Our curly-locked 69er has been active again as she sent me two pictures of the Girls' School Badge she has preserved for the last 40 years! Thanks curly-locks! :-)
We, in the Boys' School, did not have such a badge. But I have a faint feeling that Prefects had a tie pin. Am I right on this and does anyone have a picture of one?
My, my, my - am I scrambling my memory helter skelter!
49er Naval Patel, who is a very meticulous Cathedralite from Mysore, sent me this information that could save someones life:
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 10:46 PM
Subject: V. IMP - Kidney Transplant
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If you know a patient who is need, let them contact the hospital at
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Please spread this message to help save lives
And another 49er, Yezad Kapadia from Delhi, had this to say about CJO:
CJO was our English teacher and also played cricket with the School team and also the Old Boys' team. An excellent teacher and and a very good House Master (Barham). Had a very unorthodox way of signalling to his tug of war team.
Visited him last when he was the Principal of St. Peters. He had taken one of the Hamals with him. Although I had met him after many many years, he called me by my first name as soon as he saw me!
It is really a pity that CJO did not teach me any subject. From all that I have now read about him, it is as if I missed one part of my education in Cathedral. Does any other 59er feel that way.
That is not to diminish in any way the teachers of English that we had - Mr. Derek Timmins, Mr. Willie Thompson, Mr. Rider Salmon and Mr. John Billington.
But. like Pop Pharoah, CJO was an important part of the school tradition. Not having had the chance to be "educated" by him certainly appears to have been my loss.
Are there any other such teachers that I missed - I wonder!