Tuesday 8 September 2015

CBS Reunion 2016

A date for your diaries,computers , phones etc. Saturday March 19th 2016. Annual Reunion. Clarence House. Further details to follow when available.

Saturday 21 March 2015

2015 Reunion - First Report

WOW! what a turn out. So good to see so many ex-staff - including "newcomer" Dave Lawrence. It was also lovely to see Trish Kenyon - sister of the late Joe Melia.

Retired teacher Bob Childs was booked as our after (school) dinner speaker. He didn't disappoint and delivered an entertaining chat in the afternoon.

Unfortunately one of our regular cameramen (Mike Ratcliff) couldn't make it, so our pictures are thinner on the ground this year (get well soon Mike). Photos from the event are now on our Facebook page (courtesy of John Offord) - to view them click here. Here are a couple of them to be getting on with (click on one to enlarge it):-

Former staff Tony Baxter, Jill Povoas and David Lawrence
study photos from the past

Catching up with old friends over coffee in the Great Hall

Once again a big thank you to AGE UK who did us proud on catering & organisation.

A full report will appear in the next OWT.

Friday 6 March 2015

Fw: 2015 Reunion Update

Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 10:36 AM
Subject: Reunion Update

Dear Fellow Wyvernians,
The annual CBS reunion is almost upon us.  Saturday March 21st is the date, our old school building in Humberstone Gate is the venue.
So far 70 people have booked, and I know there are more cheques in the post.  Also quite a few people turn up on the day. 
Several members of staff will be there, including Tony Baxter, Dr Arnold Burrows, Bob Childs, Chris Holden, Fred 'Bunny' Hutchinson, John Lawson, Bill Mann, possibly Alan Mercer, Gill Povoas (secretary)  Alan Rudge
A highlight will be the talk by Bob Childs, please see details below.
1. "New wine in Old Bottles or the other way round".....should take us on a journey from the 3 "R's" to the 3 "C's" via the 3"D's"  making use of the A47 with reference to some characters and events of our shared past from 1956 to the present day!

2. Bob Childs born Rothwell Northants 1954....Kettering Grammar School 1965-66, King Edward VII Grammar School King's Lynn 1966-72, Leicester University and School of Education 1972-76, teacher, Head of History, Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Deputy Head at the City of Leicester School 1976-2009 followed by voluntary work for school and charities. Married to Alison with two daughters and a long career in cricket as a player and administrator. Genetic research at Oklahoma City University in 2013 identified our familial muscle condition as an extremely rare mutation called "myopathy with tubular aggregates" hence why proceeds from my book on the school will go to the Myotubular Trust and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
If you have not yet booked - especially if you live locally - why not come along?  You might meet an old friend, and will find that much of Clarence House is still recognisable from your schooldays.  If you require lunch I need your cheque by March 14th, so there is still time!
Should you require a copy of the original invitation, simply let me know (or read the next post (below) - Ed).
See you there.
Dennis J Duggan (1959-64)

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Wednesday 7 January 2015

Fw: Reunion Invititation 2015




January 6th 2015

Dear Fellow Wyvernian,

You are invited to CBS Reunion 18, full details below. Please RSVP as soon as possible. You may be unable (or simply not wish) to attend, if this is the case please tell me. You can e-mail, phone, write or text, so communication should not be a problem. Thank you.

DATE Saturday March 21st 2015

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

TIME 11.00am - 3.45pm

PRICE £12.50 to include lunch, or £6 entry only. Please note that lunch MUST be booked in advance..  Age UK have asked us to pre-order the meals.  Please see the menu below, and send me your choices along with your cheque.  Make a note of what you have ordered, you will have forgotten by March!!!

BAR We are arranging our own bar facilities again. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available

GUESTS Wives, friends and partners are welcome. Entry is free if they do not require lunch, but £12.50 if they do.

AGM As usual there will be a brief AGM, when you will be given the opportunity to make comments.

PARKING There is no parking on site, but multi-storey car parks can be found nearby.

MEMORABILIA  We will be exhibiting the 'new' collection, recovered from Downing Drive over the past couple of years, along with a selection of panoramic photographs.

GUEST SPEAKER   To be announced, we are waiting for one of you to volunteer!!

RAFFLE The raffle is popular, and a good way of raising funds. If you could bring something as a prize that would be great. Chocolates, wine, toiletries - anything really. It is a good way to dispose of those unwanted Christmas presents!

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

CONTACT DETAILS Telephone 01938 555574 or 07971 282356 E-mail djduggan@supanet.com


Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas,

Chicken Curry and Rice

Steak and Kidney Pie, Potatoes and Vegetables

Cheese Flan and Trimmings (Vegetarian Option)


Apple Pie

 Fruit Crumble


Tea or coffee

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