OHA Reunions

Welcome to our Reunions page.

We have many active reunions taking place each year, please take a look at whats coming up and look below for details of reunions past, and some interesting photos!

Reports on Reunion events are now being added to the Events Archive section of the website - follow this link and scroll down to see the reports and photos for recent events.

Reunions and Events

Date of Event
Year of Leaving
2011 1956

Reunion of 1948 "Joiners" - The Plough Pub, Enfield

In 2008, the late Roger Berwick conceived the idea of a reunion for the 1948 Westbere Road intake, to celebrate the passage of 60 years since we all joined the school.    

These reunions have continued, usually attracting some 20 OH from that era. This year’s lunch was held at The Plough pub in Crews Hill, Enfield and was organised by Brian Willcocks. 

Michael Heppner paid a warm tribute to Roger after lunch and it was resolved to continue to meet as both a tribute to Roger’s original initiative and because all concerned had a thoroughly good time!

Peter Vacher

PS others who were not in my group picture were Nick Godman, Michael Rose, Alan Mushin and me, of course!  

To see pictures of the event please head over to the gallery via this link

Link to photos of the 1948 Joiners Reunion

 2009 Leavers Reunion

A reunion for recent leavers from 2009 took place during the worst of the winter at the Clubhouse, despite the dire travel warnings around 20 hardy souls made it to Croxdale Road and swapped updates on their adventures and experiences since leaving the School.

1986 Leavers Reunion

60 boys and 25 girls who left their respective Haberdashers’ Schools in 1986 gathered at a bar near Liverpool Street Station and enjoyed a long evening of catching up. By chance they met a stone’s throw from the site of the original school in Hoxton.

1982 Leavers Reunion

A large group of 1982 leavers meet on a regular basis at the Freemason’s Arms in Hampstead. For more information contact the organiser Dan Schaffer.

1974 Leavers 35th Anniversary Reunion. Held at the School on 4th July 2009. For a resume of the event, click here. For event photos and some fabulous photos of School life taken in the late sixties/early seventies, click here.
1968 Leavers 40th Anniversary Reunion. Held at the School in June 2008.Around 70 people (Habs and partners, plus honoured guests) attended on a day blessed with excellent weather. Afternoon tea was followed by tour(s) of the School, pre-dinner drinks and a 3 course meal, a couple of short speeches, and final drinks. Many of the overseas travellers made a weekend of it with organised meals at local hotels on the Friday evening and a Sunday lunchtime visit to the School for Old Boys Day and the chance of a barbecued burger cooked by the Yeabsleys. Around 50 photos of the event were taken by Charlie Freeman and can be found here.
1995 Leavers Reunion. This was held at the Red House in Shoreditch on 25th June 2005. A web site for the event has been set up which can be found here. Photos of the event are to be added soon to the reunion web site

1975 Leavers Reunion. This was held at the School on 25th June 2005. A report can be found here. Around 40 photos of the event can be found here.
1998 Leavers Reunion. This was held at the Abacus in London on 2nd February 2005. Thanks to Nick Edelman we have 27 pictures, some slightly out of focus, that suggest a good time was had by all...particularly by Mr Berger!

1984 Leavers Reunion. This was held at the School on 12th June 2004, for both male and female leavers from that year. Simon Gresswell has put together an entertaining web page, including picture gallery, which can be found here.

1974 Leavers Reunion. Held at the School on 26th June. Photos here 
1973 Leavers Reunion. Photos and a video of the 1973 Leavers Reunion that took place on 27th June 2003. The video is 3.5 MB in size - only download if you are very patient or, preferably, have a broadband connection.

  Old Lags Lunch. These lunches take place every 6 to 8 weeks at the Clubhouse. Here are photos from the June 2002 lunch.
  Annual Dinner of the OHA. Here are photos from the 2002 dinner.
1968 Leavers Reunion. Probably the largest reunion to take place to date with well over 100 participants. Organised from New York. Memorabilia from the reunion has been transferred in 2004 onto this web site and can be found here.

Reunions are proving popular and have worked particularly well when held at the School. If you need help organising a reunion contact Martin Baker.

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