Peter Hodge MBE

We have been asked to notify all interested parties of Peters funeral arrangements.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 21 January at 2.15pm, at St Pius Xth church Gatehouse Avenue Withywood Bristol BS13 9AB followed by a short service at south Bristol crematorium at 3pm.

Duxford Imperial War Museum Visit

The photo was taken at Duxford Imperial war Museum, where Helen Lotery, winner of the 2019 YHP senior prize, (with her entry on The Spitfire), her family and Mark Waring SONT Trustee with his son Connor, were invited as guests of Clive Denney who restores and flies historic aircraft. They spent a fascinating and unforgettable few hours on site, and were able to visit parts of the museum where the public aren’t usually allowed. They sat in the cockpits and had the most detailed and interesting conversations about the planes, including so many matters related to them and to the veterans, plus many other topics.
Grateful thanks were expressed to all concerned and especially to Robert Lodge for organising the visit.

Students History Awards Ramsey Grammar School. IOM

WWII veteran, Hector Duff came into Ramsey Grammar School on Friday 13th December to present awards to students who had entered the Spirit of Normandy Trust, History Competition while they were in Year 9.

Students had produced “Tell Me’ projects based on their relatives experiences in World War Two. All students also received a D Day 75th Anniversary badge. Phoebe Cleator’s entry in particular impressed the judges and Phoebe who earlier in the year received the Hector Duff History Trophy was awarded a Highly Commended certificate for her project on RAF Jurby. Students then had lunch with Hector.

Hector also took the opportunity to give 8A an impromptu history lesson on his experiences during D Day in June 1944.

Young Historian Project/IOM Post Office Competition

Earlier in the day Andy Perry of the Isle of Man Post Office attended the Year 10, assembly to present certificates and book tokens to students who had entered a competition where they had to imagine sending a letter from the front to home during the War. The students had to imagine that soldiers and their families had access to modern technology, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The entry of Ruby Grant and Althea Mallorca were singled out for special praise.

Young Historian Project

At the assembly, other students who produced notable “Tell Me” projects about their relatives lives in the 1950s and 1960s also received certificates. Oscar Bovenizer’s project was highlighted for excellency and he received a book as his prize.

Hector presents Phoebe Cleator with her Hector Duff History Trophy.

Hector presents certificates to Spirit of Normandy Prize winners.
8A listen to Hector talk about D Day.

Andy Perry of the IOM Post Office presents students with their certificates and prizes

Winners of the Young Historian Project receive their certificates from Head of Year, Darren Lillie.