Passing the reigns of the Chilton Cantelo Oldies website to Edward Lutley

It is with much regret that I have to announce that, due to ill health, I will shortly no longer be running the Chilton Cantelo Oldies site.

It maybe a good time to drop the reigns as the site is going through a quiet time while building up to the 2019 Final Chilton Cantelo Oldies Reunion on the school 60th anniversary.

Luckily old boy Edward Lutley has kindly agreed to take on the running of the site and in the near future the site will be edited by him. Edward, of course, needs no introduction as he has helped me so much over the years especially with the social side of the site.

It has been fun over the years and I look back with pride on the reunions both big and small that we have had and also on the old boys and girls that have been attracted to the site from all over the world.

There is at Chilton a very strong old boy network that I particularly note as evident during my illness. Long may it continue.

At this point I wish to thank the many people who have helped contribute to the site over the years. Firstly I wish to thank Peter and Gail Isaac who have written many of the articles and sometimes under guise! Old boy Peter is President of the National Press Club of New Zealand. Who in this world could I get better and more qualified than Peter to write articles for us and for free! I am very indebted to you Peter.

At this point I must mention David Wilson for his many excellent contributions and obituaries. I only spent one term at Chilton with David and he has proved to be a very good friend.

Old boy Nigel Rofé has helped me immensely especially in the early days of the internet when I needed help in setting up a website. Nigel is a dairy farmer in Northern Ireland. Thank you Nigel your help was invaluable. You devoted many hours to help me.

I cannot mention everyone who has contributed but would like to mention Glenville Mclean over there in Canada who has contributed several articles and photos and personal emails. Thank you Glenville. I will be contacting you shortly.

Richard & Mo Cotes-James (aka Chilton Cantelo Royalty) also contribute greatly by their attendance at our social events and have given me much background help and advice. Thank you Richard and long may it continue.

At this point I must mention Neil C. Smith who founded the original amusing and sometimes infamous “Oldies” site which I took over when it sadly faded from our screens. Neil thank you also for attending the 2010 Reunion of Reunions. Your presence with your friends from your era helped immensely in making the reunion the success that it undoubtedly was. Neil was the original inventor of the word “Oldies” regarding Chilton Cantelo. Clive Lewis-Hopkins 🙂

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2 replies to “Passing the reigns of the Chilton Cantelo Oldies website to Edward Lutley”

  1. It has been nearly 50 years since my year 72 to 73,spent at Chilton Cantelo. Having perused the oldies website, a few dear names prompted me to write! Fiona Henderson, what a girl! I was the tock to Tic Graves, although I remember she preferred another, alas. I remember with affection, Malcolm Kakol, Claire Prendiville, Susan Gandy, Bill Winton, Lorraine Hendy and particular fondness Lizzie Lewendon. My story cannot be told, unfortunately. I do believe that more goes unsaid than could ever be said! Regards to all, Graham Manston Shorter… Yes, still alive!

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