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AGM and Annual Dinner
Stationers' Hall, Friday 24th March


The Hall looks resplendent for our annual dinner


Tony Mash leads us into the School song


President John Rowlands entertains the member


It's getting late!


Peter Bothwick freshly emblazered for his Presidential year.

Tim Westbrook
Honorary Secretary



OSA CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2016
Stationers' Hall - Wednesday 7th December



2017 LUNCH PROGRAMME
Imperial Hotel - Tuesday 9th May &Wednesday 13th September
Christmas Lunch -
The Hall - Wednesday 6th December

Our continuing good value at The Imperial means that our cost should remain around 35 per head including wine but this is contingent on us guaranteeing a minimum of 40 covers. It is therefore important to note that by confirming your attendance on the reply slip you are committing your financial contribution for the event which will require cash or cheque on the day.

For the Christmas lunch at the Hall on December 6th, there will be another insert in the summer magazine which will ask you to send a cheque to confirm your booking. Please note that all ex-pupils of the School are welcome to attend our lunch programme even if they are not currently members of the OSA.


The 55th anniversary of intake year 1962

After the most successful 50th anniversary reunion on record the class of 1962 will be reconvening on Friday September 8th 2017 to celebrate our 55th intake anniversary. We will meet at a convenient London venue to be decided when we know the numbers attending.

A pre - Christmas email generated a positive reply from 55 class mates who intend to join the celebration where we will discuss zimmer frames, retirement plans and prostate problems while reminiscing about the good old days when beer was 2 shillings a pint and a season ticket to The Arsenal was 3.50.

If you have not already replied to Tim Westbrook's invitation send him an email now: tim@timwestbrook.co.uk to reserve your place.

Did you join Stationers in September 1966? Then you may be interested in the following -

50th Anniversary Reunion of 1966 Intake Year 
On Saturday 29th October 2016 (from 1pm onwards)
at
The Railway Tavern
23 Crouch End Hill
London N8 8DH

If you would like more information or would like to be added to the group email list, please contact Rhys Jones at rhyseverything@gmail.com or Ian Meyrick at ian.meyrick1@gmail.com 

"Still you are Stationers, far as you roam..."

Issue #84 ofThe Old Stationer

Issue 84 of The Old Stationer Magazine has been despatched to all paid up members.

OS President's XI 2016
PRESIDENTS DAY CRICKET MATCH 2016 was on 28th August 2016
Pictures & match report will appear in the Gallery.
Stuart Behn is appealing for interest in a
Reunion of the 1947 INTAKE
Replies, in the first instance, via this button please
REUNION of 1947 Intake
Our Archive is continually expanding because of the contributions we receive. The Webmaster is pleased to say that he has just been sent a little 'treasure trove' from Mrs Eileen Griffiths. Her late husband (Ronald George Griffiths) was at the school during the years 1928-1933. If you follow the link below you can see what she has given us - & also have a foretaste of some of the things we could share with you all as and when we enter "Phase 3" of our digitisation project.

View Snapshot...

50 years after the 1963 Intake
A Reunion was held on 4th October 2013 to mark this milestone in the annals of our History,

As soon as we have details - and may be some pictures! - 
they will be added to the Reunions section on this website.

Bridge page has been updated - click the OSBC button on the left...

REUNION - 50 years after the Intake in 1962 ...

A report & picture of this momentous event can be found by clicking here
1962 - 50 years later...
or via the "REUNIONS" button on the left..

 

 


VARIA... 
"Still you are Stationers, far as you roam..."


A couple of the last entries in the Guestbook (before Lycos scrapped it)...
Steve Trew - "Boy, am I @#%$! at keeping in touch! Attended the dinner a couple of years back and our 1958/50th reunion; good times! Would love to hear from anyone, hopefully making Christmas lunch on December 7th. Anyone from around my years going? Email me on *******, promise to reply. happy days, Steve."
Ender Salahi - "I would dearly love to hear from anyone who remembers me and wish to contact me can do so i would love to hear from them. I was the short fat one and a bloody good artist. I used to draw caricatures of some of the students and teachers alike. Although I was known as Ender Salahi then, i am known as Andy Biltekin now, surname changed when i left school, and Andy was less embarrassing than Ender the Bender, lol. I am very glad that this site exists...."
   
NOW IN YOUR LIBRARY
YOU CAN VIEW EVERY MAGAZINE PUBLISHED AT THE SCHOOL
FROM 1884 TO 1983
AS WELL AS ALL 'THE OLD STATIONER' MAGAZINES
FROM 1972 TO PRESENT DAY!!
JUST CLICK THE LIBRARY BUTTON ON THE LEFT
(& don't forget that you may have to 'refresh' your browser when you load it)
At our Christmas Lunch last year, someone asked the Webmaster for the
correct collective noun for a group of Old Stationers.
Suggestions appreciated (amusing or otherwise) - as long as they're clean! ....
 

 Appeals for details of Old Stationers

Contact the Webmaster for the seeker's email address
Jane Carpenter writes... "My father, Oliver John Rust de Boer, was born in December 1920 and was at Stationers but am not sure of the years. I do know that he was in the Stationers Cadet Corps from 1932-1937. Sadly he died in 1983 following a fire. Therefore we have no photographs of him for his grandchildren who never met him. I have recently obtained his war records and am trying to piece together his life. I am writing to ask if anyone remembers him and if anyone had any photographs of him or do class photos exist?" 
Several members of the Stanbury family have emailed us and are...  " - trying to find out as much information as possible about The Stationers' Boys School as I believe that both my father, Charles Millar Salmond and my uncle, Peter Stanbury Salmond attended the school but left in 1925 to move to Glasgow where their father, Thomas Millar Salmond took up another post. My father died when I was a teenager and my uncle was killed in WW2.  I was born shortly after he was killed and inherited his name.  As a family, the war was never discussed but as a result, we are really ignorant on numerous aspects of their lives..." etc.

Click on the GO button on the left to find out more about each one..
RECRUIT MORE MEMBERS INTO THE OSA...
DID YOU START AT SCHOOL IN 1954?  59th Anniversary Reunion will take place on 3rd September 2013
NEW PHOTO ADDED... Do you recognise anyone???  ATC c1961 - taken by Andrew Dunlop's father & Bruce Dunlop owns up...

19th July 2008 at the Hall - was a wonderful reunion of Old Stationers of all ages. The event was very well attended, & our late Webmaster Tony Reeve took many wonderful pictures for us - all of which are here for you to share.

The Hicklenton Cup,. Some time ago Tony asked for information about a silver cup that had been presented to the OSA by Sarah Scuppage, a lady who had moved into a house in Cobham to find it there when she moved in. Out of the blue he heard from one of Howard HIcklenton's descendants, with further interesting details of the history of this cup.

Accommodation in London... Peter Evans writes: If you are in London for any event (for instance, the Annual Dinner) I'd like to offer Old Stationers a 20% discount at my hotel in Bloomsbury (50% those who were in the 1949 arrivals - see page 36 of the Spring 2005 magazine). Details are on the hotel's website - http://www.georgehotel.com." (The yellow button will take you to that site). Don't forget - You'll need to ask for "Old Stationers' Discount" when you contact the hotel.
There's the book about Colin Chapman (one of our 'famous' Old Boys).

There's the book 'Walk On'  by Old Boy Alex Flemming... (about what England needs to do to win the World Cup again!) - a 'MUST READ' for all fans, players, coaches, sponsors, et al.

Scuttleboom's Treasure - What is, or rather was, Scuttleboom's Treasure? Andrew Dunlop was digging in his loft where he came across these excellent pictures from this school play in the 60s.
More Pictures of School Plays... & an enigma... Andrew Dunlop also sent another four sets of photos - also taken in the 60s, but he has forgotten what the plays were! If you can identify the play or the players, please let us know &, if you do, please don't forget to say which set of photos you are referring to as well as which picture/s you have been able to identify! Email us...
The Quick Collection... Were you at school in the 30s? Do you remember HRH The Prince of Wales at the 1935 Prize giving? Or the play 'The Rivals' in 1934? Thanks to Estelle Quick and her father Alan for the pictures from his years at the school. Click here for some unique pictures.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open some of our files. You can download it free by clicking the icon below
- just make sure you select your correct 'Operating System' when downloading
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1957 Choir

For those of you who remember the year 1957 & the Prize Giving ceremony that year, you may recall that Mr D A Clover not only conducted the choir, but also made a recording of the choir singing the songs it sang at that occasion. The tracks below in mp3 format you could try playing them by clicking on the links below, because they have been 'transcribed', though, the results may be a little unpredictable. Rather than this, if you right-click the button on your mouse over each track, you will be able to select "Save target as..." then download the file to save it on your own hard disk.

Poor old Joe Cakes & Ale Laudate Nomen Domini
Here's a Health Unto His Majesty Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary
(played by D A Clover on the school organ)


Here are a some other posts worthy of note...

Cecil Newton - joined from the Junior School in 1933 & left in 1941. He has memories of Wisbech, as well as other fascinating titbits. Read his email in full in POSTBAG - ask us for his email if you want to get in touch with him.

Edgar Frederick Punchard - Carol Lewry, the daughter of Edgar, is interested in finding more about her late father, and his schooldays. Please send email to her by clicking here.

Dennis Aw - Dennis was at the school from 1972 to 1979, and, sad to say, died last winter. His close friend, Roy Kilpatrick, would like to hear from anyone who remembers Dennis.

1974/75 School Photo - Dr Liam Gallagher would like to hear from anyone who has a copy of the above photo - or send details to us for inclusion on the website.