29/03/2012
OH in London Spring Lunch
DAUGHTER OF WWII VETERAN & FORMER HCS HEADMASTER ATTENDS LUNCH AS GUEST

We were very pleased to welcome this time as special guest Mrs Patricia Brittain ( nee Hopewell ) being the daughter of former Headmaster Jack Hopewell ( OH 1908 – 1911 then HM 1945 – 1956 )

Last summer, to mark the 100th anniversary of schoolboy Jack Hopewell having broken an athletics record for the 100yards in 1911, Patricia presented to the School a special silver trophy commemorating her father Jacks’ sporting achievement. The Cup, to be known as the Hopewell 100 Metres, has been specially engraved with his name thereon and will be presented annually on Speech Day to the male student achieving the fastest time in the 100m event for that year. A F J Hopewell, MA., had already served King & Country at Gallipoli during the Great War then saw active service during WWII as an infantry officer. On becoming wounded he was repatriated before hostilities ended in Europe in 1945. Having come down from Oxford before the war where he gained a degree from Queens’ College, Jack trained as a teacher. Thus, after being de-mobbed and having recovered from his injuries, Mr Hopewell ( or Hoppy as we boys from the 1940’s/ 1950’s era affectionately knew him) had finally returned to his old school by being appointed Headmaster in 1945

Anyway, Trish was glad to have had the opportunity to join we OHs for lunch and to recall all the happy memories she treasured as a young girl occupying No.1 Castle Street with her father. Those of us who in turn remember her with her dog Trigger, were equally delighted to relate to Trish our own recollections of HCS and that of her dad.

Because of the exceptionally warm weather for the time of year, we were able amid the sunshine to enjoy panoramic views across the river to St. Pauls Cathedral and the City skyline beyond.



OLD HEREFORDIANS’ CLUB

Ray Follis., DFC ( OH 1935 – 1940 ) It’s also worth mentioning here that we OHs were pleased to welcome Mr Michael Follis, 2nd son of the late Rev. Ray Follis to this event. Although MF is not an Old Herefordian himself, he was happy to represent his father. That’s because Ray, before he died only in January 2012 aged 93, had planned to attend our casual buffet luncheon himself last November. Owing to his deteriorating condition though, he sadly had to decline the invitation at the last hour.

The 31 guests who attended this function were as follows :-



David Bland East 1946 – 1951 Sussex

Peter Broome West 1955 – 1962 Suffolk

Peter Carter School 1945 – 1949 Kent

Martin Clarke West 1951 – 1955 Essex

Timothy Conning Cornwall 1977 – 1984 Lincolnshire

Peter Davies School 1943 – 1946 London

Jan Daybell School 1950 – 1958 Gloucestershire

Keith Evans West 1951 – 1954 Sussex

Peter Fairman-Bourn Deanery 1952 – 1959 Surrey

Peter Garland School 1955 – 1959 Sussex

Alan Gooch School 1944 – 1949 London

Howard Griffiths School 1957 – 1962 Oxfordshire

Ian Harwood School 1953 – 1960 Surrey

Ian Jones School 1955 – 1962 Staffordshire

Michael Kedge Deanery 1956 – 1961 Middlesex

Kenneth Masters School 1945 – 1951 Norfolk

Michael Moreton West 1942 – 1949 Surrey

Carl Murray West 1948 – 1955 Essex

Michael Norman Deanery 1956 – 1963 Kent

Pugh Phillips School 1956 – 1962 Staffordshire

John Pound School 1956 – 1959 Devon

David Rattue West 1942 – 1947 Berkshire

Roger Ridler East 1951 – 1956 Oxfordshire

Keith Rippin Deanery 1951 – 1959 Bath, Avon

John Scally School 1956 – 1962 Lincolnshire

Barton Taylor School 1956 – 1963 London & France

Derek Wintle West 1948 – 1954 Somerset



OTHER GUESTS:-

Patricia Brittain Daughter of former Headmaster Jack Hopewell ( OH 1908 – 1911 )

Yvonne Carter Wife of Peter C

Claire Morgan-Jones School Development Director

Michael Follis 2nd son of the late Rev. Ray Follis DFC ( OH 1935 – 1940 )



Anyone wishing to find out more about OHiL and our regular gatherings in The Capital can now visit our own website www.ohil.org.uk. Alternatively, please contact Peter Fairman-Bourn for more details about the next riverside reunion.

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Group shot taken on terrace showing Dome of St Paul’s as backdrop with the ‘Gherkin’ building to the right skyline.
Group shot taken on terrace showing Dome of St Paul’s as backdrop with the ‘Gherkin’ building to the right skyline.
L to R: Kenneth Masters (spectacles); Claire Morgan-Jones; Peter Carter; Derek Wintle.
L to R: Kenneth Masters (spectacles); Claire Morgan-Jones; Peter Carter; Derek Wintle.
Special guest Michael Follis flanked by Mike Moreton (L) and David Bland.
Special guest Michael Follis flanked by Mike Moreton (L) and David Bland.
The assembled gathering
The assembled gathering
Michael P. Moreton (80) closely examining old photographs.
Michael P. Moreton (80) closely examining old photographs.
L to R Keith Evans; Mike Norman; Peter Garland; John Pound
L to R Keith Evans; Mike Norman; Peter Garland; John Pound
Peter Broome with Howard Griffiths.
Peter Broome with Howard Griffiths.
Peter Garland
Peter Garland
L to R: Mik Kedge; Pugh Phillips; Mike Norman(back to camera); Peter Garland.
L to R: Mik Kedge; Pugh Phillips; Mike Norman(back to camera); Peter Garland.
David Rattue (West House 1942 to 1947)
David Rattue (West House 1942 to 1947)
In foreground: Serious discussion between Pugh Phillips (L) & Tommy Taylor about an Inter-House rugby match Deanery v. School in 1960!
In foreground: Serious discussion between Pugh Phillips (L) & Tommy Taylor about an Inter-House rugby match Deanery v. School in 1960!
Special guest Michael Follis flanked by Mike Moreton (L) and David Bland.
Special guest Michael Follis flanked by Mike Moreton (L) and David Bland.
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