John Austin 1931-2019 RIP

It with sadness that we bring you the news that Old Boy and SMCS stalwart John Austin has died, aged 88. His funeral will be on December 19th 2019 at 1pm at Merevale Church, Atherstone. Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this time.   John was at St Michael’s during WWII from 1941-1944,...

Paul Drummond: 1941-2019 RIP

Paul Drummond passed away on Sunday 24th November. Paul entered St. Michael’s as a Commoner in May 1950. He became a Prefect and head of Ouseley House from September 1953 through to July 1954; Rugger XV, 1952-53-54; Cricket XI 1953-54. He left for Bromsgrove School. He had a career in agriculture and later lived...

John Brown

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that former Old Boy, SMC parent, past Society treasurer John Brown has died at the age of 87. John was a stalwart supporter of St Michael’s and of the Society and he will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go out to Diane,...

Brian Demaus –

A Service of Thanksgiving was arranged for Saturday 17th March 2018 at 2pm at St Michael’s College Chapel. Memories of Brian sent by over twenty of us were gathered into a leaflet that was part of the memorial service at St Michael’s in March 2018. The following is a shortened version of the tribute at...

Mary Coles

It with great sadness that we report the death of Mary Coles. Our condolences of course go to the family. Funeral details are below Tim Coles, Mary’s grandson and Secretary of SMCS writes: “As some of you may have already heard, my grandmother Mary Coles passed away on Friday (6th). She was 94 and...

Believe it or not?

Scenario: It’s Autumn 2000.  Former S.M.C.S member Derrik Jenkyns is visiting the National Railway Museum in York to undertake some research on the Bishop’s Castle Railway, using the extensive archives at the museum. Whilst looking through some documents, he comes across some jottings about the railway, and decides that one in particular would be...

Denis Paxman

It is with regret that we announce the death of Denis Paxman, Warden of St Michael’s from 1965 to 1977. Denis had been suffering from a long illness, though we were very pleased that he and his wife Jenny felt that they could join us for the 2008 reunion. Here we present a tribute...

John Gray

JOHN GRAY September 21, 1923 – January 1, 1999. Honorary Assistant Curate of the parish of St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s. John Gray would have been thrilled to see St Michael’s packed and bursting at the seams, with people even having to stand at the back. However, his delight would probably have...

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