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I came across the announcement of John (Boxer) Mills in the online Cambridge news a few days ago.
MILLS John Stuart Former teacher for 40 years at Hills Sixth Form College, passed away peacefully on Sunday 18th March 2018 aged 88 years. Much loved husband to Valerie and loving dad to Sarah and Catherine. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Cambridge City Crematorium, in the East Chapel at 10.00am. Family flowers only please, donations if wished to Cancer Research UK via John’s In Memory Profile at http://www.peasgoodandskeates.co.uk or sent c/o Peasgood and Skeates, 617 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8PA.
I really liked Boxer Mills he was a very good teacher and a thoroughly decent human being.
I bumped into him and his wife in Sainsbury’s a year or so ago and after saying our hellos I remember saying to his wife how much I appreciated him as a teacher she was quite taken aback.
A correction Dick. The last two paragraphs staring “I knew Ron from…..” were mine. The email to me from Mark was in quotations under the heading: “I recently received the following from Mark Ellwood:” Mike Curtis 54-61
Interesting thought Chris. I find ‘Hills Road Sixth Form College’a bit of a mouthful and ‘Hills College’ Cambridge has a nice ring about it as well as fulfilling the role of including the name of the first Principal. I suspect however that others would want to include the name of other parties who were involved locally in either the creation or running of the college in the early decades.
In 1954 I went into Isis when I was living in Peverel Road, just off Newmarket Road near the city cemetery.
Cam – Red
Cherwell – Yellow
Granta – Blue
Isis – Green
I don’t recall anything in any published records other than seeing House Reports for sport in the school mags. I have several from 1954-1964. They came out at the end of each term but I do not have the complete set. I was there from 54-61. My late brother Terry from 59-66 and my youngest brother Tony from 64-71
Karl – good to see things moving on with the society now embracing 20th century technology albeit in the 21st century. 🙂
Terry passed away in the early hours of Saturday January 10th 2015 after being airlifted to Lister Hospital in Stevenage from his home in Elsenham. He had suffered a substantial heart attack. His cremation will be held on:
Tuesday 3rd February at 12:15
at the East Chapel
Cambridge CB3 0JJ
There will be refreshments afterwards at:
The Menzies Hotel (http://www.menzieshotels.co.uk/hotels/south-central/cambridge/).