A surprise meeting with old boy Peter Isaac

On Thursday I received a telephone call from Edward & Diana Lutley summonsing me to appear at Castle Cary the following day (15th July, 2011) as old Chilton Cantelo boy Peter Isaac, and his charming wife Gail, had descended from New Zealand on Castle Cary on a grand tour of the UK. This beautiful town seems an excellent place to stop as it is , as you all know, near to Chilton Cantelo as well as his old school friend Peter Liesching. I could not refuse to miss this great opportunity to see Peter Isaac, as I had not seen him for about 50 years or so, and I was on the train to Castle Cary the next day.

All six of us met up in the courtyard of the George Hotel, Castle Cary and enjoyed a very pleasant ‘al fresco’ lunch courtesy of Peter and Gail Isaac. Thank you Peter—I was not expecting that. I was most envious of Peters young appearance with plenty of hair with no trace of grey. After lunch we decided to walk up Lodge Hill, to an observation platform overlooking Castle Cary, and then went back to the hotel for a cup of tea before saying goodbye.

Peter has a fantastic memory of the old school and we enjoyed listening to his tales. I hope that both Peter and Gail enjoy the rest of their holiday and return soon to the UK. sincerely, Clive L-H 🙂 16th July, 2011.

Please click below to see the photos. All these photos were taken by either Gail Isaac or Edward Lutley:

A surprise luncheon mini reunion with old boy Peter Isaac on his 2011 tour of the UK.

An email from Glenville McLean


This image is from a 4-day tour we did via Gypsy caravan around the New Forest during a mid-term or Easter break in ’67.

This worked out rather well, because although the New Forest was packed with motorised caravaners that weekend, We could go just about anywhere we wanted, instead of having to park in crowded lots with about 1000 other campers and their vehicles. I think we pretty much lived on beans, bread, and rum (or similar).

Chilton Cantelo School Gypsy Caravan
(Glenville McLean) 12/11/2007
  1. Left – Nigel Jocelyn (lived in Llanymynech nr. Welshpool)
  2. Middle – David Kendrick-Jones (from Geneva)
  3. Right – Gerry Cramer (from Holland)

An email from Nigel Joscelyn


Refresh my memory, was I a contemporary of yours or was my brother Hugh. ?.

I have visited the Chilton Web site and it provoked many memories and I would very much like to catch up with some of the old boys from my years at CCH.

Particularly Nick Smith, David Langan, Mike Brake, Noli Papadopolous, Alain Tremblais, and many more whose names elude me in the mists of time.

A picture on its way to you

Nigel Joscelyne
25th January, 2011
Mary Carslake, Adrian Brooking-Clark, Michael Brake, Nigel Joscelyne & P. Hadjillias. 1966 ish
Mary Carslake, Adrian Brooking-Clark, Michael Brake, Nigel Joscelyne & P. Hadjillias. 1966 ish

If any old boy/girl wishes to get in touch with Nigel Joscelyne kindly email me and I will gladly forward it to him.

Another email from Glenville McLean


Attached is a shot taken in the front courtyard of Chilton, during the ’66-’67 term. I think probably spring ’67. This group has either just returned from, or is about to start, a trip in the Bedford widow-maker in the background.

In my time the building in the background was the TV/theatre room, and maybe a classroom or two.

Behind me (the photographer), would be the boiler room and back entrance to kitchen and dining hall.

The names are (guessing for some):

Hope this doesn’t max out your email server.

If I ever find the original, I may try and re-scan and correct flaws.

Chilton Cantelo School Yard, 1967
  1. Peter Finch
  2. Mike Brake
  3. Nick Harris
  4. Mary Carslake (still living in Haddenham, Bucks)
  5. Zdziechowski M. always known as “ZDZ”
  6. Arthur Swain (Head Boy)
  7. Fiona Fraser (last heard of working in production of “Eastenders”)
  8. David Crighton (?)
  9. (hidden – unknown)
  10. Chris White (? – guessing)
  11. Van Lessen D.

(Glenville McLean).