St Beghians’ Day
Saturday, 13th September 2014
The Annual General meeting of the Society, the minutes of which can be seen by clicking here, was followed by a service in the school chapel during which a new altar cloth, given by the Cotes family in memory of A. A.‘Tony’ Cotes (M 59-90), was dedicated. An Address was given by The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Todd (G/AC 72-79). Tributes were also paid to former Headmaster Geoffrey Lees (HM 63-80) and to David Lyall (M 52-91). The refurbished chapel organ, part of the cost of which was contributed by George Robson (FN 57-64), was played by the Headmaster. Please click here to see photographs.
Lunch was then taken, and in the afternoon visitors gathered on the Crease in front of the cricket pavilion for a ceremony in which that building was officially designated the ‘Geoffrey Lees Pavilion’ by Joan Lees, who had travelled from Sussex especially for the occasion.
A number of golf matches also took place with the results as follows: OSBs nine-hole Individual Stableford – 1st Robert Watson (SH 03-10), joint 2nd Rickie Bewsher (G 03-10), Josh Oldham (SH 06-11), and Ethan Spedding (G 05-10). A similar format team event was won by Rickie Bewsher, Josh Oldham, Rory Bain (current pupil) and Tom Wright (current pupil).
The afternoon’s events were concluded with tea in the Salad Room.
Photos from the day may be seen by clicking the following links: Batch 1, Batch 2, Batch 3 and Batch 4.