President’s Blog #77

Firstly into the School Barnett Conference Centre’s front row for the Celebration of Whitgift Life and prize giving with Smith’s winning the House Competition Cup and followed by a BBQ lunch in the Founder’s Garden.

Next a swift visit to West Wittering’s ancient church to attend choral evensong to celebrate, together with other local OWs, the 102nd birthday of Rev Felix Boyse LVO (1930-35) with a glass of champagne, a slice of cake and the gift of an OW scarf, surely our oldest living member although not obvious from the forthright manner he read the second lesson!

Then into the Clubhouse Marlar room for the AGM of the Whitgift Benevolent Society with a change of chairman and a quick check on the cricket with OWCC playing Epsom between the summer showers.

An invitation from the HM to visit the immaculate grounds of Haling Park for the NSPCC Open Garden event and enjoying tea in the Founder’s Garden on a very hot, sunny afternoon gave the opportunity of an outing for the VI Form School boater.

An admin visit to the School found the buildings not only covered in decorators but absolutely buzzing with this year’s excellent exam results, a big well done to everybody concerned.

 

Back row, left to right: Julian Kennedy-Cooke (staff 1953-89), Nigel Carter (1953-62), church warden, President, front row L-R Dudley Tredger (1997-99) and Rev Felix Boyse LVO (1930-35)

Back row, left to right: Julian Kennedy-Cooke (staff 1953-89), Nigel Carter (1953-62), church warden, President, front row L-R Dudley Tredger (1997-99) and Rev Felix Boyse LVO (1930-35)

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