BLUNDERBUSS is aimed at former members of both Farnham Grammar Schools and Farnham College who attended between 1971 and 1979.
The website has developed over the last few years and aims to reach a wider audience through cyberspace which will (hopefully) prompt wider and faster feedback, and bring back happy memories.
Currently BLUNDERBUSS is masterminded by Mike Mehta and John Clarke, who just so happen to have been involved in the production of the original Roneoed editions of BLUNDERBUSS (courtesy of Mrs Brown).
Geoff Whiting kindly set up a Facebook Group -
We hope the Facebook Group will facilitate easier posting & sharing of photos and other memories, although we aim to keep the website developing along its usual lines.
David Titchener RIP
We regret to report the death of David Titchener (‘Titch’) on 2 October 2021.
David was site supervisor and Science teacher at Frome College.
The College has left a book of condolence in Frome Town Hall. Members of the community can leave messages between 9am-
‘Titch’ joined Frome College in 1987, and over his 34 years of service to the college he taught and supported many, many individuals. The College looks forward to celebrating his life and the energy he invested in the college site to make it so beautiful.
David’s funeral service will take place at the West Wiltshire Crematorium on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 2.30pm.
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Old Farnhamians Association:
Thursday 21 April at 6.30pm at Farnham College
An EGM of the Old Farnhamians Association has been arranged with a view to formally dissolve the Association.
At the OFA General Committee, held on 24 March, it was unanimously agreed to call an EGM to approve the dissolution of the Association.
If you are a member of the OFA please make every effort to attend this meeting.
If the motion to dissolve the OFA is approved, a postal ballot of the OFA membership will be required to endorse the decision.
Miss Sheila Walker RIP
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former teacher Miss Sheila Walker.
Many will remember her from their time at FGGS, not least from the annual field trips to St. Mary's Bay. Others will remember her with a great deal of affection from our history lessons.
The funeral service is to be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at Woking Crematorium. All are welcome.
Miss Walker at her home in St John’s, Woking, in 2011.
Julie Ankerson RIP
We also regret to report the passing of Julie Ankerson, who attended FGGS and Farnham College from 1970-
This obituary has been kindly supplied by Julie’s sister Vicki:
Julie died on 28th July 2021, in the Royal Berks Hospital Reading from metastatic breast cancer. She was three days away from her 62nd birthday.
Julie loved the theatre and films and should have been the country's foremost comic actress, but life seldom goes to plan. Needing to earn a crust after leaving drama school, she fell into a job in the film library at the BBC, and then into a career as a foley artist, receiving three Emmy nominations and working on films such as Gosford Park, and TV programmes including Sherlock and Doctor Who, where she worked on every episode following its reboot, until forced to stop by increasingly bad health.
She took jobs in John Lewis and then Boots, where her sense of the ridiculous and her quiet stoicism helped her to make many new friends and to bear the hardships she faced in her final years. She enjoyed filling her house with collections of books, snow globes, Sindy dolls, art and Poole pottery. She even wrote a novel based on becoming a foley artist in the 1980s (it's called Fen -