Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Fwd: Wyves 2022 Reunion Lunch

Wyvernians 2022 Lunch

For those of you suffering from withdrawal symptoms due to the cancellation of the Reunion, we have arranged an informal Lunch in the restaurant at Clarence House on Wednesday 30th March. This will just be a lunch – no memorabilia, no speeches, no AGM – just the opportunity to have lunch and chat with fellow Wyvernians. 

We appreciate that those who live a long way away will probably not be able to attend, but we thought that even just a local gathering would keep the momentum going. Age UK should be able to let us have exclusive use of the annex room to gather in, which is off the main restaurant, but this depends on the numbers attending.

So, the date is Wednesday 30th March, meeting in the restaurant annex room at about 12.15pm. Age UK would like to have a rough idea of numbers and menu choices in advance, so they will let us know the choices that will be available on the 30th March menu approximately 2 weeks before that date, and I will circulate these to those who have registered their interest. There is usually a good choice which will include a vegetarian option, and we will just pay on the day.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible so if you are up for a convivial lunch please let me know as soon as possible – it is best to email me on so that I can email the menu to you when it arrives. If you need to call me my mobile is 07770 413228. 

Should you find at a later date that you are unable to attend, then please let me know.

Brian Screaton (Wyvernians Treasurer)

Friday, 4 February 2022

2022 Reunion Cancellation

Subject: CBS Reunion Cancellation
Here's an important message from our founder

Dear Fellow Wyvernians,

Given the ongoing uncertain virus situation, we have regretfully decided the reunion planned for March 19th is not a viable option and is therefore cancelled.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed if and when things return to normal!

Dennis J Duggan

*** STOP PRESS! *** We are exploring the possibility of holding an informal mid week get-together for a meal in the Clarence House restaurant. If it proceeds participants will order and pay for their food on the day. More details will follow  *** WATCH THIS SPACE! ***   

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

2021 Proposed Reunion

In view of current circumstances we have decided to postpone the 2021 reunion until later in the year. We have provisionally booked 18th September 2021 in the usual place. Further details will be announced when known

Sunday, 22 March 2020

2020 Reunion - Initial Report

On the Thursday leading up to the Reunion, following the PM's announcement, it was decided by all concerned that the Reunion should go ahead. It was another success. A full report will appear in our next newsletter. Photos of the event are now on our Facebook page. To view them CLICK/TAP HERE (Note you do not need to be a member of Facebook to see the photos). Our thanks to everyone who came - including our speaker Bharat Patel, who kept us enthralled and entertained with his potted autobiography (his book on the same subject "Indian Takeaway" is still on sale - with ALL proceeds going to the Hope Against Cancer charity - see their website for details of how to obtain your copy). Thanks also to John Hames for his help on the day - stepping in at short notice to help with setting up, packing away (& taking a few photos which are on our Facebook page). Once again Age UK Leicestershire did us proud with the catering and arrangements on the day. Our special thanks go to Antony Foster (Age UK's man on the ground) who has given us tremendous support over the years with our reunions. He is moving on to pastures new. Finally a big thank you to Stephanie, who puts in a lot of work on our behalf behind the scenes as well as running the raffle on the day.

Friday, 21 February 2020

2020 Reunion Apologies

To see the list of those people who notified us that they will not be attending this year's reunion CLICK/TAP HERE 

Thursday, 30 January 2020

2020 Reunion

To see who has booked so far to attend this year's reunion click/tap HERE

Friday, 3 January 2020

2020 Reunion Invitation


Dear Fellow Wyvernian,

You are invited to the 23rd CBS reunion.  Please RSVP by e-mail, letter, text or phone

DATE   Saturday March 14th 2020

VENUE   Clarence House, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PJ  (The old school)

TIME   11.00am - 3.45pm

PRICE   £14.00 to include lunch, or £7.00 entry only.  Lunch MUST be booked in advance, as we need to inform Age UK of numbers.  The menu is below, please send choice of main and sweet with your payment no later than March 7th. 

Complimentary water, tea and coffee will be available from 11am, plus wine with lunch.

GUESTS   Guests are welcome - wives, friends, partners etc  Entry is free if no lunch required, £14.00 if they do

AGM   The brief AGM will take place at some point

PARKING   There is no parking on site, but several multi-storey car parks are situated within walking distance    

MEMORABILIA   A selection from the  school memorabilia will be on display, including panoramic photographs  Please bring any memorabilia of your own if you wish 

GUEST SPEAKER    Bharat Patel,ex-pupil, author and former local radio and Central TV reporter.  A few copies of Bharat's book Indian Takeaway will be on sale @ £9, with all proceeds going to Hope Against Cancer research charity. Bharat, however, suggests that to avoid disappointment order your copy from the charity - see Reunion Update below for details.

RAFFLE   Please bring a prize for the raffle if you wish.  Tickets on sale at the desk.  The draw will take place on the day

PAYMENT   Make cheques payable to Wyvernians, and post to Mr D J Duggan, Rock Cottage, Brook Street, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. SY21 7NA

CONTACT DETAILS   Tel 01938 555574    07804 520730

Main Course
Fish, chips and mushy peas
Chicken curry and rice
Steak and kidney pie with potatoes and vegetables
Cheese flan and trimmings (Vegetarian option)

Apple pie
Fruit crumble

Tea or coffee


11.00   Doors open.  Buy your raffle tickets, enjoy tea or coffee, chat to friends, explore the building, look at the memorabilia display etc

12.15   Introduction by Dennis J Duggan, Founder and Secretary

12.30   Lunch begins.  Please bring your meal ticket

13.55   Lunch finishes, please return to the Great Hall by 2pm

14.00   AGM and raffle  (Prizes welcomed)

14.25   (approx) A talk by Bharat Patel (see update below)

15.05   (Approx) Free time

15.45   Reunion closed, building vacated

Dennis J Duggan