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2017 - Common Room contribution of news, pictures, articles and memories


Happy New year to all Old Miltonians, friends and families. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2017.

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John Pugh
jspugh@bigpond.net.au
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 1:39 am

Here are the photos you are looking for. The one on the right is of me rehearsing to be parade commander at Inkomo Training Centre for the Ceremonial March Past where the salute was taken by Lord Malvern (rather nerve wracking because the troops were behind me and I could not see what they were doing!). A consequence of winning the sword was being offered a place at Sandhurst Military College - but instead I decided to take a Commerce degree at UCT and become an accountant - I must have been nuts!

The following is a quote from the 1956 Miltonian magazine; “Cadet 2/Lt J.S. Pugh is to be congratulated onon winning the Sword of Honour, the highest honour to be awarded to a cadet”.

Best wishes
John

file:///C:/Users/AdrianMM/Documents/My Web Sites/oldmi1956_cadets_Sword_of_Honour_john_pugh 1956_cadets_john_pugh_rehearsing.jpeg
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Harriet Freel
Hugh Constable
hconstable@outlook.com
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

I was delighted to find back copies of the Miltonian on your website. Thanks very much - this brought back lots of old memories. I am writing to let you know that the link to 1970 Jubilee issue does not work. I would have tried to report this via the “Contacts” link - but that doesn’t work either!

Hoping you can get these fixed

Regards

Hugh Constable ( MHS 1968 and 1969)

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Harriet Freel
Ron Exelby
ronxlb@gmail.com
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 4:18 am

Austin Ratcliffe

Hello Fellow Miltonians

Sadly, I came across the news today that Austin Ratcliffe passed away last night (24/5 February 2017). Many of our friends will remember him from our Milton Days of1958-1963. He spent much of his working life with Rhodesia Railways, was an Admins Member of the 'Staff and Family of Rhodesia Railways' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rhodesiarailwayemployees/members/) and was living in Dorchester, Dorset. He is deeply mourned by his family and many friends.

Kind regards
Ron Exelby
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorchester-Dorset/109435875749334?ref=br_rs

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Harriet Freel
19th January, 2017

I wrote on your website asking for people who knew my father. I have had a lot of responses and have spoken with a lot of people. 

I am very grateful to your site for its help. I very much appreciate your help

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APPEAL TO OLD MILTONIANS


It has been identified the National Archives in Harare has most if not all the annual  magazines dating back to June 1912.

Appealing for contributions to support the research and copying of as many of the missing ± 45 annual
magazines as possible to establish the most complete and comprehensive public record of our school history.

Records reveal the magazine appeared on an irregular basis until 1931, and annually thereafter. The digitizing National Archives fee for documents will beapproximately $500 and seeking donations to achieve this and appeal to all Old Miltonians’ young and old to help on this project. There will also be a cost for someone to physically copy the magazines. A Paypal account will be set up for contributions, please send your names if willing to contribute towards this project.

There National Archives has some restrictions copying documents with limitations of 1/3rd of any volume or in total. The goal is to get as much copied to try and have a complete record available to everyone.


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