List of UK Travelling Overseers in 2013

by soiledumpling 127 Replies latest social current

  • jookbeard

    the ones I remember as a kid 40 years ago would have been

    Phillip North

    Rob Schoefield

    Danny Owens

    Dennis Ashby (removed , apostate tendencies)

    Alan Stokes, surely dead now although was on the 2006 list, the other 4 must be dead by now or in their 90's!

  • wizzstick

    Bumping for newbies.

    Is John Stanbridge still on the Circuit work? Not the cheeriest of souls.

    Our last two were Phillip Rose (ghastly) and then Henry Devaston (always ill - thankfully).

    And is Jim Cleary (mixture of good and awful) still a CO?

    Last I heard he was off, and a Google of his name with Jehovahs Witness bring up a mention of him at the bottom of the article:

  • fleaman uk
    fleaman uk

    Stanbridge=Good chap, quiet and reserved but cared IMO

    Cleary=Total asshole who cut you dead unless you were a kiss ass. Heard his mrs left him?

  • BluesBrother

    John Stanbridge _ I always liked him. He had a dry sense of humour that he sometimes put into talks if you cought his train of thought.. I don't think he is travelling. I recall being at a Circuit Ass. where he was introduced as a cong elder from somewhere....

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Philip Rose has been off the CO work for over a year now. He works on the School for Married Couples or whatever it is called. Based in Ireland I believe.

    His stand in is William Huere who was in the French Bethel then transfered to the London Bethel before being sent out on CO work. Quite a pleasant guy but doesn't speak the best English so you have to listen carefully if you should want to hear what he is saying. His wife whose name I cannot remember is not a bad looker, ex missionary.


    Edit:- Has anybody mentioned Ron & Jenny Bicknell?

  • bigmac

    another guy i knew well--pre 75--was

    michael ganderton--on the isle of wight.

    i heard he was a CO in devon/cornwall at one stage. but he must be retired now.

    actually--do CO's retire at 65--or plod on till they drop ?

  • Splash

    According to the latest info, CO's "retire" at 70, even if it means cutting a three year visit in half.


  • jookbeard

    St George, I dont believe Ron Bicknell is a CO anymore, long story short , he was the Chairman on my appeal JC.

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Yep Splash, they are kicked to the curb at 70 in mid sentence. No home no pension, straight to the soup queue.

  • bigmac

    so--in the UK--does the WTS pay the national insurance contributions for these CO's & DO's--so they get the state pension--or do they fall back on pension credit ( guarantee )--which is non-contributions based--but is means tested ?

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