Page from the 1970 Yearbook sent by Paul Macbean (1960s/1970s) – who can be seen on the send role second from the left. Can you recognize anyone else? Please let us know! ☺
Barry Stephen Follett (TBS 1960s) I was born 25th February 1961 in Botafogo at the Strangers Hospital to my mother Evelyn Follett. My father John Follett was working for The Western Telegraph Company in Rio. I have two sisters Hilary and Christine who also both attended The British School, Rio de Janeiro. I was aged 9 when my father was posted back to London. We ended up living in Woking, Surrey. I went to school in Woking and then College at Brooklands College in Weybridge. After attaining an ‘A’ Level in Economics and OND in Business Studies, I joined Hambros Bank Limited (British Merchant Bank) in the City of London in September 1980. I have since become one of the longest serving employees of the bank (27 years) which in 1998 was bought by Societe Generale (French Bank). In 2001 I passed the AAT Accounting Exams. I am now the Treasurer and Tax Manager for SG Equipment Finance Limited in the UK Branch of the Leasing Division of Societe Generale based in Richmond, Surrey. I still live in Woking with my partner Helen and my two children Richard (20), Alexandra (15) and Helen’s son Joshua (9). I revisited The British School, Rio de Janeiro with my partner in October 2005 and was kindly shown around the school I was amazed at how the school had progressed and grown in size since I attended it in the 60’s.
SAD NOTE It is with great sadness that we inform that Desmond F.P. Cole, former Headmaster of The British School, Rio de Janeiro, in the 1960s, passed away on January 6, 2008 at age 84. According to his son, Peter Cole, Mr. Cole died peacefully after a long illness, with his family and his faithful beagle at his bedside. Our sincere condolences to the Cole family and our many thanks to Mr Cole for his services rendered to The British School.