Latest to Contact the O.M.A.
Michael Prentice. (March 2017)
Geoff Preston (December 2015)
Richard Johnson (August 2015)
Paul Joyner (June 2015)
Cequi Baeta (Dec 2014)
John Mangan (April 2013)
Ernestine Gill (Feb 2013)
Robert Thomas (Jan 2013)
Marilyn Leeson (nee Reynolds)
Christine Gore (nee Bathgate)
Glenn Anthony Godden.
Any amendments to the
Web Site should be able to be uploaded within 24 hours all being well.
All we need is Lots of input
for "The Mitre" Please send to John Wallington the
Monday 24th April 2017
Monday 24th April 2017
Mike Shellock has kindly provided an early 1969 OMA newsletter,
This can be found in the
Thursday 16th February 2017
Tributes have been paid to King’s Lynn
Labour councillor Ian Gourlay,
who passed away aged 67 yesterday after suffering from cancer since
of our President Simon Pott and all Members of the OMA Committee,
please accept this message wishing all of our OMA Members, New Members,
a Peaceful and Happy 2016 Christmas and a Healthy and Enjoyable New
look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to the 2017 OMA
Reunion weekend over 28/29 October 2017.
Old Michaelian Association
A WORD OF THANKS
A word of Thanks to all
Old Michaelians, and their partners friends and family,
who attended the OMA Anniversary Reunion weekend in Hunstanton last
It was truly a very successful weekend and , from the reports I am
already receiving, greatly enjoyed by all who attended.
We were asked to
contribute to the Ingoldisthorpe East Window Fund during the Anniversary
Dinner on Saturday evening
and the collection taken at Ingoldisthorpe Church during the Anniversary
Eucharist on the Sunday
and I am delighted to report that the Old Michaelian Association were
able to deliver
£700 towards the Fund. A truly magnificent contribution and worthy
of a huge
We were fortunate to have
loads of photographs taken during the weekend by Bill Cullin and David
These photographs will be appearing on the OMA Web Site in due course
Once again, on behalf of
the whole OMA Committee please accept my sincere thanks for making it
such a successful Anniversary Reunion.
Old Michaelian Association
Sunday 18th September 2016
Current Paper Clipping
For The Anniversary Reunion.
Saturday 4th June 2016
2016 Mitre Now Published
Friday 22nd January 2016
Photos sent in by Geoff Preston
Sunday 20th December 2015
A Very Happy Christmas and New Year to all of our many
OMA & OMAA Members.
We look forward to meeting with you in Hunstanton towards the end of
October for the OMA Anniversary Reunion weekend.
More information will be following soon.
Geoff Preston has found the O.M.A.
Former Teacher 1962 to 1963.
Sunday 15th November 2015
Just prior to the O.M.A. Reunion weekend towards the end of October,
news was brought to our attention of the death of Christopher White.
Many OM’s will remember Christopher White as a Teacher at St. Michael’s
School between 1963 and 1969.
The Old Michaelian Association would wish to offer our sincere sympathy
and condolences to the friends and family of Christopher White at this
An article will be placed in ‘The Mitre’ next year and we invite OM’s to
register their memories of Christopher for publication.
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
First O.M.A. Booking
I want to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to
all Old Michaelian's, together with their partners,
who found the time to join us in Hunstanton last weekend as we celebrated
another O.M.A. Reunion weekend.
It is still astonishing that we are still attracting such a good response
from you all each year.
So, on behalf of our President Simon Pott and all Members of the O.M.A.
Committee please accept our thanks.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to Hunstanton
towards the end of October 2016 for...........the BIG ONE!!
Well, What a fantastic reunion we had,
Especially with the new faces that appeared.
I do hope you all got home
safe and sound.
Don't forget to start
spreading the word about the big 70th Reunion next October.
Thank you to all who attended.
Dixon Wortley, BSc
Marcus, born in May 1933, was a contemporary of mine at St. Michael’s
during my time there (1946-50).
We were in the same classes throughout and sat School Certificate at the
He was a border and was one of the original pupils, becoming Head Boy.
He was gentle, academic but sporty and a great asset to the school.
He was the only son of the Rev. Wortley, rector of Swanington, Norfolk.
He had three sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Joan Wallace, lives in Heacham.
He was an accomplished musician and composer and an organist at St.
Peter Mancroft, Norwich.
He joined the Norwich Union at its Head Office in Norwich and became an
I was his Best Man when he married Maureen, a Norwich Union executive’s
She suffered poor health in later life and died a couple of years or so
before Marcus. They had no children.
Just before his death, he had a humorous book published “Placing the
Limerick” (which can be purchased on line).
He died aged 80 on 22nd. August, 2013 and his funeral took place at St.
Saturday 30th May 2015
"It is with much regret that we announce the sudden death
of Timothy Tooke on Sunday 24 May 2015.
The funeral will take place at Tilney All Saints Church on Wednesday 10
June 2015 commencing at 2:15pm followed by a private cremation".
Monday 9th March 2015
Article by Chris Gibbs
Wednesday 18th February 2015
Here is a YouTube Clip that may be of
King's Lynn to Hunstanton by Train
Ye Olde Black and White.
Sent in by Harold East.
Saturday 7th February 2015
I received a telephone call this past week
and, as a result, it is with regret that I inform you that the husband
of Judith Polson (nee Boggis) sadly passed away last Tuesday.
We offer to Judith and the family our deepest sympathy at this time.
Tuesday 27th January 2015
2015 Newsletter is now
available to view In the Library
or link on below.
Saturday 15th November 2014
Two Programmes Of St Michaels Theatre
Supplied By Chris Gibbs.
To Be Found In The Library
Or Click On Links Below.
Where the Rainbow Ends
Friday 1st August 2014
is with much regret that I must inform you that Gordon Wood aged 76 sadly passed away on
Monday 28 July.
A service of Thanksgiving for Gordon's life will be held at ST Peters parish
Woodhall spa on Friday 8th August 2014 at 3 pm.
Tuesday 24th June 2014
It is with enormous sadness that I received
an email this morning from Richard Munge in respect to our fellow Old
Michaelian and friend David Winter.
David passed away some two months ago, hence no response to our phone
calls or emails.
Sunday 18th May 2014
New information about the school transport
provided by Mike Shellock
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Some Photos Supplied
of a trip to
Gallery 8 Archive
It is with regret that I have some sad news,
David Lee from Hunstanton, cousin of Sara Lee, sadly past away earlier
I gather the funeral for David Lee is to be at 12.15 pm
on Friday 8th November at Mintlyn Crematorium
followed by a Wake somewhere close by but I do not have that detail.
Wednesday 17th April 2013
"Simon Pott (President), Bob Hill (Chairman)
and the whole OMA Committee want you all to be aware that one of our
namely David Winter, is very poorly at the moment at his home in New South
David is a strong supporter of the Old Michaelian Association
and makes every effort to travel the long distance between Sydney and
to join us at Reunion weekends whenever possible.
If you remember David Winter (and even if you do not) and you would
care to write directly to David to offer your own personal support at
this difficult time,
please do so without delay and I can assure you your email will be very
Wednesday 17th April 2013
Mangan Has found the O.M.A.
My name is Peter John Mangan and I was a day pupil in 1959 period,
My face is in the college photo of 1959 16th from left, back row.
I remember PeteJohn Best,Warboys, Lee, to name a few! It would be nice to
We have just received some
The Funeral arrangements for Mary Hartley are
Thursday 22nd November 2012
Upwell Parish Church at 1.45pm Kings Lynn Crematorium at 3.15pm.
it appropriate that you should all know what a beautiful funeral service
followed by cremation,
nine OM's attended on Thursday 22nd November 2012, first at St Peter's
Church, Upwell and afterwards at Mintlyn Crematorium, Kings Lynn.
At the Church there were approximately 450 mourners, a vast number who
went on the the Crematorium where others attended who had not been at
I am at a loss for words to describe how wonderful it was.
OM's attending one or both services were
Robin and Jenny James
Reg and Pidge Wood
(The above have been firm friends of Peter and Mary, and attended in
excess of fifty reunions together)
David (John) and Sandie King
Michael and Ruth Chilvers
Geraldine Ellison (nee Moorehouse)
Pat Frost (nee Dove)
Old Michaelians asking to be represented at the funeral were
Simon and Jenny Pott
John and Angela Wallington
Jeremy le Poer Power
Valerie Fendick (nee Jermyn)
Judith Polsen (nee Boggis)
I apologise if I have missed anyone.
Bob Hill. OMA Chair.
Can anyone remember any more names of Staff and their
Or remember other school Transport.
or Any buildings used.
I hope that you do not mind my contacting you but I wanted some help in
getting a few facts about a famous holiday with one of the double
deckers owned by St Michaels when a group including my late husband (he
was teaching at the school then I think) went around the north of
Scotland. He always talked about this and although we managed to get to
Scotland by train before
we had our family other circumstances prevented us from going back when
the children were older and then it was too late.
I have always wanted to do this as I have the booklet in which John
detailed the journey done and the distances. I promised myself I would
do it when I retired but has to be put off for another year.
I want to go to Cape Wrath anyway and I am now quite experienced in
driving by myself to Scotland and the Highlands but not north of
I realised afterwards that I was not really sure if John had actually
got to Cape Wrath as in those days you had to walk and I think those who
did got alift back with the coastguard!!
I have been kindly made an honorary member of your association so get
the magazine. I really wanted to be in touch with someone who went on
that trip either one of the young people or else another teacher perhaps
who could give me a few more details especially if John actually got to
Cape Wrath. Is there anyway maybe an appeal could be put in the Mitre
for someone to get in touch with me via email.
I am happy for my email to be published if necessary - I am rather hard
of hearing and one of the reasons I have put off my nostalgic trip till
2014 is that I am having a cochlear implant eary next year and need to
get used to it before embarking on a journey of a lifetime so to speak.
Sorry this is rather long and would welcome any help or someone else to
get in touch with.
Many thanks Cherry Hollingworth
23rd May 2012
Martin can be sent to me to add to the Guestbook Page.
just had a phone call from Barbara to say that Martin died on Sunday at
The funeral will be held on 14 June at St Helen's Church at Lea
(Gainsborough) at 1.15,
followed by cremation at Lincoln Crematorium at 2.30 (Family only).
Refreshments will be provided in the Stag's Head (DN21 5ET) local pub
for the congregation.
The date of the funeral has been delayed due to the Rector being on
holiday and one son also unavailable any earlier.
Monday 16th January 2012
I have consolidated the older issues of the
Mitre in the Library ( Pre .pdf versions )
They are now a bit easier to read through.
"It is with much sadness that we
report the sudden and unexpected death of our colleague and
Association Secretary John Worboys on Friday 25 February 2011.
The Association offers to John's family and friends our sincere
condolences on behalf of everyone associated with the Old Michaelian
A full report will be included in the 2011 'Mitre' later this year
in memory of a very much liked colleague and friend.
Thursday 11th November 2010
Please Find Attached An Article
Saturday 24th July 2010
Letter from Bill Kelly
3rd July 2010
I was called Friday evening by Page Clowser's wife Sarah and advised
that Page had suffered a stroke while in Burnham Market,
he was taken to Kings Lynn hospital and unfortunately died early
Page, born in August 1938, was one of the first pupils at St.
Michael's. He was a very keen sportsman playing cricket and football
in the first eleven. He was very popular and well thought of by all
just had a call from Page's Wife Sarah who now tells me
Cremation will take place 1.45 pm Friday 16th July
at the Mintlyn Crematorium near Kings Lynn.
He will be missed by all Old Michaelians who knew him.
Wednesday 21st April 2010
see from yesterday's Lynn News that John Tweedy Smith died on 7
he was 71.
Funeral April 26th at Snettisham Parish Church. I believe he was an old boy - but did not know him.
Following our long holiday, I have
just caught up with the arrival of various publications.
In the 'Three in One', the Ingoldisthorpe parish magazine, I found the
following article, which shows appreciation for our donation. Perhaps
John Wallington can find space in a Newsletter or the Mitre to inform
people of our Members' generosity on these occasions.
'On Sunday 25th October the Old Michaelians held their Annual Reunion
Service at St Michael's Ingoldisthorpe in the Century year of the birth
of the Revd Canon Roger Pott, who was the Founder & Head Teacher for
many years. Aware of the prospect that the Church Heating Boiler will
soon need replacing, they gave their generous Gift-Aided Collection
amounting to some £300 to the fund. The PCC at St Michael's are very
grateful for this donation.'
Monday 30th November 2009
talks about St Michaels on BBC Norfolk Radio.
Wednesday 18th November 2009
It is with much regret that we announce the passing this Month of Tony
Pat Frost was contacted by his daughter Amanda.
He used to run the 'film club' with Michael Plemming and they were good friends.
He will be surely missed by those who knew him.
Wednesday 18th November 2009
Lynn News, Reunion Photos.
Link changed to see
Thanks to John Barrett.
It is with much regret that we announce the peaceful
passing on September 4th 2009 of Peterjohn Best in Sudbury,
after a long illness at his home , he was 64.
He was a popular school boy at St Michael's School between 1954
We offer our sincere condolences to his partner Penny and his family .
May he rest in peace.
Funeral will take place on 17th September at
Long Melford Parish Church.
The time has yet to be confirmed, but will
be around 1.30pm
Saturday 10th January 2009
Lynn News January 9 2009 - Death of Princess
Di's former Headmistress
I wonder how many Old Michaelians will remember Miss Lowe
who taught the 'little'uns' in the fifties.
She then went on to found Silfield School in Kings Lynn which Princess
Funeral at St. Margarets Church, Kings Lynn on January 23(no time given)
Old Michaelians may wish to view
this website "Heacham on line" lots of photographic memories of Heacham.
Regards to you all, John Barrett
A Tale That Is
It was reported in today's Lynn News that Eric Bocking died December 19th.
The item reads:
Bocking On December 19th 2004, suddenly but peacefully in Hospital, Eric, aged
80 of Ingoldisthorpe.
Dearly loved husband of Margaret. Funeral service at St Michaels Church,
Ingoldisthorpe on Friday December 31st at 12 Noon.
Family Flowers only,
donations if desired for St. Michaels Church may be made at the service or sent
to: John Lincoln, 40 Greevegate, Hunstanton.
Monday 11th October
New Pages For The O.M.A.A.
Old Michaelian Association Australia
15th April 2000
Today We Got Our Own