John Isles

Committee Member : Archivist. I attended Scarborough College from 1960 – 1965. I was in Lodge House which consisted at the time of two houses opposite the College in Filey Road. Norman Gee was the Housemaster and Denys Crews was the Headmaster. I represented the School at all levels of Cricket and in my last year reached the dizzy heights of House Prefect. Hindsight is often viewed through rose coloured glasses but it was a very enjoyable time of my life. It taught us respect, good behaviour and the ability to stand on our own two feet, something that has served me well throughout my life. I wasn’t interested in academic qualifications, assuming I would work for my Father. What a shock to be told in 1965 I should go out and ruin someone else’s business; not his! However the ethics and principles I learnt at the College meant I did just that. I started my working life at Leyland Motors followed by18 years with the Sun Alliance Group. I had always had a desire to run my own show and I started my own business in Marketing and Training and continue in that field today. I married Jean in 1971 and shall be ever grateful for Scarborough College.