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Obituary - Arthur Oldham

It is with regret that we notify you of the death of Arthur Oldham (OI 1951-61)

Arthur was at the school from 1951-1961 and will be sadly missed by his friends, family and all who knew him at the School.

We are conscious that many people from this time at school may not be in contact with us and we would be very grateful if you could pass on this information to those that you know.

As is the usual practice, we would like to place an obituary for him in the next OI Journal and would be very grateful if anyone felt they could come forward to write one. Alternatively, if you know of any stories or memories, please pass them on so we could put them together for the publication. Address any contributions to me through oldipswichians@ipswich.school.

With best wishes,

Iain Chesterman

OI Chairman

 

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Tim Thorn (OI 1954-61)

Arthur was in my year at Ipswich School and played rugby with me in the front row of the 1st XV as a first rate hooker. I think he had at least two full seasons in the 1st and gained his full colours because we had a season in which we were unbeaten. I remember him as a stoic non excitable person who appeared to be fairly serious but never failed to join in the fun. He was very  friendly with his school chum, Hoff Graham (recent obituary in the OI magazine)-a friendship that carried on from which they went into business together and it lasted most of their working life. 

In sum, he was a very nice friendly person (despite being in Holden House!!) who was an integral member of our excellent school 1st XV.

I never met Arthur after we left school but I have seen a few photos of him in the OI magazine and he never appeared to look older!

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