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Sunday, 24 November 2013
Outward Bound School, Ashburton, Devon.
am centre front-row [glasses and white jumper]
I've been going through some items of
my memorabilia – photographs and documents – and scanning it onto
my computer. It's amazing what we forget until we see a visual
In my youth I attended an Outward
Bound Course at Holne Park, Ashburton, Devon. I've found my log book
written at the time and a photograph of the group (patrol) I was
I must have arrived at the centre on
Monday 4th April and departed on Saturday 30th April. Unfortunately
there isn't a record of the course number or the actual year in my
log but based on the historical calendar I believe it was 1966.
It would seem that I was in Drake
Patrol along with (difficulty reading my writing at the time) Drew
Buck, Jim Clegg, Geof Hogg, Brad Hallowes, Bob Povey, Dick Potter,
Dave Ravenscroft, Cliff Swanson, and Andy Wood. The photograph I
believe is of our patrol but I do not know who is who, other than I
am centre front-row [glasses and white jumper] and the gentleman
far-right back-row I assume is the instructor Mr Evans. In the log
book I have a note of a Lt. Col. Frazer as the Warden and a Mr Kirk
I am intending to write a memoir
article about my experience and would appreciate any further details
relevant to my time at Ashburton.
Are you, dear reader, one of the
people I've mentioned; or know one of them? Or, did you attend an
outward bound course at Holne Park some time in April 1966; or do you
know someone who did? Are you able to confirm; the course number; the
year of attendance; the names I have for the Warden, instructors and
participants? It would be good if I was able to allocate/tag names to
the members of my patrol in the photograph. Are you able to offer any
other information about the Outward Bound School at Ashburton circa