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RECENT NEWS

The “Old Maidstonian” (Winter 2017) No. 24

Posted on November 20th, 2017

The “Old Maidstonian”, the OM Society newsletter, (Winter 2017) No. 24 is now available.
Click on this link

William Golding – any reminiscences?

Posted on October 16th, 2017

Dear Members,

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 jeffrey.wilkinson@mgs-kent.org.uk

Thanking you in anticipation,

Jeff Wilkinson, Archivist

Denys Whatmore (1944)

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

A message from Pat Whatmore:

I regret my husband died suddenly in May.

Keith Mitchell (1946)

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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.”