John ( Bags) Bagnall DSC. 21st June 1922 – 2nd April 2018 ‘declared’.
John, fondly known as Bags, Baggy, Baggers enjoyed a long spell at the wicket as Treasurer and Chairman of The Bluemantle’s Cricket Club.
He passed away peacefully after a long stay in hospital and his funeral will be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium on Thursday 3rd May at 1.30pm. No flowers please but donations to the Club are welcome.
I was at Holmewood as a pupil under the Headship of Bob Baraimian when JB joined as a teacher and met my mother who was a matron there with whom he had many wonderful years of married life .
The cricket square and grounds at Holmewood always looked good thanks to JB.
Jeffery Rae ( step son)
A Tribute to Bob
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A cause for celebration Since its foundation in 1862, never has The Club performed as well in Nevill Week as it did this year. Of the five matches between 5th and 9th August at the Nevill Ground, The Bluemantle’s won every single one! We were thankful to welcome Her Majesty’s appointment of our new Bluemantle read on →
By Letters Patent under the Great Seal dated 13 June 2019, Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Mark John Rosborough Scott to the office of Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, vacant since the promotion of Michael Peter Desmond O’Donoghue to the office of York Herald in 2012. Mark Scott became interested in heraldry and genealogy as read on →
The following is taken verbatim from The Telegraph dated 13th October. The author is not mentioned in The Telegraph Online, otherwise we would add due credit. We will withdraw this article if asked, but hope we won’t… Robert Bairamian, who has died aged 83, was a prep-school headmaster and classics teacher whose pupils included the BBC’s read on →
It is with considerable sadness that we report the death of one of the most colourful characters in the history of club cricket, Robert Bairamian, the former Head master of Holmewood House, Aberdour and Claremont. He was 83. Bob, as he was universally known, the self-appointed Armenian Ambassador and Hon. Commander-in-Chief of the Armenian Cavalry, read on →