Peter B L Harrison (Class of 1965)

Profile Updated: April 18, 2017
Peter B L Harrison (Class of 1965)
Residing In: Sea Point Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Homepage: N/A
Spouse/Partner: Valery Ann (Divorced)
Children/Family: Mark Lindsay (Married to Vanessa - two children, James 12 and Dannielle 11) Living in Essex, UK.
Richard More…Lloyd (Ex partner Sarah - three children, Lilah 7, Louise 5 and Benjamin 3) Living in Cornwell, UK.
Occupation(s): Building Contractor
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Overport Primary School - 1953 to 1960 (My God what a long time ago)
D H S - 1960 to 1965 (Repeated Std 9 !!)
Natal University (Durban Campus) - 1967 to 1972 (5 year part time QS course, repeated final year)


Motor racing - raced a Renault R10 Gordini in the classic car series at Killarney Race Track in Cape Town for nine years - loved every second of it except the money spent keeping a 40 odd year old car on the track and competative!!
Other than that just enjoy being active horse riding, walking / hiking, diy, reading and music.

School Story:

Was bunking school one afternoon and walking down St Thomas' Road when just before the corner of Essenwood Road Mr Pope appeared around the corner. I then threw myself sideways into the hedge to avoid being seen by him only to be bounced back out into his path. He then demanded to know why i had not removed my basher to him - my reply was 'sorry sir i did not see you'. Well he had a slight smile on his face as he was not the smallest of the teachers at the school at the time. Anyway the smile soon faded as he then frogmarched me back to my class with an instruction to visit "wrinkles" the next morning after assembly. I had hoped to get away with it but was called out at assembly by "wrinkles" to join him in his office for a mandatory 4 cuts - one of many over my time at the school!!

What else have you been up to since 1964?

Qualified as a Quantity Surveyor in 1972 and worked in the profession for a total of 14 years (13 years in Durban and then 1 year in Johannesburg). Left out of extreme boredom (could see my life stretching out ahead of me in a straight line) and joined a civils road building company for a period of three years who transfered me to Johannesburg as their commercial manager. Rejoined the profession after the civils company was bought out and started retrenching staff - decided not to wait to be retrenched! Moved out of the profession and joined a small marble and granite company and then relocated to Cape Town after my divorce in 1987. Joined a building company in 1988 as their commercial director and in 1996 started my own building company which is still running today albiet now in a fairly low key semi retired fashion.

Peter B L's Latest Interactions

Mar 14, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Happy birthday passnips! Hope you are well was chatting to Peter at the end of November after Richard Vennikers memorial service. Lots of memories shared. Be well and if you are ever in Cape Town look me up. My cell number is 076 776 3769. Cheers. Peter Harrison.

Jun 26, 2017 at 6:47 PM
Apr 18, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Mar 14, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Hey there passnips...all the very best for your birthday...cheers and if you are ever in cape town give me a shout (cell 076 779 3769, whatsapp 082 603 5080 or e-mail / harrison...

Posted: Apr 18, 2017 at 4:42 PM