Mr John Turnpenny, formerly of Crescent House (1937-1941), was recently granted the honour of Freeman of Dover by Dover Town Council. He and the two other recipients were the first towns people to receive this award for over 40 years.
John Turnpenny, an Old Dovorian (1937 to 1941), has lived in Dover for the majority of his life. He has been a Governor of the College, a local businessman (the London Road funiture firm Turnpenny Brothers Ltd), a Justice of the Peace and has a long standing commitment to many societies and local interest groups such as the Gateway Residents’ Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
Whenever possible he attends and supports the OD golf matches, and all the College concerts held in the refectory. John is the regional organiser for the Dover Group.