The upstairs bar of the Bishop’s Finger at Smithfield Circus was the venue on 27 September for the reunion for 30 or so Old Haberdashers celebrating forty years (and a bit) since leaving the School in July 1978.
Organised by Peter Bloom, Tony Beare and Simon Friend (in conjunction with the HABS Foundation), the event was great fun, with all sharing jokes and stories of their time at the School, whilst enjoying a drink or two in very convivial company.
Old Boys came from far and wide to be there, from France, Cornwall and York (one or two even ventured in from Stanmore…) but we think the prize for travelling the greatest distance went to Malcolm Hallam, who flew in from New Jersey with his wife, Sheila, especially for the event.
Director of the HABS Foundation, Mr Roger Llewellyn added “It was a wonderful occasion, and so good to hear of the shared affection for the School and tales of the inspirational teachers who made our Old Boys’ time there so life-changing. Thanks to everyone who came, and here’s looking forward to the Fifty-Year anniversary in ten years’ time!”