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Reverend Canon Brian Hammond (OM 1943-51)

Posted on January 15th, 2018

From “Joanne Hammond” <>

I am writing to let you know that Brian Hammond died suddenly on 9 January 2018. I’ve attached a notice regarding his funeral which you are welcome to use to let your members know about Brian. [click on the link above for the PDF file]

Best wishes

Joanne Hammond (Mrs)
Brian’s daughter in law

Peter Lawrence (OM 1941-48)

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

Received from Mrs. Ruth Lawrence

Thank you for your Christmas Greetings. I am sorry to have to inform you that my husband, Peter Lawrence, died on 27 November this year. He died of pneumonia in Pembury Hospital. Please let me know if there is any further information that you need for the Old Maidstonians.

With all good wishes

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

Thanking you in anticipation,

Jeff Wilkinson, Archivist