Annual Dinner 2016
Society Annual Dinner 11 November 2016 at The Chapter Arms, Chartham Hatch
25 Old Boys and Old Girls attended this dinner which was put in place following the cancellation of the London Dinner. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces who braced a chilly night and in particular Jon Dagley and his wife Jenny , who were also among the many distinguished guests.
Society President David Knight started the evening by welcoming all the guests. Nick Thurgood, Society Secretary, offered a Grace. Dinner was followed by the Loyal Toast and the St Edmund’s Toast was proposed by Jon Dagley.
In the absence of the Head, who was unwell, Olivia Dodgson, Captain of School replied to the customary toast, by adding that the pupil numbers are at all-time high, house rivalry continues to be strong and how much the School appreciates the Society’s support. Kate Sherwin and William East were also in attendance in their roles as Vice Captains.
Nick Thurgood had arranged a delicious menu for us all to enjoy along with the excellent company and warming beverages. Hopefully next year we could look to consider London again and have even more members in attendance.