|6165: OBFC 50th Anniversary (05/09/2018)
|In September 1968 we celebrated the Bancroft RFC (Formerly Old Bancroftians’ Football Club, founded in 1894) move to Buckhurst Way with a week of rugby, formal presentations and much consumption of Greene King AK & IPA. John Hasselgren has written an article for the OBA Newsletter, so I won’t spoil his thunder by copying it here, but I may later in follow up emails.
We plan to hold a celebration lunch at Buckhurst Way on Saturday 20th October to honour this anniversary and I hope as many of you as possible can join us to make it a very special occasion. I propose to have an informal buffet lunch, as I have always found the most enjoyable part of these occasions is moving round the groups and catching up with old friends over a beer or two. For those OBs with great stamina, it follows the Annual Dinner at the school on Friday 19th which I also plan to attend
There will also be a 1st XV Fixture against May & Baker, Kick off 3 o’clock, so we can discuss the evolution of rugby over the last 50 years and, obviously, how much better it was in the “good old days”.
Please save the date in your diaries. Practical details are that the bar will open at 12, finger buffet from 1 o’clock, rugby to watch from 3 o’clock, and who knows what after the game. Lunch cost will be £15 and the logistics of collecting this in advance is too much for me to handle, so if you tell me you are coming along, I trust you to turn up or cough up.
Please let me know if you intend attending, preferably ASAP so you don’t forget.
Please pass this on to anyone you are in touch with who has been connected with the rugby club in the last 50 years, and may wish to join us.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 20th and, in the meantime,
Best wishes and regards to all.