2021 AGM

I hereby give notice that the AGM will take place via Zoom on Friday 26th March 2021 at 6pm. From the 9th of March the Agenda for the virtual meeting will be available in the password protected Committee page of the website. together with the President’s Address, the Honorary Treasurer’s Report and nominations for the Election of Officers and Committee for 2021/2022. Members will be sent, by email, a reminder of the password to gain entry. Full members will have the opportunity to vote at the meeting and should they wish to do so, nominate alternative candidates for Officers and Committee for the Association’s forthcoming year.

If you require assistance downloading the Zoom app, please contact Peter Sandell.(peter.sandell@hotmail.co.uk

By order of the Committee, Peter Thomas, Honorary Secretary

Formal  Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Association

Summary minutes of 2020 AGM saved here.


Memories of departed friends 

recently notified deaths


Peter (Peno) Mariosa sadly died 24 January 2021 having fallen ill and been hospitalized 3 weeks earlier. Peter had an interesting career in music – obituary.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Simon Baynes, Robert Baynes son, who died in November. Simon was a member of the congregation at St Albans Cathedral.

Film and TV industry exec Steve Turney (school 1972-78)has sadly died 18th November aged 59, after contracting Covid-19. 

We are sorry to report that John Olerenshaw who taught Maths at Stationers’ from ‘61 to ’65 passed away October 16th aged 81.

We are sorry to report the death in October of Peter John Cook.

We are sad to report the death at age of 91 of John Dickens.

We have been sorry to hear that Robert Gingell died 12 August 2020, having worked in food sales Bob was able to more fully indulge his passion for sports in his retirement.

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We are always eager to welcome new Members!

OSA Walk – cancelled

A group of OSA members and their partners had been looking forward very much to this…and of course the weather would have been perfect.  The hotel in Hathersage  has been very helpful with our cancellations, but we intend to reignite this group and rebook the hotel in 2021 when the walking and the beer will all taste so good.

Please e-mail Ian Blackmore and Peter Winter if you wish to be kept in touch as matters develop.  Meantime to wet the appetite – a picture of Marn Tor.

Down Memory Lane walks – interest invited

Following the success of the guided walk Down Memory Lane last autumn, we were planning to repeat it, and to add a walk centred on the school’s Origins in Bolt Court.  These were postponed, but might now be possible. 

Please email Stephen Collins (spc@woodhaven.me.uk) if you want to be advised when the walks will now take place.


Departed friends.. 2

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Peter Sargent on August 9th.  Peter was a life long supporter of the OSA and was President in 1975. 

Mary Anderson sadly died 24th July, aged 97. Her late husband Allan was, for many years, a very active secretary of the Association, with strong support from Mary – particularly in the Football Club House kitchen.  

Reg Wells, who sadly passed away in Devon on June 28th 2020, aged 89, was well-known in Scouting in Hornsey and later Haringey.  He was evacuated with the school to Wisbech in the war. 

David Waker (at school 1951 – 56) worked in insurance with football a leisure time passion – seeing many, if not all, the 1966 World Cup matches.

Leonard Cole who sadly died aged 90 in May 2019 (at school 1941-45) had a career that took him to Sri Lanka, before taking over an electrical business in Brighton.


As advised before 

Full obituaries are always in the magazine.

In 2020 .. Bruce Donaldson, Philip Jeffreys, Harold Perry, Rev Canon John SheenStanley Ward (class of ’44) died 15 April. Sir John Sparrow, a past president, Mike Andrews, Owen Rowe, our oldest member, David Bignell.

In earlier years ..  Hugh Alexander, Terry Slinn, Robert Shepherd.

Dates for the Diary

subject to change re pandemic 

Tuesday 12th May 2020
OSA Lunch – cancelled
Late May 2020
Derbyshire walks – cancelled

See article to right

Sunday 30th August 2020
President`s Day – cancelled

Botany Bay Cricket Club

Tuesday 15th September 2020
OSA Lunch – cancelled


Tuesday 15th December 2020
OSA meeting with new Master of the Company at  7pm, by zoom .

Bishop Stephen Platten, old boy (58-66) and Master of the Stationers’ Company will be our guest speaker.