A Comment from Keith Upton on a Sad Sad Day

Keith Upton

Thank you Bill.

Nice to see the OC Summer Outing to Portsmouth was blessed with good summer weather and that a fair number attended.

All the time the school buildings were still standing there was a piece of me hoping they could be preserved or repurposed in some way, but now it is clear they are being demolished.

Some old boys may welcome their demise but I agree fully with your comment of A Sad, Sad, Day.

It’s not only the buildings but all of the history, long lasting friendships and memories made within the entire property. In my case I include the cricket ‘oval’ and the rugby fields. No doubt others remember good times on the football fields and at athletics. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the gym too.