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Founded in 1888 as the Haberdashers’ Old Boys Club

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his number of OH Notes has to be the “bumper edition to end all bumper editions”! I would earnestly encourage you to give it a good, thorough read – I am sure that you will find much of personal interest. It contains some excellent contributions regarding our Association and affiliated sporting club activities, which all bear witness to the enthusiasm, dedication and esprit de corps running through our broader organisation. I was particularly pleased to see reminiscences from John Lidington ('48 regarding the early days of the OHCC and from Robert Cattle ('57) with memories of Croxdale Road just after WW2. Nigel Alexander gave a fascinating talk on his experiences on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and he has summarised this in an excellent article. By comparison, his recent appearance for the OHRFC Veterans XV on 13th April seems a lot more foolhardy, despite, reportedly, setting a record as the oldest player to appear for the club and playing the full 80 minutes! Many thanks to all those who contributed excellent informative and entertaining material – keep it coming! The OHA Annual Dinner is being held again this year at The Haberdashers’ Hall on 23rd May. However, this is a particularly special occasion – it is a long time since a Headmaster of the School has been our guest speaker, but this is the first time that one of our own occupies this position. So, if you have not signed up already, do not delay! Sadly, a number of our community have passed away since the last edition of OH Notes. John Weiss was a regular and colourful fellowattendee at the Old Lags Lunches. Tony White ran touch-judge for many 2


games in which I played for the OHRFC before the Spanish sun tempted me abroad. I recall Steve Kelly being a regular occupant of a bar stool at Croxdale Road holding forth with some outrageous anecdote or other. I played a few games with Roger Skinner, including a West Country tour, and would never have wished to be in the boots of an opponent facing Roger emerging from a loose ruck – the 1960’s version of Jamie George! All those departed formed part of the incredibly rich tapestry of our community and will be sorely missed. I would like to close by encouraging you all to take the opportunity to visit our excellent refurbished HQ and meet your friends and school-mates – bring the family, too.

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elcome to our first edition of 2019 which has come out at the end of OHRFC’s most successful ever season.

Things are moving on apace with The Association. The new Headmaster at Elstree, Mr Gus Lock, is very rapidly becoming our good friend and ally. It is a pleasure and an honour to be hosting him as our guest speaker at the forthcoming Annual Dinner. The event promises to be its usual bizarre mix of informal formality allied with great food and wine. Please do book your seats whilst there is still availability. This summer promises to be a good one, with the newly captained cricket 1st XI, the promise of some OHA events and the opportunity for all to hire out the clubhouse in Croxdale Road to host your own parties. Please get in touch should you have any queries, for tickets, for the opportunity to hire our clubhouse or for anything else that may be relevant. richard.carlowe@oldhabs.com

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Foreword

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Editorial

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Contacts

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Picture Gallery

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Alderman Robert Hughes-Penney

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Dates For Your Diary

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OHA EVENTS

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Nigel Alexander Sails The World

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Quiz Night

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The 1959 Rowers Reunion

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The Past Presidents Lunch

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Clubhouse Hire

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The School Archive

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The First World War Part Two

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Letters to The Editor

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OBITUARIES

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George Morrison

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John Weiss

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Tony White

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Professor Peter Wallace

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Neville Cooper

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Roger Easterbrook

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David Sutcliffe

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Steven Kelly

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Roger Skinner

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Ed Raw

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John Munday

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REPORTS

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OH Rugby Football Club

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OH Rifle Club

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OH Football Club

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OH Cricket Club

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OH Golf Society

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OH Lodge

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Past Presidents

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OLD HABERDASHERS’ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Colin Blessley colin.blessley@oldhabs.com OHA ADMINISTRATOR, OH NOTES EDITOR & DESIGNER Richard Carlowe richard.carlowe@oldhabs.com Tel 020 8445 6639

CLUB HOUSE Croxdale Road Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 4PY CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS 73 Oak Tree Drive London N20 8QJ WEBSITE www.oldhabs.com

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Old Haberdashers’ Annual Dinner Haberdashers’ Hall Thursday 23rd May

We are honoured to have Gus Lock (‘94), the School's new Headmaster, as our guest speaker. His speech promises to be entertaining as well as fascinating Ticket prices are substantially less than last year and there is a very special price for those under 25. £85 for members, £95 for non members and £70 for all Under 25s. To secure your place please go to www.oldhabs.com/ shop or email admin@oldhabs.com for a booking form 5


Picture Gallery

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Robert Hughes-Penney (‘86) Elected as Alderman of The City of London

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he City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant

and thriving City*, supporting a diverse

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within a globally-successful UK. For administrative purposes the City is divided into 25 Wards and 125 members are elected to represent them at the Court of Common Council , which is the City Corporation’s primary decision-making assembly - each ward elects one Alderman and two or more Common Councilmen, depending on its population, totalling 100 Common Councilmen and 25 Aldermen. In July 2018 Robert was elected as an Alderman in the City of London for the Ward of Cheap (derived from the Old English word for market), which is one of the leading business Wards, encompassing both Cheapside and Gresham Street. 7


In addition to serving on Common Council the 25 Aldermen lead the team of elected Common Councilmen for their Ward, serve on the Court of Aldermen and importantly are the pool of candidates from which the Lord Mayor is selected. So, Aldermen are expected to support and promote the City of London as a world leader in financial and professional services and engage widely with the Civic City to broaden their network and support the Lord Mayor. Also, a duty Alderman attends the Central Criminal Court, on a rota, to promote the role of the Old Bailey in upholding the rule of law. Aldermen are elected at least every six years on a rolling basis and also act as governors and trustees of a variety of schools, hospitals, charitable foundation and trust with connections to the City of London. Robert had been interested in both financial and political life for many years and so serving in elected office in the City provides an opportunity to bring these two aspects of his life together. He says “I have received so much from the City of London: an education at a Livery school; a grant from the Lord Mayor’s 800th anniversary trust for a life- changing mission trip to South America; a stimulating career; and the opportunity to provide for my family. Throughout my career, having received so much, I have sought to give back to the City and help it to grow and prosper. Following the European Union referendum, the next few years will be particularly challenging, but with wisdom borne of centuries of experience I believe the City can remain the world’s leading financial, legal and professional services centre”. *The City of London's contribution to the UK's national income (or Gross Value Added, GVA) is estimated at £49.2bn in 2016 (2.8% of UK's and 12.3% of London's output), while London accounted for £408.5bn or 23.4% of the UK's GVA for 2016. 8


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23rd May 2019

OHA Annual Dinner

Haberdashers' Hall

18th June 2019

Old Lags Lunch

Croxdale Road

20th June 2019

Ladies Lunch

Croxdale Road

21st June 2019

CCF Reunion Dinner

The RAF Club

18th August 2019

OHCC Cricket Tour

Devon

17th September 2019 Old Lags Lunch

Croxdale Road

19th September 2019 Ladies Lunch

Croxdale Road

22nd October 2019

Old Lags Lunch

Croxdale Road

24th October 2019

Ladies Lunch

Croxdale Road

7th November 2019

OHCC Annual Dinner

Lords Cricket Ground

15th November 2109

OHA Supper Quiz

Croxdale Road

3rd December 2019 5th December 2019

Old Lags Christmas Lunch Croxdale Road Ladies Christmas Lunch Croxdale Road

For Further information go to www.oldhabs.com/events or email admin@oldhabs.com

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OHA Events Nigel Alexander (‘71)

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Sailing Around The World Talk 17th March 2019

ne of our irregular but enjoyable ‘Lunch with....’ occasions took place at the Clubhouse on 17th March 2019 when the intrepid Nigel spoke noteless for an hour of his recent experience sailing halfway round the world. Together with a stunning video of the trip he held his audience of over thirty members and guests spellbound and in awe of his accomplishment at the tender age of 65! No occasion would be complete of course without a splendid chilli lunch supplied by Pauline and family. What follows is his own summary of what was indeed a superb talk: I was somewhat surprised to be asked to give a talk at the clubhouse about my participation in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race last year. However it gave me an opportunity to reflect on what has been one of the most significant events of my life. I sailed over 23,000 miles from Australia back to Liverpool and was away for almost seven months. It was the first time that I have ever bought a one-way long distance airline ticket and also meant that I had to apply for a special visa to enter the USA as I was not arriving on a scheduled route! 11


The overriding factor of all of this has been what it takes to work as a team. Apart from our professional skipper we were all amateurs with varying degrees of sailing proficiency and experience. That we gelled so well together, both as a necessity and as a matter of course is remarkable. All the boats in the fleet faced extreme challenges, which you do not come across in everyday life. The fact that our boat, PSP Logistics, was dubbed Team Saga on account of our higher age profile proved the point that determination and tenacity can bring success, but only if the goals are shared and the objectives clear. Our Skipper Matt Mitchell was only 32 years old, but had sailed around the world three times and had over 20 TransAtlantic crossings to his name. A large number of our crew could easily have been his father or even Grandfather but that never became an issue. For the record, we came 5th Overall in the fleet of 11 boats. If you remove bonus points and judge us on pure point to point sailing we were 2 nd overall. Not a bad result. The team had 2 first , 1 second and 2 third places during the total circumnavigation.

Nigel (centre) addressing his watch in the Atlantic

I joined the boat in Airlie Beach, Queensland in January 2018. This was the half way point of the race and the boat and crew had proven to be competitive. Two third places and a second place on the four races that had taken place. They had also overcome the incident of colliding at night 12


with a whale in the South Atlantic which had forced a return to Uruguay for repairs. This resulted in having to accept last place for that leg. For those crew that sailed on from South Africa, it meant that they had only two days rest in Capetown before facing the Southern Ocean. Alongside that a replacement Skipper, Matt, had been brought in. Our core of 8 Round the Worlders, one had also dropped out in Cape Town, had seven new crewmembers to bring up to speed replacing a group that had already proven themselves very capable. I felt those nerves during those early days until we had settled in. And we worked well, getting our First place into Sanya in Southern China. The first time that a Clipper Boat had entered their harbour and we were greeted to a “rock star” welcome – there was some partying by PSP during that stopover. The next race to Qingdao brought us back down to earth with a bang. From the second inshore turning mark to 7.5 miles from the finish line over 16 days we had led the fleet. All the talk was about getting back-toback wins and how we could get an overall podium position and then the boat stopped. We had hit the dreaded wind hole. It took us 12 hours to cross that line in fourth and received a penalty of two further places for pilotage infringements. That was the hardest defeat that I had ever suffered. Although all the crews acknowledged we had out sailed them it proved that we have no control over Mother Nature. In retrospect perhaps we were getting over confident and that slammed us back to reality to face the next leg across the North Pacific to Seattle. It is impossible to adequately describe this magnificent vast ocean. Waves over 20 metres high and hurricane force winds with the boat heeled at 45 degrees for 10 days. With temperatures just above freezing, it was physically, emotionally and mentally a major challenge. It is in these conditions that you forge bonds that will endure. Once more the wind died as we neared the finish line and the remarkable sight of 5 boats within half a mile of each other after 4000 miles of racing, ghosting to the line. Seattle was our return to eating things that “didn’t wobble” and using a knife and fork. The crew changed quite significantly, but now I was part of the establishment. It is a long haul down the West coast of North America, the temperatures soar and the wind can be inconsistent. However the delights of Panama City and the canal transit were worthwhile. We had a lot of work to under13


take during that brief stopover. Spinnakers had been shredded and had to repaired and we were still sorting some damage we had suffered in the Pacific crossing. Nonetheless we got all our work done and we said goodbye to the Pacific and the lock gate opened to our home ocean. The race was started off shore and PSP made a bold decision to tack early and not follow the rest of the fleet. We had become known for taking different decisions and this one paid off. We found the best line through the Caribbean and won that race into New York. What a proud feeling that was sailing up the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty to our berth in New Jersey. Suffice it to say that our celebrations were in full swing by the time the next boat arrived four hours after us! Twelve days and just over 2000 nautical miles the grey hairs had done it again. New York was a great stopover, but as the start date approached we all had the feeling that this was nearing the end of our great adventure. We said goodbye to some crew and welcomed others for the Homecoming Leg. This would be the largest crew we would have, 23. It is both an advantage, insofar as the jobs are shared out more but also the conditions are pretty cramped. Once again we started off shore after a Parade of Sail down the Hudson River past all the iconic landmarks of NYC. No racing in that busy waterway but we had a spectacular send off from around 30 whales that were gathered on our start line some 100 miles out. From a racing point of view we did not do as well as we had hoped, our gamble to stay south with the Gulf Stream was not good enough to counter the fast winds that were found on the Northern track. We still had a good time and great sailing 14


and crossed to Londonderry in just 15 days. That was knocking off over 200 miles per day. Not a bad effort, just that some others went a little bit faster! Our final port of Londonderry welcomed us in great style and despite the underlying tensions of the marching season, our time there was restful and very enjoyable. It was short race down the west coast of Ireland and then back up to Liverpool, which culminated in a sprint race up the Mersey River, in front of massive crowds and the floating block of flats that’s a P&O cruise liner. We came into the tidal dock and then on to our final mooring in the inner Albert Dock in Liverpool. Family and friends were there to greet us, an emotional moment. The last line was tightened and I took my kitbag off the boat for the last time. It was over. Six months that had seen me achieve something I had never thought possible. Thank you to all of you that followed and supported my endeavour. It has been the “Race of my Life”.

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Quiz Night

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Croxdale Road 8th March 2019

everal tables of frowning, pen-chewing and conferring OH & friends gathered again on 8th March for the latest torment from Jim "Inquisitor" Tarpey at the biannual quiz night. Expertly compered by the suave Roger Pidgeon, the evening contained such horrors as... (1) In 1984-5-6, three different songs with the same title made the top 10, two of them were number ones. Their common title? (2) In Scrabble, if you play the letters on blank squares only, which scores most points: jack, queen or king? (3) Clement C Moore created eight; Robert L May created a ninth, and May’s brother-in-law put it to music. What was the ninth? Thankfully there was literal food for thought with a handsome buffet, and prizes galore in the raffle. The scores were tight indeed & only on the final round could regular victors Qwysiwyg once again claim the 1st prize. It will take a fine team to topple them - why not try for yourselves next time?! Answers: (1) The Power of Love (2) Jack (3) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Andrew Tarpey (mail@atarpey.com) 16


The 1959 Rowers Reunion Hammersmith Bridge

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15th March 2019

elieve it or not back in 1959 Habs had a magnificent rowing crew. They made it into the top three in the country in the Schools Head of the River Race. This runs from Chiswick to Putney in the opposite direction to the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. They won the junior events in major Thames Regattas at Chiswick and Twickenham. They won the schools race at Willesden Regatta, but lost in their first outing at Henley. The quality of the crew was augmented by the talents of their coach, John Percy (‘555) and captain, Roger Lansdell (‘59). John had experience of rowing for The Queen’s College, Oxford and Roger had learned the value of circuit training in the United States. We were well prepared over the winter months. The crew was Martin Bradford A Rees Paul Jones Brett Harrison 17 Roger Lansdell


John Acaster Tony Axon Roger Wilby Cox- A Arnold On John Percy’s suggestion Brett Harrison(1960) decided to try and organise a reunion on the Thames at Hammersmith near the Bridge from which the photograph was taken. Five intrepid survivors answered the call and turned up at the Blue Anchor, Upper Mall, Hammersmith on the 15 March. This was the day of the breezy 2019 Schools Head of the River. There were five, four with wives. Tony Axon(1961) was a little late but his excuse was that he came via Spain, leaving his wife behind. Paul Jones (1959) and Roger Lansdell completed the group. John Acaster(1959) sent his regrets as he was giving a talk on Freemasonry in Austria! Nevertheless, we had a great time reminiscing and eating and, of course, drinking. The great difference between our rowing days and those of today was the remarkable number of girl crews on the river. There was a hint of an annual event. Brett Harrison (1959)

Above: Tony Axon who came in from Spain.

L to R: Margaret Lansdell, Brenda Percy, Heather and Paul Jones, Brett Harrison, John Percy, Roger Lansdell and Felicity Harrison 18


The Past Presidents Lunch Croxdale Road 13th April 2019 OHA PRESIDENTS ATTENDING Rodney Jakeman 1982 - 1983 and 1996 - 1997 David James 1984 - 1985 Peter Vacher 1990 – 1991 Tony Alexander 1991 - 1992 John Egan 1992 – 1993 Mike Bovington 1993 – 1994 Harold Couch 2000 – 2001 Alan Phipps 2001 - 2002 David Brown 2002 - 2003 David Heasman2004 – 2005 Alan Newman 2005 – 2008 Jon Corrall 2010 - 2012 Colin Blessley 2012-2015 and 2016 – Date OLD HABERDASHERS’ ASSOCIATION Richard Carlowe – OHA Secretary Roger Llewellyn – Habs Director of Foundation Roger Pidgeon – OHA Social Secretary John Wigley – OHA Treasurer SPORTING CLUB GUESTS Robert Clarke - OH Golf Club Hon Secretary Simon Gelber - OH Cricket Club President Ian McCarthy - OH Rugby Football Club President HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S LODGE Paul Youngman - President

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The School Archive Enriching The Picture Mrs Frankie Drummond-Charig, School Archivist

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ince taking up the post as School Archivist in January 2018, I have been familiarising myself with the School’s collection of records in the process of arranging and cataloguing material; planning assemblies and displays; sending material to be digitised and repackaging it into appropriate storage. Along the way it has struck me just how many of these records have only made it to the archive due to the generosity of past pupils and staff. Whilst many records are passed into the archive after they are no longer required for daily business use (e.g. pupil records), some of the gems of our collections have been donated. An example of these are the photo albums long-serving maths teacher and housemaster Wilf Hewitt passed on after he retired. They span most of his career at Habs (1946-76), capture many of the classes he taught, the last day in Westbere Road before the move to Elstree as well as his involvement with CCF trips with CCF Major D. Hewson. Other notable gems in the archive are the diaries and war records of W R ‘Nobbly’ Tanner (OH 1935) and the photo albums of his good friend W S Max Gurney (OH 1932). As many of you will know Nobbly was the most loyal of OHs. He kept a diary from his first day at school until his death in 1997. He also meticulously kept Wilf Hewitt's Albums of his career at Habs record of matches played with the OHCC and OHRFC – the score, who played, where and when. Every diary entry from his school days begins ‘got up at…’. He was a record-keeper of note but sparing with his words – only noting the facts of the day. However, when reading the entries one after the other, one begins to build a picture of the important aspects of his life and the huge role the School and OHA (then HOBC) played in it. His diaries capture the friendship he 21


enjoyed with Gurney too. Many of the records donated to the archive, although individual’s papers, are all linked by one crucial thing – Haberdashers. As more and more records are donated our picture of the School over the years grows stronger and clearer. The institution it was, how it has changed and what remains the same, as well as the anchor it has been for many friendships, life interests and pursuits is laid bare in the records its members have left behind. Mysteries and stories are solved and told as our collection grows. I would therefore urge you as an Old Haberdasher to consider: what have you kept from your days at Haberdashers that tells something of your time here and what was important to you? Could your photographs, correspondence, exercise books, diaries, certificates, programmes or medals enrich the picture

Pages from Nobbly Tanner's 1931 diary

Photograph in Max Gurney's collection depicting the OHRFC

for future researchers? If you wish to donate archive material, or access the archive to conduct your own research please contact the archivist: archives@habsboys.org.uk

An example of the types of material held in the School Archive

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The First World War. Aftermath and Reckoning Part Two Dr John Wigley Dr John Wigley continues with his recount of the effect of the

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dams’ Grammar School marked the end of the war on 2 December 1918 when the corps’ seventy-nine cadets, commanded by the headmaster, supported by Lts. Johnston and Gill, drew up on the lawn in front of the school, which was decorated for the occasion, to receive the Lucas-Tooth trophy. One Brigadier General, two Colonels and one Major watched the Earl of Powis, the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, inspect the ranks and pin a medal on each cadet’s chest. He “urged those present never to forget the lessons the medals they were now wearing taught: patriotism, discipline and unselfishness.”

Adams’ full list of dead, wounded, decorated and served, showed that forty-four ONs had lost their lives. Seventy-seven had been wounded, some more than once. Forty-six had won awards and decorations, including eleven who had received the Military Cross, five the Croix de Guerre, and four the Military Medal. Eleven had been mentioned in despatches, two of them twice. The most decorated was Capt. E.H. Robinson who was awarded the MC twice as well as the DSO. A total of 362 had served, of whom just over one third were officers, including at least two Lt. Cols., a Major General, and five Majors. (After demobilisation at the end of the war, twenty ONs decided to remain in the Forces and make a career there.) The town of Newport itself celebrated victory on 19 July 1919. The town

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held a Fancy Dress Carnival and Peace Pageant, in which Adams’ took a full part, from Mr. and Mrs. Shuker to four of the smallest boys in the school who, top-hatted and black-coated, mimicked the “Big Four” at the Versailles Peace Conference (Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Orlando and Wilson). On the following Monday the town and school organised firework displays and the school’s windows and clock were festooned with fairy lamps. On 30 July 1919 the Old Novaportan Club held its first post-war AGM. Mr. Shuker said he believed that “the names of those who had nobly given their lives [should be] enshrined forever” so recommended that an obelisk or something similar be erected in front of the school, and that a swimming bath should form part of the memorial. He pledged to subscribe £10 for every £100 raised up to £1000 by ONs. Amidst rising emotion, he explained that he had no children of his own so felt almost as deeply as if he had lost his own sons. Later in the day the ONs held their first post-war annual dinner. The first toast was to “The Old Boys who have served in H.M. Forces” and was followed by several emotional speeches. Lt. Col. Lowe, O.B.E., who had given up his business to go with his sons to serve in the trenches at the Front, and who responded to the toast, spoke movingly of his own experiences, and was received with acclamation. Mr. Shuker responded to the toast “The Old School” and belied his reputation as a fierce disciplinarian with a series of aptly chosen warm words, so the ONs responded with warm applause.

Adams School War Memorial

Adams’ held a Memorial Service on the next day, 31 July 1919, in St. Nicholas’s Parish Church, which was filled with parents, friends and pupils. The service followed a traditional pattern of lesson (“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God”), eloquent sermon (by an ON), stirring hymns (“O God our help in ages past”) and National Anthem. Chopin’s “Funeral March”, Handel’s “Dead March in Saul”, and the Last Post played by a bugler from the corps set a fitting atmosphere as the names of the forty-four ONs who had given their lives for their country 25


were read out. At the end of the service the congregation walked to the nearby school for Speech Day, the first for four years. Mr. Shuker’s attitude had changed. He was triumphant. Britain had beaten off “a most redoubtable and unscrupulous foe” whose aim had been “to make Germany supreme and to reduce the rest of mankind to slaves”. Victory had vindicated Britain’s educational system, for “education is something more than the absorption of facts and the acquiring of knowledge…it is the training of character that is of most account, and that is what…made our system far superior to theirs”. He paid tribute to the forty-four dead, the forty-six who had received awards and the 362 who had served. He said that “The Cadet Corps, enrolled just over four years ago, has done good work, and last year gained the Lucas-Tooth prize and medals, awarded to the best company in the county. All credit for this success must be given to Mr. Gill and Mr. Johnston, who have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to raising the Corps to its present level of efficiency.” Sir Bowen Bowen-Jones, the Chairman of the County Council, who presented the prizes, concurred: “They could feel justly proud of the Cadet Corps. He hoped that their Corps would long continue to flourish and prosper.” Haberdashers’ Hampstead did not hold a formal celebration of the Armistice. The corps continued with its usual activities and in April 1918 sent 100 cadets to Vincent Square for an Inspection of Secondary School Cadets by HRH the Prince of Wales, who had been made Colonel-in-Chief of the Cadet Force to recognise the Force’s contribution to the war. In 1919 Haberdashers’ marked Empire Day as usual in May and on 12 June the corps was inspected by Lt. Col. J.E.K. Studd. The school delayed its celebrations until Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles. On 5 July members of the corps helped to line the route taken by the home-coming march of the London regiments. The school held its Peace Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 16 July, shortly before the official Victory Parade on Saturday 19, when 15,000 members of the armed forces, watched by tens of thousands of grieving but proud civilians, marched through London and past the temporary Cenotaph in Whitehall, the scene of future Armistice and Remembrance Days. 26


Letter To The Editor Living By Croxdale Road

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found the history of the 'Croxdale Rd.' grounds fascinating because I lived adjacent to the grounds in Theobald Street (No. 110). I moved there in 1947 as a 7 year old. The grounds were often my playground as a kid.... I remember scrumping from Jenkins' garden! And, by the way, buying ice cream from Hanson's (John, OH, and Jenkins son-in-law)) shop in the High Street. There was an old aluminium bath (quite big) on the open ground next to my home (OH entrance). That could have been an original bathtub for players, perhaps? A point from me about the groundsman at the time. He was Eric Last. He had wartime served in the RN as a morse operator. He lived there with his wife and son, also Eric, in what must be described as a hut in the grounds. It was to the right as you drove into the club from Croxdale Rd. Except that you did not do that because Croxdale Road did not exist! That road arrived with the new estate - for exLondoners. Eric, the son, was my great friend at the time. I had many egg and chips suppers in the groundsman's home. The bomb craters were still there when I moved there. And I remember all the work going on later to improve the drainage of the ground, and all the changes to the clubhouse over the years. Although I lived so close, my games at Croxdale Road were rare. My skipper, Cooper, lived south of the Thames. I usually turned out to play, would you believe.... south of the river Robert Cattle (‘57) 27


Letter To The Editor OHCC at Croxdale Road

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read with interest in Old Boys Notes Edition 207 the 'Croxley Road Club House - The History' by Dr John Wigley. Much emphasis was rightly given to the OHRFC for the original structure in 1937 and the persons involved, particularly Kenneth Blessley. And following the opening of the ground pavilion extensions in September 1952 the article states 'the day marked the start of a golden forty years .....benefiting from the six associated OH clubs including the cricket club. I was surprised and disappointed the article did not emphasize the major contribution of the cricket club towards that success. But for their formation and the regular use of the ground during the summer months in particular there was no way the ground and club house would have prospered. And the key person responsible - Don Blessley -who was the club's founder, first captain and President. He started the cricket club as a wandering side but adopted Croxdale Road as the club's home ground in 1952 He was ably assisted by George Martin who devoted much of his spare time directing volunteers maintaining and improving the cricket square for several years before we could afford a regular groundsman. Don Blessley was responsible for attracting some,of the finest players in Old Boys cricket at that time: John Stanley, Bill Van-Weede,, John Mussett, Glen Ward, to name but a few. And no history would be complete without the name of 'Nobbly' Tanner who not only acted as scorer and 12th man for every match played by OHCC, devoted the whole of his life to both the OH cricket and rugby clubs. John Lidington (‘48)

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George Morrison (‘52) Died December 2018

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From the eulogy given by Ian Morrison, one of George’s two sons

eorge Dyson Morrison was born on 3rd November 1932 and grew up near Falkirk. His Scottish roots went deep and whenever he met anyone from the Highlands a mysterious accent would emerge. After his family moving to England he won a scholarship to Habs, where he was captain of the school rugby team and was head boy. He also won a scholarship to Oxford and although he did not take a degree spent his national service with the intelligence corps. He worked with several U.K. companies, was responsible for introducing computers into the horse racing industry and, knowing next to nothing about thoroughbreds, his management skills brought him the post of general manager of Weatherbys and then of the Jockey Club of South Africa, where he moved his family in 1976 just days after the Soweto Riots, and revelled in his new job and the mild and sunny climate. He retired at the age of 62 and he and his wife returned to the U.K. to be near his sister and son and daughter-in-law, but then bravely set off for a new life in New Zealand. He loved swimming and surfing, relished rum and raisin ice creams, Old Jamaican chocolates, and kept up the tradition of family Sunday teas and dinners. He had some infuriating habits, including at times mind numbing courtesy, which contrasted with his maniacal driving, but was a model of good values and virtue, was honest and acted with integrity, and his own enjoyment of life enlivened that of others. Sadly, after his wife died George died in spirit and his last few months followed by a rapid deterioration were a tough time for his family, even when 30 sustained by so many happy memories.


John Weiss (‘51) Died November 2018

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Based on an obituary by Gloria Tessler with kind permission of The Jewish Chronicle

ohn Weiss was instantly recognisable at the Old Lags Lunches, invariably sporting his fedora hat, wearing a matching cream suit, charming his companions with his affable manner, and with conversation that ranged from art, to jazz, to the West Indies and beyond. He will be missed. He was descended from East European Jews who fled the pogroms in Eastern Europe in the early 1900’s and who moved to London in the 1930’s. Whilst at Habs he was a gifted pianist, took up the French horn, was a keen photographer, built crystal set radios, and made Henry Moore-style sculptures out of wire and plaster of Paris. He graduated in architecture and town planning at London University and worked for Camden Borough Council but his real love was art and design. By 1971 he headed the Furnishing and Interior Design Department at the London College of Furniture and in 1993 retired as vice principal. That gave him more time for his own work as a silversmith, developing his unique and distinguished style of modern jewellery, which he exhibited at the Barbican Centre and the Mall Galleries. He was proud of the work of his wife of nearly 50 years, Althea McNish, the international, award-winning textile designer. He was immersed in her Trinidad background and appeared with her in a recent Channel 4 film on the Windrush generation. They were generous hosts and their many guests appreciated John’s intellectual depths and his innate consideration and kindness. John was a very special individual, ever enquiring and open to all sorts of interests. We discussed and e-mailed about jazz constantly as he had known the great UK jazz star Vic Feldman at school and Patricia and I visited his Mall Galleries exhibition and saw his work at the Barbican a number of times. It was exquisite. 31


I just liked him a lot – can’t forget the fedora - and I’m very sorry he’s gone – it seems only a short while since he was last at a lunch. He was very proud of his wife and the JC story is illuminating in covering his many accomplishments. He will be missed. Peter Vacher (‘55)

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Tony White (‘46) OH President 81-82 Died December 2018

ony White was a School Prefect, Captain of Calverts House and C.S.M. in the TTC. He was awarded 1st XV colours in 1945 and 1946. He attended the war-time harvest camps at Seal, Lambourn and Great Strefford.

He joined the OHRFC after completing his National service in the Royal Navy in 1949 playing for the 1st and A XVs. His playing days were cut short by injury but kept his interest by touch judging for the 1st XV. He was Hon. Secretary for 15 years and President in 1970-72. He was President of the OHA in 1981-2. He represented the OHRFC on the Middlesex County RFU Committee from 1972 and was Hon. Treasurer from 1976 to 1991 being elected a Life Vice President in 1989. After retiring from HM Customs and Excise as a Surveyor in 1988 he moved to Bradford on Avon in 1993. Tony leaves his wife, Valerie, with whom he celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in June 2011, and two daughters and six grandchildren. His wife and daughters are Old Haberdashers from the Acton Girls School. Roger Walters (‘69) remembers: I played rugby for OH from 1968 to 1983 and Tony was a huge part of the club during many of those years both as Secretary and President. To some extent it is only in retrospect that I have appreciated how much he did and how important his contribution was. At the time, and as a young man myself, Tony was at Croxdale Road on a Saturday, gave the referee a well earned drink as he left the field, telephoned the result of the match and often looked worried! As the years have

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passed, and through my work as a teacher and my continuing attachment to the club, I can fully appreciate what he actually did and understand how crucial it was to the everyday running of the club. Others may have performed with skill on the field, but often fleetingly, whereas Tony was an ever present for so many years and I know that those who are still close to the club today will both remember Tony and appreciate what he did. I should also praise his vast contribution to the success of the Middlesex Sevens and the Old Boys Tournaments. I first went to the Sevens at Twickenham when I was less than 10 and certainly did not appreciate anything about the behind the scenes involvement of people like Tony. I continued to attend the Sevens for the next 30 years and I would guess that he was involved throughout most of that time. Again it is often in retrospect that the full understanding and appreciation of what he did is evident. One small incident on Easter Tour again shows the role and importance of men like Tony. I was not playing but watching a tight match against Bridgewater which OH could have won, which did not happen often, if ever, in my experience and I thought that the referee had made a number of decisions which altered the course and result of the match. As the final whistle blew I ventured on to the pitch and started to explain to the referee exactly what I thought about his performance. Very quickly, Tony intervened, led me quietly off the pitch and apologised o the referee. Players come and go, but rugby clubs like Old Haberdashers’ simply would not exist without people like Tony White.

Prof Wallace Peters (‘42) Died December 2018

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With thanks to the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

rofessor Wallace Peters died in late December, aged 94. After Habs he went to Cambridge University and in 1947 graduated in medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He then joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, was posted to West Africa and gained experience that made him well-suited to a post with the World Health 33


Organisation in Liberia, as entomologist to the malaria programme, and in 1955 to a WHO post in Papua New Guinea. In 1966 he was appointed Professor at the Liverpool Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in 1979 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and became Head of the Department of Protozoology from which he retired in 1989. He spent some time working in Saudi Arabia and it is rumoured that, even many years after his retirement, members of the Saudi Royal family travelled to London to consult him. He was a Fellow of the royal College of Physicians, President of the British Society for Parasitology (1974-76) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1987-89). He authored over 600 scientific papers and books, some pf the latter seminal texts. He won many awards, including Germany’s Rudolph Leukart Medal (1980), Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal International Prize for Medicine (1983) and the Joseph Augustine Le Prince Medal for his work on malaria (1994). Wallace Peters leaves a legacy of scientific work rarely matched. His own reflections on his life and work may be read in his book “Four Passions – Conversations with Myself.”

Neville Cooper (‘55) Died January 2019 Remembered By John Jeffers (‘54)

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eville was a qualified electrician by trade and took over his father’s business in the early 1970’s. In retirement he lived in Berkhamsted from where he followed the fortunes of Charlton Athletic. His other interest was horse racing: he was the part owner of a horse that lost more times than it won. He was a kind and thoughtful man who epitomised the term “gentleman” and was admired and loved by his many friends. He died on January 2nd after a battle with cancer and was interred at Edgwarebury on January 6th 34


Neville is mourned by his wife, Linda, sons Jonathan and Anthony, his daughter in law, and his four grandchildren.

Roger Easterbrook (‘53) Died February 2019

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oger left the school in 1953. He like many of us from the same year joined OHRFC and was vice-captain of the 1st XV when Marshall Lumsden was Captain. He had a successful business career with Kodak where he became general manager of the Distribution Division and took early retirement to take care of his wife. He had been ill with dementia for many years.

David A Sutcliffe (‘57) Died March 2019

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avid was born on 20 April 1940. He was in the RAF Section at School and left to become an apprentice at de Havillands, playing rugby for 4 years for OHRFC, before moving to Newton Abbot, where he was 1st XV Hooker for the town’s RFC. He then moved on to the Bell Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, New York State, where his design skills were used to help build the Lunar Module used in Apollo Missions. He became a U.S. citizen and retired to Wildwood in Florida. A wonderful husband and farther, he died there on 1 March 2019. David is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Patricia, by his sons Robert and Gavin and by two grandsons. 35


Steven Kelly (OHRFC) Died March 2019

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Paddy Hughes ('84) With special thanks to Paul Kelly

nother magentaman has departed too soon to that clubhouse in the sky. Our friend and honorary Old Haberdasher, Steven Kelly was not only a proud husband (to Jenny) and father (to Paul and Hannah), but also had rugby ingrained in his veins for much of his life He was born and grew up in Wembley and it was at Wembley High School that he was first introduced to the great game. His PE teacher was also a coach at Wasps and Steve along with a few others were invited to attend training sessions. He made a number of appearances for Wasps Colts and on occasion for the 3rd and 4th XV at openside flanker. Being the amateur era, work overtook rugby for a short time, but it was not long before Steve started to play at Rosslyn Park, turning out for the youth teams and reserves. At this time Park boasted the likes of England and Lions Andy Ripley as well as the keen support of one Oliver Reed, a particular hero of Steve's. An especially impressive stat was when Steve featured on the bench vs. Harlequins at the old Twickenham - he may not have got onto the pitch, but made full use of HQ's bathing facilities! Further game time was garnered at Sudbury Court and Watford as Steve opted for more local teams and having morphed into a more than solid loosehead prop It was when he was based in Bushey that Steve met his wife, Jenny and in 1991 his rugby life took on the distinct Blue White & Magenta hue. It will be of little surprise to the many who knew him that Steve was "recruited" at that renowned local establishment, The Swan. In the words of his son Paul: "There was only one club that Dad loved and that was the OH. 'I wish I had played there in my early years' I heard him recount numerous times. For Dad, OH was more than just a rugby club; it was a family, a mindset and a support network. Not known for being an emotional man, 36


Steve felt sincerely touched to be invited to a networking event by Martin Baker, who labelled him an 'honorary OH'. Dad was always impressed that no matter how many years had passed, the kit had changed (and in some cases got a bit tighter!), or the faces of the players differed, they always played in the same emphatic style. Irrespective of Dad's playing career, it almost seems irrelevant, as in the end, the stories and memories he shared with those at OH were what mattered to him and the ones he recounted the most" Steve Kelly was not only a loyal player for Old Habs, representing the 1XV, 2XV and AXV in his time, but also a huge supporter of and servant to the club at large In his role as Fitness Coach - yes he did once, briefly hold that office! Steve brought military style training to Croxdale Road with the famous Sandhurst "log run", so in his own way was probably almost wholly responsible for Old Habs subsequent "no training" policy! Steve’s use of rhyming slang was legendary. On one such occasion he was regaling us with one of his stories with a fair degree of said slang. We were all following him (just!) when he used "mop and bucket". One by one his assembled audience came up blank, not being able to establish exactly what his angle was...until Steve confirmed, he actually meant he’d used a mop and bucket! In his own special way it added gravitas to what he was saying. I can’t see a mop and bucket now without a wry chuckle. A regular luncher and touchline supporter, Steve was also a dedicated tourist. However he was never one to stand in the limelight. One of his last acts was being involved in the clubhouse refurb, but in his own special way he was happy to do this below the parapet. The fact Steve is buried in his beloved OH blazer with his Toulon tour beret and Dam Rotters tour jersey by his side speaks volumes for his feelings towards Old Haberdashers. A true Magentaman. God speed, Steve and RIP

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Roger Skinner (‘63) Died April 2019

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oger joined Haberdashers' from Mercers' School in the fourth form after it had closed down. Upon leaving Elstree in 1963 he played one full season for OHRFC before joining Wasps where he was a regular 1st team player from the 60s and 70s (even turning out for Wasps on his honeymoon!), the Club's Keeper of records (with a keen eye for accuracy, often keeping Wasps' AGM on the right track), a Middlesex CRFU rep & much, much more besides. During his time at Wasps he would play the odd game for OHRFC including tour attendance if time allowed it. Off the field, Roger was in the management department at St George's Hospital on Hyde Park Corner and he and his wife, Margaret, have been key members of Wasps Society of Devoted Supporters annual fundraiserfor many years - Roger as Master of Ceremonies and Margaret organising an ever expanding raffle. Rob Newton, Wasps Former Players' Admin, added, "For me personally, Wellies was a good mate and we played rugby for many years. He was a great Nomad and Easter tourist and was renowned for his reverse pass which didn't actually go to anyone in particular but went far enough for one of us to actually latch onto it. He was a fairly good hooker with his feet but a much better one using his head! We are all going to miss the opportunity to dunk his tie in his beer glass. Over the years he was never quick enough to stop us. Wellies, we will all miss you mate.

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Ed Raw (‘71) Died May 2018

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With thanks to Ed’s brother Michael (‘73) d Raw (1964-71) died peacefully in the Bristol Royal Infirmary on 22nd May 2018 after several months of failing health and vitality. He was unmarried.

Ed was a loyal member of Calverts House, a quietly enthusiastic member of several school societies and a keen sportsman of the Corinthian type. In the sixth form he became a committed student of Geology and Geography and studied the latter at Bristol University. After graduating in 1974 he became increasingly involved in the alternative cultures that thrived in Bristol’s vibrant and open-minded environment. He re-trained as a carpenter-joiner, campaigned for cycle lanes, promoted recreational areas for children, gave health and safety courses and was a volunteer helper at Bristol’s Crisis at Christmas Shelter. He was a great traveller, an unassuming, gentle, tolerant person. Ed will be deeply missed by his many friends, particularly those in Bristol who supported him faithfully in his final illness.

John Munday (‘55) Died March 2019 Courtesy of Peter Vacher (‘55)

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ohn Linden Munday was a member of the school CCF’s RAF Section and served three years in the RAF itself. He then spent most of his business life with the National cash register company, which he joined at the start of the computer age and became an expert in all 39


In a parallel career, he was an active musician who played the piano well and then took up drums, first performing with the Apex Stompers, a traditional jazz group finded at the school, and eventually playing in support of jazz stars like Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyttleton. After a spell living abroad, John returned to England and attended the Old Lags Lunches, reuniting with others of the ’55 generation. He remained hugely enthusiastic about jazz, continuing to play. His marital affairs were complex. He is survived by his first and his second wives, Toni and Angellike, and by his and Toni’s two daughters. Jean and Sally, and their families. Some years ago John had survived cancer but it returned and he died quite suddenly on 9 March this year. Fellow jazz band members and 1955 leavers, Ian Powell and Peter Vacher, attended his funeral, as did Adrian Chubbe, a 1976 OH and family friend. The lively wake hosted by his daughter Jane Steel and her husband was thronged with friends and family and lasted into the early hours.

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OH Rugby Football Club

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hat a season! OH rugby has certainly shone in 2019. The 1XV came into the new year on the back of a good run and despite a blip in form rallied into the final weeks. The last two matches of the season really defined what OHRFC has set out to achieve. Firstly against the runaway league leaders, the chaps dug in and came away with a try bonus point (as well as scoring more than any team has managed in this fixture), which was to prove crucial. The final match was exhibition stuff and ensured a 4th place finish in London 1 North (Level 6), representing the best final league placing in OHRFC's history. The AXV/2XV fortunes have been slightly more mixed with injuries and non-availability again hampering consistency. A mid-table finish in 41


Middlesex Merit 1 actually doesn't tell the full story of some thumping performances since the turn of the year. Many new recruits bodes well for next season. From the social side, OHRFC has been making the most of its splendid new surroundings at the refurb'd Fortress, Croxdale Road. Many post-match events, including the traditional End of Season dinner and four Past Players' Lunches (including one dedicated to the AXV/2XV) have been tremendously well supported. This only goes to underline the true mantra of Old Haberdashers' rugby - we play hard and play to win, but enjoyment is paramount if we are to retain our (now legendary) "we don't train" and truly amateur ethos. On a more sombre note, we lost another magentaman too soon in March. Steve Kelly, an honorary Old Habs played for many years across the both 1XV and AXV/2XV. He was a committed partaker on the social side and a dedicated tourist. He was also very involved in the clubhouse refurb, but in his own special way was happy to do this below the parapet. God speed, Steve and RIP Onwards and upwards the mighty Blue White & Magenta! Paddy Hughes ('84) OHA Committee member & OHRFC Lunch Monitor

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London North 1 Final Table. OHRFC’s highest ever finish

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OH Rifle Club

he Rifle Club held its first practice shoot on 24th March. This was a preparation day for the start of the new season and was well attended. The Hertfordshire Clubs Teams match was a fortnight later and we fielded a team of six, though without a great deal of success. First round of the London & Middlesex league was the following Sunday and sadly we were only able to field one team, which was placed third out of eight. The next round is in mid-May. We are always looking for new members to come and shoot and under the present UK regulations we have to have formal ‘Open Days’ for beginners. At present there are two dates in this year’s programme which would suit an introductory shoot by OH. These are: Sunday 23rd June, shooting at 200 yards in the morning & 500 p.m. Sunday 16th September 300y in the morning and 500 yards p.m. Costs for this are minimal, to cover a share of the target and marker fees, temporary membership and the ammunition (at 90 pence per bang). Hence the likely cost for one shoot in the morning and one in the afternoon would be in the order of £60. 43

The highlight of the club year is the Schools Veterans Match which is held


mid-week at the beginning of the National Target Rifle Championships. This year it is being held on Wednesday 17th July, starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the annual dinner at the London and Middlesex clubhouse. We aim to enter two or more teams of five shooters. It is classed as a ‘guest day’, so those who are not regular shooters are welcome to come and have a go under expert one-to-one coaching by a regular shooter. Those who don’t want to shoot can come along for a natter & the dinner afterwards. Anyone interested in a practice shoot, or the Veterans day should contact me at rwinney@compuserve.com or by phone: 01442 872 516.

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hilst OHFC returned home to play games on the exquisite pitches at HABS, the results did not quite match the picturesque playing surface. After a tough start, the second half of the season was certainly brighter, with strong wins against Eastbourne, Bancrofts and Ampleforth – but even those couldn't save us from relegation. It was a season of great turnover, not only did we change home ground but had over 40 Old Haberdashers turning out for OHFC, including 10 Old Haberdashers making their debuts for the club. The team is looking at building on this and putting out a more regular, high quality and youthful squad for the 2019-20 season. Anyone interested in playing for OHFC (and back at HABS) please contact 44 OHFCfixtures@gmail.com or joseph.stolerman@twobirds.com


OH Cricket Club Results 2018

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OH Cricket Club Fixtures 2019

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OH Golf Society

aving just read last year’s Newsletter I’m struck by how the 2018 season was remarkably similar to that of 2017. “Spectacularly average, but we maintained an enviable level of consistency….unfortunately, the level was lower than we would have liked but we did maintain it throughout”. Apart from enjoying our “Matches and Meetings” our second objective is once again to increase the number of playing members so that we can ease the selection process, increase the competition and try and reestablish the OHGS as a thriving group of golfers who like playing our handful of matches each year. Please don’t hesitate to contact your golfing friends and old School mates and bring them along to one of our meetings to test the waters. Last year the Dr Alan Morris Matchplay Championship didn’t take place but I’m pleased to announce that it’s back for 2019 and Peter Marsh, the current champion, is defending his trophy. Finally, we are considering a “Mini Tour” to Kent later in the year if there is sufficient support. It’s likely to be one night and two days. When you complete your availability please let us know if you are interested. Please email robertc.clarke@btopenworld.com for further information.

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OH Lodge (No. 3362)

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he Haberdashers' Aske's School and Freemasonry have enjoyed a long and distinguished association over many years. The Haberdashers' Aske's Lodge is now in its 111th year.

The Lodge has a very special, friendly, Haberdashers’ feel with a significant number of the Brethren of the Lodge being Old Boys, but this is not prerequisite to becoming a member. We have members representing the recent and not so recent eras of the school’s past. The Lodge is a thriving Lodge with nearly a quarter of all the Old Haberdashers who are members having left the School in 2000s. The longest serving lodge member, David Wolff, was at the school in the 1930s and we have members from nearly all the decades in between. It is of note that David celebrated his 96th birthday last year and in March 2018, had been a member of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Lodge for 70 years! We meet four times a year on a Saturday at the prestigious Freemason's Hall in London and enjoy friendship and goodwill in a delightfully relaxed Habs style, with dinner at the conclusion of our meetings. 48


Many of our members live in London and the Home Counties whilst others travel to our meetings from as far away as Norfolk, Devon, France and Switzerland. We have a healthy tradition of reciprocal visits between our Lodge and many other Freemasons' Lodges, which enriches the experience of our Lodge meetings and provides the opportunity to forge new friendships. Our charitable activities continue and in recent years we have donated our charitable collections to assist in buying the second Air Ambulance for London and, most recently, to aid in the £2.5 million purchase of two extended height aerial vehicles for London’s Fire Brigade. We hold an annual “family and friends” lunch at the school, enjoying the benefits of the excellent dining and surroundings. This year we will be holding this on 15th September 2019 and we would be delighted to welcome any Old Boys or their friends who are interested in meeting us to see what we are all about. Further details of the Lodge, our activities and the luncheon can be obtained from our Secretary, Rishi Loatey (‘94) at habslodgesec@gmail.com or please visit our website at www.haberdashersaskeslodge.com

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Past Presidents 1888-93 R.W. HINTON

1934-35 L.P. BATSON

1976-77 L.F. BROWN

1893-96 W.J. JONES

1935-36 J.E.G. MOODY

1977-78 J.A.R. BEAUMONT

1896-97 W.C. WITT

1936-37 P.G. MACDONALD

1978-79 B.H. MCGOWAN

1897-98 S. PHILLIPS

1937-38 D.L.I. EVANS

1979-80 P.J. STEVENSON

1898-99 A.S.K. SCARF

1938-45 L.J. GOOCH

1980-81 A.G. BUCHANAN

1899-1900 W.H. BARKER

1945-46 H. NORMAN

1981-82 A.T. WHITE

1900-01 H.K. SELMAN

1946-47 W.R. CLEMENS

1982-83 C.R.B. JAKEMAN

1901-02 H.G. DOWNER

1947-48 W.H. CROSSMAN

1983-84 D.A. JAMES

1902-03 C.E. NEWBEGIN

1948-49 F.H. YALE

1984-85 B.A. GOODMAN

1903-04 H.M. WAYNFORTH

1949-50 A.G. JENKINS

1985-86 G.T. WHEAL

1904-05 J.H. TOWNEND

1950-51 DR T.W. TAYLOR

1986-87 J.G. STAGG

1905-06 H.A. HARMER

1951-52 A.N. BONWICK

1987-88 P. ALTERMAN

1906-07 W.A. LYTHABY

1952-53 S.H. BEAN

1988-89 N. FORSYTH

1907-08 G.J. FREEMAN

1953-54 S.E. PHILLIPS

1989-90 A.F. COOPER

1908-09 H.F. BROOKS

1954-55 T.N. MCEVOY

1990-91 P.J.S. VACHER

1909-10 V.J. MOULDER

1955-56 G. BATCHELOR

1991-92 A.J.S. ALEXANDER

1910-11 E.J.G. SMEE

1956-57 P.C. BROOKER

1992-93 P.J. EGAN

1911-12 C.J.L. WAGSTAFF

1957-58 G.G. LLOYD

1993-94 M.J. BOVINGTON

1912-13 W. PADDOCK

1958-59 F.A. JACKMAN

1994-95 A.K. DAWSON

1913-18 W.C. BRETT

1959-60 L.J. MILLER

1995-96 R.M. KIPPS

1918-19 W. PADDOCK

1960-61 REV. A.M. MANN

1996-97 C.R.B. JAKEMAN

1919-20 H.B.P. HUMPHRIES

1961-62 C.G. GARDNER

1997-98 J.R. WHITTENBURY

1920-21 REV. F.J. KEMP

1962-63 K.H. BLESSLEY

1998-99 A.E. MORRIS

1921-22 REV. W.H. BRAINE

1963-64 M.J. JACKMAN

1999-00 A.M. NEWTON

1922-23 K. MCMILLAN

1964-65 J.B. BLOWFELD

2000-01 H.E. COUCH

1923-24 J.N. GREEN

1965-66 D.A. BLESSLEY

2001-02 A.J. PHIPPS

1924-25 H. PARKER

1966-67 D.W. WELLS

2002-03 D.J. BROWN

1925-26 H.H. CHAPLIN

1967-68 E. CINNAMON

2003-04 G.J. MACFARLANE

1926-27 S.H. NORTON

1968-69 J.S. ALEXANDER

2004-05 D.J. HEASMAN

1927-28 G.C LUNDBERG

1969-70 E.T. PURCELL

2005-08 A.P.S. NEWMAN

1928-29 H.E. DULCKEN

1970-71 N.A.H. JAMES

2008-10 H.A. HYMAN

1929-30 L.J. HASKINS

1971-72 E.H. AMSTEIN

2010-12 J.A. CORRALL

1930-31 A.C. MANN

1972-73 R.A. BENGE

2012-15 C.P. BLESSLEY

1931-32 S.E. WAVELL

1973-74 P. ALTERMAN

2015-16 M.S. BAKER

1932-33 W.F. SERBY

1974-75 C.J. ROBINSON

2016 - C.P. BLESSLEY

1933-34 J. LUCAS

1975-76 D.G. KENWARD

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2019's First edition of the Old Haberdashers' Association Magazine

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