A memorial service for Derek Sederman will be held in the Abbotsholme chapel at 11.00am on 16 March. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A number of OAs will be speaking about Derek’s life, including Andy Sederman, Chris Hall, Jenny Richardson, Kath Fielder, Jim Broatch, Clare Cooke, Guthrie Pickering, Nick Hopkinson and Robert Wall. A collection will be taken for Derek’s chosen charity, the RNLI.
After the service, you are invited to a buffet lunch in the dining room, after which you can take a guided tour of the school.
It is with great sadness that we pass on news of the death of Dr Paul Kirtley on 27th February. He had been very ill for some time.
Paul’s connection with Abbotsholme began when his daughters, Becky and Laura, joined Abbotsholme in the 1990s. Paul was also the school doctor for many years. In 2002, he was elected as the Parent Governor, and went on to become an Ordinary Governor in 2005.
We are sorry to announce the news that Allan Christley died on 15th February 2019 after a short illness. He was 75 years old, and taught Technical Drawing, Woodwork and Metalwork at Abbotsholme from 1981-88. Joan, his wife, who was Tim Moon's Assistant in the Music Department from 1985-88, passed on this news.
After leaving Abbotsholme, Allan taught at Exeter School until his retirement in 2002. His funeral will take place in Brixham on Friday 27th February.