St Beghians’ Day 2019
Saturday 28th September
A relatively large number of OSBs attended this year’s annual celebration with nearly fifty having lunch in the Foundation Dining Room. The names of those who signified their attendance in advance can be found on the next page.
The day began with the Committee Meeting in the Management Centre followed by the AGM of the Society. This latter meeting included an address by Mark George, who outlined the intentions of the Full Circle Group in respect of the thirty years’ lease they have taken on the site. It was interesting to hear that the first ‘St Bees School in China’ will be opening soon, apparently the first of several. His address was followed by questions from the members. The full Minutes of the AGM can be read elsewhere in the Bulletin or by clicking here - Word or PDF.
Although running rather behind schedule, a well-attended Chapel service followed, conducted by the Rev Canon Jim Baker and his wife, the Rev Anne Baker, ably assisted on the organ by George Robson. For the first time in many years a current student at the school (Maddie) helped in the Chapel.
In the afternoon, following lunch, the Headmaster hosted a reception on School House at which he gave a talk on the curriculum currently being provided at the school, following which he kindly answered a number of searching questions asked by OSBs. After this there followed tours of School House and the Foundation and also a trip around the village led by Mr Douglas Sim.
Many people remarked on the success of the day and the pleasant atmosphere which had been generated.
Photos from the day may be seen by clicking here.
Plus, a ‘Then and Now’ picture of Joe Croasdale (FS 70-75) and Tilak Paul (FN 71-76)
based on the 1975 1st XI photograph.
Please click here to view.