Rye College witnessed a deafening noise on Saturday 3 October, it was a noise of nostalgia and reminiscing from former students of RGS and RSM who attended schools in the 1960’s. For some, if was the first time they have returned, others had returned before but had travelled many miles to be at the event. Graham Alcock had travelled from New Zealand. Guests arriving during the first hour enjoyed tours of the college courtesy of Executive Principal Ann Cockerham and her team of senor students.
A two course buffet was then enjoyed, but through it all the conversation flowed continuously leaving the music of the 60’s playing a mere whisper in the background.
And then it was over, all too soon. The general consensus was that another should be arranged in 3 years time.
The evening was a huge success and there have been some wonderful messages of thanks received since. Not only was it a wonderful reunion as this is the main ethos of the Rye Old Scholars but a worthy fund raiser which boosted funds of the association by £1,400.
Thanks to all the ROSA Committee and for the Rye Academy TRust for allowing us to use their facilities.
Until the next time. Richard Moore Chairman Rye Old Scholars Association.
Rye Old Scholars was formed in 1929 and annual bulletins have been produced and circulated all over the world ever since. Due to rising costs an electronic version is now created as well as the still popular hard copy. If you are a Rye Old Scholar and would like to know more please email [email protected] .com for a complimentary bulletin.
First Published in “Rye’s Own” November 2015
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