Reunion of 1964 National Water Polo Championship team (October 2014)

On 10th October 2014, through the initiative of John Towers and Tony Milton, a 50th anniversary reunion was convened at The Lord Tredegar in Bow in London of the Otter team that won the 1964 National Club Water Polo championship.

Several of the team gained either swimming or water polo international honours. Murray (Tich) McLachlan (now resident in California) represented South Africa at the 1960 Rome Olympics coming 6th in the 400m and 1500m free. He came to Otter after winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. John Towers was a GB international goalkeeper. Duncan Kemp (now resident in Portugal) was a GB international from 1959-64 and former GB WP Captain. Tony Milton represented GB at the 1960 Rome Olympics in the 4 x200m free relay, where the team placed 4th. Among the other members of that 1964 team, we have lost touch with Len Elsom and Bob Hunt (GB under 21). Neil Paine, now resident in South Africa, sent his apologies for nonattendance. Our then Coach and non-playing Captain, Eric Kimber, died a number of years ago, and sadly Peter Stevens passed away in 2012.

  The photo shows those who were able to attend: Back Row L-R. Norman Griffin, Murray McLachlan, John Towers, George Hill. Seated L-R. Bob Burn, Duncan Kemp, Tony Milton.

The photo shows those who were able to attend: Back Row L-R. Norman Griffin, Murray McLachlan, John Towers, George Hill. Seated L-R. Bob Burn, Duncan Kemp, Tony Milton.