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 rugby club ran a successful 7's competition at the School on Saturday 19th July and enjoyed a fantastic Mardi Gras party in the evening back at the clubhouse.

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: Wednesday 1st October, 2014

Robin Matthew (1949 leaver) Died 27th September 2014

It is with great regret and sadness that I have to report that OH stalwart ... more

OHRFC Fixtures 2014-15

Please follow this link to open a fixture list for the ... more

New Photo Gallery - 1940's School Photos

A new photo gallery has been uploaded with photographs provided by Rex Harris of the ... more

Michael Kustow (1957 leaver) died 29th August 2014

It is with sincere regret that I have to announce that Michael Kustow (1957 leaver) ... more

Upcoming Events

Sun 5th Oct 14
Jazz on Sunday - a lunch with Peter Vacher
Fri 17th Oct 14
Trafalgar Day Dinner
Tue 21st Oct 14
Retired Members Lunch at the OHA Clubhouse
Thu 23rd Oct 14
OH Ladies Lunch at the clubhouse
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