For the 20 who attended the reunion last week, I think it would be fair to say we had a great time. There were one or two faces that had not been seen for somewhere between 30 and 45 years, and the prize for the furthest distance covered went to Roger Lewis who flew in from the French/Swiss border. John Leeming joined us and received an accolade in the memory documents that had been received by Stephen Jeffreys as one of the most influential and best remembered teachers we ever had. (By the way, John admitted to being 8 years older than us!) . It was also good to hear from John Rowlands, the third member of our year to be President of the Old Stationers' Association. We stood and raised our glasses to those who could not come to the event and included in the toast those who are no longer with us. Needless to say, we ended with one verse of the School Song.
There was even talk about another reunion in 2018 to celebrate 50 years since many of us left the school. We will need a volunteer to lead the organisation of this event as I am retiring from this role. Any offers?
The attached photo will be sent to the Editor of the OSA Magazine for inclusion in the next issue.
So, hope to see everyone at the OSA Annual Dinner on March 24th when John Rowlands will be in the chair. In the meantime, do keep sending in your memory sheets to Stephen Jeffreys. Those that have been received in phase one are very amusing and so evocative of our era at the school.
My very best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.