Annual Dinner 2018 - Saturday 24th November

Every year at around this time the Dinner Sub-Committee (sounds quite grand but it isn’t really) huddle together to sort out menu/price etc. for the next annual get together and this has just been done. We hope that the food we decided to select will appeal to you – catering is by our good friend Dave Hughes of D.H. Catering who’s looked after us for a good few years now, and the price will remain as last year at 30.00 per head which we believe is excellent value. We hope we can persuade at least 80 of you to visit the College and share the day with us – 100 would be even better but it’s up to you.

Prior to the evening’s event we hold the A.G.M. in the Memorial Hall starting at 4.00 p.m. – your attendance would be appreciated if you can spare the time but it’s not compulsory. However it does help us make decisions on how the O.C.A. will be run in the years ahead and some of us are getting a little elderly now and would appreciate some younger ones taking over.

As usual the Dinner itself takes place in the Duckering Hall with a 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. start. The bar is run once again by Brian’s Mobile Bar who made such a good job last year, and will be open before the meal from around 6.00 p.m. and also afterwards, when we hope that some people will have time to stay and continue chatting to friends old and new.

The menu selected is as follows:-
Asparagus wrapped in Parma ham with a Hollandaise sauce.
Vegetarian option – Fanned melon with raspberry coulis.
Both with a fresh bread roll and butter.
Main Course
Beef in red wine (Bourguignon).
Vegetarian option – Brie, rocket and redcurrant filo bundle.
Both courses served with Dauphinoise potatoes and seasonable vegetables.
Eton Mess.

All followed with fresh filter coffee and mints and a shared cheeseboard and biscuits.

As is usual, the evening is open to all Old Collyerians (including governors, staff and current students) with their partners and friends and membership of the O.C.A. is not necessary.

If you are able to join us please send a cheque to cover made out to the Old Collyerians’ Association and send this to our Hon. Treasurer, Stewart Mackman at 23, Bens Acre, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH13 6LW. A full application form will be included in our Autumn Newsletter. We don’t send out tickets any longer but when booking please ensure you let us have your contact details (e-mail or telephone preferably) so that we can confirm the place/s booked back to you.

If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer this can be done to the following:-
Bank – NatWest, 47 Carfax, HORSHAM, West Sussex RH12 1FD.
Sort Code – 60 11 17 Account No. – 62146556.
If you do use this method of payment would you please confirm by e-mail that you have done so to Stewart on

If you should have queries of any nature or would like further details please contact me on We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and having an opportunity to share a few hours with friends old and new.

Derek Sturt