NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Justin Storrs (D 86-89) owns Marsh Bay Resort, a fishing and hunting retreat in Ontario, Canada. He credits boarding, volunteering with the Bradfield Club in Peckham and his experiences in the Combined Cadet Force with helping him to be more outgoing and become the man he is today.
Leon Chaddock (G 92-95) is now based in Salt Lake City, USA where he founded and runs a venture capital start-up company. “Bradfield helped me to network, a skill I learned studying with international pupils during my time at the College.”
Antony Francis (G 64-68) has travelled internationally for his work for many years, but now lives in Dallas, USA. His Bradfield education made him curious and gave him a spirit of adventure. On his first trip to West Africa in 1976, just before the assassination of the Congolese President, Antony found himself held under curfew when the borders closed and a two-week business trip took two months. “My time at Bradfield helped me to take disruption philosophically, with a ‘stuff happens, get used to it’ attitude!”
Lloyd Hall (E 04-05) now lives in New York and reflected that his education “had an everlasting impact on my development, showing me the power of keeping an open mind and a commitment to lifelong learning”, a true Education for Life.
Robin Elliott (B 54-59), also based in New York, helps to co-ordinate the OB US community. “Next to my family, my education at Bradfield has been the single most important force in helping me to define, prepare for, test and enjoy a full and privileged life.” Robin also remembers fondly the words of a College hymn which remain with him to this day “When to the scenes of our boyhood returning, backwards our footsteps shall wander alone. Strong be our joys and long be our yearnings, as we remember the days that are gone.”
Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been home to Geoffrey Langlands (G 49-54) for many years. He credits his academic success to the teaching at Bradfield and fondly remembers the pride and emotion he felt when his final year Housemaster Francis Templer told him that he had been accepted at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Christopher Pool (H 47-52) is now retired and living in Montevideo, Uruguay. He said that he remembers his Bradfield College education to be excellent and provided a good set of rules for life’s journey. “At the end of the day what more can you ask for than Bradfield continuing to offer an Education for Life in the changing world in which we now live.”
A number of Bradfieldians are living in Australia. Daisy Dumas (J 97-99) spent her Sixth Form years at Bradfield and now lives in Sydney working as a journalist. Daisy credits Bradfield, and in particular Palmer House, with helping to give her the most wonderful lifelong friends who she describes as “irreplaceable”.
Mick Brown (C 66-69) is living in Canberra having worked as a Pastor in the Uniting Church in New South Wales for many years and as the Faculty Co-ordinator for Christian Studies at the Bible College in Canberra, before retiring. Bradfield provided him with a cultural education and encouragement to foster his musical skills as well as developing confidence in problem-solving and a passion for ‘bush-walking’ or hiking which continues to this day.
Patrick Brinsley Barnes (A 42-46) is living in retirement in Australia and credits his education in the Humanities and skills he learned as standing him in good stead for a lifetime in managerial roles.
Nigel Postill (H 55-60) emigrated in 1966 and worked at the University of Melbourne. “ Bradfield provided me with an excellent general education and helped me to develop my language skills.”
Nick Charlton (H 92-97) now lives in Perth where he works for Knight Frank as Head of Institutional Sales, selling commercial office investments. “Bradfield provided me with a fantastic education and grounding for adult life in an amazing setting where I always felt safe and secure.”
Several OBs have been in touch from New Zealand. Chris Elworthy (C 59-64) become a sheep and cattle farmer in Canterbury and still owns and flies an aircraft. His biggest regret is not having kept in touch with any of his Bradfield friends when he moved away and would love to hear via the Bradfield Society Office from anyone who still remembers him!
Peter Davis (F 60-65) also lives in New Zealand and has spent his career in the university system. He credits Bradfield with “Giving me the freedom from distractions to work hard and develop academically and the skill to get on with others by living in close quarters which has helped me in professional corporate life.”