OFA & OGA Joint Garden Party

Held at Ewshot on 19th June 2010

It took a while to organize but it was worth it! seemed to be the verdict as approximately 75 Old Boys and Old Girls from Farnhamís two Grammar Schools ended a pleasant afternoon of nostalgia in the garden of the Webmaster. The idea was first floated approximately 2 years ago when it was pointed out that the old boys and old girls very rarely had any joint activities even though they were two very active associations.

Cyril Trust started the ball rolling and, to cut a longish story short, it happened. The weather was fine, though slightly chilly for June, the catering arrangements made by various members were excellent and uncharacteristic attention to the needs of the garden by the webmaster (who was terrified by the prospect of a visit by so many old friends and colleagues with serious horticultural credentials) all paid off.

There were no speeches of any consequence, but there was much animated talk and chatter. A large cake, appropriately decorated, was cut to celebrate this defiant act of unsupervised encounter between the old pupils of the two schools, something that would have been impossible in the old days. But there were several married couples present to attest to the fact that such defiance had succeeded on a one-to-one basis even back then!

It was generally agreed to have been a successful experiment and the kind of event to be repeated.

Ian Sargeant




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