Class of 1950 reunion held at The Five Lamps on Tuesday 26th March 2019
The run up to this meeting saw the sad deaths of David Owen (January) and Allan Squires (March) and these inevitably cast a bit of a cloud on our meeting. However on the upside, attendance was more buoyant than expected – with fourteen of us making the meeting (That is 13 from the class of 1950 plus Barrie Sheard – our adopted friend and the OD Archivist.)
As usual, the meeting was totally informal, but overall we all enjoyed almost 2.5 hours of good conversation accompanied by some excellent food and drink. We received greetings and good wishes from six of our number who were unable to join us: John Bishop; John Dring; Tony Holmes; David Hughes and John Williams. John was due to have a heart operation last week-end so we trust he is now well on the way to recovery. Geoff Neaum was planning to attend, but a neighbour needed an urgent trip to hospital.
We were delighted to welcome Neville back to this meeting since he managed to miss both last year because he was out of the country – he brought an interesting report of his trip down the Mississippi River – and came in his pre-war Austin Seven motor – which caused considerable interest in the car-park! A particular feature of this meeting was the amount of memorabilia that were brought for interest and for inclusion in the OD archives. Barrie was delighted and almost overwhelmed.
Please put the date of the next meeting in your diary same time, same place on Tuesday September 17th. Hopefully a goodly number of us will be able to make it this time.
The Annual Dinner was held at the Grange Banqueting Suite Derby on 10th November 2018.
A great night had by all and we were really pleased to see so many Ods in attendance together with students and staff from the Derby Grammar School. We look forward to seeing more of you next year.
Report of the ‘Class of 1950’ Reunion meeting held at The Five Lamps Pub on Tuesday 20th March 2018.
All very best wishes to you and to yours. Hope we shall keep in contact and (some of us) meet again on 2nd October again at the Five Lamps Pub around midday.
Further events will be added as they are organised. Event information is available via links as and when it becomes available. We are also very anxious to foster informal reunions of various groups. Two that are already well established are “The 47’ers” and “The Class of 1950″.
If you have any ideas for other events or want to organise or promote something then please get in touch with the Society.