November 2015: people

Julia Ormond

Julia Ormond came to Cranleigh in the sixth form, attracted by its good reputation for art, but by her own admission she found life as one of a relatively small number of girls hard.

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Lt Colonel F S Brereton

Frederick Brereton was a soldier who wrote almost 40 books for boys, formulaic stories of derring-do, set, often against the background of famous conflicts where the hero overcame all the odds to triumph

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Christopher Trace

Christopher Trace was one of the first – and longest lasting – presenters of the iconic BBC children’s show, Blue Peter who coined the phrases “And now for something completely different”, later taken up by, and usually attributed to, Monty Python, and “Here’s one I made earlier”

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Sir David Calcutt

David Calcutt was a music scholar at Cranleigh before winning a choral scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge where he took two degrees simultaneously – music and law.

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