A Warm Welcome to All Elthamians and Friends of Eltham College
L F K
The Elthamians Office had their busiest evening of the year in early October hosting the 2s and 7s reunion. The first to arrive turned out to be the father of the house, John Vicary who left in 1952. John joined many others on a guided tour of the school. Many enjoyed looking at the building work and seeing the frieze celebrating the school's 175th anniversary. Afterwards we all met up in Central Hall for a drinks reception in Central Hall. Once the bell was rung we all trooped down for the dinner in King George's Hall.
During the last week in August and the first two in September we appealed to our extended community for their support in the building of our Medical and Well-being Pavilion as an alternative to their usual generous support of the Bursary and Annual Funds. The campaign was a tremendous success, raising over £130,000 for these two worthy causes.
The class of 2007 turned out in numbers to celebrate their tenth anniversary of becoming Old Elthamians at Devonshire Terrace near Liverpool Street Station. Over a third of the year were present along with former teachers to catch up with each other over drinks and bar snacks on 14th September after work.
These evenings are always good fun and Devonshire Terrace reserve us a room for our use.
We look forward to seeing the Class of 2008 next year on Thursday 13th September.
In July Neil Fowler Wright (1991) and his sons Kieran and Ethan, both currently at Eltham College, did their own amazing Battlefields Tour, visiting every one of the 24 OEs who fell in France and Belgium in the First World War, and providing a wealth of information, photos, site maps and descriptions for each grave. They also created a separate wooden cross for each one and planted it by the name of the fallen OE. The full record of their tremendous research has been handed over to the Eltham College Archives and will be a valuable resource for future generations of Elthamians.