For 2011, we returned to the Park Inn Palace on Pier Hill because of the previous year’s success. 220 diners sat down after enjoying drinks beforehand in the Bar Area.
Two diners travelled from abroad; Ken Holmes from Luxembourg and Jonathan James from Italy. We enjoyed a 3 course dinner consisting of Melon, Beef Rump with Red Wine Sauce and Chocolate and Raspberry Torte.
We also suffered many interruptions at the behest of our stand-in Toastmaster Chris Sorrell for a variety of Toasts.
After this the speeches began with the very amusing Dan Woodman proposing the toast to the Association and the School.
President Paul Johnson then responded as only he could. Following this Dr Robin Bevan spoke at length about the achievements of the school over the last twelve months.
Finally School Captain, Alex Short concluded with an entertaining and humorous account of his experiences at school. The formal part of the evening concluded with the singing of The School Song and Auld Lang Syne to the accompaniment of Gerald Usher on the keyboard.
We then adjourned to the Bar and onward to our various locations having had a most enjoyable evening with old friends.
The list of members attending the Dinner can be found here.