1960s Exmoor Reunion – Save the Date!

1960s Exmoor Reunion – Update!


Some of you will have received my email of a few weeks ago alerting you to a 1960s Exmoor Reunion proposed by Mark ‘Sam’ Wightman (57-63 C). We have added more to the mailing list to try to capture as many old boys who were at West Buckland during this period as possible. We do not however have email addresses for everyone, so do let your peers know about it.


We very much hope that you will be able to attend this event, starting on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 with optional golf during the day and a dinner at School, followed on Thursday 23rd (if you are fool hardy enough) by an opportunity to run, or walk The Exmoor with the School. Or, alternatively, to sit in the Poltimore with a pint and relive those happy memories of the races of your youth… I have heard some fantastic stories in the process of talking to people about this event!


Despite trying (unsuccessfully) to shift the blame onto Mark, I did omit to include the information in my last email that wives and partners are of course very welcome to attend the meal and The Exmoor.


Below is the list of names of people who have registered with the office to date to participate in some or all of the event. Even if you have let Sam know you are intending to come, please do make sure you tell us too!


Robert Cooper 57-64B
Nick Dennis 56-61B
Peter Folkman 56-63B
John Fry 59-62C
Bill Geen 64-69F
Derek Gilchrist 55-60G
Mike Hannaford 56-64F
Graham Harrison 59-66C
Richard Hart 56-63F
Rodney Hawke 56-61C
James Jenkins 59-64C
Neil Kingdon 66-75C
David James Norfolk 66-67G
Duncan Oldreive 60-69C
Alan Parker 60-65G
Chris Phillips 60-67C
Jeremy Philp 59-62B
Myron Prosser 58-63C
Tom Seabrook 57-62G
Tim Seddon 58-62C
Charles Stanbury 60-67C
Peter Swaine 60-68B
Sam Wightman 57-63C
Jeremy Wills 61-66F
John Wills 56-62F





Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Morning: Mike Hannaford (56-64 F) is leading on this, and Charles Stanbury (60-67 C) and Graham Harrison (59-66 C) have kindly booked golf at Saunton on the morning of 22nd. Their numbers currently stand at 10. We can put you in touch with the relevant parties if you are interested in joining them.


7.00pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks, The Michael Morpurgo Library

7.30pm: 3 Course Dinner & coffee in the Karslake


Thursday 23rd March 2017 – The Exmoor

Registration for walking out: 8.40-9.25am

Registration for bussing out: 10.00 – 11.20am


Races Start Times:

Senior Boys (10.3 miles approx.): 12.50pm

Senior Girls (7.3 miles approx.):  1.10pm

Junior Boys (5.1 miles approx.): 1.45pm


Tour of School before Prize Giving at 4pm

All will be welcome to join us for a tour of the School prior to the prize giving in the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre (timing tbc)



Tickets for Dinner we estimate will be £25 per person, including drinks (awaiting confirmation from School caterers)


Entrance to walk or run The Exmoor is £15 per person (includes a packed lunch), with all proceeds going towards the West Buckland School Foundation Bursary Fund


We have negotiated a special corporate rate with Highbullen Hotel (www.highbullen.co.uk) of £99 B&B  per night based on single occupancy and £109 B&B per night based on double occupancy.

Please book directly with the hotel, quoting this rate and saying that you are with West Buckland School. T: 01769 540561, E: [email protected]


What to do next…

If you would like to register to attend any or all of the activities, please either email myself ([email protected]) or Monica Carter-Burns ([email protected]) or call the Office on 01598 760188.


We will confirm costs as soon as possible and ask you for payment by Friday 3rd March 2017.


We hope that you will join us to renew old acquaintanceships and relive old times at West Buckland School.




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