2005, Unveiling of the Commemorative & AGM

Plaque and AGM

 

ROUSDON - Saturday 8th October 2005

Our President Richard Le Fleming welcomed about 85 OHs, husbands, wives and partners who stood on the bridleway and grassy bank beside the Pavilion to witness Rosemary Sidwell, Vice President, unveil the plaque. Richard thanked the Rousdon Estate, which had allowed us to place a plaque in the wall behind the Pavillion.

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In memory of Allhallows

Rosemary paid tribute to James Turner, who was present, and had done so much for Allhallows; she thanked the residents and wished them many happy days at Rousdon and swept the school flag aside and revealed the handsome plaque in Welsh slate.

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      James Turner

Many of us were impressed by the style and quality of the developments – most on the site of old school buildings.

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President introducing Rosemary Sidwell

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Rosemary Sidwell addressing the OH's

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The Vice-President of the OH Club unveiling the plaque

Our AGM started at 12.30pm in the Peek Hall at Rousdon, but not before we had fortified ourselves with a glass of wine or orange juice. About 75 were present, some of the younger OHs with children wisely decided to escape the boredom of a formal meeting.

The Minutes of the AGM will be printed as usual in the next OH Newsletter. Brian Clark, our Hon Treasurer, reported on the satisfactory state of our finances. Alec Crawford appealed for applicants for the Allhallows Churchill Bursary. The Centenary celebrations, the lunches at Forde Abbey and Lord’s had been a great success and most enjoyable. Hockey and Golf are flourishing. Nigel Giles reported that problems with our Website, as the Host Company had gone out of business, had almost been solved and that Sandy Winterbottom had been working ‘overtime’ to restore and improve it, he also asked OHs, who were online and hadn’t already done so, to get in touch with him to be entered on the OH Database.

All those nominated and seconded for re-election to the Committee were duly elected. Elizabeth Kind (Ch 1985-88) former Head of School was elected to the Committee and General Sir Roger Wheeler was elected an Hon Life Vice-President.

Nick Kettlewell (St 1945-50) proposed a vote of thanks to those who had done so much to make this such a happy and enjoyable year.

A convivial buffet party followed when many old friends met again.

D.J.B.

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