We were delighted to welcome 75 OEs and guests to the Pre-1975 Leavers’ Reunion last Saturday. The leaving years spanned four decades, from 1943 to 1974, and many of the OEs had not been back to the College since they left in the Upper Sixth.
Guests enjoyed a special Chapel Service, led by the College’s Senior Chaplain, Canon Andrew Haviland, with a reading by the Rev Roger Nunn (Cr 1951-56). Drinks and lunch followed in Main Hall, with updates from the Headmaster, Jay Piggot, and Director of Development, Helen Tranter. Pupil-guided tours took place in the afternoon before guests reconvened in Main Hall for tea and cakes.
There was a slide show of school photos from the decades represented, an archive display courtesy of College Archivist, Rebecca Worthy, and the College Store did a roaring trade in OE and College apparel.
From the feedback received by Sue Croucher after the event, a good time was had by all.
“Very many thanks for all your efforts in organising such an enjoyable reunion day. Great company, excellent refreshments and a very well conducted tour of the College, which is clearly going from strength to strength!”
“The two L6 girls who took us round were charming, personable and extremely patient! What impressed me was their obvious love for the school. They were a good advert for the College.”
“The pupil guides were very impressive and are a huge credit to the College.”
“Thank you, and your team, so much for such a special day on Saturday. What a happy day it was. It was a surprisingly emotional day for me, and it reminded me how proud I am to be an OE and what a lucky chap I was to have been a pupil there.”