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This Sporting Life - OH Gerry Francke sends an update

Gerry Francke (E 80) has dropped us a line revealing his involvement with some major events recently, including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the PGA Golf Tour. More here...

Gerry Francke (E 80) enjoying life at Glastonbury
Gerry Francke (E 80) enjoying life at Glastonbury

Hi there, Gerry Francke (E 80) here, writing to update you on what I have been doing for a while now.

I was recently promoted to the role of Key Accounts Manager at Creative Technology Ltd, a technology rental firm specialising in Video and Audio equipment for Music Tours, Corporate events, Sports Events and Theatre.
 

From the PGA to Queen

We have recently embarked on our busy summer period which includes The PGA Golf Tour, The Formulas 1 Paddock Club, Wimbledon Championships (some 84 LED screens across the site including Scoreboards, Speed of service Screens and the famous screen on Henman Hill, or is it Murray Mount these days!), various Music Tours including Queen on tour in the USA. I was personally involved in the delivery of the LED screens and video systems for the Iconic Pyramid Stage at The Glastonbury Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts at the end of June 2019.


Old School Friends
 

I keep in good regular touch with Paul Grice (E 78), Jeremy Merton (L 80) and am in contact with a number of other OHs via Facebook. Work took me last October to Los Angeles, where I had the fortune to meet up with Tristian Gallagher (B 78), who I had not seen since 1984! He is over this September, and both Paul Grice and I plan to try and get together with him, along with Robert Martin (Tr 78) and perhaps Patrick Rovetto (Tr 80) to have a band reunion of our school band The Way, famous in Big School, The Sixth Form Centre and the Gym over the period of 1982 to 1984!

 

Following a divorce from my first wife in 2014, I have since remarried. This July, Sally and I celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary.

I still have very fond memories of the school and all who sailed in her! I wish you all good health and happiness.

 

Gerry Francke (E 80)
 

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