Monday, 19 March 2018

2018 Reunion - initial report

What an excellent reunion with another good turnout! (despite the deteriorating weather!). Thank you to both of our super guest speakers for rounding off the day. Thanks also to AGE UK for their MAJOR contribution to the success of the day. Good to see so many retired staff in attendance (in no particular order Baxter, Burrows, Mann, Lawrence, Lawson, Hutchinson, Childs, Rudge and Povoas). Photos and report to follow. Spare a thought for our founder Dennis and wife Stephanie making the round trip from Wales with a wagon load of memorabilia
Here's the arrival of a most welcome guest, Doc Burrows, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday 
 


CLICK/TAP HERE for a few photos from the lens of former pupil Mike Ratcliff
and CLICK/TAP HERE for a few from one of our guest speakers Dr John Sweeney
​and CLICK/TAP HERE for several from John Offord

Thursday, 4 January 2018

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CITY BOYS EX-PUPILS & STAFF PRE-1976

2018 REUNION

January 4th  2018

Dear Fellow Wyvernian,

You are invited to the twenty first CBS Reunion, full details below. Please RSVP as soon as possible. You may be unable (or simply not wish) to attend, if this is the case please tell me. You can e-mail, phone, write or text, so communication should not be a problem. Thank you.

DATE Saturday March 17th 2018

VENUE Clarence House, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PJ (The former school building)

TIME 11.00am - 3.45pm

PRICE £13.00 to include lunch, or £6.50 entry only. Please note that lunch MUST be booked in advance..  Age UK have asked us to pre-order the meals.  Please see the menu below, and send me your choices along with your cheque.  Make a note of what you have ordered, you will have forgotten by March!!!

BAR We are arranging our own bar facilities again. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available

GUESTS Wives, friends and partners are welcome. Entry is free if they do not require lunch, but £13.00 if they do. We have held the price from last year.

AGM As usual there will be a brief AGM, when you will be given the opportunity to make comments.

PARKING There is no parking on site, but multi-storey car parks can be found nearby.

MEMORABILIA  We will be exhibiting some of the school memorabilia, along with a selection of panoramic photographs.

GUEST SPEAKER   To be announced, we are waiting for one of you to volunteer!!  Contact me if you would like to speak to a friendly crowd!

RAFFLE The raffle is popular, and a good way of raising funds. If you could bring something as a prize that would be great. Chocolates, wine, toiletries - anything really. It is a good way to dispose of those unwanted Christmas presents!

PAYMENT Please make cheques payable to Wyvernians and post to Mr D J Duggan, Rock Cottage, Brook Street, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. SY21 7NA

CONTACT DETAILS Telephone 01938 555574 or 07804 520730 E-mail djduggan@supanet.com

Menu

Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas,

Chicken Curry and Rice

Steak and Kidney Pie, Potatoes and Vegetables

Cheese Flan and Trimmings (Vegetarian Option)

 Puddings

Apple Pie

 Fruit Crumble

Trifle

Tea or coffee

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Friday, 24 November 2017

CBS Reunion 2018

A date for your diaries folks....

Our 21st Reunion will take place on Saturday 17/3/18.

Venue the Great Hall in the old school building on Humberstone Gate (Now Age UK's Clarence House).

Fuller details will be given out after Christmas


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Saturday, 18 March 2017

2017 Reunion - first report

After lunch, musical chairs before the talks.
Far left John Lawson and in the orange jacket
 our good friend Trish Kenyon (Actor Joe Melia's sister).
Many thanks to Roger Povoas and Bob Childs
for volunteering their time to entertain us.

WOW! What a turn out for this year's special 20th reunion! Everyone attending received a commemorative coaster as a gift (see below) and were entertained by talks from ex-pupil Roger Povoas & retired teacher Bob Childs. The coasters could be put to the test on the day either from the complementary tea & coffee or at the honesty bar. (Anyone wanting to purchase a coaster (price £2 + p&p) can email cbsleicester@gmail.com). On sale this year were Bob Childs' book about the history of the school post 1976 plus a new publication from our treasurer Brian Screaton, detailing the long-forgotten Thurnby Court (anyone who missed the chance to purchase a copy of Brian's well received book can still do so online at www.thurnbycourt.blogspot.co.uk)..

Thanks once again to all at Age UK for excellent catering & ensuring that the day ran smoothly.
A full report should appear in the next OWT.

Our commemorative coaster
that all guests received on the day
 
 
Thanks to all the photographers who helped to record this special event:
 
CLICK/TAP HERE for the official collection taken by John Offord
 
CLICK/TAP HERE for a few photos from the camera of Rich Wakefield & posted to his Facebook page
 
CLICK/TAP HERE for one from Chris Pyrah
 


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Who's booked to attend 2017?


CLICK/TAP HERE for the current register (as at 15/3):-

 
- but growing by the day!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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WYVERNIANS

CITY BOYS EX-PUPILS & STAFF PRE-1976
2017 REUNION
January 4th 2017
Dear Fellow Wyvernian,
You are invited to the twentieth CBS Reunion, full details below. Please RSVP as soon as possible. You may be unable (or simply not wish) to attend, if this is the case please tell me. You can e-mail, phone, write or text, so communication should not be a problem. Thank you.
DATE Saturday March 18th 2017
VENUE Clarence House, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PJ (The former school building)
TIME 11.00am - 3.45pm
PRICE £13.00 to include lunch, or £6.50 entry only. Please note that lunch MUST be booked in advance..  Age UK have asked us to pre-order the meals.  Please see the menu below, and send me your choices along with your cheque.  Make a note of what you have ordered, you will have forgotten by March!!!
BAR We are arranging our own bar facilities again. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available
GUESTS Wives, friends and partners are welcome. Entry is free if they do not require lunch, but £13.00 if they do.
AGM As usual there will be a brief AGM, when you will be given the opportunity to make comments.
PARKING There is no parking on site, but multi-storey car parks can be found nearby.
MEMORABILIA  We will be exhibiting some of the school memorabilia, along with a selection of panoramic photographs.
GUEST SPEAKER   To be announced, we are waiting for one of you to volunteer!!

***STOP PRESS*** - Retired teacher Bob Childs and ex-pupil Roger Povoas (1956-64) both booked (a new double act?)

SOUVENIR   Everyone attending will receive a special gift to mark the milestone of twenty successful reunions
RAFFLE The raffle is popular, and a good way of raising funds. If you could bring something as a prize that would be great. Chocolates, wine, toiletries - anything really. It is a good way to dispose of those unwanted Christmas presents!
PAYMENT Please make cheques payable to Wyvernians and post to Mr D J Duggan, Rock Cottage, Brook Street, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. SY21 7NA
CONTACT DETAILS Telephone 01938 555574 or 07399 464482 E-mail djduggan@supanet.com
Menu
Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas,
Chicken Curry and Rice
Steak and Kidney Pie, Potatoes and Vegetables
Cheese Flan and Trimmings (Vegetarian Option)
 Puddings
Apple Pie
 Fruit Crumble
Trifle
Tea or coffee
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

CBS 2017 Reunion

Our 20th Annual Reunion will be on Saturday March 18th 2017 at Clarence House.

 Invitations will go out after Christmas, meanwhile you might like to make a note of the date. We hope there will be a good turnout for this special occasion!