Welcome to the Old Haberdashers' Association

This website and its development is funded by the W R (Nobbly) Tanner Memorial Fund in recognition of his contribution to the OHA over many years and to continue his work in communicating with OH around the world. 

Your annual OHA Membership subscription is due on 1st May. New Member subscription rates are £20 per annum (by Direct Debit only) for the first three years and thereafter are payable at the standard rate. Standard Rate Subscriptions are currently £50 per annum or £30 per annum if the member resides more than fifty miles from Borehamwood.

If you don't already pay by Direct Debit please take the time to download the form via this link and send it to the Treasurer. If you prefer to pay by cheque please send it to the Treasurer in good time. For the avoidance of doubt the OHA Treasurer is Dr John Wigley, 13 Marshal's Drive, St Albans, Herts AL1 4RB.

Sports News

Old Haberdashers' RFC

The 1st XV notched up a huge 90- 7 win on Saturday against 8th placed Staines (a large and well organised club with a proud history in league and cup competitions). 

The next league match is away at 2nd placed Hammersmith & Fulham on Saturday 28th March – we lost narrowly to them in December (16-20). They had a good result on Saturday beating league winners Harrow 13-30. I’m not sure how much should be read into that result as Harrow have already won the league and have some injuries to key players. We are still 3 points behind them in the league and now 2 points behind Chiswick who drew 33-33 with OMT on Saturday.

The 2nd XV opposition (Hampstead) scratched on Saturday leaving them without a match. They finished 3rd in the Merit Table behind Letchworth and Tring. The Knock Out completion starts on Saturday and they are due to play 5th placed Hertford in the first round, which is followed by a semi-final and then a final if they get through.

The win gave us another bonus point victory (4 tries scored). We remain 4th in the league having played Played 20 Won 13 and Lost 7, on 68 points including 16 bonus points – a win is worth 4 league points. We are now 2 points behind the 3rd placed Chiswick and 3 points behind 2nd placed Hammersmith & Fulham. We are level on points with 5th placed Harpenden but above them due to superior points difference. We play Hammersmith & Fulham (away) and 5th placed Harpenden on the last two league weekends of the season. So everything to play for as we aim for the end of season Promotion Play off’s and the prospect of a return to London One North.

Please follow this link to download your copy of the 2014-15 Handbook, containing results, fixtures, list of officers and two great articles from the President and “from the touchline”.

About the OHA

The OHA has a long and successful history (since 1888) and enjoys close, friendly links with the School. One of its principal aims is to encourage members of the OHA in all parts of the world to keep in touch.  Its main activities include: 

  • Social Programme:
    the OHA organises a wide and diverse social programme including musical entertainments, wine tastings, visits to interesting venues, galleries, theatres etc, University socials, a black tie Annual Dinner at Haberdashers’ Hall, regular lunches for retired members, close links with school CCF activities. Event locations vary from the School and OH clubhouse to central London and regional venues.
  • Networking:
    connecting Haberdashers in similar professions or with similar interests (e.g. the City, medicine, media) through events, talks, directories & informal contacts.  The OHA also works with the School to enable boys to benefit further from the expertise and knowledge of the diverse community of Old Haberdashers, for example through careers advice and work experience opportunities.
  • Reunions:
    Year group, anniversary and regional reunion events
  • Sports:
    Active and successful Cricket, Rugby and Football clubs (based at its Borehamwood sports ground) and Golf and Rifle societies which field regular teams in league and cup competitions. Informal matches have been organised for other sports e.g. Hockey, Tennis & Water Polo. There is an OHA sports day at the school in the summer when OHA cricket teams play against the school at various levels.
  • Involvement in School events. These include the annual Remembrance Day CCF parade at the school where the OHA President lays a wreath on the OHA war memorial.
  • Communications:
    Members receive regular e-mail newsletters and a substantial annual magazine with news and features on Old Haberdasher and School events and achievements.
  • Charitable Activities:
     There is a Haberdashers' Aske's Lodge and an OHA Benevolent Fund.

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Sat 11th Apr 15
OHRFC Past Players and Supporters Lunch
Tue 28th Apr 15
Retired Members Lunch at the OHA Clubhouse
Thu 30th Apr 15
OH Ladies Lunch at the clubhouse
Wed 27th May 15
OHA Annual Dinner at Haberdashers Hall, Smithfield
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