Annual OSFC Reunion Day

Saturday 12th October 2019

It’s that time of year again to meet up with old friends and team mates, reminisce about the old days and tell those that never saw you play what a great player you were.  This is the annual gathering of OSFC ex-players (young and old from all XIs) at The Old Elizabethans Memorial Ground, Gypsy Corner, Mays Lane, Barnet EN5 2AG.

1st XI game v Carshalton (in SAL Senior Division 2) kick-off 2pm (Yes 2pm) 

It’s an International weekend so no Premier League games……this date is not just plucked from air! 

Please spread the word to any ex-players you are in contact with (via the strange social media sites that are beyond my comprehension)…..especially those who may have lost touch with the club.  Bring along any old club related photos or memorabilia that highlight that we were all young once!

Last year we had more that 40 ex-players turn up, we would love to see more this year

Up to date information on OSFC at 

Hope you can make it.  …. Ian Meyrick

OSA Photographic Competition – Sport

 Whether you are an experienced photographer, or just take the occasional photograph with your mobile phone, this is the photographic competition for you. For this inaugural competition, we are making the theme “Sport” as this is always a popular OSA topic.

Any OSA member can enter up to three photographs which they should have taken. They should illustrate the theme, “Sport” – which can be anything you interpret this to mean. However, it would be great if it relates to either School or OSA activities.

To Enter: Each photograph should have an “interesting” title, relevant to the theme, and be accompanied by the sender’s name, postal address and telephone number.  Send your digital or scanned photographs (colour or black and white – or even sepia), as a 300 DPI JPEG file, to Tony Moffat at:  More details on last page of the July magazine.

For those of the “old school” without access to a scanner; send hard copy photographs, which will be scanned and then returned to you, to: Tony Moffat, 1 The Fairway, Bar Hill, CAMBRIDGE, CB23 8SR. Please use cardboard in envelope to protect the photographs.

Closing date: 31st October 2019. Entries will be acknowledged by email, telephone or post.       


We are always eager to welcome new Members!

Guided City Walks

As previously advertised, the OSA is planning a series of guided city walks, in London and elsewhere.  The first of these should evoke feelings of nostalgia as it will focus on Crouch End and Hornsey, and we are calling it “Down Memory Lane”.  It will be led by a professional guide, who will plan the walk under guidance from the OSA Committee so as to ensure that key locations from our schooldays are not missed.  We anticipate strong interest, so we are fixing three dates for the walk, as follows: Saturday, 5th October, Sunday, 6th October and Thursday, 10th October.  The walks will each begin at 2.30pm and last for 90 minutes.

The charge will be £15 per person, or £25 per couple.  This will cover our costs and provide a small contribution to the OSA in addition.

We are now inviting expressions of interest.  It would be helpful if you could indicate two dates convenient to you in order of preference, to facilitate a sensible allocation of numbers – there being a maximum of 15 per walk.  If we are over-subscribed, it will be first come, first served.

Please email Stephen Collins ( with your preferences by 31st August.  Thereafter we will be in touch with date allocations, joining instructions, and details of how to pay.


President’s Day Cricket Victory

President’s Victorious Team

Peter welcomes his guests

More in the next magazine – and here .. Cricket match

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 4th December 2019
OSA Christmas Lunch at The Hall

By far the most popular event in our social calendar. Please book early through Roger Melling using the booking form insert in the July Magazine.

Sunday 8th December 2019
Carol Service

Hornsey Parish church, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH.  4pm.
Please contact  Peter Sandell for details

Friday 27th March 2020
AGM & Annual dinner

AGM at 5.30 at Stationers’ Hall, with reception and dinner following at approximately  6pm. To attend please print off the March 2020 lunch form and send to Roger Melling as instructed.

Tuesday 12th May 2020
OSA Lunch

12.15 for 1pm, Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, WC1.
To attend please print off the May 2020 lunch form and send to Roger Melling as instructed.

Sunday 30th August 2020
President`s Day

Botany Bay Cricket Club

Tuesday 15th September 2020
OSA Lunch

Details to follow