Roger William Peacock
Roger William Peacock (entered St Olave’s in 1948; School House, 1958) was the archetypal all-round Peterite. Alongside the standard pursuits of cricket and rugby, he was a keen swimmer, sat on the committee of the Young Farmers’ Club, participated in the School play, and was a member of the School’s RAF section. Although stories of his school days from St Olave’s and St Peter’s are perhaps unrepeatable – “they were a very unruly lot!” – he was happy at school, and made some very good friends, whose friendship continued throughout his life.
He moved on from St Peter’s to the Royal Agricultural College (as it was then) at Cirencester, before returning to the family farm at Malton, where he had been born, and where he was to spend the rest of his life with his wife Joan, and their children John (Dronfield, 1987, died 2006) and Julia, a teacher.
Roger had a love of all country sports, especially shooting, but he loved fly fishing best of all, and was able to enjoy both with old school friends. He was well liked; more than four hundred friends and family attended his funeral. He was a countryman, and a good friend, and is very greatly missed by all who knew him.
Roger William Peacock, died 18 August 2016.