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   Old Cambrian Society (UK) - 2003 Annual Dinner

Old Cambrian Society (UK)
2003 Annual Dinner

Held on Friday, 9th May at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, London.

Below are some photos of the evening - click on them to enlarge
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4
Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8
Table 9 Table 10 Murdoch & Hays General photo
Rod Collier Nicholson group McFarnell &
Davis & Eddy
& Coventry
Christine Jenkins
& Brian Eddy
Dimech, Eddy
& Foster
Ghadialy brothers
& James Ilako

On Friday 9th May 2003, 102 Old Cambrians and partners attended the Annual Dinner of the Old Cambrian Society(UK), several making the journey over from the U.S.A. and also from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Held in the splendid surroundings of the RAF Club (Piccadilly, London) the evening was 'hosted' by club member Alan Murdoch (Rhodes, 1950). Members gathered in the Club Bar from just after 6pm, then just after 7.30pm the dinner commenced in The Ballroom. A relaxed atmosphere prevailed, and no time was wasted with any formal speeches. Following the meal, members wandered back down to the bar to continue discussions with old pals and new-found friends, and before we knew it the time was approaching midnight and it was time to leave.

Throughout the evening there was a continous slide show on a large screen in The Ballroom, mostly consisting of photos taken from the Old Cambrian Society web site, but also including some new photos of the School taken by the Secretary just a month before.

For many it was the first time they had attended an OCS event, and they were able to renew friendships made 30/40/50 years ago whilst at the Prince of Wales School/Nairobi School.

As is usual at such events, many brought along Impala magazines and photos from their time at the great old School, and the Secretary took possession of some fascinating material for use on the web site.

The Old Cambrian Society tie was worn by a few, and it was decided that the Secretary would embark on a project of sourcing a quality tie-maker so that a quantity could be made for sale to Old Cambrian Society members.

Some members have expressed an interest in arranging a inter-House Golf Competition to be held the same weekend as the annual dinner, and plans to incorporate this next year are well under way.