Name: Laurence Lando Email: square Years_at_school: 1957 -Date: Time: It is with much regret that I have learnt of the passing of Mr David Baker. Whilst at school, David was a good friend to me, when I needed the presence of a 'father figure'. Name: Michael Schwartz Email: Years_at_school: 1965- 1972Date: Time: Pete - I note your comment that an obituary for Fred Bilson appeared in The Guardian. Name: Peter Ward Email: peter.Years_at_school: 1958 - 1963Date: Time: Interested in Ted Troll's comments. He was in the Department (Golland, Lafferty, Bilson) that proved more than adequate, indeed, inspirational, to the best Arts Sixth Form (Perkins, Anderson, Portillo etc) in the entire school history.Colonel Bigham would have assumed military command over the same area, the two leaders working in tandem. In a nuclear emergency, a handful of brilliant Sixth Form scholars and top CCF NCOs were to be singled out to enter the bunker.
At least I can be grateful to those who have made direct contact.
Current, collated information suggests that the government in 1963 selected twenty five top schools across the UK for the possible excavation of security bunkers.
He came to HCS just after I left but I know from this forum how highly he was respected by the students he taught.
Name: Pete Fowler Email: at ntlworld'Years_at_school: 1956 62Date: Time: Yesterday's Guardian carried an obituary notice for Fred Bilson, one of the English Department's star cast in the middle and late 1960s.
Each potential survival cell contained a nominated political and military leader for the local area.
Dr Simpson would have taken administrative power over London and the Home Counties rather on the Nazi Gauleiter principle in WW2, as seen in countries like Poland.Dr Simpson was apparently elated to discover Harrow School had not been chosen.I understand Winchester, Eton and Cheltenham College for Ladies were also included.Name: Tom Stanning Email: tandg.Years_at_school: 1963 - 1970Date: Time: I had no idea I would create such curious responses when I made my first contact with your website.One respondent is grumpy and loses the plot whilst another seems to think I am the Invisible Man.Girls' schools were selected for obvious reasons so had to be of good breeding stock and preferably scientists.