Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or involving) Old Salopians, or which may be of particular interest to them. 

Other school events of more general interest to Old Salopians will be found on the main Calendar page of the School's website, as well as on the Forthcoming Events pages of particular sections: Arts Events, Sports Fixtures; Academic Lectures & Events etc.

Friday 29 May 2015

  • 19:30
    The Salopian Club Presents: Open Mic Night...

    Please come along to the OS 'Open Mic Night', either to take part and show off your talents, or simply to support and enjoy a great night out.

    Date: Friday 29th May

    Time: Doors open at 19:30, start at 20:00

    Location: The Horse & Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7RW 

    Nearest tube: Lambeth North

    There will be a 'house band', featuring Old Salopians, which will give participants an opportunity to be supported by a band, or you can perform on your own - it's entirely at your discretion. Just try one number, or a couple, or a whole set!

    Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music making and networking.


Sunday 14 June 2015

  • 12:30
    Laurence Le Quesne Reunion Lunch

    We will be hosting a reunion lunch for Salopian friends and former pupils of Laurence le Quesne on:

      Sunday 14th June, at Kingsland House, Shrewsbury School

    12.30pm for 1.15pm 

    £25 to include pre-lunch drinks, lunch, wine and coffee

    The event is open to all interested Salopians and should be a memorable occasion.

    The first round of the Cricketer Cup will take place on the same day after a great lunch, guests will be able to relax and enjoy watching a great afternoon of cricket.

    Tickets can be booked on line by clicking here.   A list of attendees can be found here.

    Alternatively cheques (made out to the Salopian Club) can be sent direct to: The Salopian Club, The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA


Saturday 20 June 2015

  • 11:30
    Old Salopian Lodge Visit to the Schools

    The Old Salopian Masonic Lodge will be having its annual visit to the Schools on Saturday 20th June.

    We will be hosting a talk by Dr David Gee, who will be giving a presentation on his upcoming book on the history of the Schools. There will also be a brief talk by the Worshipful Master of the Lodge, Nick Randall (O 1972/76), on the history of the RSSBC.

    This will be followed by drinks and a buffet lunch in the Boathouse Clubroom.

    This gathering is open to all, including families and children. We look forward to welcoming you.

    Date - Saturday 20th June

    11.30am - Talk by Dr David Gee, on his upcoming book on the history of the Schools.

    12.30pm - Drinks, followed by buffet lunch - cost TBA

    Location - School Boathouse Upstairs Clubroom

    For further details, contact the Lodge Secretary, Chris Williams (R 78-83) - 07956 964937  chrisjhwilliams@yahoo.co.uk


Saturday 4 July 2015

    Henley Regatta Lunch and 1960 Henley Winning Crew Row Past.

    This year's Henley Royal Regatta will take place from 1st-5th July and once again the School will be hosting lunch on Wednesday 1st July and the Sabrina Club will be hosting lunch on the Saturday 4th July. Look out for the marquee flying the Maltese Cross flag, which will be in the middle of Henley Cricket Ground. 

    We are hoping for some good results, so it would be great to see you there.

    Of particular interest this year is the fact that the 1960 Henley winning crew will be doing a row past during the afternoon tea interval on the Saturday. The 1960 crew did a similar row past in 2010 and 2000. This will be their last. 

    The average age is about 73. Two of the crew are coming over from the United States and one from Belgium. In their working lives (not over for some) the original crew included 2 University professors, a senior City lawyer, a GP, an engineering consultant (in charge of rigging the boat today), a management consultant and the Vice President of an international business.

    The crew was originally coached by the late Peter Gladstone, who coached 3 winning Shrewsbury crews in the Princess Elizabeth within seven years. The 1960 crew not only won in the final but also broke records all the way down the course, winning with some ease from the King's School Canterbury.

    The crew will be: 

    Stroke-Dan Rowland (Rt 58-60)

    7 -  Richard Owen (DB 56-61)

    6 -  Stuart Martell (SH 56-61)

    5-   Charles Gallimore (M 55-60)

    4 -  John Bannister (Ch 57-61) from the 1961 crew substituting for the late, and much missed, Nick Bevan (O 55-60)

    3     Patrick Balfour (SH 55-60)

    2 -   Colin Mackenzie (S 55-60)

    Bow- Stephen Shaw (M 56-61) from the 1961 crew substituting for Christopher Hartley (SH56-60), who is not well enough to row but who will be on the bank.

    The two substitutes are from the 1961 crew which also won the PE


Saturday 25 July 2015

  • 10:30
    Sabrina Fun Day for Rowers and Sabrina Club Members

    The inaugural Sabrina Fun Day will take place on Saturday 25th July at the Boathouse. The event is open to rowers and Sabrina members and their families.

    The day will commence at 10.30am with a round robin racing format in house fours. Scratch crews will be made up with a combination of ages and genders. Prizes will be presented to the top crew at the end of the day!

    The Sabrina Club will provide a BBQ with Pimms, Beers and Soft drinks, vegetarian options will be available on request.

    On the day, free parking will be available at Central, in The Schools, and we ask that you walk down the hill to the Boat Club from there, as parking next to the Boat Club is very limited.

    If you would like to attend, please fill out the booking form here and enclose £10 cash or cheque per per-son as a contribution towards the day, children under 16 free. Bookings to be made directly to the Sabrina Club. All the details are on the booking form and poster.