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   David Ridsdale


David Ridsdale

House: Hawke
Years: 1958-1963

I came across the Old Cambrians Society website by accident a couple of days ago and spent a most enjoyable hour or two tripping down memory lane.

When I left the School at the end of 1963 my father felt I should become a life member of the Society and while at University in England I attended one or two functions, then held at The Feathers in Tudor Street. After that I lost touch and had no idea that it was now such a flourishing organisation.

I am now retired following some thirty years as a commercial property lawyer in the City and, having recently lost my wife, live quietly in south-west London.

Incidentally, in the "Where are they?" Section of the Website I see the name of my brother, Richard Ridsdale. Sadly, I have to tell you that he died in September last year following a very full life, spent mostly in Australia and the Far East. Much of the time he had charge of cargo ships but he also had a spell with the Australian Northern Territory Police and had charge, for a time, of an Aborigine settlement in the Outback. The last years of his life were spent in Singapore, where he had various jobs including positioning oil rigs, marine oil prospecting and marine loss adjusting. He married for the third time shortly before he died.

(Registered - 2nd August 2007)

If anyone wishes to contact David, please e-mail webmaster@oldcambrians.com to obtain his contact details