ALLEN, TOM : Has now completed his National Service and returned to his trade as a compositor. As Tom lives in Hertford his contacts
with the school remain very strong, and he is now able to get-behind the stumps again for the staff cricket team. Engaged and hopes to be
married next year,
ALSEMGEEST, PETER : Another old boy from the Printing Department who has married and settled in Hertford, and who, unfortunately
has had more than his share of ill-health. However, I am pleased to report that as a result of an operation recently, Pete is feeling better than
he has felt for a long time. I am sure all his old friends will join me in wishing him a complete recovery. Pete is married with two children.
ANSTY, GORDON : Helps out regularly with the staff cricket team.
The fact that he has now been on night work with a local printing firm for nearly three years restricts his appearances to week-ends only.
Another happily married man with two children.
NEWHAM, DEREK : A machine minder who works at the same firm as Gordon and Pete, and is playing cricket again this season. A lot of
old friends may remember Derek as a junior champion at table tennis, but I do not think time permits him to play these days. Derek is
married with one very young son.
SMOKER, JOHN: A compositor reader who also works with the last three named old boys, and is also an enthusiastic committee member
in the local Typographical Association Branch. John has been married three or four years now, and seems to have set his roots in Hertford.
JAMES, JOHN (JIMMY) : Ex-School Captain of fifteen or sixteen years ago, and who left as a journeyman compositor/Linotype operator
ten years ago, now works as a Linotype operator on the local press. Has always kept in touch with the School playing cricket for the staff,
and football for the Old Boys, in fact Jimmy was one of the founder members of the Old Boys' Association. Married with one daughter at
school, and she should have a brother or sister (or both?) by the time we go to press.
WRIGHT, DAVID (Lefty): Works as a compositor with Jimmy, and by what I can hear keeps everyone on their toes. If anyone is interested
in bowls or needs any instruction, I believe Jim and David could put them (w)right. Married with one daughter.
BOUSFIELD, GEORGE: Another compositor of the same era as Jim, and who lives and works locally, also another 'original' of the Old
Boys. I wonder if he still remembers his 'maiden speech' at the first Old Boys dinner? Married with one son. -
FULLER, COLIN: A Monotype keyboard operator at the same firm as George, who spends most of his time setting Arabic I believe, but
please refrain from. speaking in that language. Married and lives locally.
HOPCROFT, ALBERT : After serving three years in the Grenadier' Guards, Albert returned to his trade as a compositor, working at the
same firm at George and Colin. Albert has built his own house and has been married two years.
ADDINAL, VICTOR: Completed his apprenticeship in 1962 and went to Leicester to work, but after a short while returned to Hertford and
works with Albert. NOT married but has first-class lodgings.
MCCARTHY, BRIAN: Works for yet a third printer in the town as a compositor, and plays football regularly for the Old Boys, as indeed he
did while in the Forces. Somehow or other he managed special leaves every week-end. Another married man with one daughter.
BRITTAIN, GEORGE : Left us four years ago to work at St. Albans as a Monotype caster operator, but after a while returned to Hertford
and works with Mac as a compositor. George was married last autumn and lives locally.
TURNER, TOM : A machine minder who left us a year ago and worked in Hoddesdon is now back in Hertford, working at the same firm as
George and Mac. Not married yet, but courting very strong I believe, and playing football for the Old Boys.
BURGAR, TERENCE: Lives locally and after working as a machine minder at Hoddesdon for about a year, has moved to St. Albans. Also
one of the stalwarts of the Old Boys' football team. Engaged.
BUMFORD, GEORGE: Has worked in Hertford ever since he left us in 1955, but has changed firms and works with Tom Turner. Married
with two children.
GRAY, JOHN : Left us in 1958 as a compositor and still works for the firm he went to originally, but in the office now, and has his own
house in Waterford village, which means, of course, he is married.
DAVIES, TERENCE : Another compositor who left us just over a year ago and works with George and Mac. Terry is not married yet, but
I hear that early next year may see him joining the 'band'.
MADDIGAN, STANLEY : Went to Liverpool when he had completed his apprenticeship, but recently returned to Hertford and works at a
firm in Hoddesdon, as, a caster operator. Why the return? Well, Stan is not married—yet!
SANSOM, JOHN : Captain of the Old Boys' football team, who has lived in Hertford ever since he completed his. time in the R.A.F.
'Sammy', a great sportsman in every sense of the word, works as a joiner for a firm in Ware, and like nearly all the other local old boys,
married a local girl.
LEWIS, CLIVE : Unfortunately, Clive .was unable to complete his apprenticeship. One of the dangers in the printing trade is the effect of
lead and lead dust, and after nearly three years it was found that lead and Clive did not mix. However, I am pleased to say he is still in
Hertford, and working in Ware.
WEBSTER, DOUGLAS : After four years as a compositor, Douglas decided that a tied apprenticeship was not what he wanted, and is now
working at a local engineering firm.
MOSS, RAY: An old boy from the Bootmaking Department, and one who has kept to the trade, still lives in Hertford with his wife and two
children, but has given up his partnership with Reg. Howitt, and now works in Welwyn Garden City. TABER, PETER: A Linotype operator
who worked at Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, and now travels to St. Albans. Another staunch member of the Old Boys' football team, his
prowess as a goalkeeper has never left anyone in any doubt. Still single (I believe).
DENTON, STEPHAN : Had a letter from Stephan who was restored a year ago, and he appears to be getting along quite well, especially in
the football world. Present address: 29 Lamerton Road, Reading, Berkshire.
KNIGHT, RONALD : Has now joined the Army, and called to see us a few weeks ago while on a forty-eight-hour leave. Present address:
Pte. R. Knight, 23918288, Intake Wing, Quebec Barracks, Bordon, Hampshire.
SAINSBURY, EDWARD : Spent Easter week-end with us, and appears to be progressing very well. As many may remember, Ed. was a
very useful table tennis player for the School, and he has kept up the good work by reaching the final of the Acton Open Championship.
Present address: 37 Lechmere Road, Willesden, London, N.W.2.
PETTMAN, CHRISTOPHER: Has recently completed his apprenticeship in the Printing Department as a compositor, and is now working
for a firm in Uxbridge. Chris has been a regular contributor to THE GOLDONIAN ever since he came to the School, and : I am pleased to
say he has contributed again in this issue. He has also been a great worker for the Old Boys' Club. The garden layout and swinging sign are
just two of Chris's projects. Present address: c/o 76 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
HOLDEN, ERIC : Another compositor, who completed his, apprenticeship a few months ago, and has established himself very well with a
firm in Woking as a Monotype keyboard operator. Eric was another lad who contributed to our magazine and to many activities throughout
the School. Many may remember some of the very fine photographs Eric managed to obtain of wildfowl life around Goldings. Present
address: 64 Rydens Way, Old Woking, Surrey.