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Old Boys
Welcome to the Old Boys section of the Homefield website. Please click here for this years Old Boys Newsletter or you can navigate through the available Old Boys stories below.


Kelvin Walton (1950-1958) writes:
Mike Henwood’s news reminded me that I played for the Old Boys in the Cowdrey match, in 1962 I believe.  I enjoyed the privilege of opening the innings with the great man: I top edged the first ball I received straight over the fence into Sutton Park Road, so that was that for me, six and out!  Colin Cowdrey of course went on to give an elegant batting exhibition using...

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Peter Davies (1961-1967) writes:
was a student from 1961 to 1967, had a year at Whitgift and then moved to Australia where I have been ever since, mainly in Tasmania (the island to the south). I well remember Mr Carnes (I got my only caning for incessantly wobbling my knees during inspection!), the sago pudding and jam at lunch, the Enid Blyton Busy Bee Club and the milk bottle top collections, Douglas Bader giving...

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Mike Henwood (1961-1970) writes:
Opening up the Old Boys section on the Homefield website and seeing Mark Flannery's posting has inspired me to write. I was at the school at the same time as Mark and remember those days with great fondness. My memories include semolina pudding in the dining room at the old Grove Road site, the bell being rung allowing us to talk between courses, trying to master dovetail joints in the...

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Mark Flannery (1960-1969) writes:
I read your e-mail with interest, and visited the excellent website. It was nice to recognise old names in the history section, (it made me realise quite how old I am now!. I was at Homefield from 1960 until 1969, seeing out the last years of Gove Road, and spending my last year at the Western Road site. I have very fond memories of those years, and still occasionally see...

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Class of 1958
My name is Terry Coupland and I am trying to contact old boys who left with me in 1958, especially Martin Coward. I would appreciate it if anyone from this year could message me on my email address chalkie@bigpond.net.au
Many thanks.
Terry Coupland...

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Mr Bjarne Sumelius
In January 2009, we were delighted to have the surprise visit of one of our past pupils, Mr Bjarne Sumelius, who, together with his brother, was at Homefield from 1953 to 1959, when the school was still on the site of Homefield Park. He helped us put names to faces on the 1950s photographs we have in our possession. He remembered fondly his swimming and cricket coaching as he was...

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10 Years On!
On 17th January parents of the Homefield boys who left at the end of the U6th in 1999 met for a reunion at a local Cheam restaurant in order to catch up with all their news and those of their children. As one of these parents, I really enjoyed this evening and relished hearing of our past pupils. So here are some of the news:

Georgie Cheetham is continuing...

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Major Robin Medley
Recently, Mr David Medley (Year 3 Teacher and a New Zealander) found a family connection to Homefield albeit 80 odd years ago!
 Mr Medley’s English ancestors on his father’s side came from Methley, Yorkshire and can be traced as far back as 1100. After decades of Mr Medley’s fathers’ genealogical research the Medley family made contact with a number of English ancestors.
One such ancestor is Major Robin Medley, 89 years old,...

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Luke Battersby (left Homefield Summer 2001) writes:
Great to hear from you all. After a gap year of travelling throughout Europe I am now at Surrey University studying Law. I wonder if that was what Mr Mowbray ever predicted I would eventually end up doing? Playing squash and enjoying myself a little too much but life is great. Hope to make it to the reunion Summer 2008....

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Old Boys and Friends of Homefield Reunion 2010
This reunion was the largest so far as 85 guests descended on Homefield School for what was a very "buzzy” evening, as one guest described it. We had experimented, moving the date from a Wednesday to a Friday, and this seemed welcome by the guests present.

Here are a few of the attendees’ comments:

" What a wonderful evening we all had yesterday - congratulations. It was an excellent idea to...

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Old Boys’ News 2011
This is our first annual Newsletter. I hope you will enjoy reading it and keep emailing us your news! I hope we will have a
bumper edition next year!

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Old Boys Newsletter July 2013
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