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. 

The latest issue of the OHA Electronic Newsletter was sent out on 19th August, if you didn't receive a copy please contact secretary@oldhabs.com. A copy can be downloaded from the Newsletter page on the website - please follow this link.

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 lost narrowly to Hammersmith & Fulham on 13th December, the opponents defence held out resolutely to deny Habs the victory in the final quarter. The result was 16-20. The result pushed us down from 6th to 8th place in the table of 12 teams having played 11 and won 5. The clubs in the middle of the table are seperated by just 3 points so our results in the next month could push us up to 4th or 5th place. The next fixture is away to mid-table rivals Hamsptead on 20th December.

The 2nd XV have now played 9, won 5 and lost 4. A great win on Saturday 13th December at Letchworth 10-17 was achieved with 14 men following last minute drop outs.

The club enjoyed the traditional Christmas Carols evening on Saturday 13th December, followed by karaoke, a hog roast and a night bus into town for more revelry.

Follow this link to see the 2014-15 fixture list.


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.


Latest News

NEWS: Monday 22nd December, 2014

David Keith Wray OBE (1968 - 1975) - Passed away 21st November 2014

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of David Keith ... more

OHA Quiz Night and Hot Buffet 21st November 2014

The roaring log fire and convivial surroundings ensured a very enjoyable evening once again.

Sixty one ... more

Old Haberdashers' Past Players Lunch 22nd November 2014

Over 80 people squeezed into the clubhouse for a Past Players Lunch with the theme ... more

Old Haberdashers Remembrance Day at the School 7th November 2014

The lives of Old Haberdashers' lost in conflict were remembered at the Old Haberdashers' War ... more

Overseas Visitors - Warwick Beaman and Jerry Gibb 1st November 2014

The rugby club were delighted to welcome overseas visitors Warwick & Linda Beaman from Calgary ... more

1970's School Rugby Reunion - 22nd November 2014

47 former school rugby players and coaches from the 1970's were reunited at the OHA ... more

Upcoming Events

Sat 17th Jan 15
OHRFC Past Players and Supporters Lunch
Sat 7th Feb 15
OHRFC Past Players and Supporters Lunch
Tue 24th Feb 15
Retired Members Lunch at the OHA Clubhouse
Thu 26th Feb 15
OH Ladies Lunch at the clubhouse
More details

Get in touch

We want to hear from you

Don't forget to register your details with us here