Category Archives: Correspondence

Message from Charlie Newton (1954-1960)

We have been asked to pass on the following message:

Hi Jim

I just picked up your E-mail this morning as I was in London for the last week. Unfortunately I will be unable to be with you on November 24 –We have houseful of family for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. I trust you all have a great evening and look forward to being with you at a future event.

I recognize many names on your distribution; please let them know I would love to meet up if they are ever in Texas.

Best regards

Charlie Newton (1954-60)

Britain by Choice, Texas

To protect privacy and reduce the junk email and calls you would certainly receive we prefer not to publish email address or telephone numbers for Old Boys on the website but we can certainly pass on messages or email addresses to Charlie if anyone wants to get in touch.

Something from the in-tray (letters)

From time to time we receive correspondence from KSOBs who are keen to make contact with other old boys of their era. Often Old Boys are found via social networking site such as Facebook, Linkedin or Bebo but its true that some prefer not to use these sites and as a service to our old boys we are always happy to post correspondence on the blog (with your permission) such as the following letter from Lindsay Bremner.

Hello Webchief

Just been reading your web page about the school, functions etc. It made me a little nostalgic and nudged me into writing this e-mail.

I was at Keil from 1956 to 1962. My first Chief was Iain Wotherspoon (Campbeltown), who is now unfortunately no longer with us. My first Deputy was Bill Crozier and the first time I was ‘peeched’, for walking to the dining room with my thumbs in my trouser pockets (probably after a couple of warnings), was by ‘Gad’ Wotherspoon.

My mates at Keil were:- Alan McArthur from Lamlash (I think), Gordon Stark from Millport and Brian Smith from Lochgilphead.

I also spent one summer at Julian Rey’s home revising for exam resits at Glasgow University.

Unfortunately I have lost touch with all of them though I noticed Julian’s name mentioned in a report and saw photos after a fishing outing in June last year.

I don’t know if you have a database of Old Boys from 1950 to say 1965? If you have I would be interested to find out more about some of them.

Looking at the photo of the school Chiefs, I think both Archibald (Ian) Buntain & Douglas Cotter, who both became Senior Chiefs were in my class at one time or another.

I still have a fat lip I got from Robbie Kerr (Finlay Kerr Snr’s brother) after going to a rugby international at Twickenham!

Lindsay Bremner
(KSOB 1956-62)

P.S. Please tell Julian Rey I was ‘asking after him’.

Sadly we don’t have a full database of all our KSOBs and those details we do have are not always up to date. We encourage all Old Boys to register for this website which helps us to keep you up to date with club activities. User of the site can of course comment below but we recommend you don’t post personal details such as email address (to avoid spam), if you would like to contact Lindsay you can email the club at