Old West Downs Society
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West Downs School, Winchester — 1897–1988
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We regret to announce the recent deaths of Richard Westmacott and Corbett
Richard Westmacott died on
3rd April 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He came to West Downs in
1954. He had fond memories of the school, and had a photograph album with
some snaps taken during his time there. He passed away at home, where he
wanted to be, with his three children around him, and also his first grandson.
His second grandson was born three weeks later.
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39 Athelstane Grove, Bow, London E3 5JG, UK
Tel: ++44(0)20 8983 0960, mobile: 07904 667 731
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Old West Downs Society Bulletin Board suspended due to criminal spamming
Harry Risbridger – Instructor – came to the School after the War, when we returned from Scotland to Winchester, and took charge of PE and swimming. He also took charge of shooting, and here he is during a Founder’s Day shooting match between Old Boys and the School.
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Anyone done a MacNab?
I have just started a company producing audio books on different country
sports and pastimes. The first ones are Fly Fishing Tales 1 and 2 —
in each tape 6 top fishermen recall their most memorable catch and we
include the actual flies they used ... We are exploring other topics and
are currently looking for people who have achieved a MacNab to interview.
I am sure there must be some among OWDs who either have achieved, or aspire
to achieve, the ‘Grand Slam’ of the Highlands.