Soham Grammarians - Mr PJ Askem (Art, Pottery 1954-72)

On 17th April we learned of the death of Mr Peter Askem.   He died on 18th February 2018 at the age of 87. Peter's funeral was at St Andrew's, Letheringsett. Mr Chris Wain represented the Soham Grammarians. We are now in touch with Peter's family and will be adding information to this page following the 2018 Reunion Lunch at which it is intended to celebrate his life.

In the meantime if you have memories, anecdotes, photos, cuttings etc that might be useful please contact the editor. Peter was also active in the artistic life in the communities where he lived: via Colin Lang John Dimmock SG59, Stephen Murfitt SG65 & Mr Chris Wain (Maths 66-70).

from the 1956 School photo

from the 1960 School photo

from the 1965 School photo

from the 1970 School photo

from the 1972 School photo

Mr Askem is on some of the recent Annual Dinner pages.

Soham Grammarian New Year 1955

We welcome Mr Askem as Mr Drake's successor in the Art and Pottery Department and hope that he will be with us for many happy years to come.

Please use the Search page to find numerous mentions of Mr Askem.

If you can add memories of Mr Askem or provide further photos of him, please contact the editor.
page last updated 8 Nov 2007: 20 Apr 18