The 37th Old Williamsonian Club Annual Veterans’ Luncheon 2020


Last year’s event was another roaring success so in keeping with the old adage, why change a winning formula, we have not.


The meal will be a similar format and I am delighted to report we have the same caterer, so I am sure it will be delicious; to be enjoyed rather than endured!


The Date and time


12:15 for 1:00 on Wednesday 15th April 2020.


The Venue


The Clubhouse/pavilion at the School.


The Format

Formalities will be kept to an absolute minimum thus maximising the time for conversing with old friends.   


By popular demand, there will be a seating plan this year so please ensure you complete the section at the end of this notice stating with whom you would like to be seated and I will do my utmost to accommodate your wishes.


The Cost


I am delighted to inform you that the cost will be £20 per head.


The Menu


Asparagus soup


Roast topside of beef with Yorkshire pudding

Seasonal potatoes & vegetables


Lemon meringue pie & cream


Cheese & biscuits


Coffee & mints




Other Details


  • If you wish to have a vegetarian or other food allergy alternative, please indicate on your booking form.

  • In keeping with the precedent set last year, the Veterans’ Luncheon is now open to any Old Williamsonian aged 55 and over; guests, which may include spouses or partners (also aged 55+), are welcome.

  • If you wish to attend, please complete the form below and send it to me as soon as possible.  Payment is required with booking.  If you want a confirmation of your booking either enter your email address in the space below or enclose an SAE so that I may return the booking confirmation. If you wish, and this is much easier for me, you may pay for tickets by electronic transfer into Club’s account for which the sort code is 40 36 35 and the account number 01144715.  If you choose this method, please let me know.


Last word


We are restricted to a maximum of 65 attendees.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so you will need to get your application in as soon as possible.


The cut-off date for ticket applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 8th April 2020 – there will be no extension!


Yours sincerely



Ian McLeod

Chairman, Old Williamsonian Club



Please reserve me ______ seats for the 2020 Veterans’ Luncheon for the guests listed below. I enclose my cheque in the sum of £________ made payable to the Old Williamsonian Club. I have transferred the sum of £______  to the OW account.  (Delete as appropriate).


My name ______________________   Years at School __________________________ 


My email address_________________________


Names of guests ________________________________________________________________



I/we would like to sit with






Booking confirmation –


I confirm ___ seats for the 2020 OW Veterans’ Luncheon have been reserved for__________________


Ian McLeod___________________      Date_______________________________________

OW Hockey Club

75th Anniversary Dinner

To celebrate the Old Williamsonian Hockey Club’s 75th season, we are holding a special, celebratory end of season dinner on Saturday 18th April at the Corn Exchange, Rochester.
We would be pleased to welcome as many people as possible including current and former playing members, members of the Umpires Association and other friends of the club together with their partners and families. We hope it will be an excellent evening with live music and great food in a stunning venue. It will be a chance to catch-up with old friends to celebrate the Club’s past and look to the future.
The menu will be:
Sweet Potato Soup & Stem Ginger Mascarpone
Roasted Stuffed New Season Saddle of Lamb & Roast Lemon & Thyme Cornfed Chicken
served with
Roast Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Chocolate Brownie, Hazelnuts, Salted Caramel, & Balsamic Strawberries
Vegetarian, Vegan and other dietary requirements available upon request
Our Chairman, Neil Thompson, looks forward to welcoming you and your guests from 6.30 p.m. for a 7.00 p.m. sharp sit-down. The dress code is smart, with black tie preferred. The ticket cost is £40.
Please RSVP no later than 30 March to
noting any special dietary requirements and/or seating requests. Juniors may attend aged 13+.
Payment of £40 per person to be made to the OWHC account:
Account Name: OWHC
Sort Code: 60-21-02
Account Number: 77034120
Any questions can be directed to The Club Secretary via email: or via telephone: 07595 293277
Kind regards,
Charlie Smith
Old Williamsonian Hockey Club Secretary