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Post by John Upham » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:25 pm

You will be delighted to learn that Jeremy Clarkson and the Reverend John Owen have a youthful connection.

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Post by John Townsend » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:44 pm

Both went to Repton School?

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Post by John Upham » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm

John Townsend wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Both went to Repton School?
Yes, both are alumni although https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Old_Reptonians

does not list John Owen.

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Post by John Townsend » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:24 pm

According to the Repton School Register (1557-1910), page 99, he was only there from August 1842 to June 1843.

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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:53 pm

Roald Dahl's retelling of his time at Repton is the classic account
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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