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EGP Sayers and RV Minnett oral history interview
Part 1 length: 0:33:28
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Part 2 length: 0:6:10
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Length of interview: 01:41:51
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Interview date: 30 Apr 2013
John was aged 103 at the time of this interview. He left Shore in 1928, just prior to the Great Depression, having failed the Leaving Certificate. Nonetheless, he carved out a career in insurance, one interrupted by the Second World War. Initially he was deemed to be too old to serve but his experience with boats and sailing saw him eventually enter the Navy, where he weaved on a number of vessels, the most prominent being HMS Ajax. John was Officer of the Watch on the night of June 6th 1944, D-Day, with Ajax standing off Gold Beach, supporting Allied soldiers who were going ashore.
John passed away peacefully in 2013 aged 104.
Part 1 length: 01:06:05
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Part 2 length: 0:59:26
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Margaret Orchard first came to Shore from 1973 to 1975 to teach music and play the organ
for chapel services. She returned in 1983 after raising her family and developed a program
in the Prep School. She retired at the end of 2006, becoming the longest serving female staff
member at Shore (26 years). She had served under three headmasters: BH Travers,
RAI Grant and Dr TA Wright.