Hammy Sparks OH dinner speech

Hammy Sparks delivered an excellent and moving speech

If you missed the 50th anniversary old Hodgsonites dinner you can read the text of the speech that Hammy delivered.

Hammy Sparks reading dinner speechI never wanted to be a Housemaster and I never expected to be asked to be one.  When Peter Attenborough invited me to succeed Bill Aitken in Hodgsonites I said ‘No’.  He gave me many reasons why he thought I would enjoy the job and asked me to go away and think about it, which I did, eventually agreeing to his request.

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Images of Old Hodgsonites 73-76

Simon Perutz has kindly assembled stunning collections of images from his time at Charterhouse:

These are located on the photo sharing website Flickr in four libraries. There are all well worth a visit to gain a flavor of the House and School before the New Houses were in use.

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Plays at Charterhouse 73-76

School building and New Houses construction 73-76

People at Charterhouse 73-76

Enjoy and thanks to Simon.

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OH Dinner 2013

A fantastic evening at The Charterhouse in the City of London to celebrate the 50th OH dinner.

This week we saw 78 people gather for the OH dinner held in the grand setting of the The Charterhouse.

The short AGM resulted in a change to the officers of the association:

Neil Harding (’79) is now Chairman, Simon Allen (’74) is Treasurer, Robin Ferguson (’75) remains Secretary, post of Auditor is not yet filled, Lord Wakeham remains President.

Full report and photographs to follow.

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50th Anniversary Old Hodgsonites Dinner

was held at Old Charterhouse in London on Tuesday September 17th 2013.

See images from the evening.

Location and timing:

  • 5.30pm Chapel Service will be taking place (Optional)
  • 6.00pm -Historical Tour of the Old Charterhouse guided by the Master Charlie Hobson (Optional)
  • Reception 7.00pm – Great Chamber
  • AGM in the Great Chamber 7.30pm
  • 7.45pm – Dinner in the Old Library + after dinner drinks
  • 10.30pm Carriages

Sutton’s Hospital
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6AN