Dave Pollard Memorial Lunch 2015

On Saturday 10th October over 90 Wandsworthians gathered again at Imber Court to enjoy The Dave Pollard Memorial Lunch and to watch the Wales vs Australia Rugby World Cup game.

Les Herbert, the Secretary of the Trust, welcomed everyone and announced that several Old Wandsworthians had sadly passed away since we last met – Wilf Finbow, Barry Smith, Sheldon Whitesman and Michael Mitchell. He also thanked Alan Bone for once again making the arrangements for this to take place. Alan sent his apologies for not attending; sadly he was unable to come along due his wife being ill in Brussels, “Every one wished them well”.

Les highlighted the Dinner Dance in celebration of the Trust’s 20th anniversary which is to be held in Kingston on Saturday 14 May 2016. Tickets are limited and are being offered at £60 each, two for one offer at present. The dress code for this key event is strictly Black Tie.

Les also drew the prize draw for those that have signed up for the monthly direct debit fund raising  scheme – Chris Brown (one of the Trustees) was the lucky winner and he donated his winnings for the good of those present by putting the winnings behind the bar. A very popular decision!

Chris Brown took the opportunity to thank Les for all his hard work in researching and making the war memorial unveiling so successful, which many present had attended. He also highlighted the work of the trust and announced that since being formed the Trust had distributed over £212,000 in grants.

The rugby held less interest than usual which allowed many to have a longer catch up with old friends and the evening ended after much fun, storytelling and laughter. The following photos show all the Old Wandsworthians and Guest having a great time. Spot the table with a total age of nearly 800 years and the average age of 77!!

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Trustee Chris Brown, entertaining Choir member Ray Pritchard

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Michael Sparkes enjoying a quite drink with Noel Alex

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Peter Rossi (Too much red wine!)

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Senior Table – nearly 800 years between them, John Pinnock, John Totham, Roy Taylor, Peter Pierce, Tony Watts, Ian Maclean, Ian Stevenson, (nearest to front)

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Kevin Holland (Smiling)

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Phil Clements, John Sullivan, Tom Pitchley next to his father Colin and Uncle Dave

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Front – Bob Bell, Femi Oresanya, Dave Arnold, Rear – Tony Arnold, Bryn Stocker, Andy Brown, Alex Whiteman

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Standing up at the back, we have Peter Brown, Femi and Andy Carter. With Martin Dickson giving the thumbs up!

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Norman Sheppard having a laugh with Tony Long

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Springer & Toners having a man hug!

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Busby, Herbie, Plum, Toner, Pratt & Le Duke

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Telly Tubbies

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