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.

Sports News

Old Haberdashers' Cricket Club

Thurs. 15th Oct, 7p.m.  -   OHCC Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner will be held at Lords as usual and the OHCC are honoured to be welcoming old boy, and Sky Sports statistician, Benedict Bermange, as the guest speaker.  In addition, a recent England Test Captain will be attending and it promises to be a great event.

Please contact Robert Clarke if you would like to be present:   robertc.clarke@btopenworld.com

Old Haberdashers' RFC

The 2015/16 league season continued on Saturday 3rd October with a double header for the 1st and 2nd XV at Hampstead. Unfortunately both sides lost. The 1st XV lost 26-12 and the 2nd XV more heavily 60-10. 

The 1st XV were slightly weakened in the pack and had a few people playing out of position in the backs. We looked dangerous for most of the game but were very inaccurate. They were a decent side with a good back row and scrum half and they turned us over a lot. We still created enough chances to be in the game but didn’t finish them and the scores we gave them came at crucial times and were a bit soft. In particular 2 tries in the first 10 minutes which they didn’t have to work for.

The 2nd XV ended with 13 men and ran out of resistance towards the end as the injuries took their toll.

The 1st XV dropped from 3rd place in the league to 7th, although both early runners (Harpenden and Hammersmith & Fulham) also lost which means the league is slightly out of synch at this point of the season, it will settle in a few weeks as form becomes more established. At the moment only 2 points seperate the top 7 teams. 

Next Saturday the 1st and 2nd XV play another double header away at Welwyn - all support is welcome. Welwyn are currently 3rd in the league, 1 point above us, but lost heavily to Hammersmith & Fulham in the first match of the season and have had two relatively easy fixtures since. We should be looking for a good win assuming we have a more representative side.

Our Past Players lunches at Croxdale Road will take place as follows :


Tabard - 24th October at Croxdale Road

Harpenden – 12th December at Croxdale Road


Old Fullerians – 9th January at Croxdale Road

Hammersmith & Fulham – 13th February at Croxdale Road

HAC – 16th April at Croxdale Road

OMT – 23rd April (St Georges Day!) at Croxdale Road

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.
  • 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: Saturday 10th October, 2015

Dr John Buckingham (1961 Leaver) - Passed Away August 2015

We have received the following information from John's daughter :


Old Haberdashers Association - Annual General Meeting - 2nd November 2015


 Old Haberdashers’ Association


Notice of the Annual General Meeting to be held ... more

Brian Sewell (OH 1949), art critic, author and columnist, born 15 July 1931; died 19 September 2015.

Brian Sewell (OH 1949), art critic, author and columnist, born 15 July 1931; died 19 ... more

OHA Classes of the 1990s - Reunion 9th September 2015

The reunion (organised by Andrew Tarpey, Oliver Harrison and John Wigley) was held at the ... more

Upcoming Events

Thu 15th Oct 15
OHCC Annual Dinner
Sat 17th Oct 15
OHA Lodge Ladies Lunch at the School
Tue 20th Oct 15
Retired Members Lunch at the OHA Clubhouse
Thu 22nd Oct 15
OH Ladies Lunch at the clubhouse
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