Hundreds, but Iím writing a memoir at the moment so Iíll leave these till later.
Left to study accountancy in Dundee, Scotland, failed miserably, became a journalist. Worked on national papers in
Scotland then moved to Sydney, Australia where I worked as a sub-editor, production editor, investigative reporter,
feature writer and finally music critic. Edited a few trade magazines, helped my wife run her consultancy business
till we moved to Malaysia where I am almost entirely retired apart from selling a few stock photos on the Net.
NOW I look more or less like this:
THEN I can be seen in the Grigg House athletics team photo for 1953 on the extreme right of the front row as you
look at the picture. Sitting on my left as you look at it is a kid called Robin Sherred - so that fills in 2 more
names in that picture. The unknown warrior sitting next to RC
Robinson appears to be Vladimir Zakian, according to the caption on the school athletics team of the same year,
though I cannot remember him at all. Unaccountably missing are the brilliant IC Mcfarlane and the fearsome PL
Lloyd-Parker. Perhaps they didnít win anything that year, though I seem to recall McFarlane going for the high
jump record, and Lloyd-Parker winning the shot-put. This was probably the last time in my time there that Grigg was
any good at sport. From then on I remember struggling endlessly against the maroon hordes of Chadwickís Scott.
Extra info: My brother Derry (Hawke) is alive and well and living in Doncaster, England. He visited me here last
year. His twin, Don, as you know died of a stroke a few years ago.
Thanks a million for the work youíre doing, itís been a huge nostalgia trip going through this site, though very
saddening to see the obituary notice for Ian (Kib) Beaty. He, Geoff Goodwin and I were inseparable for a couple of
years, bound together by a fanaticism for the Goons till Geoff left for Sarawak in 1956. If anyone knows anything
about Geoff Iíd love to hear it.
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