It’s time again to inform you about the above and
initially I need to tell you that we have had some
problems in sorting things out for this year. Our
caterer for the last few years, Dave Hughes of DC
Catering, is no longer able to do outside catering
so we have had to try to find another company, at
fairly short notice, to take on the job. We have
been successful, after a lot of work done mainly by
Peter Ticehurst and the writer and will be using
Crown Catering Co from Dial Post. That’s the good
news but the slightly less good is that we are
obliged to increase the cost which we have set at
£35.00 per person and we do hope this increase will
not deter you from attending.
As is usual the
A.G.M. will be held in the Memorial Hall at 4.00
p.m. and if you can spare the time to fit this in
you will be more than welcome, as we struggle to get
to double figures occasionally. There are always
things that need talking through but I can’t think
of anything major at present.
The Dinner is
in the Duckering Hall (6.30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m.
start) – the bar being in the Memorial Hall and run
by our friends from Brian’s Mobile Bar who’ve worked
so well for us the last couple of years. They will
be open before the Dinner from around 6.00 p.m. and
also afterwards when we hope as many of you as
possible will stay to continue your conversations
with old and new friends.
We have selected
the following menu from Crown’s suggestions :-
fennel salad, white truffle crème fraiche and fresh
A vegetarian option will be available if
required but this has not yet been decided on.
Both options with a fresh roll and butter.
Slow cooked Sussex
lamb shoulder, carrot puree, rosti potato and
braised baby leeks.
Vegetarian option – Grilled
haloumi with roasted vegetables and homemade pesto.
cheesecake with dark chocolate sauce.
followed by fresh filter coffee and cheese and
We have been advised by the caterers
that all the courses are gluten free.
The evening is open to all Old
Collyerians (including staff, governors and also
current students) with partners and friends –
membership of the O.C.A is not required.
hope that as many of you as possible can join us.
Last year was our best attendance for some while
(94) so it would be great if we could reach 100. Due
to cost implications it is very important that we
can attract at least 80. Please let us know,
preferably no later than 10-14 days before the 23rd.
Payment can be made by sending a
cheque to our Hon. Treasurer, Stewart Mackman at 23,
Ben’s Acre, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH13 6LW. A full
application form will be included in our Autumn
If you prefer to pay by bank
transfer this can be done to the following :-
Bank – NatWest, 47 Carfax, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH12
Sort Code – 60 11 17 Account no. – 62146556.
If you use this method please confirm that you have
done so to
**We don’t send
tickets out anymore so when booking please ensure
you let us have your contact details (e-mail
preferably or ‘phone) so that we can confirm your
booking back to you.**
If you have any
queries or would like further details please e-mail
or ‘phone on 01403-261756.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible
to enjoy an entertaining evening sharing a few hours
with friends old and new.