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Winchester Lunch 2024

50 years of Bradfieldians come together
Lunch at Brasserie Blanc
Lunch at Brasserie Blanc

Six years since our first Winchester Lunch back in 2017, we had a most wonderful group get together this year at Brasserie Blanc in Winchester on Friday 8 March 2024. 31 Bradfieldians attended spread over many generations from the Class of 1950 to the Class of 2000; 50 years of Bradfieldians all at one lunch in Winchester is quite an achievement.

The restaurant provided a wonderful three-course menu this year including Cheese Souffle to start, Applewood Smoked Pork Ribeye or Herb-crusted Lamb Roulade for main course and Black Cherry and Dark Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Everyone enjoyed the food tremendously this year and some said that they thought the choice of venue was first class.

The most senior table included Peter Short (G 47-50), Michael Seymour (H 54-60), Robert Cooper (C 57-62), Peter Chrismas (E 58-63) and Jonathan Clark (A 58-62). Paul Huxley (E 60-66) joined the lunch for the first time, alongside Henry Wilson (B 59-64), Gus Ullstein (H 60-65), Nicholas Smith (G 65-69, Tom Espley (A 69-74) and regular guest Chris Jenkins (B 63-68). The Class of 1975 had a good turnout too with Tim Gardner (F 70-75), Richard Kinder (G 70-75) and Chris Bentley (F 71-75) on a table with Julian Spencer (D 70-74), James Croser (H 71-76), Jonathan Jesty (E 72-76), Mark Butler (F 73-77) and B House contemporaries Tim Farmiloe and Russell Kelly (B 73-78). Those Bradfieldians from the 1980s and 1990s included Hillsiders Edward Boydell (F 77-82), Derek Smith (F 77-82) and Andrew Sellick (F 79-93), contemporaries Christopher Bailey (F 82-87) and Tom Mallinson (A 82-87) who are also getting a 1987 table or tables for the London Lunch, friends James Polansky (B 88-93) and Aaron Stewart (A 88-93) and our youngest Bradfieldian guest Will Barrett (F 95-2000).

Guests as always enjoyed catching up with old friends and were interested to hear from the Headmaster Chris Stevens who spoke eloquently about the College today to the assembled group after the lunch. Chris Jenkins even noted wistfully the pleasure he felt in meeting contemporaries of his own offspring at the lunch and said "And so it goes on ... generation to generation".

For anyone keen to meet their contemporaries again in the name of Bradfield, our next lunch date will be the London Lunch on Friday 17 May to be held in Mayfair at the Lansdowne Club. We hope you may like to join us or bring a table of your friends and more information about the lunch and to register please follow the link here


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