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Old Glynians

 

A Message from the New President

Dear Old Glynians

I first joined Glyn in 1979 having had on my interview panel Audrey Cooper, Tommy Dunne and Bryan Collins, the last of whom remains a welcome attendee at our dinners. What a great triumvirate!

After many years of Maths teaching, including following Tommy as Head of Department and being Head of a House which will become clear during the toasts, I retired from full time teaching as an Assistant Head and am now very contentedly spending a final year or two teaching A Level.

When Paul Skipp approached me about taking over as president it was about the same time that Donald Trump was elected and I think we have something in common in that in each case there was no viable alternative!

That said, I was delighted to accept and follow in the footsteps of some remarkable presidents and I'd like to record my thanks to my predecessor, John Gleadall, for his work and his continued presence on the committee.

Enough from me. I very much look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our 80th anniversary dinner in April, details below, when I hope to renew old friendships and make new ones.

Hugh Proctor

 

ANNUAL REUNION DINNER – 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The 2018 Reunion Dinner will be held at The School on Friday 27 April 2018, at 7.00pm for 7.45pm. 

To mark this anniversary the Association is subsidising ticket prices to include a welcome drink and an upgraded menu.  Tours of the School are provided and there will be House displays manned by Year 11 students.  There will also be an exhibition of World War 2 memorabilia associated with the School. 

The Dinner will comprise a three course meal including wine and coffee.  A licensed bar opens at 7.00pm and again after the meal and speeches. 

The cost per ticket is £35, maintaining the 2017 price.  Vegetarian/special diet meals are available by prior request.

Paper tickets will not be issued but I will acknowledge applications by email.

Finally, organised parties of 10 will attract a 10% reduction on ticket price, so get those phones and social networks busy!  

Please click here to book tickets: 2018 TOGA Dinner

Best wishes for 2018

Paul Skipp

Hon. Secretary TOGA

 

Membership of The Old Glynians’ Association

Membership of TOGA is just £5.00 per annum.

Please click here for TOGA Membership Application Form 2018

Please click here for TOGA Membership Bankers Order

 TOGA History

This is a "potted" history because compiling anything like a "full" history would depend on the careful trawling-through of the seventy years' worth of archives and interviewing hundreds of members, and former members, for their recollections. There are, in fact, few archives, and most of the people who would be worth interviewing have now passed away. Hence this history is "potted" ! 
 
Here is an eyewitness account of the inaugural meeting of the Epsom Old Boys' Association written by S White, a former School Captain, in the (short-lived) Association Year-Book of 1963:
 
"Twenty-five years ago the Old Boys' Association was formed. I remember, as though it were yesterday, the inaugural meeting held under the chairmanship of the school's first Headmaster, the late Mr F L Clark. From the staff we had Dr Neave and Messrs Dawkins, Richards and Hardy, who were all to prove such friends and supporters in the years to come. Of the old boys present I remember particularly such stalwarts as Roy Cantwell, Ron Wallis, Dennis Roberts, Reg Perry, Ron King and others who still, twenty-five years later, are taking an interest in the Association's activities. Dr Neave, as I remember, was elected Association Chairman, and my brother and I took on the job of joint honorary secretaries. 
 
Read more here... www.oldglynians.org

Honourable Secretary: Mr Paul Skipp

Email address pmskipp@btinternet.com