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On January 21, 75 Old Blues from across the UK and from as far away as Papua New Guinea, Canada, Mozambique and Lebanon, joined us for a very special evening with former Blue Coat teacher, Mr Ian ‘Jake’ Preston, thanks to the power of Zoom.

We discovered Peter Coe, from the Class of 1970, was responsible for coining Mr Preston’s Blue Coat nickname ‘Jake’ and Nick Garnett reprised his famous stage sword fighting skills. Among the many backstage stories, was Ian’s brush with fame on Surprise, Surprise! with Liverpool legend Cilla Black.

We hope everyone enjoyed their virtual trip down Blue Coat memory lane with the one and only Mr Ian ‘Jake’ Preston!

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