News headlines – January 2021

18 Jan 2021    Second World War Roll of Honour available online
4 Jan 2021    Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) signs contract with Gloucester Rugby
2 Jan 2021    Bench unveiled in memory of Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85)
1 Jan 2021    Booking open for theatre trip to 'Anything Goes'
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18 January 2021 - Second World War Roll of Honour available online

The College's Roll of Honour of Old Eastbournians who gave their lives in the Second World War is now available to read online.

The document, originally published in 1965, has been revised and updated by Michael Partridge (Blackwater 1946-51) over the past twelve months.

As well as using resources available on the internet, Michael also used the biographical records of OEs kept by former College teacher the late Vin Allom, and research carried out by the late Bill Bowden (Nugent & Wargrave 1961-65).

He was also assisted by researchers John Hamblin and Philip Baldock, with additional help from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Oxbridge colleges, professional bodies and the College archives team.

The revised record continues to be a work in progress, and readers are invited to send in comments, additions and corrections to Michael at mp@eastbourne-college.co.uk. Photographs are also welcome to enable us to build as full a picture as possible of the lives of the OEs concerned.

To read or download the document please click on the link on the History page of the ES website.

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4 January 2021 - Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) signs contract with Gloucester Rugby

Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) has signed a permanent contract with Gloucester Rugby for the 2021-22 season.

He will be joining from Hartpury College RFC, where he scored five tries in 19 appearances. He will return to Hartpury ahead of the championship season before starting at Gloucester in the summer of 2021.

Alex Brown, chief operating officer, commented: 'Seb has come in and really impressed the coaches with his game. He performed excellently out in Lyon, and continues to work hard in training. He’s a powerful and abrasive player that rarely takes a step backwards, and he will add that further strength in depth to our back row next season.'

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2 January 2021 - Bench unveiled in memory of Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85)

On Tuesday 22 December a bench commissioned by Emma Garrett in memory of her husband Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85), who died in December 2018, was unveiled at the College.

The bench stands in front of the College Field pavilion where Rich enjoyed his rugby.

The typically positive and enthusiastic inscription reads: 'An Eastbournian who thoroughly lived his dash; may you do likewise'.

The bench was toasted by Rich's sister-in-law Ruth, his father Chris and his niece Lara, pictured here.

At exactly the same time Emma and her family were unveiling another bench in memory of Rich at the pavilion at Bedford School where he worked as Director of the Bedford School Association.

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1 January 2021 - Booking open for theatre trip to 'Anything Goes'

Booking is now open for Eastbournian Society members for the musical Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London.

With Cole Porter's music and lyrics and PG Wodehouse's comic plot, this classic show stars Emmy Award-winning Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and Tony and Olivier Award-winning Robert Lindsay.

We have reserved seats for the matinee performance at 2.30pm on Thursday 1 July, with prices reduced from £60 to £55. The seats are in the stalls in rows A, F, G and H.

As many of our planned events in 2000 had to be cancelled, we are hoping that this will be an enjoyable return to live theatre in 2021. To book your tickets please contact John Thornley on 01323 452314 or jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk.

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