Members News (Spring 2011)

Rachel Ley (90-97G) was awarded membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers, by the president of the ICE, Paul Jowitt. The presentation was held at the Institution Building at 1 George Street, London on 3rd September. Rachel is a Senior Engineer at AECOM Ltd in Exeter, where she returns to work in January after taking a three month sabbatical travelling in Australia and New Zealand. Mike Tindal-Robertson (87-92B) writes with news of the first addition to his family “Kate and I are pleased to announce the arrival of our 1st little boy, Oliver Lawrence, weighing in at 8lb, and born on his due date on 31st August 2010. We have moved to Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds and doing very well.” Richard Westacott (75 84B) he has left his management role in BT after 21 years to become leader of the Kingswood Congregational Church in Bristol. He writes, “I am now in the very fortunate position of being able to get up in the morning to do what I REALLY want to do. I am still very grateful to WBS for its influence in helping me to achieve all that I have (locally and nationally within Church and Social circles), and I keep in touch with its happenings through my son’s Godparents, Michael and Pat Downward and Chris Ponder.” Terry Curtayne (51-56F) has just returned from a sailing trip on the continent and writes “The wine picture was taken in Vannes and the yacht, a Swan 43 (which is the one I brought back from the Bahamas) is moored off the Ile d’Ax where the British held Napoleon before transporting him to Plymouth and on into exile.”   Births

  • Yogs and Kunjal Patel (95-00F) – a daughter, Isla – 8 February 2010
  • Darren and Katie Roach (nee Courtney, 91-96B) – a daughter, Poppy Elizabeth – 27th July 2010
  • Sarah and James Burns (86-95C) – a son, Leo Alexander – 2nd August 2010
  • Kate and Mike Tindal Robertson (87-92B) – a son, Oliver Lawrence – 31st August 2010
  • Anita and Matthew Parker (82-89C) – a son, Bailey – 4th October 2010
  • Matthew and Lizzie Brown (nee Flatt, 93-01B) – a daughter, Oriana May – 5th September 2010
  • David and Alanna Byrne (nee Bayley, 93-95F) – a son, George Adam – 9th September 2010
  • Matthew and Laura Oakes (nee Harrison, 89-96C) – a son, Jack William – 18th September 2010
  • Abeed and Alex Janmohamed (nee Kingdon, 89-96C) – a daughter, Ella Olivia – 8th October 2010


  • Anthony Hobbs (96-03G) to Emily Faggionato – 11th September 2010
  • Philip Parker (84-91G) to Clotilde Omer – 25th September 2010
  • Claire Clapp to David Toro – 10th April 2010


  • Michael Charles Pope (46-49G) – 23rd December 2009
  • Don Armstrong-Smith (41-44 C) – 13th March 2010
  • Bill Maddick (49-57G) – 21 August 2010
  • Richard Brend (47-52B) – 24 September 2010

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