We have received the following news from Rupert (FGS 1971-
It was great to hear from you after all these years. John Clarke [we share the same birthday -
So many familiar names in it – but with curiously aged faces staring back at me from their photos. I left FGS in 1974 before the fourth form and moved reluctantly to Weymouth when my father was transferred to Portland from London with the MOD. Weymouth Grammar School is now defunct and didn't have quite the academic clout that FGS enjoyed but it was OK -
Jill and I have been married 27 years and have 3 boys -
Devon is a great place to live and bring up a family. We have sea, countryside and genuine wild country with Dartmoor just half an hour away. Walking and cycling are big hobbies -
As a family we've been able to travel quite a bit and usually manage to get skiing once a year or so -
One thing I've always been good at is failing to keep in touch with people. It's been great to be plugged into your Blunderbuss network -
I have attached a relatively recent photo of me looking happy at work!
Best wishes, Rupert
... And bringing up the rear (so to speak) here is Rupert with Chris Nelms back in 1972.
(From the 1972 School photo)