Old Felicians Lunch, Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames – Wednesday 12 April 2017.
On the 12th April 2017 a splendid lunch for Old Felicians took place in a private dining room overlooking the river at the renowned Leander Club at Henley-on-Thames. Guests were warmly greeted from noon with a glass of Leander pink champagne and canapés and after Fran D’Alcorn said the Old Felicians’ Grace which had been specially composed by Canon Fitch, Chaplain of Saint Felix School from 1951-1970, a delicious lunch followed starting with fresh English asparagus, then duck marinated in honey and thyme and ending with Eton mess. The table floral decorations of yellow and white flowers echoed the school’s colours and before each place setting was an individual posy of sweet smelling hyacinths and yellow roses tied in a green ribbon on which was printed in gold the school’s motto: Felix Quia Fortis.
The event had been efficiently organised by Rosemary Scott and many thanks are due to her for making it such a very special occasion. OFs had travelled from Suffolk, West Midlands, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, London, Berkshire, Dorset and Lancashire to renew friendships and remember years spent at Southwold. We were particularly pleased that Phoebe Lloyd was able to come as she had been at school during the war years, first at Tintagel and then Hinton St. George and was then recruited to work at Bletchley Park, we were fascinated to hear her stories.
Those attending were: Fran D’Alcorn (Former Headmistress), Rosemary Scott (Lobban, Somerville 1961-66), Jean McArthur (Clarke, Somerville 1946-50), Phoebe Lloyd (Tyler, Fawcett 1938-43), Anne Froom (Charlesworth, Clough 1959-63), Lyn Kennedy (Noel, Clough 1960-64), Jayne Tracey (Forsythe, Gardiner 1950-57), Lizzie Strowlger (Roberts, Fawcett 1952-61), Liz Scott (Myers, Somerville 1961-66), Claire Weldon (Gessler, Somerville 1961-65), Carol Kershaw (Warford, Fawcett 1947-54), Caroline MacMillan (Hayward, Fawcett 1954-60) and in attendance Colin MacMillan, chief chauffeur and photographer.