Monthly Archives: October 2015

The 425 Old Boys’ Annual Dinner (425) Saturday 7 November

From Andrew L-B:

Dear OE/Friend of QEH

The 425 Old Boys’ Annual Dinner (425) Saturday 7 November at 7.30pm

Chris Bater is nobly organising the Old Boys’ Dinner again this year. He has enlisted my support in getting out details to all OEs, staff and friends of QEH.

With little over a month to go, Chris needs final numbers very soon but there is still time to book a place(s) at this great event.

In this our 425th year, a continued bonus is that we can still hold the dinner at school in the Dining Hall. This year we expect to have a record number of staff coming – including Ken Matthews, Ted Young, John Walker, Richard Jones, Dave Perkins, Steve Ryan, Richard Gliddon, Sarah Cosgrove, Bill Ellis, Peter Kirby … .

It is always excellent to have Year groups attending (we have a regular dozen or so from 1969). If you are celebrating an anniversary, this is a great moment to organise your peers together. There is still time if you get a move on! It is usually easy enough to do (and I am happy to help with contacts) and we can guarantee that you have a hugely memorable evening together. These are the obvious ones:

1945 STARTERS – 70 Year Anniversary – Already organised
1955 Leavers/Starters – 60 Year Anniversary
1965 Leavers/Starters – 50 Year Anniversary
1975 Leavers/Starters – 40 Year Anniversary
1985 Leavers/Starters – 30 Year Anniversary
1990 Leavers/Starters – 25 Year Anniversary – 400th Year
1995 Leavers/Starters – 20 Year Anniversary
2000 Leavers/Starters – 15 Year Anniversary
2005 Leavers/Starters – 10 Year Anniversary
2010 Leavers – 5 Year Anniversary

It is worth noting that in the last couple of years the Old Boys have made a great effort to make the evening more ‘user friendly’ with less speechifying etc. so that you have even more time to socialise with old friends. We think the new format will make for an even better evening for all, and more interesting for the younger OEs who we are also keen to attract. There is also a great bar (real ale) provided by the Eldon House!

Tickets are £42.00 for a really good evening. The menu and further details can be found on:

 I will be running the usual Tour & Tea with Steve Ryan in the afternoon if you are interested, so you can roll this into a day/weekend of activities if you are trying to organise a Year group reunion. Again, details on the website.

Please do your best to attend this or, indeed, any of the other QEH events during the year – you’ll not regret it, I promise.

Best wishes

Andrew (Lewis-Barned)

Development Director


Bristol City Game 3 November – Mini Get-Together

From David Dibb:

Hello chaps,

I’m so glad that our special 50th Anniversary Celebratory day went so well; thanks for your positive feedback.

Our next mini get-together could be at the forthcoming Bristol City v Wolves match on Tuesday 3rd November.
Perhaps meet up before the game around 5.30pm for a pub snack, watch the match and possibly meet up after as well.
However, as there is limited availability this season because of the stadium developments, we wouldn’t be able to sit together and anyone interested would need to get themselves a ticket.
Anyway, let me know if you’re interested and then we can set a venue for a pre-match meal somewhere near the ground.
All good wishes