DEATHS AND OBITUARIES
David Karran ( 49-52 ) passed away in January 2020 after a short illness .
David , although born in the Welsh borders and growing up in North London , followed his father and uncle in attending Pocklington . His uncle , Roger Karran ( 21-23 ), is commemorated at the school as one of the OPs who was killed in service during World War II .
David enjoyed his time at Pocklington and remained an active member of the OPs throughout his life . He was Vice President of the Old Pocklingtonian Association from 1982 to 1984 and President from 1984 to 1985 . In Malcom Milne ( 55-62 ) he found a life-long friend from his school days .
David returned to London after his days in North Yorkshire . He was called for military service and his time in Aden was one of the happiest times of his life . He established a career in banking with the merchant bank Brown Shipley located next to the Bank of England and over 40 years he became a much trusted advisor to a number of families and private clients . David lived in Harrow Weald through this time .
He met Olive Parry in 1958 and they were married in 1961 . They had two children Gillian and Martin . Martin also attended Pocklington ( 1980-1985 ). Subsequently there were grandchildren too , Joseph now 19 and Patrick 17 .
David and Olive returned to Oswestry , in the Welsh borders , in 2001 .
David was a loving family man . He had his hobbies in sport and travel but particularly his interest was in steam railway . In the local community whether in Harrow or Oswestry he contributed throughout his life offering his services as church warden and treasurer for many charitable organisations .
He always talked fondly of his time at Pocklington and made a point of attending OP events around the country whenever he could .
( Martin Karran , 80-85 )
Ivor Loney ( Former Staff 57-91 ) came to work at Lyndhurst , the junior section of Pocklington School , in January 1957 . He was form master of J1 for almost all of that time and coached the boys in cricket and football as well as playing for the staff eleven . He was a loyal and dedicated member of staff and enjoyed a long and happy teaching career spanning 34 years at the school until his retirement in 1991 . Even after retirement , Ivor maintained close links with the school and was a steadfast supporter of the Old Pocklingtonian Association .
Outside of his ‘ day job ’, Ivor played an active part in the local Pocklington community . He served on the town council from 1964 becoming the first Town Mayor in May 1974 when the then parish council was granted town status and taking office again in 1977 , the year of the 25th anniversary of the Queen ’ s reign . He played a large part in the fundraising and celebration events , which took place that year including a dance in the Pocklington School Sports Hall , a carnival procession of vehicle drawn floats and the provision of commemorative ‘ jubilee ’ mugs from Hornsea Pottery for every child under 16 in the parish .
In 1967 , he was elected to the Pocklington Rural District Council . After regional reorganisation it became known as the North Wolds Council and later , in 1974 , as the East Yorkshire Borough Council . Ivor retired when this in turn was replaced by Humberside in 1996 .
As well as his passion for local politics , Ivor loved sport , especially cricket both as a player in his youth and as an umpire later on . Along with his coaching involvement at school , he often helped out with the Pocklington Pixies with Malcolm Milne and David Nuttall . His love of football was epitomised by his legendary support for and interest in Liverpool Football Club .
Soon after his retirement , Ivor joined the Stewart Bowling Club in Pocklington where he served as President ten times and was Secretary for seven years before being made a Life Member . He was also invited to become Vice President and later a Life Member of Pocklington Rugby Club due to his involvement with the Council and working to get grants for local sports clubs .
His Masonic career took off in 1982 when he was initiated into the Old Pocklingtonian Lodge and joining Beacon Lodge in 1987 . During his many years of Masonry , he served as Worshipful Master of his Lodge twice . It was only the deterioration in his health in more recent times that caused him to resign from all his Masonic Lodges including the Mitre Lodge of York being the most recent one .
Another of his interests was theatre and shortly after starting his job at Pocklington School , Ivor joined the local Dramatic Society where he met Joan and they were married in August 1958 . Joan became a founder member of the teaching staff at Woldgate School and the couple lived in a flat over Stead and Simpson ( now Costa ) in Market Place for two years before moving to their house in Pocklington . They had a long and happy marriage and a loving family of three sons , four granddaughters and two great granddaughters . They along with his many friends will miss him greatly .
( Joan Loney )
Malcolm Milne ( 55-62 , Former staff 71-02 ), former pupil and long-serving former teacher of Pocklington School , passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 31 December 2019 , aged 76 .
Malcolm , or Mally as he was affectionately known , was educated at Pocklington School from 1955 to 1962 before returning in September 1971 to begin his career as a schoolmaster . His subject was geography , but his main passion was sport and in particular cricket . A neat and cultured middle order batsman and a tidy spin bowler , he was one of East Yorkshire ’ s top players with Beverley , Londesborough Park and Pocklington Pixies . When teaching commitments allowed , Malcolm also made a significant contribution as a threequarter at Pocklington RUFC for a decade or more in the 1960s and early 70s and was known for his fearless tackling and intelligent reading of the game .
As a teacher , tutor , housemaster and sports coach at Pocklington School for 32 years , Malcolm