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Branch Dinners

London Branch

Over 60 OWs and guests attended the Dinner at the splendidly appointed East India and Public Schools Club in St James’ Square.  The new branch President, Rod Rigby (B.53-57) opened proceedings by paying tribute to his predecessor Jim Markwick (N.48-54), who had passed away earlier in the year and said how delighted we all were to welcome his widow, Marg Ann Markwick to the function.  An excellent four course meal, with wine and port, followed.  The Headmaster brought us all up to date on news and achievements at Wrekin over the past year. Knowing that he was entering his last year in office, he was thanked for the great work he had done after taking over at a particularly difficult time.  The evening closed on a high note with a speech by Dr Rodney Edrich (Staff 70-06) who proposed the toast to the School.  It goes without saying that the speech was of the usual high standard that we have come to expect.  All enjoyed the evening and it is hoped OWs will attend in even greater numbers next year.

The Tavern Trot, during which we visited a number of the great historical pubs of London followed by a Chinese meal in China Town, took place on Thursday, 9 June and was great fun! 

Rod Rigby