Our committee meets regularly during the year to organise events, to manage policy between General Meetings and to generate the Newsletter and the Magazine that is mailed to all of our Members.
Mike was born in South East London in 1943 and joined Aske’s in 1954. My Mother was interviewed by Ned Goddard and I was interviewed by Charlie Prince; Dad was working as a lorry driver for a Waste Paper Company so really couldn’t afford to take time off. Ned was quite a “daunting” figure but Mum was certainly not afraid of him. Ned said that my Maths was quite good but my English left room for improvement. He didn’t seem to realise that a different kind of English was spoken in the Old Kent Road area! Mike captained the 3rd Eleven School cricket team and left Aske’s in 1962 with three A Levels and several O Levels. His first job after leaving Aske’s was with Distillers Company for a year and he then studied at the Borough Polytechnic for four years taking a “Sandwich” course in Chemical Technology specialising in Polymer Technology. He then worked for Gillette Industries for 3 years and then another 3 years for Van Leer’s, a Dutch packaging Company who produced steel and plastic drums for the oil industry. By this time his father had started his own business in the waste paper recycling Industry and, since Mike had always wanted to run his own business he joined his father in the family business in the mid-seventies that later expanded into confidential data destruction. The family business currently operates from two sites in the Blackwall Tunnel area and, having passed on the family business to his Son, he is soon to retire.
He will always be grateful for the education he received at Aske’s which was only possible by having brilliant and supportive Parents.
He currently lives in Petts Wood and has a Son, two Daughters and Grandchildren and, because it is impossible to go through life without suffering some disadvantages, his Wife and himself are, like our ex-President, Charlton season ticket- holders.
Andy Jordan Smith
Junior Vice President
Murali Krishna Murti
Immediate Past President
- Secretary including Membership – B.E (BRIAN) Burgess
- Treasurer – STEVE HOMEWOOD
- Registrar – MC (MC) BLACK
- Social Secretary – N.R. (ROGER) GOODMAN
- Editor – D.C (DENNIS) JOHNSON
- B.R.(BARRY) MELLISH
- D.G (DAVE) POWELL
- W.J (BILL) RUSTON
- P. (PETER) AYLING
- R.G.(ROGER) PAWLEY (RAMBLING CLUB)
- Hatcham Association Rep – J.M.G (Janet) Gearing