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OWBA Social at The Bull and Bear: Saturday 2nd March

Elma Rushe thought it a grand idea to have an informal gathering of old pupils and staff of West Buckland School and we agreed wholeheartedly! So, whatever era you were

OWBA London Reunion: Thursday 9th May

We are expecting a good crowd for the OWBA London Reunion in May.                             Join us at

OWBA Golf Day: Thursday 25th April

A Message from Mike Hannaford (56-64F) “Please put the date in your diaries…… The Ellesborough Cup, skilfully won by Chris Phillips last year is the prestigious prize for the victor.

The Exmoor 2019

The Exmoor 2019 **shudder** Its that time of year again folks! Please mark Thursday 4th April in your diaries for this year’s Exmoor Run. More details to follow shortly….

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate

The annual Phoenix Debate between the OWBA and the Sixth Form was held on Friday, 16 November. Former president of the Society, Harry Palmer, returned and teamed up with Reverend

OWBA Social at The Bull and Bear: Saturday 2nd March

Elma Rushe thought it a grand idea to have an informal gathering of old pupils and staff of West Buckland School and we agreed wholeheartedly!

So, whatever era you were at WBS, all are welcome to join us for a drink (or two) at the Bull and Bear, Barnstaple.

Let’s see where the night takes us (Barum Takeaway for some hardy souls) … we suspect there may still be some Fever Divas out there!

To help with numbers please let us know if you will be joining us.
We will update the list below regularly.

RSVP: [email protected]

OWBA London Reunion: Thursday 9th May

We are expecting a good crowd for the OWBA London Reunion in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us at The Carpenter’s Arms at Seymour Place for an informal get together of past pupils, teachers and friends of WBS.

To add your name to the growing list RSVP: [email protected]

OWBA Golf Day: Thursday 25th April

A Message from Mike Hannaford (56-64F)

“Please put the date in your diaries……

The Ellesborough Cup, skilfully won by Chris Phillips last year is the prestigious prize for the victor. In past years Ellesborough has provided us with an excellent day’s golf and I do hope you are able to join us whether as a player or for lunch.

The date is Thursday, April 25th 2019 with coffee/tea and bacon rolls served from 0800 in the Clubhouse.

 

 

Our first tee is 0845 and a 2 course lunch will be available from around 2.00 pm.

The cost will be £65 for players, £22 for those joining us just for lunch.”

Please contact [email protected] 01598 760188 for further details

The Exmoor 2019

The Exmoor 2019

**shudder** Its that time of year again folks! Please mark Thursday 4th April in your diaries for this year’s Exmoor Run.

More details to follow shortly….

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate

The annual Phoenix Debate between the OWBA and the Sixth Form was held on Friday, 16 November.

Former president of the Society, Harry Palmer, returned and teamed up with Reverend Sutcliffe to take on Molly Muir and William Wardle.

The house overwhelmingly voted against the motion

“It should be an offence to offend someone.”

However, when it came to the speeches themselves, Miss Muir and Mr Wardle, who argued that it should be an offence to offend, won in a landslide victory of 55 to 5 votes.

Many thanks for both sides on an exciting and thoughtful debate.

 

Last Chance to Book for the OWBA V WBS Phoenix Society Debate

Last chance to book…

Ever wondered what happens at a Phoenix Society debate?
All are welcome to join us on Friday 16th November for the third OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate

The motion:
“This house believes it should be a criminal offence to offend someone”
(OWBA Opposing)

This lively and entertaining evening begins with the debate in the 150 Theatre followed by a carvery supper in the Karslake hall.

Tickets are priced at just £12 and FREE to current Sixth Formers

Bookings made by contacting the OWBA office, e: [email protected] t: 01598 760188

Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque for £12 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer:
Bank: NatWest
Name: Old West Buckland Association
Account Number: 06112129
Sort Code: 55-50-29
Ref: (your name)PH

Tickets can also be purchased Online via Ticketsource (small booking fee applies)

Final Numbers: You are very welcome to pay on the door but in order to assist with catering numbers, please let us know if you plan to join us by Wednesday 14th November.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Very best wishes
Monica Carter-Burns
OWBA/Foundation Office

OWBA Trip to the Battlefields: Pictures

Here are a selection of photos from the OWBA trip to the Battlefields

The Ypres Salient

Arras and Loos

The Somme

 

Our grateful thanks to Chris Allin and Andy Keech who brought the stories of our West Buckland Boys to life.

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate Friday 16th November

Ever wondered what happens at a Phoenix Society debate?

Join us on Friday 16th November for the third OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society debate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion:

“This house believes it should be a criminal offence to offend someone”

(OWBA Opposing)

This lively and entertaining evening begins with the debate in the 150 Theatre followed by a carvery supper in the Karslake hall.

Tickets are priced at just £12 and includes a carvery supper.

FREE to current Sixth Formers

Bookings made by contacting the OWBA office

e: [email protected] t:01598 760188

Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque for £12 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer

 

Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)PH

Tickets can be purchased Online (small booking fee applies)

 

 

 

Tom Hitchins Lunch: Saturday 17th November

We do hope that you can join us at The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch on Saturday 17th November.

Event: The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch

Time: 12 for 12.30

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018

Address: Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, PL4 0TW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu: Here is a copy of the menu return form options for lunch. Please indicate your choice by Friday 9th November.

 

Raffle: We shall be holding a raffle after lunch and any additional contributions of wine or chocolates would be gratefully received. If you would like to donate a small prize please bring it along on the day.

 

If you have not already made payment for the lunch and would like to attend, you can do so by either sending a cheque for £30 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer

 

Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)TH

 

For those travelling from North Devon we are hoping to provide a minibus, spaces will be limited. Please do let us know if you would like to join us on the bus.

 

Directions to RWYC

 

If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01598 760188 and we shall be very happy to help.

 

 

Very best wishes

 

 

 

 

Monica Carter-Burns

Communications & Events Officer

 

Christmas Jazz Night: Friday 7th December

We hope you can join us for another fabulous evening, courtesy of the immensely talented West Buckland Jazz Band.

Event: WBJ Christmas Jazz Night
Date: Friday 7th December 2018
Venue: High Bullen Hotel
From: 7pm until 11.30pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual. Black Tie optional.

We have already been inundated with table bookings but there are still a few tables and individual tickets available, if you hurry!

To reserve your place, please email [email protected] or call 01598 760188

Tickets are priced at just £30 per person which includes a three-course meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment can be made by either sending a cheque for £30 per person (made payable to West Buckland School Foundation) or by making an online transfer to:

Bank: Clydesdale Bank
Sort Code: 82-64-23
Account No: 70025785
Please include the reference Jazz followed by your name.

 

Alternatively, bookings can be made via Ticketsource (small fee applies)

Dietary requirements: Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we shall ensure that the kitchen is aware.

Overnight Accommodation: High Bullen have very generously offered us a special rate of £45pp based on two people sharing a double room (twin where available) on a B&B basis.

To book accommodation, please call High Bullen on 01769 540561 and say that you are with the West Buckland Jazz evening at the point of booking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me: [email protected]

Monica Carter-Burns

Foundation/OWBA Office