School Rugby Photo 1977?

School Rugby Photo 1977?

Photo origionally supplied by Mark Crawley, OT373, 1972-77, West House on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 03:23 pm: Found this the attic recently. I actually have all the names on the back of the photo, but thought I would let it run a while to see who is recognised and who isn't. So who do you remember then? If anyone wants a clearer version I have a 978kb bitmap. By Matt Myers OTT601 1976-80 on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 06:27 pm: What a classic!! The photo looks like it was taken somewhere near the mansion. I hope the crack in the wall behind the team was not an omen of their performance!! Master on left, 'Taffy' Hughes who replaced Psycho Yates, much to everyone's relief!! A sound guy. Master on Right, 'Dobber' Davies. Very well spoken! Immediately right of Taffy Hughes. 'Jimbo'. Can't remember his surname but he was my dorm leader in the first couple of terms of my first year in Room 22, mansion. He was American and a really decent guy, not into bullying the plebs at all. There are definitely some faces from East house but I can't remember their names Sitting at front, far left. Alan Ream I think, House Captain, North House 1976-77 Middle row far right. Chris 'Gibbon' Thorne. Noboby would have dared call him Gibbon to his face! Later House Captain of North House. My favourite conversation with Chris Thorne occurred during one lunchtime when he was a sub-prefect and went like this word for word and I remember it as clear as if it was yesterday: CT: Myersh! Pass the ketchup! (Also with American accent) Me: Say the magic word! (please!) (Aghast silence around dinner table!) CT: Myersh! see me in Room 23 afterwards! (pause) CT: Myersh! If you ever talk to me like that again, I'll knock your goddam head through the wall! I spent the same afternoon cleaning all his shoes including mud caked rugby boots. Joy! (Bloody right too! Cheeky sod!) Sorry Mark. being a mansion boy, I can't remember anyone from West or Tulk. Shame on me! By Matt Myers OTT601 1976-80 on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 11:30 pm: Wrong! Master on right not J.A. Thomas Davies. Could it be Mr. Scott? By Dan Margetts, OTT 596, 1976-80 on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 02:01 pm: Matt, Top memory!! It was Jim Godwin. Great guy. And indded it was Mr Scott. English teacher? And wasn't Gibbon a top X country runner? By Mark Crawley, OT373, 1972-77 on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 12:54 pm: For the record, here are all the names; Back row (LtoR); Mr Hughes, Jeremy Godwin, Mark Crawley, Robin Stuart, Richard Rule, Mark Holborn, Peter Robinson, Mr Scott. Middle row (LtoR); Charlie Merret, Simon Skinner, Mark Lowtian, Ian Graham, Paul Driver, Kevin Horsley-Scott, Steven Stachett, Chris Thorne Front row (LtoR); Andy Ream, Jeremy Wood, Tony Burton, Henry McIver. Nicknames anyone? good luck By Richard Rule, OT345, 1972-78 on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:12 am: The chat about the photograph was passed on to me by Mark Lowthian. This is an unexpected opportunity for me to apologise to all those in the picture. As I recall, I was adamant that I should appear in the picture as I did on the pitch, i.e. wearing a scrum cap. The impression that a member of the team is wearing a nappy on his head spoils the aesthetics of what might otherwise be a pleasing bit of memorabilia. Regards to all, Richard


Mr. Scott

Maths surely? And wasn't he a Mormon? He knew how to be a bookmaker too - I remember him showing us how bookies make the odds...