Apologies for the quality. This Obituary was published in The Daily Telegraph on Friday 18th Jan 2019

Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Skingsley

Born October 19th 1933, died January 15th 2019

The Old Newburians' Association


Your Association needs YOU!

At the recent Annual General Meeting held on Sun 20th Jan 2019 the Association was left with the following Committee Vacancies:



Hon. Secretary

 Several Committee Member places

 The Association cannot operate without our most important officers!

 Patricia Ray (our Retiring President) was in office for 3 years

 Janet Calloway was previously President for 2 years


Our Constitution states the President should hold office for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 consecutive years. The Vice President can also hold office between 1 and 3 years.  Until these last few years it has always been possible to fill these positions with new people. It is quite unfair to ask Patricia and Janet to continue any longer in this position.


It is not too onerous a task being President and Vice-President. We normally have 4 Committee meetings each year in term time. They are usually held at the school in the evening (midweek). The President and Committee are often invited to attend special occasions at the school such as Remembrance Day Service, Founders Day and the sporting events, cricket, rugby, soccer, lacrosse and netball. The President also usually lays the wreath in Newbury on Remembrance Day and attends the service in St. Nicolas Church.


We also desperately need a President who would be an important figurehead for The Association and who will liaise with the school throughout the year.

 So if you think you can help to take the Old Newburians’ Association forward and strengthen our position both in the school and with our members then please get in touch.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Kind Regards

 Richard Sellwood (Hon. Membership Sec.) at membership@oldnewburians.co.uk



Newsletters and Spam Email

Recently I have sent out 2 Newsletters to all members who during the last year have completed and returned the GDPR Forms.

Although 98% of the Newsletters have been delivered to members, only a small percentage have been opened. This may, of course, have been deliberate but I know that many members have said that they have not received the newsletters. This is, quite possibly, due to the fact that the emails have ended up in a SPAM BOX, maybe on your computer, or in your on-line account SPAM BOX.

Please do check your SPAM BOXES. You may be able to put my email address into a safe senders list or simply (if spam is not a problem for you) change your settings to allow spam.

This will ensure you always get the newsletters.

I hope this helps.

Richard Sellwood (membership@oldnewburians.co.uk)


St Bart’s has recently launched an appeal for donations towards building a new sports’ pavilion at Brown’s Meadow which will ensure that development of future young athletes and sports players can be championed more effectively for generations to come.

Details can be found in the attached recent issue of Bartholonews, the school’s magazine.

Donations can be made through The Good Exchange

 and will be match funded by Greenham Trust

The school is keen to hear past students’ memories of Brown's Meadow and the sports they took part in there.  Please get in touch with Lucy Rumens at lrumens@stbarts.co.uk or post on the ONA Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Old-Newburians-Association-239824186059022/

ONA Annual General Meeting and Lunch.


The Annual General Meeting precedes the Lunch

Donnington Valley Golf Club
Snelsmore House, Old Oxford Road, RG14 3AL
Sun 12th January 2020
at 11.00am
The Meeting will be followed by a 3-course Lunch
12.30 for 1.00pm
Price £26
All welcome – partners, and guests!

Please state if you wish to have the vegetarian option and also gluten free.

Pre-booking and payment is essential to patricia@oldnewburians.co.uk.

Please state your menu choices or if you have any other dietary requirements.
Please book and pay for tickets by Thurs 2nd Jan 2020

Set Menu:

Starter:   Homemade Leek & Potato Soup (v)


Ardennes Pate, Toasted Brioche, Fruit Chutney


Main Course:   Chicken Breast, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables & Jus
                         Vegetable Lasagne, Garlic Bread & Salad (v)


Dessert:   Sticky Toffee Pudding & Toffee Sauce
Fruit Salad

There will be a cash bar and a Raffle!

Cheques made out to “Old Newburians’ Association” please.   Payment to be sent to Mrs Ray, ONA c/o St Bart’s School, Andover Rd, Newbury RG14 6JP

Payment can be made on line – please email for bank details. 



Alan Vince

Born 30th Dec. 1926, died 27th Nov 2019 2019

School Record - Entered Sept 1935; Davis House (House Colours) left July 1942

Alan Vince cuts the cake at the Reunion of many of his school friends at the Empire Cafe in 2016

Printed in Newbury Weekly News 12th Nov 2019