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Hockey at Peterhouse Boys 1955-96

The beginnings
With a hockey enthusiast like Bruce Fieldsend on the staff from the beginning, it is hardly surprising that hockey got off to a good start. His enthusiasm inspired the first twelve years of hockey, and as Rector, he continued to coach until he left. In 1955 Bruce recorded the first match played against a visiting Michaelhouse team, which beat a combined boys and staff team 2 - 0. Considering that there were only 53 boys to choose from the result was not a disgrace. The following year in 1956, with over 100 boys in the school, they played a staff team who "were more guileful, and won handsomely."

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1996 Gosho Park

ith the excellent rains for two seasons there is a magic, a poignancy of this enchanted woodland and its sentinels of lichen coloured granites. At last the dust, dung and drought of many years has finally been interacted by revived springs and spilling dams.
When last did visitors' vehicles (4x4s and all) have to be winched out of quick sand and sponge vlei?

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1994 Peterhouse Boys Speech Day


Mr Chairman, Mr and Mrs Oppenheimer, Governors, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I will start by dwelling a little bit on the past, then address the future and then talk about the present.

Tribute to Alan Megahey
I would like to pay tribute to the ten years that Alan Megahey spent at Peterhouse. During his time, the school expanded from one school of 400 boys into three schools of over 1 000 boys and girls. He had to cope with the early years of a post-independence government, who were not well inclined towards independent schools. Tinokura was built, the new Design Centre and the Computer Centre were opened and there were many other projects.

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1993 Rugby Tour to UK

1st XV Rugby
The Ist XV has had a very successful season in 1993, losing only one game to a very motivated Prince Edward team. The team certainly had its share of talented players, with big mobile forwards and fast elusive backs. We had set the tone for the season with our tour to South Africa at the end of last season where the players all learnt a lot, and 12 of our touring squad returned to school. In the start of the season festival at Prince Edward the team played three matches against Plumtree, Lord Malvern and a Namibian side and won all three-Peterhouse being the only Zimbabwean team to beat the Namibians.

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1993 Peterhouse Girls Speech Day

Mike Hammond’s Farewell Speech

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to our sixth annual prize giving. I am especially pleased to welcome Alan and Elizabeth Megahey, as our guests of honour, and am very grateful to them for sparing the time to join us only hours before they leave Zimbabwe to return to England. It will be virtually out of this Hall and off to the airport and I should like to wish them both well in their new life at Uppingham School Tributes have been paid elsewhere and I won't repeat what has been said, but I should just like to thank Alan publicly for all that he has done for Peterhouse during his ten years here.

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