzi
London United Kingdom
Nov 17, 2011

I am a follower of your website and would like to commend you on a job well-done for keeping a record of the history of our beloved school. I started a Face book page a few years ago it has a few followers. groups/quityelikemen/. I was hopping you could join it and also add me to the Alumni. I believe as an Old boy, that the Milton Alumni needs to do more or something to save the Old Elephant. 2000-2001. I will keep in touch and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deborah Hayes nee Wagner
Cape Town RSA
Nov 12, 2011

Remembering with pride and respect this Remembrance Sunday my many students who gave their lives for our special country. Deborah

Arthur Downes
South AFrica
Sept 30 2011

Please add my name to the livining in SA group, 1949-1953. How do I join the associstion if there is oone?

Benny Leon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Aug 16, 2011
Does anyone know what happened to Putt Jackson. When did he leave the school. He was there for decades.

Looking for pictures to complete the sports section

Athletics 1950-1960, 62, 63, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 80, 81 to date
Cricket 1950, 53, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 71-73, 75, 79, 81 to date
Baseball 1975, 78, 79, 81-88, 90 to date
Basketball 1951-1972, 74,75, 77, 79-81, 83 to date
Cadets all after 1966 to date
Hockey 1958, 59,62, 63, 65, 67, 69-74, 84 to date
Gym before 1975, 76, 79,80, 82, 84 to date
Rugby before 1948, 53, 59, 65, 69-72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 86 to date
Soccer before 1975, 85 to date
Squash 1963-74, 85 to date
Swimming before 1957, 58-61, 63, 69-75, 77 to date
Tennis, before 1949, 50, 51, 553-57, 59-61, 65-69, 71, 72, 74-80, 82, 84 to date
Water Polo before 1950, 52-62, 65, 69-75, 77-81, 82 to date
Prefects before 1947, 48, 59, 63, 65, 67, 71-72, 74, 78-80, 82, 84-89, 90 to date

John Smith
Antwerp Belgium
September 27, 2011

Just read the piece on Derek Fenton. Wow I was in the same class for a few years What a talent.

Maurice Meth
Cairns, QLD, Australia
August 20, 2011

Leaving Upper Sixth in 1967 was comparable to retiring at end of 2010.

Colin Newton
Onrus RSA
July 23, 2011

Re-discovered all my old "The Miltonian" magazines, so attached are some of the photos from them which you may want to use. The Milton of 1949 would be a great deal different from the Milton that many knew, as there were a couple of buildings added during my stay (2 classrooms behind the Gym next to the Modern block - built by our guys), as well as others after I left. I believe the quad between the School, Charter House, Pioneer House and the Dining Hall was built on. What a pity as we used to play "Horsey" in the mud there during the rainy season?

Deborah Hayes nee Wagner
Cape Town RSA
July 26, 2011

Well done on the updated site. Looks great and I was able to identify lots of guys I taught and in which years as this brain is slowly going down hill!!

Ian Weeden
Johannesburg South Africa
July 20, 2011

Was in Pioneer house 1961-1963

Graham Ross
July 12, 2011

Greetings Old Miltonians !
Would be grateful if anyone could let me know how I might be able to contact Gordon Todd – formerly head of 6th form English – a truly inspiring teacher.
Many thanks and best
Graham Ross

Greg Faasen
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 10, 2011

Hi - is there any memorabilia from the Milton 100yr celebrations?

Pete Chadwick
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 08, 2011

Nice to see the site up and running again - well done!

Westonaria Gauteng South Africa
July 03, 2011

Great job on the website. I hated Milton school 74-76, but do have BIG memories of Drippies cane... He was sadistic. My favourite teacher was Holt in woodwork. Holt had a picture of a ocean liner on the wall, if you got into trouble, he would ask you which class you preffered,,,, and boy he gave it to you. The metal work teacher used to always tell us a story how he flew backwards in a bomber with 1 wing.... great imagination I guess.... I was in class 3C3... Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me....

Benny Leon
Harare, Zimbabwe
July 02, 2011

Very few of my era around 49-52

Request for School Magazines:
Anyone with old school magazines that may used to scan pictures and articles that we can use for the site would be appreciate. Please send details

Maseru, Lesotho
May 27, 2011

After leaving Milton I proceeded to the School of Social Work, University of Zimbabwe and then worked as a Social Welfare Officer in the Department of Social Welfare and later lectured at the School of Social Work-University of Zimbabwe until 2003 when I moved to Lesotho. I am now lecturing social work at the National University of Lesotho in Roma. I am married with three children - a boy and two girls.

Graham Waters
Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
5 April 2011

This is a real 'blast from the past'!!
There is no excuse for me not realising the old school might have a website, but I've just found it and what a joy. Here's who I am. (I wonder if there is anyone still around that remembers me - hope so).
Name: Graham Waters
Address: 64 Ecton Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1RA, UK.
Age: 71 last month - ouch it still hurts.
Status: Married to Moira for 42 years - 3 kids - 3 grandchildren.

I came to Milton Junior school from Scotland aged 8 and moved to Umtali in 1950. Stayed there until I came back to Milton High in 1956.

Played first XV in '56, '57 and I think '58. Played first team Waterpolo in the same years also was in the swimming team, held the 220 yds junior breaststroke title and swam in the Currie Cup the year it was in Bulawayo. ( I've got a photo of the '57 team which doesn't appear on the website).
After NS I joined Dunlop's new plant and in '62 came back to the UK for training. Never been back to Zim but had a couple of weeks on business in SA in 2005. Still working as a consultant for a couple of American engineering companies and represent them on an international trade association; give the odd presentation in exotic places - all paid for of course.

Not surprisingly I lost touch with everyone - my fault entirely, pure laziness. I've looked at the 'Names' section but don't see anyone from my era. If your out there send me an email.

Colin Newton
Onrus RSA
March 25, 2011

Having just had my computer updated to ADSL I've discovered the Old Miltonians website. I was at Milton Senior from 1949 to 1953 and at Milton Junior prior to that. I am currently living in Onrus (close to Hermanus) in the Western Cape, South Africa. Besides the page for past Headmasters on your site, I would also suggest that you have a page for the past Masters such as "Putt" Jackson, "Jock" Avery, Hambly, "Mac" Spiers etc. who were there for years. I'm interested in contacting Vic Bushby, Vicky White and Terence Lawlor

Deborah Hayes nee Wagner

Cape Town RSA
December 23, 2010

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, peaceful and safe festive season and a great 2011. Come on all my “old Historians”, how about some news. I miss your e-mails. Regards. Deborah

Happy New Year