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.
Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, born September 25 1939, died January 21 2015
Lord Brittan was one of our most distinguished Old Boys, he left the School in 1956. Please follow this link and scroll down to 1956 to read his obituary. The picture was taken as he spoke at the OHA Annual Dinner in 2010.
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.
Old Haberdashers' RFC
The 1st XV beat old rivals Old Merchant Taylors on 17th January by 16 - 3. The game got a bit bogged down in the mud but it was great to record just our 9th win against the OMT's (out of 51 matches). Almost 50 past players and guests sat down to lunch before the match and it was a very enjoyable day.
The next match is on 31st January when we play bottom of the league Hemel Hempstead away.
The next home match is against the HAC on 7th February - again preceded by a past players lunch, if you are interested in coming to the lunch please let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd XV have now played 12, won 7 and lost 5. They lost narrowly on 17th January away at Hertford by 20 - 17. They have ended the season in 3rd place in the league and now move onto the Play Off matches to determine the final place in the league. The first play off match is on January 31st away to 2nd placed Letchworth. They play the 4th placed side (between Hertford and Hampstead) at home on February 21st and the 1st placed side (Tring) at home on March 7th. The finals will be on March 21st.
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.
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.