Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or by) Old Salopians, or 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.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

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    Old Salopian Tour of the Somme: 23 - 27 April, 2014

    The tour

     

    Led by historian and professional tour guide, Peter Caddick-Adams (Ch 19740-78), a party of 30 Old Salopians and their wives/partners will be visiting the Somme area battlefields.   The 5-day tour will start and finish in Central London and is scheduled to include several sites of particular Old Salopian interest, including Gommecourt/Fonquevillers, Serre and Sheffield Memorial Park, Sunken Lane, Hawthorn Ridge, Ulster Tower/Thiepval Wood/Authuille, Pozieres, Bois Francais, Mametz Wood,  Caterpillar Valley and the Delville Wood South African War Memorial.   The tour will be based in the medieval town of Peronne and there will be also be time for sightseeing in the nearby cathedral city of Amiens.

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Sunday 27 April 2014

  • 11:00
    Old Salopian footballers in final of Derrik Moore Veterans Cup - Roehampton

    Venue:              Bank of England Sports Ground, Bank Lane (off Priory Lane), Roehampton, SW15 5JQ
    Kick-off:            To be confirmed, but likely to be at 11am / 12 noon
    Opposition:       Old Brentwoods
    OSFC website:  http://www.oldsalopianfc.com/

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  • 12:00
    Shrewsbury School and Salopian Club Sports Awards Lunch

    The second Shrewsbury School Sports Awards Lunch is a celebration of sports achievement in the current Upper 6th. Also, it presents a great opportunity for Upper 6th pupils and their parents to meet Old Salopians at an enjoyable event, in particular for representatives of Old Salopians sports clubs to present their club activities, meet their new members and possibly recruit some more!

    Keynote Speaker, Richard Bevan (DB 1974-78), Chief Executive of the League Managers Association since 2008.

    A short precis of the speech by Tim Lamb (SH 1966-71), keynote speaker at last year's lunch can be found here.   

    The event will start with drinks at 12 noon, followed by lunch in Kingsland Hall.  

    The Sports Awards lunch is sponsored by the Salopian Club.

    Please contact Dianna Firmin at the Salopian Club office if you require more information or to book your place at the lunch.

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Sunday 18 May 2014

  • 10:15
    South West Lunch and visit to Hatch Court (near Taunton).

    Old Salopian South West Lunch at the Mount Somerset Hotel, Lower Henlade TA3 5NB, near Taunton including, at 10.15am, an exclusive visit to Hatch Court, Hatch Beauchamp TA3 6AA, one of Britain’s finest Georgian houses.  The stunning house and grounds are no longer open to the public so many thanks are due to Michael Peacock (Ch 1950-55) and his South West Committee for organising this attractive event. 

    Old Salopians, parents and anyone else with a connection to the School are all welcome to attend.  Invitations are about to be sent out to people living in the South West area.  Early booking - on receipt of invitation if possible - is advised, as numbers at Hatch Court are limited to 40.

    The hotel can accommodate up to 70 people for the lunch.  Pre-lunch drinks will be at 12.30pm.

    Guest List:  The guest list as at 7 April, is available to view here.

    Price: £30, including visit to Hatch Court. 

    Booking:  Please email Dianna Firmin (dafirmin@shrewsbury.org.uk) to book.  

    A booking form is available here.

    Payment:  By cheque made out to 'The Salopian Club' and sent to Mrs D A Firmin, The Salopian Club, The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.   

    Online payment is available here

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Friday 23 May 2014

  • 18:00
    OSFC Dinner and AGM (Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London EC1Y 4SA)

    Date:     Friday 23rd May 2014
    Time:     AGM at 6pm, Drinks at 7pm, Sit down at 7.30pm
    Venue:   The Cornwallis Room, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, 56 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA (nearest tubes: Moorgate, Barbican, Liverpool St)
    Cost:      £45 for 3-course meal and half a bottle of wine.

    Partners welcome.

    RSVP Richard McGarry at richmcg87@gmailcom or 07841 508056; payments can be made online or by cheque.

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Saturday 14 June 2014

  • 11:00
    Salopian Club visit to the Aegon Classic Women's Tennis Tournament at the Priory, Edgbaston on Saturday 14 June

    Old Salopians, Shrewsbury School parents and their family/friends are warmly invited to join the Birmingham and West Midlands Branch on Saturday 14 June at Edgbaston Priory to watch the Aegon Classic Women’s Tennis.

    The Branch proposes to buy 20 tickets.  Bookings will be taken on a strictly first-come, first-served basis and the event will go ahead if there is enough interest.

    The Tournament:  Attracts many of the top players (e.g. 2013 Wimbledon finalist and German Number 2, Sabine Lisicki, pictured, has confirmed that she will take place this year).

    Venue:   Edgbaston Priory Club,  Sir Harrys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2UZ

    Website:  http://www.edgbastonpriory.com/

    Ticket prices:  £36 for an adult, £10 for a student and £5 for children 16 and under (we are looking at getting discounted tickets

    Time:  Starts at 11am.

     Parking:  Off Sir Harry's Road, a map is available at: http://www.edgbastonpriory.com/contact/

    Meeting point:  The bar at the club-house.  The event is fairly informal so people can then do as they please during the day.

    More information: at http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/LTA-summer-grass-court-events/AEGON-Classic/

    Interested?  Please reply a.s.a.p. to Miriam Walton or telephone 01743 280 892.

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