Bill White

WJD Bill White 1936-2023 Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for WJD Bill White took place at the Church of St Peter and St Paul Northleach
on Saturday 11th March at 2.30 pm.
Over 200 people attended representing many areas where Bill had significant influence. His association with
Rendcomb College where he taught Latin and English, and latterly president of the Old Rendcombian Society, spanned sixty years.
For those who were unable to attend, the order of service is available here as a PDF (Opens a new window).

A private service and burial took place at St Peter’s Church, Rendcomb on Friday 24th February.
An obituary and tributes are available in the 2023 Old Rendcombian Society Newsletter here.
A tribute to Bill White by Chris Wood is posted at Trinity Hall Cambridge Alumni website here

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A Lunch Party to celebrate Bill White’s 80th birthday was held at Rendcomb College in the Reading Room
(formerly Assembly Hall, Big School) on Saturday 13th February 2016.

Having arrived at Rendcomb College in 1961, with the intention of staying for two years, Bill was proudly
associated with the College for sixty years.

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WJD (Bill) White on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.
Saturday 13th February 2016.
(Photograph courtesy of Julian Comrie)

Bill's table:
clockwise: Bill, Anne Holt, John Tolputt, Richard Tudor (Chairman), Greg Dorey, Rob Jones (Headmaster), Patta Tolputt

Bill gives his speech.

Other guests:
clockwise from left: Carol Endersby (Bursar’s secretary), Margaret Knapp, David Williams (Hon. Auditor),
Penny Wood, Christine Johnson (Headmaster’s secretary), Julie Rogers.

A sonnet for Bill White
13 February 2016

Eightieth birthday cake made by Jane Gunner.

A Toast to Bill.

WJD (Bill) White walking in all weathers.

Photographs by kind permission of: Julian Comrie, Jane Gunner, David Williams, Chris Wood and Nigel Powell.