2020 saw the passing of Donald Nicolson, Richard Hoyes and Pamela Harding. We also faced cancellation of events due to Covid-
Stella Bolt RIP (February)
Julie Ankerson RIP (July)
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David Titchener RIP (October)
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News Archive for 2014 (includes Martin Collier’s speech)
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Annual Dinner 2005 (includes John Clarke’s speech)
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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 -
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.
Our latest reunion took place on Sunday 26th September will be the revised date for our '50 Year Party'.
Helen Murray (Pratt) has kindly designed this illustration for the special event -