Author Archives: Johnny Jones

About Johnny Jones

Writing books, never really came about until well into my seventies, and here I am now mid-way through my eighties and getting ready to publish my third fiction book to complete the Zander Trilogy. Maybe then I will retire!

Jack Jones – new career at the age of 85?!!

From the 1960’s seen here with some fellow Octavians And here pole vaulting in 1965 To the present of 2020, where he has started out on a new career as an Author. We will all do our best to support … Continue reading

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Website is ‘live’ again!

After many months in lockdown while waiting for the Coronavirus pandemic to pass, there will have been plenty opportunities taken to dig out old photos and memorabilia from ‘days gone by’. Feel free to send copies here, to share with … Continue reading

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Reunion Lunch 2020

Due to the present Coronavirus pandemic, the proposed reunion lunch scheduled for  May, has been postponed. I will keep you all up to date with any plans to hold the event later in the year. Thank you and stay safe … Continue reading

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Reunion Lunch 2019

This year, the annual lunch was held at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, Barnton, Edinburgh – 27th May 2019, in the Sandy Duncan room. We will update this post details and more photos in due course. In the meantime here are … Continue reading

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Roy Wilkie

We regret to announce the passing of Roy Wilkie on the 25th February 2019. Roy was the first secretary of Octavians Athletic Club. The funeral will be held at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh, at 11.30am, 13th March 2019.

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Octavians Lunch 2019

This year, the annual lunch will be held at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, Barnton, Edinburgh. Make a note in your diary for 27th May 2019, 12.00 for 12.30pm in the Sandy Duncan room. Dress for men should be jacket and … Continue reading

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Octavians Lunch 28th May 2018

If anyone has photographs from the Lunch, and would like to share these, please email Jack Jones. Thank you.

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Reunion May 2018

The Octavians will hold a reunion lunch in the Charwood Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ at 12 for 12.30pm on Monday 28th May 2018. Thank You  

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An Ode to Robin

Ode to my friend Robin I first met Robin at Meadowbank for training in the late 60’s, when I travelled from Dollar where I was a boarder. Robin always joyously, even proudly, reminded the listener, whoever that lucky person was, … Continue reading

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Robin Morris

Sadly Robin Morris, one of the younger and most enthusiastic of our former “Club” members, passed away last weekend.   In line with his wishes his funeral will comprise of  a celebration of his life service, which will be held in: Christ … Continue reading

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