A Special Occasion

Official Opening of the "new" St. George's PRC

We knew that members of the illustrious group in the below photo had clearly dressed for the occasion, but we wanted to know what was the occasion, who is in it and where and when was it taken?

We seem to have been able to identify everyone in our latest Who, Where and When photo as listed below, but no-one had pinpointed either the date or the occasion. 

The following photo might assist in jogging a few memories:-


 H.E. Sir Edwin “Ted” Leather and P.C. John Headey

The occasion was the official opening of the “new” St. George’s PRC, and we are informed by John Headey that it was probably in late 1976.  (Perhaps someone from the east can check the plaque to ascertain the exact date).

John very kindly provided us with both photos, and he explained that at the time he was Divisional Clerk for Eastern Division which included being Treasurer of St. George’s PRC so he was directly involved in overseeing progress on the building which he describes as a “vast improvement” on the old building.  The gathering was largely the “Management Committee” as listed below.

Sadly, we understand that both the Somerset and St, George’s PRC’s were recently closed as a cost cutting measure.

 Back row (l-r)  Des Waithe, Inspector Joe Colton, H.E. Sir Edwin “Ted” Leather,
COP L.M. “Nobby” Clark, Alan Kennedy, Ian Kittle and Pete Giles 
Front row  -  John Heady, Terry Cabral, and Lincoln Pratt

 

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#11 Terry 2013-10-09 12:39
Quoting Phil Taylor:
Terry, the hint was that some people would go to these occasions and not remember them, I wasn't there, so how the hell would I remember, but it appears to be an Eastern Function and that is that!

Rogers quote was spot on and quite ironic.
Too much booze. Anyway a good time was had by all.Joe Colton and I walked home which was a mere 150 yards to Sandhurst.
My 'toothpick' hint was about Joe Burrows as you remember well.
Shalom.

Editors note - Terry, I had almost completely forgotten Joe Burrows (I was stationed in St. George's as a "punishment posting" for a while around 1966) but your toothpick comment immediately sparked the memory cells! He was some character.
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#10 Phil Taylor 2013-10-08 16:49
Terry, the hint was that some people would go to these occasions and not remember them, I wasn't there, so how the hell would I remember, but it appears to be an Eastern Function and that is that!
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#9 Terry 2013-10-04 15:07
Ok.
Looks like we got em all.
Peter Giles far right.
Now can someone empty the pool and tell us where this was et al.

Roger gave a clue.
Here's one..................
'Toothpick'.
Shalom.

Editor's note - Agreed Terry. Where are they and what was the occasion?
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#8 wayne robinson 2013-10-03 23:16
this was after I left about 1975 I think
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#7 Terry 2013-10-03 18:43
Doing good Phil.....................
What was the occasion. Goat.
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#6 John Headey 2013-10-03 16:05
C'mon Wayne, you can do better than that !
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#5 Terry 2013-10-03 12:14
Nope Wayne.
No Bob Porter in this gathering. But your right on the rest.

I'll wait and see you gets all.

A great day to all.
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#4 Phil Taylor 2013-10-03 11:37
That is my old friend Ted Leather, between Joe Colton and Nobby, Ian Kittle to the right of Alan Kennedy. Is that Bob Porter? there is some resemblance to Pete Giles?? To the right of Terry is Linc Pratt?
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#3 Terry 2013-10-02 16:37
Yah must have been at the same function Wayne.
I remember you well.
Let me tell and share this/your comment/s with the Governor.
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#2 wayne robinson 2013-10-01 20:54
Desmond Waithe, Joe Colton, u/k, Nobby Clarke, Allan Kennedy, u/k, Bob Porter, John Headey, Terry Cabral, u/k. Hope I 'm right about all of these. Wayne
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