Officers and Members of the Committee 2016/2017

Position Name
President Ian Sandall
Senior Vice President David Laverty
Junior Vice President Arthur Miller
Association Secretary Tim Gulliver
Membership Secretary Peter Guy
Treasurer Peter Picken QPM
Magazine Editor Norman Broadfield
Webmaster & Merchandise Sales David Slater
Auditor Tony Kidd
Committee Member Charlie Combes
Committee Member Joel Douglas
Committee Member Martin Easton
Committee Member Martin Hobson
Committee Member Colin Lloyd
Committee Member Ann Mullard
Committee Member Roger Perrin
Committee Member Ken Ryder
Committee Member Peter Vaughan
Committee Member Richard Woolley
Committee Member Pat Yarnold
  • Ian Sandall

    Ian Sandall - President

  • David Laverty

    David Laverty - Senior Vice President

    Position(s) held
    Joined the Committee in October 2015
    Higher Education
    University of Exeter 1972-5 (History and Politics), London School of Economics 1976-7 (Modern British Government), Worcester College of Higher Education 1977-8 (PGCE).
    Hobbies
    Helping to organise heritage events to celebrate the fine history of our esteemed town via membership of the Heritage Opportunities Group; exploring the varied geographical glories and hostelries of our wonderful Welsh borderlands region by foot and bicycle; widening my mind (which sure needs it) through my membership of the all male 'Bewdley Bookworms' Reading group; cooking; following the fortunes of my beloved Plymouth Argyle.

    Other "Stuff" about Me: Born in in Stockton on Tees in 1954, but brought up in Plymouth, that pearl in the oyster of Glorious Devon.  Educated at Plymouth Grammar School (1965-72) a fine old school nearly as old as KC1, and boasting Joshua Reynolds as a noteworthy old boy (his father was headmaster).  In my day it was an endearingly old fashioned but caring little co-ed school of around 650 pupils.   In my youth I was a keen but fairly basic sportsman but progressing via my 'people skills' to captain various football, hockey and cricket teams, including the KC1 staff cricket team which carries the proud record of having never been beaten.  I represented Exeter University in both Cricket and Football.

  • Arthur Miller

    Arthur Miller - Junior Vice President

  • Tim Gulliver

    Tim Gulliver - Association Secretary

  • Peter Guy

    Peter Guy - Membership Secretary

    Nickname
    "The White Man"
    Position(s) held
    President 2002/2003 Membership Secretary
    Left School
    1962
    School House
    Bentons
    School Achievements
    1st XV Rugby. 1st XI Cricket
    Higher Education
    Manchester University (1962-65), Mechanical Engineering
    Hobbies
    Horseracing. Cricket

    A devoted follower of the sport of Kings with an investment a little greater than a pocket of small change.  Not quite as famous or as rich as the Aga Khan, Sheik Mohammed or H.R.H, but watch this space. Colleagues are anticipating a hot tip on the Grand National.

  • Peter Picken QPM

    Peter Picken QPM - Treasurer

    Position(s) held
    President 1997/1998
    Left School
    1957
    School House
    Blounts
    School Achievements
    2nd in Junior Cross Country Race at Dunclent Farm to Norman Broadfield.
    Higher Education
    Joined Worcestershire Constabulary in 1965, retiring as Superintendent in charge of Kidderminster Division in 1998. Awarded Queens Police Medal (QPM) in New Years Honours 1997 and made Honorary Burgess for Kidderminster 1998.
    Hobbies
    Sport. DIY. Supporting Charities

    He's Morse without the Jag, Poirot minus the moustache and Taggart without the accent.  The O.C's Mr Kidderminster QPM - Quietly Pre-Eminent Money Minder

  • Norman Broadfield

    Norman Broadfield - Magazine Editor

    Nickname
    "Nome"
    Position(s) held
    President 1987/1988. Magazine Editor
    Left School
    1960
    School House
    King's
    School Achievements
    Junior Cross Country Champion (1955). First XV Rugby. First X1 Cricket.
    Higher Education
    Leeds University (1960-1963) Psychology and Sociology
    Hobbies
    Rugby. Cricket. History of warfare

    Stormin Norman has sold carpets to Persians and Eskimos.  He may be small and cuddly but he packs a mighty punch.  Our esteemed magazine editor, archivist and fount of knowledge on the history of the Association, Norman is also the driving force behind Kidderminster Carolians RFC and Kidderminster Victoria CC.  At a time when Society is sadly in need of characters, Norman has personality in abundance.   The life and soul of the party - and he prefers pints bought by others.

  • David Slater

    David Slater - Webmaster & Merchandise Sales

    Nickname
    "Daz"
    Position(s) held
    President 2005/2006 Website Administrator
    Left School
    1962
    School House
    Blounts
    School Achievements
    1st XV Captain (1961-62). Blounts House Captain. Jack Aston Medal
    Higher Education
    Loughborough University, Civil Engineering and Construction Management(1962-66). London Business School (1988).
    Hobbies
    Heavy gardening. Hill walking. Financial investments. Treasurer of local Woodland Trust group.

    From success at Dunclent Farm to working on civil engineering projects in Britain, South America and the Middle East. And yes, they are still standing. Winner of the Jack Aston Medal for Gentlemanly Conduct. How times have changed.

  • Tony Kidd

    Tony Kidd - Auditor

  • Charlie Combes

    Charlie Combes - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    Joined the Committee in October 2011 President 2013-2014
    Left School
    Appointed member of staff in 1966, retiring in 2000
    School House
    Appointed Head of Chads House 1977
    School Achievements
    Head of Sixth Form 1989-2000
    Higher Education
    Durham University (1962-1966) BA Degree in Geography and a Diploma of Education
    Hobbies
    Cricket. Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society. Pub Quizzes. Supporting Tranmere Rovers!

    Charlie's love of all kinds of sport is well known with his two preferences being rugby and cricket. He is heavily involved in the development of young cricketers with Bewdley C.C and as Manager of the Worcestershire U-15 Young Cricketers team. He also finds time to "stand" as umpire in the Worcestershire League.

    On stage, Charlie cuts an imposing figure mainly in musicals and his prodigious memory of all things geographical and historical, makes him a feared opponent in the local pub quiz league.

  • Joel Douglas

    Joel Douglas - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    Joined the Committee in October 2016
    Left School
    2006
    School House
    Chads
    School Achievements
    PTA Prize for Year Service several times. Served in the CCF.
    Higher Education
    University of Birmingham (2006 - 2009). Modern Languages and European Studies (Politics)
    Hobbies
    Quizzes. Stage management. Walking
  • Martin Easton

    Martin Easton - Committee Member

  • Martin Hobson

    Martin Hobson - Committee Member

    Nickname
    "Alec"
    Position(s) held
    President 1985/1986
    Left School
    1956
    School House
    Kings
    School Achievements
    Dutfields Prize for Geography
    Higher Education
    Shropshire Farm Institute (1958)
    Hobbies
    Vegetable gardening. Severn Valley Railway volunteer. Collecting 1950's Hornby Dublo trains.

    The answer lies in the soil - and his vegetables are better tasting than Sainsbury's. No wonder he has so much energy.  A passionate volunteer on the SVR who was almost awarded an OBE by Charles and Camilla on Bewdley Station.  He ended up with their ticket.

  • Colin Lloyd

    Colin Lloyd - Committee Member

    Nickname
    "Baccy"
    Position(s) held
    President 2008 - 2009 Honorary Secretary 2009 - 2014
    Left School
    1961
    School House
    Bentons
    School Achievements
    1st XV Captain (1960-61). Bentons House Captain
    Higher Education
    Aston University. Diploma in Industrial Administration
    Hobbies
    Carpet Museum Trust. Hill walking. Folk music

    An exocet as a centre threequarter but also a talented guitar playing brain of Bewdley in local quiz circles.  Brinton's shares slumped when he retired.

  • Ann Mullard

    Ann Mullard - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    Joined the committee in November 2010 President 2012-13
    Left School
    1979. Returned to 'teach' 1983-86
    School House
    Queens (then Bishops as staff member)
    School Achievements
    Robust member of the chorus in HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance. Tuneless member of the orchestra (Viola, retired). Buoyant but incompetent Captain of Queens Swimming team (1979). Stalwart Customer Service Associate and enthusiastic user of Tuck Shop (1977-79).
    Higher Education
    (1979-82) Lancaster University, BSc Mathematics. (1983) Warwick University, PGCE. (2008) Buckinghamshire New University, MA Leadership & Management
    Hobbies
    Lowering the tone. Getting her own way. Shouting at the TV.

    Completely power struck, with eyes on highly fashion-forward badge of office. Unnerved by committee's apparent obsession with navy-blue female foundation garments. If cornered, packs an impressive right hook (for a girl). She is a serious-minded professional woman and therefore extremely unlikely to move for karaoke or speed-dating events in the Carolians ongoing programme of cultural enlightenment

  • Roger Perrin

    Roger Perrin - Committee Member

    Nickname
    "Peg"
    Position(s) held
    Joined the Committee in November 2009
    Left School
    1961
    School House
    Kings
    School Achievements
    Prize for Economics. 2nd XV Captain
    Higher Education
    Birmingham University, Social Science (E.P.S).
    Hobbies
    Self-sufficient gardening. Rustic golf. Watching sport

    Peel back the label on many houses in the District and it will say, "Perrin Built". University Challenge contestant before Bamber Gascoigne thought of the idea. 

  • Ken Ryder

    Ken Ryder - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    President 2015 - 16
    Left School
    1961
    School House
    Clares
    School Achievements
    House Captain; Captain 1st XI & 2nd XI; Murder (but only in the Cathedral)
    Higher Education
    BA, MPhil, Dip Ed.
    Hobbies
    Theatre (produced many plays); most sports (especially cricket & football - WOLVES!!!!); the Archers; quizzes (been on 3 on telly without much distinction); crosswords; gardening when the weather is nice; Rotary Club Secretary

    Cuddly Ken is a class act and a born teacher. With him in his prime in the small King Charles Sixth Form, circa 1960, days were never dull or boring.  He had a wonderful talent for cricket and drama and for earning the respect of his peers.  When you think of Brideshead Revisited and Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder, you have an instant picture of Ken, the man for all seasons.  Can you imagine a quiz team including Ken, Colin Lloyd, Roger Perrin and Charlie Combes?  Unbeatable!

  • Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan - Committee Member

    Nickname
    "Captain"
    Position(s) held
    President 2007/2008
    Left School
    1961
    School House
    Blounts
    School Achievements
    1st XV Rugby. 7-a-Side Rugby. Athletics team
    Higher Education
    Alsager & Leeds Carnegie Colleges (1961-65). The Open University
    Hobbies
    Now known affectionately as "Captain". Leads from the back with his trekking poles, but is a wizard with his trusty compass when all about him are completely lost in the fog of life or on the summit of a mountain.
  • Richard Woolley

    Richard Woolley - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    President 2014 - 15 Joined the Committee in November 2012
    Left School
    1964
    School House
    Blounts
    School Achievements
    Chess Team Captain. 2nd X1 Cricket Captain
    Higher Education
    FCA - Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants
    Hobbies
    Music - playing guitar in the Midlands Fretted Orchestra An active member of various wildlife organisations including Butterfly Conservation Member of Halesowen U3A participating in several study groups.

    He seeks them here,he seeks them there, those precious Butterflies he discovers everywhere. Is he in heaven, is he in hell. Our accomplished President Pimpernel? 

  • Pat Yarnold

    Pat Yarnold - Committee Member

    Position(s) held
    President 2009/2010
    Left School
    1965
    School House
    Clares
    School Achievements
    'O' levels (1962) 'A' Levels (1965). Prize for School Service
    Higher Education
    St Paul's College, Cheltenham. (1965-68)
    Hobbies
    School Governor (2002 - to date). Landscape Painting. Gardening. Skiing

    Pat is an accomplished artist. He knows how to make and spend the Monet and can put his foot on Degas, so don't take the Pissaro. The original country boy made good.