On Friday 18 November 2016, the Old Bradfordians London Club was honoured to welcome former Headmaster Stephen Davidson (1996 – 2012), current Deputy Headmaster Louis d’Arcy (OB), President of the Old Bradfordians Association (OBA) Ken Wootton, and Trevor Smith (OB and former School Governor) as our guest speakers.
We welcomed 84 OBs and guests, representing a cross-section of all ages, with a notable increase in the number of younger Members who had joined the Club during the course of the year.
Over the course of the evening, Stephen gave us witty insights into his time at BGS – particularly enjoyed by those OBs who were under his stewardship – and his recent tenure as High Sheriff of West Yorkshire. Trevor Smith updated us on the WW1 commemoration project and Deputy Headmaster Louis d’Arcy respon with an update on the school, which was followed by an update from Ken Wootton, representing the OBA.
Click here to read Louis’ speech.
As is now customary, the evening began with a champagne reception in the drawing room, before being invited by the President James Williams to the Churchill Room for Dinner at 7.30pm.
Continuing our long history and tradition with The Carlton Club, London, members and guests enjoyed a menu comprised a starter of smoked salmon with dressed leaves, followed by tournedos of rose county beef with chateau potatoes, swede dauphinoise, red cabbage purée, baby carrots and port wine jus, and a dessert of baked chocolate mousse with butterscotch sauce, chocolate tuile and crème fraîche.
The President James Williams closed the Dinner by thanking OBs and their guests for a superb evening, and the Carlton Club for their consistently excellent service.
Next year’s Annual Dinner will take place on Friday 24 November. Invites will be issued to Members via email nearer the time.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the London Club or you would like to update your contact details with us, please email the Hon. Membership Secretary Deborah Williams at email@example.com
James Williams (OB 1980-90)
London Club President
“We welcomed 84 OBs and guests, representing a cross-section of all ages.”