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

2020 Reunion Update - Bharat Patel's Talk

As you know, Bharat Patel will be the guest speaker at this year's reunion.

As Bharat's talk will make reference to his book Indian Takeaway, he feels it would be advantageous if those who intended to purchase a copy at the reunion did so beforehand.

The book can be ordered from the Hope Against Cancer web site, or by telephoning 0116 270 0101.  All proceeds will go to the charity.

If you bring the book to the reunion Bharat will be happy to sign it.  There will also be some to buy on the day.

Please note this is not a sales pitch for the book, there is no pressure to buy!!

If anyone wants to find out more they can go to:

There's a film Bharat made for the charity on that page. He was impressed by their work, hence the reason they're getting the money.