Autumn OHiL Annual Lunch & Leavers of 1955 reunion
We held our final informal reunion of the year at Doggett’s Coat & Badge, Blackfriars, SE1 on Thursday 22nd October 2015 which was attended by 43 OHs, 1 former teacher and 5 guests. This lunchtime event represented the tenth time we’ve staged a meeting at this particular pub during the autumn period. Over half of the members present this time were from the 1950’s era, with 14 having joined HCS during the previous decade. We were delighted however to welcome 3 gentlemen from the 1970’s, two of whom were attending this their first OHiL casual gathering. They agreed to persuade more of their contemporaries to come along to the next lunchtime event.(*) Also present was one OH from the 1980’s, whereas the youngest only left HCS just before the start of the new Millennium.A nonagenarian.We were pleased to see the return of former language master Alan J. Moorse BA., Cantab, who was accompanied again by his wife Anne. This is the third time he has attended an OHiL event in as many years. AJM taught at HCS for nearly 11 years and was a Housemaster in School House. He left in 1963 to take up another teaching post at the (1) Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover, Kent. We were told that Alan reached the lofty age of 90 earlier in the year so there was something to celebrate at this reunion.Leavers AnniversarySpeaking of dates and anniversaries, there were at least five members present who left HCS for the last time in 1955, hence this became a kind of significant year for them to mark the occasion on which they became Old Herefordians for the first time sixty years ago!(*) Members and their guests who would like to join us at the next casual pub gathering here in Town, we shall be returning to this riverside ale house on THURSDAY 19th MAY 2016.