A Celebration and a Wake

"19th July 2008 will long be remembered by the more than 200 members, including families, who attended the celebration of 150 years since the school was founded and 25 years since it was demolished. A memorable day, well organised by President Peter Bonner and those of the committee more able-bodied than myself, I know many will join with me in thanking the organisers for this occasion. I would apologise if I have not taken pictures of everybody there, but, regrettably, it is somewhat difficult to manage a walking stick and a camera - I am indebted to my son for the excellent pictures which he sent me, all of which are prefaced "190708". Thanks, also, to everyone who greeted me so warmly and I look forward to seeing you at future events. As always, click on the image for a larger version, and then use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page. I do have larger versions of the pictures if anyone is interested, and can email them to you. Any queries or observations to me - may I suggest that you use the feedback page. If you would like a copy of any picture, please make a note of the file name. Please note that I have not assigned any particular order to the photos, other than the alphabetic order of the file names. Since preparing the above and putting them n the website, I have received more pictures from Tim Westbrook and yet more from Tony Mash, for which I am duly grateful, which I have added at the end of the page - these include the unveiling of the dummy plaque in Bolt Court; the final ceramic one will be installed in October 2008. Due to space restriction, the number of places at the installation ceremony were strictly limited. For anyone wishing to visit Bolt Court in the future, it is on the north side of Fleet Street, and is about 20 yards to the west of The Olde Cheshire Cheese."


by Tony Reeve

As a tribute to him we intend to leave his prose unaltered.