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OBGS AGM discusses Centenary plans for 2026

9 Nov 2023

The OBGS hosted their AGM at the Royal Thames Yacht Club earlier this week.  It was a fantastic evening supported by Old Bradfieldians across the generations, from the youngest  - Angus Creighton (H 15-20) - and then we won't go as far as to mention the oldest member… but the OBGS counts newly appointed President of the 1850 Society David Wright (E 48-53) and many members of the 1850 Society amongst its ranks.

There was keen participation from all members on the busy agenda, led by OBGS President and former Warden Martin Young (C 59-64). Items included preliminary discussions on the celebration of the centenary of the Club in 2026, the strategy to take the club to victory in the revered Halford Hewitt competition - this is itself celebrating its centenary in 2024 and plans for 2024 tours.

Tim Rhodes (C 64-68) and James Strang (C 64-69) have been nominated as leads on the preparations for the centenary and are shortly due to visit Bradfield to take these discussions forward. Whilst at the College Tim will also continue to collate archive materials on the club's history. The College will be celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2025, so it will be a great opportunity to link in the OBGS centenary celebrations with this.

This year it is Mike Jones and Jamie Gallagher who are heading the preparations for the Halford Hewitt and it was fantastic that so many younger members of the HH team attended the AGM.

Discussions are ongoing for the 2024 Summer Meeting to take place at The Point at Polzeath, owned by OBGS member Jeremy Davies (G 76-81) and the biennial tour, due in 2025 will be headed by OBGS Captain, Jeremy Cooke (G 64-69) and is likely to visit Dorset

The Club has also undergone a technical makeover, with all Club data now being stored within the Bradfield Society online platform, cutting out separate website management costs and also bringing it into GDPR compliance. It's early days yet, but online registration for events seems to be working well and the Bradfield Society looks forward to continuing to develop this club capability.

Many thanks should go to Andrew Shilton (C 73-78) for coordinating events, George Burne (A 48-53) whose membership allows the OBGS to host their events at the Royal Yacht Club, the venue itself for the superb meal and also the late Peter Slot whose legacy supplied the wine for the AGM.

If you are an Old Bradfieldian and interested in joining the OBGS do take a look at the OBGS page on the Bradfield Society online and if you have any additional questions do contact the Club Secretary, Andrew Shilton on

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