I found a tribute to Steve Brake on the net,to read it click Here. The tribute contains
the only photo of Steve that I could find, so If you have a better photo let me have
it and I will include it on here.
Cover of a Youth Review magazine published Feb 1965
Some of the names of managers and workers in no particular order
Michael Nicholson - Florence
Stephen Brake Laurel Frank
June Hay Norman Bonnie
Jacqueline Lister - Smith
If there are some I have forgotten then let me
Know and I will add them.
Memorial Service for Robin Griffin
The Memorial Service for Robin Griffin took place in the Chapel on Saturday 1st March
2014. It was organised by Audrey and Mark Griffin and was attended by about eighty,
some of whom had met Robin in his school teaching years - either before or after
his time on the staff of the College. Former Culham Music Lecturer, the Reverend
Ron Burrrow conducted the Service. He was assisted by fellow Culham Music Lecturer,
Breyan Knowles, who helped to organise the religious elements of the service as well
as playing the organ.
The Reflections included four from Culhamites.
Geography lecturer, John Enticott read "To begin at the beginning" from "Under Milk
The contribution of Andy Howland (1968-72) largely comprised tributes from Peter
Shilling, Malcolm Wright, Sue Raper and Dave Hope (all 1968-71), Roger Hope (1966-69)
and John Shield (1972-76)
Keith Cozens (1967-71) delivered his moving composition "Barnstable Beggar" whilst
Peter Smith (1967-70) read an extract from “Pilgrim's Progress”.
Other reflections were made by a former pupil of Robin's at Shoreditch School and
from four former pupils of the European School.
Nick Storr, another former pupil of the European School treated us to the prelude
to Bach's Second Cello Suite.
Mark Griffin read "If we shadows" from “A Midsummer Night's Dream” - a favourite
passage of his father's
Refreshments were provided by ex-Culhamites and the European School.
I got the firm impression that the Culhamites who were present felt that the service
was a fitting tribute to one who had been fully active in Culham life for nearly
I received this message from Robin’s son Mark some time ago but forgot to include
it on here.
Sorry for a delay in responding I'm a very irregular user of facebook. Yes sadly
Robin (my Dad) died in October 2013. He'd been ill for about a year by that point.
My Mum and I were with him and it was as peaceful as possible. He received palliative
care in the last few weeks and so died in the Oxfordshire village he moved to after
leaving Shoreditch in the mid sixties. He did long enough to meet his grand daughter
Dora who was born earlier that year... and (although of course I've very biased)
seems to have inherited some of his humour and sociability. Thanks for being in touch.
Best Wishes. Mark.
Douglas Leonard, born Glasgow July 21,1945, died Brisbane December 9, 2011.
I have recently been contacted by Anna Fairly who was the partner of Douglas Linnett
(Leonard). Who was one of the Hoxton Café workers back in the 60’s. I was saddened
to her of his death back in 2011 in Brisbane Australia where he lived. Anna told me
she had a couple of committee documents that she would like to be kept for the history
of the café. One was by Doug the other was by Hyla Holden. I have scanned them and
published them on this website. Doug’s one is on this page whereas Hyla’s long winded
one will be on his page.
There is a great Obituary for Doug (who was known as Doug
Leonard) in Realtime Magazine, which can be read here, https://www.realtime.org.au/obituary-douglas-leonard/.
you have any memories of Doug please let us know.