Simon Barker (FN 78-83) sends the following reminiscence of Bill Barker (G/SH 78-83):

“My main memory of Bill was as a first year on the playing fields opposite Eaglesfield. As a scrawny, diminutive eleven year old I would spend the rugby sessions hiding out on the wing watching with amazement and admiration as no matter how many people were involved in a ruck or maul and no matter which side had possession of the ball as it formed, undoubtedly only one lad would emerge with ball in hand, ploughing directly through what other opposition remained in his way before planting the ball over the try line - Billy Barker. He went on to make an immense contribution to the school- not only on the rugby field - and he was always a popular and well-liked lad.”

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