Download the Minutes of the 2010 AGM of the OO Society
You may download the minutes of the 2010 AGM meeting here
8th March 2011
By Hon Secretary
The incoming President of The Old Oswestrian Society is Michael Longshaw – Chief Executive, International Golf & Resort Management Ltd.
|Eddie 2nd from left|
Spotted in 'This England' magazine Autumn 2010 by Hon Treasurer Martyn Jones is the Rev'd Eddie Isaac assisting Millom Mayoress Monica Naylor at the Mayor of Millom's St George's Day celebrations in the refurbished Palladium Theatre this April. "It's really nice to see Eddie Isaac well and that he has his priorities right.", Martyn commented, "There he is surrounded by ladies and with a drink in his hand."
READ THE REPORT OF THE CEREMONY HERE
At 2.00pm on Founder's Day, there will be an official opening of the refurbished Fives Court by Dr John Taylor 00 (1933-41), the oldest winner of a Fives Tournament in the OO records who is able to be with us today.
The Annual Dinner was held at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry on Saturday 27th November. Despite the severe weather, very few people cancelled; some travelled several hundred miles braving the elements. It was a hugely enjoyable and convivial event, based on the feedback I have received. A total of 91 attended and here is a list of the attendees:-
Old Oswestrian Society AGM Agenda
Saturday 27th November 2010
Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry
We are sad to hear of the death of the Revd. Canon John Francis Edge who died on 31st October 2010 at the age of 78.
Born in 1932, John studied at Oxford University at Exeter College and then St Stephen's House theological college. John was ordained Deacon in 1958 and Priest the following year. He served his curacy at Holy Trinity Oswestry between 1958 and 1962, becoming Vicar of the Parish in 1964 until 1979.
Download the Minutes of the Autumn Meeting of the OO Society
Minutes of the Autumn meeting of the OO Society can be downloaded here
1st November 2010
By Hon Secretary
In 1580, Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the World, wrote in his log that the South African Cape was ". . the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth”.
|Sigi and Terry|
The Old Oswestrian Society is extremely sad to announce the death of Sigi Faith OO in hospital in London this week. The Society wishes to send its condolences to Sigi's wife Terry and family Jonathan, Nicky and their grandchildren. The funeral service has already taken place in accordance with Sigi’s faith.
I moved to New Zealand in 1995 after meeting my now husband in London. I lived in his hometown of Christchurch which is beautiful. I worked for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for 4 years until recently and we now live on the Gold Coast in Queensland with our two boys. I have been this side of the world for 15 years and love it.
Can you believe that someone can compose music as you sit and listen to it? Well, this is what will happen on Saturday 2nd October, at 7.30pm, when music lovers will have a chance to sample a unique experience. Old Oswestrian Dr Anthony Hammond, the organist at Cirencester Parish Church, is giving a concert in St Oswald’s in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund and top of the bill will be a four movement symphony which he will compose on the spot.
Again, it was Patrick’s incisive planning and unfaltering command that were pivotal to the success of this demanding operation.
Patrick’s citation reads: “A gifted leader of men, his soldiers were inspired by his personal example, charisma and decisive action. There was nothing that they would not do for him.
Some of you may remember Mark Philp, former Assistant Boarding Housemaster in School House, Rugby Coach and 2nd Lt in the CCF contingent here who left for Australia a couple of years ago? Well, last month, after two years 'down under', Mark came back to Oswestry School to visit old friends and present the School with a rugby shirt signed by the current Australian Rugby Union Team, the Wallabies.
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News of Aaron Shelley OO (1995-2003)
After lots of changes in the band's line up under the name 'Held By The Code', Aaron, Dean and Chris have decided to start all over again from scratch under the new name 'Jeaga'.
Tom Nicholas (Year 7) enjoyed taking part in his first Oswestry Show with his father, Edward, and their Suffolk sheep.
|Brian Tomley OO (1952-57)|
There will be an opportunity to come along and meet new Oswestry School Headmaster Douglas Robb at the School stand (Avenue F, Stand 75 - next to the food area) at the Oswestry Show
today. Complimentary tea, coffee and Pimm’s will be available throughout the day - why don't you come along and introduce yourself as an OO and enjoy a good family day out?
|Lucinda, Fergus (2), Miranda (8), Hector (5) and Douglas|
Following on from the successful nine years under the headship of Paul Stockdale, the Governors of Oswestry School are delighted to announce the appointment of Douglas Robb as Headmaster of Oswestry School as from September 2010.
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We completed our challenge at 4.37pm on Friday evening, giving us 19 minutes to spare! We successfully completed Ben Nevis in 4.5 hours and Snowdon in 3.5 hours. Unfortunately, Scafell Pike, which was sandwiched between these two mountains, proved a little more troublesome!