90th Anniversary Reunion Dinner – Saturday 14th October 2017

This year’s special 90th Anniversary Reunion Dinner was held in a new location; The Grand Hotel in Brighton. We were in the original ballroom and although there were only 55 guests, it felt and sounded like so many more! The decision to change venue was a popular one with guests commenting on the more upmarket feel. The food itself was very tasty and, as always, it’s the company that makes the event so special.

After dinner, the Headmaster, Richard Taylor-West delivered his annual report to the Old Shorehamers and he updated members on the current successes at the College and of course, the all-important status of the inter-house competition! The Headmaster also spoke about two new ventures being considered by the OSA. Watch this space. Recognition was made to Tony Jelliman who had just retired after 30 years teaching at the College. A presentation was also made to Edward Gray for his 38 years’ service to the OSA and the College. Edward, standing in for the new President David Abbott who was unable to make the Dinner, was presented with a decanter and glasses, engraved with the OSA crest and Shoreham College crest. The hotly contested ‘Guess the length of the Headmaster’s speech’ was won this year by Unal Salih.

Following the raffle, Lilia Erskine and Svante Wallseth, Heads of College, rounded off proceedings with their toast to the OSA.

Formalities concluded at 10pm and then most guests stayed until midnight, chatting, laughing, catching up. There was a really good, buzzing atmosphere and it was so lovely to see younger members mixing with the elders. A few guests noticed later on that there was some music playing and they had a dance. A very enjoyable and successful evening.

Thank you to all those who attended the Dinner, especially the new faces. It was lovely to have three ‘old boys’ at the Dinner who had attended Milland House during the war. Very interesting to hear their stories. Thanks also to James Hersheson, who took the photos plus Ashley Warner and the College for their continued support of the Association.

Guests

Charlotte

Allcock

 

Sarah

Morgan

Brian

Barlow

 

James

Moseley

Paul

Bridgland

 

Matthew

Mountford

Derek

Carter

 

Ian

Newman

Jennifer

Cheung

 

Clive

Nicks

Ian

Clargo

 

Sanjiv

Patel

Jonathan

Court

 

John

Read

Lilia

Erskine

 

Ann

Read

Michael

Fennessy

 

Tony

Rolph

Jo

Geoghegan

 

David

Sadler

David

Gibbs

 

Sue

Salih

Pamela

Gibbs

 

Unal

Salih

Edward

Gray

 

Jada

Salih

James

Grayson

 

Sami

Sassi

Nicholas

Heal

 

Geoff

Smith

Ruth

Heal

 

Richard

Taylor-West

James

Hersheson

 

Zoe

Taylor-West

Brian

Jarrett

 

Katie

Thomas

Richard

Jelf

 

Michael

Trist

Tony

Jelliman

 

Warwick

Vercoe

Suky

Kaur

 

Svante

Wallseth

Peter

Kent

 

Ashley

Warner

Rachel

Kent

 

Simon

White

Brian

Mead

 

Steve

Wilburn

Liz

Mead

 

Robert

Wilkins

Ed

Middle

 

Faye

Woolhead

Sean

Mills

 

Adam

Youatt

Katie

Moore

     

 

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