This year’s Report begins on a sad note, with the death in May 2007 of Professor John Henry who had served Netherhall House from the 1960s onwards and had been a charity trustee of the Netherhall Educational Association for several decades. A special article will cover his life and achievements, but I feel it only fitting that I should add a few words, as the end-date of this Report would have marked exactly four decades since I first met John.
For everyone who knew him, there is no better way of explaining what NEA tries to achieve than describing the life of John Henry, known to many by the style he himself would use in greeting them: ‘Chief’. He died on 8 May 2007. His half-century of association with Netherhall embodied the ideal of using one’s potential for the service of others.
Netherhall House and its many friends deeply regret the death on 4 January 2008 of Sir Bernard Audley, one of its staunchest supporters since the early 1960s.
Born on 24 April 1924 in Stockton Brook near Stoke-on-Trent, where his father ran a pottery business, he was educated at Wolstanton Grammar School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His undergraduate years were interrupted by World War II military service with the King’s Dragoon Guards in Italy, Greece and Palestine.
Dunreath is situated in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow. If you visit the Boys’ Club section of the website you discover that the Club’s aims are:
In recent years, Kelston has run summer work camps, giving assistance to projects in the poorer districts of Eastern Europe. In the summers of 2004-2007, groups from Kelston and Westpark spent two weeks working in Transylvania, Romania.
NEA regularly organises social service projects abroad. Major projects over recent years have included:
During the summer of 2007 a group of students from Netherhall House went to South Africa to improve the sanitation in a poor village near Johannesburg. Dominic Burbidge, a student at Queen Mary College describes their experiences.