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.
School 1st XI v Merchant Taylors at Lords 24th June
An excellent day, apart from the result (lost by 7 wickets). We lost the cricket but won the party as over 100 OH enjoyed meeting old friends over a few beers. Some hadn't met for over 50 years so it was a wonderful opportunity to reminisce. A longer report will follow but here are a couple of pictures for now - please send me copies of your own pictures if you took any. Here is a link to the photo gallery where you can see these pictures and others that have been added.
Old Haberdashers' RFC
The 1st XV ended the season with a narrow win over fellow high flyers Harpenden, the final score was 35-28. A classic game of two halves with OH dominant in the first half with the wind and slope and Harpenden coming back strongly in the second half with the same advantage. The win moved us into 4th place with Chiswick and Hammersmith & Fulham retaining their 2nd and 3rd places as they also both won their last match.
The 2nd XV finished 3rd in the Merit Table behind Letchworth and Tring. In the Knock Out competition they lost narrowly in the first round (46-40) to Hertford in an open, high scoring match. They played Hertford 3's again in the final of the Plate Competition on 25th April, they pleyed really well but lost narrowly 25-26. Winning some silverware would have been a great end to a good season for the 2's who were a credit to the club.
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.
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.