Looking back with Ian Pringle


The Grey Boarding House – Then and Now

The Grey Boarding House has been a home for thousands of Grey boarders who have entered this facility since it opened in 1915. It was the year the new school was completed, and the then Grey Institute moved from the Donkin Reserve to its present campus in Mill Park (which was on the outskirts of the City!)....
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The Grey First XV of 1969 – Finally recorded!

For reasons unknown, the rugby results from 1969 were not included in the school magazine which is most odd! There was due comment made in the rugby section and opinions and brief descriptions appeared on some of the games but a list of the results was not published. This was initially noticed by Syd Dugmore,...
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Grey Rugby 60 years ago – the Team of 1963

Grey had a powerful side all those years ago and the team met to celebrate the occasion at a lunch held at the Old Grey Club over the Reunion weekend. The side, captained by Colin (Dutch) Foster, only lost three games in what in present times may be considered the most unlikely opposition! They played...
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Bill Shewell – Class of 1953. The Harbour Master of The V&A Waterfront and who made it all happen.

Bill is 89 years of age, still hale and hearty and a regular member of Pinelands Bowling Club. The family emigrated to RSA from Devonshire in 1948 and were accommodated at the Gamtoos Ferry Hotel. It was from here that he then was to arrive at Grey of which he has fond memories, especially of...
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