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19 November 2018
It was a full house this year for the Annual OA Dinner, with 118 guests taking their places for a very enjoyable evening.

The drinks reception and pre-dinner concert in The Wells Centre got the evening off to a great start, with students and OAs demonstrating a variety of musical talents. Many thanks and well done to the students -Joon Han (M2012-Present), Seul Han (P2013-Present) on violin and viola, James Gray (L2017-present) who played the electric organ, which was a gift to the School from John Apthorp (P1949-53) and Jemima Wax (P&R2015-Present) who accompanied herself on the piano to a song she composed. Congratulations also to Alice Erman (P2005-12) for her solo singing performances and the lovely duet with Vicki Garson (P2010-12). This popular aspect of the event is an excellent way to highlight the benefits an Aldenham education and may become a regular aspect of the event.

The Dining Hall looked resplendent in red and black, with poppy displays, prepared by Paul Spencer (aka Potts) (CR1985-Present), to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. This was not a sombre occasion though and as the guests took their places the air was filled with friendly chatter, until heads were bowed for the School Grace, expertly delivered by Robin Chaventre (M1949-52).

A delicious three course dinner was served and thoroughly enjoyed, judging by the empty plates. Afterwards the Headmaster, James Fowler welcomed OAs back to Aldenham and commented on the warm and friendly atmosphere of this annual get together back at the School. He was particularly delighted to see the wide mix of ages from 18 to 96, with everyone getting on so well and enjoying themselves. He then invited Geoff Furber (SHO1970-74) to address the gathering as the founder of Ripple Africa, a charity that Aldenham has developed a valuable partnership with over the last ten years.

Ripple Africa was also represented at the dinner by Liz Furber, Nikki Luxford and special guest, Force Ngwira. Force is the Country Director and a finalist in the Tusk Conservation Awards for 2018. Between them, Geoff and Force gave an insight into the work they are doing to protect the environment and improve lives in Malawi through the charity.

The President of the OA Society, James James-Crook (M1968-72), finalised the proceedings by thanking everyone involved in the organisation and success of this event and other OA activities throughout the year. He also expressed his appreciation to all those who have supported the valuable OA Mentoring programme and he encouraged others to share their life experiences through this scheme if they can. He emphasised that the recently updated OA Society website is an excellent way to keep in touch and to follow the latest news from the School and the OA Society.

The date for the Annual Dinner 2019 will be announced in the New Year and we can look forward to another grand affair.
18 October 2018
Geoffrey Prall (SHE1936-40) and Philip Osmond (P1938-43), were both present at the Consecration of the Aldenham School Chapel on 8 October 1938 and they were special guests at the 80th Anniversary celebration held on Monday 15 October 2018. Other guests included the Chair of Governors, Trevor Barton (K1971—75), President of the OA Society, James James-Crook (M1968-72), two former school Chaplains, The Revd Canon Andrew Stead (CR1994-2013) and The Revd Dan Bond (CR2007-11), Archdeacon Jonathan (Archdeacon for St Albans and an Aldenham school governor). The Rt Rvd Dr Alan Smith, the Lord Bishop of St Albans led and preached at this wonderful celebration.

The service started with a hearty rendition of Lord of the Years, after which The Bishop welcomed everyone to this special service. The Headmaster gave a brief history of the School Chapel, reminding everyone that this is the third School Chapel and is still at the centre of our school community. The Junior Choir gave a wonderful rendition of Sing of the Lord’s Goodness. Trevor Barton read the same Bible passage that was read at the original service, (Matt 22:34-40), about the Greatest Commandment.

One of the highlights of the service was when two of the youngest pupils, Head Boy and Head Girl of the Junior House, Martineau’s, led the OAs, Geoffrey Prall and Philip Osmond out of the Chapel. Seeing the time span of the Chapel represented in this way was particularly moving.

To see more pictures taken at this event go to the Event Galleries page.
08 October 2018
Sadly the death of David Male (P1942-46) at the age of 88 has been reported by his brother-in-law, James Evans (B1946-51). David who passed away on 4 October was an Aldenham Scholar, a keen sportsman representing the School in Cricket XI, Hockey, Fives and Tennis becoming Lawn Tennis Champion in 1947.

A significant supporter of the School, David was a Governor of Aldenham School and, during his tenure as President of the OA Society 1986-89, he officially opened the Sports Hall in 1988 and we shall be thinking of him at its 30th Anniversary on 12 October.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held at 12.00 noon on 28 November, at St. Michael’s Church, Inkpen, Berks. RG17 9DS.

A full obituary will appear in the OA Review 2019.

On behalf of the OA Society, our sincere condolences are conveyed to all his family.

James James-Crook

President, OA Society
24 September 2018
The latest issue of the OA Review is now ready for distribution. Please make sure that your postal address on the OA Society database is up to date if you want to receive a hard copy of this annual magazine for members.

If you are happy with an electronic version of the publication, this will save postage and enable funds to be used on other things. Please contact the Development and OA Office with your preference.

Happy reading and do get in touch with your news for the issue 47.
12 September 2018
Field Marshal The Lord Vincent of Coleshill GBE KCB DSO, Richard Frederick Vincent SHE1945-50, who sadly passed away on 8 September after a long illness was one of the most distinguished OAs.

After National Service, Richard Vincent became a full time soldier with the Royal Artillery initially serving with British Army of the Rhine. He then served with the Commonwealth Brigade in Malaysia during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation. He commanded 12th Light Air Defence Regiment in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, for which he was awarded the DSO, and later commanded 19th Airportable Brigade. He went on to be Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in the late 1980s and then Chief of the Defence Staff in the aftermath of the Gulf War. He subsequently became Chair of the Military Committee of NATO in the mid-1990s.

He was ennobled in the 1996 Birthday Honours, being created a life peer and retired from the House of Lords in 2016. He was Chancellor of Cranfield University. For many years Richard Vincent was a Governor of the School and on his retirement from the Board was made an Emeritus Governor. He was also an inspirational Past President of the OA Society. His portrait hangs in the School Dining Hall. Details of a Memorial Service will be available on the OA website in due course.

On behalf of the OA Society, our sincere condolences are conveyed to all his family.

James James-Crook

President, OA Society
20 August 2018
Thanks to Nick Holt’s efficient organisation, not to mention his local influence as a member of Aldeburgh Golf Club, 9 OA golfers met on a glorious sunny Tuesday at noon. After a light(ish) lunch, two foursomes matches set off to face the challenge of the linksy Aldeburgh course with its rather unfriendly gorse but with lovely views of the Alde river estuary.

We all met up in the evening at the Wentworth Hotel where we dined well and set about severely depleting their stock of Chablis before retiring to a comfortable B&B owned by another Aldeburgh member.

Wednesday morning was cooler with a fresh sea breeze – welcomed by some but not by those with a slice, controlled or otherwise – and two more foursome matches set off. To nobody’s astonishment, there were winners and losers (see below) but Paul Yule and Neil Melvill were the only players to win on both days so many congratulations to them.

We finished our Mini-Tour with a two-course lunch in the beautifully refurbished clubhouse. This gave us the strength to face the journey home to various parts of the country such as Worcestershire, Norfolk and London or around the M25 to Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. Everyone agreed that it had been a first class Tour.

Thanks to Nick and Hanc Aldenham!

Ian Eggleden

Hon Secretary

Here are the individual results.

Tuesday

PH Yule + CJ Thwaites beat I Wilson-Soppitt + PV Bailey

ND Melvill + RJ Buckley beat DWS Hayes + IR Eggleden

Wednesday

PH Yule + IR Eggleden beat I Wilson-Soppitt + RJ Buckley

ND Melvill + NO Holt beat DWS Hayes + CJ Thwaites
31 July 2018
Sadly we have been informed by his widow, Anne, that Nigel Edward Lambert FOXELL (B1945-49) passed away on 23 July 2018. After leaving Aldenham, Nigel went up to Exeter College, Oxford where he read English Language & Literature and was awarded the Laurence Binyon Prize in 1954. A noted poet and writer, Nigel was the author of five novels including Sardinia without Lawrence and One Father's Justice.

The funeral will be held at 3pm on Monday 13th August at St Michael's Church, Amberley, West Sussex BN18 9NA.



For catering purposes, should you decide to attend, please notify James James-Crook by 9th August

email: jamesjamescrook@hotmail.co.uk
16 July 2018
It could have been us!

This was a year when we might have reached the Final of all 3 age categories but somehow the final putts just would not fall in the hole.

Roger Cooke (B1952-56) and Jeremy Irwin (SHO1954-58), as defending champions of the Bunny Millard Salver (for players over age 75), reached the Final again. They took the match against Downside to the 18th hole but just missed out on what would have been another famous victory.

In the Peter Burles Salver (for players over age 65) we reached the Semi Final of the Plate competition and narrowly lost to Felsted with both matches going to the 18th hole. In fact, all 6 matches went to the 18th apart from one which we won at the 16th hole.

In the Mellin Salver (for players over age 55) we won a memorable 1st Round match against Lancing with Steve Lewis (B1970-75) and Ian Wilson-Soppitt (P1958-61), our President, winning at the 21st hole. We had to face Haileybury in the 2nd Round and although the Yule brothers, John (SHE1966-71) and Paul (SHE1969-74), won their match (after winning in the 1st Round as well), we just couldn’t get the second point we needed.

It was a wonderful week and we did really well. My thanks to the players for all their sterling efforts in maintaining and enhancing the reputation of our great School.

Hanc Aldenham!

Ian Eggleden

Hon Secretary
18 June 2018
It was a glorious day and OAs turned out in force again for OA Day on Sunday 10 June ’18.

This year Kennedy’s hosted a reunion and we were also celebrating 25 years since the opening of the first Martineau’s House, which now shares the building with Kennedy’s.

There were over 100 guests at the event which included a full day of reflection and renewal of friendships for those who had lost touch with one another. New acquaintances were also formed over the welcoming refreshments in The Wells Centre, a drinks reception in Martineau’s (formerly Kennedy’s) and a delicious curry lunch in the Dining Hall.

The sun shone throughout the afternoon as people dispersed to watch the Fives Festival and the John Dewes cricket match. Tea was served in the Pavilion before the gradual departure after a great day, with promises to keep in touch and meet again.
27 April 2018
A total of 43 guests gathered at The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton, Nr Stroud, for a very enjoyable lunch on Wednesday 25 April 2018. The venue was recommended by Nick Hall (K1962-67) and it was perfect for the occasion. Set in the heart of Minchinhampton Common the restaurant had unrivalled views of the Cotswolds, overlooking the five valleys.

The party started at 12 noon with drinks on arrival, and an hour to meet together, for some it was for the first time in many years. A tasty three course lunch was accompanied by much laughter and interaction between friends, sharing memories and personal stories.

The Headmaster addressed the crowd and updated them on life at Aldenham today. He gave a clear picture of how the School continues to thrive and provide an environment that the current students obviously enjoy. The success stories he shared included an historical victory, by the Under 15 football team, of winning the Independent Schools Football Association Cup in March '18, the golf team playing in the Independent Schools Golf Association Matchplay final in April and a recent weekend when Sixth Form students cared for and entertained a group of severely disabled children, very ably and with great empathy. He highlighted the excellent outcome of the latest ISI Inspection, which took place in December '17 and also a report in the Good Schools Guide, which describes our current pupils as among the happiest they have met.

After lunch there was still more convivial chatter before most guests departed and some prepared for an overnight stay at the venue, with no doubt more reminiscing throughout the afternoon and over breakfast.
05 April 2018
Congratulations on a good effort to all OAs who took part in The Halford Hewitt this year.

Founded in 1924, this popular tournament is competed for today by the old boys of 64 English and Scottish public schools which each field five foursomes pairs, making 640 competitors in all. The sheer size of the "field" - plus the hundreds of supporters who routinely turn up - is part of what makes the "Hewitt" a unique sporting event. The tournament has a rich history, frequently pits average golfers against famous internationals, and produces moments of golfing pressure simply not experienced by amateur players elsewhere.

Many thanks to Ian Eggleden (SHE1958-63) for preparing a full report on the OAGS performance, which is posted below.
12 March 2018
Our rising golf star Matt Wallace (L2002-08) has won his second European Tour event, beating Beef Johnston in a playoff.

He nearly won at the 72nd hole when he hit a huge second shot over the water to the 18th green, but then sadly 3-putted so a playoff with Beef ensued. They played the 18th again and Beef laid up with his second shot so was 3 on the green. Matt then sent another big shot on to the green just 15 feet from the hole. Beef then went for his birdie but lipped the hole so ended with a par and left Matt with 2 shots for an epic win.

Fantastic, well done Matt.

Hanc Aldenham
30 November 2017
It was a great pleasure to welcome 85 guests back to Aldenham for the Old Aldenhamian Society Annual Dinner 2017.

This was a very special occasion, as Geoffrey Prall (SHE1936-40) turned 95 on the day. He celebrated by bringing a large cake, adorned with the Aldenham School crest, to share with everyone.

Before the meal there was musical entertainment to please every ear from the age of 17 to 95, no easy feat with all the different musical genres there are. The evening kicked off with drinks and electric guitars, followed by a bit of Beethoven. These pieces were brilliantly played by three current students who impressed the gathered audience with their skills and confidence. Alice Erman (P2005-12) then took the floor for a wonderful repertoire of show songs. She was joined by Vicki Garson (P2010-12), for a rendition of ‘For Good’ from Wicked, a most appropriate piece for a reunion of friends. The session ended with a couple of Christmas songs and a little audience participation. It was a great way to get everyone in the mood for fun.

The Dining Hall was decked out in McGill’s colours at the request of the new President, James James-Crook (M1968-72). The School Grace was said by John Edwards (B1946-51). The three course meal was excellent, judging by the clean plates and contented faces around the tables, when service was complete.

Guests were invited to wish Geoffrey Prall a very happy birthday and he was presented with a gift from the School by the youngest person present, Head Girl Phoebe Altman (P & R 2011-17).

The Headmaster was the Principle Guest Speaker and he focused on the changes in the School since Geoffrey Prall was born in 1922 and when he was at the Aldenham 80 years ago. He invited Geoffrey to speak about his experience, which was spellbinding; the boys had just one bath a week, wore grey woollen socks that needed to be darned regularly and Geoffrey didn’t see his father, who was in the RAF, for over 2 two years, after being dropped off at the School at the tender age of 13. The guests were in awe of this gentleman who told a story of being selected to play the part of Portia in The Merchant of Venice and then bumping into to the Master who had appointed him in that role, when he was in the Navy during the war, walking down a street in Sydney. He finished by commending the Headmaster and the Governors in all that they have done to bring the School to the place it is today and enjoying great success, he is obviously proud to be an OA.

The President took the microphone to address the gathered crowd, offering congratulations to the Aldenham Fives Club and in particular Andrew Rennie (M2006-13), for becoming Regional Champion recently. He is the first OA to have achieved this title. He welcomed members of the OA Golf Society who were out in force and the newly formed OA Choir, encouraging others to support their plans to sing at a variety of venues next year.

This was another very successful OA event and there is room for more to attend next year, so book early if you can!
13 October 2017
The latest issue of the OA Review is now available for members to download from the Publications section of this website.



Congratulations to Lydia Chapman (P2010-12) as the new Editor of this publication, which includes news and views from OAs worldwide, along with reports about events and activities at Aldenham and beyond. Make a note of dates of forthcoming events, in particular the Annual OA Dinner on Saturday 25th November '17.

Lydia is keen to involve as many OAs as possible and engage all ages through the magazine. In this edition she includes a fascinating insight into the lives of OAs who work in a variety of arts related fields. This section will be developed by the School as a careers document for current students and further input from OAs in the Arts would be welcome. Next year and new focus will prevail and once again OAs will be invited to contribute.

Hard copies of this excellent magazine will be sent soon.

Please ensure that your address details are up to date or let the Development & OA Office oas@aldenham.com know if you are happy with an electronic version

Log in to download a copy of this magazine.
05 October 2017
Chris Arkell (B1946-52 & CR1962-93) sadly died on Thursday 14th September '17.

Chris had a long association with Aldenham, as a pupil he was a School Prae, House Captain and Head of School. He joined as a teacher of Modern Languages in 1962, was a Tutor in Paull's House, became Head of Modern Languages and finally the 2nd Housemaster of Kennedy's, a position he held for twelve years. Another important role he played was as Commanding Officer of the CCF, arranging several memorable expeditions. As an Honorary OA, Chris also served on the Old Aldenhamian Society committee and was elected Vice President in 2001. His last visit to the School was in May 2015 for a special lunch for Beevor's boys 1946-51 and he also visited in 2013 with his wife Jenny to see the new development of The Wells Centre.

The Aldenham Community was suitably represented by current and former staff as well as OAs at a thanksgiving service in Tring Church on Tuesday 26th September. At the family's request, bright flowers were worn to celebrate a great and well respected man.

Chris will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Tributes came pouring in from OAs including this one from Peter Boorman Headmaster 1974-'83.

"Was there ever such devotion and loyalty to a cause?

"Chris respected everything that Aldenham represented. He learnt the value of discipline very early in his schooldays and he carried that high expectation through to his teaching and especially as Housemaster of Kennedy's House.

I recall him saying that everyone associated with the School must accept the whole package in toto. Chris certainly did and he brought with him a very firm belief in the values of strong Christianity. Chapel was the centre of things. He so fully agreed with that much loved member of Staff, David Wallace-Hadrill who once preached that Chapel could be likened to the hub of a wheel, from which everything in the school flowed just like the spokes.

He also had plenty to tell me about another sermon of David's concerning St Paul and St Peter, the one a pragmatist, the other a strict law man.

"I had good reason to be thankful to Chris when in the 70s the Bursar and I were faced with extraordinary problems. Inflation and Bank Rate both over 20%, then Lord Houghton awarded a 33% pay increase to teachers, announced just before Christmas in my first year as Headmaster, backdated to the previous April. John Perry, Bursar, and I knew we just could not pay it in full, there being only a 5% increase allowed for in the Budget.

Chris, unlike many other members of staff, understood our situation and was very kindly and quietly reassuring in conversation with me. I was immensely grateful to him for that.

"Yes, he and I had our "run ins", but he seemed to take my arrival quite stoically; I must have represented a great change from my predecessor Paul Griffin. At King's School Canterbury where I served for 15 years before arriving at Aldenham in 1974, I was happily of the opinion that a blind eye was useful in many disciplinary matters. One day at Aldenham I came across one of the best boys in the school having a smoke behind the sheds. I took no action. Chris got to hear of this and reacted. Flood gates were discussed! But we parted in good odour. I never thereafter allowed any Kennedy's boy to "get away with anything"!

"We also fell out when Phil Goff, Chaplain, asked me to make Ash Wednesday Chapel voluntary. I agreed. Chris along with Mike Hetherington, another dear man, was really quite upset.

"I feel content referring to such incidents in the certain knowledge that Chris was a true and committed Christian, with a good sense of humour. He seemed never to hold on to any grievance. All differences were quickly forgotten. He was kind, generous of manner, a polite, considerate and charming man whom I respected greatly.

"Many boys in Kennedy's have very good reason to be grateful to him and his charming wife who oversaw Kennedy's so successfully.

"I am sorry that I have been unable to attend the Thanksgiving Service especially because there is so much for which to be thankful.

"It is interesting to me that this service is being held in the same Church as that for John Woodrow, a great friend and schoolboy contemporary.

"Two remarkable men who will be sadly missed, but their examples remain for us to follow."

Peter Boorman Headmaster 1974-'83
22 June 2017
The sun shone over Aldenham in more ways than one on Sunday 11th June 2017.

The weather was glorious and smiles wide, as 149 people gathered from all over the World, for OA Day and a Paull’s House reunion.

Travellers came from Singapore - Dr Michael Vatikiotis (SHE1971-75), America - Harry Hedaya (formerly Murtaza Hidayatallah) (P1981-85), Bulgaria - Duncan Wallace (P1963-66), Switzerland - John Miller (P1971-75) and Germany - Carola Neuhaus (P2005-06), as well as from Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Cambridge and the Home Counties.

The OAs present ranged in age from 18 to 94, with Philip Osmond (P1938-43) being the oldest ‘Pauline’ on the day.

As Paull’s has been an all-girls House since 2009, all old girls had been specially invited to the reunion. It was a particular delight to welcome Masume Hidayatullah (P1980-82), who was among the very first girls to come to Aldenham as Sixth Form students in 1980. The occasion also marked the next stage of development in girls’ education at Aldenham, as Ridings will become a girls’ day house in September 2017.

Still the majority of Paull’s OAs are men however and the guest profile reflected this, some returned to Aldenham this year for the first time since they left as teenagers.

After coffee in The Wells Centre, which many remembered as the Tuck Shop, and an opportunity to visit Paull’s House, a thanksgiving service was held in Chapel. This was followed by drinks in Paull’s House garden and then a delicious Lunch in the Dining Hall.

In the afternoon, as the sun continued to blaze, guests enjoyed the beautiful school grounds and gathered for tea by the cricket Pavilion, where the John Dewes match was in full swing.

A selection of delightful pictures taken on OA Day is available to view in the Event Galleries.
19 May 2017
Lots of smiles and happy chatter were the order of the day on board the Restaurant Ship Hispaniola for the Aldenham Regional Lunch in London on Wednesday 17th May '17. This event attracted a great turnout of OAs and former staff, aged between 23 and 85. There were - 49 people in total and guests shared memories and heard from the Headmaster about how Aldenham continues to thrive. The OA Society President took the opportunity to thank members for their continued support to both the School and their alumni organisation, which enables them both to flourish.

Pictures taken on the day are available to view and download in the event Galleries and on the OA Society Facebook page.
12 May 2017
In summer 2016, when Tim Collings (SHE1963-66) met the Headmaster at the Independent Schools Golf Championship final at St Andrew’s, he suggested a regional OA gathering in Scotland. This was a great idea as it had not been done before and reunions have been held much further afield.

Robert Lloyd-Taylor (M1980-84) offered to host the event at Broomhall Castle Hotel, a Baronial style mansion near Stirling, which Robert runs with a friend. The date, 28th April 2017, was chosen as it was a bank holiday and an exeat weekend at Aldenham, providing an opportunity for guests to take a short break north of the border, after enjoying an evening with the Headmaster and OAs at this Caledonian gathering.

Invitations were sent to all OAs who are known to live north of Manchester and acceptances came in from as far north as Sutherland. The newly elected President of the OA Society travelled up from West Sussex to join the party.

Everything went according to plan and Broomhall Castle provided a very warm welcome, a splendid venue and an excellent meal.

It was lovely to have a private space to meet friends and make new acquaintances from Aldenham. The School Grace was impressively recited by Tim Collings before dinner, which was very much appreciated by us all.

Some guests spent the night in the Castle and after breakfast fond farewells were bid, for Auld Lang Syne!

Haste ye back – As a small group of Sixth Formers from Aldenham will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2017, there will be another opportunity for a get together in Scotland later this year. The performance will be at Greenside @ Infirmary Street and support from the Aldenham community will be very much appreciated.
21 March 2017
At the OA Society AGM on Thursday 16th March 2017 Neil Sutherland (B1966-70) handed his role as President of the OA Society to the newly elected James James-Crook (M1968-72).

Neil took up the post in 2010 and in his seven years of service he achieved a great deal by bringing OAs together through events, the Mentoring programme, a dedicated website and regular communications.

James will now lead the Society and oversee the Committee on behalf of the members. In an introductory letter to OAs James said:

"I shall do my upmost to continue the dedicated work of my predecessors with the common denominator being Aldenham School. I very much look forward to meeting as many OAs as possible at forthcoming events,

"Founded in 1902, the Old Aldenhamian Society, with Sir Samual Wilks FRS as President and Edmund Beevor, as Secretary, aims to keep a register of the addresses of past members of the School, maintain a means of communication between the School and OAs; the Society also enables OAs, through their Committee, to take united action in any matter concerning the interests of the whole body and to arrange for Aldenhamiana , now the OA Review, to be sent to each member and to organise an Annual Dinner.

"Some other notable Presidents of the OA Society have included Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster, GCVO (M1870-79) who served as Lord Chancellor under Asquith; General Sir Richard Gale, KBE DSO MC (SH1911-13) whom I recall interviewing in 1972 for an article in The Aldenhamian and Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO (SHE1945-50).

The most notable achievement of the OA Society to date was the construction of the School Library as a War Memorial in memory of OAs and Aldenham teaching staff who gave their lives in the First World War."
14 March 2017
WOW! Aldenham Fives Club players beat Oxford University 3-0 to win the Eton Fives Association Trophy on Sunday 12th March 2017.

Well done to Darshan Patel (R&K2006-12), Graham Pulsford (M1971-75), Rubel Mallik (B1996-2003) , Andrew Rennie (M2006-13), Josh Rose (B1994-99), Mark Blundell (not an OA) and Mike Hughes, Eton Coach.

A full match report with pictures can be found at Eton Fives Association
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