The Newboldian is for friends and alumni of Newbold College of Higher Education.


Arthur Cooper 1925 - 2017 1952 alumnus Arthur Cooper was born in Hull on 21 March 1925 to Henry and Georgina Cooper, an elder brother to Amos, Jean and Peter. After the family moved to Louth, Arthur attended school at Eastfield Road then Kidgate School. A family move to Grimsby meant a school relocation to the North Grimsby County School and finally Arthur completed his schooling at the Monks Dyke Secondary School. Arthur attended Newbold College from September 1941 to May 1942 and subsequently chose to be baptised at Ulceby in July 1942 before commencing full-time national service. From September 1946 to September 1947 [...]


Christine Wood 1935 - 2017 1959 alumna It is with sadness that we learned that Christine Wood died on Wednesday 22 March, a little over four months after her husband Frank. Our sympathy is expressed to Catherine and Fiona and their families. Christine Mary Wood was born in Watford on 31 October 1935 to Pastor Leslie and Mrs Rose Emmerson. Growing up around Stanborough Park she attended Watford Grammar School for Girls before going to Bletchley Park Training College, where she graduated in 1955 with an Oxford Institute of Education Teacher's Diploma. After teaching in a state school for two and a half years, Christine enrolled in the Teachers' [...]


Alfred Wolfram 1929 - 2017 Alfred Wolfram (1929-2017) d. 17 April. Alfred was born into a wealthy Polish family of factory owners. He was educated in Austria, but when the Second World War broke out the family business was destroyed during the German invasion of Poland. He joined the Polish army and at the end of the war came to England with a friend. He began work as a waiter in the Savoy Hotel. For entertainment he would go to the cinema. On one such occasion he went to the New Gallery Centre on Regent Street. It was there that he found faith in Jesus [...]


Fretson Taylor 1933 - 2017 1958 - 1962 alumnus It is with sadness that we announce the death of Pastor Fretson Taylor, known to many from his years working in the Voice of Prophecy on Stanborough Park. Fretson Taylor was born in Sheffield on 4 August 1933 and taken along to the Seventh-day Adventist church by his stepmother. After primary school, he attended the Birkdale Preparatory School, an independent Christian school, from 1944 through to 1948. After a year at Claremont Edge Tutorial College in Sheffield, Fretson studied engineering at the Sheffield Technical College, Pond Street and graduated in 1956 with a National Certificate in Engineering. It was during his time at Tech, that Fretson made his commitment [...]


Usko Rinta-Aho 1934 - 2017 1957 - 1961 alumnus It is with sadness that we report the death of Mr Usko Rinta-Aho, aged 82, on the afternoon of 2 May. Usko is known to many who attended Stanborough Primary School from the early 1970s through to the end of the 1990s as 'Mr Rinta-Aho'. Usko was born in Vaasa, Finland on 18 May 1934 and after matriculating from Vaasan Kauppakoulu School in 1952 he attended Toivonlinnan Kristillinen Opisto (the Adventist college in Finland) where he focused his studies on English. In June 1957 Usko started to work as a summer colporteur and continued working as a colporteur for three months (June to August) every summer until 1964. He also moved to Newbold College in 1957 [...]

Christine McGoldrick

Christine McGoldrick 1944 - 2017 1965 - 1967 alumna Christina Olive McGoldrick (née Burgess) (1944- 2017) d. 4 June. Christina was born in Dundee on 18 July 1944. She and her sister Margaret were brought up by their mother, as their father left the family when the girls were young. Consequently, her early years were quite hard. Christina always believed in God. As a teenager, she attended a ‘Christ and modern youth’ evangelistic series run by Pastor Howard Parkin, and as a result Christina became a Seventh-day Adventist. After completing her nursing training, she felt she needed to learn more about the Bible: so, in 1965, she [...]


Leonard Lane 1923 – 2017 1948 alumnus It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Pastor L A D Lane on Tuesday 4 July 2017, aged 93. Leonard was born in Gendia, Kenya on 30 November 1923 to Pastor Leonard E A and Mrs Lois Lane. When the family returned to the UK Leonard attended primary school at Fletewood School in Plymouth and later at Duncombe Road Junior School in Islington. His secondary school years were spent at University College Grammar School in Hampstead, Lowestoft Secondary School and Southgate County Grammar School. Leonard studied for the ministry at Newbold College, graduating with a Ministerial Diploma in May 1948. While at Newbold he met [...]


Bjørn Keyn - 2017 1958 - 1963 former music teacher It is with sadness that we received news that Bjørn Keyn, who taught music at the College from 1958 to 1963, passed away on 1 April t the age of 91. While at Newbold, he toured with the Newbold Chorale extensively throughout the UK and Scandinavia. After leaving Newbold, Bjørn taught and led choirs and orchestras at Andrews and Loma Linda Universities. He was the brother of the late Eivind Keyn, who led our former Department of Music and Fine Arts from 1984 to 1995. John Baildam [...]


George Harris 1931 - 2017 We were saddened to learn that George Harris, a much-loved retired pastor from the North England Conference, died on 1 May 2017. George was born on the island of St Kitts on 2 April 1931, growing up there and attending church he committed his life to God in baptism a week after his nineteenth birthday.  George married Beatrice Bradshaw in April 1956 and the couple had five children Joan, Christopher, Iris, Octavia and Pearl. For a time, George had worked as a Sugar Boiler. George obtained 7 O'levels from Matthew Bolton Technical College in Birmingham and then went on to study for the ministry [...]


Christine Hall 1925 - 2017 1946 alumna Christine was the eighth of nine children born to Cecil and Celia Emm in Hampshire. Her mother had become a Seventh-day Adventist in 1921, much to the displeasure of her husband. The family’s experience of church was organised by Mother, who arranged that her children conduct Sabbath School and Divine Service in their front room. Concerned that her daughter remain in the church, she planned a trip to Newbold College’s wartime location at Packwood Haugh. Christine, blissfully unaware of her mother’s idea, found herself and a suitcase on a train en route to a three-year course of study! During these years she made lifelong friends and met her [...]