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.
I am very sad to report that Basil Flashman (former Prep School Headmaster) passed away in the early morning of 5th March 2014 following a short illness. More information will be posted in the near future.
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.
Reunion of Geographers – the School have agreed to support the event that Harry Hyman (1974), John Rolfe and Ashley Kent suggested, we are hoping to announce the date shortly. It will hopefully take place in the Spring Term 2014. If you studied Geography at university and are interested in attending then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive more details in due course.
Old Haberdashers' RFC
Saturday 1st March - the 1st XV lost 5-44 to Colchester who pulled away in the second half. The 2nd XV match was cancelled as the opposition couldn't raise a side.
Saturday 8th March - the 1st XV play away at North Walsham and the 2nd XV play at home in a re-arranged cup tie versus Tring.
Follow this link to see the 2013/14 fixtures for the 1st and 2nd XVs.
Follow this link to the News section of the OHRFC website, you will need to register before you are able to access the 2013 - 14 match reports.
To download or print a copy of the 2013-14 OHRFC Fixture Card and Brochure follow this link.
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.
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.
Year group, anniversary and regional reunion events
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.
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.