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CARLYON – On 16th December 2017, John Keith Manners Carlyon (E, 1947-1952). Son of Paul (E, 1926-1929). These memories were provided by John Barham (E, 1948-1952): John was very much a Cornishman. His father, an OSE, was a pathfinder for Lancaster bomber raids and was killed over Germany. His mother was Canadian but he was looked after by two maiden aunts in Cornwall during holidays from Teddies. On leaving school he joined the army as a regular soldier and became a Corporal in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. We met up in Plymouth where I was also serving in the mid- 50s. After marriage he left the army and worked for the forestry commission - his wife was Scottish and they lived in Scotland. After a number of years, they settled in Cornwall. At School he was a demon fast bowler for the 1st XI - I particularly recall him ripping through the Cheltenham top order taking four at the cost of about 10 runs - there’ll be a record in the 1952 Summer Chronicle no doubt! (Indeed, there is – Chronicle 530 tells us: ‘Carlyon gave of his best … and won us our first school match’). CARROLL – On 1st August 2018, Brian Edward Carroll (F, 1944-1948). This obituary kindly provided by J C D Patterson (D, 1946-1950) who also tells us that the panama hat with Rhubarb band, which Brian wore during summer, was on his coffin at the funeral: Brian died peacefully, aged 87, of heart failure after a long illness. As a school prefect he was a high flyer from a young age, and a keen sportsman. After leaving school, National Service saw him quickly commissioned into the Royal Artillery, serving in Sri Lanka. After training as an architect whilst working in his

father’s practice he joined P C Henderson Ltd as a sales export representative. He rose quickly to become its long serving and respected Managing Director and a member of the Henderson PLC Group Board. He retired from Henderson’s in 1987 though he continued to work part time as a consultant to a number of companies in the same industry. In retirement, he volunteered to help the Cheshire Homes, management committee. His contribution was remarkable and he became a trustee of the main charity and was appointed an Honorary Vice President. Brian’s interests included then in some difficulty, as chairman of the local Brian had a devoted adopted family, two sons and a daughter, and was twice married. His first wife Anne died after a long illness in 2008 and he subsequently married Pauline, who looked after him through his illness and survives him. He will be greatly missed by his very many friends. CREED-MILES – On 31st January 2017, Robert Creed Vaughan Creed-Miles (B, 1953-1958). Brother of Charles (John) (B, 1957-1962). Contract furnishing consultant and manufacturer. Formed Creed-Miles & Co, London 1967 (office interiors and contract furniture specialists). CRESWELL – Harry Francis Creswell (A, 1944-1949). Son of Harry Edmund (A, 1901-1907). We have learned of Harry’s death from his son, Robert. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1949-51. Royal Artillery 1951-75. Staff College Camberley 1963. US Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1968-9. Major (Retd) travel, country pursuits, particularly shooting, and extensive reading.

1973. Sussex University 1974-7 Cert Ed. Assistant Head Imberhorne School, East Grinstead 1975-90. DANGERFIELD – On 13th July 2018, Grahame Anthony Dangerfield (G, 1951-1955). Brother of Neil (G, 1945- 1950). This obituary was kindly provided by Derek (Joe) Langston (G,1950-54): Having met at Teddies, Grahame became my oldest and closest friend. A bit of a maverick and uninterested in school work, Grahame’s passion was wildlife. He persuaded Mrs Puxley, House Matron, to house his crow in her shed and reared three young kestrels in a remote school shed with the help of Jonathan Kingdon (B, 1949- 1953). He ringed birds along the Oxford canal and Oxford University permitted him to put up bird boxes in Wytham Woods, later arranging for his godson, Andrew Langston (D, 1978-82), to birdwatch there, too. On leaving school, Grahame learned Swahili, intending to visit Africa sometime. He worked for the British Trust for Ornithology national swan ringing project. He became a freelance photographer and journalist, concentrating on wildlife where possible, and orphaned and injured wildlife was often brought to him. He became one of the first British naturalists to work for the BBC, notably Blue Peter, and independent television as wildlife presenter and advisor. Enclosures had to be built to house his growing collection which expanded as unwanted foreign pets, including marmosets, bush babies and monkeys, were added. Eventually St Albans Council agreed to take his collection to form a new zoo. He was also involved in the early days of the World Wildlife Fund. In 1965 Grahame became a warden in the Serengeti

National Park, in Tanzania, beginning an enduring love for Africa and its wildlife. While there, he formulated his plans to build a breeding centre for endangered species which he set up near Harpenden in 1968. Despite many battles with authority and some failures, he had considerable success with this project, combining it with filmmaking in Cornwall and Fenland reserves. He moved to Kenya in 1999 with his partner, Lyn, where he continued to look after and breed wildlife, also working on a research project for Cambridge University. He continued to work until the end, despite poor health and suffering a stroke. An excerpt from Sir Peter Scott’s forward to Grahame’s book, The Unintended Zoo, in 1965, pays tribute to principles he held as a 27 year old and to which he adhered for the rest of his life: ‘That philosophical politician Arthur Balfour once remarked that “it is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth”. Mr Dangerfield belongs to that minority of a minority. His accounts of the frustrations as well as the delights, of a life devoted to looking after animals, and to persuading other people to care, too, is sometimes painful in its


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