December 2015: people

Derek Bourgeois

A music scholar at Cranleigh, Derek Bourgeois was already composing by the time he was five and wrote a piano sonata when he was 13.

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Nicolas Dimbleby

Nicolas Dimbleby came to Cranleigh, instead of following his brothers to Charterhouse, where he won plaudits for his acting.

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Talbot Rothwell

Talbot Rothwell meandered between a number of jobs after leaving Cranleigh before joining the RAF at the start of the war. He was shot down over Norway in 1940 and taken prisoner, and while in captivity he began to write.

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Sir Jack Jarvis

Jack Jarvis was one of three brothers sent to Cranleigh; all three followed their father into racehorse training with success, and all three trained Classic winners.

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Lord Devonport

Hudson Kearley came to Cranleigh in its second year and went on to become one of the pioneering grocers of his age.

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