THIRD FORM MODERN PHOTOGRAPHS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

From the School List (Sept. 1956 - July 1957) - Names listed in Year and Class order

H = HODGES,  L = LOCK,  P = POPE,  T = TREVES  - H = HEATHCOTE,  SF = SOUTH FIELDS,  SW = SOUTH WALKS

If a number appears beside the pupil's name he has been identified on the Panorama photograph. A red number means there is doubt about the identification.

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IIIA (3A)   Mr. P.H. LEWENDON (Geography) 338

Peter Lewendon died in February 2008 at the age of 87. The following is taken from the Hardyeans Club Newsletter which was published shortly afterwards

Peter Lewendon was one of those, who when the Old Hardyeans were at a low ebb of their activities in the early 1970s, put much effort into revitalising the association into one of the most active old school societies in Dorset. As organiser of the monthly luncheon every last Thursday of the month at Dorchester Conservative Club, Peter was an important part of the Old Hardyeans’ activities. Colleagues and friends stood in silence at last week’s lunch to remember an old friend and mentor who rarely missed the monthly lunch, despite failing health and reduced mobility.
So many Old Hardyeans and other friends attended Peter Lewendon’s interment at Winterborne Monkton church on Saturday 1st March 2008 that about 60 had to stand outside the church. Funeral director and Old Hardyean David Grassby organised a sound relay system so those outside could follow the service.
Colin Lucas, current treasurer and long-time officer of the Old Hardyeans, spoke one of the moving tributes to his old schoolmaster and friend. First, he outlined Peter’s war service as an officer of the first Parachute Regiment. In 1948, following teacher training, Oxford-born Peter Lewendon was appointed to the staff of Dorchester Grammar School, later to become Hardye’s School, as junior geography master under Harold Mann. He taught there for an incredible 36 years.
"He was no mean rugby second row forward and as well as teaching geography, took on added responsibilities for sport at the school," spoke Colin Lucas in his tribute. "It did not take him long to earn the respect of his charges. Soon Peter was appointed Housemaster at South Walks House, where he met Jill, who became matron and soon they were married. What a formidable team, both loved and respected by generations of boarders entrusted to their loving care."
Peter Lewendon did much for the community of Dorchester, as a charter member and past president of the Lions Club and as president of Dorchester Rugby Club.
"Although he retired from teaching at Hardye’s School in 1984 and they moved to Winterborne Monkton, his keen interest in former students and rugby never diminished. His contribution and influence in sporting development was a significant factor throughout his life. In more recent times it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face at Old Hardyeans’ functions. Peter had an amazing memory of school-related events and individuals. His devotion to the Old Hardyeans association was total, despite increasing physical limitations," continued Colin Lucas in his fulsome tribute at Peter Lewendon’s funeral service. "Soldier, sportsman, mentor, servant of the community and treasurer of this church at Winterborne Monkton, Peter gave so much. He lived respected and died regretted."
Peter leaves a widow Jill, son Kerry and daughter Lizzie. Old Hardyeans stood in silent tribute to Peter Lewendon before their annual dinner on Saturday 15 March at the Sixth Form Centre of Thomas Hardye School.

L BETTS A.J. (TONY) 400
H BOWEN J.M. 385
L EDWARDS R.J.A. (RICHARD) 401
  H HARRISON J. (JOHN)
P HORTON M. (MARTIN) 384 - Living in Dallas in 2009
L HUGHES S. (STEPHEN) 389
H HUTCHINSON E.C. (EDDIE) 420
H INKPEN B.A. (BRIAN) 381
L JONES H.G. (HUGH) 393
P KELLY D. (DAVID) 383
P KING R.L.W. (ROB) 382
L LeBRETON D.J. (DAVID) 388
On leaving Hardye’s I joined the BBC on a 4 year technical trainee sandwich course. After completing this, I spent a further 30 years at the BBC, first managing projects, then managing project managers, then becoming Head of BBC Television’s Planning & Installation Department in 1991. This coincided with the John Birt inspired reconstruction of the BBC and I spent the next five years on restructuring and redundancies, turning my department into a successful business, before taking early retirement in 1996.  I worked part-time for a local broadcast electronics company for a further five years, retiring completely in 2001.  I met Anne in my first week at college.  We married in 1967 and have two daughters and three grandchildren.
  T   SW LINDSAY N.G. (NIGEL)
P McKISSACK C.S. (CHARLES) 295
H PALMER R.J. 377
L PIKE S.J. (STEPHEN) 392
T   SW REVELL R.H.S. (ROD) 293
T   H ROBINS P.M.F. (PETER) 378
H ROBINSON C.J. (CHRIS) 391
L ROSE A.W. (ANDREW) 390
L RUSHEN P. (PETER) 386
T   SF SMITH J.P.P. (JOHN) 395
T   H STEEL R.D. 398
T   SF TAYLOR E.W.N. (ERIC) 387
P WHITE G.H. (GRAHAME) 394
T   H WINCHESTER S.B.A. (SIMON) 396
T   SW WOOD D.G. 379
H YATES P.M. (PHIL) Not in Photo
III ALPHA 1 (3B)   Mr. W.A. SEWELL (French) 337
P ACKROYD H.M. (MARTIN) 352
H ATTRYDE A.J. (ROBIN) 415
P BAILEY J.L. (JOHN) 475
P BAKER A.J. (ANDY) 360
L BEARD V.P. (VERNON) 354
H BOSWELL T. (TERRY) 484
  H BRILL C.A.
P BUTLER K.W. 397
T   H CARDER R.C. (ROY) 417
L CHALDECOTT R.J. 483
T   SF CLARKE N.G.R. (NIGEL) 419
H COMELY C.M. (CHRIS) 421
H CROSS M.C. (MALCOLM) 408?
L DUNN V.J. 472
H ENGLISH R.N. (NEIL) 358

Served for five years in the R.A.F. as a radar technician, with one year in the mountains of what is now Southern Yemen (G.S.M. awarded). Migrated to Australia in 1967 and in 1974 became the National Technical Manager of Rank Industries Electronic Service Division. In 1979 became the National Service Manager of Canon's Australia Electronic Business Equipment Division and then became the Southern Regional Manager for Gerard-Signode in America. Retired in 2000 and travelled extensively. Married in 1971 and has two children and three grandchildren.

P GILL L.C. (LYNDON) 356
P HART P.J.M. 411?
T   SF HOLE R.F. (ROGER) 291

He left before going up to the Senior School and went onto Wellington School in Somerset

H JONES A.H. 473
H KINGMAN R.L. 297
L LAWRENCE N. (NIGEL) 486
L LEE N.J.S. (NICHOLAS) 399
H LOCK A. (ARTHUR) 474
  P PAULLEY R.
P READ D. (DOUG) 476
P RUDMAN A.J. (ANDREW) 375?
P SMITH E.J. (ERIC) 477
H STONE T.K. (TERRY) 480
L TURP V.M. (VICTOR) 405
T   SF WITT C.J. (CHRIS) 402
III ALPHA 2 (3C)   Mr. S.H. WESTLAKE (Woodwork) 312
L ARTHUR J.E. 429
H BASSINDALE J.A. (JOHN) 435
P BETTS E.E. (ERIC) 374
H BROWNING T.A.D. 409
L COLLINS R.C. 371?
  P COLTART D.J.C.
P CROCKFORD M.J. (MIKE) 422
L FARWELL J.A. (JOHN) 430
L FOREGUARD C.R. (COLIN?) 372
T   SW GUNSTONE B.M. 436
P HANCOX R.A.N. 428?
P HISCOCK P.R. (PETER) 370
P JOHNSTON D.P. (DAVID) 413
P JOSLIN R.W. 410
L KING C.M. (CHRIS) 425
T   SF LEWIS A.N. 431
  P MITCHELL A.
H ROGERS M.D. (MALCOLM) 434
H SAMPSON J.D. (JEREMY) 403
P SMITH A.N. (ANDREW) 412
T   H SQUIBB C.R. (COLIN) 373
T   SW DUNDAS-THOMAS R.D. (RICHARD) 418
H TAYLOR R.S. (ROGER) 432
H WELLESLEY-MILLER T.C.T. (TIM) 414
P WHITE D.G. (DAVID) 292
CLASS UNKNOWN   WARREN C. (CLIVE) 376 - Not on School List but with other Third Form pupils
PROBABLY 3A T   SW REID R. (ROLLO) 380 - Not on School list but stood with others from 3A