24/04/2012
OH Annual London Dinner
Alternative Riverside venue proves to be a success

As a change from The East India Club, organiser Claire Morgan-Jones booked a table at a riverside restaurant called NORTHBANK. As the name suggests, the restaurant is ideally situated by the side of the Thames, just beneath and downriver from the Millennium Bridge with commanding views across to TATE Modern and The Globe Theatre.

There were a total of 14 diners made up of 10 OHs, 2 wives, HCJS Head Tim Wheeler and Claire Morgan-Jones. Dining from the A La Carte menu provided a choice of four starters, followed by a selection of main course dishes, one of which consisted of Hereford Beef & Onion Casserole with Spring Leeks and Cornish New Potatoes.

The evening started with Champagne at the bar before we all sat down to enjoy our meal at a carefully laid out table. Each place-setting contained a number of School DVD’s plus a copy of the Spring edition of ‘Blue & Gold’. This magazine is a quarterly journal that Head Paul Smith had reintroduced into the school in 2011, consisting of news about the various activities on campus. Towards the end of the evening Tim Wheeler, HCJS Headmaster took the opportunity to say a few words to all the guests present.

An impromptu After Dinner Speaker?

There were no toasts at this event but the ever present Michael Moreton (80) an indomitable, stalwart supporter of these London reunions, rose to start telling one of his well-worn jokes amongst the din and laughter.



Present at the event were:

Peter Carter School 1945 – 1949 Kent

Peter Fairman-Bourn Deanery 1952 – 1959 Surrey

Revd Dr Julie Gittoes Langford 1987 – 1997 Surrey

Richard Hartley Deanery 1958 – 1965 Dorset

Ian Harwood School 1953 – 1960 Surrey

John James Deanery 1951 – 1954 Middlesex

Noel Lester Deanery 1981 – 1987 Bedfordshire

Michael Moreton West 1942 – 1949 Surrey

David Prosser Deanery 1946 – 1952 Milton Keynes

David Rattue West 1942 – 1947 Berkshire

Non OH present,

Yvonne Carter Wife of Peter

Claire Morgan-Jones School Development Director

Mrs T Lester Wife of Noel

Timothy Wheeler HCJS Headmaster



Much Missed were

Richard Buckeridge West (later Stuart) 1964 – 1971 Berkshire

Gary Withers Langford 1973 – 1981 Kent
John James discussing sport with Peter Fairman-Bourn; Dai Prosser (R)
John James discussing sport with Peter Fairman-Bourn; Dai Prosser (R)
L to R : Claire Morgan-Jones; Peter Fairman-Bourn; Dai Prosser; Mike Moreton and Ian Harwood (hand on chin)
L to R : Claire Morgan-Jones; Peter Fairman-Bourn; Dai Prosser; Mike Moreton and Ian Harwood (hand on chin)
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