It is with deep sadness that we have been informed that Geraint Pritchard passed away peacefully early on Sunday morning. Geraint, was very supportive to many of us during our school days and took a keen interest in our career paths and lives after leaving school. He played a huge part in the Old Stationers Association as editor and major contributor of ‘The Old Stationer’ Magazine, serving on the Committee and as a past President. His dedication to the School and Association influenced much of the OSA as we know it today and his passing will leave a huge void. Geraint, had an unquenchable appetite for travel and enjoyed sharing his experiences through the Magazine travelog and in encouraging us to explore the wider world.
The funeral will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 2nd May in Anglesey, at Barachia Chapel, Llandegfan, LL59 5PY. Could those wishing to attend let Tim Westbrook know to anticipate approximate numbers for catering.
Annual Dinner 2018
On Friday March 23rd, after the OSA Annual General Meeting, 97 members enjoyed our annual dinner at the Hall. Mike Pinfield made a welcome return as Master of Ceremonies and guest speaker, Andy Thompson from Taylor Bloxham entertained us with anecdotes from his commercial activity as a paper consultant. There followed a short address from Nick Steidl, Master of The Stationers Company and then Peter Bothwick, our outgoing President gave a sparkling address reinforcing his reputation as a gifted and entertaining public speaker. The formal proceedings finished at 9.30 with the school song and the national anthem. Those with late passes then adjourned to the Cockpit for a nightcap or two.