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The Association is sad to announce the passing, on July 3rd of Old Elizabethan Paul Douglas at the age of 90.  A pupil at the School from 1943 to 1953, Paul regularly turned out for the Old Elizabethans’ First XV throughout the 1960s, and remained a committed OE to the end.

The Association was saddened to receive the news, on the eve of Founders’ Day, of the passing of Hywel Glynne Thomas on 13th June.

Glynne was a pupil at the School from 1944 to 1953, rising to the position of School Captain.  After university he returned to the School in 1959, as a teacher of English until 1995. He served as Head of English and Head of Stapylton House.  He lived in Barnet all that time, only recently returning to his native Wales.

He served the school with distinction and will be sorely missed.

The Association is sad to report the passing of John Hume MRICS.  John achieved a remarkable sporting record at Queen Elizabeth’s, being awarded colours in rugby, cricket and athletics, and he was also a prefect.  A member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors he also served the Old Elizabethans as Chairman of the Association, and later as a Vice President.

The Association was saddened to hear of the passing on January 4th of Richard Dilley, a much loved Geography Master who served the School from 1957 to 1963.  Richard lived to be 91 and tried to attend the Old Elizabethans’ Annual Dinner whenever he could despite failing eyesight.  He will be much missed, and we extend our condolences to his family.

The Association is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Clifford Shirley, a pupil at the School from 1955 to 1962.

The Association is sad to announce the passing on December 17th 2023, of James Bradford, whose funeral was held on January 12th at St Stephen’s Church, St Albans.  James attended Queen Elizabeth’s from 1955 to 1961, where he represented the School at cricket; his career was in accountancy, specialising in tax, and he returned to the School to guide the next generation of accountants at the Careers Convention. 

The Association regrets to announce the passing on December 13th 2023 of Alan Townend.  Alan attended the School from 1947 to 1954.

The Association is saddened to hear only recently of the passing of Professor John Salter, FRSA FRHistS FRGS on October 1st 2023, at the age of 91.  John was a pupil at Queen Elizabeth’s from 1941 to 1959.

The Association is sad to announce the passing last year of David Lundie, of which we have only just been made aware.  David was a pupil at the school from 1951 to 1957.

The Association is sad to announce the passing of Bruce MacEacharn on December 11th at the age of 91.  Bruce was a local lad whose house backed on to the playing field and attended Queen Elizabeth’s from 1941 to 1950.