St Beghians’ Day 2018
Saturday 29th September
A relatively large number of OSBs attended this year’s annual celebration, the first to take place following the reopening of the school in September 2018. The names of those who signified their attendance in advance can be found on the next page along with those of others whom we know were present on the day.
The Committee Meeting preceded the Society AGM in the Management Centre and a feature of this year’s AGM was an address by the school’s acting Headmaster, Gareth Seddon, followed by a question and answer session. Gareth delivered an upbeat assessment of the current situation, emphasising that although pupil numbers were presently small and confined to one year group, the fact that the public could now see that the school was once more open and providing education was already generating enquiries from parents looking ahead to enrolment next year.
Following the AGM a special service was held in a crowded school chapel to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War. Proceedings were conducted by the Vicar of St Bees, the Rev Becky Gibbs, and included a reading of the roll of the names of the 184 OSBs who fell in that conflict. A special plaque to mark the anniversary, which had been kindly presented by George Robson, was unveiled by the Society’s President.
Lunch was then taken in the Foundation Dining Room followed by reminiscing in the autumn sunshine. It was a very pleasant and successful day.