Last Saturday saw the memorial service for John Ellerton in the Seaford College dining room. John Had been Housemaster of Millburgh House, run the CCF RAF section and, latterly, a prime mover in the Graffham Rustics and the Petworth and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
A great many of John’s Old Boys joined his family and other friends in a celebration of his wonderful life. There were tributes from all the areas of John’s life – stories from the family, the boarding house, the CCF and the G&S. All these wonderful stories and anecdotes were punctuated by musical pieces, beautifully sung. The whole event was compered by Giles White (Old Seafordian) who told a number of wonderful jokes from John’s collection that he had skillfully written down over the years.
It was a spectacular event, with some exceptional musical talent on show – John would have enjoyed it immensely!