From: peter stevens [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 29 March 2018 14:18
To: Graham Belson
Subject: Sad news
Sadly I have to report the death, today, of our eldest member and hon. Vice
President, Arthur James Stevens, born 6/11/1913, at the age of 104 years.
Arthur resided in a care home in Ealing. I have no further information at
Here is the Spring 2018 issue of the ‘Old Maidstonian’, the OM Society newsletter. Click this link for the PDf file:
OM Newsletter (2018 Spring) No 25
The “Old Maidstonian”, the OM Society newsletter, (Winter 2017) No. 24 is now available.
Click on this link
Jeff Wilkinson, archivist at the school, has requested that this be passed on:
I know that this is a long-shot but I am aware that we have Old Maidstonians who lived at this time and have good memories, so please can you help? I am trying to find any OM who has memories of William Golding, author of ‘Lord of the Flies’, when he taught at the school between 1938 and 1940, or perhaps when he joined the Navy for war-time service. My reason for asking is that Kent Life are intending publishing an article about him next year as a celebration of the time he spent at MGS and I am sure that individual memories would highlight the item.
If any relation of yours was at MGS at that time but does not have internet access, then perhaps you could ask them on my behalf.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanking you in anticipation,
Jeff Wilkinson, Archivist
A message from Pat Whatmore:
I regret my husband died suddenly in May.
From the Membership Seceretary
“I was informed by Mrs Mitchell when I telephoned yesterday that her husband passed away on 16th July 2016. I passed on the condolences of the Committee.”
From the Membership Secretary:
I have just been informed by Ken Dulson that his old friend, Michael Banks,
passed away last month. I have no further details.
From the Membership Secretaryr
Mrs Earl phoned yesterday to inform us that her husband died “a little while
The Chairman added
Sorry to hear that: A past “pillar” of Maidstone Rugby Club
Here’s the link for the Summer 2017 newsletter
OM Newsletter (2017 Summer) No 23
From Colin Butcher (email@example.com)
Norman Edward Butcher of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on Sunday 23rd April at the Western General Hospital.
Born in Chichester 1928, educated at Maidstone, Sheffield and Oxford (Queen’s College).
Taught at Reading University and at the Open University in Scotland from its inception.
Geologist, educator and historian.
Funeral service at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh, EH7 4HW, on Friday 5th May at 15.30.