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   Brian Ripley


Brian Ripley

Nickname: Jack
House: Junior/Scott
Years: 1959-1963

My first memory is of being caned within the first week of being in Junior House, for pillow fighting - what a shock to the system. Army worm was another treat especially when playing rugby. I enjoyed all the sports, though not the best at any of them. Three or four of us used to volunteer for cross country runs, just to get out and have a smoke, not realising that we would be put in the house cross country team!

I don't think five years of boarding and caning has done me any harm, and basically I enjoyed my time there.

After School I worked in Nairobi for a couple of years before going to South Africa, with my wife. We were in Ladysmith, Natal, for a year and then transferred to Krugersdorp 20 miles out of Johannesburg.
In 1978 my wife and I left SA to hitch around the world - everbody seemed to be doing it. 9 months later we reached Calcutta, out of money, but had already been accepted into Australia. We lived in Sydney for 14 years, when I separated from my wife, and came to live in Brighton, Sussex. No regrets at all.

(Registered - 21st September 2003)

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