Milton High School

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2012 - Contribution of articles and memories

Wanted: Old photos of teachers, sports, headboys etc, please send to commonroom@oldmiltonians.com

Deborah Hayes nee Wagner
dhayes@worldonline.co.za
Cape Town RSA
Nov 12, 2012

In memoriam. Remembering with fondness and respect my many pupils who fell fighting for our magnificent country. You will never be forgotten. Deborah

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Dave Rankin
dave@westcoastinternet.co.za
Saldanha Bay, South Africa
September 23, 2012

I was a student at Milton from 1963 to 1966. Played water polo and also did high board diving for the school. Classmates were Paul Meredith (younger brother Colin), Colin Baines, Neville James etc. Attended Milton junior from Std 1, Ma. Bret was the principal at the time

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Peter Hartley
South Africa
September 11, 2012

I came across your website and was transported back to the time I spent at Milton as a boarder in Charter House. I would be grateful if you would add my name to your data base. It is sad to note the complete fragmentation of our school body, being dispersed to all the corners of the world. I remember and would like to contact a few of my old school mates of some 60 years ago. It would be interesting to see how they fared.

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Graham Ross
grahamross1@btconnect.com
London UK
August 02, 2012

Does anyone know how to contact Gordon Todd, formerly A-level English master at Milton High School ?

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Thanks to

Joe Krige for photos athletics 75, 76,77 and 78, rugby 1977 and 1972 (under13)
Greg Bawden photos from 1934 and 35, rugby and prefects
Hylton Garriock - school magazine 1944
Brian Brett - school magazines 1982, 1986 and 1987

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Tim Brennan
Peachtree city GA USA
tbrennan38@earthlink.net
June 05, 2012

I'm glad to find this site. Scanned through it and found quite a few friends from my years at Milton. I noticed that the tennis teams and athletic teams from my time were missing. I'll try to dig them out and send them along sometime soon. Regards Tim Brennan.

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Rudairo R Zimunya
Johannesburg GP South Africa
emailaddress: rudairo@gmail.com
June 05, 2012

Prefect (1996-7), House Captain (Morgan) 1997, Half Colours Awards (Hockey & Athletics), Interact Club (Director), Debators' Club, Toastmasters Club, Club Français, Athletics, Hockey, Cricket, Squash, Rugby, Tennis, High School Quiz Team


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Greg Bawden
greg_bawden@hotmail.com
May 14, 2011

I had a question. My Grandfather is listed under the dispatches (BEE Bawden) and I also noticed there is an RJ Bawden in the Roll. Did you get the list from a picture? I ask as my Grandfather's younger brother was an RJ Bawden - but I don't think he received an MC. Would be a great thing to research if he did.

Incidentally, I'd ask the same question of the list of head prefects. My Grandfather was head prefect, I think in 1936 or '37, and my Dad thinks his uncle was too, shortly afterwards. Is there anyway of getting pictures from the school?

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Mduduzi Landa
mduduzilanda@hotmail.com
London UK
May 15, 2012

Good site and wish everyone the best... Quit Ye Like Men, Be Strong!!!

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Michael Popkiss
imeepi@yahoo.com
Cape Town, South Africa
April 06, 2012

Hi this seems a great site. Was pleased to see my photo in the back row of Charter House 1959!

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Brendan Farrell
brendanf3@gmail.com
Johannesburg, South Africa
February 23, 2012

Greetings Old Miltonians

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Michael Kretzmer
michael@gasstreetworks.com
London UK
February 13, 2012

A friend of mine Richard Schwartz recentIy discovered a series of letters exchanged between his late father and a man called W A Russell who went MIA in Europe in 1943. This gentleman, whose father bore the same name, was a resident of Hillside, Bulawayo and went to Milton (I believe he was also a Beit scholar).

My friend would like to send these moving letters to any family members that might remain but is finding it very difficult to trace these people (the Bulawayo diaspora is pretty widespread!). Here is the story, via Richard's blog:

http://nonblog.typepad.com/the_nonbloggish_blog/2012/02/war-letters-1.html

I wonder if you can think of a way of locating any possible family. Of course contemporaries of Mr Russell would now be in their nineties, but it is possible that nieces and nephews remain alive.

Also, thanks for the website - great fun to read. My class roll call is still terrifyingly familiar (2a1).

Best wishes,
Michael

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John Petheram
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
petheram@ncable.net.au
10th February 2012

Can you tell me please what an Old Miltonians Blazer would have looked like in 1931? We are looking at Photos of my father whao attended Milton from 1924-1930 and then wore a striped blazer after that in photos.

Regards and thanks

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Paul Burrows
psab3@bigpond.com
Macedon Victoria Australia
February 10, 2012

I remember hanging on the coat hook like a coat all lunch time!

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Arthur Atkins
arthur_atkins@transalta.com
February 04, 2012

Great School I was a boarder at Charter House

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Pete Chadwick
pete.chadwick@xplornet.com
Osgoode, ON, Canada
January 02, 2012

Hi Guys - and all the very best for 2012!

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Stan Higgins
aquarius@iwayafrica.co.zw
Harare
January 06, 2012

Best wishes to all Old Miltonians for 2012. Have not looked at the site for a while and it looks great.

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Colin Telfer
colin@telfer.com
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 for the great job rebuilding and maintaining this web site.


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


If anyone can assist fill in the names on photos missing names all details welcome

Happy New Year - send articles & pictures to commonroom@oldmiltonians.com