Our first social event of the 2017-18 Year was the reunion at the Travellers’ Club in Pall Mall.
The Travellers’ has become the established location of our London Dinner, and naturally is an elegant setting as one of the premier London social institutions in the heart of Westminster’s clubland.
We enjoyed on arrival a Champagne reception before proceeding upstairs to the old-world ambience of the Library. A group of more than forty individuals comprising Old Crosbeians and guests sat down to a sumptuous Dinner which were served with discreet efficiency by the Club’s staff.
It may be invidious to name one attender, but I must record that our Past President, Lt Col Harrison Cail, who left in 1939, travelled up to London to support the Dinner.
It was then for us to set to work. I had the honour of proposing the Toast to MTS, and I took the opportunity to update members on the Old Crosbeians’ support for MTS projects, our mentoring of those still at School and recent leavers, plus our ability to help Staff liaison with our MT kindred Schools. The response from Deputy Headmaster Bob Simpson was extremely witty and erudite, as well as informing members about the School’s current projects.
Darius Ferrigno, always supported by his wife Elizabeth in this work, organised an evening which ran like clockwork. Darius rounded off the formal part of the evening by in his customary way listing a host of “apology reasons” for the absent friends whom he then toasted.
We then adjourned downstairs to catch up with one another over drinks.
Jeremy Myers, OBA President