Bristol and West of England
The Bristol and West of England Branch of the Society held its 66th annual dinner at The Ship Inn, Alveston, on June 5th 2015. There were 27 Members and partners present. The dinner was obviously held at a difficult time with the closure of the school announced and a number of initiatives to secure the, or, more plausibly, a future for the school under discrete discussion. We were glad to welcome the Headmaster, the President of the OSB Society and the Secretary/Treasurer and these took part in a question and answer session after the meal. In a developing situation only a snap-shot of the then current state of play could be provided, but this was greatly welcomed by all present. The school may be having its problems, but those of us who enjoy the privilege of having been at St Bees remain faithful and the Branch certainly plans to meet for a 67th annual dinner next year and, I hope, many more thereafter.
Those present were: Bill Affleck (SH 45-51) & Joyce, Gerry Beighton (FS 48-52) & Maggie, Sue Chambers (Friend - Father G 24-27), Michelle Crowe (L 89-94), James Davies (Headmaster), Richard Glenday (SH 59-64) & Dorothy, John Holden (F 59-63), Steve Lees (G 56-62) & Lesley, David Lord (SH 60-65) & Fiona, Alec MacCaig (FS 42-46) & Mary, Ian MacPherson (F 45-47) & Sally, Michael Poole (SH 60-63), Chris Tetley (FS 63-67), Dacre Watson (SH 46-62) & Ann, Anthony Wills (F 60-64) & Joanna
and Stuart Withnall (G 58-63).